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Arkansas State Library
2015 Annual Conference Schedule,
Preconference Information and
Conference Breakout Session Descriptions
Brought to you in partnership with the
Arkansas State Library
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Carolyn Ashcraft, Arkansas State Librarian
I’d like to welcome each of you to Arkansas and to the 2015 annual conference of the Association for
Rural & Small Libraries. It’s an exciting time for libraries as we continue to grow and adapt,
remaining motivated and responsive to our communities. The library world is an amazing area in
which to work/study/play, and we’ll continue to meet and bring inspired people together in
forums like this, to ensure our libraries remain at the cutting edge.
I’d like to thank each of you for attending the ARSL conference and bringing your expertise to Arkansas. You have the
vision, the knowledge, the wherewithal and the experience to help us pave our way into the future. You are truly our
greatest asset today and tomorrow, and we could not accomplish what we do without your support and leadership.
My personal respect and thanks goes out to all of you. Enjoy the conference and your time in Little Rock!
Arkansas Gem: Arkansas is the only state where diamonds are found. Keep what you dig up at the Crater of
Diamonds State Park! Located just outside of Murfreesboro, Crater of Diamonds State Park allows dedicated
prospectors to search for precious gems including diamonds, amethyst, garnet, jasper, agate, and quartz.
http://www.50states.com/facts/arkansas.htm#.VXm0K0aJPMs
Donna Brice, ARSL President
Welcome to Little Rock!
On behalf of the Association for Rural & Small Libraries Board of Directors and the ARSL Conference Committee, I'm
pleased to welcome you to Little Rock, Arkansas. Take advantage of the many opportunities to connect, learn and share
with your library allies. This year’s conference will move small and rural libraries into the future!
So, Rock your ARSL Off in Little Rock!
Thank you Conference Sponsors!
Arkansas Gem: Our state contains six national park sites, two and a half million acres of national forests, seven
national scenic byways, three state scenic byways and 50 state parks! http://www.50states.com/facts/
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Liner Notes
POWER UP and Rock On! Charging stations and outlets in vendor areas
Meals: Each meal requiring pre-registration will have a colored note on your badge Wed. Reception
Thurs. Breakfast
Thurs. Lunch
Fri. Breakfast
Fri. Lunch
Sat. Brunch
Vegetarian Option will be indicated on your name tag
ALL bread at the Marriott hotel is Gluten Free
Break out Session Tracks:
Track designations will be indicated on each session description:
1 night only: Breakout session will NOT be repeated. Go now!
Sold out Shows: If every seat in the house is full—please choose another session
Conference Twitter Feed
#ARSL2015
Parking: Little Rock Convention Center Parking deck
tickets validated at Registration Table
Daily Updates: Check out the slide presentations prior to general sessions for daily updates.
Wednesday, September 30
10 am
Registration Table Opens
Location: outside Grand Ballroom of the Mariott Hotel
1pm-4pm
Trolley Tours (Pre Registration Required) Meet Dwain Gordon in Lobby of the
Marriott Hotel at 12:45pm.
1pm-5pm
Preconference sessions See information on page 4 for topic, speaker and location.
4pm5:30pm
Walking Tour of Downtown Little Rock Meet in the lobby of Marriott Hotel and end
up back at CALS for the evening reception.
5:30pm
“Come and Go” Welcome Reception with cocktail snacks at the Central Arkansas
Library System Main Library, 100 Rock Street. Registration required -check your badge
for
6pm
Registration Table Closes
7:30 pm
Reception Ends
Marriott Hotel
Want to walk it?
Central Arkansas Library System
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Pre-Conferences
Wednesday September 30
“The Accidental Leader”
George Needham
Time: 1pm-5pm
Location: Harris Brake Hall
Leadership may not be something you aspire to, but you may find
yourself in a leadership role unexpectedly; how do you quickly find the internal and external
resources you need to lead? What do you do when you’re younger than the people you’re
supposed to lead? How do you exercise authority without becoming either a tyrant or a pushover? Participants will hear strategies, practical advice, anecdotes, and hopefully, a few laughs
drawing on the speaker’s decades of experience.
“Emergency Preparedness”
Eva Grizzard
Time: 1pm-5pm
Location: White Oak Hall
This workshop will introduce key concepts of emergency preparedness including risk
assessment, response procedures, and recovery actions. Participants will walk through
the creation of a disaster plan, and will leave with templates and tools for creating their
own plan.
“What We Talk About When We Talk About Apps”
Jeffrey Stoffer & Yadi Osuna
Time: 1pm-4pm
Special Location: Arkansas State Library, 900 West Capitol Ave.
There are hundreds of different things that you can use your iPad for at your library. Now
that you own an iPad, what do you put on it?
Transportation: Marriott Shuttle Meet in the hotel lobby at 12:45pm
Want to walk it?
Marriott Hotel
Arkansas State Library
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Arkansas Gem: Le Petite Roche. See the “Little Rock” while you are in Little Rock. The stone is the city’s
name sake and it is easy to find while in Riverfront Park. It’s at the north end of Rock Street.
