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
   Tech Creation Institute: Beyond Text - Cancelled 4/8/2016 
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
   Tech Camp: Technology Conference within a Conference (Ticketed; register online only) 
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
   Everywhere You Look...Embedded Librarians! 
   Workforce Collaborations from Cradle to Career 
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Incorporating Open Education Resources into the College Classroom 
   Be Well: Partnerships for Community Health Literacy 
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Strategies for Scholarly Publishing - Cancelled 4/19/2016 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
   Beyond the Voice: Using Movement, Expression and Mime in Storytelling (Ticketed) 
   Next Steps: Archiving, Digitization, and Preservation (Ticketed; register online only) 
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
   Making Makerspaces in Public Libraries (Ticketed) 
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
   Can the Edge Assessment Help My Small Rural Library? 
   Teen Street Team: The New Teen Advisory Board 
   Programming for Young and School Age Children 
   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
   Explore Other Realms with Middle Grade Fantasy Authors 
   Celebrating Library Pioneers: Tea with Julia Ideson (Ticketed) 
   Open Up Article Sharing: Getting What Your Patron Wants 
   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
   Recruitment and Retention of a Diverse Workforce 
   Increasing Engagement: Designing Interactive Videos for Online Learning 
   Speed Mentoring 
   Optimize Graphic Novel Choice and Programming @ Your Library 
   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
   Summer Reading Reinvented 
   Getting More Out of Networking Events 
   Faith and Spirituality in YA Lit 
   Using Backward Design to Reinvigorate Your Library's Curriculum 
4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
   'Outside the Lines': A New Approach to Community Engagement 
   Personal Financial Planning for Librarians of All Ages 
   Lassoing Super Bilingual Stories: Tejas Star Reading Review 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
   TALL Texans Recognition and Reception 
   Texas Authors and Illustrators Meet and Greet 
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
   Great Ideas Poster Session 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
   Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
   Networking with New Members 
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
   It’s a #TXLChat Meet Up & Tweet Up! 

WED,  April  20

8:30 am - 10:00 am
   General Session I with LeVar Burton 
10:15 am - 11:20 am
   friED TECHnology: Amy Mayer on Google Certifications 
   Linked Data and Digital Humanities 
   More than just Recycling: Transforming Information Literacy through High Impact Discipline Specific Instruction 
10:15 am - 11:50 am
   Project Outcome: Measuring Public Library Services 
   12th Annual Poetry RoundUp 
   Community Partnerships for Outreach 
   Streaming Media: How are Libraries Handling It? 
   So You Have a 3D Printer, Now What? 
   Miles from Tomorrowland 
   Communicating and Proving Your Worth 
   Sophie Blackall and TASL Business Meeting 
   Space City: Building Partnerships with the Johnson Space Center Archives 
   Mentor Texts Open Doors for Little Researchers 
   Black Caucus Round Table Author Session (Ticketed) 
   Back Bones, Not Wish Bones: Inspire Tweens and Teens to Stand Up for Issues 
   Using Formative Assessment in Teaching Information Literacy 
11:00 am - 11:50 am
   BookADay with Teri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller , # 
   10 Ways to Transform School Libraries 
   Faculty Are Life-Long Learners So Why Not Teach Them Information Literacy? 
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Opening Author Session (Ticketed) 
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Dan Santat and Children's Round Table Business Meeting 
   Introduction to Bibframe 
   Your Library Popping Up: Adding ‘R’eading to STEAM and STREAM to Outreach 
   Power Up Online Resource Usage! Enhance Your Ability to Provide Training in Your School 
   Adult Outreach to Hispanic Small-Business Communities 
   Pulling the Digital Weeds from Our Gardens 
   Laughter Yoga: Come and Try It 
   Better than Dr. Google: Consumer Health Reference 
   Multilingual Information Access to Digital Collections 
   We're All Different: Managing the School Library 
   Support Self-Publishers: Be the Missing Link 
   Primary Sources from the Library of Congress 
   Transforming Services for Transgender Patrons 
   Partnering to Improve Early Literacy 
   Booktalks with Teri Lesesne and Karin Perry 
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
   Research, Technology, and 4 Year Olds (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 
   Understanding Library Assessment, Evaluation, and Metrics 
   Open Libraries! Making Your Library Welcoming to All 
   Leadership Affects - Cancelled 4/19/2016 
   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
   Successful Signature Events @ Your Library 
   Cool Jobs: 2016 Edition 
   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 
   Searching in the Wild: Observing Information-Seeking Behavior In a Discovery Tool 
   Discover the Spirit of Texas Reading Program 
   Book Chat LIVE! 
