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Thursday, August 10
 

11:00am

Beyond Library Walls: Diversity Initiatives in Library Schools Create and Teach Students the Importance of Providing Nurturing and Inclusive Leaning Community
A panel of faculty and alumni members who serve in an advisory role on diversity and inclusive Initiatives for Library and Information Science Programs will discuss progamming, recruitment and retention services.

Outcomes:

To offer diversity and inclusion initiatives to support LIS professional ethics and values.

To offer LIS students , faculty and staff ideas on how to be recognized for their contributions to diversity and principles of community.

LIS staff and faculty will feel encouraged and supported to participate in diversity training opportunities.


Speakers
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Gerald Holmes

Reference Librarian & Diversity Coordinator, University Libraries, U.N.C. at Greensboro
Gerald Holmes serves as a member of the Libraries’ administrative faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Gerald led the creation of the Libraries’ Post MLS Diversity Residency Program and its Diversity Committee. His research interest includes diversity issues... Read More →
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Em Claire Knowles

Assistant Dean, Simmons College
Dr. Em Claire Knowles serves as the Assistant Dean at the Simmons School of Library and Information Science in Boston, MA. In this role, she is responsible for student affairs and alumni affairs. She oversees the role of the Diversity and Inclusion fellow, and works with approximately... Read More →


11:00am

Books, Babies, & Boomers in the Big City: Issues of Work-Life Balance for Urban Librarians
Balancing personal responsibilities with an ever-growing list of professional responsibilities is likely perplexing for many academic librarians. For urban, tenure-track academic librarians, achieving a suitable work life balance may be the key to meeting their scholarly obligations and reaching a greater level of career success. This presentaton will highlight the major findings of a study on work-life balance, share successful strategies for practicing librarians, discuss some of the specific challenges for minority populations, and offer workshop participants an opportunity to share their own strategies for executing workplace flexibility through benefits and policies.

Speakers
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Dr. Kimberley Bugg

NYC College of Technology - CUNY
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Tamara Townsend

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Long Island University
Librarian & Archivist. Reference and Instruction Librarian at Long Island University Brooklyn.


11:00am

Creating the Sustainable Library: The Triple Bottom Line Approach
It is critical that libraries not only survive but that they thrive. Embracing triple bottom line sustainability helps better weave the library into the fabric of the community, campus, or parent organization. It also moves the discussion of sustainability beyond just the environment to also encompass financial and social (e.g. workforce, community) sustainability.

Audience engagement will be achieved with real-world table-top discussions interspersed throughout. Participants will leave armed with three things to improve organizational survivability/sustainability. Participants will receive a copy of Shaffer's 12 steps, as well as leave with their three sustainable goals for their library. Shaffer embarked on this study as there was no similar research existing in the library science field, despite it being crucial to the long term survival of libraries. The findings are the result of his doctoral dissertation research, and are being used in a how-to book, to be published by Libraries Unlimited in early 2018 titled Creating the Sustainable Public Library: The Triple Bottom Line Approach.



Moderators
avatar for Shannon D. Jones

Shannon D. Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon’s career in libraries spans 20 years. Currently, she is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In this role, Shannon assumes leadership for all aspects of the library including strategic planning, budgeting, technology integration... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Gary Shaffer

Director, MMLIS Program, University of Southern California
GARY SHAFFER is director of the ALA-accredited master of management in library and information science program at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and assistant dean and director of USC Libraries’ Center for Library Leadership and Management. He... Read More →


11:00am

Libraries and Literacies are One and the Same: Empowering Adult Learners' through Information Literacy
The College of New Rochelle (CNR) is in the midst of an initiative to support student success by addressing the needs of the whole student. This initiative is funded through the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) First in the World (FITW) grant. The potential role of librarians as mentors for supporting undergraduate research has not been investigated in depth, despite the fact that librarians play a key role in supporting undergraduate research. The study incorporates librarian mentorship and instruction of information literacy skills to develop enhanced undergraduate research skills that increase a student's persistence toward graduation.

Speakers
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Sandra Michele Echols

Assistant Dean, College of New Rochelle
S. Michele Echols, Assistant Dean Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle, President of the New York Black Librarian’s Caucus(2016-2018), New York Library Association (NYLA) Councilor-at-Large representing Academic Libraries, and Adjunct Professor at ASA College in New York... Read More →


11:00am

Libraries, Librarianship, and the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program
Julius Rosenwald, former president of Sears, Roebuck, Co. and an elite businessman, desired to improve the well-being of mankind through access to education. A number of Southerners are familiar with him as the founder of the Fund that established more than 5,300 rural schools in 15 Southern states. However, there is a major piece of the puzzle missing; the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program, 1927-1947. This groundbreaking program contributed to and established more than 10,000 libraries to include book sets, bookmobiles, and physical locations to increase literacy among African Americans as a means to increase educational opportunities.

Moderators
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Shaundra Walker

Interim Library Director, Georgia College, United States of America
I serve as Interim Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College.  In my role, I provide strategic leadership, guiding a team of library professional and support staff in enhancing and communicating the value and role of the library.  I am a graduate of... Read More →

Speakers
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Aisha M. Johnson-Jones

Supervisory Archivist, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Aisha serves as Supervisory Archivist at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Lecturer in Archival Studies at Clayton State University. She earned her PhD from Florida State, and focus on the African-American struggle for library equality.


3:00pm

Building Community Through Conversation: Diverse Books to Engage to Readers
Are you seeking to expand your book group's literary horizons? And are you eager to connect your adult readers with contemporary and diverse new voices? Come hear about an inspired selection of great group reads, including recommended recently released books to award-winning titles that you may have missed.

