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Wednesday, September 25
 

9:00am CDT

Executive Board Meeting
Official pre-conference business meeting.

Speakers
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Maggie Townsend

Instructional Coach, Bismarck Public Schools
Maggie Townsend is a former school librarian and current instructional coach. She lives in Lincoln with her family—husband, 3 kids, a corgi, a bird, and two geckos (which is two geckos too many). She hates people who don’t fold towels correctly and loves red Starbursts.


Wednesday September 25, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Boardroom

12:00pm CDT

Registration
Wednesday September 25, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Entry 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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1:00pm CDT

Walk Around-Downtown Fargo
From 1-4, early arrivals are invited to join in a walk-around through downtown Fargo featuring Zandbroz (independent book store), Paradox (comics/graphic novels), and the Fargo Public Library. The stop at the Fargo Public Library will include a tour of the downtown location.  Local committee members will accompany participants on the walk.  Interested?  Please contact Lauren Nephew (lauren@westfargolibrary.org) for more information.

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Lauren Nephew

Children's Services Librarian, West Fargo Public Library
Lauren, originally from Moorhead, MN started at West Fargo Public Library in 2014 as a Lead Library Assistant and moved into the Children's Services position at the end of 2014.


Wednesday September 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Downtown Fargo

1:00pm CDT

Boots on the Ground
Advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others.  Advocacy for libraries should be a never ending process. John and Betsy will provide a practical presentation on advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels. They will give us some takeaways on what can we actually do to advocate for our libraries. They will discuss what advocacy is, why it’s important for everyone to engage in, and give you practical ideas on how to start.

Speakers
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Betsy Adamowski

Executive Director, Wheaton (IL) Public Library
Betsy Adamowski is the Executive Director of the Wheaton Public Library.  She has been in this position since 2013.  Betsy is a leader and mentor for the Illinois Library industry and has held numerous leadership positions with the Illinois State Library, Illinois Library Association... Read More →
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John Spears

Chief Librarian and CEO, Pikes Peak Library District
John Spears has been Chief Librarian & CEO of the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) since early 2016. John has over twenty years of experience working in urban, suburban, and rural libraries, and prior to joining PPLD, he served as the director of libraries in Salt Lake City (UT... Read More →


Wednesday September 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Room 3 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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1:00pm CDT

Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines
Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells - what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media. This interactive, hands-on CE course will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories. The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed. By the end of this course, participants will be better equipped to help their patrons look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media. Actual news articles and research reports will be included for critique.

Speakers
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Sam Watson

Academic Outreach Specialist, National Network of Libraries of Medicine


Wednesday September 25, 2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Room 4 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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4:00pm CDT

NDSU Archives Open House
Wednesday September 25, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
NDSU Archives 3551 7th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102, USA

6:00pm CDT

Opening Reception
We hope you can join us on September 25th for the NDLA Conference Opening Reception at the North Dakota State University Main Library.

Wednesday September 25, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
NDSU Main Library 1201 Albrecht Blvd #2080, Fargo, ND 58105
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8:00pm CDT

Badge and Brews
As you make your way back to Homewood Suites after the opening reception, join the Badge & Brews Pub Crawl. Stop off for a beverage or two and a fun party ribbon for your name badge. There are five stops on Badge & Brews - grab a printed map at the reception or access the online map. There are only a few ribbons at each place - which do you need? Looking for some extra-special ribbons? Look for the Badge & Brews organizers at the first and last stop - they will be the ones wearing the "I'm Brilliant" ribbons.

Speakers
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Erika Johnson

Head of Library Resources and Senior Research & Education Librarian, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Erika Johnson is the Head of Library Resources and Senior Research & Education Librarian at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Erika has an undergraduate degree in biology and a master’s degree in library and information science. Erika’s father spent his career as a... Read More →
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Amy Soma

Library Program Coordinator, Fargo Public Schools
Amy Soma is the Library Program Coordinator for Fargo Public Schools with 15 years of experience in libraries and education. She holds a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University and is a Lilead Fellow.


Wednesday September 25, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Downtown Fargo
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Thursday, September 26
 

7:00am CDT

Informal Morning Gathering/Light Breakfast
Thursday September 26, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am CDT
Ballroom A & B 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

7:00am CDT

Registration
The desk will be staffed from 7:00AM to 11:50AM. There will be way-finding, schedules, and contact information for non-staffed hours. The desk will open again from 4PM-5:30PM prior to the banquet.

Thursday September 26, 2019 7:00am - 11:50am CDT
Convention Entry 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

8:00am CDT

Morning Welcome and Keynote Speaker: John Spears
Thursday September 26, 2019 8:00am - 9:10am CDT
Ballroom A & B 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

9:10am CDT

Exhibits Grand Opening
Thursday September 26, 2019 9:10am - 9:40am CDT
Ballroom C 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

9:40am CDT

Creating Your Family Health History
If your doctor asked you, “Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with diabetes?” Would you know the answer? Did you know that experts recommend compiling a family health history that includes three generations? Led by medical librarians from the UND SMHS, this session will provide information about gathering and documenting your family health history and using that information to communicate with health professionals to improve your health and the health of your family.

Speakers
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Megan Keely Carroll Denis

Research & Education Librarian, UND
Megan Keely Carroll Denis is the Research & Education Librarian and the Northeast Clinical Campus Librarian for the SMHS Library Resources Department. In this position, Megan provides reference and research support and works collaboratively with faculty to plan and deliver course-integrated... Read More →
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Erika Johnson

Head of Library Resources and Senior Research & Education Librarian, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Erika Johnson is the Head of Library Resources and Senior Research & Education Librarian at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Erika has an undergraduate degree in biology and a master’s degree in library and information science. Erika’s father spent his career as a... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
Room 7 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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9:40am CDT

Youth Programming Discussion
What community partnerships and programs for youth have worked well at your library? Please share with us during this group conversation.

Moderators
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Aaron Stefanich

Children's Librarian, Grand Forks Public Library
Aaron Stefanich has been the Children’s Librarian at Grand Forks Public Library since 2009, and the NDLA Treasurer since 2015  

Thursday September 26, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
Room 8 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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9:40am CDT

Active Threat Training
Mary Soucie will discuss how to prepare for an active threat situation, utilizing the ALICE method.