   Open Access: What You Need to Know - Cancelled 2/24 
   Ideas for Engaging Your Community 
   Texas Bluebonnet Award 101: Implementing a Successful Reading Program 
   On Our Own: eBook Platforms by and for Libraries 
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
   Absolutely App-licable to Library Programming (Pop Up Presentation Session II) 
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   Learning How to Adult: New Adults and Libraries (Pop Up Presentation Session III) 
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Assessing the TALL Texans Leadership Institute 
   Marketing Community Libraries 
   Where's the Grant Money? Outside the Box 
   Demystifying Usage Statistics 
   Improving Communication through Visual Design 
   School Administrator Toolkit: A Guide to Hiring School Librarians 
   State of Texas Libraries: Looking at What's Ahead, The 
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
   Dewey Care? 86 the Numbers in Your Non-Fiction Section (Pop Up Presentation Session IV) 
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
   MOOC Magic: Building a MOOC 
   Open Carry 
4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
   Bringing Picture Books to Life 
   Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data 
   WeNeedDiverseBooks in Texas!, # 
   Participatory and Collaborative Methods for Gathering and Understanding Data about Your Library 
   When Disaster Strikes: Weathering the Storm 
   A Day in the Life: Insights for Aspiring Academic Library Deans and Directors 
   Debutante Ball: Children's Literature Debut Authors 2016 
   Using PBS Digital Media to Cultivate Innovative Thinking in the Classroom - Cancelled 3/23 
   Spanish Language Books: International Vendors and Publishers 
   Roll Out the Red Carpet: A Branding Iron Award Winning Program 
   Library Cafes - Have Your School Cafeteria Build One for Your Library 
   Texas Tea: Meet and Greet with YA Authors (Ticketed) 
   TexShare Playbook: Best Practices for the TexShare Databases 
   Goldie Socks Strategy: Creating a 'Just Right' Library Program, The 
   School Librarian Performance Appraisals: One Year Later and What We Learned 
   With a Little Help From Your Friends 
   Repurposing Older Academic and Public Library Buildings Through Redesign and Renovation 
   Going it Alone: Secrets of the Solo Librarian 
   Research in the Archive: Exploring and Using Primary Resources 
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

7:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 9:50 am
   16th Annual Texas 2x2 Showcase: Books for 2 Years through 2nd Grade 
   Director's Symposium: Making Your Library Indispensable (Ticketed) 
   Speed Dating with Vendors 
9:00 am - 9:50 am
   User Experience for Library Facility Design and Services Planning 
   Reinvent Your School Library Space 
   Augmented Reality in School Libraries 
   Advocacy: Value, Impact and Presence with Stephen Abram 
   War Against Boys, The: What It Means for Libraries and Education 
   Self Organized Learning Environment: A New Way to Teach the Research Process 
   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 
   Middle Grade Science Fiction Authors That Are Out of This World 
   Scientist? Poet? Both? 
   Avoiding Gotcha! Patron Data Security in an Online World 
   Connecting Communities: Oral History for All Generations 
   Reference Makeover: Tailoring Reference to User Needs 
   Fundamentals of RDA 
   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 
10:00 am - 10:20 am
   Team Management with Wunderlist (Pop Up Presentation SessionV) 
10:00 am - 10:50 am
   Crowdsourcing: The New Bake Sale for School Libraries 
   Keep It Green: Leading Sustainable and Successful Online Teams 
10:00 am - 11:20 am
   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 
   Copyright and Digital Collections: Lessons from Astrodome Memories 
   Implementing the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy 
   Outcomes Made Easy: Seven Steps to Tell Your Library's Story 
   It Happened at a Library Near You: Frontline Stories 
   Opening the Curtain: Behind the Scenes of the Black Academy of Arts and Letters Archive 
   Start an Employee Wellness Program 
10:00 am - 11:50 am
   Programming and Promoting with the Lone Star and TAYSHAS Reading Lists 
   Take the Wheel: Hands-on Advocacy 
   Bleep! Blorp! Books! Robotic Programs in the Library 
   Science Rocks: Rocking STEAM in the Library 
   Notably Newbery: Meet Newbery Award Winning Authors 
   Wayfinding Yourself: Simply Beautiful Signage 
   Financial Literacy for Librarians 
   Users' Success Stories: All Types of Libraries Make a Difference 
   Spinning Plates: Balancing the Budget as Collection Formats Multiply 
   Diversity In Action with Elementary Literature 
10:30 am - 10:50 am
   See the World with Google Cardboard and Expeditions (Pop Up Presentation Session VI) 
11:00 am - 11:20 am
   Growing Library Leaders: Harris County Public Library's Mentoring Program (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 
11:30 am - 11:50 am
   Innovative Online Training for Library Staff (Pop Up Presentation Session VIII) 
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List Committee Author Session (Ticketed) 
   Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session (Ticketed) 
   Bites with LIRT 
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Creating Dynamic Presentations 
   Opening Doors of Literacy: Teen Programming to the Extreme 
   Self-Reflection for Improvement: Building Skills with the Leadership Practices Inventory 
   Using Beacons for Community Engagement 
   Social Networking in Organizational Cultures 
   Lunch at the Library: The USDA Summer Food Service Program 
   Choice, Season 2: Knock-Out Ideas for TexQuest, The 
   Internet Resources for Spanish Language Collection Development 
   User Experience (UX) Design from Scratch 
   Museum or Circus? Finding Balance in Your Library 
   Analytics and Big Data: Terms and Tools for Information Professionals 
   Creative and Dazzling Displays 
   Digitizing Community History: Get the Goods without the Bulk! 
