Session Preference Form

Texas Library Association Conference
April 08 - 11, 2014 in San Antonio
Henry B. Gonzalez 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  8

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
   Shifting Sands of School Librarianship: From Math Phobic to Math Enthusiast, The 
   Skype's the Limit! Connecting Authors to School Libraries, The 
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   No lo tires! Don't Throw it Away! Texas Latino Archives 
   Come on a Storytelling Safari 
   Cycling for Libraries 
   Using Social Media to Connect Teens with Writers: The Relational Reading Revolution 
   Anytime, Anywhere Professional Development for School Librarians 
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Texas Gets the EDGE: An Initiative Update 
   Master Plans for Public Libraries 
   Monty and Friends: Therapy Dogs at the Library 
   Staying Afloat: The Librarian's Guide to Treading in the Sea of Social Media 
   Stand Up and Speak Out for Teens 
   Serving GLBT Families: Where Access, Equality, Diversity, and Intellectual Freedom Collide 
   Animals Misbehaving: Being Bad Never Felt So Good! 
   Digital Libraries: Lightning Talks 
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
   Bringing Little Free Libraries to Your Community 
   PR on a Budget for Public Libraries 
   Google Driver's Ed 
   If You Give a Kid a Book Redux 
   My First Summer Reading Club: Building Early Literacy in Ages 0-4 
   Preparing for Change - The Social Side of Retirement 
   Web 2.0 and 3.0: Technology and Legal Pitfalls 
   Put Your Brain to Work: Learn to Manage Your Workload 
   To Your Health: Fitness, Wellness, and Nutrition Websites 
   GLBT Latina Pioneers 
   Empowering the Digital Youth: Meeting the Ever Expanding Ecology of Literacy 
   Collaborate and Innovate for Change: What's New in Chattanooga? 
4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
   Hosting Presenters at Your Library - Simplified for the Busy Librarian 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
   1001 Ways to L.E.A.D Out Loud! Poster Session 
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
   Storytelling Showcase and Swap 