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Arkansas Gem: While B.B. King performed at a dance in Twist, AR a fight broke out and a fire started. As
everyone else was running out of the burning building, B.B. King went back for his guitar. He later learned that
the fight was over a woman named Lucille. Each of his Gibson guitars has been called “Lucille” as a reminder that he
should never fight over a woman. Department of Arkansas Heritage sign in Twist, AR (Cross County).
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Keynote Speakers
Craig O’Neill
Opening General Session
Craig graduated from Little Rock's Central High School in 1968 and from Arkansas State
University in Jonesboro in 1972. His career as a deejay began in 1969. A self-confessed sports
nut, he became the host of ESPN2 Outdoors in 1995. In 1997, Craig became the stadium
announcer for all home football games for the Arkansas Razorbacks. "In August of 1999, I
began to park at THV's front door and demanding to be put on TV," said Craig; they
relented in December 1999. On Craig's first day of work he was sent to Dallas to cover the Cotton Bowl game between
the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas Longhorns. In June of 2008, he went into news with Dawn Scott and Liz
Massey. Craig also holds the distinction of being the only disc jockey to ever host a dance at the White House.
Josh Hanagarne, The World’s Strongest Librarian
Thursday Lunch Speaker
An extreme case of Tourette syndrome has done little to slow down Salt Lake City librarian Josh Hanagarne, author
of The World’s Strongest Librarian. After faith and family, he credits books and weightlifting—
adopted to control his tics—as his salvation. With disarming candor, Hanagarne shares his
incredible story, bringing audiences to laughter and tears. Josh believes in curiosity,
questions, and strength, and that things are never so bad that they can’t improve. Currently,
Josh is a librarian at the Salt Lake City Public Library.
Dr. Daniel Black
Friday General Session
A native of Kansas, Dr. Black spent the majority of his childhood years in Blackwell, Arkansas. He is the author of Perfect Peace, the 2014 selection for the statewide program “If All of
Arkansas Read the Same Book.” Awarded the Ph.D. in African American Studies from
Temple University, Dr. Black is currently a professor of African American Studies at Clark
Atlanta University. His newest release, The Coming, is a first-hand account of the trauma and
triumph of Africans on a slave ship in the 16th century and will be released in upcoming
months.
P.C. Cast (Author of House of Night Series)
Author Lunch Friday
An award winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel
Wreath. She is an experienced teacher and talented speaker. She authored The House of Night series,
an international phenomenon. It has reached #1 on U.S., German, Brazilian, and UK bestseller lists,
and remained a fixture on The New York Times Children’s Series bestseller list for nearly 160 weeks
and counting, with more than 20 million copies in print and rights sold in over forty countries to date.
Zachary Benedict
Closing General Session
As a managing partner at MKM architecture and design, Zach handles the company’s community
based projects. As the son of a Librarian, Zach also grew up understanding the importance of libraries
in communities. He has presented on topics including intergenerational communities, the library as a
“Third Place” in the community, and more on the planning of communities and the library’s role in the
community.
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Thursday, October 1
7:30am
Registration Table Opens
8am
Breakfast Pre-registration required—check your badge for
Opening Session (Grand Ballroom)
9am
Welcome and conference opening: Donna Brice, ARSL President
Welcome to Little Rock: Carolyn Ashcraft, Arkansas State Librarian Keynote Speaker: Craig O’Neill
10:30am
Exhibits Grand Opening! Exhibits open until 5pm
11:00am-12:00pm Sessions
Family Literacy at a Food Pantry
Misc.
Chicot
Kennedy, Betsy
“1 night only”
The Story Room Family Literacy Program operates a learning-focused center at the CazCares Food pantry that provides early and adult literacy programs. It provides preschool learning through reading and
play while parents access other services at CazCares. Adults who need high school equivalency or ESL
are tutored there.
Grampas
Library Marketing: Putting the 'Fly' Back in Flyers
Marketing
Encore Fri. at
McPherson, Laura
Does the thought of creating marketing materials for your library engender bliss as you imagine tinkering 11am
with design elements, anxiety as you contemplate the incomprehensible icons of your desktop design
program, or fatigue as you consider your lengthy to do list? Join this session to learn about tools to help
you on your way to creating simple, beautiful, engaging marketing materials.
Harris Brake
A Mob is Coming!
Youth/ Tech
Malay, Rachel
“1 night only”
The video game Minecraft is popular worldwide. Your library can do programming as a remote host for
around $10 a month. It is simple to learn. I’ll show librarians the basics of setting up a Realms server, minimum requirements for computers, administrative game cheats, sample policies, and programming ideas.
After Hours Extravaganza
Youth
Beaumont, Mollie
Teens weren't using the library before I came to work at PCPL. I changed that early on when I created
outrageous programs that teens wanted to do. With the help of a Teen Advisory Board, my programs
bring in upwards of 30 participants.
