2015 Montana Library Association Annual Conference Bozeman April 8-11, 2015 Conference attendees thank OCLC for sponsoring the tasty Friday morning breakfast. The breakfast was greatly appreciated and delicious! Welcome to Bozeman An ideal place to reside and recreate.. Clean air, a moderate climate, access to national forest and trails make Bozeman a perfect place for outdoor recreation. Those who like to stay a little closer to home also enjoy shopping, parks, world-class museums, and other diverse arts and cultural opportunities. Residents of Bozeman receive the benefits of an extraordinary standard of living with year round recreational and cultural events, complimented by the Bobcat spirit of Montana State University student body. Bozeman is the place to be for that small town feel with big city amenities- The perfect place to do everything or nothing at all. Hello, My name is Lee Hanchett and a few years ago I authored the book Montana's Benton Road. I would like to supply the Montana Library Association with enough copies of this book, at no charge, so that each library in Montana could have a copy on their shelves. Lee Hanchett Pine Rim Publishing [email protected] Thank you! President's Welcome Letter Access, especially equitable access, has been and remains a core value for libraries. The ALA Library Bill of Rights that was adopted in 1939 is essentially a document affirming the right to access information. The Bill of Rights highlights inclusivity, the importance of valuing differing points of view, the need to fight censorship, and the importance of libraries being open to all. And it mandates us all to defend and advocate for such access. Threats to access are persistent and of increasing concern in this age of technology. Filtering is still alive and well, challenges to library materials are common (including here in Montana where Adam Rapp’s young adult novel Punkzilla was challenged last year), provisions of the PATRIOT ACT are still in place, and access to the Internet may soon be tiered, with those who can afford to pay more getting better services. This is why I chose Access for All: A Montana Value as the theme for this year’s conference. I am so excited that Barbara Jones, director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, has agreed to join us to present the keynote address. It is sure to be stimulating and I urge you all to attend. This and many other wonderful programs and events are in store for you over the next few days, all designed to support you and the wonderful work you do on behalf of Montana’s libraries and your local communities. I encourage you to make the most of your time at conference and hope you will take some time to ponder access and what it means to your community, your library, and to you as a library professional. And please talk to your colleagues about these issues - we learn as much at our informal interactions as we do at programs. I also encourage you to participate in MLA governance events (yes, the membership meeting is important) and find out what you can do to contribute. MLA is a volunteer organization and each of you can make a difference! MLA is very much an advocacy organization – with your support, our voices can be heard more broadly. Finally, don’t forget to take the time to visit and thank our wonderful vendors (and SPEND money)! The support of vendors is crucial to a good conference. Enjoy yourself! Sheila MLA 2015 CONFERENCE STEERING COMMITTEE CARMEN CLARK BOZEMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY KARI ELIASON, MANHATTAN SCHOOL-COMMUNITY LIBRARY MARY GUTHMILLER MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY CONFERENCE PLANNERS Doug & Debbi Kramer DK² Event & Conference Planners Lisa Mecklenberg-Jackson Sheila Cates Events Chair A Special thank you to Doug Kramer for making the award plaques & Eva English for engraving the award plates. A Made In Montana product. CONFERENCE AREA INFORMATION Registration Hours: Internet Room: Holiday Inn Lobby Tamarack—Grantree Inn th Tuesday, April 7 – 3 pm to 7 pm Wednesday, April 8th – 6:30 am to 9 pm Thursday, April 9th – 6:30 am to 7 pm Friday, April 10th – 6:30 am to 7 pm Saturday, April 11th – 6:30 am to 3 pm Hours will be posted during conference MLA Bookstore: Holiday Inn Lobby Thursday, April 9th - 8:00 am to 5 pm Set up will take place at 3 pm on Tuesday and Friday, April 10th - 8:00 am to 5 pm pack up at 3 pm on Saturday. Saturday, April 11th - 8:00 am to 2 pm Exhibitor Hours: Vendor Space GranTree Inn Atrium Area Thursday, April 9th — 10:00 am to 5:30 pm Friday, April 10th —8:30 am to 3:30 pm Exhibitors Luncheon is in the Hyalite Room on Friday from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. Exhibitors may set their exhibits up after 3:00 p.m. April 8, 2015. Exhibits must be set-up by 10:00 a.m. April 9, 2015. Sheila Cates Raffle Display Area Aspen Room — Grantree Inn Thursday, April 10th - 9:00 am to 5 pm Friday, April 11th - 9:00 am to 5 pm Cates Event—Atrium area 8:15 pm April 10th (Raffle Winners will be posted at registration desk) CONFERENCE REFUND POLICY (Adopted: November 10, 1994) The Conference Planning Committee Chair may approve requests for refunds due to cancellation up until 14 days prior to the first day of the conference. Such requests for refunds must be in writing and directed to the Conference Planning Committee Chair. A $25.00 handling fee will be deducted from the refund amount. Requests for refunds due to cancellation or change of plans will not be approved if made after the date stated in Section 1, except that the Conference Planning Committee Chair has the discretion to approve requests for refunds due to cancellations caused by medical emergencies or death in the immediate family. Such requests must be in writing and directed to the Conference Planning Committee Chair. A $25.00 handling fee will be deducted from the refund amount. Without exception, requests for refunds made more than 30 days after the last day of the conference will be not approved. Appeal may be made to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for review of refund decisions made by the Conference Planning Committee Chair. The decision of the Executive Committee will be final. CONTINUING EDUCATION 2015 MLA Conference & Montana State Library CE Credit & OPI Renewal Unit Credits are available for most workshops. Have program presenter or designee sign in signature column after each session you attend. Attendance/participation at entire session is required to receive credit. To receive OPI Certificate of Renewal Units, turn-in your form to registration desk or mail completed form to: Debbi Kramer, Executive Director, Montana Library Association, PO Box 1352, Three Forks, MT 59752 To receive Montana State Library CE Credit go to: http://msl.mt.gov/Library_Development/Training/ default.asp Montana library and information professionals who plan and present MLA continuing education workshops are volunteers in service to our profession. Their generous contributions of time, talent, and energy make this and every MLA conference a success. MLA appreciates their work. 2014-15 MLA BOARD MEMBERS Sheila Bonnand, President, MSU Bozeman Library Dawn Kingstad, Vice-Pres., Pres. Elect Lisa Mecklenberg Jackson, Secretary-Treasurer, State Law Library of Montana Beth Boyson, Past President, Bozeman Public Library Kirsten Bryson, Academic & Special Libraries Chair, MSU Great Falls Campus Library Marje Doyle, Public Library Division Chair, Missoula Public Library Co-Chairs Dana Carmichael, School Library Division Whitefish Middle School Library Niki Keuch, School Library Division, Chief Joseph Middle School Library Eva English, Director at Large– East, Aaniiih Nakoda College Library, Harlem Matt Beckstom, Director at Large-West, Lewis & Clark Library Susan Gregory, ALA Representative, Bozeman Public Library Eileen