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Mary Soucie

State Librarian, North Dakota State Library
Mary Soucie has been the North Dakota State Librarian for seven years and a librarian for over 25 years. She has experience with grant writing and grant reviewing. Her hobbies include reading, paper crafting and going to Bismarck Larks baseball games.


Thursday September 26, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
Room 5 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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9:40am CDT

21st Century Skills in the Classroom
During this presentation, attendees will learn about how teachers at Ed Clapp Elementary School in Fargo are teaching 21st Century Skills through a approach called the Ed Clapp Exploratorium. Specifically, how 4th and 5th grade teachers are finding TIME to teach these skills and also HOW the skills are being taught.


Link to presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1L7-jdUIS0I0FBk2pB9atoYiwmVSd4ePuJ9weXYdNHgk/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
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Amy Soma

Library Program Coordinator, Fargo Public Schools
Amy Soma is the Library Program Coordinator for Fargo Public Schools with 15 years of experience in libraries and education. She holds a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University and is a Lilead Fellow.
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Matt Evensen

Library Media Specialist, Fargo Public Schools
I am originally from Moorhead, MN and graduated from Moorhead High School. Went to the University of Minnesota-Duluth where I focused my attention on Elementary Education. After graduating, I spent one year with ReadingCrop. Then I taught at Ellen Hopkins Elementary in Moorhead for... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
Room 6 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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9:40am CDT

Digital Scholarship Initiatives at NDSU
In response to the changing needs of students and faculty, the NDSU Libraries is developing a new digital scholarship initiative. Its goal is to create a network of services to support researchers in all phases of the digital scholarship lifecycle that will strengthen and develop partnerships throughout NDSU. This session will define digital scholarship in the context of academic libraries, discuss the trends in higher education that set the stage for digital scholarship, and give an overview of how the NDSU Libraries is working to create a network of digital scholarship services.

Speakers
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Joe Mocnik

Dean of Libraries, North Dakota State University
Joe Mocnik serves as Dean of Libraries at North Dakota State University. He has chaired and served on library advisory boards for academic and public libraries and other related organizations. Joe was a Fulbright Scholar in Croatia and was awarded a Distinguished Dissertation Award... Read More →
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Hallie Pritchett

Associate Dean of Libraries for Research and Learning, North Dakota State University Libraries
Hallie Pritchett has been the Associate Dean of Libraries for Research and Learning at North Dakota State University since 2018.  Previously, she was Head of the Map and Government Information Library at the University of Georgia, where she had the rare opportunity to design, establish... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am CDT
Ballroom F 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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10:35am CDT

Vendor Dash!
Thursday September 26, 2019 10:35am - 10:55am CDT
Ballroom C 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

11:00am CDT

Collecting, Processing, and Mounting an LGBTQ Oral History Collection
The Red River Rainbow Seniors’ project, “Breaking Barriers: Harvesting LGBTQ Stories from the Northern Plains,” interviews older LGBTQ people and their allies. The digital files and transcriptions will be in the NDSU Archives. We will describe the project’s background, logistics, challenges, and successes and the process of cataloging and mounting the oral histories into Digital Horizons, using CONTENTdm.

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John Hallberg

Archivist, NDSU Archives
John Hallberg works for the NDSU Archives, and is responsible for mounting and cataloging the “Breaking Barriers” oral history project online.
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Larry R. Peterson

Professor Emeritus of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, NDSU
Larry R. Peterson coordinates the “Breaking Barriers” oral history project and is Professor Emeritus of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at North Dakota State University.


Thursday September 26, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 7 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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11:00am CDT

Dynamic Displays
Enhance your book displays by creating professional signs with Pinterest-worthy, fair-use images. Showcase your collection with simple merchandising techniques, including display layout, Publisher tips, and copyright-free images. Books will fly off your displays with strategic design skills and concepts! Struggle with creativity? Explore Canva for easy, template sign creation. Transform your display from old and tired to cool and trendy that will have your patrons browsing outside the box.
Presentation: https://prezi.com/p/rawhgwn6orc7/dynamic-displays/ 

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Kayla Birkholz

Library Associate II, Fargo Public Library
Kayla has worked in public libraries since 2011, and she serves on the Fargo Public Library's Merchandising Team. Kayla completed her Masters in Library and Information Science summer of 2019 through Emporia State University.  
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Drea Cook

Library Associate II / Interlibrary Loan Specialist, Fargo Public Library
Drea has worked in public libraries since 2006, and she serves on the Fargo Public Library's Merchandising Team. She is responsible for delegating three displays to Circulation staff monthly. Drea has a creative background and spatial skills. She is always looking for aesthetically... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 8 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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11:00am CDT

Libraries and the 2020 Census
The 2020 Census is right around the corner, and libraries will play a critical role in disseminating information and providing support to respondents. For the first time ever, residents will be able to complete their decennial census form online from any computer, including those available at libraries. This presentation will provide an overview of the 2020 Census, key operations and timelines, the impact on local communities, and ways libraries may provide support.

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Erin Musland

Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau
Erin Musland is a partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau. She is an attorney who has represented cities and other municipalities throughout North Dakota. She lives in Jamestown.


Thursday September 26, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 5 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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11:00am CDT

"Ready, Set, Go" for the AASL Standards
Are you still afraid of the new school library standards. Have some of you forged ahead and would by willing to share your insights. Join Misti Werle and Carmen Redding as we dig a little deeper to show you how the share foundations and domains can drive your lesson-planning and instruction. Come prepared to share your favorite lesson and talk about how it aligns.

Speakers
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Carmen Redding

School and Youth Services Specialist, ND State Library
Carmen Redding is the School and Youth Services Specialist at the North Dakota State Library. Her background consists of teaching in the music and English classroom and being a high school librarian. She has her undergraduate degrees in music and English, a masters in music, a ND... Read More →
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Misti Werle

Library Director, Bismarck Public Schools
Misti Werle is the Library Media Coordinator for Bismarck Public Schools with 18 years of experience in education. She holds a masters in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She's Nationally Board Certified and a Lilead Fellow.


