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									       PNLA Annual Conference
      August 6-9, 2008, Post Falls, Idaho

Libraries Go Wild
      Beyond the Expected!

           Full Conference Schedule
               Preconference Programs Page 4
                   Wednesday Events Page 5
                    Thursday Sessions Pages 6 -18
                      Thursday Events Page 18
                       Friday Sessions Page 19-28
                        Friday Events Page 28
                     Conference Map Page 30
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            On behalf of the Pacific Northwest Library Association, its Board, and the Conference Committee, it is
            my pleasure to welcome all of you to Post Falls. “Libraries Go Wild: Beyond the Expected” is our
            theme this year, and I know the conference will provide something “wild” for each of us.

            The program committee (Elaine Watson, and Rick Stoddart ably assisted by Heidi Chittam, Samantha
            Hines, Susannah Price, and Stephen Engelfried) have gotten together a great list of sessions for us.
            Smoke signals, sharp sticks, trail blazing, and bear stew; what more could a “wild” librarian want?

             Susie Ricks and I are happy to present a varied and fabulous group of exhibitors who will be set up in
            rooms near the registration desk. If your library has a need, these are the people who can help you fill
            it! Be sure you talk with all of them, and find out how they can assist your library in becoming even

            The local arrangements part of the committee, led by conference co-chair Rebecca Melton and
            manned by Larry Almeida, Bette Ammon, Katie Cargill, Cindy Kirkpatrick and Anne Abrams (Anne has
            the ability of being in several places at one time, you know) have worked out a million details and
            problems over the last year. What a team!

            Part of Anne Abrams’ ability to be in more than one place at a time is shown in the creative and
            detailed work she has done as conference marketing chair, while appearing in Post Falls for meetings
            with the local arrangements committee and working her magic there too! How do you do that Anne?
            Cathy Gray, Mary Lou Mires, Gaila Butikofer, and Leslie Twitchell added greatly to our conference with
            suggestions and help.

            The committee is happy to provide you all with a list of superb speakers. I think the final count on
            authors is eight! Authors, sessions, vendors, not to mention fun; this is a conference you will be glad
            you attended.
            The year 2009 marks the 100 Anniversary of the Pacific Northwest Library Association. The 2009
            Annual Conference will be held in Missoula, Montana August 5-7 , and will be a grand celebration of
            who we are, where we have been, and what the future holds. Start planning now for being part of that
            conference. I know it will be amazing!

            Now go forth and enjoy this conference, your stay at Templin’s Red Lion, Post Falls, and the nearby
            area. Welcome!

            Kathy Watson
            Conference Chair and PNLA President Elect

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008
9 am – 5 pm      Registration Opens

10 am - 12:30 pm          Pete Fromm: A Morning with an Author
                          This pre-conference is an opportunity to enjoy hearing Pete talk about
                          the writing life and read from his works. For participants who are
                          librarians, readers, and sometimes writers, visiting casually with this
                          author will start the conference with some of what we love most. Top it
                          off with a casual lunch with the author for an informative and fun time!
                                  Ticket Event: Lunch included; $40 members/$50 nonmembers
                                  Room: Frederick Post

1 pm - 4 pm               How to have a 48 hour day with Don Aslett (accomplish twice as
                          much and have fun)
                          "How does a person start a business while going to college which
                          eventually is worth millions, raise a family, pen more than 40 books,
                          speak for numerous corporations and organizations, and live life to the
                          The answer is not in our genes or in the tools we use, or even the
                          management of time at all. Don Aslett says it is all in how…well let Don
                          tell you in person. Laugh your way through a pre-conference that not
                          only will bring smiles to your face, but smiles to the way you handle all of
                          the things you want to accomplish in your life. Don Aslett – Go For It!
                                   Ticketed Event: No lunch; $40 members/$50 nonmembers
                                   Room: Redhead

1 pm – 4:30 pm            The Young & the Restless: A New Breed of Library Customer
                          In 2007, the Idaho Commission for Libraries presented the results of a
                          study in which individuals ages 12-24 years were asked about their
                          perceptions of libraries. The report, which can be found at
                , demonstrates that today’s younger adults are
                          interested in library services delivered in a welcoming environment and
                          accessible using up-to-date communication methods.

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                       During this preconference, you will learn about the services needs of the
                       ‘young and the restless’ through a presentation by library leader Aaron
                       Schmidt, author of Aaron will give us his ideas about
                       serving younger adults, and then facilitate a panel discussion covering
                       existing library programs that meet the needs of teens and young adults.
                       You'll get to see the video outtakes from the study's focus groups and
                       take part in the discussion about meeting their library needs.
                               Ticketed Event: No lunch; Free
                               Room: Merganser
                               This program is sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries
                               with funding through the Library Services and Technology Act
                               (LSTA) of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

PNLA Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 6, 2008: 2 pm to 5 pm
Room: TBA

Wednesday, August 6, 2008
                 Basket Raffle
                 And not those “auction items.” This year, we are going wild in support of
                 the PNLA Leads program. Each State and Province has been challenged
                 to create a spectacular basket for your bidding pleasure. The baskets will
                 be on display at the conference and you can buy tickets to win your
                 favorite one. $1.00 per ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets.