Wright, MPLA Representative, MSU-Billings Library Della Dubbe, PNLA Representative, UM Helena College Library Jennie Stapp, Montana State Librarian, Ex-Officio Debbi Kramer, Executive Director, Ex-Officio Support Your Vendors A big part of the conference is our exhibitor area. For years the conference exhibitors have been the life blood of our conference. Each booth is rented and gives the MLA a revenue stream. But with budgets tightening, many of us are turning to the internet for the cheapest price. Some are finding out the hard way the cheapest is not always the best. Many times the quality is not there or service is lacking. When your item does not work or isn’t shipped on time, you have little or no recourse. We NEED to support our exhibitors who advertise and support our conference. Without the exhibitors support, our dues would be unmanageable and the MLA could not hold down the cost. So PLEASE patronize our exhibitors with your business when you are looking to update your programs. Not only do they provide a great product and great personable service, they are also active participants at our conference in updating your skills. SPECIAL EVENTS Welcome Reception at Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street Wednesday, April 8th 6 - 7:30 pm Explore featured Library services and resources Light refreshments Sponsored by Friends of the Bozeman Public Library and the Bozeman Public Library Foundation Hope to see your there! AWARDS DINNER Friday, April 10th 6:00 — 8:00 pm Gallatin & Jefferson Rooms — Holiday Inn (Ticketed Event) Pat Williams Intellectual Freedom Award: Board of Trustees and High School Librarians of Livingston School District #1 Special Friend to Libraries: Sarah Polich, Forsyth Outstanding Staff Support: Carol Jestrab, MSU Billings Library Trustee of the Year: Janet Doornbos, Thompson-Hickman Co. Library Library of the Year Award: ImagineIF Libraries Sheila Cates Award for Librarian of the Year: Judy Hart, Lewis & Clark Library SPECIAL EVENTS Thursday, April 9, 2015 Bozeman Main Street Walking Tour 5:00 pm to ? Bozeman’s Historic Main Street Walking Tour is recommended for those who wish to walk through the past or just take a leisurely stroll down Main Street. Many will appreciate the subtle difference between Art Deco, Italianate and Mission Revival architecture. Others will enjoy neon signs. But nearly everyone will appreciate the revolving yellow horse. Tradition and change it’s all part of the attraction of downtown Bozeman. Whether you walk the entire tour of Main Street or just a small portion, you'll get a feel for the character and civic pride that makes Bozeman's historic downtown one of the nation's best. Tour attendees will meet at 4:50 p.m. at the Holiday Inn entrance and car pool downtown. (The Main Street Walking Tour is approximately two miles roundtrip.) ___________________________________________________________________ A Tasty Evening with Dr. Wine Thursday, April 9, 2015 5:00 pm to? Grantree Inn At The Wine Gallery, 2320 West Main Street, the goal is to maximize the enjoyment of wine by providing good information and advice. They are much more interested in your tastes and preferences than the opinions of the big wine magazines. They are here to help, not intimidate. They do not just sell wine; they also focus on increasing consumers’ knowledge about wine. Join your fellow librarians and sample several interested wines while the Wine Gallery staff enlightens and entertains. (Ticket price included wine samples and meat and cheese hors d’oeuvres.) Membership Meeting & No-Host Reception 4:45 — 5:45 pm Friday, April 10, 2015 Join your fellow librarians for the Montana Library Association Annual Membership Meeting. Bylaws changes Legislative Update Member Concerns Meet the 2015-16 MLA Candidates DINING MENUS (Prices includes beverage and 18% gratuity) Meals at Grantee Inn Thursday 4/09/2015 New Member/Past Presidents Breakfast THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE SLICED FRESH FRUIT, DANISHES, MUFFINS, YOGURT AND BAGELS WITH CREAM CHEESE, JELLIES, BUTTER AND JUICE Saturday 4/11/2015 Author Luncheon INCLUDES FRESHLY BREWED ICED TEA, GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS (GF) Thursday 4/09/2015 Division Luncheons SOUP & SALAD BAR WALNUT CHICKEN APPLE SALAD (GF) FRESH ROMAINE, DRIED CRANBERRIES, APPLES, FETA, TOASTED WALNUTS, SIDE OF CHAMPAGNE VINAIGRETTE, TOPPED WITH CHARGRILLED CHICKEN Friday 4/10/2015 OCLC Sponsored Breakfast CHICKEN PARMESAN HAND-BREADED, SAUTÉED CHICKEN BREAST SERVED OVER LINGUINE TOPPED WITH HOUSE MADE MARINARA SAUCE AND SHAVED PARMESAN Friday 4/10/2015 Vendor Lunch CHEF’S CHOICE OF (2) SOUPS AND A SALAD BAR WITH TOSSED SALAD, DICED HAM, TURKEY, CHEDDAR CHEESE, BACON BITS, TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS, BROCCOLI, SHREDDED CARROTS, CROUTONS, BUTTERMILK RANCH AND HUCKLEBERRY VINAIGRETTE AND ROLLS INCLUDES FRESHLY BREWED ICED TEA , GARDEN SALAD, KETTLE CHIPS, GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS (GF) ANGUS BEEF SANDWICH THINLY SHAVED ROAST BEEF, SWISS CHEESE, SAUTÉED ONIONS AND MUSHROOMS ON GARLIC HERB BREAD WITH HORSERADISH AND DEMI SAUCE ITALIAN TURKEY AND BACON WRAP HOME ROASTED TURKEY, HICKORY SMOKED Meals at Holiday Inn BACON, ROMAINE LETTUCE, PARMESAN CHEESE, TOMATOES AND ARTICHOKE HEARTS Friday 4/10/2015 Awards/Membership WITH A PESTO AIOLI ON A GARLIC HERB TORDinner TILLA SOUTHWEST STEAK ROLLUP SOUTHWEST STEAK, GRILLED PEPPERS, ONIONS, LETTUCE, SOUTHWEST SOUR CREAM, PICO DE GALLO, IN A JALAPENO CHEDDAR WRAP VEGGIE WRAP HOME ROASTED RED PEPPER AND GARLIC HUMMUS, FRESH CUCUMBER, THIN SLICED RED ONION, SPRING MIX LETTUCE, DICED TOMATOES, FRESH SPINACH AND FETA CHEESE IN A GARLIC HERB TORTILLA All dinners are served with a complementary starch and seasonal vegetables. Freshly brewed coffee and iced tea Salad : Chef’s Green Garden Salad Dessert: Belgium Chocolate Mousse ROASTED CHAMPAGNE CHICKEN – topped with fresh tarragon & prosciutto TERIYAKI FLANK STEAK MEDITERRANEAN PASTA - roasted garlic and red peppers, sundried tomato, banana peppers, zucchini squash and caramelized onions SAVE THE DATES April 6-9, 2016 Missoula, Montana Hilton Garden Inn PRE-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS Wednesday, April 8th Intro to Book Repair for Staff and Volunteers Wednesday, April 8 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Audra Loyal CE: Collection Management & Technical Services Hands-on, intensive book conservation workshop with Audra Loyal, owner of The Vespiary Book Restoration & Bindery. She will introduce and walk you through several repair procedures, discuss workbench set-up, talk about how to triage, and best supply vendors. TLC for Books Wednesday, April 8 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Audra Loyal CE: Collection Management & Technical Services Collection in shambles? Learn how to make the most of your repair budget with Audra Loyal, owner of The Vespiary Book Restoration & Bindery. She will introduce archival repair products and discuss vendors, demonstrate easy repair techniques, talk about how to triage, and best practices for storage. Montana Shared Catalog – All About Circulation & Add-Ons Wednesday, April 8 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Amy Marchwick CE: Technology The Montana Shared Catalog ILS has many powerful features and a lot of great add-ons. This session will focus on the Circulation functions, including a brief overview of the basic tools and then an in-depth look at the more advanced functions that can help librarians with everything from collecting library usage statistics to inventorying the collection. That will be followed by a showcase of the add-ons available for MSC members. There are services for online card catalog, statistics, social media plugins, mobile apps and much more. Looking at Summer Reading: The Big