Wed,  April  9

8:30 am - 10:00 am
   General Session I with James Patterson 
10:15 am - 11:20 am
   Common Knowledge: Shifting Libraries to the Learning Commons Model 
   Transforming Research Collections for the 21st Century: Rebalancing and Leveraging 
   Making Stuff with Teens 
   Digital Curation in Action 
   To E-Finity and Beyond! Sprinting Into OverDrive 
10:15 am - 11:50 am
   Beyond Assistive Technology: Improving Services to People with Disabilities 
   Early Literacy for Everyone 
   Market Like You Own It: Library Marketing on the Edge 
   Thinking Outside the Library Box: Collaboration for Programming and Outreach 
   Collaborate, Create, Connect: Authors and Illustrators Getting Together So Kids Win! 
   Library Leadership - Challenges and Changes - Event Canceled 4/8 
   Breaking Through to Common Ground: People, Poetry, and Libraries 
   Don't Talk About WHAT? Religion's Place in YA Fiction 
   Consumer Health Reference Resources Online and @ Your Library 
   It Can't be Science! It's Fiction! 
   When the Trolls Come Knocking: The Role of Academic Freedom in the Library Profession 
   Building Diversity with Electronic Resources: From Books to Databases 
   You Can Do It! Applying and Interviewing for Jobs 
11:00 am - 11:50 am
   Navigating Interlibrary Loan with Navigator 
   When iPads and Vision Collide 
   Scoop Your Way to Website Curation 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
   Strong Libraries, Strong Scores - Luncheon 
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Speed Dating with Texas Bluebonnets 
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Imagabrarium: Building a Premier Public Library and Changing the Culture of Your Community 
   Steve Jenkins, Robin Page and the CRT Business Meeting 
   We Speak Your Language: Strengthening Early Literacy for Diversity 
   What To Do When You Find Yourself an 'Accidental' Systems Librarian! 
   Emerging Technologies Libraries Need To Know (Net Fair I) 
   Instructional Design for the Distance Learning Frontier 
   LOL: Librarian on Loan, Using Picture Books with Secondary Students 
   Cataloging Moving Images in RDA 
   Transitional Collections in Transitional Times: Aligning Digital Collections with Evolving Student Needs 
   Listen Up! Using Audio Books in Your School Library 
   Library Girl to the Rescue: Redefining the School Librarian 
   Texas General Land Office: Resources for Libraries 
   Inspiring and Supporting Staff to Invent and Innovate 
   Spirit of Texas Reading Program 
   Library Makerspaces 
   It's Your Library, Too! Library Services for Special Needs Tweens and Teens 
   Gender Diverse Literature for Young Adults, Kids, and the Young-at-Heart 
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
   Bring Your Own Device (Contributed Papers I - Session A) 
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
   Next-Generation Video Game Consoles Have Accelerated the Need for Archiving Digital Content (Net Fair I) 
   Help, I'm the Library Spokesperson! Tools for Public Relations 
   Best Practices in Customer Relationship Management: From Shamu to You 
   ALA President Barbara Stripling - Declaration Initiative 
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   Blending Technology and Casual Comfort into the Library of Tomorrow 
   Getting Digi with It: Unique Ways to Highlight Your Archival Materials 
   Teens and Libraries in Today's Digital World 
   Telling the Truth: Using Literary Techniques to Present the Facts 
   Cuddle Up and Read: Storytimes for Pregnant and Parenting Teens 
   Competitive Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know 
   Sensory Storytime: Programming for Children and Youth with Sensory Processing Disorders 
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Author Panel: Oh the Horror! 
   Genealogy After Dark: Digging up the Dead 
   Smart Projects for Your Library: SMARTY Award Finalists 
   Tablets in the Public Library - For You, For Your Customers 
   Empowering Your Library Customers and Staff for a Healthier Tomorrow 
   Latino Bookfest: A Celebracion of the Best in Latino Literature for Youth 
   Assessment UnConference 
   Evolving Universe of Digital Scholarly Communication, The 
   Robert Sabuda Pops Up at the TASL Business Meeting 
   Navigate TLA with Confidence: Tips & Tricks from the Professionals 
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
   Marching to Zion: Celebrating and Preserving Black Sacred Music (Contributed Papers I - Session B) 
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   Growing Like a Read: Tailoring an Early Literacy Program for Your Community (Contributed Papers I - Session C) 
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Learning hAPPens in the Library 
   Lean & Mean: 10 Government Sources to Help You Serve Customers 
   Heart of Synthesis: Understanding, Evaluating and Integrating Information from Multiple Sources, The 
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
   Students Blogging University History: Special Collections in the Classroom (Contributed Papers I - Session D) 
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
   Social Media Goes to School 
   Music Soothes the Savage (Kid) Soul 
   Library User Experience, Service, and Value 
   Look Up, Speak Up - And Watch Them Follow 
   Empowerment through Code 
   Virtual Shout Outs: Innovative Ways to Promote Digital Collections 
   What Teens Really Want: Hosting a Teen Job Fair and Assessing Community Relevance 
   Google Driver's License! 
   What's Wrong (and Right) with Reference? 
   Delivered on Demand: Yale's Book Home Delivery Service 
   Library as a Place of Learning, Experimentation, and Discovery, The 
   Digital Shift: Adapting Your K-12 Instruction for Mobile Technology, The 
   Advocating for Technical Services: How Do I Make Them Understand 
   Make Your Mark with School Makerspaces 
   Your Library - There's an App for That! 
   TexShare Database Update 
   Academic Library Instruction for International and ESL Students 
4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
   LEADing Out Loud: Leaders on Leadership from the Frontlines 
   Patient Privacy Rights 
   Promoting Options and Opportunities for Diverse New Library Users 
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
   Voces de San Anto: San Antonio Authors 
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
   Change is Coming! Public Library Accreditation and Standards Open Forum 
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
   Sandra Cisneros: Making Reading Magic 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
   Battledecks 3: Rumble on the Riverwalk 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
   Ask Me About PLD 