Hoffman
Encore Fri. at
11am
Manning
Managing Employee Performance; or, How to Boss Your Friends Around
Management
Encore Fri. at
Lemons, Rebecca
This presentation will focus on managing employees in a small or medium library where relationships are 3pm
often very close. The objective will be to give people a good strategy for dealing with the tough conversations that they may have to have with people who are friends, or maybe even family. The
session
will feature tips and tricks for managing performance and will allow attendees to share their own experiences and role play to practice some of the real world situations that they might encounter.
Project Outcome: Gathering Better Data to Create Better Libraries
Management
Plagman, Emily & Logan, Rochelle
Join PLA for two sessions to learn about Project Outcome: helping libraries measure the outcomes of
their patron-based services. The first session provides a project overview. The second session will
provide an in-depth enrollment discussion. Attendance is not required for both, but maximum benefit
will result by attending consecutive sessions.
Neosho
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Reliable Resources for Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Reference Questions
Prog./Serv.
Casella, Jessie
Where do you turn when a patron asks a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) question?
This session will provide participants with resources to assist in answering CAM reference questions.
Through a multimedia presentation and group practice exercises in searching, participants will
discover a number of free reliable online CAM resources.
Ouachita
“1 night only”
White Oak
15 Ways to Spice Up Your Library's Facebook Page
Marketing/Tech
Encore Sat. at
Matczak, Jamie
Is your library's Facebook page stuck in a rut? Are you looking for some new ways to engage your pa- 9:45am
trons? Jamie will talk about some cool things other businesses are doing on Facebook and how they can
be applied to libraries.
Vendor Demonstrations
Every 1/2 hour during sessions.
12 noon -1:30 pm Lunch
Lafayette
Speaker: Josh Hanagarne, World’s Strongest Librarian
Registration required —check your badge for
1:45pm-2:45pm Sessions
Help! I’m Not an Archivist! Maintaining & Using Special Collections for Community Engagement
Peters, Jennifer
Misc.
Did you inherit a filing cabinet full of crumbling documents? Not sure what to do with “rare” books
and photographs? Join us for an overview of archival best practices, and a discussion of how these
materials can be used to show the value of your library and engage your community.
Chicot
“1 night only”
Data Visualization for the Rest of Us: A Beginner’s Guide
Management
Hofschire, Linda
You don’t have to be a graphic designer to present your library statistics in a way that effectively
communicates value. Learn quick and easy tips for visually displaying statistics that will enable you to
tell a powerful story about your library in your board reports, flyers, displays, and more.
Grampas
“1 night only”
Attract and Inspire Your Community's Youth with NASA Activities
Youth
LaConte, Keliann
Open the door to another world by providing hands-on science experiences for your community!
Undertake hands-on NASA activities that are designed to engage children ages 8 to 13 and their
families in the library environment and rely on inexpensive, fun materials. Receive NASA activity
plans, resources, and partnership ideas.
Harris Brake
“1 night only”
The Reader's Advisory Socialite
Prog./Serv.
Bolom, Jeremy & Cloud, Rebecca & Patrick, Kris
Pin it, like it, be my friend! Everybody’s keen about online diversions, and libraries excel at providing
the cat’s pajamas. Meanwhile your stacks are so last meme. Don’t lose your physical collection within
the digital divide. Get ready to present your debutante materials to the finest social media circles!
Hoffman
Encore Fri. at
1:45pm
Shhh- Stealth programs for Kids
Youth
Loch-Wouters, Marge
Kid-powered stealth (passive) programs are low-cost, low stress and high fun programs that stretch
your time and budget and increase library use/ literacy support. Find out about 1000 Books Before
Kindergarten, check-out clubs, DIY and more in this lively session.
Manning
Encore Fri. at
1:45pm
1:45pm-2:45pm Sessions Continued on the next page
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Thursday October 1 1:45pm-2:45pm cont.
Project Outcome: Gathering Better Data to Create Better Libraries
Management
Plagman, Emily & Logan, Rochelle
Join PLA for this second session to learn about Project Outcome: helping libraries measure the outcomes of their patron-based services. It will provide an in depth enrollment discussion. Attendance
is not required for both, but maximum benefit will result by attending both sessions.
Neosho
Meeting a Community Need: Preparing Teens for College & Careers
Youth
Yoke, Beth
Many libraries are struggling with limited resources, but want to increase their impact on the
community. At the same time, studies show that there is a growing number of 'disconnected youth'
who are neither in school or working, especially in small and rural communities. Leveraging
existing resources to provide college and career readiness services and resources is a great way that
libraries can meet a real community need.
Ouachita
“1 night only”
And Now for Something Completely Different: Creating a 'Culture of Yes' at your library and in
your community.
Management/Misc.
Hixon, Kieran & Morris, Sharon
Discover at least three ways to go from good enough to unexpectedly amazing. Look at the value of
“Yes, and…” as it applies to policies and services at your library. Share and learn techniques for
shifting your library culture to invigorate the relationship between your staff and your community.
White Oak
Encore Fri. at
1:45pm
Vendor Demonstrations
Lafayette
Every 1/2 hour during breakout sessions
2:45pm-3:00pm Refreshment Break Sponsored by COSLA —In the Exhibition Area
3:00pm-4:00pm Sessions
Get a Grant!