Picture Wednesday, April 8 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Karen Yother CE: Library Services to the Public For all of us who plan summer reading programs, let's gather to look at the big picture. We will look at what the research says, what our goals are during the summer, how we can best achieve those goals, and tools for evaluation. We'll also look at lots of different ways to plan summer reading programs! Whether you are new or have been doing this for years, this workshop will create a renewed excitement for summer reading at your library. KEYNOTE SPEAKER B arbara Jones is Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom Executive Director, Freedom to Read Foundation American Library Association, American Library Association, Chicago. Barbara Jones joined the FAIFE (Free Access to Information and Free Expression) Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) in the 1990's. These meetings and workshops taught around the world have given her insights into cultural common ground, and differences in defining "intellectual freedom." Our work with global colleagues will be enhanced by such understanding. AUTHOR LUNCHEON T im Tingle is an Oklahoma Choctaw and an award-winning author and storyteller. His great-great grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835, and his paternal grandmother attended a series of rigorous Indian boarding schools in the early 1900's. Responding to a scarcity of Choctaw lore, Tingle began collecting tribal stories in the early 90's. In 1992, Tingle began mentoring with Choctaw storyteller Charley Jones. He retraced the Trail of Tears to Choctaw homelands in Mississippi and began recording stories of tribal elders. His family experiences and these interviews with fellow Choctaws in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Oklahoma----and surprise encounters with Choctaws as far away as Bethel, Alaska----are the basis of his most important writings. WEDNESDAY 4/8 GranTree Inn-TAMARACK (Computer Lab) 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Montana Shared Catalog: Add -ons & Circulation GranTree Inn-MADISON Holiday Inn-MONTANA Holiday Inn--STATE Intro to Book Repair for Staff and Volunteers 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. LUNCH 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M TLC for Books 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. MT2Go Selection Committee Meeting 4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. MT2Go Executive Committee Meeting 5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Welcome Reception at Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Montana Book Awards Reception Country Bookshelf, 28 West Main THURSDAY 4/9 GranTree Inn-TAMARACK (Computer Lab) GranTree Inn-MADISON Holiday Inn-MONTANA Holiday Inn--STATE 7:15 A.M. - 8:15 A.M. 8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. The Power of Knowledge 10:15 A.M. - 10:45 A.M. Turning Dreams into Play and Exploration at Dollars – Grant Writ- ImagineIF: Toys, Intering Basics actives, and Experiences for Children Vendor Ribbon Cutting & Vendor Welcome--GranTree Inn Atrium 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. SCHOOL LIBRARY DIVISION LUNCHEON 12:45 P.M. - 1:45 P.M. 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. 3:45 P.M. - 4:45 P.M. Technical Services Interest Group Best Practices for Engaging Girls in STEM Trustees Interest Group Medical Services Interest Group Downtown Walking Tour Meet @ the Holiday Inn Lobby 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. CONTINUING EDUCATION CATEGORIES Playing Your Way to Staff Engagement TECHNOLOGY LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION LIBRARY SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC COLLECTION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL SERVICES Holiday Inn-UNIVERSITY Holiday Inn-GALLATIN Holiday Inn-JEFFERSON GranTree Inn-HYALITE GranTree Inn-LEWIS & CLARK Montana Library Commission Meeting Looking at Summer Reading: The Big Picture Holiday Inn-UNIVERSITY MLA BOARD MEETING Holiday Inn-GALLATIN Holiday Inn-JEFFERSON GranTree Inn-HYALITE GranTree Inn-LEWIS & CLARK New Member/Past Presidents Breakfast Too Dangerous for the Conversations with Big Sky – 2015 Book the Montana State Li- Challenge Update and brary Commission Poster unveiling Safe Zone Keynote Speaker ACADEMIC & SPEPUBLIC LIBRARY CIAL LIBRARY DIDIVISION LUNCHVISIONS LUNCHEON EON The Enduring Book: Evolution of an Elegant Technology Public Library Directors Interest Your Library FounGlobal Reach, Local dation: Who We Are, Touch What Do We Do! Children & Young Adult Interest Group An Evening with Dr. Wine FRIDAY 4/10 GranTree Inn-TAMARACK (Computer Lab) GranTree Inn-MADISON Holiday Inn-MONTANA Holiday Inn--STATE 8:15 A.M. - 9:45 A.M Education Online Art of Asking Who Let the Dogs In? Bookends Promote Training Sessions 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Digital Storytimes Open Data in EducaDocuments to the Classroom! Great, free tion: How to Harness Help Humanities Monthe Power of Open tana Create the Proprimary source mateResources rials for students and gramming You Want educators 11:45 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M. -2:30 P.M. Meet Me Anytime 2:45 P.M. - 4:15 P.M. Access to All : Getting Your Bib Records into WorldCat 4:15 P.M. - 4:45 P.M. Cooking Up the Past: Ten Years After-Researching & Writing the Food History of MLA School in Pakistan Montana Offering Technology Even Smalls Can Linking Performance Instruction In a Public Contribute to MMP to Strategic Goals Library LAST CHANCE VENDOR VISITS--GRANTREE ATRIUM 4:45 P.M. -5:45 P.M. 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. 8:15 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. SATURDAY 4/11 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. 9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. 10:45 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. SHEILA CATES EVENT IN THE GRANTREE ATRIUM GranTree Inn-TAMARACK (Computer Lab) GranTree Inn-MADISON Holiday Inn-MONTANA Holiday Inn--STATE Montana State PubliAdvocacy, Action and cations, Safari Tech MLA Leaders Orien- Answers: Building In- Pop Up Programming: Books Online and How fluence for the School tation Everyone Joins In They Benefit You Librarian Homework, MT, Use KidBlog to Con- A Statewide Resource: The Language of Tech: nect Patrons & StuIs Your Community Computer Coding Prodents grams in Libraries Aware? 12:30 A.M. - 1:45 P.M. 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. CONTINUING EDUCATION CATEGORIES TECHNOLOGY COLLECTION MANLIBRARY ADMIN- LIBRARY SERVICES AGEMENT AND TECHNICAL SERISTRATION TO THE PUBLIC VICES Holiday Inn-UNIVERSITY Holiday Inn--GALLATIN Holiday Inn-JEFFERSON GranTree Inn-GranTree Inn-HYALITE LEWIS & CLARK DPLA – An Amazing Love Us in Person? LIKE us Resource Worth on Facebook! Social Media Strategies for Engaging Your Learning to Use! Patrons! Your Library Counts: Montana Public Library Statistics Escape Your Silo – Collaborate to Educate! Vendor Luncheon Access Your Library’s Full Capacity with the AmeriCorps*VISTA Pro- MT Libraries of the Future Choosing Children's Books Significant Tidings: Partnerships Round Robin Children's Services on a Shoestring MEMBERSHIP MEETING AWARDS-- MEMBERSHIP DINNER Holiday Inn-UNIVERSITY Holiday Inn--GALLATIN Holiday Inn-JEFFERSON GranTree Inn-GranTree Inn-HYALITE LEWIS & CLARK COURIER MEETING An Entrepreneur Walks Into a Library… Montana Book Award Library Continuing Education – National News and Trends Author Workshop AUTHOR LUNCHEON MT2GO MEMBERSHIP MEETING PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS Thursday, April 9th 8:30 am – 10:00 am Thursday, April 9th 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Conversations with the Montana State Library Commission Jennie Stapp and Montana State Library