Thursday September 26, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 6 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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11:00am CDT

Makerspaces: It's Not Just About the Stuff!
Makerspaces are so important in building 21st Century Skills. Learn what practices best improve these skills and how to implement them in your makerspace, whether your makerspace is state-of-the-art or more low-tech.

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Jennifer Kolesar

Library Media Specialist and SmartLab Facilitator, Holy Spirit Elementary School-Saint John Paul II Catholic Schools
Jennifer Kolesar has been school librarian at Holy Spirit Elementary School since 2012. Two years ago, her role changed to include makerspace facilitator, which has given her the opportunity to bring her library into the 21st Century. More recently, she has acquired a Masters of Education... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Ballroom F 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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12:00pm CDT

Lunch and Local Author Panel
With writing representing everything from children's books, to history, to romance and adult fantasy / fiction, authors will sit on a panel and be presented with questions about their writing, writing styles, favorite topics, etc. while conference attendees enjoy their lunch.

Authors in attendance for book signings who may attend include: Maddy Barone, Sandy Blanes, Patrick Brown, Paulette Bullinger, Justin Cancilliere, Tory Christie, Karlene Clark, Misty Dietz, Kenneth C. Gardner, Jr., Tina Holland, Timothy J. Kloberdanz, Dakota Krout, Jim Lies, Allison Lindgren, Alicia Underlee Nelson, Tom Newgard, Mattie Richardson, Vania Rheault, Roxane Salonen, Danielle Teigan, and Preston VanLoon.

Thursday September 26, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
Ballroom A & B 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

1:00pm CDT

Write130: A Community Partnership to Celebrate North Dakota's Birthday through Storytelling
On November 2nd of this year, North Dakota celebrates 130 years of statehood. The teachers of My North Dakota Story have a lofty goal of collecting 130 new stories. We are looking for libraries and librarians or friends of the library to host Write130, a celebration of North Dakota through storytelling. Partnering libraries provide the space and a facilitator for writers to gather. We provide a packet to guide writers through the process. Come to this session to find out more!

Here is a link to the writing packet shared in print form with you today. Please make a copy of the document in order to make revisions to it.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AzR5r7ZkIpHleSGfsyxF8i5V_2rqyFbBUk9oE39LclQ/edit?usp=sharing


Speakers
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Erika Dyk

Educator
Erika Dyk was not born in North Dakota, but she did move to there with her family at the age of four one bitterly cold Christmas Eve. She’s been educated on both the western side (Bowman High School) and the eastern side (NDSU). She taught English in some form for grades seven through... Read More →
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Angela Hase

Educator
Angela Hase was born in Bismarck, North Dakota. She grew up on the Missouri and is a river rat at heart. Now she lives in West Fargo and teaches high school English in Moorhead, MN. What Angela appreciates the most about North Dakota is the extreme seasons. She has a hard time believing... Read More →
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Kim Rensch

Educator, Fargo Public Schools
Kim Rensch was born in Minot, North Dakota. Her family’s brief stint down South when Kim was a young child culminated in a caravan of native North Dakotans fleeing from searing heat, creepy crawlers, and high crime rates back to the open arms of the state they love. A UND graduate... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 7 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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1:00pm CDT

Library Redesign and Shine
The library should be the most peaceful and relaxing yet happening and active place in the school or town! The design and aesthetics of the library really do make a difference in how students and teachers use the space. Learn how to make form fit function in your library; your library can be your school or town’s premier area when it comes to providing a welcoming and productive space for independent, collaborative, and creative activities.

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Patty Donat

Library Media Specialist, Fargo Public Schools
Patty Donat is the library media specialist at Discovery Middle School. Prior to working in the library, she taught in the Education Department at Minnesota State University-Moorhead and ten years teaching English.
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Louie Lauer

Library Media Specialist, Fargo Public Schools
Louie Lauer is the library media specialist at Jefferson Elementary School in Fargo, ND. Previous to this position, he has worked ten years for Moorhead Public Schools as a library media specialist/gifted and talented teacher, social studies teacher, and elementary teacher.  
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Elizabeth Smithmeyer

Library Media Specialist, Fargo Public Schools
Elizabeth Smithmeyer is the librarian and instructional technology coach at Fargo South High School. She was previously a social studies teacher for 14 years


Thursday September 26, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 8 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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1:00pm CDT

Hot Topics- Things I Wish They Had Told Me Before I Became a Librarian
Five librarians will share their experiences as a series of hot topic presentations.

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Traci Lund

Director, Divide County Public Library
To be honest, I never in my wildest dreams would have thought I would be a “librarian”.  I was going to be a hot shot in the corporate world living and working in a high-rise building in a metropolis.  Well, luckily enough, some dreams are not meant to come true. And what I... Read More →
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Kerrianne Boetcher

Library Administrator, Ward County Public Library
Kerri Boetcher grew up in Lansford, ND and graduated high school from Glenburn High School in 2004. She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2009 with a degree in Education.  She graduated from the Saint Catherine University in Saint Paul, MN in 2011 with her masters... Read More →
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Arnessa Dowell

Information Services Director, Grand Forks Public Library
After almost 20 years in the library profession, Arnessa Dowell’s experiences range from being a Page to sitting in three different Library Director’s chairs.  Since receiving her MLS from North Carolina Central University in 2011, Ms. Dowell has used the library as a platform... Read More →
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Timothy S. Dirks

Director, Fargo Public Library
Tim Dirks been the Director of the Fargo Public Library since January of 2008.  He has also served as Director for the Marinette County Consolidated Public Library Service in Marinette County Wisconsin and the Elm Grove Public Library in Elm Grove Wisconsin. He holds a Masters of... Read More →
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Mary Soucie

State Librarian, North Dakota State Library
Mary Soucie has been the North Dakota State Librarian for seven years and a librarian for over 25 years. She has experience with grant writing and grant reviewing. Her hobbies include reading, paper crafting and going to Bismarck Larks baseball games.


Thursday September 26, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Ballroom F 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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1:00pm CDT

Fact or Fake: Tracking Down Sources
Do your students have the skills needed to track down sources? If presented with a statement, can they drill down past the fluff to the source? Learn about reliable resources, how to go from a news article or a Facebook post to get to the truth. This presentation is geared for those working with high school and college students.

