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3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

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Thursday, August 10


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.

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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 →

Friday, August 11


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.

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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 →


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.


Tezeno Lynette Roberson

Director, Little Elm Public Library


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.

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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 →

Saturday, August 12


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.

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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


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.


Joyce Briggs

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

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 →

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.


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.

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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 →


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).

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Wendy Cornelisen

Assistant State Librarian, Georgia Public Library Service


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