Management
Walsh, Maura
Could your library use extra funding for a special project? Would you like to offer your community
something more? Let’s take some of the mystery out of how the grants process works, guide you
through the application process and give easy tools that could help make your application stand out.
Chicot
Encore Sat. at
8:30am
The Accidental Cataloger: Tips and Tools to Help You Use the Rules
Misc.
Nimsakont, Emily
Have you found yourself responsible for cataloging with no previous experience? Is “cataloger” only
one of many hats you wear at your library? Attend this session to learn about free tools to make your
life easier and get your library’s materials cataloged and in the hands of your patrons.
Grampas
Encore Fri. at
11:45am
Harris Brake
Information policy: We’re from Washington, D.C. and, yes, here to help you!
Management
Inouye, Alan & Visser, Marijke
“1 night only”
Come learn about the diverse issues of information policy from e-rate to e-books with emphasis on the
relevance to rural and small libraries. Representatives from ALA Washington will brief you on the
issues and how policy advocacy works. What happens behind those closed doors?
Dynamic Tried & True Library Programs for All Ages @ Little or No Cost
Prog./Serv.
Randleman, Susie
Attract patrons to your library and help circulate your collection via fun, creative, inspiring and
informative library programs for all ages! Librarian with 37 years experience will provide live
demonstrations, photos, publicity tips, free handouts of proven win-win programs that utilize hidden
talent and resources within everyone's community.
Hoffman
“1 night only”
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Thursday October 1 3:00pm-4:00pm cont.
Creating an Autism Resource Center in Your Library
Youth
Busbea, Erin
Autism is one of the fastest growing developmental disabilities that America is facing. Parents often
turn to libraries for resources and information to help understand this terrifying disorder. The
Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System saw the need for support and resources in their area and
used an LSTA grant to jumpstart the very first library based Autism Resource Center in Mississippi.
Manning
“1 night only”
Neosho
Customer What? Quality Customer Service for All Libraries
Misc.
Encore Fri. at
Perry, Janis
Customer service is a vital part of all libraries, whether rural, small, urban, etc. Session participants will 1:45pm
learn easy, efficient, and extremely simple ways to take their customer service to the next level. Learner
participation, engagement, and common sense approaches will make this session both useful and
practical.
Detect, Defuse, and Delight Your Difficult Patrons
Management
Pape, Kathy
A fresh approach for handling challenging library situations and difficult patrons. Find out about:
•Common shared challenges faced in libraries today •Work as a better team to solve difficult situations
•Problem solving strategies that can be formatted to fit your library • Best practices presented in real
life scenarios that make sense
Ouachita
Encore Fri. at
11am
Omnibars, Burgers, and Boxes, Oh My! Chromeboxes in the library
Tech
Scherer, Andrea
Sick of having slow, outdated computers that have to be manually updated once a week? Learn how
the Campbell Library converted all their public access computers to Chromeboxes - a fast, easy, and
affordable process. We will discuss how Chromeboxes save money for the library, protect patron
privacy, and minimize staff maintenance time.
White Oak
“1 night only”
Vendor Demonstrations Every 1/2 hour during breakout sessions.
Lafayette
4:00pm –5:00pm ARSL Annual Membership Business Meeting Grand Ballroom
Everyone Welcome to Attend!
6:00 pm Dine-Arounds (meet in the first floor lobby of the hotel)
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Friday, October 2
7:30am Registration Table Opens
8am
Continental Breakfast registration required check your badge for
9am Exhibits open
9:00am-10:30am
General Session
(Author of A Perfect Peace)
10:30am –11:00am Exhibit Hall
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Daniel Black
Snag that Swag!
11:00am-12:00pm Sessions
Groove to the Beat and Move your Feet
Youth
Sallee, Morgan & Madkins, Stacie
Do you feel like you don't have any musical ability? Can't carry a tune in a bucket? Feel like you have
two left feet? The kids don't care, and neither do we. Join Morgan Sallee and Stacie Madkins from
Crowley Ridge Regional Library for a rockin' good time and to learn some innovative, nonintimidating, inexpensive ways to incorporate more music and movement into your storytimes.
Chicot
Encore today
at 1:45pm
Library Marketing: Putting the 'Fly' Back in Flyers
Marketing
McPherson, Laura
Does the thought of creating marketing materials for your library engender bliss as you imagine
tinkering with design elements, anxiety as you contemplate the incomprehensible icons of your
desktop design program, or fatigue as you consider your lengthy to-do list?
Grampas
Encore —last
chance
Work Smarter Not Harder: Reinventing Staffing & Redefining Your Workflow
Management
Garner, Jennie
Are your employees currently doing what they should be doing? Creating job descriptions/functions
for the position, not the employee in the position. Concept of doing more with the same staff; increase
output with same FTEs. Will touch on partnerships and community connections to increase
productivity and services.
Harris Brake
“1 night only”
After Hours Extravaganza
Youth
Beaumont, Mollie
Teens weren't using the library before I came to work at PCPL. I changed that early on when I created
outrageous programs that teens wanted to do. With the help of a Teen Advisory Board, my programs
bring in upwards of 30 participants.
