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Wednesday, May 1
 

9:00am

...ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS BUILD BETTER WORKING RELATIONSHIPS?
Your co-worker frequently agrees to a task and then doesn't get it done.
Your employee is not pulling their weight. We're tempted to repeat
ourselves or send an email and hope for the best. In this lively and practical
session, Mary Schaefer will share tactics to improve listening, increase
understanding, reduce conflict, and advance discussions toward more
productive outcomes.
Boxed Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:00.
Sponsor: DLA/DDL/PLD
This program is worth 3 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Schaefer

Mary Schaefer

Workplace Empowerment Trainer and Coach


Wednesday May 1, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Clipper B & C

9:00am

...CHILDREN LEARN WHEN THEY PLAY?
Playing for Learning: Effective play does not just happen! The play space must
be thoughtfully prepared with each specific child in mind. Each child is unique
and so is his/her play progression. These skills will help to attract children to
productive play.
Boxed Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:00.
Sponsor: MSL
This program is worth 3 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Patty Stine

Patty Stine

Pure Play Every Day, Co-founder


Wednesday May 1, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Cutter

9:00am

...LIBRARY FRIENDS AND FOUNDATION MEMBERS ARE CONFIDENT MARKETERS?
Want to learn some new ideas for marketing your
library Friends or Foundation? Three experienced
marketers will guide you through the process of
promoting your non-profit. In a hands-on workshop
you will learn the elements of marketing, best practices for your web site and social media, and how to write a targeted marketing message. You'll leave with an elevator speech targeted to the audience you are trying to reach, a to-do list to pump up your publicity and new campaign confidence. To get the most from this pre-conference, sign up with a team of two or more from your organization and bring your laptop.
Boxed Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:00.
Sponsor: CML
This program is worth 3 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Allison

Laura Allison

Owner, Keep it Simple Computer Training
avatar for Victoria Falcòn

Victoria Falcòn

Communications Manager, Southern Maryland Regional Library Association
avatar for Robyn Truslow

Robyn Truslow

Public Relations Coordinator, Calvert Library


Wednesday May 1, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Windjammer

9:00am

...WE’RE ON THE PATH FORWARD? Moving Towards an Inclusive Organization
Establishing an inclusive culture, one in which individuals feel valued,
heard, engaged, and are allowed to be their authentic selves in the
workplace, remains elusive for many libraries. In this facilitated
workshop, participants will be introduced to a developmental process borrowed from the field of Organizational Development. The “Path from Exclusive Club to Inclusive Organization” depicts the stages encountered when organizations transition from an exclusive organization to an inclusive multicultural one. Attendees will participate in small group discussions throughout the workshop, and work together to develop strategies for getting from where we are to where we want to be on the spectrum of the Path Model. By directly engaging the issues of power and privilege that face librarianship, participants will leave this discussion better equipped to move the profession forward toward a more positive, inclusive culture.Boxed Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:00.
Sponsor: LDD
This program is worth 3 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Nikhat Ghouse

Nikhat Ghouse

Associate Librarian & Diversity Alliance Coordinator, American University
Nikhat J. Ghouse (pronounced NIK-Khaath GAWS) is the Associate Librarian for the Social Sciences and Coordinator of the Diversity Alliance Residency Program at American University (AU).


Wednesday May 1, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Clipper A

9:00am

...LIBRARIANS ARE MEDIA MENTORS?
New media is more prevalent and important to libraries
and in the lives of young children and their families
more than ever before. Learn how to guide families
through the world of new media by becoming a media
mentor, as well as how to lead other staff in their media
mentor journey through peer coaching techniques.
Boxed Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:00.
Sponsor: CSD
This program is worth 6 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Phyllis Bontrager

Phyllis Bontrager

Mobile Engagement Administrator, Baltimore County Public Library
avatar for Jackie Cassidy

Jackie Cassidy

Assistant Branch Manager, Children's Services, Harford County Public Library
AK

Angie Knight

Children's Services Supervisor, Carroll County Public Library
avatar for Conni Strittmatter

Conni Strittmatter

Youth and Family Engagement Manager, Baltimore County Public Library


Wednesday May 1, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Chesapeake G

9:00am

...LOCAL HISTORY WENT DIGITAL?
Do you want to gain skills to use digital history sources and develop local
history projects that will open up new programming
opportunities? Do you want to help your patrons
connect their interest in genealogy to broader social,
cultural, and political history? This workshop will
introduce you to Creating Local Linkages, a free online
professional development curriculum offering training
in historical research methods and digital skills, including
using Omeka for online publishing. Learn about the
challenges of doing local history and how to approach
them from practicing public historians. Get ideas for programming that creates community history and develops digital literacy.
Boxed Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:00.
Sponsor: PSD
This program is worth 6 contact hours of continuing education

Speakers
MB

Megan Brett

Digital History Associate, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
LW

LaQuanda Walters Cooper

Graduate Research Assistant/Project Manager, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
SM

Stephen M. Robertson

Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University


Wednesday May 1, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Schooner

9:00am

...YOU COULD MAKE SENSE OF MANAGEMENT?
What if there was a secret handbook that told you everything you needed to know about management, supervision, and leadership (or at least which things really mattered)? While, regrettably, such an invaluable resource does not exist, there are ways to make sense of organizations, institutions, teams, and people that provide helpful guidance as you navigate the challenges and opportunities of library management. Join us for a day of big picture thinking, hands-on exercises, networking and experience sharing, and resource discovery focused on helping you describe, make sense of, and plan actions to address the many management challenges you encounter as you work to make a difference in your organization and the communities it serves. In addition to a general overview of relevant knowledge, skills, and concepts in management, discussions and activities will cover topics such as: Is this normal or is it just me? (making sense of new management situations); Strategic thinking for everyone (and why it actually matters for getting things done); How to ignore your boss and have them thank you for it later (managing up and down); and “But we can't do that.” (Change-oriented project management and leadership).
Boxed Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:00.
Sponsor: University of Maryland, College of Information Studies
This program is worth 6 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
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Brian Butler

Professor and Senior Associate Dean,, University of Maryland College of Information Studies
DD

Denise Davis

Director Emerita, Cecil County Public Library, Past MLA President, Board of Visitors Member for University of Maryland College of Information Studies
PP

Phil Piety

Senior Lecturer, University of Maryland, College of Information Studies
SW

Susan Winter

Lecturer and Associate Dean for Research, University of Maryland College of Information Studies


Wednesday May 1, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Galleon

1:00pm

WEBCONFERENCING FOR MLA MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS
What if you are able to extend your outreach for MLA Division and Interest Group meetings and programs to those who cannot participate in-person? Attend this session to learn how to easily use available platforms to connect virtually with library staff statewide. We'll explore what works best so you can plan your engagements. Bring your laptop/tablet and headphones for hands-on experience.
Sponsor: MLA Technology Committee
This program is by invitation. No contact hours will be provided.

Speakers
NB

Nini Beegan

Maryland State Library
MC

Maddie Clybourn

Digital Strategies Manager, Montgomery County Public Library


Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Clipper A

1:00pm

... CHILDREN LEARNING BY DOING WHAT THEY LOVE?
Connected learning happens at the intersection of personal interest, supportive relationships, and opportunities. Connected learning provides a framework to support academic success through informal programs while supporting emotional, academic, and social facets of learning. Although often associated with teen programming, connected learning also informs family and youth programming. This workshop will offer applications of connected learning with respect to family-oriented programs, including early literacy/computational thinking without using technology and theater and movement to increase accessibility for children of all abilities.Boxed Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:00.
Sponsor: MSL
This program is worth 3 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Boston

Carmen Boston

Children's Services Coordinator, DC Public Library
avatar for Paula Langsam

Paula Langsam

Children's Librarian, DC Public Library
avatar for Rebecca Tanen

Rebecca Tanen

Children's Librarian, Center for Accessibility, DC Public Library



Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Clipper B & C

1:00pm

...LIBRARIES WERE EMPOWERED TO UNLEASH THE POTENTIAL OF MAKERSPACES?
Katelynn Scott and Renate Cumming will share stories of how they created and grew the Makerspaces in their own library settings and about the importance of the Maker Movement in libraries. Attendees will then have the opportunity to rotate through Maker Stations to experience various pieces of technology firsthand, create projects that can be recreated in their own libraries, tour virtual Makerspaces, and view extra project ideas. By the end of the session, learners will have a better understanding of how Makerspaces and Maker programming increase the digital and technological literacy of patrons, and feel comfortable to launch Makerspaces in their own libraries.
Boxed Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:00.
Sponsor: DLA/YSD/DASL
This program is worth 3 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Renate Cumming

