Session Preference Form

Texas Library Association Conference
April 03 - 06, 2018 in Dallas
Kay Bailey Hutchison 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  3

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
   Summer Lunch Programs in Public Libraries 
   Get Your Support Staff in the Game 
   Better Together: Schools, Libraries, and Museums 
   Serving Teens of Color 
   Responding to Emergencies: Perspectives from Libraries that Have Gone Through the Unthinkable 
   Cultivating ORCIDs on Your Campus 
   Conference Orientation 
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
   ACRL Framework (Ticketed) 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
   After School Programming in Public Libraries 
   Texas LEAPS with Texas Authors 
   My Books Bring all the Boys to the Yard 
   Enlisted Librarians: Serving Those Who Served 
   Choose Civility: A New Approach for a New Era 
   Texas Authors and Illustrators Round Table Business Meeting 
   Intellectual Freedom Challenges Across Library Types 
   Bringing Organizations and People Together 
   Up Your Storytime Game with Dual Language and Music & Movement 
   What's New with Texas Children's Authors and Illustrators 
   Skills Without Borders: Taking LIS Competencies Beyond Library Walls 
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
   Minors' Rights and Their First Amendment 
   What's New with Texas Middle Grade and Young Adult Authors 
   Who Tells Your Story? Biographies & Memoirs for Young Adults 
   Nevertheless, She Persisted: Strong Female Characters in Young Adult Literature 
   Why the Hell Should I Hire You? 
   Weeding Comedy 
   Engaging College Students with Whiteboards 
   Creating Positive Media Relationships Before the Problem Occurs 
   Positively Outrageous Services 
   Introduction to TLA Finances 
   Team Up with Home Schools 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
   Too Young for Harry, Percy, and Katniss 
   Skills for Life: Guiding Teens into Adulthood 
   Strategies for Propelling Entrepreneurship 
   Data Readiness for the Digital Public Library of America 
   Build Community Partnerships to Maximize Your Resources 
   Battledecks 2018! 
   Booktalking Challenging Books 
   Surviving & Thriving: Social Issues in Young Adult Fiction 
   Speed Dating at the Texas Author and Illustrator Meet and Greet 
   Texas Labor Market Trends for Library and Information Services 
   Makers, Podcasters, & Vloggers, Oh My: Following the Yellow Brick Road in a World of Content Creation 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
   Great Ideas Posters & More 
   Diversity Fair - CANCELLED 4/3/2018 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
   TALL Texans Social (Ticketed) 