Hoffman
Encore—last
chance
Manning
Science Literacy for Rural Citizens
Programs/ Services
“1 night only”
Jennings, Paul & Torro, Sandy
Sandy Toro, IMLS, and I will present and discuss our efforts to bring contemporary science to rural
communities via Informal STEM exhibits, and science-based programs. Our goals are to showcase our
efforts with the hope that more rural libraries across the Nation will join in the concept with new ideas.
Power in Numbers: Making Data Work for You
Management/Marketing
Owens, Timothy & Swan Deanne
Data can help you tell engaging stories and make informed decisions for your library. In this session,
you’ll discover readily available resources, easy-to-use tools, and simple techniques to use data to
strengthen your library. IMLS staff will share practical tips to put the power of data in your hands.
Neosho
“1 night only”
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11:00am-12:00pm Session cont.
Detect, Defuse, and Delight Your Difficult Patrons
Management
Pape, Kathy
A fresh approach for handling challenging library situations and difficult patrons.
•Common shared challenges faced in libraries today •Work as a better team to solve difficult
situations •Problem solving strategies that can be formatted to fit your library • Best practices
presented in real life scenarios that make sense
Ouachita
Encore—last
chance
Making Makers in your Community Makes Sense
Programs/Services
Walker, Sue & Orban, Cara
Presenters will compile and share best practices for creating a maker culture from rural and small
library staff in Montana and Idaho. Practices will focus on the following topics: Materials, Training,
Space, Partnerships, Cost. Attendees will have an opportunity to explore making tools and receive a
compilation of findings.
White Oak
“1 night only”
Vendor Demonstration
Lafayette
Every 1/2 hour during sessions.
12pm-1:30pm Author Luncheon with P.C. Cast (Author of the House of Night Series)
Pre-registration required check your badge for
Sponsored by OCLC
1:45-2:45pm Sessions
Groove to the Beat and Move your Feet
Youth
Chicot
Encore—last
Sallee, Morgan & Madkins, Stacie
Do you feel like you don't have any musical ability? Can't carry a tune in a bucket? Feel like you have chance
two left feet? The kids don't care, and neither do we. Join Morgan Sallee and Stacie Madkins from
Crowley Ridge Regional Library for a rockin' good time and to learn some innovative, nonintimidating, inexpensive ways to incorporate more music and movement into your storytimes.
Grampas
The Accidental Cataloger: Tips and Tools to Help You Use the Rules
Misc.
Encore—last
Nimsakont, Emily
Have you found yourself responsible for cataloging with no previous experience? Is “cataloger” only chance
one of many hats you wear at your library? Attend this session to learn about free tools to make your
life easier and get your library’s materials cataloged and in the hands of your patrons.
E-Rate: Get Your Share!
Management
Gregory, Amber
E-Rate underwent major changes in 2014, providing libraries with additional funding opportunities
to upgrade library connectivity and infrastructure. By focusing on the additional E-Rate money, this
session will provide general guidance on how to take advantage of increased funds and ensure that
your library is planning to get your share.
Harris Brake
“1 night only”
The Reader's Advisory Socialite
Programs/Services
Bolom, Jeremy & Cloud, Rebecca & Patrick, Kris
Pin it, like it, be my friend! Everybody’s keen about online diversions, and libraries excel at
providing the cat’s pajamas. Meanwhile your stacks are so last meme. Don’t lose your physical collection within the digital divide. Get ready to present your debutante materials to the finest social
media circles!
Hoffman
Encore—last
chance
Shhh- Stealth programs for Kids
Youth
Loch-Wouters, Marge
Kid-powered stealth (passive) programs are low-cost, low stress and high fun programs that stretch
your time and budget and increase library use/ literacy support. Find out about 1000 Books Before
Kindergarten, check-out clubs, DIY and more in this lively session.
Manning
Encore—last
chance
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Friday, October 2 1:45pm-2:45pm cont.
Customer What? Quality Customer Service for All Libraries
Misc.
Perry, Janis
Customer service is a vital part of all libraries, whether rural, small, urban, etc. Session participants
will learn easy, efficient, and extremely simple ways to take their customer service to the next level.
Learner participation, engagement, and common sense approaches will make this session both useful
and practical.
Neosho
Encore—last
chance
Edge for Small Libraries
Management/Tech
Aceves, Lourdes
Edge is a nationally recognized suite of tools developed to help libraries and local governments work
together to achieve community goals. Has your state enrolled in Edge? Have you wondered how it
applies to your library? Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn how Edge specifically benefits
small libraries.
Ouachita
“1 night only”
And Now for Something Completely Different: Creating a 'Culture of Yes' at your library and in
your community.
Management/Misc.
Hixon, Kieran & Sharon Morris
Discover at least three ways to go from good enough to unexpectedly amazing. Look at the value of
“Yes, and…” as it applies to policies and services at your library. Share and learn techniques for
shifting your library culture to invigorate the relationship between your staff and your community.
