Session Preference Form

Texas Library Association Conference
April 15 - 18, 2019 in Austin
Austin 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.

WED,  April  17

   Gene Ambaum - Comic Book Day 

SUN,  April  14

9:00 am - 10:00 am
   2019 Conference Steering Committee 

MON,  April  15

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
   Past President's Luncheon 
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
   Becoming a Pet-Friendly Library: Tips from a Public Library and Animal Shelter Partnership 
   Creating Powerful Library Spaces for All Types Of Learners 
   Active Shooter: Avoid, Deny, Defend 
   How Authors Create Compelling Nonfiction for Children 
   Characters of Color 
   Just Add Passion: Enriching the Whole Child Through Library Programming 
   TSLAC Open House 
   Transforming a Community with Picture Books: Tomas Rivera Book Award Winners 
   Homeless Patrons: How to Compassionately Handle Problematic Behavior 
   20 Years of the Disaster Relief Fund: Texas Libraries Rebuilding after Disasters 
   I Just Want to Borrow a Book, How Hard Can it Be?! 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
   Tech Updates from Leslie Fisher 
   Creating a Culture of Literacy 
   Creating an Impact on Writing: The Library Lab 
   811 Ways to Use Poetry in Your Library 
   Cultivating Creativity Through Sketchnoting with Sylvia Duckworth 
   Maximize 24/7 Adult Learning Opportunities with Google Classroom 
   What's New With Texas Picture Book Authors and Illustrators 
   Nuts & Bolts: Essentials for Becoming Conversant in eResource Management 
   Exclusively Inclusive: Sensory Programming for Children 
   Conference Orientation 
   Building your Leadership Capacity 
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
   A Toast to Library Pioneer Carlos Eduardo Castaneda (1896-1958) (Ticketed) 
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
   Social Justice Storytimes 
   Can't Afford to Have an Author Visit? Can't Afford Not To! 
   Introduction to TLA Finances 
   Forgive and Forget: Waiving Overdue Fines 
   Collaborations to Promote Reading & Cultivate Community 
   Myth of 'Girl Books' and 'Boy Books': Exploring Gender Bias with Middle Grade Authors, The 
   Support You Local Girl Gang: Resilient Females in YA Lit Author Panel 
   Design Thinking in Public Library Programming 
   Information Problem-Solving: Inquiry Every Day and Every Way 
   Una Cultura Naciendo: The Mexican-American Experience 
   Mentoring Event for MLS Students and Recent Graduates 
   Making Music In the Library 
   Embracing Your Inner Superhero: Self-Compassion & Self-Care 
   Reading Madness Month: Building a Culture of Reading 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
   TLA Reading Lists for Adults: Using the Lariat and Topaz Lists in Your Library 
   Cataloging Resources for School Librarians 
   Managing Harassment in the Library Environment Program 
   Tour the Exhibit Hall with the New Members Round Table 
   Techs Talk TexQuest 
   Baffled by Business Research: Learn TexShare & Free Sources from an Expert 
   Advocating for Services to Spanish Speakers and New Immigrants 
   Blast from the Past: YA Historical Fiction that Pops! Author Panel 
   Government Information Online - Authoritative, Trustworthy, and Vital 
   Jason Reynold Speaks 
   Library Cards for All Students: Public Library and School District Partnership 
   Creating Flyers that Don't Suck: Marketing Trends 
   Shh Just Got Real!: How to Handle Conflicting Needs of Patrons 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
   Great Ideas Lightning Talks 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
   Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
   TALL Texans Social (Ticketed) 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
   NMRT Social Event 
7:15 pm - 7:50 pm
   After Hours Keynote Speaker (Thomas Lennon??) 
8:00 pm - 8:50 pm
   Keeping Austin Weird with Red Wassanich! 
   Author Lip Sync Battle 
   Bridging cultures and races with illustrations - Christian Robinson Speaks 
   Paperbacks from Hell 
9:00 pm - 9:50 pm
   Battledecks 2019 
   Keeping Austin Weird: Bringing the Music Experience to the Library 
   Books + Booze! 
   Confessions of a School Librarian Part 1 
10:00 pm - 10:50 pm
   Monday Night Manga 
   Library Comic Storyfest with Gene Ambaum, The 
   You CAN Do That at the Library!: Breaking Down Conventional Barriers in Adult Programming 
   Book Buzzed II 