6:30-9:30 pm           Free   Presidents' Reception with Keynote, Don Aslett
                              Room: Redhead
                       Free   Bluegrass Band at the Beach
                              (Think Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks!)
                                 Free appetizers & no-host cocktail bar

Gift basket proceeds
will go to support
PNLA Leads!

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Thursday, August 7, 2008
7:30 am – 5:00 pm        Registration Opens
8:00 am                  Basket Raffles
7:30 am – 8:30 am        Brave heart Breakfast (Ticketed Event) Room: Redhead

Session 1 – Thursday, 8:30 – 10:00 am

Track 1: Technology (Sharp Sticks)

1.1     Thinking About Technology and Change, or, “What Do You Mean It’s Already 2-point-
        Room: Frederick Post
        Linda Shippert, Health Sciences Librarian, Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
        Web 2.0 and Library 2.0, including such applications as Facebook,, meebo,
        and blogger, seem to be everywhere in librarianship today. Even as libraries work to
        adopt these technologies, some pundits are already saying that the 2.0 phenomenon is
        over. Can we ever hope to be on the cutting edge when we always seem to be two
        steps behind?

                               This session will explore ways to think about and keep up with
                               technological change. It often seems like we're a slave to technology,
                               but this session will examine ways we can make it work for us,
                               instead. Specific technologies, including social bookmarking,
                               blogs/rss, wikis, podcasts, social software, and instant messenger will
                               be discussed. Emphasis, however, will be on how to think about and
                               approach new technological opportunities. This session will be of
                               interest to library workers interested in a basic understanding of
                               Library 2.0.

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Track 2: Collection Promotion & Outreach (Smoke Signals)

1.2    Creative Outreach Approaches, presented by SPLAT
       Room: Chief Seltice (Note: Encounters in Readers Advisory and Reference)
                           Amy Vecchione, Idaho State Historical Society Public Archives and
                           Research Library; Anna Warns, Ada Community Library; Memo
                           Cordova, Albertsons Library Boise State University; Ruth Funabiki, Univ.
                           of Idaho Law Library; Stephanie Bailey-White, Idaho Commission for
                           Libraries, and Tamra Hawley-House, Boise Public Library
       Targeting teens, twenties, techies, and more, Idaho SPLAT (Special Projects Library
       Action Team!) members share their top tips and creative approaches for providing
       terrific service to our customers.

Track 3: Management, Staff Development & Special Issues (Mountain Climbers)

1.3   The Art of Grant Success: Hitting the Sweet Spot, Capturing the Money Pot
      Room: Margaret Post
       David Brostrom, Associate Director of the Waukesha Public Library (Waukesha, WI)
       When you follow the practical suggestions and insider tips stressed in this presentation,
       you will understand just HOW PLENTIFUL grant opportunities are. And, you will come
       away with a clear vision of how to achieve grant submission
       success. Grantors are eagerly waiting for high quality grant
       submissions from public librarians. They are looking for: sound
       budget proposals, creativity & passion, partnerships with
       appropriate agencies and businesses, and overall, grant proposals
       that exude a “can do” enthusiasm.

       During this upbeat workshop you will learn how to research federal, state, foundational,
       and regional grants that are available, learn how to manage a team of grant partners,
       and how to compose a comprehensive Press & Media Packet. You will also explore the
       benefits of nurturing a “PR & Publicity Team,” and learn how to work with government
       and multi-agency grantors. And lots more!

       David Brostrom has worked in small, medium and large public libraries and has been
       acquiring grant monies for nearly 30 years. He has also reviewed, graded, and awarded
       countless grants.

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Track 4: Instruction & Learning (Trailblazers)

1.4   Gather Data, Build Programs, Strengthen Teaching
      Room: CanvasBack
       Sue Samson, Head, Information & Research Services, Mansfield Library,
       The University of Montana (Missoula, MT)
       Assessment is the basis of student-centered learning and teaching and should be a
       cornerstone of an effective library instruction program. While compiling data about
       your library instruction program informs your goals and directions, formative
       assessment can be used to answer questions about student learning, provide renewed
       direction to instruction programs, and foster better teachers and teaching.
       This presentation will address the value of assessment as a formative process that
       promotes student learning through effective teaching, describe data as a discussion
       point for remodeling instruction programs, and offer instructors the opportunity to use
       assessment information to strengthen their teaching. Participants will be provided
       multiple opportunities for audience participation. An audience response system will be
       used to establish assessment cognition and model the use of embedded classroom
       assessment; workbooks will be provided and used to design assessment procedures
       tailored to individual library needs; and feedback and discussion techniques will be used
       for knowledge sharing. Intended audience: School, Academic, and all libraries that
       provide instruction

Track 5: General Interest (Bear Stew)

1.5   Out of the Frying Pan: How to Avoid Getting Burned...Out
      Room: Merganser
       Amy Foster, Team Leader for Cataloging & Processing, Montana State
       University (Bozeman, MT)
       Everyone feels stress at work at one point or another in their career. Stress is an
       everyday part of the life we live, but does this mean that everyone will experience
       burnout? Does stress lead to burnout, or is burnout a different problem altogether?

