Wednesday, Nov. 16

3:15 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Paying it Forward Through Keep Indiana Learning| Veterans 2

Martie Hoofer & Colette Huxford-Kinnett

Keep Indiana Learning is an online platform for free professional development created BY educators FOR educators. From blog writers to podcast guests to OnDemand video presenters, we are a space for educators & those who work with them to share knowledge with other educators (and be compensated for their content!). Come learn about all we offer & how you too can become a Keep Indiana Learning Contributor!

The Power of Place | Veterans 3
Greg Peverill-Conti and Adam Zand

Public libraries have been called the people's university. For generations, they have served as shared spaces and have even been called sacred spaces by some. As we come back together, recognizing the power of the library as a place to gather and connect is critical. This session will look at library spaces and how they serve the needs of community and how they do more to bring people together.

AISLE RoundTable Discussion: EdCamp Style| Veterans 4
Michelle Houser

Join us for this AISLE Round Table session as we begin our journey into the Project READY curriculum! Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth is a free professional development curriculum designed for library staff and educators who want to improve their understanding of race, racism, racial equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy. 

This session is open to anyone interested in finding out more. Learn more at

Starting & Maintaining a Seed Library: an Indiana Library leadership academy project| Veterans 5
Patricia VanArsdale

Ever thought of starting a seed library? Discover the joys and challenges as library staff open and close years one and two of providing seeds to patrons. The presentation will include a variety of photos and information from other libraries and their offerings from around the world.

Updating Your Collection: New Books for Children & Youth | Salons 1-3
Shirley Mullin

This session will focus on books published in the past year looking especially at new titles that can help provide diversity in library collections giving children and youth windows and mirrors.

Building Projects: Facility Needs Assessments, Feasibility Studies, & Public Communication | Salons 4-5
Lisa Lintner

Serious planning and study are needed prior to deciding to build a new library. Learn about Johnson County Public Library's experience working with an architectural team to conduct a thorough building needs assessment, determine future planning regarding facilities, examine a feasibility study, and how to communicate planning throughout the process with the public. 

Advocacy Committee Roundtable | Salons 6-8
Vanessa Martin & Chad Heck

Have questions about advocacy?! Join the ILF Advocacy Committee to discuss the answers to your questions, let the committee know your concerns for the upcoming legislative session and/or let us know what you've heard from your legislators. There is a possibility that legislators will be joining us for a panel discussion.

Assistant Directors and Middle Managers Roundtable | Salon A
Angela Eck

Join fellow Assistant Directors and middle managers to discuss topics that are especially relevant to our positions in our libraries. What challenges have you been facing at your library? Get advice and empathy from your colleagues. What has been going well at your library? Share those victories to celebrate together and spark ideas that might be useful at other libraries. Also, let's discuss the possibility of continuing this roundtable as a regularly recurring online meeting for all assistant directors and middle managers throughout the State.

Award & Honors Committee Roundtable | Salon B
Judi Terpening

Join us for an informal brainstorming session where we'll talk about what's worked and areas we'd like to change for the future. Members of the Awards Committee, as well as anyone interested, are invited to share ideas at this informal gathering.

Read Aloud Book Awards Committee Roundtable | Salons C-D
Jenny Yergin & Lindsey Walters

During this round table we will take an in-depth look at the 2023 Indiana Read Aloud Lists. Committee members will share how we have used the books both in the library and classroom. We will also share info on our selection process, how to join the committee, and most importantly how to use the 2023 Indiana Read Aloud Lists.

Public Services Division Roundtable | Salon E
Deidre Schirmer

More info coming!