Speakers
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Susanne Caro

Government Information Librarian, NDSU
Susanne Caro is the Government Information Librarian at North Dakota State University, Main library. She is the editor and an author of Government Information Essentials (2018), and Digitizing Your Collection: Public Library Success Stories (2016), both published with ALA.
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Holly Gabriel

Librarian, University of North Dakota
Holly Gabriel is the Business and Government Documents Reference Librarian at the University of North Dakota’s Chester Fritz Library. She serves as the primary contact for faculty & students in the College of Business and Public Administration. She received her Master in Public... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 6 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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1:00pm CDT

Balancing Public Availability and Sensitive Information in an LGBTQIA+ Oral History Project
When the Red River Rainbow Seniors' oral history project, “Breaking Barriers: Harvesting LGBTQ Stories from the Northern Plains” made plans for interviews to be available to the public, especially online, concerns arose about risks related to information in the interviews. Consulting similar projects and reviewing literature, we developed a protocol respecting interviewees’ ownership of their interview and ensuring a balance between public availability and control of sensitive information.

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Katrina Burch

Archives Associate, NDSU
Katrina Burch, MLIS, is one of the Archives Associates at North Dakota State University, since 2015. She graduated from San Jose State University in 2012 and is interested in rare books and the stories of those not often told.
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Dr. Mark Chekola

Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, MSUM, Red River Rainbow Seniors
Mark Chekola, PhD, is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He is a member of Red River Rainbow Seniors. For the “Breaking Barriers” Oral History Project he serves as an editorial committee member and interviewer.
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Dr. Tammy SJ Lanaghan

Principal Transcriber, Red River Rainbow Seniors
Tammy Lanaghan, PhD, has engaged theories of sexuality and gender construction, transgressive acts of worship and narratives of sacred place. This has supported her work to promote interreligious and intercultural dialogue. She serves on the committee for the Red River Rainbow Seniors... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 5 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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1:00pm CDT

Poster Sessions
1. Monica Hyde:  Mysteries at the Museum: preserving special collection items  - Have you ever wondered how to properly preserve unique items in a museum or library collection? This poster will cover how to properly handle and store special collection items such as scrapbooks, clay tablets, coins, and metal photo plates.
2. Barbara Handy-Marchello: Traces: Early Peoples of North Dakota - This new illustrated book covers the archaeology of ND from 11,500 BC to 1880. Written for general public. Co-author Fern Swenson.
3. Kristen Borysewicz: Surveying faculty about student struggle with research - The presenter developed a survey tool asking faculty to identify what areas of research present the most struggle: initiating, conducting, applying or managing research. A good response rate at a busy time showed that faculty are eager to discuss student research. Since the survey was not performed under IRB, the results will not be discussed. Rather, this is an opportunity to see the survey questions and the Research Skill Development Framework that helped form them.
4. Merete Christianson: Collection Development and CAM: Prioritizing Intellectual Freedom or Quality Information? - This poster explores the collection development opinions of librarians when considering controversial health information resources, particularly those regarding complementary and alternative medicine that may not be evidence-based. The current research on the ethics of intellectual freedom is particularly focused on moral or subjective issues. This research focuses on something more objective: how librarians, as information professionals, can or should approach misinformation.
5. Sara Engler; Lauren Nephew: Daycare Book Delivery  - The Daycare Book Buddies service promotes early literacy by delivering library books directly to a daycare or pre-school. Our presentation will cover the development and implementation of the program and how it is currently running. We will also provide the struggles and future considerations of the program.
6. Emily Dafoe: Training Teacher Education Faculty on the Use and Implementation of Open Educational Resources - In the Fall 2018, semester library staff at Valley City State University provided faculty with a series of training sessions on understanding, finding, and using Open Educational Resources in their courses, as they move towards OER implementation. There were four 90 minute sessions conducted throughout September and October 2018. This poster will provide details on how these sessions were conducted, faculty response to the sessions, conflicts encountered, and outcomes.
7. Laurie McHenry: Self-Help Legal Collection - ND citizens can now access useful, reliable, and free legal information from the comfort of their local libraries. With the help of a Library Vision 2020 grant from the ND State Library, the Thormodsgard Law Library has created a collection of self-help legal books that can be checked out via ILL. The books cover a variety of topics: divorce, child custody, bankruptcy, credit repair, & more. A committee of four UND law librarians, three of whom are lawyers themselves, selected the titles.
8. Carmen Redding: Credentialed Librarians for Schools - Schools should be seeking credentialed librarians, not looking to replace the librarian or eliminate the position. Research shows that we are facing the same issues that we faced ten years ago. We need to do more to educate the stakeholders, become leaders in our profession, and advocate for our positions wherever and whenever we can. 

Speakers
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Kristen Borysewicz

Information Literacy Coordinator, Reference Librarian, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota
Kristen Borysewicz moved to Grand Forks in 1994 from Pittsburgh, PA where she had received her MLS. She has worked in a variety of libraries – corporate, military, public and higher education.  Her most gratifying work has been at the Chester Fritz Library because of her interaction... Read More →
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Carmen Redding

School and Youth Services Specialist, ND State Library
Carmen Redding is the School and Youth Services Specialist at the North Dakota State Library. Her background consists of teaching in the music and English classroom and being a high school librarian. She has her undergraduate degrees in music and English, a masters in music, a ND... Read More →
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Monica Hyde

Interlibrary Loan Assistant/Circulation Librarian, West Fargo Public Library/Fargo Public Library
Monica is currently a librarian at two different libraries in Fargo, ND, but still has a strong passion for special collections and museums. She has a master's degree in museum studies from Syracuse University, where she concentrated in digitizing and archiving museum and special... Read More →
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Barbara Handy-Marchello

Historian/Author, State Historical Society of North Dakota
Dr. Handy-Marchello is retired from UND History Department. She has worked for the SHSND since 2010 writing curriculum for ND Studies.  
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Merete Christianson

Health Sciences Librarian, NDSU
Merete Christianson has been the Health Sciences Librarian at NDSU for over 5 years.  
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Sara Engler

