Session Preference Form

Texas Library Association Conference
April 19 - 22, 2016 in Houston
George R. Brown Convention Center

After reviewing the preliminary program, please indicate which session in each time slot you will most likely attend by placing a check next to it. You will not be committed to these sessions and are free to change your mind and attend any session you choose at the conference. TLA needs this information, however, to make room assignments based on predicted session popularity. Please check only one session per time slot.

TUE,  April  19

8:30 am - 12:00 pm
   Developing Policies for Local History and Special Collections (Ticketed; register online only) 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
   Hands On 3D Printing Design (Ticketed; register online only) 
   MarcEdit and Linked Data (Ticketed) 
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
   Continuous Improvement with Lean Six Sigma (Ticketed) 
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
   Academic Tech Institute 2016 (Ticketed; register online only) 
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
   Tech Camp: Technology Conference within a Conference (Ticketed; register online only) 
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
   Workforce Collaborations from Cradle to Career 
   Everywhere You Look...Embedded Librarians! 
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Be Well: Partnerships for Community Health Literacy 
   Incorporating Open Education Resources into the College Classroom 
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Strategies for Scholarly Publishing 
1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Minecraft 101 (Hands on Lab 01) (Ticketed; register online only) 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
   Beyond the Voice: Using Movement, Expression and Mime in Storytelling (Ticketed) 
   Next Steps: Archiving, Digitization, and Preservation Basics (Ticketed; register online only) 
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
   Making Makerspaces in Public Libraries (Ticketed) 
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
   Programming for Young and School Age Children 
   Can the Edge Assessment Help My Small Rural Library? 
   Teen Street Team: The New Teen Advisory Board 
   An Open Educational Resources Repository in Action! 
   Internet of Everything - Wearables, Embedded Technology - What Does it Mean for Us? The 
   What's New with Texas Authors and Illustrators for Elementary Readers? 
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   Exhibits and Programming @ Your Public Library 
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Celebrating Library Pioneers: Tea with Julia Ideson (Ticketed) 
   Explore Other Realms with Middle Grade Fantasy Authors 
   Open Up Article Sharing: Getting What Your Patron Wants 
   Digital Libraries Round Table Business Meeting (See Event #280) 
   Global Read Aloud: Connecting Classrooms Around the World 
   Texas Digital Library: A Chat with TDL's New Leadership 
   Hear Them First: Debut YA Authors - Chapter 1 
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Speed Mentoring 
   Optimize Graphic Novel Choice and Programming @ Your Library 
   Recruitment and Retention of a Diverse Workforce 
   Increasing Engagement: Designing Interactive Videos for Online Learning 
   What's New with Texas Authors and Illustrators for Middle Grade to YA? 
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
   Speed Dating the Texas Bluebonnet Books and Authors (Ticketed) 
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
   Introduction to TLA Finances 
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
   Getting More Out of Networking Events 
   Summer Reading Reinvented 
   Using Backward Design to Reinvigorate Your Library's Curriculum 
   Faith and Spirituality in YA Lit 
4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
   'Outside the Lines': A New Approach to Community Engagement 
   Lassoing Super Bilingual Stories: Tejas Star Reading Review 
   Office 365/OneDrive (Hands on Lab 02) (Ticketed; register online only) 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
   Texas Authors and Illustrators Meet and Greet 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
   Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome 

