Sessions - IHLS Member Day

Sessions - IHLS Member Day 2020, Sponsored by Innovative, a ProQuest company

ladder reaching upwardMEMBER DAY 2020 SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Session and Event Schedule is subject to change

8:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

 

Virtual Sponsor Booths Open

9:30 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.

 

Opening Session: Keynote

R. David Lankes, Scholar, Speaker, Writer, Teacher, and Library Advocate

Welcome, IHLS

10:45 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.

 

SPONSOR COOKIE BREAK

Special Virtual Exhibit Time

Virtual Networking Room Open

11:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

 

Breakout Sessions 1

12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.

 

LUNCH BREAK

Special Virtual Exhibit Time

Virtual Networking Room Open

12:45 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.

 

Library System Lunch & Learns: Statewide Programs

Biblioboard and Inkie.org

Cataloging Maintenance Center

Explore More Illinois Attraction Program

1:15 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

 

Breakout Sessions 2

2:15 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

 

BREAK

Virtual Exhibit Time

Virtual Networking Room Open

2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

 

Afternoon Keynote (TBA)

Followed by ATTENDANCE PRIZES

   

 

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EVENT DESCRIPTIONS (BY TIME)


8:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. Virtual Sponsor Booths Open

Peruse some of the most innovative companies serving the libraries of central and southern Illinois. Take home digital materials and catch representatives for conversations about their companies' latest products and services and how they can help your library stand out--even in unpredictable 2020. Plus, stay tuned for a chance to win a prize during a virtual hunt through the booths in a special virtual game!

Our generous sponsors help IHLS bring Member Day to members like you at no cost to libraries. Please consider these companies when making future purchase decisions.

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9:30 A.M. - 10:45 A.M. Opening Session: Keynote R. David Lankes

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10:45 A.M. - 11:15 A.M. SPONSOR COOKIE BREAK

Virtual Sponsor Exhibits

Enjoy a cookie and your favorite morning beverage while perusing some of the most innovative companies serving libraries. Take home digital materials and catch representatives for conversations about their companies' latest products and services and how they can help your library stand out--even in unpredictable 2020. Plus, stay tuned for a chance to win a prize during a virtual hunt through the booths in a special virtual game!

Our generous sponsors help IHLS bring Member Day to members like you at no cost to libraries. Please consider these companies when making future purchase decisions.

Virtual Networking Room

Want to see who's up for a chat? One of the most important parts of Member Day has always been coming together as a group of library professionals. This year, Zoom with Illinois library professionals during each break to catch up with library friends, meet new colleagues, swap ideas, and share what you thought about the last session.

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11:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. Breakout Sessions 1

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12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M. LUNCH BREAK

    Virtual Sponsor Exhibits

    Peruse some of the most innovative companies serving the libraries of central and southern Illinois. Take home digital materials and catch representatives for conversations about their companies' latest products and services and how they can help your library stand out--even in unpredictable 2020. Plus, stay tuned for a chance to win a prize during a virtual hunt through the booths in a special virtual game!

    Our generous sponsors help IHLS bring Member Day to members like you at no cost to libraries. Please consider these companies when making future purchase decisions.

    Virtual Networking Room

    Want to see who's up for a chat? One of the most important parts of Member Day has always been coming together as a group of library professionals. This year, Zoom with Illinois library professionals during each session break to catch up with library friends, meet new colleagues, swap ideas, and share what you thought about the last session.

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    12:35 P.M. - 1:15 P.M. Library System Lunch & Learns: Statewide Programs

    Did you know that both IHLS and RAILS fund statewide programs that are open to all system-member libraries across Illinois? Join representatives from IHLS and RAILS for four speed sessions, each less than 10 minutes long (order and times to be announced):

    • Biblioboard and Inkie.org
    • Cataloging Maintenance Center
    • Explore More Illinois Attraction Program

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    1:15 P.M. - 2:15 P.M. Breakout Sessions 2

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    2:15 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. BREAK

    Silhouette of lady reaching upward in celebrationVirtual Sponsor Exhibits

    The virtual sponsor exhibits will stay online after Member Day, but our sponsors' representatives won't! Catch them while you still can for one-on-one conversations about the latest products and services and how they can help your library.