Access Services Librarian, West Fargo Public Library
Sara, originally from Valley City, ND started at West Fargo Public Library in Fall of 2017 as the Access Services Librarian. She has a background in youth services and was the Teen/Social Media Librarian at Valley City Barnes County Public Library until she accepted her position at... Read More →
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Lauren Nephew

Children's Services Librarian, West Fargo Public Library
Lauren, originally from Moorhead, MN started at West Fargo Public Library in 2014 as a Lead Library Assistant and moved into the Children's Services position at the end of 2014.
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Emily Dafoe

User Services Librarian, Valley City State University
Emily Dafoe is the User Services Librarian at Valley City State University. She received her masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2016. In her role, Emily spends most of her time providing research and instructional services. Her professional... Read More →
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Laurie McHenry

Head of Technical Services, Thormodsgard Law Library
Laurie McHenry is Head of Technical Services at the Thormodsgard Law Library at the UND School of Law. She received her B.A. from Oregon State University and her Master’s in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. She is a former teacher and school librarian... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 1:00pm - 2:10pm CDT
Convention Entry 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

1:50pm CDT

Authors Alley
Come and meet regional authors at our annual Author's Alley! 

Thursday September 26, 2019 1:50pm - 2:10pm CDT
Convention Entry 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

1:50pm CDT

Vendor Dash!
Thursday September 26, 2019 1:50pm - 2:10pm CDT
Ballroom C 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

2:10pm CDT

A Demonstration of the Foundation Directory Online
Greg will demonstrate the use of the new and improved version of the FDO. He will show how to navigate search results and the key parts of a grantmaker profile like finding out if the funder you are researching would have the topic of your proposal a high priority. Showing all the various search techniques to aid our library patrons on their quest for a grant.

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Greg Gilstrap

Reference Librarian, Fargo Public Library
I have been a reference librarian with The Fargo Public Library for over 29 years. I have been the point person for the Foundation Center collection for about 25 of those years.


Thursday September 26, 2019 2:10pm - 3:00pm CDT
Room 7 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

2:10pm CDT

Developing a Peer Research Consultants Program
The reference desk at UND’s main library has seen a steady decline in the number of reference questions. Starting in Fall 2019, we will use peer research consultants (PRCs) to staff the reference desk and go out to campus to promote their service. Reference librarians will be able to do more library instruction and outreach for their departments, and undergraduate students will see their peer as a helpful resource for academic success. The PRCs will also assist with instruction sessions.

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Kristen Borysewicz

Information Literacy Coordinator, Reference Librarian, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota
Kristen Borysewicz moved to Grand Forks in 1994 from Pittsburgh, PA where she had received her MLS. She has worked in a variety of libraries – corporate, military, public and higher education.  Her most gratifying work has been at the Chester Fritz Library because of her interaction... Read More →
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Karlene Clark

Coordinator, Peer Research Consultant Reference Service, UND
Karlene Clark is the Coordinator, Peer Research Consultant Reference Service Librarian at the University of North Dakota’s Chester Fritz Library. She serves as the primary coordinator and trainer for all circulation and PRC students. She received her Master of Library and Information... Read More →
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Holly Gabriel

Librarian, University of North Dakota
Holly Gabriel is the Business and Government Documents Reference Librarian at the University of North Dakota’s Chester Fritz Library. She serves as the primary contact for faculty & students in the College of Business and Public Administration. She received her Master in Public... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 2:10pm - 3:00pm CDT
Room 8 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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2:10pm CDT

Library Vision Focus Group Discussion
Library Vision is the document that guides the North Dakota Library Coordinating Council, their activities, and grant categories. Library Vision 2020 is ready for revision and we need your input. Please join us for a moderated discussion on how Library Vision should be revised. 

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Mary Soucie

State Librarian, North Dakota State Library
Mary Soucie has been the North Dakota State Librarian for seven years and a librarian for over 25 years. She has experience with grant writing and grant reviewing. Her hobbies include reading, paper crafting and going to Bismarck Larks baseball games.


Thursday September 26, 2019 2:10pm - 3:00pm CDT
Ballroom F 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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2:10pm CDT

Future Ready Libraries in Williston
Four lovely library ladies from Williston Public Schools will be sharing how their libraries are transforming into Future Ready hubs and becoming an essential part of the district plan. Presentation will focus on library lessons, technology, tinker labs, and collection development.

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Brandi Mehlhoff

Library Media Specialist, Williston Public Schools
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Cindy Angell

Library Media Specialist, Williston Public Schools
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Terri Firth

Library Media Specialist, Williston Public Schools
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Lesley Allan

Library Director, Williston Public School District #1
Lesley Allan in the District Library Coordinator for Williston Public Schools. She has been a librarian for fourteen years and has a large soap box she likes to stand on when talking about keeping libraries (and librarians) essential to all schools.


Thursday September 26, 2019 2:10pm - 3:00pm CDT
Room 6 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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2:10pm CDT

Hot Topics
1. Allison Radermacher: Engaging Children & Young Adults - Do you ever get frustrated because children, teens or even adults aren't listening or participating in your program? Listen to this hot topic session to get some quick and easy ideas for how you can engage your patrons during programming.
2. Maggie Townsend: Who is this Marie Kondo chick? - Spark joy? Tell your clothes “thank you? Ain’t nobody got time for that! I’ll teach you everything you need to know in ten minutes!
3. Al Bernardo: Back in a GIF: Augmenting Tutorials and Research Guides with Active Images  - What's easier than making a video, but more eye-catching than a simple screenshot? Animated GIFs! These graphics can be used for more than just adding pizzazz to your Geocities site or reacting to social media posts. This Hot Topic Presentation will introduce attendees to creating animated GIFs demonstrating how to use libraries' online resources. Attendees will also be shown examples of animated GIFs in tutorials and research guides, and introduced to free software for animated GIF creation.
4. Devon Olson: Situated Information Literacy: teaching with context - This presentation will discuss the theoretical foundations and practical applications of situated information literacy (IL), a pedagogical framework which foregrounds a student’s own informational context. As opposed to traditional IL frameworks which are constructed within solely academic contexts, situated IL provides students with the heuristics they need to navigate the different information worlds of today’s divided information ecosystem, where multiple truths proliferate.
5. Jesse Leraas: Building and Maintaining Your Professional Network - The term “networking” often suggests ideas of cocktail parties and schmoozing; two traits that aren’t usually associated with librarians. Building your professional network is an essential component to personal and professional growth. This presentation will explain the underlying value of building your network, how to assess your current network, and tools to keep your network up-to-date.  