       This program will look at the definitions of both stress and
       burnout. It will look at the causes, as well as the physical
       symptoms of stress and burnout. The presenter will discuss
       stress, low morale, and burnout in terms of the costs to
       individual employees as well as organizations. Finally, this
       program will investigate ways for individuals and
       organizations to improve morale and even prevent burnout.
       This presentation is aimed at a general audience.

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10:00 – 10:30 am          Vendor Exploration and Refreshment Break

Session 2 – Thursday, 10:30 – 12:00 noon

Track 1: Technology (Sharp Sticks)

2.1    Embracing Technology – A Learning Opportunity for Library Staff
       Room: Frederick Post
       Liisa Sjoblom, Reference Librarian and April Witteveen, Teen Services Librarian, Deschutes
       Public Library (Bend, OR)

       Following the pioneering lead of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County,
       the Deschutes Public Library created our own Learning 2.0 staff training program in 2007.
       With the theme of Embracing Technology (E.T. for short), the goal is to provide all staff
       members the opportunity to learn about trends in technology and make connections
       between Web 2.0 tools and our work in the library. Find out how one library created a
       staff training program that was both educational and fun!

       This presentation shares how DPL created content, scheduled the program, and
       monitored progress as the entire system, department by department, worked through
       Learning 2.0. This presentation does not go into great detail about the individual
       technologies covered in the program. Presenters come from the Learning 2.0 team, which
       has representation from a variety of library departments. The intended audience is any
       library staff from public, academic, or special libraries that may be interested in
       implementing a similar learning experience in their library.

Track 2: Collection Promotion & Outreach (Smoke Signals)

2.2     A Moveable Feast: A Veritable Cornucopia of Books for Readers of Every Taste
        Room: Chief Seltice
        Jennifer Hills and Beth Twitchell, Reference Librarians, Twin Falls Public Library (Idaho)
                  Here’s a fun, new approach to the public library’s Readers’ Advisory services:
                  exploring the commonalities of food and books. Our three-course presentation
                  will show you how to pair these two sensual delights, as well as look at why
                  they work so well together.

                   First, our delectable appetizer will whet your palate for the variety of ways in
                   which food has impacted our reading experiences. Going beyond just the idea

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         of the cookbook, we’ll discuss how books offer a detailed look at how food is
         represented in our cultural and social menus.

         The hearty main course is next, in which we nibble and gobble our way through food
         memoirs and novels. Whether they’re sweet, salty, spicy, or soothing, these flavorful
         personal experiences are stories to sink your teeth into.

         Of course, our presentation wouldn’t be complete without a look at the dessert menu.
         We’ll show you how to determine your own taste via a survey of your reading habits,
         likes, and dislikes. Once you know what food best represents your style, you’ll be able to
         help patrons with the buffet of choices available. Bon Appétit!

Track 3: Management, Staff Development & Special Issues (Mountain Climbers)

2.3      Strategic Learning Opportunities for Career Advancement
         Room: Merganser
         Rhiannon Gainor and Jennifer Wilson, Masters Candidates in Library and Information
         Studies, University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)
         The goal of this presentation is to help new and mid-career
         librarians to thoughtfully evaluate their career goals in comparison
         to their current career paths, recognize inconsistencies, and
         become aware of the educational opportunities available to help
         them get where they want to go professionally.

         The presentation will begin with a brief summary of the 8R report
         findings, and what other current research shows managers are
         looking for in their employees. The session will then review: ALA-approved individual
         learning opportunities such as online courses and distance learning; hot technological
         competencies in demand and how to acquire them; and work-sponsored opportunities
         for skill acquisition such as conferences, retreats, and workshops. This review will
         include group and individual exercises to help participants evaluate their career
         trajectories and to set goals strategically.

         Participants will leave with: handouts detailing continuing education opportunities; an
         understanding of what current research says about in-demand job skills; and a set of
         personally developed goals that reflect participants' career objectives.

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Track 4: Instruction & Learning (Trailblazers)

2.4     Contemporary Artists, Composers, Filmmakers, and Playwrights--Show Me the
        Room: Canvasback
        Tammy Ravas, Fine Arts Librarian and Media Coordinator, Mansfield Library, University
        of Montana (Missoula, MT)

        This presentation is based on the presenter's experiences in providing instruction and
        reference service on researching contemporary artists, composers, filmmakers, and
        playwrights. Some of the content will address a general range of topics related to this
        topic, the scope of this presentation will appeal more to academic and public libraries.

        Locating authoritative information on this particular grouping of author/creators can be
        problematic for several reasons: (1) Traditional reference resources may not yet contain
        an article; (2) There may not yet be any books or scholarly articles written on the
        person; (3) Relevant information may be scattered, in other words, existing
        authoritative information may be located in separate reviews, interviews, or brief
        articles in newspapers or magazines; and (4) The author/creator themselves may not
        keep track of pertinent data about their work.

