Tuesday, Nov. 15

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

We See You: Programming for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
| Veterans 2

Rebecca Wolfe

This session will share tips and overviews for several types of programming for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Gain real take-aways that have proven to engage!

Indiana’s Open Door Laws | Veterans 3
Luke Britt

Description coming soon!

Follett Destiny – What’s New & Much More! | Veterans 4
Joe Barry

Are you a Follett Destiny user? Please join Joe for "What's New in Destiny". Bring your questions and Joe will have the answers, along with some tips and tricks. 

Examining Early Learning Spaces: Are We On the Right Track? | Veterans 5
Erin Jennings

Early learning and literacy environments are not new to the public library, but are we on the right track as we move into the future? We understand that if children are not maintaining their appropriate reading level by fourth grade, then they are 4x more likely to not make it to high school graduation.  In this interactive session, we will examine how to harness the power of play, reinvigorate the necessary social interaction in our youth, and ensure we are investing appropriately in our future.  Early learning and literacy spaces in our libraries have shifted and evolved.  Come join us as we discuss ways you can implement and improve your early learning spaces in your library.

DEI Tactics You Don’t Want to Miss | Salons 1-3
Vincci Kwong and Gary Browning

What initiatives and/or accommodations does your library provides to create an inclusive environment for your users? Come and join our conversation to share your thoughts! In addition to an overview of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the presenters will introduce different strategies to enhance DEI effort at your library.

Material & Program Challenges in the Public Library | Salons 6-8
Vanessa Martin

In this panel, three public librarians will share their experience with a variety of challenges that they have faced in their libraries. Book, display, and program challenges will be discussed.  Panelists will welcome questions, discussion and encourage others to share their experiences.

Becoming Familiar with the Cataloging of Special & Unique Materials | Salon A
Lori Dekydtspotter

Cataloging is a chance to intellectually flourish no matter what one is describing, yet for catalogers who find their present duties changing to include the cataloging of unique and special materials, an introduction to the basics of special collection cataloging is vital and affords the professional a chance to bloom with new skills. This session will place an emphasis on key elements of what constitutes special materials description and will review of instructional resources for guiding the creation of special collection descriptions.

Going Solar: Harness the power of the sun and a Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract to do it | Salon B
Stori Snyder, Timothy Kelley, Jennifer Mrzlack, Michaela Bell

Going solar, find out how to do it and how to harness the power of a Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract eligible for libraries.

There is Only One AASL
Courtney Pentland

There is only one national association dedicated solely to the unique and essential role of the school librarian in K-12 education - the American Association of School Librarians. Since 1951, AASL has provided professional development, networking, advocacy, research, tools, and resources to meet the needs of school library professionals and advance the profession. Don't miss the opportunity to hear from AASL President-Elect, Courtney Pentland, and how AASL builds a community of passionate, like-minded professionals dedicated to empowering their learners to succeed in college, career, and beyond.