Renate Cumming

Youth Services Librarian, Vice President of DE Youth Division, Bear Public Library
avatar for Katelynn Scott

Katelynn Scott

MLIS, School Library Media Specialist, Alfred G. Waters Middle School, (Middletown, DE), Vice President of DE Association of School Librarians


Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Skipjack

1:00pm

...WE CAN BECOME BETTER TEEN ADVOCATES WITH YALSA RESOURCES?
This session looks at the unique needs and challenges presented by teens through the lens of the YALSA Teen Competencies. YALSA materials to support teen services will be shared, along with other suggested resources and community partners that support teen needs. Attendees will leave this pre-conference with an action plan and a developed personal network to support their work with teens.
Boxed Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:00. Sponsor: TIG
This program is worth 3 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Garifo

Sarah Garifo

Librarian I, Prince George's County Memorial Library System
avatar for Kelsey Hughes

Kelsey Hughes

Adult and Teen Services Specialist, Prince George's County Memorial Library System


Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cutter

1:00pm

...YOU COULD WRITE A WINNING GRANT APPLICATION?
Show me the money! In this pre-conference, come learn how to write a winning grant proposal. Presenters from the Maryland Humanities and Delaware Humanities will discuss each organization's grant programs, systems, and evaluation processes. Through questions and answers interspersed throughout the session participants will engage in active discussion to learn more about the grant application process. After an initial introduction to the grant writing process, attendees will discuss general grant writing tips and take a deep dive into successful applications that highlight key components of DE and MD's grant applications, including budget break down and injecting humanities content.
Boxed Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 1:00. Sponsor: ACRL-MD
This program is worth 3 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
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Marilyn Hatza

Program Officer,, Maryland Humanities
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Erin Samarasinghe

Grant Officer, Delaware Humanities


Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Windjammer

4:15pm

CML Awards
2019 Davis McCarn Award
Recognition of outstanding effort to use technology to improve library service in Maryland
Winner: The Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC) at the College of Information Studies
The CML Board is impressed with the DCIC’s work to generate new forms of historical research, particularly in the areas of social justice, human rights, and cultural heritage, while pioneering advances in computational treatment of archival and cultural content, which is helping to foster understanding of our cultural heritage and educating students in the use of this technology to bring history alive in communities throughout Maryland.

2019 Marion Satterthwaite Award
Recognition of outstanding advocacy efforts that have improved library service in Maryland
Winner: Kristen Pironis
The CML Board is very impressed with the work you have done as a member of the Queen Anne's County Library Board of Trustees since 2012, including serving as Board president in 2017. Also, since joining the Citizens for Maryland Libraries Board in 2014, you have played a very active role in the organization. Thank you for serving as president of the CML Board for calendar years 2017 and 2018, a time of significant transition. Your tireless energy, excellent leadership skills and positive approach successfully led the organization through this period of change. We appreciate your testimony at legislative hearings on issues of importance to the library community and your participation in National Library Legislative Day, Maryland Library Legislative Day, and the Maryland Association of Counties Annual Conference. We further recognize that you played a key role in the strategic planning process at Queen Anne’s County Library and will now be leading the strategic planning process for CML.

Wednesday May 1, 2019 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Choptank Ballroom

4:30pm

HELP YOU PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE?
Patrick is the President of Chesapeake Think Tank, an organization that works with small businesses and non-profits to provide solutions and create an appropriate 'toolkit' to move organizations forward and take advantage of opportunities. In this role, he understands the need to focus on current changes within the organization, and external, environmental factors to guide the overall direction and goals of the organization. Previously, Patrick has been the Executive Director and Leadership Anne Arundel, and a Vistage International Chair. Patrick will engage attendees in a fun, inspirational, and informational talk about libraries as community centers, creativity, and positive and productive change.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Lee Jr.

Patrick Lee Jr.

President, Chesapeake Think Tank


Wednesday May 1, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Choptank Ballroom

6:00pm

ALL-CONFERENCE RECEPTION
Wednesday May 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Choptank Ballroom

7:00pm

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ALUMNI RECEPTION
The College of Information Studies (iSchool) is hosting a reception for alumni. Please join us for some food and drinks and a short update on the iSchool. Faculty and other college leaders will be in attendance and iSchool swag will be available. Be sure to RSVP to csanchez@umd.eduabout your ability to attend.

Wednesday May 1, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Clipper B & C

7:00pm

BEER SHINDIG IN MICHENER LOUNGE
Come network, socialize and relax with your fellow conference attendees as you enjoy happy hour drink prices in Michener’s Lounge!

Wednesday May 1, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Michener Lounge

8:00pm

FILM SCREENING OF “I KNOW A MAN...ASHLEY BRYAN”
I know a Man...Ashley Bryan (2016, 73 min.) by Richard Kane and Robert Shetterly is about this 94- year-old creative wonder who skips and jumps in his heart like a child. He served in a WWII all- Black battalion and experienced the racism of a segregated Army and the carnage of D-Day. As a result he dedicated his life to creating beauty and joy, spreading love and awe through his art. He's a poet/illustrator of over 50 children's books and makes magical puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage. Ashley is the recipient of three Coretta Scott King awards, a NY Public Library Literary Lions Award and a prestigious 2017 Newbery Award for his latest book: “Freedom Over Me”. This film is a wonderful tool to learn about diversity, cultural competency, inclusion and social justice. Facilitated discussion will follow the film.
Sponsor: Delaware Library Association

Wednesday May 1, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Galleon
 
Thursday, May 2
 

8:00am

...WE BECOME ORIENTED?
First time attending the conference? Wondering what MLA and DLA can do for you? Curious about how to meet fellow librarians in this venue? And how does one decide what sessions to attend? Discover the answers to these questions and more from MLA/DLA leaders and active members at the conference orientation. Get ready to explore!
Sponsor: MMC

Thursday May 2, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Windjammer

8:00am

POSTER SESSIONS
What if you could learn about innovative projects, services, and research conducted by your fellow Maryland and Delaware librarians in one spot! Yes, you can at this year's poster session! Come by anytime on Thursday to explore the posters yourself or drop in between 10:00-10:30 or 2:30-3:00 to interact with the posters' authors. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to get ideas, network with colleagues, and to see what is new in Maryland and Delaware libraries.

Thursday May 2, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm

8:00am

SILENT AUCTION OPEN
Thursday May 2, 2019 8:00am - 5:30pm

9:00am

...ADULTS ARE THRIFTY CRAFTERS?
Give new meaning to recycling items! Learn how to
engage adults (and teens) in reusing items from the
library or home to make useful and decorative crafts. The session will expose adult librarians to the world of crafting while reusing a lot of what their library already has using a smaller budget to produce craft programs. Participants will leave with ideas for adults programming and an upcycled craft!
Sponsor: PSD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Alsup

Dana Alsup

Marilyn J. Praisner Branch, Montgomery County Public Library
avatar for Christine Freeman

Christine Freeman

Branch Manager, Noyes Branch for Young Children, Montgomery County Public Library
avatar for Clotilde Puertolas

Clotilde Puertolas

Program Specialist and IT Public Services, Montgomery County Public Library


Thursday May 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Galleon

9:00am

...EQUALITY IS A REALITY?
This presentation will discuss the realities of implicit bias and how it affects equality. We will explore diversity in libraries, understanding oppression, and how to become more inclusive, culturally and socially just, in library programming and services. This session will be highly interactive, thought provoking, yet fun.
Sponsor: DLA/YSD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Michael Edge

Dr. Michael Edge

Adjunct Professor, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and College of Education, Wilmington University


Thursday May 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am

9:00am

...LIBRARIES COLLABORATED TO SHAPE THE FUTURE?
The Delaware and Maryland State Libraries will share updates about state programming and initiatives. Come hear what has been happening in Delaware and Maryland regarding STEM and Tech education programming, early childhood literacy and learning, staff development opportunities, capital projects, accessibility services, and much more.
Sponsor: MSL
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Annie Norman