Moderators
avatar for Sandra Michele Echols

Sandra Michele Echols

Assistant Dean, College of New Rochelle
S. Michele Echols, Assistant Dean Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle, President of the New York Black Librarian’s Caucus(2016-2018), New York Library Association (NYLA) Councilor-at-Large representing Academic Libraries, and Adjunct Professor at ASA College in New York... Read More →

Speakers
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Tracy Crawford

Curator, Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County, Queens Library- Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center
Tracy Crawford is the Curator of the Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County which is located at Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. In her work as a librarian, she develops and manages collections, provides public service, and coordinates... Read More →
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Miriam Tuliao

Assistant Director, Selection, BookOps, Brooklyn & New York Public Libraries
Miriam Tuliao is the Assistant Director of Selection at BookOps, the shared technical services organization of the Brooklyn Public Library and New York Public Library. An adjunct instructor at Rutgers University and the City University of New York, Ms. Tuliao is an active member of... Read More →


3:00pm

Democratic Histories: Strategies for Engaging African American Communities in the Archival Process
Archivists who work on African American collections are increasingly more aware that traditional sites of African American agency and autonomy are becoming more unstable. The need to capture the perspectives and histories of these institutions is urgent.The challenges become more acute when communities recognize the need to preserve their legacies but do not have the resources or support to make it happen. How can libraries, museums, and archives bring these individuals into the world of archives and empower them to protect and share their stories?The panelists will discuss their experiences working with black colleges, churches, neighborhoods and families.

Moderators
avatar for Shaundra Walker

Shaundra Walker

Interim Library Director, Georgia College, United States of America
I serve as Interim Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College.  In my role, I provide strategic leadership, guiding a team of library professional and support staff in enhancing and communicating the value and role of the library.  I am a graduate of... Read More →

Speakers
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Skyla S. Hearn

Chief Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, DuSable Museum of African American History
Skyla S. Hearn is the Archivist & Special Collections Librarian at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Skyla champions the unsung cultural and societal contributors from African American communities and other groups not of the hegemony.
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Chaitra Powell

African American Collections and Outreach Archivist Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chaitra Powell earned her MLS from the University of Arizona in 2010. In 2012, she was an IMLS fellow for the HistoryMakers, with a placement at the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City, CA. She earned her ACA designation in 2013 and finished a certificate in digitization... Read More →
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Holly Smith

College Archivist, Spelman College Archives
Holly Smith is the College Archivist at Spelman College. She received a B.A. in History and Black Studies from William and Mary, an M.A. in History from Yale University, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science & Archives from Simmons College.


3:00pm

Librarian Writer Supports Courageous Conversations, Critical Multiculturalism and Communal Networks
Librarian-author Roland Barksdale-Hall, recipient of the 2015 BCALA National Leadership Award and the county's public housing authority library director, wrote "Leadership Under Fire Communicating, Teaching and Setting Communities at Liberty"(Amber Books, 2016) because of gunfire, policing and the pain of our youth. Today's youth ran up and asked. "What are you going to do?" He struggled with what to do and changed in the process. He chose to act under fire, inspire hope and will tell the story of a library modernization,collaboration and community engagement.  Quinby Street Resource Center identifies needs, develops innovative intergenerational programming and offers the following information services:

·         Employment—find a better job, plan an exciting career

·         Career planning—help in applying to college or technical schools

·         Computer training—assistance in using computers, writing letters

·         Community programming & cultural celebrations—storytelling, tours, courses about nutrition to workshops about tracing your roots.


Speakers
avatar for Roland Barksdale-Hall

Roland Barksdale-Hall

Library Director and Author, Quinby Street Resource Center
Roland Barksdale-Hall, library director, Quinby Street Resource Center, is a storyteller, faculty member at Writing Success, and author of Leadership Under Fire, Communicating, Teaching and Setting Communities at Liberty (Amber Books, 2016). He tells the story of a library modernization... Read More →


3:00pm

Orchestrating Collaborations: A Systematic Approach to Gaining Campus Allies
The James E. Shepard Memorial Library at North Carolina Central University has formed strategic alliances with several academic departments and community partners to enhance campus-wide engagement. Our partnerships have resulted in national and local research presentations, an increase in diverse and collaborative programming, professional development for library staff, and an upsurge in request for information literacy instruction. This presentation will highlight how our library established avenues to demonstrate the library's value and its impact on campus-wide and community engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Colbert-Lewis

Danielle Colbert-Lewis

Reference Librarian, James E. Shepard Memorial Library, North Carolina Central University
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Jamillah Scott-Branch

Head Reference Librarian, North Carolina Central University
Jamillah Scott-Branch is the Head of Research and Instruction at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, NC. In this role, she manages the library’s instruction and outreach initiatives, Interlibrary Loan, Government Documents, and is responsible for identifying emerging... Read More →


3:00pm

So You Are a New Manager? Tips and Tricks for Your New Role
So, you've been promoted to manager? Now what? This session will provide tips and tricks on stepping gracefully into your new role. You will receive guidance on meeting expectations, coaching and appraising staff, getting informed, managing up, down, and sideways, and keeping your skills fresh, too. Kimberly is currently a manager at DC Public Library with 16 years of management experience in public libraries in DC, Virginia, and California.

Moderators
avatar for Shannon D. Jones

Shannon D. Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon’s career in libraries spans 20 years. Currently, she is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In this role, Shannon assumes leadership for all aspects of the library including strategic planning, budgeting, technology integration... Read More →

Speakers
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Kimberly B. Knight

Manager, Southwest Library, DC Public Library
I am a Manager with DC Public Library. With 20 years in public libraries, I have worked in diverse settings from Oakland, Los Angles, Prince William and Arlington, VA to the District of Columbia serving children, teens, and adults. I am an ALA Councilor-at-Large and active on committees... Read More →


4:00pm

"Take It to the People": Literacy Initiatives that Connect and Empower
This session will explore the role of the school library and its responsibility in supporting students and families through creative collaborations, partnerships and services. The literacy and information needs of students and families extend beyond the school day and often require intervention and support from schools, governments and community agencies. Opportunities for strengthening student learning, family literacy and social engagement will be explored through successful models and initiatives. Group discussions and interactions will provide opportunities for sharing best practices and program innovations.

