PNLA 2008 Program Proposals – Likely Proprosals

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					                                                                  Full Schedule
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
8 am – 6 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

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

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

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                , demonstrates that today’s younger adults are
                          interested in library services delivered in a welcoming environment and
                          accessible using up-to-date communication methods.
                          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
                                  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

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 may buy tickets to win your
                 favorite one.

6:30-9:30 pm              Free     Presidents' Reception with Keynote Don Aslett
                          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 – 5:30 pm        Registration Opens
8:00 am                  Basket Raffles
7:30 am – 8:30 am        Brave heart Breakfast (Ticketed Event)

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-O-ver?"
       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.

Track 2: Collection Promotion & Outreach (Smoke Signals)

1.2    Encounters in Reader's Advisory and Reference
       Paige McGeorge - MLIS student at Dalhousie University
       "Through audio and video presentations of librarians' "best stories ever," the audience
       will hear about the many sides of reader's advisory and reference services. These
       multimedia moments will lead to discussions on tools, techniques and technologies that
       benefit advising librarians, with time for discussion sprinkled throughout the session.

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        Program attendees will leave with a greater sense of why RA is such an important
        offering at the reference desk, and with knowledge of the many resources available to
        them when they encounter a challenging RA or reference question."

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

1.3    The Art of Grant Success: Hitting the Sweet Spot, Capturing the Money Pot
        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.

Track 4: Instruction & Learning (Trailblazers)

1.4     Gather Data, Build Programs, Strengthen Teaching
        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

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       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
       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.

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
       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,

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        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
        Jennifer Hills and Beth Twitchell, Reference Librarians, Twin Falls Public Library (Twin
        Falls, ID)
         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 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!

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

2.3    Strategic Learning Opportunities for Career Advancement
       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

       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.

Track 4: Instruction & Learning (Trailblazers)

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

       This presentation is based on some of the presenter's experiences in providing
       instruction and reference service on researching contemporary artists, composers,
       filmmakers, and playwrights. While 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.

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        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
        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 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)

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Session 3 – Thursday, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Track 1: Technology (Sharp Sticks)

3.1    Linking with LibraryThing: Promoting Reading and Literature with Library Catalogs
       Barbara Oldham, Instructor and Librarian, Spokane Falls
       Community College; Linda Keys, Spokane 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
       Steven Engelfried, Raising A Reader Coordinator, Multnomah County Library (Portland,
       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
       Lori Wamsley, Assistant Director, Emporia State University, School of Library and
       Information Management, Oregon Distance Program
       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?

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        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
        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.
             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
                          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 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,

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         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, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Track 1: Technology (Sharp Sticks)

4.1      Taking the Reins: Website Redesign by the Librarians, for the Users
         Presenter: 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
         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
         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

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        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
        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

        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
        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
         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 site seeing. Free ride!
6:00 pm –9:00 pm Corks, Cans & Kegs (Ticketed event)

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Friday, August 8, 2008
7:30 am – 5:30 pm                  Registration Opens
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!
        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.

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Track 2: Collection Promotion & Outreach (Smoke Signals)

5.2      Everybody Reads: Community Conversations Throughout the Palouse and
         the LC Valley with Author Gregg Olson
         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)
         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
         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.

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Track 4: Instruction & Learning (Trailblazers)

5.4     Growing Innovation in Libraries: Developing Labs for Learning, Research,
        Testing & Play for All Ages
        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.

        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
        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.

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

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm             Last Chance Vendor Exploration

Session 6 – Friday, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Track 1: Technology (Sharp Sticks)

6.1      Program: Making Web 2.0 Tools Work for Your Special Library
         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!
         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 book"!

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

6.3     Showdown: Conflict Communication in the Workplace
        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”
        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.

Track 5: General Interest (Bear Stew)

6.5   Before Sundance: How Nell Shipman Made Her 'Little Dramas of the Big Places
       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

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         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."

Session 7 – Friday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Track 1: Technology (Sharp Sticks)

7.1      New Channels for Content: A Structured Discussion
         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, 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.

Track 2: Collection Promotion & Outreach (Smoke Signals)

7.2      Reading the Region 2007-2008: Award Books from the Pacific Northwest
         Jan Zauha, Library Instruction Coordinator, Montana State University (Bozeman, MT)
         with PNLA Board members

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                                   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
        Karen Strege, Project Director, ALA/Western Council of State Libraries 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.

Track 4: Instruction & Learning (Trailblazers)

7.4     Integrating Information Literacy Within the Disciplines: A Faculty-Centered Approach
        Ielleen R. Miller, Librarian II/Coordinator of Instruction, Eastern Washington University
        Libraries (Cheney, WA)

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         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.

Track 5: General Interest (Bear Stew)

7.5      Changes in Scholarly Communication: What's Going On and Why Should You Care
         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)

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

Saturday, August 9, 2008
9 am – noon             PNLA Board Meeting

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