2015 Montana Library Association Annual Conference Bozeman

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
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Tuesday, April 7 – 3 pm to 7 pm
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Wednesday, April 8th – 6:30 am to 9 pm
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Thursday, April 9th – 6:30 am to 7 pm
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Friday, April 10th – 6:30 am to 7 pm
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Saturday, April 11th – 6:30 am to 3 pm
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Hours will be posted during conference
MLA Bookstore:
Holiday Inn Lobby
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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.
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Exhibitors may set their exhibits up after
3:00 p.m. April 8, 2015.
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Exhibits must be set-up by 10:00 a.m. April
9, 2015.
Sheila Cates Raffle Display Area
Aspen Room — Grantree Inn
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Thursday, April 10th - 9:00 am to 5 pm
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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.)
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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.
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Bylaws changes
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Legislative Update
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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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