TUE,  April  16

8:15 am - 9:45 am
   General Session I 
10:00 am - 11:00 am
   Start Smart Texas: How to Engage Parents in New Ways 
   Welcoming English Language Learners into the Library 
   Welcoming Schools: Combatting Bullying with the Human Rights Campaign 
   Suicide and Suicidal Ideation in Patrons and Coworkers 
   One Record at a Time: Student Success, Collection Visibility, and Linked Data in the Mid-size University 
   15th Annual Poetry Round Up 
   Life Can Be Difficult: Tough Topics in Middle Grade 
   All Stars of Diversity: Indie Publishers and Reading Lists 
   Connecting with Volunteers 
   Storytelling into Writing: Diverse Author-Tellers Share their Process 
   Speed Sharing FOR Librarians! 
   Data + Stories = Success 
   TLA 101 
   Changing Roles in Academic Libraries, Part 1: The Scholarly Communications Librarian 
   Building a Reading Community: Ideas You Can Use Tomorrow 
   Comfortable in Color: Diverse Voices in YA Lit Author Panel 
   Blind Spots And Brain Tricks: How To Successfully Execute Data-Driven Decision Making 
   Spirit of Texas (SPOT) Reading Program Author Panel 
   Preserving Memorials after Tragedy 
   Reimagining Your Library Space 
   What Was Left Out: Powered by Pecha Kucha 
10:00 am - 12:15 pm
   Black Caucus Round Table Author Session Brunch (Ticketed) 
   Engaging Students with Video Creation Projects (Computer - Hands On Lab) 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
   School Administrators Conference (By Invitation Only) 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
   Innovation Lab Stage #1) 
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
   Building a Formal Partnership Among Libraries: Lessons from the cloudLinking Interlocal Agreement 
   Child Development: The Critical Early Years 
   How to Get $10,000/Month in Google Ads for Free 
   ...But I Don't Know How to Booktalk! 
   TexShare and TexQuest Updates 
   Top Texas Topaz Picks 
   Children's Round Table Author Program and Business Meeting 
   Using Digital Primary Resource Collections in Instruction 
   Honk The Horn!: The Bookmobile Has Arrived 
   Fight the Good Fight Against Fake News in a Post-Truth Society 
   How Young Learners Can Use Google Apps and Chromebooks 
   Future of Health Begins with All of Us, The 
   Confessions of a School Librarian Part 2 
   Changing Roles in Academic Libraries, Part 2: The Assessment Librarian 
   Bringing In Business: Multiple Strategies for Engaging With the Business Community 
   Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach 
   Architecture and Interior Design Consideration for Homeless Populations 
   Unraveling the Mysteries of Fundraising Success 
   Lessons Learned from Harvey: How to Maintain and Restore Services after a Disaster 
   Lean Overview for Beginners 
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
   Cultivating Public Library Support Staff: Hiring, Combined Service Desks, and Development 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
   Innovation Lab Stage #2) 
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
   Reading List Coordination Committee Luncheon Panel (by invitation only) 
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
   Opening Author Session Luncheon (Ticketed) 
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
   Innovation Lab Stage #3) 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
   Innovation Lab Stage #4) 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
   Crucial Conversations 
   How Can We Use the New School Library Standards? Do these Supplemental Resources Work for Me? 
   Storytelling 101: On Your Feet and Telling! 
   Managing a Local History Museum and Multicultural Special Collections 
   Watch Yourself! Free Speech at Work 
   Collection Development WUT?! 
   Librarian/Friends Panel to Discuss Successful Partnerships 
   Nailing your Story with Engaging Exhibits 
   Step By Step: How to Be an Instructional Partner 
   Letters About Literature: How Books Change Lives 
   3D Design With Tinkercad Hands on Lab xx (Ticketed; register online only) 
   Tween Programming 
   Big Data & Predictive Analytics for Public Libraries 
   Young Adult Round Table Business Meeting and Books Author Panel 
   Getting STEAMy in the Library 
   Using GIS Data for Public Library Assessment 
   Black and Brown Civil Rights Movements in Texas, The 
   Love is Love: LGBTQIA+ in YA Lit Author Panel 
   Leaning Across Departments: Implementing Lean Strategies and Processes in Libraries and Beyond 
   Historically Thinking: How to Read and Write History 
   Collaborative Digital Project Management in Libraries 
   Birds of a Feather: Special Libraries Discussion Groups 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
   Basic Book Repair & Mending Lab - Hands on Lab 14 (Ticketed; register online only) 
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
   Innovation Lab Stage #5) 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
   How to Make a Kidlit List 
   Early Chapter Books for Picture Book Graduates 
   Family Place Libraries: A Model for Family & Community Engagement 
   Maintaining Healthy Organizations 
   Everybody's Got a Story -- How to Host a Fun and Informative Writing Workshop 
   WordPress Best Practices 
   'Five Stars! Will Be Back!' The Importance of Increasing Guest and Patron Satisfaction 
   From Preschool to Professional: Launching Community Creativity with Art in the Library 
   Power Your Library To Transform Texas 
   Successful Librarian/Principal Partnerships: What’s Their Secret? 
   TexQuest + Digital Tools: Team up to Spark Student Creativity 
   Fish Out of Water? Building and Maintaining Juvenile Book Collections in Academic Libraries 
   Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information 
   Cool Jobs 2019 
   Working Together: Small Public Libraries - Big Ideas Exchange 
   Mindfulness 101 
   International Librarianship: Partnering for literacy around the world 
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
   Texas Tea: Meet & Greet with YA Authors (Ticketed) 
3:15 pm - 5:30 pm
   Augmented and Virtual Reality in Your Classroom (Computer) Hands on Lab) 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
   Innovation Lab Stage #6) 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
   Makerspace Training for Library Staff 
   ABCs of DNA: Helping Patrons Unravel the Mystery of Genetic Information 
   Get To Yes: Branding Public Library Customer Service 
   Breathe New Life into your Library Advocacy Groups 
   Children's Literature: Let Your Rainbow Flag Fly 
   Making Digital Inclusion a Priority in Your Community 
   Ultimate Children's Picture Book Illustrators Sketch-Off 
   Dynamic Duo! Pairing Fiction and Nonfiction 
   Spotlight on YA Books for Diverse Readers and Special Pops 
   I.T. and Me: Tips for Communicating Your Technology Needs 
   Working Together: Academic Libraries and Writing Centers 
   I Found it on Google, of course I use it! Right? Creative Commons for K-12 
   Research in the Age of the Filter Bubble 
   Design Thinking: It All Starts with Empathy 
   Care and Handling of Artifacts: What You Need to Know, The 
   Beyond Books: Trends in Intellectual Freedom Challenges 
   Not Just Any Ol' Storytime 
   Copyright: DON'T PANIC 
   Speed Dating at the Texas Author and Illustrator Meet and Greet 
   Necessity is the Mother of Re-invention - Merging Acquisitions and ILL Operations 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
   Storytelling Round Table Vendor Showcase and Story Swap 
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
   President's All-Conference Party (All Attendees are Welcome!) 