Commissioners CE: Library Services to the Public Conversations with the Commission is an important annual event in the work of the Montana State Library Commission. The session gives the Commission a chance to share information about the priorities of the Commission and provides an open forum to discuss the trends and issues impacting the Montana library community. Best Practices for Engaging Girls in STEM Suzi Taylor, Colin Cote CE: Library Services to the Public Learn how the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative can help you incorporate science, technology, engineering and math into your library outreach, including best practices for engaging girls in STEM. Also, learn practical tips from a Montana library that developed a successful computer coding program for girls, including collaboration with STEM businesses. Play and Exploration at ImagineIF: Toys, Interactives, and Experiences for Children Martha Furman, Rebecca Johnson CE: Library Services to the Public Are you interested in providing play experiences in your spaces but don’t know where to begin? Are you confused about why libraries are doing this and not sure how it would work in your facility? Come and learn best practices for providing play experiences and discover some of the best toys and interactives available for birth - 10 and beyond. We will show you examples to fit any budget and demonstrate some of the ways that we keep ImagineIF’s interactives and play spaces fresh, interesting, and low maintenance. The Enduring Book: Evolution of an Elegant Technology Audra Loyal CE: Collection Management & Technical Services Books are elegant and ubiquitous pieces of technology that have been refined over hundreds of years. Audra Loyal of The Vespiary Book Restoration & Bindery leads audiences through the evolution of the book as object, its importance as a means of communication, the differences between physical and digital reading, and the proliferation of book-arts in the modern era. Global Reach, Local Touch Barbara Jones The Power of Knowledge CE: Library Services to the Public Anton Bekkerman Barbara Jones joined the FAIFE (Free Access to Information and Free CE: Library Administration Expression) Committee of the International Federation of Library The Bozeman Public Library Geostatistics Project is a product of a Associations (IFLA) in the 1990's. These meetings and workshops collaborative effort among economists at Montana State University taught around the world have given her insights into cultural common and the Bozeman public library. The presentation will show how data ground, and differences in defining "intellectual freedom." Our work can be used to evaluate socioeconomic factors affecting the library's with global colleagues will be enhanced by such understanding. use, readership trade-offs with public school libraries, and an analysis of optimal expansion locations. Playing Your Way to Staff Engagement Thursday, April 9th 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Safe Zone Connie Behe, Kim Crowley Marian Mays CE: Library Administration CE: Library Services to the Public Learn how we went from ho-hum to fun using lean management prinSafeZone was created to develop environments that are supportive to ciples, relationship building and a whole lotta crazy. Become a creaLGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) individuals, tive organization by providing amazing and unexpected experiences as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equali- for staff (and yourself). Maybe you just want a break from the regular ty and inclusion. This workshop will give participants the skills they conference offerings? We are sure to entertain. need to create welcoming, inclusive spaces in their own libraries. Your Library Foundation: Who We Are, What Do We Do! Too Dangerous for the Big Sky – 2015 Book Challenge Update Thursday, April 9th 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm and Poster Unveiling Paula Beswick, Sarah DeOpsomer Sheila Bonnand CE: Library Administration CE: Library Services to the Public Join Paula Beswick, Director of the Bozeman Public Library Learn about the latest Montana book challenges, how to combat book Foundation, and Sarah DeOpsomer, the Foundation’s Development challenges at your library, and be present for the unveiling of the new and Programs Manager, for this informative workshop on your LiMLA Intellectual Freedom Committee and ACLU of Montana brary Foundation and what Foundations do and how we work for you. banned books poster. All participants will receive a poster. Learn how a Foundation supports a Library, hear about fundraising for big or small projects and how they differ, learn how other reTurning Dreams into Dollars – Grant Writing Basics sources and partners in your community can work with you, and how David Young to advocate for your Library. Sarah can address how to throw a CE: Library Administration “friend-raising” party, smaller donor gatherings, and what a FoundaNearly 300 foundations fund projects in Montana each year. This tion can get out of them. workshop will provide a broad overview of the grant writ- ing process with a focus on fundamentals, key components, resources, important tips, performance measures, hallmarks of successful proposals and common mistakes resulting in unfunded proposals. PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS Friday, April 10th 8:15 am – 9:45 am Friday, April 10th The Art of Asking Samantha Hines CE: Library Administration What can library workers learn about the Art of Asking? Focusing on Amanda Palmer’s hit TED Talk and recent book, attendees will develop ideas, via lively discussion with colleagues, on how to ask for what they need and want for (and from!) their communities, with an emphasis on crowdsourcing. Bookends Promote Training Sessions Jo Flick CE: Library Services to the Public Focus on two steps that are often overlooked, but still vital: 1. Needs analysis BEFORE you design your training, and 2. Evaluating the training program AT THE END. These important “bookends” promote training success. Learn how to conduct a needs analysis and to utilize formal and informal evaluation tools/methods. DPLA – An Amazing Resource Worth Learning to Use! Jennifer Birnel CE: Technology DPLA is a portal that delivers resources through different searching and browsing possibilities. Far more than a search engine, the portal provides innovative ways to search and scan through the united collection of millions of items, including by timeline, map, virtual bookshelf, format, subject, and partner. Learn about this amazing portal of digital content. Education Online: the Power of Logging On Britney Lipton CE: Technology By examining how online databases and technology have become a significant component of the modern-day library and classroom, and discussing ways in which devices can be a positive addition to those environments, this workshop aims to help librarians and teachers uncover cross-curricular, differentiated learning environments online that will help perpetuate Montana State Standards and individual goals. Digital Storytimes Kathleen McPherson-Glynn CE: Technology This program will focus on how children’s librarians can incorporate the use of an ipad (or other digital device) into their preschool storytimes. We will discuss why a children's librarian would choose to utilize this technology in a storytime and how media can support early literacy development. Ideas on how caregivers can use a digital device for meaningful interaction with young children will also be discussed. Learning to evaluate and select apps/ebooks for preschoolers and their families will round out the program. Love Us in Person? LIKE us on Facebook! Social Media Strategies for Engaging Your Patrons! Mary Anne Hansen, Scott Young, Angela Tate, Doralyn Rossmann CE: Library Administration