White Oak
Encore—last
chance
Vendor Demonstrations
Lafayette
Every 1/2 hour during sessions
2:45pm-3:00pm Refreshment Break Sponsored by COSLA—-In the Exhibition Area
3:00pm-4:00pm Sessions
Seniors Want More Than Just Books!
Programs/Services
McLeod, Alisa
We are seeing an increase in the retiring baby boomers. They are looking for ideas for their newly
acquired free time. Public libraries are developing new and different programs for these patrons.
Libraries are using this to expand and evolve their identity in todays changing times.
Chicot
“1 night only”
Broadband 101
Tech
Almond, Emily
Georgia’s public libraries just completed a three-year statewide network upgrade. Over the course of
the project, we learned what went right, what went not-so-right and what could have been avoided
had we known better. Through it all, though, we can speak to the following when considering
planning a broadband installation or upgrade.
Grampas
“1 night only”
Ditching Dewey
Youth /Misc.
Summer, Jessica
Learn how to adapt genre systems to fit your community needs as quickly and inexpensively as
possible. Presentation will include overview of "Dewey Lite" and Metis, how to adapt these systems to
fit needs, and a full cost of the transition process. Process photos and time for discussion included.
Harris Brake
“1 night only”
What is Fair Use? Copyright Law and Fair Use
Misc.
Healey, Paul
This session will look at the concept of fair use under copyright law, with a particular
emphasis on how it affects libraries.
Hoffman
“1 night only”
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3:00pm-4:00pm Session cont.
Managing Employee Performance; or, How to Boss Your Friends Around
Management
Lemons, Rebecca
This presentation will focus on managing employees in a small or medium library where relationships
are often very close. The objective will be to give people a good strategy for dealing with the tough
conversations that they may have to have with people who are friends, or maybe even family. The
session will feature tips and tricks for managing performance and will allow attendees to share their
own experiences and role play to practice some of the real world situations that they might encounter.
Manning
Encore —last
chance
Neosho
Managing Multiple Libraries
Management
“1 night only”
Girres, Allison
As many library systems consolidate staff, librarians may find themselves covering two or more
libraries. While it may seem like an overwhelming workload, having one head librarian for several small
branches can bring a new level of consistency to your system and create opportunities for collaboration
between libraries. Learn strategies for managing multiple libraries while remaining sane.
Creating a Library Consortium with Individual Libraries
Misc.
Rigby, Sarah
Learn how you can form a library consortium with other small libraries yet still operate individually.
Open up a wider variety of materials and resources for your patrons. The Northern Cache Library
Consortium was created by four libraries that still maintain individual budgets and policies.
Ouachita
“1 night only”
White Oak
Womb Literacy: a Parent-to-be-Program
Youth
“1 night only”
Jordebrek, Jennifer
The Womb Literacy initiative at North Liberty Community Library is based on our belief it’s never too
early to begin learning literacy skills. The concept is to encourage families to adopt reading habits before
the baby is even born. Programs include a Stork Story Time and Read to the Bump.
ARSL Affiliates Meeting
Lafayette (Ballroom Level)
4:00pm-5:00pm Last Chance to Visit Exhibitor’s Tables
4:30pm—Vendor Prize Raffle—You must be present to win!
6:00 pm Dine-Arounds (meet in the first floor lobby of the hotel)
Affiliate Members
OCLC
Three Rivers Library System
United for Libraries
Urban Libraries Council
Young Adult Library Services Association
Business Members Cont.
Conway County Library
Gale Cengage Learning
Library Strategies Consulting Group
ResourceMate by Jaywil Software
Business Members
Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates
Collaborative Summer Library Program
Arkansas Gem: The first woman elected to the U.S. Senate was from Arkansas -- Hattie Caraway, elected
November 1932. http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ar-facts.html
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Saturday, October 3
8:00 am Registration Table Opens
8:30am-9:30am Sessions
Get a Grant!
Management
Walsh, Maura
Could your library use extra funding for a special project? Would you like to offer your community
something more? Let’s take some of the mystery out of how the grants process works, guide you
through the application process and give easy tools that could help make your application stand out.
Chicot
Encore—last
chance
No, We Really Do Want You To Check These Out!!!
Programs/ Services
Hays, Heather
Over the last few years we have rearranged our library to be more user friendly and invite more check
outs. We have revamped our Reference collection, Graphic Novels, Biographies, created an Oversize
collection, and reshelved our Art and Architecture books to make them easier to browse. We also do
more hands on displays to get patron attention. In our changing library world we have to change the
way we think to get more people to walk out with an item in their hands!!!
Grampas
Encore today
at 9:45am
Books & Beyond: Passive Advisory & Programming for Youth in Small & Rural Libraries
Kurz, Robin & Stevens, Allie
Youth/Prog./Serv.
How do we serve children and teens when staff resources are limited? The presenters will give
attendees tips, templates, and examples for creating passive advisory and programming in staffed
and unstaffed areas serving youth in small and rural libraries. Hands-on activities will focus on
brainstorming ideas for attendees’ libraries.
Harris Brake
“1 night only”
Digital Community Signs - Nonprofit News
Misc.