    Virtual Networking Room

    Want to see who's up for a chat? One of the most important parts of Member Day has always been coming together as a group of library professionals. This year, Zoom with Illinois library professionals during each break to catch up with library friends, meet new colleagues, swap ideas, and share what you thought about the last session.


    2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. Afternoon Keynote and Attendance Prizes

    TO BE ANNOUNCED — COMING SOON!

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    SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

    Session details are subject to change


    Morning Keynote Session with R. David Lankes

    The phrase "The New Normal” when used in conjunction with our current situation is normally presented as a negative, what we will lose—a new normal with less human contact, with more restrictions on movement, and a new dire economic situation. But, what positive things can we work for to create a new normal that is actually better than before? Can we work toward a new normal where everyone has access to the internet? A new normal with greater democratic participation? A new normal where public libraries don’t have to worry about violating copyright to support our members online? A virus changed the world. How can we, as librarians, work with our communities to shape that change to better serve the needs of our communities and society at large?

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    Afternoon Keynote Session TBA

    TO BE ANNOUNCED — COMING SOON!

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    What a New School Librarian Needs to Know

    Join a panel of “newish” school librarians as they discuss the experience of beginning a new position. Whether it is coming in fresh out of school, transitioning from a different district or moving from the classroom into the library, it’s a big step. There’s a new community with a distinct culture and different policies and procedures. This group will discuss their challenges and success stories as well as sharing tips to bear in mind when you’re the new kid on the block..

    PANELISTS: 

    Mary Beil, Highland High School 

    Hope Kasten, Salem High School 

    Jill Shelton, Metropolis High School  

    Sarah Littrell, Rochester High School  

    FACILITATOR:

    Jenna Griffith, Marion High School

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    From Dysfunctional to Functional: Moving Library Boards to the Next Level

    The library board of trustees approves policies and bylaws, plans for the growth of the library within the scope of its mission and vision, hires and evaluates the library director, and oversees the general management of the library. 
     
    This Session Will:

    • Define the role of the board vs. role of the director,
    • Design a plan for building a better working relationship,
    • Develop conflict resolution techniques, and
    • Apply techniques to deescalate conflict.

    Using our experiences from real-life training of Public Library Boards in 17 counties in central Kansas, Patty Collins, Gail Santy, and Maribeth Shafer will present a skill-building workshop crafting and nurturing Library Director and Board relations, including roles of the library board and the separate roles of the library director. When balanced, these roles can complement each other and build a strong, vibrant library. 

    SPEAKER(S): 

    Maribeth Shafer, Central Kansas Library System 

    Gail Santy, Central Kansas Library System 

    Patty Collins, Central Kansas Library System 

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    When Health is at Stake: Quality Resources to the Rescue

    This session will provide attendees with quality go-to resources when consumer health information is needed. Participants will be introduced to quality health resources for their patrons, friends, family, and themselves. Highlighted resources will be those of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other National Institutes of Health (NIH), attention to health literacy and foreign language resources, and how to receive sponsorship for the Consumer Health Information Specialization certificate from the Medical Library Association and MLA for free. 

    SPEAKER(S): 

    Jacqueline Leskovac, MLIS, MA, RN, National Network of Libraries of Medicine

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    What is a Collection Audit, and Why Does My Library Need One?  

    Six Mile Regional Library District undertook a diversity audit of our collection to measure if our collection reflected our community and the greater metro area. Following the Skokie Public Library's methodology, we adapted their process to our library by tracking our purchased materials and promoted books. In this session, you will learn how to develop a method and tools to evaluate aspects of your collection and move toward creating more diverse collection for the future.

    SPEAKER(S): 

    Betsy Mahoney, MLS, Six Mile Regional Library District

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    COVID, Community, & Coping

    In this panel session, we'll discuss how reaching out to other directors, individuals, and organizations in your community helps one cope with the chaos and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    PANELISTS: 

    Amy Byers, MLS, Library Director of the Chatham Area Public Library District

    Rochelle Hartman, Lincoln Library (Springfield) 

    Additional panelists to be announced!

    FACILITATOR:

    Anna Yackle, Membership Coordinator at Illinois Heartland Library System

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    ADDITIONAL BREAKOUT SESSION TBA

    TO BE ANNOUNCED — COMING SOON!

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    Beyond All Limits November 10, 2020, #IHLSMemberDay2020