Social media is a powerful means to build community. Participants will learn how to create a social media guide for creating library communities on Facebook, Twitter, etc., plus explore ways to integrate social media efforts into their organization’s strategic plan and to establish best practices and methods of assessing efforts. Who Let the Dogs In? Jacqueline Frank, Nancy Rosen CE: Library Services to the Public Love dogs? Join us to learn about the benefits of bringing registered Therapy Dogs into libraries. They help ease stress of university students studying for finals, and children learning to read at their public library. Learn about successes, challenges, and best practices for implementing Therapy Dog programs in both academic and public libraries. *Therapy Dogs will be present 10:00 am – 11:30 am Documents to the classroom! Great, free primary source materials for students and educators Susanne Caro CE: Library Services to the Public Learn about the wonderful, free materials available from The National Archives and Records Administration, NASA, Smithsonian Institute and others. Resources range from games to lesson plans and cover most subjects. Many resources are now being designed to work with the new Common Core and are free! Escape Your Silo – Collaborate to Educate! Mary Anne Hansen, Sheila Bonnand CE: Library Services to the Public University and school librarians often work in silos, providing great services and learning opportunities but in isolation from one another. Find out how one university library’s outreach efforts to its local high school is creating partnerships and building community to enhance information literacy and increase access to resources for students. Help Humanities Montana Create the Programming You Want Kim Anderson, Samantha Dwyer CE: Library Services to the Public For over 40 years Humanities Montana has provided a variety of programs and programming support to Montana libraries—grants to provide support for archiving, speakers bureau programs that appeal to a general public, reading and discussion programs and community conversations. In 2015 we’ll be examining and fine-tuning existing programs and imagining new ways to bring the humanities into every Montana community. In this give-and-take session participants will help HM staff decide which approaches are best for libraries and their patrons. Open data in education: How to harness the power of open resources Leila Sterman, Sara Mannheimer CE: Technology Librarians are used to sharing information with the public, but we might not expect others to give away free information. This session will explore data as an educational tool and the many forms of openly available data from sources including NASA, the National Parks, and the U.S. Census. Your Library Counts: Montana Public Library Statistics Colleen Hamer, Lauren McMullen, Kim Crowley CE: Library Administration Do you want to wow your funders? Get a standing ovation at the next city council meeting? The MSL Public Library Statistics Center contains a wealth of data to help you do just that. We’ll share datamining and presentation techniques that will make your library count! PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS Friday, April 10th 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Friday, April 10th 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm Access Your Library’s Full Capacity with the AmeriCorps*VISTA Program Desiree Funston, Kathy Robins, Jon Stephani CE: Library Administration With passion, commitment, and hard work, AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteers create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. ln this session, participants will complete a hands-on activity to identify their library's need and learn how to utilize a VISTA volunteer to achieve their goals. Access to All: Getting your bib records into WorldCat Roberta Gebhardt, Laura Tretter CE: Collection Management & Technical Services So you know how to create a bib record, but now what? Session will focus on the nuts and bolts of getting a record added to OCLC using the Connexion browser. Choosing Children's Books Cindy Christin CE: Collection Management & Technical Services This workshop is an opportunity for all of us who order children’s books to review criteria for choosing quality books and share ways libraries can find the highest quality materials. We will also look at our collection policies and budgets in order to meet the goals of our libraries and our communities. Children's Services on a Shoestring Sara Groves, Kelsey Altenhofen, Rebekah Kamp CE: Library Services to the Public Trying to put together high-quality children’s services on a shoestring budget? Come listen to these libraries talk about how they pull off successful outreach, completely refurbished their children’s area, and coordinate high-quality programming for pennies. Even Smalls Can Contribute to the MMP Jennifer Birnel CE: Technology Small libraries that have made it happen and so can you! Learn how Cooking Up the Past: Researching & Writing the Food History of very small libraries have successfully participated in contributing a Montana project to the MMP. This session will be a panel discussion from conJan Zauha, Mary Murphy, Molly Krukenberg, Zoe Ann Stoltz tributors, including participants from the PLPP training, on how they CE: Library Services to the Public selected items, created metadata, and accomplished the workload deExplore Montana culinary history in this interactive program highspite being a small to very small library. The PLPP participants are lighting research for a new historical cookbook from the Montana also working on a collaborative exhibit for the Digital Public Library Historical Society. Follow our creative quest for food in memoirs, of America. oral histories, diaries, newspapers, photographs, ephemera, and, of course, old cookbooks. Share your own knowledge of Montana food- Linking Performance to Strategic Goals ways from past and present. Jo Flick, Stef Johnson, Jodie Moore CE: Library Administration Meet Me Anytime, Anywhere! Directors and trustees are tasked with maintaining current strategic Pam Henley, Jo Flick plans and job descriptions. We’ll consider how these documents can CE: Technology The State Library has provided each public library with a GoToMeet- be useful when evaluating the library staff and board. Attendees will receive tools and templates to create or update job descriptions and ing license. Join us as we demonstrate the software, and provide examples of how libraries are already using this tool. Bring your laptop strategic goals, and will learn how to use them for effective performance evaluation. or device and practice setting up a meeting! Montana Libraries into the Future Cathleen Bourdon CE: Library Administration (This program is a kitchen table type discussion being held at conferences around the country and in Canada to help ALA best serve its members.) What do you believe is the future of the library profession? What do you aspire libraries to become? What can associations and others do to actually help achieve professional and community goals. Learn about ALA's Libraries Transforming Communities Initiative, and join us for a frank and honest conversation about where we are and where we're going. Ten Years After--MLA School in Pakistan Greg Mortenson CE: Library Services to the Public Greg Mortenson was a keynote speaker at MLA ten years ago. This inspired several Montana schools and libraries to participate in the “Pennies for Peace” program and they collected enough money to build a “Montana” school, the Batangi Girls and Boys School in Azad Kasmir, Pakistan. Offering Technology Instruction In a Public Library Jason Greenwald, Gregory Gilpin CE: Library Services to the Public In September 2014, the Bozeman Public Library hired a dedicated staff