WED,  April  17

7:30 am - 9:30 am
   Director's Symposium: Making Your Library Indispensable (Ticketed) 
   Teacher Day@TLA (by invitation only) 
8:30 am - 9:30 am
   What's Next? Authors Talk Middle Grade Series 
   Volunteer Engagement Across Texas 
   Where There's a wILL, There's a Way: Interlibrary Loan in Texas Public Libraries 
   Graphic Novels: Creating Connections with Every Reader 
   YA Get Graphic: GN...They Just Keep Getting Better Author Panel 
   TAYSHAS Reading List Author Panel 
   Open Access and Predatory Publishers: The Good The Bad The Ugly 
   When Your Library is Closed, Take it Outside! 
   Breaking INTO a Book! (Computer Hands on Lab) 
   Superhero's Journey, The 
   Matched: Bringing Together YA Lit and AASL Learner Standards 
   Turn Up Your Collection Turnover Rates 
   Mindfulness in Literature 
   Coding Unplugged - A BYOD Hands on Lab xx (Ticketed; register online only) 
   Graphic Novels are for Everyone 
   Globetrotting Librarians 
   Vetting and Partnering with Social Service Providers 
   Stepping Off the Social Media Hamster Wheel: A Realistic Way to Tell your Library's Story on Social Media 
   Library Website Best Practices 
   Picture Books and Primary Sources 
9:00 am - 10:00 am
   Innovation Lab Stage #7) 
9:00 am - 11:50 am
   Texas Bluebonnet Award Reception (By Invitation Only) 
9:45 am - 10:05 am
   Contributed Papers Session 1) 
9:45 am - 10:45 am
   Where's My Stuff?: Estate Planning 101 
   TxGLO Resources for Texas School Librarians 
   Rethinking a Library Liaison Program 
   Counting Connections with COUNTER 
   Ain't Misbehavin': A Social-Emotional Approach to Disruptive Customers 
   Authors for Your Book Club 
   What is a TALL Texan? Why Do I Want to be One? 
   Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Showcase 
   What We Wish They Knew: Helping Students Make the Transition to College 
   Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Author Panel 
   86th Texas Legislative Session 
   How to Win a Texas Book Festival Grant 
   Who Said That? Multiple Voices in Young Adult Writing Author Panel 
   New Books From Past Bluebonnet Authors 
   Manage Paraprofessionals in My School Library?! I Didn't Learn THAT in School! 
   Establishing Your Social Media Presence for Library Advocacy & More! 
   Digital Tools to Support Reading and Writing 
   Ally Training: Standing up for the LGBT Community 
   Data with Meaning: Connect with Your Stakeholders Using Library Statistics (Computer Hands on Lab) 
   Reading Strategies for the Digital Age 
9:45 am - 12:00 pm
   Stop the Bleed: What Everyone Should Know to Stop Bleeding After an Injury (Registration required, plese see scope note for instructions) 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
   Innovation Lab Stage #8) 
10:20 am - 10:40 am
   Contributed Papers Session 2) 
11:00 am - 11:20 am
   Contributed Papers Session 3) 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
   From Anne to Ramona to Amal: The Evolution of Girl Power in Books 
   True Stories -- New Nonfiction from Debut and Bestselling Authors 
   Unmasking the Secrets Behind Running a Comic Con in Your Library 
   Evaluating Libraries with Total Library Assessment 
   Graphic Novel Utility Belt: Great Selection Tools for Superhero Librarians!, The 
   Brace Yourself for Community Impact with Faster Internet 
   Birds of Prose: Starting a Graphic Novel Comic Book Club for Girls and Women 
   Books Inspire Children to Dream Big... Don't Kill the Dream, Let's Talk About It 
   Batman and Bill--A Story of Intellectual Property 
   Fun and Simple Video Game Creation for the Library (Computers) 
   Create Magic in Your Library with a Harry Potter Club 
   Serving the Diverse Latinx Community 
   Red Carpet Rollout: A V.I.P. Approach to Customer Service Training in Public Libraries 
   Epic Teens 
   OER for K-12: What is it and Why should I care? 
   Free Technology For Teachers 
   Makers With A Cause: Library Programming for Youth 
   From Print Books to Web Resources for Research 
   Lone Star Reading List Author Panel 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
   Innovation Lab Stage #9) 
11:35 am - 11:55 am
   Contributed Papers Session 4) 
11:45 am - 1:45 pm
   Bites with LIRT 
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
   Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session (Ticketed) 
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
   Innovation Lab Stage #10) 