Dr. Annie Norman

Delaware State Librarian, Delaware Division of Libraries
avatar for Leslie Bowman

Leslie Bowman

Director, Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
avatar for Renee Croft

Renee Croft

Library Facilities Program Manager
avatar for John Owen

John Owen

Assistant Branch Chief, Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
avatar for Irene Padilla

Irene Padilla

Maryland State Librarian
avatar for Beth-Ann Ryan

Beth-Ann Ryan

Deputy Director, Delaware Division of Libraries
avatar for Tamar Sarnof

Tamar Sarnof

Branch Chief, Public Library and State Networking Branch


Thursday May 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chesapeake E

9:00am

...PRIVACY IS FOR EVERYONE? A PRIVACY PRIMER
Join us for a privacy primer! Explore what threats we
all face when it comes to privacy and surveillance, and
learn about tools and tips to help protect yourself and
your patrons. Sara Brown and Joshua Stone share what they learned as members of the inaugural cohort of the Library Freedom Institute. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of who and what threatens their privacy and knowledge about specific tools and methods for protecting themselves and their patrons. Bring your device to try tools.
Sponsor: IFP This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Brown

Sara Brown

Librarian, Baltimore County Public Library
avatar for Joshua Stone

Joshua Stone

Director of Digital Services, Southeast Florida Library Information Network



Thursday May 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Schooner

9:00am

...STUDENTS DIDN’T NEED TO PURCHASE EXPENSIVE TEXTBOOKS? BUILDING AN OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER) COMMUNITY ON CAMPUS
Academic librarians can serve as powerful advocates in facilitating more
inclusive and equitable access to course materials. While the use of Open
Educational Resources (OER) is gaining national attention, many faculty
members fail to become involved due to lack of administrative support,
misconceptions of OER, and misperceptions of the challenges students
face in navigating the financial costs of higher education. In this
participatory session, attendees will be introduced to strategies for building support for OER communities of practice. Examples of best practices for library outreach will be shared and discussed, as well as strategies for overcoming misconceptions of OER in higher education. By building communities of OER practice on campus, librarians can play a decisive role in securing more equitable and inclusive teaching environments for current and future college students.Sponsor: ACRL-MD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Durham

Erin Durham

Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Erin Durham works as Reference and Instruction Librarian at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She graduated in 2018 with an MA in History and MLS from the University of College Park. Her research interests include reflective librarianship, academic library and Writing... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Windjammer

9:00am

...WE PLAY GIANT GAMES?
Have you wanted to try a giant game program? Not sure how to get it started? In this workshop you'll see some examples of giant game programs held at a public library. Find out what's worked, what hasn't, and get a few steps ahead in planning your own program. You'll also have a chance to step into a giant game and try it out for yourself!
Sponsor: CSD This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Ghislaine Hockensmith

Ghislaine Hockensmith

Children’s Services Supervisor, Carroll County Public Library


Thursday May 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Skipjack

9:00am

...YOU CAN MEET THE NEW DIRECTOR OF ALA’S COMMUNICATION & MARKETING OFFICE?
Meet the new Director of ALA's Communications and Marketing Office! Learn from her what communications challenges the organization is facing; the need to coordinate messages for library advocacy success and gain a new perspective to national advocacy and how marketing and communications impact its success.
Sponsor: MMC This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Hlywak

Stephanie Hlywak

Director, ALA Communications & Marketing Office


Thursday May 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Chesapeake F

9:00am

...YOU COULD SAVE THE DATA? ENDANGERED DATA WEEK & HOW LIBRARIES CAN PROTECT PUBLIC DATA
Endangered data and information is not a new problem, but the sheer volume
of data in the era of digitally-generated and -mediated data has accelerated
the problem. Technology churn, political turnover, lack of preservation
resources, and simple neglect have put huge amounts of federal, state and local data at risk for disappearing entirely Mr Joseph Koivisto will provide an overview of the Endangered Data Week initiative and show us what libraries can do to facilitate the preservation of public data for future generations of students, scientists, and researchers.
Sponsor: GIIG This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers

Thursday May 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Clipper A

9:00am

...OUR CUSTOMERS FIGHT FAKE NEWS?
In “Fighting Fake News: How to Help Your Customers Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers,” librarians will learn a practical approach to helping their customers avoid one of the major pitfalls of today's digital media: falling for fake information. They will examine real-life case studies that bring to life the challenges of today's media landscape and model an easy-to-remember and easy-to-implement strategy for staying a step ahead. Throughout the session, discussion and activities will explore best practices for meeting customers' needs for enhanced media savvy in the academic realm and in their daily lives.
Sponsor: MSL
This program is worth 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Jessi Hollis McCarthy

Jessi Hollis McCarthy

Newseum Education, Washington, DC, Outreach Educator


Thursday May 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Chesapeake G

9:00am

...THE FUTURE IS NOW? IGNITE MLA
Are you getting tired of the same old stuff in your makerspace? Or maybe you're creating a new makerspace and you're looking for ideas? Scott Businsky and Kahla Gubanich will share cool ways to use typical makerspace items and other new ideas, followed by time to try it out yourself!
Sponsor: FOLIG/MIG
This program is worth 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
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Scott Businsky

Librarian I, New Castle County Public Libraries
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Kahla Gubanich

Children’s Library Associate, Carroll County Public Library


Thursday May 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Cutter

10:30am

...EVERY LIBRARY SUPPORTER WAS AN INFORMED LIBRARY ADVOCATE?
To be an excellent library advocate, you must first be
informed! Learn how the outcome of the November elections affected libraries at the state and federal level. Be able to talk about how libraries fared in the Maryland legislative session, and the federal legislation that impacts libraries and funding. Understand the current advocacy efforts for libraries and how you can use Engage to advocate. Whether a beginner or experienced, you will leave this session as an informed advocate ready to take action!
Sponsor: Legislative Panel
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
NE

Natalie Edington

Assistant Director, Baltimore County Public Library
CP

Carrie Plymire

Director, Calvert Library


Thursday May 2, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Clipper A

10:30am

...EXPECTATIONS ARE EVERYTHING?
Do you want your customers to get the most out of your programs? Of course
you do. Discover the role expectations play in determining our satisfaction.
Learn how to clearly communicate your expectations and discover the power
your actions have to influence the expectations of those around you.
Sponsor: CSD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Badeker

Chris Badeker

Children’s Library Associate, Carroll County Public Library


Thursday May 2, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Galleon

10:30am

...LIBRARIANS AND USERS WERE ENGAGED WITH THE SCIENCE OF SPACE?
You might be surprised to know that space is not empty. We often hear in
school that space is a vacuum. Actually, nature abhors a vacuum. And it is even more complicated and exciting than that. In fact, we live in the extended atmosphere of a star, our Sun. The atmosphere, which is full of energy and matter, interacts with everything in the solar system filling space. It interacts with other planets, comets, asteroids, astronauts and the very spacecraft we use to study it. It creates a dynamic and often dangerous environment, a non-empty space, that NASA and its partners want to understand and explore. Let's explore this together and take a peek at the new final frontier.
Sponsor: CC
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
CA

C. Alex Young, PHD

Associate Director for Science, HSD NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center


Thursday May 2, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Schooner

10:30am

...WE CAN THINK ABOUT SCALABILITY IN A WHOLE NEW WAY?
Do you ever feel limited in your ability to reach as many members, patrons, readers and students with your messages and programs? How can you leverage the power of digital media to increase your opportunities for connection? The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press took a systems thinking approach to tackle two patterns that will be familiar to those who teach and support classroom instruction: the limits of scale for its library instruction program, and the limits inherent in one-shot instruction. Conducting this analysis led our team to hire a digital content specialist, who provides project management, technology support and coaching, and production of digital content including tutorials, recorded workshops, interactive modules, and research guides. This talk will discuss the analysis and resulting work to build the infrastructure and capacity for a more robust creation of digital content for learning. Progress, pitfalls, lessons learned, and early successes will be discussed.
Sponsor: DLA/CRLD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Meg Grotti