member to teach technology classes to the public. This program will reflect on what he has been learned about technology education in libraries, share the mistakes we have made, and share our vision for technology instruction and support in public libraries. Significant Tidings: Partnerships Round Robin Lauren McMullen NO CE Available Looking for a new partner? Join us for a series of lightning talks about library-community partnerships that benefit citizens across Montana. You’ll learn about collaborative efforts and engagement strategies among all types of libraries. Share your experience , learn from the experience of others, or just pick up some great new ideas. PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS Saturday, April 11th 9:00 am – 10:30 am Saturday, April 11th 10:45 am – 12:15 pm Advocacy, Action and Answers: Building Influence for the School Librarian Ann Ewbank CE: Library Administration This workshop will describe Dr. Gary Hartzell’s advocacy framework, Building Influence for the School Librarian. We will examine conditions for building influence, characteristics of influential individuals, and how to influence the school community to provide support for the school library program. Participants will learn strategies for advocacy within their schools. Author Workshop Tim Tingle CE: Library Services to the Public Homework, MT, A Statewide Resource: Is Your Community Aware? Susan Del Rosario CE: Library Services to the Public The Montana State Library partners with Tutor.com to provide online tutoring to all Montana residents through HomeworkMT.org. Attend this in-person training session to learn how to access, use and An Entrepreneur Walks Into a Library… promote this invaluable service for all students within your commuSuzanne Reymer, Danny Choriki, Liz Ching, Greg Notess, Mary nity. Craigle CE: Library Services to the Public The Language of Tech: Computer Coding Programs in Libraries Panel discussion focuses on the types of information needs for some- Suzanne Reymer, Kathy Robins, Jason Greenwald, Colin Cote one thinking of starting a business and resources available to fill CE: Technology those needs. Libraries are starting to offer computer coding classes for their comLibrary Association Leaders Orientation munities. Panelists will talk about some of the options they’ve Beth Boyson and Panel looked at and tried in their schools and libraries. CE: Library Administration . As Chair of the Nominations committee, we will invite all interested Library Continuing Education – National News and Trends MLA members to an orientation on the budget, submitting budget Jo Flick CE: Library Administration requests, writing reports, attending Board meetings, serving as a This session will provide an overview of the work completed so far committee chair and submitting expense reports. by several national CE initiatives now underway and explain how Montana Book Award activities at the national level may soon be impacting CE opportuniBarbara Theroux ties for librarians in Montana. Of special interest are activities unCE: Collection Management & Technical Services derway to improve training for library boards. Members of the 2014 Montana Book Award Committee will review titles of Montana interest, including the winners of this year’s award. Use KidBlog to Reach Patrons & Students Jamie Reynolds, Amy Paden Montana State Publications, Safari Tech Books Online and How CE: Technology They Benefit You Encourage your students and patrons to harness the power of the web Alana Mueller-Brunkhorst, Downs, Beth in positive and meaningful ways. Give your students and patron’s CE: Technology voice with KidBlog, a free and safe platform. Learn how we create Wondering what types of information resources the Montana State connections and how you can too. Come blog with us! Library has in their collection? Take a ride with us in the Wayback Machine, search for digitized Montana State Publications and discover how Safari Tech Books Online can help you in your professional development. Pop Up Programming: Everyone Joins In Megan Glidden CE: Library Services to the Public We call them “Experience Zones” and they appear in the lobby of the library or out in the community at least once a month. Learn how creating pop-up programs can be easy and inexpensive and engage customers who may never have attended a more traditional program. The books for the MLA Bookstore were purchased with the help of the Bozeman Barnes & Noble Store. Thank you for your marvelous help and valuable discount. GRANTREE INN Exhibitor Area HOLIDAY INN Registration Area Please join us for the 2014 Montana Book Award Presentation & Reception 2014 Winner Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson 2014 Honor Books Astoria by Peter Stark Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan Wednesday, April 8th 7:00 pm Country Bookshelf, 28 West Main Street, Bozeman, MT Co-Hosted by: Belgrade Community Library CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS ACLU OF MONTANA Booth 23 Amy Cannata The ACLU of Montana works on the state, local and national level to protect the Constitutional rights we all cherish, whether it be testifying in front of state legislators or city commissions, advocating for policies that protect our rights at work, home and school, or monitoring and commenting on the actions of state committees and agencies that impact our civil liberties. BOOKS GALORE, INC Booth 16 Lori Puvalowski John Williams Full service distributor of fiction and nonfiction publishers. We honor publisher school/library discounted prices and offer free shipping and cataloging on qualifying orders. Call for an appointment today! search centers rely on Mergent's broad range of business and financial information resources. Mergent ensures that libraries have the right combination of global business and financial data with innovative and powerful applications. MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY MONTANA CAREER INFORMATION BOUND TO STAY BOUND BOOKS SYSTEM Booth 10 Booth 13 Len Blau Pam Boggs Bound to Stay Bound Books is a full ser- We work in partnership with the U.S. DeAMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOC. vice distributor of prebound K-8 books. partment of Labor's Bureau of Labor StaBooth 18 Our books are bound to the highest bind- tistics, and Employment & Training AdSusan Gregory ing standards for superior quality. ministration to develop labor market inThe American Library Association (ALA) is formation about Montana and the United the oldest and largest library association States that businesses, educators, govin the world, providing association infor- EBSCO INFORMATION SYSTEMS ernment agencies, researchers, students mation, news, events, and advocacy reBooth 7 and others find useful. We are also home George Dragich sources for members, librarians, and lito Montana's Career Resources which brary users. EBSCO provides e-journal, e-book and e- provides career development tools and journal package and print subscriptions, e information for everyone from elemenFounded on October 6, 1876 during the -resource management tools, full-text tary school students to Montana seniors. Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the and secondary databases, and related Take some time to check out our website mission of ALA is to provide leadership services for all types of libraries, research (www.careers.mt.gov). There's lots of for the development, promotion, and imorganizations and corporations. information. It's updated frequently. And, provement of library and information serbest of all, it's free. vices and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure FOLLETT MONTANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY access to information for all. Booth 20 Booth 22 Andy Jensen Rod Coslet Follett offers books, reference materials, Come visit the Montana Historical Society AWE digital resources, eBooks, audiovisual Store. We feature books and other items Booth 21 materials and pre-owned textbooks. We highlighting Montana's history. RememBrandy Whalen are a leading provider of integrated edu- ber we offer 10% discount to schools and Cynthia Busse cational technology for the management libraries. AWE is a proven provider of digital learnof physical and digital assets. We provide ing solutions for young children in public MONTANA LEGAL SERVICES & MONtools for tracking, storing and analyzing libraries. Our products include over 60 TANA STATE LAW LIBRARY academic data. And we offer digital educational programs featuring thouBooth 9 learning environment tools for the classsands of activities across all subjects. August Swanson room, inspiring collaboration and focusing AWE’s flagship solution, the Early Literacy Laura Tretter on student achievement. Station™, is found in over 40% of U.S. Lisa Mecklenberg Jackson library systems. Now available on a tabMLSA, in partnership with the State of let! Montana Law Library, will provide inforMERGENT, INC mation about legal services and specific Booth 19 legal information that librarians can use BAKER & TAYLOR Sarang Bhatt to help meet the legal needs of their paBooth 14 Mergent has been a trusted partner to trons. Jennifer Rose libraries and academic institutions for Bob Rotello MONTANA LIBRARY ASSOC., INC. over a century. We recognize the comBaker & Taylor is a global information Booth 31 plex issues that researchers and inforand entertainment services company of- mation professionals face, where data Lisa Mecklenberg Jackson fering print and digital books, and enter- integrity and powerful applications are Stop by the Montana Library Association tainment products along with valuebooth to see what MLA has been up to! essential in gaining a competitive edge. added services to libraries, educational Come see who your leadership is! That's why libraries and corporate re institutions and retailers. CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS MONTANA STATE LIBRARY Booth 2 & 3 Sara Groves, Jennie Stapp, Cara Orban, Sarah McHugh, Jo Flick, Jennifer Birnel “The Montana State Library is committed to strengthening libraries and information services for all Montanans through leadership, advocacy, and service. Through consulting services, education, and creative collaboration, we strengthen and support the role of all Montana libraries so they are better positioned to be their communities choice for discovery and exchange of information and ideas. By collecting, enhancing, and preserving information created by our government, such as publications produced by state agencies and geospatial and natural resource information, we ensure that all Montana citizens have ready access to information that shapes our lives on a daily basis. We meet the information needs of Montana government employees. We ensure that Montanans who are blind or physically handicapped are provided access to library services. Our dedication to strengthening libraries and information services for all strengthens community life for all Montanans." MOUNTAIN PRESS PUBLISHING CO. Booth 12 Anne Iverson John Rimel Mountain Press publishes books on geology, natural history, and history. We are the publishers of the Roadside Geology, Geology Underfoot and Roadside History series. We have nonfiction books that engage and educate. perspective to the issues that interest all library staff: intellectual freedom, literacy, continuing education, and library leadership. QUALITY BOOKS Booth 8 Terry Smith Liisa Smith We work in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Employment & Training AdNATIONAL NETWORK OF LIBRARIES ministration to develop labor market inOF MEDICINE formation about Montana and the United Booth 11 States that businesses, educators, govCarolyn Martin ernment agencies, researchers, students Mary Anne Hansen and others find useful. We are also home Health information resources and serto Montana's Career Resources which vices from the National Network of Liprovides career development tools and braries of Medicine/Pacific Northwest Reinformation for everyone from elemengion; health information outreach availatary school students to Montana seniors. ble from MSU Library liaisons to the Take some time to check out our website NNLM/PNR. Health information-related (www.careers.mt.gov). There's lots of grant opportunities for all. information. It's updated frequently. And, best of all, it's free. OCLC ONLINE COMPUTER LIBRARY CENTER SIRSIDYNIX Booth 1 Booth 5 Paul Cappuzzello Adam Johnson Visit the OCLC booth to see demos of Pam Arnold OCLC’s WorldShare Management vices Provides library automation systems, electronic networking services and other for cloud-computing efficiencies, and disrelated services for libraries. cover the value of a WorldCat subscripMOUNTAIN PLAINS LIBRARY ASSOtion for discovery of resources locally and CIATION worldwide via the FirstSearch service. Ask SOUTHWEST SOLUTIONS GROUP Booth 24 us about new WorldShare Metadata Ser- Booth 17 Eileen Wright vices for cataloging and WorldShare InDean Smith The Mountain Plains Library Association terlibrary Loan for delivery options. A growing team with a noble aim - to (MPLA) is a twelve state association of become the very best in shelving soluPACIFIC NORTHWEST LIBRARY ASlibrarians, library paraprofessionals and tions. Four decades later and thousands friends of libraries in Arizona, Colorado, SOCIATION of successful installations, our team has Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Booth 26 become the largest designer and impleNew Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, menter of Spacesaver stationary and high Della Dubbe South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Its The Pacific Northwest Library Association density mobile shelving systems in North purpose is to (PNLA) is an organization of people who America. In addition to our equipment promote the development of librarians focus, we have expanded our promotion and libraries by providing significant edu- work in, with, and for libraries. PNLA proof related supplies, software and profesvides opportunities in communication, cational and networking opportuni education and leadership that transcend sional services. Our team is recognized as ties. The Association meets annually in the leading software provider in the joint conferences with member states on political boundaries. PNLA will have the country with a talented in-house technola rotational basis, and is governed by an support of its community. PNLA will meet continuing education needs of the region. ogy team that has developed and supelected board of representatives from ports hundreds of applications involving each member state and a number of sec- PNLA will develop stronger library neton-demand color coded file labeling systions and roundtables representing inter- works and networking in the region. The tems, barcode and RFID tracking and Pacific Northwest Library Association ests and types of libraries. community is made up of over 200 library electronic record keeping/imaging systems. staff and like-minded individuals from four states and two provinces. PNLA provides a unique regional and multinational CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS SIRSIDYNIX Booth 5 Adam Johnson Pam Arnold Provides library automation systems, electronic networking services and other related services for libraries. SOUTHWEST SOLUTIONS GROUP Booth 17 Dean Smith A growing team with a noble aim - to become the very best in shelving solutions. Four decades later and thousands of successful installations, our team has become the largest designer and implementer of Spacesaver stationary and high density mobile shelving systems in North America. In addition to our equipment focus, we have expanded our promotion of related supplies, software and professional services. Our team is recognized as the leading software provider in the country with a talented in-house technology team that has developed and supports hundreds of applications involving on-demand color coded file labeling systems, barcode and RFID tracking and electronic record keeping/ imaging systems. USBORNE BOOKS & MORE Booth 4 Shawn Kenelty Brittany Nickolay Usborne and Kane Miller books are the most exciting, engaging, and educational books on the market today. They are high quality, innovative, lavishlyillustrated and best of all they are the books kids love to read. Choose from almost 2000 bright colorful and fun titles covering a wide variety of subjects. WORLD BOOK, INC. Booth 6 Britney Lipton Delivering best-in-class print and digital resources to a new generation of families and educators. