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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)

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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
avatar for Gerald Holmes

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 →
avatar for Em Claire Knowles

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 →


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
avatar for Kimberly B.  Knight

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 →


 
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
avatar for Endia Sowers Paige

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
avatar for Tanika Martin

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 →
avatar for Placedia Nance

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 →


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
avatar for Dr. Antwain Tate Goode & Andrea Goode

Dr. Antwain Tate Goode & Andrea Goode

President and Vice 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 →


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
avatar for Ida Thompson

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

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
avatar for Tamika Barnes

Tamika Barnes

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

Christopher Moffat

Associate Department Head Perimeter Library Services, Georgia State University


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
avatar for Alyssa Brissett

Alyssa Brissett

Social Work Librarian, University of Southern California
avatar for Kalana Cooper

Kalana Cooper

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

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.
avatar for Jose Guerrero

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 →
avatar for Kafi Kumasi

Kafi Kumasi

Associate Professor, Wayne State University
avatar for Nakenya Lewis- Yarbrough

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

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
avatar for Kay Binns-Simpson

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 →
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 →


 
Saturday, August 12
 

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
avatar for Angiah Davis

Angiah Davis

Librarian Senior, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Speakers
avatar for Tamika Barnes

Tamika Barnes

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

Dr. Kimberley Bugg

NYC College of Technology - CUNY
avatar for Tosha Bussey

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.


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
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
avatar for Miguel Figueroa

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 →
avatar for Gwendolyn Prellwitz

Gwendolyn Prellwitz

Assistant Director, Diversity, American Library Association


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
avatar for Jermaine Dykes

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 →


 

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