WED,  April  20

8:30 am - 10:00 am
   General Session I with Evan Smith 
10:15 am - 11:20 am
   Linked Data and Digital Humanities 
   friED TECHnology: Amy Mayer on Google Certifications 
10:15 am - 11:50 am
   Community Partnerships for Outreach 
   Project Outcome: Measuring Public Library Services 
   12th Annual Poetry RoundUp 
   Excel Basics: Creating Simple Budgets (Hands on Lab 03) (Ticketed; register online only) 
   Streaming Media: How are Libraries Handling It? 
   So You Have a 3D Printer, Now What? 
   Master of Horror R.L. Stine and TASL Business Meeting 
   Communicating and Proving Your Worth 
   Using Formative Assessment in Teaching Information Literacy 
   Back Bones, Not Wish Bones: Inspire Tweens and Teens to Stand Up for Issues 
   Black Caucus Round Table Author Session (Ticketed) 
   Space City: Building Partnerships with the Johnson Space Center Archives 
   Mentor Texts Open Doors for Little Researchers 
11:00 am - 11:50 am
   BookADay with Teri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller , # 
   10 Ways to Transform School Libraries 
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
   First Steps in Google Certification (Hands on Lab 04) (Ticketed; register online only) 
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Opening Author Session Luncheon (Ticketed) 
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Dan Santat and Children's Round Table Business Meeting 
   Pulling the Digital Weeds from Our Gardens 
   Laughter Yoga: Come and Try It 
   Power Up Online Resource Usage! Enhance Your Ability to Provide Training in Your School 
   Adult Outreach to Hispanic Small-Business Communities 
   Better than Dr. Google: Consumer Health Reference 
   Multilingual Information Access to Digital Collections 
   Your Library Popping Up: Adding ‘R’eading to STEAM and STREAM to Outreach 
   Transforming Services for Transgender Patrons 
   Booktalks with Teri Lesesne and Karin Perry 
   Partnering to Improve Early Literacy 
   We're All Different: Managing the School Library 
   Support Self-Publishers: Be the Missing Link 
1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
   Excel Advanced: Manipulating Data and Making it Work for You (Hands on Lab 05) (Ticketed, register online only) 
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
   Beyond Storytime (Pop Up Presentation Session I) 
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
   What's On The Menu? Collaborative Lessons between Classroom Teachers and Librarians 
   Transform Your Teaching using Technology Application TEKS 
   Open Libraries! Making Your Library Welcoming to All 
   Understanding Library Assessment, Evaluation, and Metrics 
   Using ERMs to Improve Workflows 
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   Project Information Literacy: Lifelong Learning Practices of Recent College Graduates 
   Clubbing in the Library: Student Led Library Programs 
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   SMART Award 
   Matthew Winner's Let's Get Busy Podcast and Kidlit Author Kickball Tournament 
   AlwaysOpen: Connecting Young Readers and Authors Via Digital Tools, # 
   Trends in Mental Illness in YA Literature 
   Successful Signature Events @ Your Library 
   Cool Jobs: 2016 Edition 
   On Our Own: eBook Platforms by and for Libraries 
   Discover the Spirit of Texas Reading Program 
   Open Access: What You Need to Know 
   Book Chat LIVE! 
   Ideas for Engaging Your Community 
   Texas Bluebonnet Award 101: Implementing a Successful Reading Program 
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
   Beyond Storytime (Pop Up Presentation Session II) 
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   New & Noteworthy (Pop Up Presentation Session III) 
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Marketing Community Libraries 
   Improving Communication through Visual Design 
   State pf Texas Libraries: Looking at What's Ahead, The 
   School Administrator Toolkit: A Guide to Hiring School Librarians 
   Emerging Apps for Android Devices (Hands on Lab 06)(Ticketed; register online only) 
   Where's the Grant Money? Outside the Box 
   Demystifying Usage Statistics 
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
   New & Noteworthy (Pop Up Presentation Session IV) 
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
   Open Carry 
   Manipulating Wikipedia (Hands on Lab 07) (Ticketed; register online only) 
4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
   Repurposing Older Academic and Public Buildings Through Redesign and Renovation 
   Research in the Archive: Exploring and Using Primary Resources 
   With a Little Help From Your Friends 
   Going it Alone: Secrets of the Solo Librarian 
   Goldie Socks Strategy: Creating a 'Just Right' Library Program, The 
   School Librarian Performance Appraisals: One Year Later and What We Learned 
   Texas Tea: Meet and Greet with YA Authors (Ticketed) 
   Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data 
   Bringing Picture Books to Life 
   TexShare Playbook: Best Practices for the TexShare Databases 
   Library Cafes - Have Your School Cafeteria Build One for Your Library 
   When Disaster Strikes: Weathering the Storm 
   WeNeedDiverseBooks in Texas!, # 
   Debutante Ball: Children's Literature Debut Authors 2016 
   Using PBS Digital Media to Cultivate Innovative Thinking in the Classroom 
   A Day in the Life: Insights for Aspiring Academic Library Deans and Directors 
   Spanish Language Books: International Vendors and Publishers 
   Roll Out the Red Carpet: A Branding Iron Award Winning Program 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
   Children's Book Illustrators Ultimate Sketch-Off 
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
   President's All-Conference Party on Discovery Green 
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
   Hetherington 29th Fun Run/Walk (Ticketed; register online only) 
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
   An Evening of Storytelling Featuring Antonio Rocha 