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
   Contributed Papers Session 5) 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
   Studying How Patrons Use Library Space 
   Hispanic Genealogy for Non-Spanish Speaking Librarians 
   Teaching Skills Sets: Training the Trainers 
   70 is the New 50!: Programs for Active and Engaged 'Older' Adults 
   Lariat Adult Reading List Author Session 
   Bibliotherapy with Comics: Why Superheroes Are Great Therapists 
   Children's Authors Tackle Big Emotions in Picture Books 
   Drag Queen Storytime at YOUR Public Library 
   What's New With Texas Middle Grade and YA Authors 
   Starting from Scratch: Rebuilding Collections after Harvey 
   How To Run Effective Meetings 
   Everyday Strategic Thinking 
   De-platforming: The Disinvited Speaker 
   Be the FACE: Family and Community Engagement For All 
   Rethinking Your Summer Reading Program 
   Author Panel Use Your Imagination: Reconstructing Fairy Tales for YA 
   When Worlds Collide: Connecting Science and Literature in the Classroom 
   So You Got a Grant...Now What?: Project Management for Grants 
   Tech Time Machines: Use Strategic Integration to Gain Instructional Time 
   Inspiring Collaboration and Creativity through Digital Storytelling (Computer) 
   Google Hacks: Efficiency & Inspiration in G-Suite 
   Moving from Counting to Programmatic Evaluation 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
   Innovation Lab Stage #11) 
2:05 pm - 2:25 pm
   Contributed Papers Session 6) 
2:45 pm - 3:05 pm
   Contributed Papers Session 7) 
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
   Telling Your Story: Press Releases and Media Relations 
   Undiscovered Treasures, Forgotten Heroes, Insidious Villians, and Fascinating Obscurities: Research as Cultural Archaeology with Jess Nevins 
   Family Dynamics in Children's Literature 
   Art of the Picture Book 
   Building a Maker Mindset 
   Tough Issues - Big Impact: How Darker Middle Grade Books Empower Kids and Inspire Empathy 
   Investing in Children's Reading Lives All Year 
   Lifelines and Life Preservers for Managers 
   Embedded Librarianship and Faculty Collaboration 
   Speaking the Same Language: School and Public Librarians Working Together 
   Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library 
   Hack Your School Library: A Library Style Smackdown 
   Lo Mejor de lo Mejor: Exploring the Tejas Star Reading List 
   Pay-Per-Use Digital Content Model: Keeping Users Happy While Avoiding Budget Nightmares, The 
   Get fired up with Adobe Spark (Computers) 
   Rock 'n' Read: The Connection Between Music & Literature 
   Single Search for E-resources: SimplyE Implementation Tale 
   Prepare your PD to POP! 
   Serving Underserved Populations at Your Library: Implications from the Research 
   Celebrating 10 Years with the Texas Maverick Graphic Novel List 
   Being a State Librarian: From the Day-to-Day to the Big Picture 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
   Innovation Lab Stage #12) 
3:20 pm - 3:40 pm
   Contributed Papers Session 8) 
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
   Cosplay Fashion Show 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
   Prepare and Share 2020 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
   SHSU Alumni Event - (Ticketed; register online only) **Not Yet Contracted for 2019 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
   Reception with the Authors (Ticketed; Online Registration Only) 
   Resource Delivery Mixer 
   Public Libraries Division Membership Party 
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
   TWU Library School Reception (Ticketed) **Not Yet Contracted for 2019 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
   Small Community Libraries Round Table Dessert Social 
   UNT Library School Alumni Dinner (Ticketed) **Not Yet Contracted for 2019 
   UT Austin Reception (Ticketed) - **Not Yet Contracted for 2019 
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
   UH--Clear Lake Dinner 2019 Informaiton (Ticketed) **Not Yet Contracted for 2019 
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
   Evening with the Authors (Ticketed; Online Registration Only) 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
   An Evening of Storytelling: Stories to Connect & Inspire 
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
   Black Caucus Round Table Reception (Ticketed) 
   Queers & Allies Round Table Meet and Greet 