Meg Grotti

Assistant Head of Instructional Services, University of Delaware
avatar for Kris Raser

Kris Raser

Digital Content Specialist, University of Delaware


Thursday May 2, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Clipper A & B

10:30am

...YOU CAN OVERHAUL INFORMATION LITERACY COMPETENCIES, OUTCOMES, AND RUBRICS ALL IN A SINGLE SUMMER?
Four community college librarians worked during the
summer of 2018 to update their library's student
information literacy competencies and Student
Learning Outcomes. Our discussions resulted not in a
single update, but a substantial, critical reimagination of what students need to know to navigate the modern information landscape and how we can support faculty in identifying these competencies in freshman and sophomore work. Strategic college committee appointments enabled us to implement the products of our efforts via the institutional course and program review/development process. We will be reporting on our progress in infusing these into our activities and in the broader general education program.
Sponsor: ACRL-MD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
JE

Jill E. Burke

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Community College of Baltimore County
EG

Elizabeth Goodwin

Collection Development Coordinator, Community College of Baltimore County
AS

Anne Sleeman

Coordinator of Catonsville Reference and Library Instruction, Community College of Baltimore County
avatar for Jamie Witman

Jamie Witman

Online Learning Librarian, Community College of Baltimore County


Thursday May 2, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Windjammer

10:30am

...YOU CAN STOP DOING STUPID STUFF? MEASURE WHAT MATTERS IN MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION
With tight budgets and a growing proliferation of tools and techniques to
get messages out, marketers are increasingly faced with tough decision on where to put limited resources. By figuring out what really matters and then developing specific metrics to measure the programs, the right choices can be made. If you've ever wondered how to measure social media, public relations, media relations and other programs, Ms. Paine, author of “Measure What Matters, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit and Measuring Relationships” will help you discover tools, tips and techniques to prove the effectiveness of your marketing programs.
Sponsor: MMC
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Delahaye Paine

Katie Delahaye Paine

Author and Measurement Queen



Thursday May 2, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Chesapeake F

10:30am

...YOU COULD LEARN THE STORY BEHIND OUR NATION’S MASTERPIECES? EXPLORING THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART LIBRARY
The federal government houses some of the world's most valuable libraries.
The National Gallery of Art Library is a major national art research center,
serving the Gallery's staff, members of the Center for Advanced Study in the
Visual Arts, visiting scholars, and the scholarly community at large. Anne Simmons will present on how librarians can make the best use of its online and in-person exhibits and resources.
Sponsor: GIIG
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Anne H. Simmons

Anne H. Simmons

Reference Librarian, National Gallery of Art Library


Thursday May 2, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Skipjack

10:30am

...YOU’RE A LEADER WITH ANXIETY?
It may be a myth that anxiety is a hindrance to a leader's ability to be
effective, but this program will show you that that simply isn't true!
Attendees will learn about myths regarding how anxiety affects leadership,
the difference between stress and anxiety, and methods to help anxiety during stressful situations.Sponsor: LDD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Biggs

Ashley Biggs

Outreach Librarian, Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


Thursday May 2, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Chesapeake E

11:45am

WILLIAM G. WILSON MARYLAND AUTHOR AWARD LUNCHEON WITH MARY AMATO
Writing with Humor and Heart - Mary Amato aspires to have both humor
and heart in every book she writes. How and where does an author find
these qualities? Mary will discuss her sources for humor and heart, how she
weaves them into character, voice, plot, and form, and why they’re both so important.
The William G. Wilson Maryland Author Award is generously supported by Recorded Books, LLC

Thursday May 2, 2019 11:45am - 1:15pm
Choptank Ballroom

1:30pm

...MEDICAL JARGON WASN’T GREEK TO ME?
What if...You could lead your patrons through the maze of medical jargon
to understandable health information? You would be a star! According to the
Center for Disease Control, nearly 9 out of 10 adults have difficulty
understanding health information. This includes people who are well read.
This interactive lecture will provide librarians with the tools needed to help patrons (and themselves) understand medical jargon, from disease specific terms and tests, to insurance terms and health care provider specialties.
Sponsor: PSD This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Gorman

Linda Gorman

Director, Harrison Medical Library at Johns Hopkins Bayview



Thursday May 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Clipper A & B

1:30pm

...WE CAN PREVENT FRAUD AND SCAMS IN OUR COMMUNITIES?
Hundreds of millions of dollars are lost in the U.S. to fraud and scam each
year, but fraud only succeeds when victims don't identify the scam or
scammer in time. This makes education the easiest and most cost-effective
measure to reduce the damage fraudsters can inflict. Librarians,
administrators, and library staff are on the front lines with the public, and 
are invited to join this 'Train the Trainer' seminar to learn the top scams affecting individuals and
businesses, answers to frequently asked questions by the public, and discover additional
resources at their disposal to help them protect their communities from fraud and scam. 
Sponsor: DLA/CRLD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Bell

Jon Bell

Delaware Better Business Bureau



Thursday May 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Skipjack

1:30pm

...WE CAN TRANSLATE THE LANGUAGE OF INFORMATION LITERACY?
When you talk about information literacy with groups outside of the library, do you sometimes feel like you're speaking a foreign language? This hands-on workshop will address a successful approach to the common challenge of creating engaging and innovative instructional programming in collaboration with the communities we serve. Using an example from our institution, we will discuss how we engaged with values and practices represented in course goals created by the First Year Composition Program as we redesigned information literacy learning outcomes. By making connections between the terminology used in institutional documents and concepts from the ACRL Framework, we found new ways to talk to stakeholders about innovative approaches to teaching information literacy. Our experience is focused on academic libraries, but the work of translating professional guiding documents can apply to all types of libraries. We will address how school and public librarians might approach this type of work using their own sets of standards, such as the AASL Standards and local programming guidelines, to address the needs of their communities. Session participants will develop a checklist of tools and strategies and reflect on opportunities they have to take steps toward change at their own institutions.
Sponsor: DLA/CRLD/DASL This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education

Speakers
avatar for Grace Adeneye

Grace Adeneye

Pauline A. Young Resident, University of Delaware
avatar for Maisha Duncan Carey

Maisha Duncan Carey

Instruction Librarian and Organizational Learning Coordinator, University of Delaware
avatar for Aimee Gee

Aimee Gee

English and American Literature Librarian, University of Delaware
avatar for Lauren Wallis

Lauren Wallis

First Year Experience and Student Success Librarian, University of Delaware



Thursday May 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cutter

1:30pm

...WE NEED TO CATALOG NON- TRADITIONAL MATERIALS?
What's a cataloger to do when something out-of-the-ordinary lands on their desk? In this panel discussion, three technical services librarians will share their expertise in working with unusual and special collections. Learn about the types of materials they've cataloged along with the resources they've used and the strategies they've employed when cataloging these materials.Sponsor: TSD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
AC

Andie Craley

Manager for Technical Services and Government Documents Librarian, Harford Community College Library
SG

Susan Grant

Technical Services Manager, Southern Maryland Regional Library Association
JM

Jennifer Martin

Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian, Salisbury University


Thursday May 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Chesapeake F

1:30pm

...YOUR LIBRARY’S COMPUTERS GET INFECTED WITH A VIRUS OR MALWARE?
Ms. Feldman will share some “best practices” learned by her department
during the 2018 malware infection of her library system's computers. You
will learn about the need to coordinate messages both internally and
externally for success and gain a new perspective for the value of pre-emptive crisis communications planning.
Sponsor: MMC This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Feldman

Christine Feldman

Marketing and Communications Manager, Anne Arundel County Public Library


Thursday May 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Clipper C

1:30pm

...YOU’RE FACILITATING CULTURE CHANGE?
Is culture change on the horizon? Maybe you're trying to get
the ball rolling? How can you ensure that front-line staff
embrace and promote a new approach to customer service, system identity, or community engagement? Levi Branson, Catie Hall and Bethe Heltebridle of Frederick County Public Libraries will share what they've learned over a year of doing just that, so you'll leave prepared to implement a multi-pronged approach at your location.
Sponsor: LDD This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Levi Branson

Levi Branson

Circulation Manager, C. Burr Artz Public Library; Frederick County Public Libraries
avatar for Catie Hall

Catie Hall

Associate Director of Operations, Frederick County Public Libraries
avatar for Beth Heltebridle

Beth Heltebridle

Branch Administrator, Frederick County Public Libraries
User-centered design. Incorporating fun into public spaces. Social justice librarianship. Leadership. Children's books. Mental health. Graphic novels. John Waters. Vegan food. Tattoos. Opossums.