Speakers
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Ida Thompson

Board Trustee, Richland Library
I am a retired educator with 39 years of experience as a school librarian, district consultant and director. I supported school library programs, technology education, and distance learning services. I am very active in local, state and national literacy and technology organizations... Read More →


4:00pm

What is Community Engagement/Outreach? How Can I Use It To Have an Impact on Diversity, Recruitment, and Tenure?
More and more libraries' strategic plans have begun to include Outreach and Community Engagement to engage and learn more about our users and our community to meet their evolving needs.  We have become faced with supporting our institutions' Community Engagement Mission and initiatives, by identifying priorities, seeking programs to undertake and plan, objectives to achieve within in the communities we serve.  And, we are expected to do this without additional funding, or staffing.In this session, participants will walk away with: 

1) Operational definitions for Community Engagement, Outreach, Diversity, and Recruitment; 
2) Planning Tools; 
3) Examples of events and How to use Community Engagement/Outreach to earn Tenure.

Speakers
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Fannie M Cox

Outreach & Reference Librarian, University of Lousiville  BCALA Involvement: Recently re-elected to the 2017-2019 Executive Broad Co-Chair for the Recruitment and Professional Development Committee Co-Chair for the 8th National Conference of African American Libraries... Read More →


 
Friday, August 11
 

10:00am

Am I Overreacting? Dealing with Microaggressions in the Workplace
While most African-American library professionals are well-versed in how to confront overt instances of cultural insensitivity in the workplace, dealing with the microaggressions we experience presents a more complex challenge. This presentation will answer the question, how do we maintain our professional posture while successfully confronting microaggressions in the workplace?

Speakers
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Endia Sowers Paige

Outreach and Research Services Librarian, University of Georgia School of Law
Endia Sowers Paige joined the Georgia Law staff in 2016 as an outreach and research services librarian. In this role, she develops and coordinates the Alexander Campbell King Law Library’s outreach and marketing services. Additionally, she instructs first-year law students on legal... Read More →


10:00am

Connecting the Dots: Constructing Work Patterns That Bring Fulfillment and Productivity to You and Your Library
This presentation will encourage participants to realize and interpret the significance of their role within their respective library systems. We will discuss how to marry one's efforts to a library's strategic plan, mission, vision and core values. This union will enhance one's awareness of the impact that their work makes within a library system and can increase morale.

Moderators
avatar for Shannon D. Jones

Shannon D. Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon’s career in libraries spans 20 years. Currently, she is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In this role, Shannon assumes leadership for all aspects of the library including strategic planning, budgeting, technology integration... Read More →

Speakers
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Tanika Martin

Children's Services Manager, Durham County Library
Tanika Martin is the Children’s Services Manager at the North Regional Library in Durham NC and the North Carolina Library Association’s Youth Services Section Chair. Tanika has worked with the Durham County Library for close to twenty years and has served in a variety of capacities... Read More →
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Placedia Nance

Adult Services Manager, Durham County Library
Placedia Nance is the Adult Services Manager at South Regional Library in Durham, NC. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and has over ten years experience working in libraries. Placedia enjoys project management, customer service and creating fun and engaging adult... Read More →


10:00am

Making Your Way Into the Makey World:3D Printing at Four HBCU Libraries
The academic library landscape has changed. Hear how four HBCU libraries are approaching the change with innovation and creativity using 3D printing. Learn about getting started, funding, identifying space, establishing policies and building a S.T.E.M./STEAM learning entrepreneurship program for your library. Presenters will discuss how 3D printing is connecting the library to teaching and learning with selected academic disciplines.

Speakers
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Richard Bradberry

Director of Library Services, Morgan State University
People-person who likes to travel by train and bake gourmet desserts. I am an ASL (American Sign Language) and SEE (Signed English Exact) interpreter. I usually interpret at the 9:30 am service most Sundays at my church, New Psalmist Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD.
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Annie M. Payton PhD

Director, Library Services, Alabama A&M University
Annie M. Payton, PhD is Director of the Drake Memorial Learning Resources Center at Alabama A & M University in Normal, AL. Annie has worked in academic libraries for over twenty-five years and has contributed to publications on library careers, archives and information literacy... Read More →
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Theodosia T. Shields, PhD

Director of Library Services, North Carolina Central University, James E. Shepard Memorial Library
Dr. Theodosia T. Shields has worked for the past twenty-five years in academic libraries. From the early days as a Reference librarian to Dean and Director of Library Services she has worked diligently to accommodate the information needs of students, faculty and staff. She has provided... Read More →


10:00am

Review, Renew, Reconnect: Revitalizing Your Heritage Committee
Want to enhance your library's community programming and activities? Want to share the history, contributions, and achievements of a particular group with your library patrons? Consider forming or revitalizing your library's heritage committee. This presentation, focused on an African American heritage committee, seeks to share information on how such a committee benefits the library system, staff, and library patrons; and offers specific steps and guidelines on how to run an effective and productive committee.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle D. Carnes

Michelle D. Carnes

Division Chief - General Information Services, Chicago Public Library
Librarian, civic engager, volunteer, life-long learner, Michelle is a nineteen year veteran with library experience in both the public and academic sectors. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Illinois University, a Master of Public Administration from Roosevelt University... Read More →
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Tracy Drake

Archivist/Archival Specialist, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library | Chicago Public Library
Tracy Drake is an archivist at the Chicago Public Library. Tracy holds a BS in African American Studies from Eastern Illinois University, MA in history from Roosevelt University, and MSLIS degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


10:00am

Social Change Book Club: Creating a Safe Space to Discuss Community Issues
A group of Denver Public Library African American librarians started a non-traditional book club called R.A.D.A.: Read. Awareness. Dialogue. Action, to achieve footing within the Denver community. The R.A.D.A. is bold in its delivery by promoting reading for social consciousness, encouraging an exchange of ideas, and community sharing. The selected books (identified in this program presentation) have enabled lively discussion and very enriching sharing. R.A.D.A.'s goal is to continue this diverse and inclusive book club approach. This program overview highlights the promotion, operation and impact of R.A.D.A., as well as suggestions for forming a similar book club at your library.