Thu,  April  10

Cancelled 12/16
   Artists + Colors += Illustrations - Cancelled per Black Caucus RT 12/16. 
8:00 am - 8:50 am
   Google Drive: Grand Prix Edition 
   'Haute' Authors 
8:00 am - 9:20 am
   Future of Libraries, The 
   From Technolust to Teaching Tools: Inspiring Innovation in Library Instruction with Mobile Devices and Apps 
   Lone Star Reading List and Authors 
   Bringing Health Information to Your Community 
   Donated Materials - Buried Treasure or Burying You? 
   A New World of Reading Clubs 
8:00 am - 9:50 am
   Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums - Publishing,Tools & User Interfaces 
   Balancing Books & eContent: The Future of Acquisitions 
   Flipped Classroom with Jonathan Bergmann 
   Practical Steps for Practical People: Implementing Workflow Change 
   I Can Read it Myself! The Geisel Award Books and Beginner Readers 
   Get It Together: Empowering School Librarians to Collaborate 
   Leading Schools with Grand Slam Library Programming 
   New Adult Genre - Meet the Authors, The 
   You Said What? To Whom? Positive Communication Strategies 
   Texas 2x2 Reading Showcase 
9:00 am - 9:50 am
   Evidence-based Collection Management: Strategies for Improving Library Performance 
   60 Websites in 60 Minutes - What's New in Government Information 
   National Plan for the Transformation of the FDLP in the Digital Age 
10:00 am - 10:20 am
   Setting the Bar High When it Comes to High-Tech Literacy in Libraries (Contributed Papers II - Session A) 
10:00 am - 10:50 am
   Creating a Comprehensive Library Valuation Picture: Tools of the Trade 
   Making Flyers that Don't Suck 
   Update on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
   Tech Trends of Note for Academic Libraries 
10:00 am - 11:20 am
   Other Worlds: Exciting Reads for Teens 
   Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Your Library 
   Bully Busters: Books to Help Children Understand, Cope, and Heal 
   Tayshas Reading List and Authors 
   Out of the Closet and Onto the Bookshelf: Discussing GLBT Literature with David Levithan 
   People Who Look Like Me: Beyond Civil Rights and Migrants in YA Books 
   What’s Going On in This Picture? Enhance Learning through Art 
   Shannon Miller and Andy Plemmons on Connected Libraries 
   Thinking about Teaching: Mindfulness and Metacognition as Pedagogy 
10:00 am - 11:50 am
   Grants Part I: Show Me the Money! 
   Discovery Services: Enhancing the User Experience (Net Fair) 
   Be Book Cool! Join the Nerdy Book Club 
   Let's Talk Learning Spaces in Academic Libraries 
   Not Your Mama's Romance 
   Purpose Based Library, The 
10:30 am - 10:50 am
   Students on Both Sides of the Desk: Effective Student Training for Exceptional Service at a Combined Service Desk (Contributed Papers II - Session B) 
11:00 am - 11:20 am
   A Librarian for Residents: A Dynamic Collaboration Between Residence Life and the Libraries at the University of North Texas (Contributed Papers II - Session C) 
11:00 am - 11:50 am
   LEADing the Way in Disaster Information Outreach 
   eScience: Emerging Roles for Librarians in Research Data Management 
   Cataloging Special Materials: The Case of the Metropolitan Opera Library 
   MetaFilter and Online Communities - Canceled 4/9 
11:30 am - 11:50 am
   Maximizing Efficiency in a Public Library Construction Project (Contributed Papers II - Session D) 
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Brown Bag Discussions on Management Issues 
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Legislative Update 
   Maverick Mania: Five Years of Graphic Novels 
   Be Prepared: Best Practices for Scout Projects in the Library 
   Open Library and Fair Use - Canceled 4/9 
   FamilySearch: Beyond the Magic Search Box 
   Social Reading Platforms and Changes in ePublishing. 
   Back Room Reboot: How to Start Saving Time and Money in Tech Services 
   Language Play for Infants: Man in the Moon for Male Caregivers 
   Donde esta el Good Stuff? Selecting Quality Spanish Materials 
   Library Innovation Demystified: Move from Gimmick to Strategic Tool 
   Embedded Librarians! Diverse Initiatives but Common Challenges 
   50 Apps in 50 Minutes (Net Fair) 
   Move Over Fiction: Creating Room for Nonfiction 
   Tech-Friendly, Student-Friendly Library Design 
   Research Before Reading? Yes We Can! 
   Be the Change You Want to See with Shannon Miller 
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
   Leading a Campus-wide Conversation About Open Access (Contributed Papers III - Session A) 
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
   Introducing the Digital Public Library of America 
   Next Gen School Libraries and Next Gen Librarians: Creating a Visible Future 
   Staying Healthy in the Workplace 
   Top Technology Trends in Texas Libraries (Net Fair II) 
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   Strong Characters, Strong Stories for YA 
   AASL National School Library of the Year Award 
   Connect, Collaborate, Communicate and Lead in Academic Libraries 
   Unconference: Where YOU Create the Content 
   Graveyard Shift: Programming around Mysterious and Scary Books, The 
   Managing Social Media in Libraries: Using Coupled Systems to Build Community 
   Openly YA: The Evolution of Gay Characters 
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Every Book Is a Social Studies Book 
   Grants Part II: Why Didn't I Get the Money? 
   Info Pros with Cool Jobs: How They Got There! 
   Gone Digital - The Bookless Library 
   Hack-a-What? Hackathon How To's 
   Start a Youth Storytelling Guild in Your School or Public Library 
   Welcome Home: Adding Veterans Services' in Your Library 
   Manga Mania, Anime Awesomeness & Comic Cool: Events for All Ages at Your Library 
   Looking Back and Moving Forward: Information and Reference Services 
   Picture Books in a Digital Age 
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
   Pay It Forward: Mentoring Library Students for Career Development and Succession Planning (Contributed Papers III - Session B) 
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   Tutorials on Web Analytics: How to Conduct a Web Analytics Report on the Library Website (Contributed Papers III - Session C) 
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   On the Radar: Professional Visibility through Evidence-Based Practice 
   Future of the Book is the Future of Society, The 
   Twinkle, Twinkle Little STAAR: Early Literacy and Test Prep 
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
   An Open-dialogue About Library Express Stations in Local Community Centers and Cultural Arts Complexes (Contributed Papers III - Session D) 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
   General Session II: Suskind on the Power of Story 
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
   Let's Party: Celebrating 50 Years of the Reference Round Table and Business Meeting 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
   Networking with New Members 
   Texas Media Awards Presentation 
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
   Texas Authors and Illustrators Meet and Greet 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
   Black Caucus Reception/Romancing Readers: Library and the Community (Ticketed event) 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
   Small Community Libraries Round Table Dessert Social 
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
   Under Texas Stars: A Storytelling Concert 