Thursday May 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Chesapeake G

1:30pm

..YOU GOT THE SCOOP ON UPCOMING BOOKS?
Get inside news on hot books coming from two big publishers. Boost your
cred with your patrons! Amaze your friends with your authoritative
knowledge! Add to your To Be Read pile! Brian Nielsen of Penguin Random
House and Ian Doherty of HarperCollins will present upcoming titles, including readalike suggestions and describing the likely audience for each title.
Sponsor: RAIG and DLA/PLD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
ID

Ian Doherty

HarperCollins
avatar for Brian Nielsen

Brian Nielsen

Penguin Random House


Thursday May 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Galleon

1:30pm

...WE GOT TO KNOW ABOUT THE DIVERSITY OF OUR LATINO CUSTOMERS?
Latinos are not all the same and that is what makes it interesting and
challenging for public libraries to serve their Latino customers. In this
session you will learn that the Hispanic population is diverse, with varied
traditions, beliefs, and life experiences. They eat different foods, cheer for different sports, and listen to different music depending on their home country... some don't even speak Spanish. So join us for not quite a fiesta, but a charla about Latinos and their commonalities and differences. Though I can't promise you empanadas or pupusas you will at least learn more about the people who make them.
Sponsor: SSD This program is worth 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Pol

Cindy Pol

Human Resources Manager, Baltimore County Public Library


Thursday May 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Chesapeake E

1:30pm

...YOU NEED TO CREATE ENGAGING MULTIMEDIA AND DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START?
The current technological landscape offers a wide array of
tools for creating multimedia which are commonly used
both in academic and public libraries. Not all content is
created alike—the purpose will dictate the tool needed.
The impetus could be manifold: introduction to library
services, resources, and information literacy concepts, how-
to guides, for supplemental and recursive instruction for
face-to-face and distant patrons. They could be podcasts, screencasts, slidecasts,
animations, live action, etc. A well-done engaging project can help online
environments feel more personal. Widespread popularity of library multimedia
creations come with challenges such as—assessment, accessibility issues, time
commitment, and skill and expertise in instructional design and technology. Our
panel comprising of academic librarians, a public librarian, and an instructional
designer will discuss tools, tips and tricks, and best practices. Panelists will
provide practical advice on creating and managing videos and podcasts, as well
as compare and recommend appropriate software (free and subscription based). Attendees will then experiment with various planning tools and multimedia creation software. Space will be limited for this session and attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their laptops for the hands-on portion of this session. If you do not bring one, you may work with others in the group.
Sponsor: ACRL-MD This program is worth 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
MC

Mou Chakraborty

Director of External Library Services, Salisbury University
MC

Maurice Coleman

Technical Trainer, Harford County Public Library
RH

Robin Hoffman

Associate Director of Engagement and Support Information Technology, Salisbury University
AM

Amanda McCollom

Assistant Librarian and Multimedia Literacy Coordinator, University of Delaware
KD

Kelly Durkin Ruth

Engineering Librarian, U.S. Naval Academy


Thursday May 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Windjammer

1:30pm

...YOUR CAREER PATH IS NOT A STRAIGHT LINE?
What's around your next careerbend? Are you stumped on where to go next? Is this the job you want?
Panelists from all walks of life will share “how did I get where I am” to illuminate the many different ways they came to work in libraries, stumbled into library work, arrived as a second career, followed non-traditional paths, moved to and from pubic/special/academic libraries. A presentation on career resources for professional/ personal growth, goal setting and a guided networking exercise will bookend the stories.
Sponsor: LDD/PSD This program is worth 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Flinton

Pamela Flinton

Interim Co-College Librarian/Assoc Librarian for Research & User Services, Goucher College
avatar for Christine Caufield-Noll

Christine Caufield-Noll

MLIS, AHIP, Manager Library Services, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
avatar for Lou Sica

Lou Sica

Circulation Services Manager, Baltimore County Public Library
avatar for Naomi Keppler

Naomi Keppler

Assistant Library Manager, Baltimore County Public Library
avatar for Gabrielle Miller

Gabrielle Miller

Young Adult Librarian, Enoch Pratt Free Library
avatar for Bridgette Comanda

Bridgette Comanda

Research and Instruction Librarian, Trinity Washington University
Hello! I'm a teaching librarian currently working at a small private university in Northeast D.C.. I love talking about teaching and learning theory, pedagogy and praxis, info lit instruction, and #critlib. I'm currently working on an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, and my research... Read More →
avatar for Michael Blackwell

Michael Blackwell

Director, St. Mary's County Public Library
avatar for Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Librarian, Baltimore County Public Library
avatar for Miriam DesHarnais

Miriam DesHarnais

Research and Instruction Librarian and Liaison to Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle and Secondary Education, Towson University
avatar for Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

Branch Manager, Harford County Public Library



Thursday May 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Schooner

2:30pm

Rabia Chaudry - BOOK SIGNING
Speakers
avatar for Rabia Chaudry

Rabia Chaudry

Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, Author, Attorney, podcast co-host and co-producer, United States Institute of Peace


Thursday May 2, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom Hallway

3:00pm

...YOU COULD SING THE SILLY AND THE SERIOUS? CONVERSATIONS WITH THE AUTHOR AWARD WINNER - MARY AMATO
All three of Mary Amato’s book series as well as several of her other books include songs. Learn how to lead a sing-along. Bring your ukulele if you have one.
Sponsor: Maryland Author Award Committee

Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Galleon A

3:00pm

...MANAGING WEBSITE REDESIGN COULD MEET DESIRES AND DEADLINES?
The UD Library, Museums and Press has completed a year and a half of successive internal working groups to inform website redesign that incorporates new branding, accessibility regulations and usability studies. The presenters co-led this effort, representing the communication and IT angles of website redesign. They will provide practical tips and lessons learned about designing a single, coherent site given disparate needs and multiple focuses within a large academic library.
Sponsor: DLA/CRLD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Grabowski

Mark Grabowski

University of Delaware
avatar for Shelly McCoy

Shelly McCoy

University of Delaware



Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Clipper C

3:00pm

...WE EMBRACE OUR QUEER PEERS? TIPS FOR CREATING A WELCOMING LIBRARY
Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are
transgender or identify themselves using other
nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests. Now, more than ever, our libraries need to be a beacon of acceptance and inclusion for all! Learn more about the LGBTQ+ community, explore different ways our language can foster a positive customer service experience for LGBTQ+ people, and listen to tangible ways libraries can reach this underserved population.
Sponsor: SSD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Rhiannon Harlow

Rhiannon Harlow

Librarian, Baltimore County Public Library
avatar for Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

Librarian, Baltimore County Public Library



Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Skipjack

3:00pm

...WE MEET THE NEEDS OF MILITARY FAMILIES?
This session will provide an overview of resources available for libraries striving to meet the literary needs of youth of military families in their communities. Attendees will learn the needs of children of veterans or active military and specific resources and programs that are available for military families, including discussion groups, book clubs, and art projects. Best practices and suggested community partners to support services to youth and military families will be shared.Sponsor: MSL This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Burl

Dana Burl

Director, Outreach and Advocacy, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
avatar for Carrie Sanders

Carrie Sanders

Youth Services Coordinator, Maryland State Library



Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chesapeake F

3:00pm

...YOU WANT TO SELF PUBLISH A ROMANCE?
In 2014, 1.4 billion dollars was spent on romance books, topping all other genres. Countless readers,
including your patrons, are devoted to romance and all its sub-genres. Many of these books are
self-published and their authors are required to wear many hats including accountant, marketing
specialist, graphic designer, and formatter. Holly Bush, Romance author, will discuss how your
library can help new and more advanced authors find the services or learn the skills needed to
succeed.
Sponsor: PSD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Bush