        In addition to the usual routes of searching traditional reference resources such as print
        and online subject-specific lexica, periodical indexes, and the online catalog, a variety of
        general reference resources can be useful tools in searching for authoritative material.
        Consulting print and online archival searching tools, vertical files, publishers, agents,
        professional societies, as well as direct contact with the author/creator can complement
        searching in other resources. Lastly, consideration should be given to Internet resources
        such as social networking sites and traditional web pages; this can be especially helpful
        for locating information on up-and-coming author/creators.

Track 5: General Interest (Bear Stew)

2.5     Wee Sing and Mudgy & Millie
        Room: Margaret Post
               Susan Nipp, Wee Sing Co-author, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
               In the Wee Sing portion, participants will learn about incorporating music in
               story time and lap-sit. Through active participation, learn simple songs,
               rhythms, circle and singing games, and action songs that can easily be used in
               story time or lap-sit programs. Conferees will also learn the importance of

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         using music, rhythm, and rhyme to stimulate the cognitive, social, and physical
         development of young children.

         In the Mudgy & Millie portion, you will learn about creating children’s literacy and
         public art project. Listen to the story of how a little idea became a town project of
         literacy and public art. The book Mudgy & Millie, written by Susan Nipp and illustrated
         by Charles Reasoner, has spawned a walking trail through Coeur d'Alene that passes five
         bronze Mudgy statues that relate to the story. In September, a city-wide celebration,
         reading programs, book giveaways, family walks, toys and T-shirts will kick off
         the project.

                   12:30 pm to 2:00 pm         Lunch with CJ Box (ticketed event)
                   Room: Redhead
                   Box is a Wyoming native and hunted, fished, hiked, ridden, and skied
                   throughout Wyoming and the Mountain West. He is the author of nine
                   novels including the award‐winning Joe Pickett series.

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Session 3 – Thursday, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Track 1: Technology (Sharp Sticks)

3.1     Linking with LibraryThing: Promoting Reading and Literature with Library Catalogs
        Room: Chief Seltice
        Barbara Oldham, Instructor and Librarian, Spokane Falls Community College; Memo
        Cordova, Boise State University; and Mary Paynton Schaff, Washington State Library;
        Liisa Sjoblom, Dechutes Public Library
        A panel of librarians will discuss how their libraries use the online tool LibraryThing.
        Panelists are draw from across the library spectrum and will demonstrate ways to use
        this tool to reach patrons, collection development, acquisitions, and to share
        information and maybe some other ways you may not have thought of. Let’s learn from
        each other on how to link LibraryThing with our everyday library activities.

Track 2: Collection Promotion & Outreach (Smoke Signals)

3.2     Storytime Puppetry for Ones and Twos
        Room: Canvasback
        Steven Engelfried, Raising A Reader Coordinator, Multnomah County Library (Portland, OR)
        Using puppets during Toddler Times or Baby Programs is a great way to catch (and hold)
        the attention of those very youngest storytime attendees. Puppetry also provides
        opportunities for developing early literacy skills and modeling creative
        play. Librarian and puppeteer Steven Engelfried shares and demonstrates
        basic puppetry techniques, creative ideas, and lots of easy-to-learn story
        suggestions just right for children under three. Handouts include a list of
        recommended books and stories for this age group and a summary of
        puppetry tips and techniques. This program is aimed at children's
        librarians and anyone sharing books with children ages one and two and their

Track 3: Management, Staff Development & Special Issues (Mountain Climbers)

3.3     Controlling Project Chaos: Project Management for Library Staff
        Room: Merganser
        Lori Wamsley, Assistant Director, Emporia State University, School of Library and
        Information Management, Oregon Distance Program

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         Do you find that you’re doing more project work in your library? Do you have trouble
         getting a project started? Do your small projects seem to grow into large projects? Do
         you have difficulty meeting project deadlines? Do your projects never seem to end?
         These are all problems facing librarians today, as we are increasingly expected to
         manage projects in addition to our everyday responsibilities. In the July 2007 issue of
         College & Research Libraries, Jane Kinkus*s article "Project Management Skills: A
         Literature Review and Content Analysis of Librarian Position Announcements" looks at
         the need for library staff to have project management skills in order to deftly navigate
         the growing demands of our profession. This program will provide an introduction to
         project management concepts and how you can apply them to your library projects.

Track 4: Instruction & Learning (Trailblazers)

3.4      Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Exploring Complementary and Alternative
         Room: Frederick Post
         Gail Kouame, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of
         Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region
         The goal of this class is to increase understanding of Complementary and Alternative
         Medicine (CAM). Attendees will learn the history of CAM and its impact on medical
         practices. They will learn how CAM is used, how to avoid "bad science" and how to look
         up evidence of the effectiveness of CAM therapies. Objectives:
              Have knowledge of the definition and types of Complementary and Alternative
               Medicine (CAM).
              Have greater knowledge of the history of CAM and its impact on medical practice.
              Have greater understanding of usage of CAM.
              Increase confidence in evaluating health websites.
              Increase skills in avoiding "bad science" found on the Internet or in the news.
              Become more proficient in searching for evidence of the effectiveness of CAM.