THU,  April  21

8:00 am - 9:50 am
   Speed Dating with Vendors 
   16th Annual Texas 2x2 Showcase: Books for 2 Years through 2nd Grade 
8:30 am - 9:50 am
   Tools for Enhancing Your Library's Social Media Presence (Hands on Lab 08) (Ticketed; register online only) 
9:00 am - 9:50 am
   Scientist? Poet? Both? 
   Connecting Communities: Oral History for All Generations 
   Avoiding Gotcha! Patron Data Security in an Online World 
   Restoring Connections: Meeting the Needs of People with Dementia 
   Project Management: Working With Others to Get It Done 
   Succession Planning and Mentoring in Academic Libraries 
   User Experience for Library Facility Design and Services Planning 
   Middle Grade Science Fiction Authors That Are Out of This World 
   Reinvent Your School Library Space 
   Augmented Reality in School Libraries 
   Advocacy: Value, Impact and Presence with Stephen Abram 
   Data Management Basics and Best Practices 
   Young Adult Reading Incentive Award Winners: Open Literacy Opportunities 
   Tomas Rivera Book Award: 20 Years of Excellence in Mexican American Children's and Young Adult Literature 
   War Against Boys, The: What It Means for Libraries and Education 
   Self Organized Learning Environment: A New Way to Teach the Research Process 
   Reference Makeover: Tailoring Reference to User Needs 
10:00 am - 10:20 am
   All Things Tech (Pop Up Presentation SessionV) 
10:00 am - 10:50 am
   Crowdsourcing: The New Bake Sale for School Libraries 
10:00 am - 11:20 am
   Copyright and Digital Collections: Lessons from Astrodome Memories 
   Collaborating Outside Your Comfort Zone 
   Hear Them First: Debut YA Authors - Chapter 2 
   Different Cultures Explored in YA Literature 
   BTW, You're Now The Instructional Technologist 
   Start an Employee Wellness Program 
   It Happened at a Library Near You: Frontline Stories 
   Implementing the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy 
   Outcomes Made Easy: Seven Steps to Tell Your Library's Story 
10:00 am - 11:50 am
   Take the Wheel: Hands-on Advocacy 
   Bleep! Blorp! Books! Robotic Programs in the Library 
   Programming and Promoting with the Lone Star and TAYSHAS Reading Lists 
   Wayfinding Yourself: Simply Beautiful Signage 
   Notably Newbery: Meet Newbery Award Winning Authors 
   Science Rocks: Rocking STEAM in the Library 
   Financial Literacy for Librarians 
   Augmented Reality (Hands on Lab 09) (Ticketed; register online only) 
   Spinning Plates: Balancing the Budget as Collection Formats Multiply 
   Users' Success Stories: All Types of Libraries Make a Difference 
   Diversity In Action with Elementary Literature 
10:30 am - 10:50 am
   All Things Tech (Pop Up Presentation Session VI) 
11:00 am - 11:20 am
   Leading a Library (Pop Up Presentation Session VII) 
11:00 am - 11:50 am
   Open Your Mind, Open Your Library: Creative Thinking at Work 
   Managing Databases: Selection, Evaluation, Renewal, and Cancellation 
   Keep Your School Library Open 24/7 with TexQuest 
11:03 am - 11:50 am
   Leading a Library (Pop Up Presentation Session VIII) 
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Bites with LIRT 
   Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List Committee Author Session (Ticketed) 
   Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session (Ticketed) 
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Choice, Season 2: Knock-Out Ideas for TexQuest, The 
   User Experience (UX) Design from Scratch 
   Museum or Circus? Finding Balance in Your Library 
   Digitizing Community History: Get the Goods without the Bulk! 
   Lunch at the Library: The USDA Summer Food Service Program 
   Internet Resources for Spanish Language Collection Development 
   Social Networking in Organizational Cultures 
   Self-Reflection for Improvement: Building Resiliency and Leadership Skills 
   Creating Dynamic Presentations 
   Creative and Dazzling Displays 
   Opening Doors of Literacy: Teen Programming to the Extreme 
1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Basic Book Repair and Mending Lab (Ticketed; register online only) 
   Driver's Ed: Google Drive for Novices (Hands on Lab 10) (Ticketed; register online only) 
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
   Beyond the Stacks (Pop Up Presentation Session IX) 
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
   Put the Gloves On! Book Tournaments High School Style 
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   Managing eBook Collections in School Libraries 
   Transforming Children's Spaces Through the Family Place Libraries Project 
   Diversity in the Comic Book World 
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Laughing Out Loud: Implementing Laughter Yoga @ Your Library 
   Assessment in Action in Academic Libraries 
   Keeping the Doors Open: Service in Times of Strife 
   Fairy Tale Retellings in YA Literature 
   LOL! Humor in YA Literature 
   Author Lip Sync Battle: Kidlit vs. YALit 
   Romancing the Conference 
   User-focused Cataloging and Metadata: Fulfilling the Dream of Charles Amni Cutter 
   Crucial Conversations with Stakeholders 
   What Does the Library Have to do With Writing? Everything! 
   Putting the Story in History 
   Superhero Librarians: Supporting Teachers through the Evaluation Process 
   Open School Libraries: Develop Your Leadership and Advocacy Abilities 
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
   Beyond the Stacks (Pop up Presentation Session X) 
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   Outside the Box (Pop Up Presentation Session XI) 
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Top 10 Things Support Staff Need to Know 
   TEKS-Aligned Centers in the Elementary Library 
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
   Outside the Box (Pop Up Presentation Session XII) 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
   General Session II with Al Roker 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
   Book Cart Drill Team Competition 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
   Texas Media Awards Presentation 
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
   University of North Texas Department of Library & Information Sciences Alumni Event (Ticketed) 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
   An Evening at the Clayton Library with Drew Smith (Ticketed) 
   Sam Houston State University Alumni Dinner (Ticketed) 
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
   Evening with the Authors (Ticketed) 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
   Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Round Table Social with Houston Gaymers 
   Storytelling Vendor Showcase/Librarian Teller Swap 
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
   Black Caucus Round Table Social (Ticketed) 
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
   Intergalactic Dance Club Party (Ticketed) 