WED,  April  4

8:15 am - 9:45 am
   General Session I: Broaden Your Global Perspective with Rick Steves 
10:00 am - 11:00 am
   From Readers to Writers: Developing Writing Workshops in Your Library 
   Together We Do More: Academic-Public Library Collaboration 
   Authors! Authors! Anytime and Anywhere with TexQuest & TexShare’s 
   Exploring eResource Management in Public Libraries 
   Fandomonium: Fandoms & Fanfiction for Young Adults 
   Inspire Youth with the Texas Youth Creators Awards 
   Storytime and Programming Diversity: Embrace the Cultures in Your Community 
   Show Me the Money! Tips & Tricks for Winning State and National Grants 
   Cool Jobs 2018 
   Pow! Bam! How to Read Graphic Novels Aloud 
   Lending Mobile WiFi Hotspots in Rural Communities 
   'We Are Made by History': Historical Fiction for Young Adults 
   Winning with Chess in Your Library 
   Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse 
   Go for the Gold: Open Access Searching in Reference and ILL 
   Dive into Digital: Tips and Best Practices for Small Institutions 
   Future Ready Makerspace, The 
   Information Literacy for First Year University Students 
10:15 am - 11:00 am
   Libraries Ready to Code (Innovation Lab Stage) 
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
   Raspberry Pi 101(Innovation Lab Stage) 
   Youth Music in the Library: Outdoor Festivals with Teen Bands - Cancelled 3/19/2018 
   Be a Dynamic School Leader 
   Future Ready Librarians: Empower Students as Creators 
   Value of Community Needs Assessments 
   Insect Pests in the Library 
   Perfecting Your Technical Services Game 
   Armadillo Readers' Choice: Ready-Made K-2 Resources 
   In It to Win It! Ways to Connect and Collaborate Professionally 
   Jane Yolen and Children's Round Table Business Meeting 
   Take This, It's Free: Digital Media in the Public Domain 
   Intimate Partner Violence: The Hard Truth 
   Skills Beyond the Library: Secret Lives of Librarians 
   Library Disrupted! How to Introduce New Technology in a Public Library and Challenge the Status Quo 
   DIY Digital Collections 
   Gamifying Library Orientation: Helping Students Get a Clue 
   Connecting the Past to the Present in Nonfiction Literature 
   How to Run Trials for Electronic Resources 
   Community Coalition Building the United Way 
   Rekindling the Bluebonnet Spirit 
   Children's Round Table Business Meeting 
   A Mother's Story: Discussing Transgender Issues with the Texas Attorney General 
   Emotional Makerspace: Addressing Mental Health through Library Maker Activities, The 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
   Electric Partnerships: How a Library Makerspace Works with Partners to Have Global Impact (Innovation Lab Stage) 
1:45 pm - 2:10 pm
   Mapping Literary Geographies to Promote Diversity in Reading (Pop Up Presentation Session I) 
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
   Beyond Books: Circulating Non-traditional Items for Adults 
   Teachers Talk: Collaboration with Librarians 
   Saying No: Align Services with Priorities 
   Intercultural Understanding through Global Literature 
   Digital Inclusion: Libraries, Access, and Equity 
   Ditch the Breakout Box - Go Digital 
   Integrated eResources Lifecycle Management: Burnin' Down the Silos 
   Welcoming New Americans: A Service Strategy 
   Inspiring, Entertaining, and Heart Warming Spanish Books from the Tejas Star Reading List 
   A Conversation with Laini Taylor and Cassandra Clare 
   Deliberate Librarian: Evidence-Based Practice in School Libraries, The 
   We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel 
   Impact of Library Instruction on Undergraduate Student Success: A Four-Year Study, The 
   Services for Community Users at an Academic Library 
   Advocacy Make and Take 
   One Website, Many Constituents 
   Author, Please Come! Never Mind. Please Don't. 
   Dressed in Code: How an All-Girls Middle School STEM Group Fuses Fashion with Coding through Wearable Technology (Innovation Lab Stage) 
   Young Adult Round Table Business Meeting 
   From Fact to Narrative: Creative Nonfiction for Children 
   Librarians Helping to Financially Empower Youth 
2:20 pm - 2:45 pm
   (Pop Up Presentation Session II) 
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
   Creating Techie Teachers one Badge at a Time (Pop Up Presentation Session III) 
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
   Can You Handle the Truth? Narrative Nonfiction for Young Adults 
   Building Popular Reading Collections in Academic Libraries 
   CollectionHQ + Librarians: Software - Assisted Weeding 
   Digital Pride 
   What They Don't Tell You in Library School 
   Future Ready Librarians: Leading Beyond the Library 
   Screencasting and Creating a YouTube Channel 
   Bluebonnet Ambassadors: Keep Students Reading 
   Top Texas Topaz Picks 
   Making Literacy: Promoting Literacy through Makerspace Activities 
   Wordless & Almost Wordless Books 
   Get in the Inquiry Game! - Part 1 
   Introducing the New Texas School Library Program Standards 
   An Insider Look at Genealogy Trends in Libraries 
   Handling Active Shooter Situations in Libraries 
   Are Libraries Becoming Invisible to Junior Scholars? 
   Park, Pond, or Parking Lot: Programming Beyond the Walls 
   Connecting Cultures: The Power of the Book 
   Social Media & You 
   Teen-Driven Community Engagement: Fashion Edition (Innovation Lab Stage) 
3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
   Public Libraries Division Business Meeting 
   Science Fiction: Libraries of the Future 
3:35 pm - 4:00 pm
   After Campus Life: The 20 Minute Challenge for the Modern Graduate Student - Cancelled 
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
   Engaging Language Learners with Technology (Innovation Lab Stage) 
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
   Cataloging and Metadata Round Table Business Meeting 
   Buying in Bulk: The Value of Consortia 
   Beyond Storytime: Programming for Young Children 
   Ultimate Children's Picture Book Illustrators Sketch-Off 
   Becoming a National Board Certified Librarian 
   Build Your School Library Advocacy Network 
   Curation Tools 
   Developing Emotional Intelligence 
   What Administrators Look for in an Effective School Library Program 
   Perfecting Your Inquiry Game - Part 2 
   Leverage Your Resources to Help Your Public Library Flourish 
   Uno, Dos, Tres: Bilingual Early Literacy in Libraries 
   Cataloging for Makerspaces 
   LGBTQIA Fiction for Young Adults 
   StoryCorps: Recording and Amplifying the Stories of Your Community 
   Exploring the Spirit of Texas (SPOT) Reading Program: Middle & High School 
   Community Engagement in Small Libraries 
   Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List Author Panel 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
   Story Swap/Vendor Showcase & Business Meeting 
   Storytelling Round Table Business Meeting 
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
   Speaker Green Room - President's Party - Entertainment Dinner 
   President's All-Conference Party (All Attendees are Welcome!) 