Track 5: General Interest (Bear Stew)

3.5      Imprudence and Presumption ~or~ Lasting Impressions of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy
         Room: Margaret Post
               Pamela Aidan/Mogen, Directory of Library Services, Liberty Lake Municipal
               Library, Liberty Lake, WA
               Ever think you’d like to write a book from a different viewpoint than the author’s
               original? That is just what author/Library Director Pamela (Aiden) Mogen author

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        of the Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy series has done. Pamela (Aidan) Mogen will discuss the
        Jane Austen Revival (Mania?) as it has intersected with the internet and POD technology
        in the context of her adventure writing her first novel, self-publishing it, and in the
        process, finding true love.
        This session should appeal to writers, would-be writers, fans of Jane Austen’s Pride and
        Prejudice, Mr. Darcy aficionados, and anyone who provides Readers’ Advisory services
        to adults. Ms. Aiden’s series are also a big hit with the men who have discovered them.
        Who wouldn’t like to know the real Mr. Darcy?

3:30 pm to 4 pm           Vendor Exploration and Refreshment Break

Session 4 – Thursday, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Track 1: Technology (Sharp Sticks)

4.1     Taking the Reins: Website Redesign by the Librarians, for the Users
        Room: Merganser
        Mark O’English, Reference Librarian, Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
                     Your website works for you, but how about your users? At WSU, the public
                     librarians have taken over the website and we're scrubbing it clean. Our
                     ongoing redesign draws from usability testing of other academic and
                     public library websites already highly rated by their users, examination of
                     our user groups, some easy stats gathering, and more.

        Meanwhile, we're negotiating "front page" demands from various library departments,
        and building library employee buy-in as we go. Whatever your library type, whether
        you're actually considering an all-out website redesign or just wanting to tweak your
        pages, this presentation will share some avenues to consider and some pitfalls to avoid,
        and show how easy it can be for you to professionally examine and improve your site."

Track 2: Collection Promotion & Outreach (Smoke Signals)

4.2     Glimpses of the Elusive Publisher: Showcase of Small Press Books
        Room: Margaret Post
        Mary Wise, Catalog Librarian, Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) &
        Theresa Kappus, Distance Services Librarian Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
        Observe the secrets of the small book press outside its native habitat! Thrill to the
        excitement of the wide diversity and range of topics! In this session several intrepid

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         reviewers will discuss 50-60 good books from small presses (many of which are
         indigenous to the Northwest!). In these 1 ½ minute “mini reviews” you will get a
         glimpse of these materials in a rare exposure to the library world unlike anything you
         will find in the usual reviewing sources where small presses are often overlooked. Best
         of all, these books will be put on display during the conference for all to see and then
         released freely to the “wilds” of PNLA libraries (like yours!) at the end of the

Track 3: Management, Staff Development & Special Issues (Mountain Climbers)

4.3      Adventures in Leadership: Leaders in Their Natural Element
         Room: Frederick Post
         Mary DeWalt, Director, Ada Community Library (Boise, IID) and Jan Zauha, Library
         Instruction Coordinator, Montana State University (Bozeman, MT)
          Following in the footsteps of Jeff Corwin and Steve Irwin, in this program we attempt to
         capture leaders in their natural environments. Participants will be amazed by
         observations of behavior and interactions, awed by sheer numbers (statistics), and
         entertained by special features such as commentary and, yes, even bloopers! Mary
         DeWalt and Jan Zauha are past presidents of PNLA and both have been actively involved
         in PNLA leadership institutes.

Track 4: Instruction & Learning (Trailblazers)

4.4      Made to Stick: How to Make Your Ideas More Memorable
         Room: Chief Seltice
         Presenter: Samantha Schmehl Hines, Social Science Librarian/Distance Education
         Coordinator, University of Montana (Missoula, MT)
         Based on the popular book by Chip and Dan Heath, this session will teach you how to
         make your ideas more memorable. Come to this session with an idea in mind to share,
         as participants will work through exercises exploring the six key components of
         "stickiness" (Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional and Stories) and learn
         to avoid pitfalls in getting ideas across. The presenter will demonstrate these elements
         with video clips, images and stories as participants share their own insights. Leave the
         session with a practical outline on how to communicate ideas more effectively--a must
         for *any* librarian!