Speakers
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Allison Radermacher

Library-Media Director, Ellendale Public School
Allison Radermacher has been a school library media specialist at Ellendale Public School for 9 years. She attended the University of Mary and received a degree in elementary education and then attended VCSU to obtain her master's degree in education with a concentration in library... Read More →
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Maggie Townsend

Instructional Coach, Bismarck Public Schools
Maggie Townsend is a former school librarian and current instructional coach. She lives in Lincoln with her family—husband, 3 kids, a corgi, a bird, and two geckos (which is two geckos too many). She hates people who don’t fold towels correctly and loves red Starbursts.
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Al Bernardo

Social Sciences Librarian, NDSU
Al Bernardo is the Social Sciences Librarian at North Dakota State University. From 2015-2017, he was the User Services Librarian at Valley City State University. 
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Devon Olson

Research and Education Librarian, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Devon Olson, MLIS, is a Research and Education Librarian at UND’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Devon is interested in how disciplinary epistemologies inform information literacy, and is currently engaged in research projects investigating discursive practices surrounding... Read More →
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Jesse Leraas

Library Director, Sanford Health
Jesse Leraas is the Library Director for Sanford Health. He spent 14 years at Argosy University in Eagan, Minnesota, where he served as a Librarian and, later, the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs. He earned his Bachelor’s degrees in English and History from the University... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 2:10pm - 3:00pm CDT
Room 5 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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3:00pm CDT

Vendor Dash!
Afternoon Refreshments generously sponsored by Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management.

Thursday September 26, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Ballroom C 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

3:30pm CDT

Section Business Meetings
Academic & Special Libraries - Room 5
Health Science Information Section - Room 6
Public Library Section - Room 7
School Library & Youth Services Section - Room 8


Thursday September 26, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Breakout Rooms 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

4:00pm CDT

Registration
The desk will be staffed from 7:00AM to 11:50AM. There will be way-finding, schedules, and contact information for non-staffed hours. The desk will open again from 4PM-5:30PM prior to the banquet.

Thursday September 26, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Convention Entry 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

4:30pm CDT

New Members Roundtable Social
Join the New Members Roundtable for fun and networking! 

Speakers
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Randi Monley

Children's Librarian, Minot Public Library
Randi Monley has been the Children's Librarian at the Minot Public Library for 1 year. Prior, she has worked in several roles at the Minot Public Library.


Thursday September 26, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Doubletree Bar

5:00pm CDT

Vendor Reception
Cash Bar will be available

Thursday September 26, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Convention Entry 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

6:00pm CDT

NDLA 2019 Awards Banquet with Matthew Cordell
Speakers
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Matthew Cordell

Author/Illustrator
Matthew Cordell is the Caldecott Medal winning author and illustrator of Wolf and the Snow, andthe illustrator of numerous highly acclaimed children’s books including The Only Fish in the Sea and Special Delivery (both by Caldecott Medal winning author, Philip C. Stead), First... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Ballroom A & B 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

7:00pm CDT

Entertainment-John Narum
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John Narum

Yo-yo Artist
At 23-years-old, John Narum is the youngest person to ever win the World Yo-yo Contest. After losing a friend to cancer, he began volunteering at a Children's Hospital. John started doing more yo-yo shows than contests. And loved it. After being on America's Got Talent in 2014 he... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Ballroom A & B 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

8:00pm CDT

NDLA Live Auction
Thursday September 26, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Ballroom A & B 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
 
Friday, September 27
 

7:00am CDT

Breakfast on your own
Friday September 27, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am CDT

8:00am CDT

Roundtable/Committee Meetings
Friday Roundtable/Committee meetings will be held from 8:00-9:00 in Ballroom A & B during breakfast. Look for your Roundtable/Committee names at one of the tables!

Technical Services/GODORT
New Members


Friday September 27, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Ballroom A & B 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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8:00am CDT

Registration
Friday September 27, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am CDT
Convention Entry 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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9:00am CDT

Welcome
Breakfast is on your own! 

Friday September 27, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am CDT
Ballroom A & B 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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9:30am CDT

Democratizing Legal Research: Casemaker for Public Libraries
The ability to perform basic legal research is essential to democracy. The public's right to access and to understand the law is fundamental to participatory citizenship. Yet, the reality is, that many legal research resources are out of reach for the ordinary public - either stored in specialized law libraries far away from individuals' homes or accessible only via expensive online databases. However, recently the State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND) has taken steps to make legal research more accessible to the general public. SBAND has negotiated with Casemaker, a comprehensive legal research database, to provide free access to the citizens of North Dakota via our public libraries. Additionally, law librarians at the University of North Dakota School of Law Thormodsgard Law Library will make themselves available to public librarians who may need training or assistance in using Casemaker. In this presentation, I will explain what Casemaker is, how it is used, how public libraries can participate in this free access program, and how public librarians can get more help if and when they choose to participate.

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Tammy Pettinato Oltz

Director, Thormodsgard Law Library
Tammy Pettinato Oltz was named Director of the Thormodsgard Law Library at the University of North Dakota School of Law in July 2017, after serving as Interim Director for a year. She has taught at UND School of Law since 2013 and has also taught at UCLA School of Law, the University... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Ballroom F 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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9:30am CDT

Break-Out in the Library
New to BreakoutEDU or hungry for more! In this session attendees will be exposed to a game and then supported with ideas, inspiration, and templates to build lesson-games for your own classroom or library. Attend this session to get a heap of resources to build your own game or modify existing games to fit your schedule. Develop your PLN with collaboration and brainstorming time with your peers!

Speakers
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Carmen Shannon

Library Media Specialist, Discovery Elementary School
A reformed classroom teacher, I found my way to the library in 2011 and have been there ever since. I began teaching in a small private school and am currently the librarian in an K-5 elementary school in Grand Forks, ND. 