Connery, Dianne
Our library digital signage fills a media gap. Nonprofits have a new (free) method for publicizing their
events/services. The library community TV monitor displays flyers submitted by area nonprofits. We
offer graphic design and software training as well as the software/ computers to create effective digital
flyers.
Neosho
“1 night only”
Collaborations: Wellness of Mind and Body
Misc.
McMahon, Janette
We have successfully collaborated with our Parks and Recreation Department sharing staff, dual
programming, and resources to even inviting them to move into our building! I would like share our
journey, what decisions had to be made at the City level, how our dual programming works and
marketed, and what we see in the future.
Ouachita
“1 night only”
White Oak
Too Much Information!!! Managing Digital Overload
Management/Misc.
“1 night only”
Schimpf, Crystal
Do you suffer from information overload? Sometimes we push the boundaries of digital communication
too far. Emails, webinars, listservs, blogs, Twitter, and Facebook can cause us to short circuit. Learn
about your choices for dealing with digital information to increase efficiency and reduce stress (without
getting overwhelmed by technical jargon).
Arkansas Gem: In the northwest Arkansas hamlet of Eureka Springs, none of the streets cross at right angles
and there are no stoplights in town. These two facts landed the community in Ripley's Believe It or Not.
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9:45am-10:45 am Sessions
Who’s In Charge Here? Harnessing the Power of Homeschoolers
Youth
Wilson,Gina
I homeschooled for 10 years before becoming a librarian, and even I tend to shake in my boots when
they come in the door. We will look at the root issues of librarians’ negative perceptions of homeschoolers, identifying behaviors that enhance negative perceptions, developing proactive services
and policies, and building win-win relationships with homeschoolers.
Chicot
“1 night only”
Grampas
No, We Really Do Want You To Check These Out!!!
Programs/Services
Encore—last
Hays, Heather
chance
Over the last few years we have rearranged our library to be more user friendly and invite more
check outs. We have revamped our Reference collection, Graphic Novels, Biographies, created an
Oversize collection, and reshelved our Art and Architecture books to make them easier to browse.
We also do more hands on displays to get patron attention. In our changing library world we have to
change the way we think to get more people to walk out with an item in their hands!!!
Volunteers, More Work? or More Work Force!
Management
Winther, Sheila
Create an effective, relevant-to-your-library, volunteer management program. • Recruiting: Have a
Plan! • Management: Adding Value • Matching: The Right Volunteer for the Right Job
• Commitment: Volunteer Buy-in • Reality: Saying No or Goodbye to a Volunteer • Staff Buy-in:
Integrating Volunteers into Your Organization • Enhancement and Expansion of Library Programs
• Statistics: Tracking Volunteer Activity • Volunteer Management Resources: Free of Charge!
Harris Brake
“1 night only”
Dig Into History
Youth
Millikan, Karyn
Library personnel worked with girls in our community to "dig" into their family tree. The objective
of the project was to give girls a sense of their heritage and where they came from. Each girl kept a
journal of information she located and decorated them like scrapbook. Then there was a end party to
share this information with significant female(s) in their lives. I would present the program how-to's
and discuss the importance of genealogy with this section of the community.
Neosho
“1 night only”
Libraries Partner to Provide eBooks
Programs/ Services
Dudley, Hadi & Goodson, Jennifer
To stay relevant, libraries are faced with the need to incorporate expensive digital content, such as
eBooks, downloadable audios and streaming technologies. Learn about Northwest Arkansas /
Arkansas River Valley consortium’s successful partnership to share costs for Overdrive services.
Big things can happen when libraries of any size join together!
Ouachita
“1 night only”
Go now!
15 Ways to Spice Up Your Library's Facebook Page
Marketing/Tech
Matczak, Jamie
Is your library's Facebook page stuck in a rut? Are you looking for some new ways to engage your
patrons? Jamie will talk about some cool things other businesses are doing on Facebook and how
they can be applied to libraries.
White Oak
Encore —last
chance
10:45am –12:15pm Brunch
Closing General Session Speaker: Zachary Benedict
Registration required
check your badge for
1:00pm-6:00pm ARSL Board Meeting—Ouachita
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Curtain Call: ARSL Saturday Afternoon Post Conference Event
Title: Implementing StoryCorps in Your Library” with Virginia Millington & Cristina Kim
Cost: $20
Date/Time: Saturday, October 3, 2015 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Chicot
Description: Record, celebrate, and share the voices of your community by
establishing a storytelling project based on StoryCorps’ well-known and successful methods and best practices. StoryCorps staff will lead a hands-on and highlyinteractive workshop that will cover practical tips on engaging and celebrating
the stories of your patrons and local communities, recording equipment
recommendations, and best practices for creating exciting public programs based
on recorded interviews and freely-available StoryCorps content. Participants will
also get hands-on instruction with the newly released StoryCorps app, which
guides users through the process of preparing for and recording interviews and
allows them to share stories.