Holly Bush

Romance Author


Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Galleon B & C

3:00pm

IGNITE MLA/DLA? PART 1
The Future of Libraries Interest Group has spent the last year researching and discussing trends, changes, and forecasts in the area of demographics, government and economy, workforce, technology, spaces, and lifelong learning – they want to share their findings with you! Ashley Biggs, Annie Kovach, Michael Blackwell, Ella Alonso, Olivia Horvath, or Conni Strittmatter will each give a lightning talk on their topic to spark your interest in learning more about how your library can respond to the future.
Sponsor: FOLIG
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
EA

Ella Alonso

Library Associate, Prince George's County Memorial Library System
avatar for Ashley Biggs

Ashley Biggs

Outreach Librarian, Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
avatar for Michael Blackwell

Michael Blackwell

Director, St. Mary's County Public Library
OH

Olivia Horvath

Digital Services Specialist, Prince George's County Memorial Library System
AK

Annie Kovach

Branch Manager, Harford County Public Library
avatar for Conni Strittmatter

Conni Strittmatter

Youth and Family Engagement Manager, Baltimore County Public Library


Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chesapeake G

3:00pm

...CHILDREN LEARN LANGUAGE THROUGH PLAY?
Like links in a chain, during play, children actively connect language to the concepts they are beginning to understand. Coupling language and play, we can empower children to reach the next link of literacy skill.
Sponsor: MSL This program is worth 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Patty Stine

Patty Stine

Pure Play Every Day, Co-founder


Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Clipper A & B

3:00pm

...YOU’RE A NEW SUPERVISOR?
Ever wish you knew then what you know now? Are you a
new supervisor or thinking about becoming one in the
future? This panel of new supervisors who have all been at the job for less than 5 years will share what they have learned about important actions to take during the first 30 days as a supervisor, conflict resolution strategies, and the value of important communications between a supervisor and their staff.
Sponsor: LDD/SSD This program is worth 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Anita Crawford

Anita Crawford

Processing Supervisor - Technical Services, Baltimore County Public Library
avatar for Laurien Douthett

Laurien Douthett

Librarian III, Accokeek Branch; Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
avatar for Jeb Hall

Jeb Hall

Circulation Supervisor, Glen Burnie Regional Library; Anne Arundel County Public Library
avatar for David Piper

David Piper

Librarian I, Crofton Branch; Anne Arundel County Public Library
avatar for Andrea Thomas

Andrea Thomas

Assistant Branch Manager, New Carrollton Branch; Prince George’s County Memorial Library System


Thursday May 2, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cutter

4:15pm

...EVERY COMMUNITY LEADER ADVOCATED FOR LIBRARIES?
Join Skip Dye to learn how to transform civic and business leaders into library
advocates. Participants will learn how to establish long lasting relationships with local stakeholders, engage business leaders and the importance of separating political advocacy from personal politics.
Sponsor: LAIG
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Skip Dye

Skip Dye

United for Libraries and Vice President, Penguin Random House Marketing and Digital Sales



Thursday May 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Chesapeake F

4:15pm

...LIBRARIANS TAUGHT ADULTS?
Have you ever held a class for adults, known your material, and still had
attendees' eyes glaze over? Attend this class to learn where you may be losing
them! We'll discuss adult motivation, how to structure programs, tips for handouts, and more.Sponsor: PSD This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Branch Manager, Randallstown Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
PW

Patrick Walker

Librarian, Woodlawn Branch, Baltimore County Public Library


Thursday May 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Clipper A

4:15pm

...LIBRARIANS VENTURE OUTSIDE?
Learn how librarians form partnerships with local and state organizations to take their programs and services outdoors. Betsey Brannen will discuss Fitness Rocks Storytimes in collaboration with Frederick County Parks and Recreation. Jennifer Adams will discuss working with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to develop collections of fishing gear that can be checked out from the library to enjoy outdoors. This panel will be facilitated by Noah Lenstra of the University of North Carolina.Sponsor: CSD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams

Branch Manager, Mountain Road Community Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library
avatar for Betsey Brannen

Betsey Brannen

Children's Services Supervisor, Walkersville Branch Library, Frederick County Public Library
avatar for Noah Lenstra

Noah Lenstra

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies, University of North Carolina-Greensboro


Thursday May 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Galleon A

4:15pm

...THERE IS NO BOX? ACADEMIC AND PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS ENGAGEMENT MODEL
What if you engaged your library community like there
was no limitations...and you actually believed it? With
nearly 50 years of shared academic and public library experience, Mr. Tracey Hunter Hayes, Mrs. Ondrea Murphy, and Mrs. Tameca Beckett will discuss engagement strategies and tips that librarians and library staff can use to identify strategic relationships, build successful engagement teams, and host dynamic events. This session will empower you to view beyond what is in front of you and make the (seemingly) impossible, possible!
Sponsor: DLA/CRLD/PLD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Tameca Beckett

Tameca Beckett

MLIS, Delaware State University


Thursday May 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Skipjack

4:15pm

...WE CHALLENGE OUR WEEDING ASSUMPTIONS? CRITICAL THINKING FOR BALANCED COLLECTION MANAGEMENT
In an era of shifting usage patterns and demands on
library space, extreme weeding has become the new
normal for many libraries. Collection analytics tools, used thoughtfully, can save time and help refresh collections. However, a quantitative approach can privilege certain criteria, sometimes in counterproductive ways. Likewise, “weeding by feel” can replicate biases or blind spots. By unearthing assumptions about weeding, we can generate collection strategies for maintaining diverse, locally relevant, and vital collections. This program will explore these issues within the context of public, academic and school libraries.
Sponsor: ACRL-MD This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Miriam DesHarnais

Miriam DesHarnais

Research and Instruction Librarian and Liaison to Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle and Secondary Education, Towson University
SG

Shana Gass

Towson University, Towson University
TK

Todd Krueger

Selector, Collection Development, Baltimore County Public Library


Thursday May 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Windjammer

4:15pm

...WE GAVE CUSTOMERS A SAY IN COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT?
In July 2018, the Southern Maryland Regional Library
Association and its three partner libraries (Calvert Library,
Charles County Library and St. Mary's County Library) began a 9-month Demand Driven Acquisitions pilot program for print materials purchased through Ingram. Learn the rationale for undertaking the pilot (the first of its kind in a Maryland public library), the workflow used to implement the program in Polaris, and assess how successful the program has been.
Sponsor: TSD This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
CC

Colleen Cano

Adult Resources Coordinator, Calvert County Library
SG

Susan Grant

Technical Services Manager, Southern Maryland Regional Library Association


Thursday May 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Schooner

4:15pm

...YOU CAN IGNITE MLA/DLA? PART 2
10 minute presentations on 6 different topics! Hear all about using Niche Academy for staff development, developing Science Cafes, increasing library accessibility, developing a Spanish language Facebook page, implementing Librarian in Charge procedures, and designing a library cookbook book club.Sponsor: LDD This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Levi Branson

Levi Branson

Circulation Manager, C. Burr Artz Public Library; Frederick County Public Libraries
avatar for Eva Fernandez

Eva Fernandez

Anne Arundel County Public Library
avatar for Cindy Gerecht

Cindy Gerecht

Howard County Library System
avatar for Beth Heltebridle

Beth Heltebridle

Branch Administrator, Frederick County Public Libraries
User-centered design. Incorporating fun into public spaces. Social justice librarianship. Leadership. Children's books. Mental health. Graphic novels. John Waters. Vegan food. Tattoos. Opossums.
avatar for Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough

Delaware Division of Libraries
avatar for Dan Ramirez

Dan Ramirez

Anne Arundel County Public Library
avatar for Alison Wessel

Alison Wessel

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Library



Thursday May 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Chesapeake G

4:15pm

...YOUR LIBRARY MARKETING CAMPAIGN WENT VIRAL?
Use traditional, social media, and influencer marketing
to create a library card campaign that delivers results
and builds excitement, increases engagement, and
encourages active participation. Get tips on pitching
your project and getting buy-in from stakeholders.
Learn how to remain flexible when the unexpected
happens, align messaging, and keep content fresh and focused to achieve the desired outcomes.Sponsor: DLA/PLD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Beth-Ann Ryan

Beth-Ann Ryan

Deputy Director, Delaware Division of Libraries
avatar for Dr. Annie Norman

Dr. Annie Norman

Delaware State Librarian, Delaware Division of Libraries


Thursday May 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Galleon B & C

4:15pm

...YOUR LIBRARY’S REPUTATION IS THREATENED? REPUTATION RISK MANAGEMENT FOR A NEW REALITY
Do you worry about how the “new realities” of politics and social agendas could affect your library's reputation? If so, this program will give you an understanding of brand risk relevance – the risk of negative reaction against the need to be relevant to library users. Ms. Falcón will also discuss Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and how to create risk maps for your organization.Sponsor: MMC This program is worth 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Falcòn

Victoria Falcòn

Communications Manager, Southern Maryland Regional Library Association



Thursday May 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Chesapeake E

5:15pm

PRE-BANQUET CASH BAR
Thursday May 2, 2019 5:15pm - 6:00pm

5:30pm

PSD Annual Conference Debrief
After a full day of conference, meet in the hotel bar to discuss the sessions and network with colleagues.