Friday September 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Room 6 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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9:30am CDT

Targeting programs to Tweens and Teens
This will be a roundtable discussion on how to provide and promote library programs that appeal to the tween- teen population. Presenters will facilitate a discussion on ideas of programming styles and do's and don't when it comes to appealing to the tween and teen audiences.

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Sara Westall

Reference Librarian, Fargo Public Library
Sara Westall is a Reference Librarian at Fargo Public Library. Prior to that, she worked in Acquisitions at NDSU and as the Circulation Manager at North Dakota State Library. Sara received her MLIS from Kent State University in the summer of 2018. In her free time, Sara enjoys spending... Read More →
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Brianne Schmidt

Teen Librarian, Fargo Public Library
 Bree has been the Teen Librarian at Fargo Public Library since 2008. She loves reading YA fiction and developing fun programs for teens. In her spare time, she enjoys watching X-Files and knitting.


Friday September 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Room 8 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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9:30am CDT

Student Anxiety and the Academic Library: Reducing Barriers in Library Instruction and Services
As evidence mounts of epidemic-levels of anxiety among college students, how should librarians respond? This presentation will provide an overview of the current state of student anxiety, explore its implications for library instruction and services, share ideas from the social sciences about the causes of increased student anxiety, and offer suggestions ranging from simple changes in practice or design, to pedagogical approaches aimed at counterbalancing anxiogenic forces in students’ lives.

Speakers
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Al Bernardo

Social Sciences Librarian, NDSU
Al Bernardo is the Social Sciences Librarian at North Dakota State University. From 2015-2017, he was the User Services Librarian at Valley City State University. 


Friday September 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Room 7 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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9:30am CDT

All Roads Lead to Access: A Minitex Cataloging & Metadata Update
The cataloging world continues to be in flux. As the standards, best practices, and implementation tools change, we can only do our best to keep up. We must also try to address the ways our legacy data impacts our communities. Join Minitex staff for an update on current developments and trends in the cataloging & metadata world, including technical advancements, social justice initiatives, and some inspiring collaborations.

Speakers
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Lizzy Baus

Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian, Minitex
Lizzy Baus is the Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian for Minitex. She provides training for library staff on cataloging and other related topics, including RDA, BIBFRAME, and Linked Data.


Friday September 27, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Room 5 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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10:20am CDT

LAST Vendor Dash!
Friday September 27, 2019 10:20am - 10:45am CDT
Ballroom C 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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10:45am CDT

Book Talk: Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
Please join author Leif Enger and Al Peterson as we delve into a discussion on Leif’s latest book, Virgil Wander, an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.  With intelligent humor and captivating whimsy, Leif Enger conjures a remarkable portrait of a region and its residents, who, for reasons of choice or circumstance, never made it out of their defunct industrial district. Bring a copy of the book and join in on the fun. 

Speakers
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Susie Sharp

Director, Eddy-New Rockford Public Library
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Leif Enger

Author
Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly twenty years. He lives on a farm in Minnesota with his wife and two sons.


Friday September 27, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am CDT
Room 7 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

10:45am CDT

Genrefy Your School Library: Practical Tips & Free Follett Services
This session offers practical advice for school librarians who want to genrefy their collections. Follett Representative Scott Spanier will share free genrefying services offered by Follett to simplify the process. Scott will be joined by Fargo Public Schools librarians Edie Thiel and Jennifer Hess who have both genrefied their libraries and will offer practical tips and insights. Come learn about labeling options, the importance of sublocations, the role of local subject headings, and more!

Presentation Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18pnC4f4vv5Vg78gzmaf5b-_9s8jKtvklCKcsPTdbFaM/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
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Amy Soma

Library Program Coordinator, Fargo Public Schools
Amy Soma is the Library Program Coordinator for Fargo Public Schools with 15 years of experience in libraries and education. She holds a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University and is a Lilead Fellow.
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Jennifer Hess

Library Media Specialist, Fargo Public Schools
Jennifer Hess has been an educator in Fargo Public Schools for 11 years. She has a Master’s degree in Library Information Technology. She has taught high school English, been a high school technology coach, and is currently an elementary librarian at Eagles Elementary in Fargo... Read More →
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Scott Spanier

Sales Consultant, Follett
Scott Spanier has been with Follett for over 25 years, helping schools and school libraries build and maintain their collections to match the goals of the district. He attends in-service meetings to answer questions, show updates in Titlewave, and demonstrate new features and updates... Read More →
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Edie Thiel

Library Media Specialist, Fargo Public Schools
Edie Thiel has been an educator in Fargo Public Schools for 30 years. She has a Master’s degree in Reading Education and taught 8th-9th grade English for 17 years. She has been a Library Media Specialist for Fargo Public Schools for 13 years and is currently the Library Media Specialist... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am CDT
Room 6 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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10:45am CDT

Marketing Your Library
Marketing is now an integral part of the library world. There are so many things to do in each town that we have to set ourselves apart by marketing to our community. This presentation will tell you how Minot Public Library has upped our marketing game by branding, having one voice, a social media presence, and other marketing ventures.

Speakers
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Randi Monley

Children's Librarian, Minot Public Library
Randi Monley has been the Children's Librarian at the Minot Public Library for 1 year. Prior, she has worked in several roles at the Minot Public Library.


Friday September 27, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am CDT
Ballroom F 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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10:45am CDT

Introduction to Open Educational Resources
In this session, Open Educational Resources will be defined, especially in regard to copyright. Participants will learn sources for finding quality OER and ideas for using them in the classroom.

Speakers
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Kelly Kornkven

Library Director, Mayville State University
Kelly Kornkven is the Library Director and the Program Director of the LMIS Minor at Mayville State University.


Friday September 27, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am CDT
Room 8 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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10:45am CDT

Unpacking the Toolkit: Update on RDA
As the RDA Restructure and Redesign (3R) project continues, the RDA Toolkit has gone through some significant changes. Join Minitex staff for a look at the current developments and future directions.