Jam Sessions: Shared Conference Events with the Arkansas Library Association
Title: Writing Workshop with PC Cast
Cost: $50 Date/Time: Saturday, October 3, 2015 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Maximum: 25 each association
Location: Grampas
Description: This workshop is tailored for you! In it PC will touch on the process of creating a
manuscript, as well as discuss the nuts and bolts of publishing. She will also provide a
plethora of creative writing exercises, talk about outlines, and share inspiration and research
techniques. Come with pen and paper, or simply just questions and an inquisitive mind.
Title: Relocation, Arkansas
No charge! Date/Time: Saturday, October 3, 2015 3:00 - 6:00 PM Location: Harris Brake
Panel: Vivienne Schiffer, Rosalie Gould, Richard Yada Moderator: Colin Thompson
Description: The execution of Executive Order 9066 in 1943 began what is arguably the greatest
single violation of civil rights of any group of Americans, the forced removal and incarceration of
every person of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. That two of the prison camps were located in Arkansas is a
surprise to many Americans, who never knew that over 16,000 Californians had been sent to the
Deep South. Relocation, Arkansas, a documentary directed by native Arkansan, Vivienne Schiffer,
explores the aftermath of the incarceration experience on the generation that was born after the
camps closed, the surprising story of those Japanese American families who remained in Arkansas after the war years, and the amazing power of the creative spirit of those who were in the Arkansas camps. A panel discussion with the filmmaker and others involved with making the film
follows.
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ARSL Board Members 2015—2016
President: Jet Kofoot (term exp ‘17)
V. P./Pres Elect: Judy Calhoun (2nd term exp ‘18)
Past President: Donna Brice (2nd term exp ‘16)
Treasurer: Susan J. Hughes (term exp ‘17)
Secretary : Amy K. Marshall (term exp’17)
Admin Asst: Becky Heil
Iowa
Arkansas
Pennsylvania
Florida
Alaska
Iowa
Vicki Bartz (term exp ‘16)
Ryan Deery (term exp ‘18)
Julie Elmore (term exp ‘18)
Linda Green (term exp ‘17)
Kieran Hixon (term exp ‘16)
Jennifer Pearson (term exp ‘18)
Carolyn Petersen (2nd term exp ‘16)
Cal Shepard (term exp ‘18)
Jenniffer Stephenson (term exp ‘18)
Kevin Tomlinson (term exp ‘17)
Minnesota
Michigan
Indiana
Arkansas
Colorado
Tennessee
Washington
North Carolina
Mississippi
Idaho
Retiring Tena Hanson (2nd term exp ‘15)
Retiring Gail Sheldon (term exp ‘15)
Iowa
Maryland
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Thank you to the Arkansas State Library Staff
State Librarian
IT Support
Room
Monitors and
Booksellers
Carolyn Ashcraft
Dustin Brock
Zoe Butler
Dwain Gordon
Welcome
Reception
Registration
Table
Dine-a-rounds
Printing
Amber Gregory
Printing
Danny Koonce
Debbie Hall
IT Support
Donovan Mays
Cathy Howser
Tours
Ruth Hyatt
Registration
Table
Janie Roark
Arkansas Gem: Arkansas ranks No. 1 in the nation for the production of rice. The Top 5 rice-producing counties are
Arkansas, Poinsett, Cross, Lawrence and Lonoke. Arkansas rice is known for its versatility and can be used in wide
variety of cuisines. http://www.littlerockfamily.com/post/98501/share-these-8-fun-food-facts-about-arkansas
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Thank you to the ARSL Conference Committee Chairs
Conference
Chair
Vendors
Programs
Judy Calhoun
Donna Brice
Becky Heil
Hospitality
Promotions
& P.R.
Finance
Committee
Merchandizing
Lauren Drittler
Julie Elmore
Tena Hanson
Jet Kofoot
Webmaster
Entertainment
Tours
Tours
Vendors
Kieran Hixon
Anna Bates
Jessica McGrath
Jenniffer
Stephenson
Scholarships
Shirley Vonderhaar
Arkansas Gem: Paul Kilpsch was the first to realize that horn shaped speakers
have a richer sound that cone –type speakers and started to sell his Klipsch
speakers out of a tin shed in Hope, AR in 1946. http://www.10-facts-about.com/
Arkansas/id/47
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October 26-29
Thank you to our 2015 Vendors
Allison Architects, Inc
Arkansas State Library
Northeast Document Conservation Center
BiblioEase
Northern Kentucky University
Biblionix
OCLC
Book Systems, Inc.
Public Library Association (PLA)
Chief Officers of State Library Agencies
Recording Imaging Systems, Inc.
Children’s Plus, Inc.
ResourceMate by Jaywil Software
Clarion University
Sebco Books
Collaborative Summer Library Program
South Central Library Council
Digital Public Library of America
Stop Falling Productions
EBSCO Information Services
TEI Landmark Audio
ELM USA
TLC-The Library Corporation
EnvisionWare
UNT Library & Information Sciences
GN Associates, Inc.
USM School of Library and Information Science
Go-To Librarian
USDA Rural Development
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Young Adult Services Association (YALSA)
Magazine Subscription Service Agency
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