THU,  April  18

8:00 am - 9:00 am
   General Session II 
9:15 am - 10:15 am
   Keeping It Legal: Collections and the Law 
   Libraries as Community Anchors: Transforming Rural Communities 
   How TechSoup Helps Libraries 
   Moving Beyond the Selfie: Design & Photography Skills to Improve Your Instruction 
   2x2 Reading List Showcase 
   Hot off the Press: Great New Books for Grades 4-12 
   Booktrailer Toolbox Upgrade! 
   Success Kit 101: Managing a Successful School Library Program When You're On Your Own 
   Start with the Truth, Then Stretch It: Texas Tall Tales and Writing 
   Writing Successful Grant Applications 
   Going Beyond Sensory Storytime: Making the Library a Welcoming Place for Autistic Teens and Young Adults 
   Library Privacy Audits 
   Weeding 101: Moving Beyond the CREW Method for Public Libraries 
   Investigating Google Research Tools 
   New or Undiscovered Titles for Boys 
   UnDewey and Genrefy Your Library 
   SACSCOC Accreditation for Academic Libraries: Updates and Changes 
   Innovative and Inclusive Public Programs at Westbank Libraries 
   RDA - A Status Report on RDA Implementation and an Update on the New RDA Toolkit 
9:15 am - 11:30 am
   Texas Youth Creators Award Presentation 
10:30 am - 11:30 am
   Copyright Year in Review 
   Our Own Voices: Authors and Illustrators Share Stories of Identity 
   Moving beyond the Annual Book Sale 
   Game is in There: Inspiring Gamified Library Instruction, The 
   Rescuing Texas History Program : Digitization Mini-Grant Program 
   Front Lines of Intellectual Freedom: Using the Selection Policy Toolkit, The 
   Lead From the School Library: Build Your Own Leadership Academy 
   Best KEEP Secret from Google, The 
   Basics of Data Visualization: Easy Ways to Effectively Display your Library's Data 
   Partnerships to Serve Your Community 
   Empowering Students with Empathy & Social Responsibility Using Kidlit Community Reads and Activities 
   Data Literacy Leadership in the Library 
   Supporting the Open Source Ecosystem 
   Scream Out Loud: Caution, Contains Horror! YA Author Panel 
   Austin Public Library Field Trip 
   SACSCOC Accreditation for Academic Libraries: Open Forum and Q&A Session 
   Making Your Library Relentlessly Relevant 
   Story Bar Live Demo: Sparking Customer Curiosity through Thematic Curations 
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
   Closing Author Session (Ticketed) 
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
   Post Mortem Party 
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