Speakers
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Lizzy Baus

Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian, Minitex
Lizzy Baus is the Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian for Minitex. She provides training for library staff on cataloging and other related topics, including RDA, BIBFRAME, and Linked Data.


Friday September 27, 2019 10:45am - 11:35am CDT
Room 5 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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11:40am CDT

NDLA 2019 Membership Business Meeting
Annual membership meeting.

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Mary Soucie

State Librarian, North Dakota State Library
Mary Soucie has been the North Dakota State Librarian for seven years and a librarian for over 25 years. She has experience with grant writing and grant reviewing. Her hobbies include reading, paper crafting and going to Bismarck Larks baseball games.
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Maggie Townsend

Instructional Coach, Bismarck Public Schools
Maggie Townsend is a former school librarian and current instructional coach. She lives in Lincoln with her family—husband, 3 kids, a corgi, a bird, and two geckos (which is two geckos too many). She hates people who don’t fold towels correctly and loves red Starbursts.
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Aaron Stefanich

Children's Librarian, Grand Forks Public Library
Aaron Stefanich has been the Children’s Librarian at Grand Forks Public Library since 2009, and the NDLA Treasurer since 2015  
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Laurie McHenry

Head of Technical Services, Thormodsgard Law Library
Laurie McHenry is Head of Technical Services at the Thormodsgard Law Library at the UND School of Law. She received her B.A. from Oregon State University and her Master’s in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. She is a former teacher and school librarian... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 11:40am - 12:25pm CDT
Ballroom A & B 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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12:30pm CDT

Lunch with Leif Enger
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Leif Enger

Author
Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly twenty years. He lives on a farm in Minnesota with his wife and two sons.


Friday September 27, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
Ballroom A & B 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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2:00pm CDT

Finding Our Suffragist Story 1912-20
"Finding Our Suffragist Story" will share the search through special collections and the North Dakota votes for women stories found as a result of that search. I will describe how I worked with librarians all over the state to find pieces of our ND woman suffrage story. My talk will feature stories about ND suffragists and will include information about important events in the ND woman suffrage story 1912-1920. I will share new resources for the public that are now available.

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Susan Wefald

Co-Chair, North Dakota Woman Suffrage Centennial Committee
Former ND Public Service Commissioner 1993-2008. Active Community Volunteer.  Author of Spectacular ND Hikes - Bring the Dog (2011) and Important Voices - North Dakota's Women Elected State Officials Share Their Stories, 1893-2013.(2014). Author of three articles in the SHSND Journal... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 7 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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2:00pm CDT

Bookmobile & Outreach 101
Are you new to outreach? Do you take programs outside of the library and into your community? Do you drive an outreach vehicle? Are you looking for people to network with? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this session is for you. Keli and Alison are ready to discuss all things outreach. This includes, bookmobiles, getting out of the library to attend events, building community partnerships, and taking services on the road to those unable to visit the library.

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Alison Hiatt

Bookmobile Assistant, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library
Alison Hiatt is the full-time Bookmobile assistant for the Burleigh County Bookmobile at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library.
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Keli McDonald

Head of Bookmobile Services, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library
Keli McDonald is the Head of Bookmobile Services for the Burleigh County Bookmobile at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library. She has been department head for 8 years and is always searching for new ways to take the library out into the community. Keli holds an MLIS from the... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 6 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

2:00pm CDT

Building School Unity Through an All School Read Aloud
Oral reading can make an impact on students like nothing else. Why not harness that power to bring your school together? By all reading the same book, students become curious and have surprising connections to the entire school. Working together around a meaningful piece of text also provides a connection for staff at the school as well. This presentation will focus on the All School Read Aloud around the book “Wishtree” by Katherine Applegate.

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Brenda Cain

Library Media Specialist, Washington Elementary-Fargo Public Schools
I am the current Library Media Specialist at Washington Elementary School in Fargo, ND. I run a Mock Newbery each fall, so I am always on the lookout for great middle grade stories. I work with students K-5 in our school of about 370.  


Friday September 27, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 5 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078
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2:00pm CDT

Readers Advisory: Tried, True, and New
Readers Advisory is and will always be an important aspect of librarianship. Learn or review tried, true, and new ways to help your patrons find great recommendations for books that are just like their last great read. Session attendees will also be invited to share their readers advisory tips and experiences.

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Sara Westall

Reference Librarian, Fargo Public Library
Sara Westall is a Reference Librarian at Fargo Public Library. Prior to that, she worked in Acquisitions at NDSU and as the Circulation Manager at North Dakota State Library. Sara received her MLIS from Kent State University in the summer of 2018. In her free time, Sara enjoys spending... Read More →
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Kathy Vander Vorst

Retired Adult Services Librarian, West Fargo Public Library
Kathy Vander Vorst served as the Adult Services Librarian at West Fargo Public Library from December 2014 until her retirement in May 2019. Prior to that she worked at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library as reference librarian, teen librarian, and displays coordinator. She... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 8 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

2:00pm CDT

North Dakota's New Computer Science/Cybersecurity Standards and School Libraries: Explore the Possibilities
Come learn about the new Computer Science & Cyber Security standards that were adopted in January of 2019 from 2 librarians who were on the standards development committee. We will talk about the purpose, certification, and the implications for local library programs.
Slideshow Link: https://tinyurl.com/y2673h4u 

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Lesley Allan

Library Director, Williston Public School District #1
Lesley Allan in the District Library Coordinator for Williston Public Schools. She has been a librarian for fourteen years and has a large soap box she likes to stand on when talking about keeping libraries (and librarians) essential to all schools.
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Amy Soma

Library Program Coordinator, Fargo Public Schools
Amy Soma is the Library Program Coordinator for Fargo Public Schools with 15 years of experience in libraries and education. She holds a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University and is a Lilead Fellow.
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Misti Werle

Library Director, Bismarck Public Schools
Misti Werle is the Library Media Coordinator for Bismarck Public Schools with 18 years of experience in education. She holds a masters in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She's Nationally Board Certified and a Lilead Fellow.


Friday September 27, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Ballroom F 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078

2:55pm CDT

Incoming Executive Board Meet and Greet
Friday September 27, 2019 2:55pm - 3:25pm CDT
TBA 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078