Moderators
avatar for Tracy Crawford

Tracy Crawford

Curator, Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County, Queens Library- Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center
Tracy Crawford is the Curator of the Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County which is located at Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. In her work as a librarian, she develops and manages collections, provides public service, and coordinates... Read More →

Speakers
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Hadiya Evans

LPA, Denver Public Library - Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Hadiya Evans is a program & exhibit planner for the Blair-Caldwell African American Research branch of the Denver Public Library. She has worked for both the library and the Friends Foundation gaining perspective of the library through the lens of an employee, fundraiser/advocate... Read More →
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James Allen Davis Jr.

Denver Public Library, Librarian
James Davis is a Librarian for the Denver Public Library, he has worked in public libraries for 15 years, and has served as a mentor and coach in library services. James has facilitated book discussion groups and created programs to enhance community engagement and outreach. James... Read More →


1:15pm

'Bet The Farm': Develop Your Way to Success
Bet the Farm is written to help individuals create stronger personal development plans. This leadership book is important because it will share insight about the Purpose/True North that is inside of you. The objectives of the Bet the Farm speaking lecture is to position individuals to be successful in personal and professional settings as well as provide a unique vantage point toward achieving individual success. Personal development does not begin with go, but when we Stop and Plan. By examining our internal clocks individuals will remove the fears of crises, let downs, miscues, and failures, to drive through the fog of disappointments.

Moderators
avatar for Sandra Michele Echols

Sandra Michele Echols

Assistant Dean, College of New Rochelle
S. Michele Echols, Assistant Dean Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle, President of the New York Black Librarian’s Caucus(2016-2018), New York Library Association (NYLA) Councilor-at-Large representing Academic Libraries, and Adjunct Professor at ASA College in New York... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Antwain Tate Goode

President, Tate Consulting
Antwain Tate Goode, PhD, holds a doctorate of philosophy in the field of Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership from Capella University. The specialization helped to refine his current manufacturing skill sets and to develop leadership concepts, which can... Read More →


1:15pm

Digital Collections and Civil Rights: Archivists' Perspectives on Making Movement History Accessible Beyond the Archival Walls
As researcher demand for access to archival materials in virtual spaces increases, archivists are challenged to place more contemporary material online than ever before. In particular, given the current climate of activism and it's antecedents in the 1950's and 1960's, the interest in papers related to civil rights history online have provided opportunities to evaluate collections for publications online. Three archivists will discuss materials related to the Civil Rights Era in their respective repositories and the steps taken to digitize and publish collections. Discussion topics include processing and evaluating collections for digitization, copyright and permissions, and collaboration and outreach.

Moderators
avatar for Shaundra Walker

Shaundra Walker

Interim Library Director, Georgia College, United States of America
I serve as Interim Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College.  In my role, I provide strategic leadership, guiding a team of library professional and support staff in enhancing and communicating the value and role of the library.  I am a graduate of... Read More →

Speakers
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Chianta Dorsey

Reference Archivist, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University
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John Gartrell

Director, John Hope Franklin Research Center, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Special Collections at Duke University, African and African American History, 19th Century US history
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Andrea Jackson

Head, Archives Research Center, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
AUC Woodruff Library: Head, Archives Research Center - 2009 to present; ARCHE Archives Council: VP/Pres-Elect, 2015-2016; Mosaic Scholarship Selection Committee; ALA Spectrum Scholarship Jury Member; SAA Appointments Committee Member; Bachelor of Arts (History): Spelman College... Read More →


1:15pm

Reimagining the Public Library for Community Success

Information centers are adapting their methods to provide outside-the-box services to patrons that will enrich their lives. San Antonio Public Library's collaborative model of librarians and adult education instructors under one roof facilitates an intersection of traditional service with cutting edge intervention, providing job resources, literacy instruction, financial counseling, veterans’ assistance, high school diploma completion, and more, for a new millennium approach of holistic service that empowers and impacts the community educationally and economically.


Speakers
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nella.johnson

Training Officer, City of San Antonio
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DL Grant, Jr.

Branch Manager, San Antonio Public Library
DL Grant loves libraries and all types of architecture


1:15pm

Using African American Literature to build 'STEAM'
The use of African American picture books to assist with motivating ways to foster creativity, critically thinking skills and peer collaboration.  These books will also lend themselves to hands on activities, and collaboration with interactivity between students.  A substantial list of African American picture book titles, authors and award winners will be provided, along with a brief description of the academic area it targets best.

Moderators
avatar for Tracy Crawford

Tracy Crawford

Curator, Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County, Queens Library- Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center
Tracy Crawford is the Curator of the Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County which is located at Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. In her work as a librarian, she develops and manages collections, provides public service, and coordinates... Read More →

Speakers
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Ann Perkins Davis

Grier Middle School, Gaston County Schools
Ann Davis-Perkins is an elementary librarian/media specialist with Grier Middle School, Gaston County Schools. She has worked as a librarian for the past 4 years, and taught 10 years as a classroom teacher. Prior to becoming a librarian/media specialist, she was privileged to spend... Read More →


1:15pm

WikiLeaks: Using Wikipedia to Promote Diversity

"WikiLeaks: Using Wikipedia to Promote Diversity,"

Incorporation of technology in education can be seen through the many methods of instruction that are taking place in today’s classrooms.  The idea of using technology for the students’ benefit is one that students hear but often interpret to mean “use technology to educate yourself,” however, rarely are students encouraged to use technology to help educate others. This panel will feature three archivists presenting ways that we have incorporated crowd sourcing and the presence of web 2.0 tools and technologies to increase awareness of minority collections and engage underrepresented contributors and students on social platforms such as Wikipedia.

In conjunction with the theme “Cultural Keeper X: Beyond Library Walls: Innovative Ways to Engage Our Communities,”  this panel aims to share ways in which repositories have engaged students, faculty and the overall public by hosting Wikipedia edit-a-thons and/or incorporating web 2.0 initiatives into curriculum. The  three panelists will highlight how the incorporation for these tools have aided in increasing awareness for hidden/underrepresented communities, encouraged diversity within the web platform - in both the collections being edited and the editing contributor - and lastly the collaboration amongst other information professionals that is needed to ensure these events are successful. 