Fri,  April  11

7:00 am - 7:50 am
   Mindful Meditation 
7:15 am - 7:50 am
   Prepare and Share: Program Planning for TLA 2015 
8:00 am - 9:20 am
   10th Annual Poetry Roundup 
8:00 am - 9:50 am
   Managing Major Library Issues: Practical Tips from the Pros 
   Speed Dating with the Publishers: The AAP Book Buzz 
   Personal Digital Archiving 
   Women of YA Panel and Young Adult RT Business Meeting 
   Special Language Collections and the ALA Free Pass to the Guadalajara International Book Fair 
   Launch Community Publishing Initiatives with Self-Published Ebooks 
   Working with Diverse Communities 
   Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think 
   STAAR Storytelling 
   Keeping Texas Competative: Workforce Development and Libraries 
8:30 am - 9:50 am
   Leadership at the Library of Congress in a Changing Information World 
9:00 am - 9:50 am
   Of MOOCs & Mayhem: Learning Everywhere 
   Flip Your Academic Library Instruction 
   Personal Branding: A Path to Professional Success 
   Eye of the Storm: The Library’s Role in Disaster Preparedness 
   Grantastic! Write Award Winning School Grants 
10:00 am - 10:50 am
   BiblioTech: The Bookless Library of Bexar County 
   Practical Apps for School Libraries and the 21st Century Learner 
   50 STEM Programs in 50 Minutes 
10:00 am - 11:20 am
   Acquisitions 101: Connecting with Vendors 
   Retrofitting Your Library for User Satisfaction - Canceled 4/8 
   Mobilizing the Technology Storm: App-based Stress Relief 
   DIY vs. LSEDIFY: Marketing Strategies for a Resource-Strapped World 
   Truly Terrific: High Interest Nonfiction in the Classroom 
   Technology Integration: School Librarians Empowering Teachers 
   Put the 'e' in Your Books: Integrating Ebooks into Your Library 
   Going for the Gold: Using Award-Winning Books to Make Readers Winners 
   Dia de los Niños: School and Public Libraries Connecting with Latino Families 
   Texas Libraries Becoming Daring, Dynamic, and Diverse Organizations! 
10:00 am - 11:50 am
   Embedded Librarians Are Eveywhere...and They Tell All! 
   Autism-Friendly Programming: Why? How? 
   Managing Generation NeXt 
   Saving the World One or More Ordinary Kids at a Time 
   Using Primary Sources to Enrich Class Research 
10:30 am - 11:50 am
   Hot Off the Press: Great New Books for Tweens and Teens 
11:00 am - 11:50 am
   Robots in the Library - Building STEM Skills 
   To Catch a Texas Thief: Are You Easy Pickings or Safe and Secure? 
   Lead Out Loud in Your PLCs 
12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
   Mystery Writing with Greg Iles 
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm
   General Session III with Henry Winkler 
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
   Texas Library Association Council II 
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