Tuesday, Nov. 15

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

These are a few of my favorite things | Veterans 1
Debbie Acord

In the vein of top lists and YouTube favorites videos, this session is a walk through years of favorite ideas from a school library media specialist. We are always looking for the next big thing, but it is good to reflect on those solid ideas and procedures or fun activities that have brought joy. Ideas on management, marketing, and programs for school libraries will be shared, as well as, opportunities for you to share and help the list of great ideas to grow!

Guardians of the Graphic Fiction | Veterans 2
Tia Moore

Find out how to maximize your library's graphic fiction collection in this session that deals with everything comics and manga, along with discovering new tools for collection development specific to graphic fiction.

Appraising Your Libraries' Infrastructure & Cybersecurity Posture | Veterans 3
Broc Hennessy

More patrons than ever before are using and relying upon digital applications and devices for their day-to-day work activities, healthcare, education, social channels, and entertainment. To meet growing demands, libraries need to assess their technology infrastructures, including their broadband, Wi-Fi, and back-up and storage strategies, and strengthen their cybersecurity postures. During this session, attendees will receive recommendations and best practices they can implement to mitigate the threat of cyberattacks and help ensure their networks are secure, reliable, and scalable.

How Do I Get My Project Built Now? | Veterans 4
Kevin Montgomery

Between the multiple options now available for construction contracting in Indiana and the rapid inflationary economy we find ourselves in, selecting the right strategy to lead the implementation of your library project can be challenging. This session will help you better understand your construction procurement options and provide some projections on cost, and how they work together.

Curiosity: The Key to Stimulating Student Success | Veterans 5
Colette Huxford – Kinnett

Curiosity is such a powerful motivator but is all too often lost in the rigor of standards and testing.  Curiosity truly does contain the power to help our students become successful life-long learners.  Curiosity is the essence of pre-reading strategies that help position our students for success with complex and informational texts.  Whether we activate that curiosity through Anticipation Guides, Kahoot, Opening Lines, or everyday objects, come explore ways to use curiosity to stimulate student success.

Talking Book & Braille: how can we help your library | Salons 1- 3
Abby Chumin

Learn more about services, how to fill out an application, and programs that can provide your library to be a more inclusive resource for your community members.

Building a Culture of Wellbeing at Your Library | Salons 4 - 5 (this is a 90 minute session)
Jenny Kobiela-Mondor

A positive, supportive work environment leads to employees who are more engaged, more creative, and happier at work. But what does that look like in practice? This workshop will help you begin to build a culture of wellbeing at your library by making small shifts in your thinking and practices. Participants will experiment with practical ways that administrators and managers can partner with staff by helping them get engaged; avoiding triggering stress responses in your employees; promoting a sense of belonging and psychological safety; using your team members’ unique strengths; and respecting your team as whole people. Participants will leave this practical workshop with ways to build upon past successes and a vision for a future for a library where employees can thrive

Connecting & Empowering Student Library Leaders | Salons 6-8
Carli Sauer

School librarians wear many hats, and our to-do lists never seem to end. In this session, participants will hear from two middle school librarians who have implemented student library assistant programs on a flex schedule. Topics covered will include student recruitment, schedules, expectations, and more. Attendees will walk out with templates and ideas for implementing similar programs in their libraries.

Metadata Means Discovery! | Salon A
Ruth Rankin

“Metadata” can refer to almost any descriptive information, but how do we translate information we have into metadata fields that produce meaningful search results for our patrons? This session will introduce attendees to metadata concepts and discuss how metadata facilitates both intentional and serendipitous discovery in digital library collections. Attendees will also hear a brief overview of metadata schemas, developing local rules, and preservation metadata. This session will be useful for anyone interested in digital collections, including library staff who help patrons digitize their collections.

CanvaPro for Beginners | Salon B
Rachel Cudworth

Many libraries have free access to CanvaPro and are completely unaware! Learn to navigate and create with CanvaPro! Get a basic overview on how to create program flyers, calendars, newsletters, and more to market to your patrons. Ask questions and get real time advice and answers.

The Online Place to Be: How Libraries Can Use Videos & Social Media to Promote Indiana, Local History, & Genealogy | Salon C-D
William Buckley

Increasingly, genealogy and Indiana/local history resources are becoming digitized and are available online.  This has caused a decline in the number of patrons physically visiting public library Indiana Rooms or Genealogy Departments.  Libraries need to effectively promote their history/genealogy resources to patrons using the Internet.  This session describes how libraries can use online video repositories such as YouTube or Vimeo, as well as social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, blogs, podcasts, or other platforms to showcase various types of videos (promo trailers, program trailers, book trailers, local history videos, “how-to" genealogy videos, etc.), as well as presenting local history or Indiana-related topics, or genealogy subjects, in engaging ways. Additional discussion covers the use of library "spokes critters" (pet animals) who use different technologies for promotional purposes. These techniques may be used by any size library at a minimal cost.  Other library departments may utilize these approaches to promote their resources and activities as well.