Speakers
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Tiffany Atwater Lee

Public Services Archivist, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
A native of Jonesboro, Georgia, Tiffany Atwater Lee attended South Carolina State University where she received her bachelors of Arts degree in History in 2012, and a Master’s in Archival Studies from Clayton State University in 2015. Currently, she serves as the Public Services... Read More →
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Curtis Small

Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Delaware
Coordinator of Public Services for the Special Collections department of University of Delaware Library. A project member of Colored Conventions, a digital humanities project based at University of Delaware..
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Greta Suiter

Processing Archivist, MIT
I'm a Processing Archivist passionate about access, discovery, description, and processing. Current obsessions include project management and bullet journaling. I've been at MIT since 2014, the same year I received a Master’s degree in Art History from George Mason University in... Read More →


3:00pm

Community & Civic Engagement
Attendees of this session will learn how to make a positive impact in their community and library's system. Heyward has formed strategic partnerships to enhance joint initiatives such as weekly GED classes, Coffee with a Cop, Summer Food Program for kids, Northeast Corridor Quality of Life initiatives, Community Engagement Conversation with city officials, and Fatherhood & Re-Entry Forums. She will share how her staff identified various community needs, what they've learned to make strategic partnerships successful, and how they've built trust with their patrons to bring opportunities and the people who need them together.

Moderators
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Shannon D. Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon’s career in libraries spans 20 years. Currently, she is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In this role, Shannon assumes leadership for all aspects of the library including strategic planning, budgeting, technology integration... Read More →

Speakers
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Shanika Heyward

Regional Manager, Indianapolis Public Library
Shanika Heyward, the Indianapolis Public Library’s Fort Benjamin Harrison and East 38th Street Regional Manager, was raised in the community she now diligently serves. Shanika earned a Master’s Degree in Library Science in 2010 from Indiana University’s School of Library & Information... Read More →


3:00pm

Don't Ask, Whine or Plead..Just Lead - Strategies for Moving Your School Library Forward
Affecting change, garnering support and realizing meaningful impacts for the school library program requires skill and leadership. This session will provide ideas and strategies for bolstering the role of the school librarian as a leader and change agent at the building level and in the broader community. Program accountability through evidence-based practices will be discusses in addition to successful programming ideas, collaborations and community agencies

Speakers
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Ida Thompson

Board Trustee, Richland Library
I am a retired educator with 39 years of experience as a school librarian, district consultant and director. I supported school library programs, technology education, and distance learning services. I am very active in local, state and national literacy and technology organizations... Read More →


3:00pm

Full STEAM Ahead: Engaging Youth with STEAM
President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015 as a bill that provides support for STEM education for K-12 in the U.S. In the near future there will be a need to fill jobs in all areas of STEM. Will our youth be prepared? This session will discuss how a public library engages youth with science, technology, engineering, math and even art (STEAM).

Speakers
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Angiah Davis

Librarian Senior, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System


3:00pm

Leading Through a Roller Coaster of Change
In January 2015, the Georgia Board of Regents announced the consolidation of Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) and Georgia State University (GSU). The effective date of the consolidation was Fall 2016.  The five individual GPC libraries are now part of the GSU University Library and function as the Perimeter Services department. The newly formed department used the recent consolidation with Georgia State University as an opportunity to assess the service points, how they were staffed, and services that were offered. This presentation will take you on our journey of how the five campuses collaborated to reinvigorate our services and celebrate helping meet our users where they are. Join us as we illustrate the rationale behind the changes, unforeseen challenges, feedback from students, faculty, and staff.

Speakers
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Tamika Barnes

Department Head, Perimeter Library Services, Georgia State University
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Christopher Moffat

Associate Department Head Perimeter Library Services, Georgia State University


3:00pm

The HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collection: Establishing Community, Strengthening Bonds and Enhancing Visibility
The HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collection includes more than 16,000 images representing HBCU libraries' first collaborative effort to make a historical collection digitally available. As HBCUs face challenges and threats, the HBCU Library Alliance Board of Directors has re-focused on preserving and protecting the valuable collections in member institutions. A recent survey of HBCU Library Alliance member institutions, with more than a 75% response rate, revealed needs, concerns, applications and interests regarding the Digital Collection. This program will share survey highlights, models of success and the Board's strategic actions in response to survey results

Speakers
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Cedric Davis

Associate Director, Alabama State University
Cedric Davis is currently the Associate Director of the Levi Watkins Learning Center at Alabama State University. He has over thirty years of experience in academic libraries and the technology industry. Cedric has extensive experience in the areas of digitization, preservation, budgeting/acquisitions... Read More →
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Sandra Phoenix

HBCU Library Alliance Executive Director, HBCU Library Alliance
Sandra Phoenix is responsible for the overall operations of the HBCU Library Alliance. She has more than 30 years experience at nonprofit organizations and extensive project management experience.


4:00pm

A Seat at the Table: Courageous Conversations about Diversity and Mentorship Programs in Library and Information Science
The panel will foster candid and courageous conversations about the recurring issues and challenges related to diversity in the library and information science (LIS) profession. The panel will be composed of students, mentors and faculty who were involved in Project IDOL at Wayne State University, an IMLS grant that provided scholarship support for 10 students of color to obtain the MLIS degree.  The panel discussion will leverage the participants' knowledge and experience in project IDoL and other diversity related initiatives to formulate an action plan around sustaining diversity in LIS.

Speakers
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Alyssa Brissett

Social Work Librarian, University of Southern California
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Kalana Cooper

Adult Programs and Small Business Resource Development, Detroit Public Library
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Jamaal Fisher

Reference Librarian, LeMoyne-Owen College
I am an activist librarian. I believe in the power of libraries to transform lives and to be the answer to the questions and social problems of any time and generation.
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Jose Guerrero

Resident Librarian, Pennsylvania State University
I am an early-career academic librarian interested in special collections, book history, and digital studies. My current research examines the transfer of cultural/artifactual value from geo-political peripheries to centers of economic power throughout 20th century American histo... Read More →
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Kafi Kumasi

Associate Professor, Wayne State University
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Nakenya Lewis- Yarbrough

Youth Librarian, Belleville Area District Library
Nakenya Lewis-Yarbrough is a youth librarian at Belleville Area District Library and has over 10 years of experience as an educator and school administrator. She has a passion to foster awareness of diverse books written by underrepresented authors which allows youth to see reflections... Read More →


4:00pm

Digital Access for All: Creating a Mobile Hotspot Lending Program at Your Library
The Little Elm (TX) Public Library began a mobile hotspot lending program in October 2016. This presentation details the program's planning and implementation, and provides advice on starting a hotspot lending program of your own, including determining the need for the program, researching costs, leveraging library advocates, and handling concerns and objections.