Registration is not required for this event.

Thursday May 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Michener Lounge

6:00pm

BANQUET RABIA CHAUDRY TALKS WITH US ABOUT COMMUNITY ACTIVISM AND POP CULTURE
Rabia Chaudry is an attorney and recent Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at
the United States Institute of Peace, where she researched the intersection
of religion and violent extremism. She is the co-host and co-producer of the
hit criminal justice podcast “Undisclosed,” and the author of the New York
Times bestselling book, and soon to be HBO documentary, Adnan's Story. She is also the co- producer and co-host of the weekly podcast “The 45th”, which examines the politics and policies of the Trump administration. Rabia will talk about the new era of crowd-sourcing, social media, and new media related to community advocacy.
Sponsor: Maryland State Library
Maryland Library Association Outstanding Member Award: Stuart RaglandMaryland Library Association Honorary Membership Award: Lynn Wheeler

Speakers
avatar for Rabia Chaudry

Rabia Chaudry

Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, Author, Attorney, podcast co-host and co-producer, United States Institute of Peace


Thursday May 2, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Choptank Ballroom

8:30pm

KARAOKE AND MINUTE TO WIN IT LIKE GAMES
Calling all Beyonces. Let your inner Idol out and jam to popular tunes. Not in the mood for singing, but up for a challenge? Test your skills with fun Minute to Win It games. This takes place across from the Pub Quiz and you will have access to the same cash bar.
Sponsor: Conference Social Committee

Thursday May 2, 2019 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Galleon

8:30pm

PUB QUIZ
Do you know a lot of stuff? All kinds of
stuff? Come to the Pub Quiz and prove it
by answering questions about popular
culture, Maryland, Delaware, random
nonsense, and of course...books. Enjoy a
always entertaining Quizmaster, Michael Gannon. Bring a team, or join one, and potentially win a kitschy prize.
Sponsor: Prince Georges County Memorial Library System

Speakers
MG

Michael Gannon

Chief Operating Officer, Prince Georges County Memorial Library System


Thursday May 2, 2019 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Chesapeake E
 
Friday, May 3
 

8:00am

8:00am

MLA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, AWARDS CEREMONY & BREAKFAST
Maryland Library Association Outstanding Paraprofessional Award: Victoria Falcon Maryland Library Association Outstanding Paraprofessional Award: Kaneisha Matthews Maryland Library Association Outstanding Volunteer Award: Beelin Sribnick
Maryland Library Association Emerging Leader Award: Sharon Reidt
Maryland Library Association President’s Award

Friday May 3, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Choptank Ballroom

9:30am

...LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS HAVE ROLES IN SOCIAL JUSTICE?
Join activist and librarian Jessamyn West as she discusses the complex role
we as librarians can plan in social justice issues within our communities. Bridging the divide speaks to technology, literacy, building connections through community engagement, advocacy, and increasing the opportunities of all patrons, with a special emphasis on marginalized and poorer communities. How can we foster creativity and community within the library and at the same time support it within our broader communities? How can we expand access and inclusion not only within the library but help break down barriers within our society?
Sponsor: DLA

Friday May 3, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Choptank Ballroom

10:45am

...ALL LIBRARIANS NEED TO LEARN HOW TO TEACH ONLINE?
Librarians are continually required to learn new skills to meet the demands of the profession. When they are simultaneously being asked to do more with less, it can be a challenge for libraries to find the time and resources to develop training opportunities and for librarians to find the time to attend and apply what they have learned. This session will detail George Mason University Libraries' development of an asynchronous, online course (“13 Things in Blackboard”) designed to develop and improve Blackboard technical skills for librarians being asked to teach in an online setting. The course aims to foster an understanding of best practices in online learning pedagogy and encourage library instructors to experiment with new learning technologies. While the focus of the course is to develop online teaching skills, the course model could be applied to any skill set that librarians need to develop in any library setting.
Sponsor: ACRL-MD This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
MC

Michael C. English

Instruction and Reference Librarian, Instruction and Reference Librarian
JM

Janna Mattson

George Mason University, Instructional and Social Sciences Librarian


Friday May 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Windjammer

10:45am

...AUDIOBOOKS REVEALED THEIR SECRETS? LISTEN UP: BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE AUDIOBOOK STUDIO
Award-winning audiobook narrator Tavia Gilbert
(Booklist's 2018 Voice of Choice, who has worked on bestselling titles by Fiona Davis and Shari Lapena) and Penguin Random House Audio producer Karen Dziekonski (who produced Odyssey Award winner The War That Saved My Life and co-created the This is the Author podcast) will take 
listeners behind the scenes in the recording studio, revealing what it takes to record your favorite audiobooks, how producers find just the right voice for each book, how producers and narrators work with authors, and the particular challenges and rewards of bringing a book from page to audio. You'll be sure to leave with some great additions to your “to-listen” list!
Sponsor: DLA/PLD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
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Tavia Gilbert

Audiobook narrator
avatar for Diane Mckiernan

Diane Mckiernan

Audio Executive Producer, Penguin Random House



Friday May 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Clipper C

10:45am

...LIBRARIES CHOOSE CIVILITY?
Thanks to a grant from the Maryland State Library,
Maryland public libraries embraced the Choose Civility
initiative and planned activities throughout the state. Learn about their activities – everything from professional development opportunities for staff to classes and activities for customers, and performances and events for the larger community – then brainstorm additional ideas and partnership opportunities.
Sponsor: PSD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
DB

Debby Bennett

Director, Caroline County Public Library,
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Christie Lassen

Director of Communications and Partnerships, Howard County Library System
RM

Renee Mason

Art Director, Allegany County Library System
DN

Dana Newman

Director, Talbot County Free Library



Friday May 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Chesapeake E

10:45am

...LIBRARIES COULD AFFECT HEALTHY OUTCOMES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES? HOW PUBLIC LIBRARIES ARE PARTNERING WITH THE ALL OF US RESEARCH PROGRAM
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has partnered with
the All of Us Research Program to form the NNLM All of US Community
Engagement Network. The goal of the partnership is to leverage the
important role public libraries plan in their communities to increase health
literacy and to promote awareness of the All of Us Program. Ms. April Wright will talk about this partnership and how libraries' around the country are taking advantage of training and funding opportunities available from NNLM.
Sponsor: GIIG This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for April Wright

April Wright

All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MLS, National Network of Libraries of Medicine


Friday May 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Cutter

10:45am

...WE USE CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TO HELP CHILDREN OF TRAUMA HEAL?
What is trauma? How are children affected by trauma? Can books support
children of trauma? This session will explore the intricacies of trauma and
how children are affected behaviorally and cognitively. Using children's
literature and innovative reading and writing strategies, this interactive and
engaging presentation will provide a plethora of strategies to implement when working with our most vulnerable children. Children's literature will be on hand to explore.
Sponsor: DLA/DDL
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Colleen Lelli, EdD

Dr. Colleen Lelli, EdD

Director, The Barbara and John Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education, Cabrini University



Friday May 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Chesapeake F

10:45am

...YOU CAN EFFECTIVELY MANAGE YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION?
Protecting the organization's online reputation is important to all libraries!
Mr. Feldmann will share keys to success when responding to social media
posts. He will also discuss how to respond when the media becomes aware of a problem and calls for an interview, equipping you with at least three responses (other than “no comment”) to use when an issue is under investigation.
April Wright
Michael C. English
Sponsor: MMC
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Ray Feldmann