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF INFORMATION Booth 15 Yvonne Chandler The College of Information (CoI) was created in 2008 as the result of a consolidation between two academic units: the School of Library & Information Sciences and the Department of Learning Technologies. As an official iSchool, the College of Information houses a variety of academic degrees and certificate programs in information science, library science, computing and technology systems, learning and cognition, and human performance. SPEAKER LIST Megan Glidden, ImagineIF Libraries Jessie Goodwin, Montana State Library Jason Greewald, Bozeman Public Library Sarah, Groves, Montana State Library Colleen Hamer, Montana State Library Mary Anne Hansen, MSU Bozeman Lib. Pam Henley, Montana State Library Samantha Hines, UM-Mansfield Library Rebecca Johnson, ImagineIf Library Stef Johnson, Butte-Silver Bow Pub. Lib. Rebekah Kamp, Belgrade Comm. Library Anne Kish, UM-Western Library Molly Kruckenberg, MT Historical Soc. Aaron LaFrombroise, Blackfeet Community College Britney Lipton, World Book Sales Rep. Sara Mannheimer, MSU Bozeman Library Marian Mays, Butte-Silver Bow Publ. Lib. Lauren McMullen, Montana State Library Kathleen McPherson-Glynn, Bozeman Public Library Jodie Moore, Red Lodge Carnegie Library Barbara Jones, ALA Greg Mortenson, Central Asia Institute Tim Tingle, Author Alana Mueller-Brunckhorst, Montana State Audra Loyal, Book & Conser. Services Library Amy Marchwick, MSL Dr. Mary Murphy, MSU-Bozeman Karen Yother, CSLP Bruce Newell, Montana Library Comm. Kelsey Altenhofen, Blaine Co. Library Greg Notess, MSU Bozeman Library Kim Anderson, Humanities Montana Amy Paden, Twin Bridges School Colet Bartow, OPI Suzanne Reymer, Montana State Library Connie Behe, ImagineIF Libraries Jamie Reynolds, Twin Bridges School Lib. Anton Bekkerman, MSU-Bozeman Brent Roberts, MSU Billings Library Paula Beswick, Bozeman Lib Foundation Kathy Robins, Billings Public Library Jennifer Birnel, Montana State Library Nancy Rosen, Bozeman Animal Assisted Sheila Bonnand, MSU Bozeman Library Interventions Cathleen Bourdon, ALA Doralyn Rossmann, MSU Bozeman Lib. Beth Boyson, Bozeman Public Library Anita Scheetz, James E. Shanley Tribal Lib. Pam Carlton, Missoula Public Library Jennie Stapp, Montana State Librarian Susanne Caro, UM-Mansfield Library Liz Ching, Governor’s Office of Economics Jon Stephani, MTCC Leila Sterman, MSU Bozeman Library Danny Choriki, Information Management Zoe Ann Stoltz, MT Historical Society Cindy Christin, Bozeman Public Library Colin Cote, Butte-Silver Bow Public Library Angela Tate, MSU Bozeman Library Suzi Taylor, MSU Extended University Mary Craigle, Montana Dept. of Comm. Barbara Theroux, Montana Book Award Kim Crowley, ImagineIF Libraries Laura Tretter, Montana State Law Library Susan Del Rosario, Tutor.Com David Young, MSU-Bozeman Sarah DeOpsomer, Bozeman Lib. Found. Scott Young, MSU-Bozeman Beth Downs, Montana State Library Jan Zauha, MSU Bozeman Library Samantha Dwyer, Humanities Montana Dr. Ann Ewbank, MSU Bozeman Library Jo Flick, Montana State Library Jacqueline Frank, MSU-Bozeman Desiree Funston, Missoula Public Library Martha Furman, ImagineIF Libraries Robert Gebhardt, MT Historical Society Greg Gilpin, MSU-Bozeman SPEAKER LIST A special Thank You to all our exhibitors who contributed a bingo or door prize! Your generosity made our annual conference just that much better. Montana library and information professionals who plan and present MLA continuing education workshops are volunteers in service to our profession. Their generous contributions of time, talent, and energy make this and every MLA conference a success. MLA appreciates their work. MLA 2015-16 CANDIDATES Samantha Hines VP-Pres. Elect Samantha Schmehl Hines received her MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign in 2003. In 2004 she was hired as the Social Science Librarian by the Mansfield Library at The University of Montana-Missoula and is currently Head Librarian for the Missoula College campus library of The University of Montana. She writes and presents widely on issues of online library services, information literacy instruction, and library middle management, and is the author of Productivity for Librarians (2010, Chandos), and Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Science Professionals (2014, IGI-Global). Paula DeMars PNLA Representative I am currently the Library Director at Miles Community College. I came to Montana from South Dakota where I had been a small town public library director. I have 2 Master’s degrees and I am currently working on my third. In 2009 I was awarded the Founders Scholarship for the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, an award given to small and rural librarians who demonstrate successful library leadership. I was a very active member of the South Dakota Library Association. Additionally, I created a grassroots library association called the Black Hills Librarians for small and rural western South Dakota librarians to meet, connect and share information and ideas regularly. This organization of librarians is still an effective group for the benefit of their communities. In Montana I have joined the Academic Task Force in developing the Montana Academic Library Consortium (MALC). And, I would be pleased to represent Montana with the PNLA. Carmen Clark PNLA Representative Carmen Clark is a reference librarian at the Bozeman Public Library. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Excelsior College (NY) and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University (PA). One of the many hats she is wearing at BPL is creating a Maker Space program for adults. Her career in libraries started as a volunteer at the Camp Red Cloud Library in Uijongbu, Korea. From there she worked for the Pierce County Library System in Washington State as well as the Madigan Army Medical Library in Fort Lewis. For the last 8 ½ years she has worked for the Bozeman Public Library in different capacities. In 2013 she was selected to participate in the PNLA Leadership Institute (LEADS) which was held in October in Fort Worden State Park. During this intensive week, she made many new friends from Montana, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, BC and Alberta. She would welcome the opportunity to serve as the PNLA representative to the MLA board. She is a member of MLA and PNLA. HOW TO PLAY EXHIBITOR BINGO Visit each exhibitor to find out what they do and what is new, then have them sign next to the name of their company. Fill out your contact information and place the completed card in the Vendor Bingo basket next to registration desk. by 1:15 pm on Friday. Prizes Winners will be Posted in Exhibitor Area on Friday at 3:00 pm. Be sure to stop by and grab your prize before you head home! NOTES: Stop by Booth 15 and thank the SirsiDynix representative for the attractive conference bag.
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