Speakers
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Tezeno Lynette Roberson

Director, Little Elm Public Library


4:00pm

Digital Literacy for Everyone: Empowering Staff to Educate Patrons
How do you keep the public knowledgeable about new devices and technology, let alone staff? Hear how one public library trained 485 staff members at 21 branch locations with six devices that were purchased for each branch through public funds and a grant. From the library's Digital Strategy guidelines, core competencies were developed which required all staff to become knowledgeable about these new devices and technologies.

Speakers
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Amanda H Davis

Adult Services Librarian, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Amanda H. Davis is an Adult Services Librarian at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in North Carolina. She received her MLIS from Valdosta State University and is a proud ALA Spectrum Scholar and ARL Career Enhancement Program Fellow. Her professional interests include public librarianship... Read More →
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Angel Truesdale

Adult Services Specialist, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Angel Truesdale is an Adult Services Specialist with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in North Carolina. During her six years at the library, she has developed and implemented a wide range of tech-centric programs and trainings for adults. Angel's interests also include workforce development... Read More →


4:00pm

New Roles for Academic Health Sciences Librarians: Opportunities and Challenges
Health sciences libraries were among the first to move from print to electronic journals and e-books. At some institutions, volumes of print journals and shelving were removed, allowing for a repurposing of space for the library, or for other departments within the institution. Change provided an opportunity to re-think the approach to collections and services. As the research enterprise grew among academic health centers and partnering with hospital systems was on the upsurge, academic health sciences library directors and staff collaborated to implement new position titles and service models to remain an active and vital part of the changing landscape

Speakers
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Sandra G Franklin

Director, WHSC Library, Emory University
Sandra G. Franklin is director of Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Atlanta, GA. The library includes clinical branches at four teaching hospitals. Since joining the Emory Libraries in 1983, Sandra has served as Reference Librarian, Head of Public Services... Read More →
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Cynthia Henderson

Associate Dean Health Sciences Libraries, University of Southern California


4:00pm

What's Next: You Received the Grant Award and Now It's Time for Implementation
Budget and Program development for the grant awardees are often complicated and convoluted. Our workshop will demonstrate best practices, as it relates to post award activities such as developing grant timelines, budget modifications and justifications. How to properly understand your Time and Effort reporting, annual performance report and close-out activities?

Speakers
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Kay Binns-Simpson

Grants Compliance Officer, The College of New Rochelle
Kay Binns-Simpson has successfully implemented numerous federal, state and city grants over the past decade. Some of the funding agencies that she has worked with include Health Resources & Service Administration, Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, Dept. of Education, NYS Dept... Read More →
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Sandra Michele Echols

Assistant Dean, College of New Rochelle
S. Michele Echols, Assistant Dean Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle, President of the New York Black Librarian’s Caucus(2016-2018), New York Library Association (NYLA) Councilor-at-Large representing Academic Libraries, and Adjunct Professor at ASA College in New York... Read More →


 
Saturday, August 12
 

10:00am

Library Services to the Physically Handicapped and Blind Can Save Lives
We often don't hear about library services for blind and physically handicapped individuals. However, large type formats and audio books in traditional library services meet only a fraction of their needs. Hear how the Talking Books Department of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library impacts this community. More than simply access to technologies and recreational reading, we help differing ability citizens stay connected to the community, have an opportunity for lifelong education and recreation, improve their quality of life, and even save lives.

Speakers
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Grace Goins

Supervisor of Talking Books Service, Evansville Vand. Public Library
Just because you have a disability, doesn't mean limitation should be placed on your mind.


10:00am

Maximizing Productivity by Promoting Autonomy in Library Support Staff Roles
This presentation addresses some best practices for library supervisors to foster autonomy and ownership in library support staff roles from the perspective of a new supervisor. It will cover activities and strategies used for a small library support staff in an academic library and the lessons learned from that experience. Often library support staff do not feel autonomous in their roles and are unaware of the impact their positions have in the organization as a whole. The presenter will explain how these steps and actions can potentially promote confidence and ownership within support staff roles and encourage more communication between support staff and management. 



Moderators
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Shannon D. Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon’s career in libraries spans 20 years. Currently, she is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In this role, Shannon assumes leadership for all aspects of the library including strategic planning, budgeting, technology integration... Read More →

Speakers
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Alyssa Brissett

Social Work Librarian, University of Southern California


10:00am

So An Uninsured Person Walks Into A Library . . .
Having completed four years of collaboration to deliver ACA outreach and enrollment services, a statewide nonprofit organization and a county library system will share how their joint experience on a politically-charged issue can inform future partnerships that expand the library's presence beyond the bookshelves. and broaden leadership and linking opportunities for library staff. Participants will learn about ways the presenters have leveraged their work on this single issue to deliver services to other target populations.

Speakers
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Lee Patterson

Richland Library
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Shelli Quenga

Director of Programs, Palmetto Project
Shelli Quenga is the director of programs for the Palmetto Project in South Carolina. She oversees all advocacy and programming for the statewide nonprofit organization, including a team of 50+ certified health insurance navigators positioned for the fourth year of ACA Marketplace... Read More →


Saturday August 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Ivy II (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

10:00am

The Digital Bridge Project: Putting Computers in the Community
Digital literacy is an essential life skill which transcends age, race, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomics. Discover the positive outcomes that occured when the Durham County Library, the Durham Housing Authority, the WiderNet Project and the United Way collaborated to bring digital literacy, technology training, workforce development,and free computers to local residents of all ages. Learn the value of community partnerships and ways to connect with others to achieve shared goals and outcomes.