Ray Feldmann

President & CEO, Feldman Communications Strategies, Annapolis, MD



Friday May 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Schooner

10:45am

...YOUR LIBRARY IS A SOCIAL JUSTICE FACILITATOR?
If you are a public librarian with a desire to amplify marginalized voices in the community and don't know where to begin, this session is for you! The challenges, rewards and best practices experienced presenting community forums at the Baltimore County Public Library will be shared. Learn to partner with local agencies and coordinate community and library resources to promote critical discussion of justice, oppression and equality issues. Topics such as selecting a moderator, choosing panelists, and working closely with staff to market and host discussions of controversial subjects and evaluating the success of forums will be covered.
Sponsor: LDD This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
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Brenda Johnson-Perkins

Baltimore County Public Library, Librarian III
avatar for Varshea Smith

Varshea Smith

Librarian, Baltimore County Public Library
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Tyler Wolfe

Branch Manager, Towson Branch, Baltimore County Public Library


Friday May 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Chesapeake G

10:45am

...ALL MARYLANDERS WERE LITERATE IN THE INFORMATION AGE?
Attendees will receive an introduction to the MD Information Literacy project, learning the history and evolution of the Framework. Representatives of the Framework's four sub-group: Public Libraries; PreK-8th grade; High School, College and Career Ready; and the Postsecondary/Continuing Education setting will discuss the iterations of the Framework, the two Information Literacy Summits that have supported this work, and future plans for this initiative. Attendees will review the Framework and discuss potential uses and strategies in its implementation within their library organizations and communities.
Sponsor: MSL
This program is worth 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beth Bauernschub

Mary Beth Bauernschub

School Librarian, Beltsville PK-8 Academy, PGCPS
avatar for Laura Hicks

Laura Hicks

Program Specialist, School Library Media, MSDE
avatar for Sarah Salnick

Sarah Salnick

Library Media Specialist, Westland Middle School, MCPS
avatar for Carrie Sanders

Carrie Sanders

Youth Services Coordinator, Maryland State Library
avatar for Brandy Whitlock

Brandy Whitlock

Professor and Instruction Librarian, Anne Arundel County Community College
avatar for Wesley Wilson

Wesley Wilson

Chief, Central Library/State Library Resource Center, Central Library/State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library



Friday May 3, 2019 10:45am - 12:45pm
Skipjack

10:45am

...STORYTIMES ARE DRAMATIC?
Storytime Academy is back! Explore the many ways
that props, costumes, flannel board stories, “storytime
theater”, and more forms of drama can add fun and
engagement while strengthening literacy and social skills. Get tips for any budget and any level of crafting skill or dramatic flair. Then join in a session of Guerilla Storytime for peer-to-peer learning and sharing!
Sponsor: CSD
This program is worth 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Hutchison

Jill Hutchison

Youth Services Coordinator, St. Mary’s County Library
avatar for Emma Rawlinson

Emma Rawlinson

Library Associate, St. Mary’s County Library


Friday May 3, 2019 10:45am - 12:45pm
Clipper A & B

10:45am

...TABLETOP GAMING WALKS INTO A LIBRARY?
Tabletop gaming represents a fun, cost-effective, and
easy way of engaging new audiences at your library.
Join Jake Hutton and Thomas Vose as they talk about strategies for putting on gaming programs of your own and the resources available to potential gaming librarians. Best of all, participants will be able to try some games for themselves!
Sponsor: PSD
This program is worth 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Hutton

Jake Hutton

Librarian, Owings Mills Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
avatar for Thomas Vose

Thomas Vose

Director, Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County



Friday May 3, 2019 10:45am - 12:45pm
Galleon

12:00pm

...ALL STAFF ADVOCATED FOR LIBRARIES?
Have you always wanted to learn more about advocacy? Join Jeremy Johannesen to learn the importance of library advocacy. Participants will learn about different types of library advocacy and will gain advocacy techniques that can be used in everyday interactions.
Sponsor: LAIG
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Johannesen

Jeremy Johannesen

Executive Director, New York Library Association


Friday May 3, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chesapeake F

12:00pm

...LIBRARIES CREATE A CITIZENSHIP CORNER?
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and theInstitute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) haveentered into a partnership to provide immigration andcitizenship information and resources to public librariesacross the country. This agreement is founded upon therecognition that libraries serve as a vital resource forimmigrant communities. Judy Kirlin-Navarro and JwanaSmith will ensure that attendees have the necessary toolsto refer their customers to accurate and reliable sources of information on immigration-related topics.Sponsor: DLA/PLD This program is worth 1contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Kirlin- Navarro

Judy Kirlin- Navarro

Community Relations Officer, USCIS Baltimore District Office
avatar for Jwana L. Smith

Jwana L. Smith

Community Relations Officer, USCIS Philadelphia District Office


Friday May 3, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cutter

12:00pm

...THE MEDIA COMES CALLING?
“All press is good press” is a common myth. Media coverage of your organization can be a great asset, but it's not without risk. With coaching and practice, you can learn how to best represent your library and increase your odds of accurate, positive media coverage. In this one hour crash course, participants will understand the do's and don'ts of telling their organization's story, and learn how to professionally engage with the media.Sponsor: PSD This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
KM

Kim Martinez

Communications Manager, Frederick County Public Libraries


Friday May 3, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chesapeake G

12:00pm

...YOU CAN ADVOCATE THROUGH STORY?
This March, Gretchen Benson and Liz Bowen attended
the Granger Leadership Academy, a fandom-inspired
retreat inspiring attendees to examine their personal goals and growth, conquer fears, and build confidence. Gretchen and Liz will share takeaways from their adventure, and teach you how to turn fandom into advocacy and create a collaborative framework for community engagement!
Sponsor: LDD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Benson

Gretchen Benson

Frederick County Public Libraries
avatar for Liz Bowen

Liz Bowen

Frederick County Public Libraries
avatar for Marian Currens

Marian Currens

Frederick County Public Libraries


Friday May 3, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chesapeake E

12:00pm

...YOU CAN IGNITE MLA/DLA? PART 3
10 minute presentations on 6 different topics! Hear all about Discoveries: The Library at the Mall, Dover Public Library's Tuesdays in the Park programming series, Tom Tom's Hometown Summit, the Charles County Mobile Library, Garrett County's elementary school outreach program, and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Speakers
MB

Megan Burroughs

Charles County Public Library
MC

Margie Cyr

Dover Public Library
CH

Catherine Hollerbach

Anne Arundel County Public Library
JK

James Kelly

Frederick County Public Libraries
RM

Rachel Myers

Charles County Public Library
JN

Jennifer Noonan

Lewes Public Library
SR

Sherwanda Rachal-Speaks

Dover Public Library
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Thomas Vose

Director, Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County
AW

Abby Worden

Charles County Public Library


Friday May 3, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Clipper C

12:00pm

...YOU COULD DO SERIOUS GOOD FOR YOUR LIBRARY THROUGH PLAY?
The notion that the tools we use are neutral and unbiased has been questioned recently as we recognize that the design of our technology, our spaces, and our services all have the potential to reflect (mostly) unconscious biases that can perpetuate inequality and exclusion. This workshop will explore this theme and give participants an opportunity to think about the unintended bias and inequality that has been designed into their own library. Through kinesthetic brainstorming, and play-based problem solving, we will begin building solutions to these problems to bring back to their home institutions.
Sponsor: ACRL-MD
This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers
JC

Julia Caffrey

Web Services Librarian, Towson University
EG

Eric Gadsby

IT Operations Specialist, Towson University
BH

Bill Helman

Information Technology Librarian, Towson University


Friday May 3, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Windjammer

12:00pm

...YOU COULD HEAR FROM LOCAL AUTHORS?
Hey, not all writers live in New York City! Scout out authors for future library programs at this panel, as local writers describe their works, their influences, their writing habits, and the appeal of their books to YOUR patrons.
Sponsor: RAIG This program is worth 1 contact hour of continuing education.

Speakers

Friday May 3, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schooner