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Track 5: General Interest (Bear Stew)

4.5     The Conservation Kitchen: Basic Tools for Any Preservation Recipe
        Room: Canvasback
        Presenter: Diane Hutchins, Program Manager – Preservation and Access, Office of the
        Secretary of State/Washington State Library
        The program will describe the methods and materials that the Washington State Library
        has implemented to care for and preserve its unique collections. Attendees will come
        away with some tips and tricks on basic archival repair for library materials and sources
        for additional information and supplies.
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm No-host evening of shopping, dinner, or sightseeing. Free ride!
6:00 pm & 6:30 pm Coeur d’Alene Public Library Tour (New Library!)
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Corks, Cans & Kegs (Ticketed event)
                  Shuttle Depart Times: 5:30 pm & 6:15 pm
                  Shuttle Return Times: 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm & 9:30 pm

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Friday, August 8, 2008
7:30 am – 1:30 pm              Registration
8:00 am                        Basket Raffles
7:30 am – 8:30 am              Healthy Start Breakfast (Ticketed Event)

9:00 am – 10:00 am             Membership Meeting

10:00 am – 10:30 am            Vendor Exploration & Refreshments

Session 5: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon

Track 1: Technology (Sharp Sticks)

5.1      Information Commons: Cooperation Makes it Work!
         Room: Merganser
         Charles D. Kamilos, Portland Center Librarian and Bruce Arnold, Institutional Technology,
         Portland Center, George Fox University (Portland, OR)
         This program is designed for those who are giving serious thought to providing the
         combined services of traditional library reference in combination with access to
         technology services and expertise. Toss in writing/creative services (or tutors) and,
         voila!, you have an information commons!
         It sounds easy but given the politics of space and risk avoidance on the part of many
         administrators as well as resistance to change on the part of staff and this endeavor
         takes on amazing complexity. The only way to make it happen is to communicate
         clearly each step of the way with each partner. Hear how we opened and maintained
         communication channels, fit the project into a strategic plan and shepherded the idea
         through to completion. This session will be of interest primarily to librarians serving in
         academic and school libraries, but public librarians may also find it interesting.

Track 2: Collection Promotion & Outreach (Smoke Signals)

5.2      Everybody Reads: Community Conversations throughout the Palouse and
         the LC Valley with Author Gregg Olson
                     Room: Canvasback
                     Jennifer Ashby, Director, Asotin County Library, Clarkston, WA, Heather
                     Stout, Lewiston City Library, and Gregg Olsen, author of the 2007 Everybody
                     Reads book, The Deep Dark (ILA Book of the Year Award, 2007)

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        Heather Stout and Jennifer Ashby will discuss the logistics of putting together a one
        book program in cooperation with other public libraries, public schools, universities,
        bookstores and Confluence Press.

        Now in its 8th year, Everybody Reads includes libraries in two states and seven counties,
        and distinguishes itself by always bringing in the author to join in discussion of the year's
        selected book. Gregg Olsen, author of The Deep Dark, and 2007 Everybody Reads
        featured author, will share his insights on the Everybody Reads experience from the
        author's point of view. The program will include ideas for community building,
        promotion, grant funding and special features.

Track 3: Management, Staff Development & Special Issues (Mountain Climbers)

5.3     Plugging Into the Numbers: Using Data to Make Some Noise about Library Services
        Room: Frederick Post
         Gillian Harrison, Manager, Marketing and Support, BCR (Bibliographical Center for
        How do you turn numbers into a story? How do you know, if you have statistics from
        many various sources, when you are looking at just apples or if an orange thrown in?
        What’s the best way to tell the story to your staff, your director, your patrons, your

        Graphs, charts or data points can make a powerful statement, so let’s discuss
        interpreting and incorporating data in your library’s message.

Track 4: Instruction & Learning (Trailblazers)

5.4     Growing Innovation in Libraries: Developing Labs for Learning, Research, Testing &
        Play for All Ages
        Room: Chief Seltice
                       Matt Gullett, Emerging Technology Manager, Public Library of Charlotte
                       & Mecklenburg County (Charlotte, NC)
                       This program will look at how libraries might become better at testing,
                       researching, learning and playing with their patrons and students through
                       developing conceptual and physical space for such purposes. Libraries
                       need new spaces about which they might test and introduce new
                       technologies, programs, learning and service concepts to their
        patrons/students/customers that help both sides understand better the need, want and
        usefulness of these concepts.

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         The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County has developed a suite of labs
         (Game, Learning and Media) in their Virtual Village that they use for concept design in
         programmatic development, new technology testing, fun/play, research and service.
         The Louisville Free Public Library has also developed an Innovation Lab that they garner
         input via online interaction from their patrons/customers on new technologies that they
         are testing and utilizing to better serve their public. How might your library or
         organization utilize such a concept to interact with your patrons/students/customers

Track 5: General Interest (Bear Stew)

5.5      Office Yoga & Pilates: Quick & Healthy Ways to Improve Posture, Strengthen Core &
         Increase Flexibility
         Room: Margaret Post
         Paula Foster, Project Manager for Database Services, Washington-Idaho Network,
         Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA).
         For those of us who work at computers or sit or stand for long periods of time during
         the work day, or for those of us who just plain have busy lives and struggle to find time
         to exercise, there are many quick and easy ways that we can add fitness to our daily
         routines – right at our own desks! Mind/Body exercise such as yoga and Pilates can help
         us feel better, give us more energy throughout the day, and help us to reduce stress and
         tension in our bodies. Join Paula Foster, certified yoga and Pilates fitness instructor, as
         she takes us through a series of office exercises designed to improve posture,
         strengthen core muscles, and increase flexibility. Come to this workshop dressed in
         comfortable office or casual attire and enjoy the benefits of Mind/Body movement. No
         equipment required. Paula has worked in libraries for 15 years and has also worked in
         the fitness industry for the last 8 years.