Speakers
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Joyce Briggs

Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator, Housing Authority of the City of Durham
Family Self Sufficiency- Elderly and Disabled Advocate
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DeLois R. Cue

Branch Manager, Durham County Library
DeLois Cue earned her Master of Library Science degree from North Carolina Central University, and has served in a variety of library positions in both academic and public libraries. She is interested in educational policy, believes in the power of lifelong learning, and strives to... Read More →
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Tammy Jacobs

Education Program Manager, Durham Housing Authority
I have been with the Housing Authority for 7 years. I am with the Resident Services Department which is the Human Services division of the Authority. I work primarily with the education programming for youth who live in our public housing communities. We serve 16 public housing communities... Read More →
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Cliff Missen

Clinical Assoc. Professor, [email protected]
We've developed an off-line "Internet in a Box" for communities lacking Internet bandwidth. Our eGranary Digital Library is installed in over 1,600 locations, including 20+ U.S. prisons.


1:00pm

Digital Storytelling Using StoryboardThat
Since the beginning of mankind, picture writing has been used as a means of communication. Caveman drawings, hieroglyphics, comic strips, and graphic novels demonstrate that pictures can make a concept concrete and visible for the reader. Storyboarding is a technique that uses boxes of written text and images in a logical sequence to help the reader understand and learn. In the age of social media tools, students today are both visual and textual learners. Thus, using storyboards to teach skills to today's students is an easy and logical progression.  Attendees will learn how to use StoryboardThat -- the free online storyboard creator.

Speakers
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Rhea Ballard-Thrower

University Libraries Executive Director, Howard University
Rhea Ballard-Thrower, J.D., was recently appointed Executive Director of the Howard University Libraries. She served as Director of the Howard University Law Library for 15 years, where she taught legal bibliography and advanced legal research.Before coming to Howard, Ballard-Thrower... Read More →


1:00pm

If Not Us…Who? Straight Talk on 21st Century Library

There is a critical need to develop the next generation of library leaders. Four ranking librarians representing a variety of library settings share essential skills and characteristics of 21st Century library leaders as well as guide participants to understand the unique challenges and opportunities in today’s library world.  They will discuss methods and best practices beneficial in developing in a successful career.    

 


Moderators
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Angiah Davis

Librarian Senior, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Speakers
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Tamika Barnes

Department Head, Perimeter Library Services, Georgia State University
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Dr. Kimberley Bugg

NYC College of Technology - CUNY
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Tosha Bussey

Director of Library Services, Atlanta Technical College
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Cheryl Small

Branch Group Administrator, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Presently, I am responsible for the overall operation of eight branch libraries in addition to Systemwide Coordinator of Youth Services and Summer Reading. My interest include creating value for STEAM programs in public libraries.


1:00pm

Using Diverse Books and Materials in Library and School Programs
Today's librarians serve the most diverse generation of children and teens in the United States in terms of socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, abilities, races, religions, ethnicities, and cultures. They are charged with helping better prepare them to deal with the world stage. This session will focus on various program possibilities to help accomplish this. The programs are designed for public and school librarians to help counteract the subliminal, but all too pervasive, messages children receive in the world today. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their own programming ideas and experiences.

Speakers
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B A Binns

AllTheColorsOfLove
Barbara (B. A.) Binns is an African-American author who writes to inspire all ages with “stories of real boys growing into real men… and the people who love them.” She won the 2010 National Readers Choice Award for Young Adult fiction by the Portland, Oregon chapter of RWA... Read More →


1:00pm

Vanguards of Stories for Our Children
Authors Tonya Bolden, Zetta Elliott and Renee Watson use words and actions to reach young people. By developing concepts that reveal the political and social nature of institutions their writings engage young people's minds and spirits, urging them to become literate and active community members. Yet, why is it so difficult for them and other marginalized authors to be published? This panel will discuss why decolonization of children's literature is so critical and their work to promote and protect our history. Their projects include promoting self-publishing, restoring Langston Hughes home and writing about the National African American Museum.

Moderators
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Karen Lemmons

Library Media Specialist, Detroit School of Arts
Karen Lemmons is currently a high school librarian/teacher at the Detroit School of Arts. She is Chair of BCALA Services to Children and Families of African Descent. She is a member of ALSC, AASL, and YALSA. She serves as Treasurer of the Coretta Scott King Book Award Committee. She... Read More →

Speakers
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Tonya Bolden

Children's Author
Tonya Bolden is a critically acclaimed award-winning author/co-author/editor of more than two dozen books for young readers including the forthcoming Crossing Ebenezer Creek, publishing with Bloomsbury in Spring 2017. Her books include How to Build a Museum, the story of the Smithsonian... Read More →
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Zetta Elliott

YA/Children's Author
Born in Canada, Zetta Elliott moved to the US in 1994 to pursue her PhD in American Studies at NYU. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies, and her plays have been staged in New York, Chicago, and Cleveland. Her essays have appeared in The Huffington Post, School Library... Read More →
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Renee Watson

YA/Children's Author
Renee Watson is the author of the teen novels, published by Bloomsbury Children’s books, This Side of Home and Piecing Me Together, which has received three starred reviews, as well as the middle grade novel, What Mamma Left Me, which debuted as an ABC New Voices Pick. Her work... Read More →


2:00pm

Collaborative Partnerships: A Key to Preserving and Providing Digital Access to Historical HBCU Collections
Digital collections at HBCUs have an impact on the research and scholarly community at large. Libraries must be open to engage with internal and external partners to build and preserve these collections. Collaborative partnerships offer opportunities for HBCU libraries to expand resources and knowledge for developing digital collections. This presentation will discuss the approaches and successes of partnering with campus academic units and other institutions to build and preserve digital collections.