1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Basic Book Repair and Mending Lab (Ticketed; register online only) 
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
   Move More in the Library (Pop Up Presentation Session IX) 
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
   Augmented Reality and Pop Culture for First Year Students 
   Put the Gloves On! Book Tournaments High School Style 
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   Managing eBook Collections in School Libraries 
   Diversity in the Comic Book World 
   Transforming Children's Spaces Through the Family Place Libraries Project 
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Laughing Out Loud: Implementing Laughter Yoga @ Your Library 
   Romancing the Conference 
   Assessment in Action in Academic Libraries 
   Fairy Tale Retellings in YA Literature 
   LOL! Humor in YA Literature 
   Author Lip Sync Battle: Kidlit vs. YALit 
   Keeping the Doors Open: Service in Times of Strife 
   What Does the Library Have to do With Writing? Everything! 
   Putting the Story in History 
   User-focused Cataloging and Metadata: Fulfilling the Dream of Charles Amni Cutter - Cancelled 4/18/2016 
   Superhero Librarians: Supporting Teachers through the Evaluation Process 
   Open School Libraries: Develop Your Leadership and Advocacy Abilities 
   Crucial Conversations with Stakeholders 
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
   Walk & Learn for Wellness: Implementing an Employee Wellness Program (Pop up Presentation Session X) 
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   The Power of Choice: Student Led Purchasing (Pop Up Presentation Session XI) 
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Setting Up (Or Quickly Ramping Up) Large-scale Digitization Projects 
   Top 10 Things Support Staff Need to Know 
   TEKS-Aligned Centers in the Elementary Library 
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
   The Power of Voice: Young Writers in the Library (Pop Up Presentation Session XII) 
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
   General Session II with Scott McClelland replacing Al Roker 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
   Book Cart Drill Team Competition (Begins 10 minutes after the adjournment of GS II with Al Roker) 
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) 
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
   Evening with the Authors (Ticketed, register online only) 
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 
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 
7:00 am - 8:00 am
   Hula Hoop Health Event 
8:00 am - 9:50 am
   Book Buzz: The New Books are Coming 
   Texas Association of School Librarians Author Session with Jeff Kinney (Ticketed) 
8:30 am - 9:50 am
   Unconference: Informal Conversations about Student Transitions from High School to College 
9:00 am - 9:50 am
   Resource Management: Strategies, Technologies, and Practices 
   More than a Buzzword: Role of Makerspaces in Curriculum and Assessment 
   Speaking Their Language: Library Instruction in Non-English Languages 
   Virtual Opportunities for Your School Library 
   Get What You Need: Writing Proposals for Internal Decision Makers 
   Good Cop, Better Cop: Politely Interrogate Your Genealogical Researcher 
   Volunteer Services at the Public Library 
   Copyright Year in Review 
   Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Program 
   How to Go From Quiet Bystander to Raging Library Activist 
   We Have Only Scratched the Surface: The Role of Student Research in Institutional Repositories 
   Open Libraries on the Front Lines 
   What Works and What Doesn't with Open and Closed Source Software 
   Assessing an Academic Library Professional Development Program 
9:00 am - 11:50 am
   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 
   Know Your Data: Metadata Quality Control for Content Migration 
10:00 am - 11:20 am
   Using STAAR Data for ELA Lessons in the High School Library 
   Develop a Culture of Reading Through Schoolwide Reading Programs 
   Changing Lanes: Transitioning to a Different Type of Library 
   Illustrating the Imagination: Kidlit Illustrators 
   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 
10:00 am - 11:50 am
   All Minds Matter: Reluctant Readers and Hip Hop Music 
   25 AASL Best Websites and Apps that Rocked This Year, The 
   Great Read Alouds and Curriculum Connections for PK-2nd 
   Mystery Authors Unveiled 
   Using Ithaka S+R Local Surveys to Understand Your Users 
   Bullying in the Library Workplace 
   Censorship Attempts are Alive and Well: Be Prepared 
   POW! Little Mavericks Graphic Novel Reading List 
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
   Closing Author Session with Gene Luen Yang (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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