                         12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
                         YRCA Luncheon (Ticketed event) with Jodi Lynn Anderson author
                         of Peaches, the Senior Division winner
                         Room: Redhead

1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Last Chance Vendor Exploration

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Session 6 – Friday, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Track 1: Technology (Sharp Sticks)

6.1     Making Web 2.0 Tools Work for Your Special Library
        Room: Chief Seltice
        Mary Paynton Schaff, Washington State Library (Tumwater, WA) and Amy
        Vecchione, Idaho Historical Society (Boise, ID)
        We've heard the success stories about innovative uses of social networking tools by
        large (and usually well-funded) public or academic libraries, but isn't there something
        missing? Creative Library 2.0 applications for small, special, branch, or otherwise unique
        libraries are notably absent from this dialogue. In addition, the many obstacles that
        stand between these libraries and their Web 2.0 patrons are glossed over in last-minute
        question and answer sessions. Using examples from the Washington State Library and
        the Idaho Historical Society, this presentation will focus on choosing and developing
        collection- and staffing level- appropriate social networking tools, overcoming the
        common obstacles that stand in the way, and evaluating these projects. Please come
        prepared to share your library's 2.0 success stories, boondoggles, or strategies for
        implementing these tools in difficult situations!

Track 2: Collection Promotion & Outreach (Smoke Signals)

6.2   I Want That One Book...Teen Lit to Reel Them In!
      Room: Frederick Post
               April Witteveen, Teen Services Librarian, Deschutes Public Library, (Bend, OR)
               and Leigh Ann Morlock, Librarian in Douglas County and Teacher at Portland
               State University (Portland, OR)
               With the boom in teen lit publishing, it can be a big job to sort through the piles
               of galley copies and review journals. April and Leigh Ann will share a wide
               variety of high-interest titles for teens covering different genres and formats.
               Attendees will walk away with a booklist to help with collection development
               and readers advisory. These are titles that will have teens asking for "that one

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Track 3: Management, Staff Development & Special Issues (Mountain Climbers)

6.3      Showdown: Conflict Communication in the Workplace
         Room: Margaret Post
         Brent Roberts, Associate Director, Montana State University – Billings (Billings, MT)
         In this discussion, accomplished raconteur and 2006-08 PNLA Secretary, Brent Roberts
                           explores the nature of workplace conflict and how we deal with it.
                           Through an interactive presentation and numerous role-playing
                           opportunities, we will identify our own conflict-management styles and
                           discuss best methods for turning co-worker clashes into productive
                           experiences. The presentation is most appropriate for library staff who
                           may encounter conflict communication in their workplace.

Track 4: Instruction & Learning (Trailblazers)

6.4      Traveling the Information Goat Trail: Serving the Very Distant, the Involuntarily
         Clueless and the Self-Described "Techno-Peasants”
         Room: Merganser
         Theresa Kappus, Distance Services Librarian and Kelly O'Brien Jenks, Instruction
         Librarian, Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
         In the world of distance education, there are many students who are barely keeping up
         with the technology to "attend" classes. We know they are out there. How do we serve
         them? How do we create library awareness and instruction to different populations of
         adult distant students? We will share our adventures delivering face-to-face library
         instruction to our students in Canada. This is one of our most successful outreach
         endeavors in spite of the challenges it presents: small travel budget, outdated computer
         labs, grumpy border guards and driving under the influence of kilometers. We will also
         address our continuing efforts to reach distant students in the all-online programs. Is
         there a best way? Concluding the presentation will be a discussion where all will be
         encouraged to share their success stories, problem areas and future plans for reaching
         out to off-campus patrons. This session will be of interest to academic librarians,
         especially those who offer face-to-face instruction outside of their main campus and
         those who continue to face obstacles in reaching adult distant students.

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Track 5: General Interest (Bear Stew)

6.5   Before Sundance: How Nell Shipman Made Her 'Little Dramas of the Big Places
      Room: Canvasback
       Tom Trusky, Director, Hemingway Western Studies Center Coordinator, Idaho Center for
       the Book and Head, Idaho Film Collection, Boise State University (Boise, ID)
       The Nell Shipman Company came to Priest Lake, Idaho, from Minnehaha Studios in
       Spokane, Washington, to shoot "nature scenes" in 1922 for Shipman's epic Klondike
       saga, "The Grub-Stake." Film completed, Shipman took it to New York and sold it to an
       "Indie" distributor. She returned to Idaho to make more films, only to learn her
       distributor had declared bankruptcy and that she would realize
       little--if any--income from her feature film. Fade to black? Not so.
       Shipman stayed on three years in Idaho, building Lionhead Lodge,
       her studio camp, and managing to write, act in, film, edit, and
       produce "The Little Dramas of the Big Places," short films shot
       exclusively at Priest Lake. How the pioneering Indie film maker
       managed this Hollywood magic will be revealed by Shipman scholar
       Tom Trusky whose presentation concludes with a DVD screening of the recently
       restored tinted print of "White Water" (1924), Shipman's last surviving "Little Drama."