Speakers
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Netta Cox

Serials Librarian, F.D. Bluford Library, F.D. Bluford/N.C.A&TSU
Netta Cox is currently the Head of Serials/Librarian at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical... Read More →
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E. Francene Moore

Reference Librarian, North Carolina A&T University
E. Francene Moore currently serves in the reference department of F.D. Bluford Library at NC A&T State University as an assistant professor. Her primary goals are to deliver information literacy education, promote new library technologies, deliver quality enhanced support to assigned... Read More →
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Iyanna Sims

Head of Bibliographic, Metadata & Discovery Services, North Carolina A&T University
Iyanna Sims is currently the Head of Bibliographic, Metadata and Discovery Services at North Carolina A&T State University's F.D. Bluford Library. She received her masters in library science from Clark Atlanta University and a bachelor of arts in English from Elon University. She... Read More →


2:00pm

Diversity is Key to our Future

Diversity is key to our futures – both within libraries and for the communities that we serve. This session will use the development of ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries as an opportunity to consider how diversity is key to thinking about the future and how diversity has proven central to the many trends that will shape our futures. With insight from ALA’s Spectrum and Knowledge Alliance recruitment programs, we will look at how our profession can be strengthened by new perspectives that enhance our values and enrich our conversations. 


Moderators
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Shannon D. Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon’s career in libraries spans 20 years. Currently, she is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In this role, Shannon assumes leadership for all aspects of the library including strategic planning, budgeting, technology integration... Read More →

Speakers
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Miguel Figueroa

Center for the Future of Libraries, American Library Association
The first director of the American Library Association, Center for the Future of Libraries, Miguel A Figueroa is responsible for identifying and disseminating information on long term societal, technological, educational, demographic trends that may affect libraries and their future... Read More →
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Gwendolyn Prellwitz

Assistant Director, Diversity, American Library Association


2:00pm

The Three M's of Library Fluidity: Mobile, Malleable, and Made for You.

How does a library evolve to fit the needs of patrons beyond books? Professionals of Outreach and Programming in the St. Louis, MO region present strategies that effectively redefined the library as a mobile and fluid institution. These approaches served all patrons by promoting literacy to all, providing work experience in the library, and archiving neighborhood histories through programming. The overall outcomes each resulted in a better understanding of what the library can offer users.

 

Mobile: Bookmobile services and Outreach to all ages

Malleable: The Library as a Career.

Made For You: Programs that archive the patron’s voice.


Speakers
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Crystal A Harris

Manager, Bookmobiles and Mobile Services, St. Louis County Library
Crystal Harris is the Manager of Bookmobiles and Mobile Services for the St. Louis County Library. She was the Manager at the Natural Bridge Branch and the Adult Programmer for the St. Louis Public Library. Crystal earned her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign... Read More →
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Jessiree Jenkins

Adult Service Provider, St. Louis Public Library
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John Newcomer

Regional Branch Manager, St. Louis Public Library


3:00pm

Black and Banned Book Readings and Other Multicultural Events: Community College Library Collaborations On and Off Campus.
The presenter will describe cultural programming that has taken place with campus colleagues, as well as multi-institutional collaborations. The Black and Banned book reading is an annual event hosted by various departments in Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College Library, and public libraries. Banned books written by Black authors are available to read during the event. Last year The Autobiography of Malcolm X was read across the various locations. Additional campus and community collaborations will be discussed during this presentation, and the audience will have the opportunity to brainstorm potential library, campus, and community collaborations they can engage in their hometowns.

Speakers
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Fantasia Thorne-Ortiz

Assistant Professor/Librarian, Onondaga Community College


3:00pm

Four Faces of Strategic Leadership
Today leaders emerge from all roles and levels in an organization and can influence the outcome of a project, key initiative, or an overall organization profoundly. How do these leaders emerge, build relationships, motivate and engage, communicate and collaborate? Instead of thinking of boundaries and four walls, let's look at leadership through Four Faces of Strategic Leadership to operate with excellence to be successful at a strategic level.

Moderators
avatar for Shannon D. Jones

Shannon D. Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon’s career in libraries spans 20 years. Currently, she is the Director of Libraries for the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. In this role, Shannon assumes leadership for all aspects of the library including strategic planning, budgeting, technology integration... Read More →

Speakers
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Jermaine Dykes

Sr. IT Project Manager/Professor
Jermaine Dykes is a Sr. IT Project Manager with Mobilitie. He has over 10 years of Project Management/Information Technology experience. He has expertise in Project /Program Management and have shepherd projects that has encompassed $5M-$10M budgets in sectors including Government... Read More →


3:00pm

Here & There: Diversity Initiatives In & Out of the Library
UT Libraries' Diversity Committee provides successful leadership for the Libraries in meeting the needs of its constituencies through cutting-edge programming. We will review strategic approaches for two programs. Our Lunch and Learn program invites the community to engage in conversations surrounding difficult, timely topics selected through surveys by our community. Creating thought-provoking presentations for our Black Issues Conference allows the committee to interact directly with regional community groups, challenging them and us to consider new perspectives on an array of diversity topics. We'll share methods for success and how we organize these programs to engage with our community.

Speakers
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Melanie Allen

Health Sciences Librarian, University of Tennessee Libraries
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Michelle Brannen

Media Literacy Librarian & Interim Head of Scholars' Collaborative, The University of Tennessee
Hi, I am the Media Literacy Librarian and the Interim Head of the Scholars' Collaborative at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries. In this position, I head The Studio, a media production lab, am the subject liaison for both Journalism and Electronic Media and Studio Art... Read More →
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Elizabeth Greene

Manager, Library Dean's Office and Human Resources, University of Tennessee Libraries
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Thura Mack

Coordinator for Community Learning Services and Diversity Programs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


3:00pm

Updates on the e-book Marketplace
Libraries nationwide are exploring options for acquiring and delivering digital content that leverage the power of libraries, deliver good user experiences, and are consistent with library values. Join us to discuss ways for libraries to advance access to digital collections, with focus on the collaborative and innovative efforts of two IMLS grant funded projects: SimplyE and the Library E-content Access Project (LEAP).

Speakers
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Wendy Cornelisen

Assistant State Librarian, Georgia Public Library Service


 

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