KeyNOTE SESSION WITH BECK TENCH at 1:00 PM CdT
AT 2:15 CDT enter small group session that you registered with
Endings At the Library: Making the Decision to End Programs, Workshops, or Initiatives
Sure, bright shiny new things are fun, but what about when a program has run its course or a service is no longer a valuable resource or there just is no longer the staff time to devote to a project? Whether it’s leading the last meeting of a long running book group or deciding to no longer loan Nooks, join Alexandra Skinner in discussing your experiences with endings in libraries and how to develop best practices and procedures around this issue.
Moving On Up: Making the transition to being a supervisor, manager,and director!
Join Mary Soucie, North Dakota State Librarian for a chat about the in's and out's of moving up the library ladder. Mary will answer questions about moving to progressively responsible management positions and what it's really like to be a library director. Expect to laugh a little and learn something new while gaining a different perspective about life in the library world.
Meet Beck Tench, Library OnConference Keynote Speaker
Meet our keynote speaker, Beck Tench. Beck is a simplifier, illustrator, story teller and technologist. She was formally trained as a designer and journalist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and has spent her career since helping people and organizations of all types to embrace risk-taking, creativity, and change.
Her work has been mentioned in the New York Times, National Public Radio, Scientific American, Quantified Self, Independent Weekly and several books and blogs. Some of the projects she was instrumental in making and facilitating include Library Space Camp, Experimonth, Project FeederWatch: Sketch, Is the Library Open?, Name That Zoom, and The SmartWool Experiment.
Play: Active Learning at Your Library
“Play” is a hot-button issue in public libraries. For thousands of years, play was just a "matter-of-course". It just was. Only in recent history has play been marginalized and set aside for seemingly more essential activities. The busier and more over-programmed children become, the more important it’s becoming to have a place that fills the need for the true work of children… play! Libraries around the world are addressing this need in creative ways. Come share your thoughts about this important topic and be inspired to bring more play into your Library and life!
The Hangout: Engaging Teens through Library Programming
How can we make the library into a more welcoming place for teenagers? What is connected learning and how can we apply it to programs? What's the deal with HOMAGO? In this session Becky Fyolek will talk all about serving teens, how to get them into the library, how to engage them once they're there, and how to involve them in their own programs.
The Next Generation: Programming for Patrons in their 20s and 30s
More and more libraries are looking to provide programming targeted specifically at the often difficult-to-reach Millennial crowd, but getting started can prove difficult. Hangout with Emily Vinci to talk about what your library has done, what it wants to do, and how it can provide effective and relevant programming to a demographic whose members are in wildly different stages of life with diverse interests and backgrounds.