        Refreshments (Registration area)

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Session 7 – Friday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Track 1: Technology (Sharp Sticks)

7.1      New Channels for Content: A Structured Discussion
         Room: Chief Seltice
         Margi Mann, Sr. Training & Support Librarian, OCLC Western Service Center
         Libraries today are experimenting with new and innovative channels for content
         delivery: traditional and digital audiobooks, direct delivery of ILL materials to patrons,
         full text e-serial databases, floating collections…the list is expanding all the time. This
         session is a structured discussion of these new content channels, where the presenter
         will define the channel of delivery, give one or two representative examples, and then
         encourage the audience to participate in the discussion about how to serve the
         increasingly diverse needs of our patrons. Target Audience: Library staff involved in
         collection development and resource sharing. Program Objectives: At the end of the
         program, attendees will:
              Be able to identify some of the new channels of content and content delivery.
              Will be aware of what their peer libraries are either already doing or experimenting
               with in the area of new types of content and content delivery.
               Be better able to determine if a new channel of content or content delivery is a
               "good fit" for their individual library.

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Track 2: Collection Promotion & Outreach (Smoke Signals)

7.2     Reading the Region 2007-2008: Award Books from the Pacific Northwest
        Room: Margaret Post
        Jan Zauha, Library Instruction Coordinator, Montana State University (Bozeman, MT)
                               with PNLA Board members
                               Join members of the PNLA board and others for another rapid
                               round of readable titles featuring recent award winners from
                               Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Washington,
                               and Oregon. Quality books for all ages and interests will be
                               highlighted, as will award programs and reading initiatives
                               throughout the region.

Track 3: Management, Staff Development & Special Issues (Mountain Climbers)

7.3     Go Beyond the Expected: Educational and Certificate Opportunities For Library
        Paraprofessional and Support Staff
        Room: Frederick Post
        Rand Simmons, Ph.D., Program Manager for Library Development, Washington State
        Library and Paula Swan, Instructor/Librarian, Spokane Falls Community College
        (Spokane, WA)
        Library paraprofessionals today are more than just clerical staff. Library
        paraprofessionals are becoming increasing recognized as para-information professionals
        and this trend is reflected in the growth of educational opportunities for library staff
        members. Paula Swan will:
            introduce and describe the trends in library paraprofessional education
            describe learning options--certificate, two-year degree and bachelor's degree
             completion programs
            provide links to online learning resources---noncredit CE and credit courses
            educational opportunities--what is right for you and your library employee?

ALA and the Western Council of State Libraries are supporting a project to
establish a national certificate program for library support staff (LSS). This
three-year, federally funded project will develop competencies for LSS,
policies and procedures for the certification program, and test the program
in five sites in the US. Karen Strege, the Project Director, will describe the
project, desired benefits for LSS and librarians, how the program can make a
difference in libraries, and answer questions.

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Track 4: Instruction & Learning (Trailblazers)

7.4      Integrating Information Literacy Within the Disciplines: A Faculty-Centered Approach
         Room: Canvasback
         Ielleen R. Miller, Librarian II/Coordinator of Instruction, Eastern Washington University
         Libraries (Cheney, WA)
         Many academic librarians agree that an effective way for students to develop
         information literacy skills is to integrate them throughout the major. But how do
         librarians affect or influence the curriculum? One way is by working with the
         departments to have them articulate information literacy learning objectives and map
         courses and assignments to the objectives. This presentation, given by a librarian and a
         faculty member from Biology, will discuss how Eastern Washington University Librarians
         partnered with departmental faculties from Biology and History to systemize the
         information literacy components within their undergraduate degree programs.

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Track 5: General Interest (Bear Stew)

7.5     Changes in Scholarly Communication: What's Going On and Why Should You Care
        Room: Merganser
        Kay Vyhnanek, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Washington State University
        (Pullman, WA)
        Most academic librarians are aware of the significant changes in scholarly
        communications that are happening today but what are those changes and what
        difference do these changes make for public, school and special librarians? Open access
        journals, institutional repositories and changes in the way researchers communicate can
        potentially have impact on all libraries. This program will outline the most significant of
        the changes and what they mean for libraries. Attendees will be alerted to some of the
        primary changes and tools that might be valuable in assessing the significance of the
        changes in scholarly communication to their own particular setting. Librarians from any
        setting may find value in this presentation by learning how to use freely-available
        sources to enhance library services.

                     5:30 pm – 6:30 pm No-host cocktail hour

                     6:30 pm –7:45 pm PNLA Banquet with David Matheson
                       (Ticketed event) Room: Redhead
                       David Matheson has been a member of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe
                       since his birth in 1951 at the home of his grandparents. In RED THUNDER
                       (2002), he spans several generations of a Schee‐tsu‐umsh/Schi'tsu'umsh

                        8:00 pm -9:00 pm Nell Shipman Screening (Free) Room: Wigeon

Saturday, August 9, 2008
9 am – noon               PNLA Board Meeting
                          Room: Merganser

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