FRI,  April  22

7:00 am - 7:50 am
   Prepare and Share: Program Planning for TLA 2017 
8:00 am - 8:50 am
   Twitter 101 (Hands on Lab 11) (Ticketed; register online only) 
8:00 am - 9:50 am
   Texas Association of School Librarians Author Session with Jeff Kinney (Ticketed) 
   Book Buzz: The New Books are Coming 
9:00 am - 9:50 am
   Volunteer Services at the Public Library 
   Good Cop, Better Cop: Politely Interrogate Your Genealogical Researcher 
   Copyright Year in Review 
   Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Program 
   Get What You Need: Writing Proposals for Internal Decision Makers 
   How to Go From Quiet Bystander to Raging Library Activist 
   Virtual Opportunities for Your School Library 
   Speaking Their Language: Library Instruction in Non-English Languages 
   Assessing an Academic Library Professional Development Program 
   What Works and What Doesn't with Open and Closed Source Software 
   Open Libraries on the Front Lines 
9:00 am - 11:50 am
   Augmented Reality (Hands on Lab 12) (Ticketed; register online only) 
   Basic Book Repair and Mending Lab (Ticketed; register online only) 
10:00 am - 10:50 am
   Cultural Intelligence: Ability to Adapt to New Cultural Settings 
   Resource Redefined: School Libraries as Learning Spaces 
10:00 am - 11:20 am
   Using STAAR Data for ELA Lessons in the High School Library 
   Changing Lanes: Transitioning to a Different Type of Library 
   Digging Up Your Roots: Online Resources to Trace Family History 
   Diverse & Digital: eBooks, Bilingual Books, and More from Independent and Multicultural Publishers 
   Poetry for the Public 
   Illustrating the Imagination: Kidlit Illustrators 
   Develop a Culture of Reading Through Schoolwide Reading Programs 
10:00 am - 11:50 am
   Using Ithaka S+R Local Surveys to Understand Your Users 
   POW! Little Mavericks Graphic Novel Reading List 
   Mystery Authors Unveiled 
   All Minds Matter: Reluctant Readers and Hip Hop Music 
   25 AASL Best Websites and Apps that Rocked This Year, The 
   Bullying in the Library Workplace 
   Great Read Alouds and Curriculum Connections for PK-2nd 
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
   Closing Author Session (Ticketed) 
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm
   General Session III with Dav Pilkey 
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
   Texas Library Association Council II 
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