THU,  April  5

7:00 am - 8:00 am
7:30 am - 9:30 am
   Speed-Dating with Collections Vendors - Cancelled 3/4/2018 
8:30 am - 9:30 am
   Two for One: Dual Credit & Early College High School Programs 
   Bookme, #: One-on-One Student Readers Advisory 
   Avoiding Accidental Aggression in the Age of Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings - Cancelled 4/2/2018 
   STEAM into Action at School and Public Libraries 
   Don't Let Stress Take You Out of the Game 
   Leadership Secrets from the LILEAD Fellowship 
   Turn Your Read-Aloud Game Into an Inquiry Adventure! 
   TAYSHAS Reading List Author Panel 
   Lone Star Reading List Author Panel 
   Let's Get Real: Contemporary Fiction for Young Adults 
   Tableau: Interactive Data Visualizations for Your Library 
   What is a TALL Texan? And Why Would I Want to be One? 
   An Anti-Bias Approach to Literacy 
   Book Buzz - Adult Titles Round 1 
   2X2 Showcase 
   Visible Thinking Strategies 
   Sharing Your Whys, What Ifs, and Innovations 
   Acquisitions and Collection Development Round Table Business Meeting 
   TLA 101 - How it Works and How to Get Involved 
   Stranger than Fiction: Adult Nonfiction Readers Advisory 
9:45 am - 10:10 am
   Radical Collaboration (Pop Up Presentation Session V) 
9:45 am - 10:45 am
   Public and School Libraries: A Winning Partnership 
   Finding Funding 
   Pi for Everyone: Programming & Problem Solving with Raspberry Pi 
   Going Green: Sustainable Living Programs 
   Free Photos on Fleek: An Insight into Creative Commons 
   Driver’s Ed: Using Google Drive and Apps 
   60x30TX Initiative: Roles for Libraries, The 
   Thinking Outside the Lockbox: New Ways to use Escape Kits in Any Library 
   Future Ready Librarians: Facilitating Professional Learning 
   Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Showcase 
   Birds of a Feather: Special Libraries Discussion Groups 
   Beyond Digital Citizenship: Empowering Students to be Digital Leaders 
   Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources for K-12 and Beyond 
   Libraries and Homelessness 
   Byte-Sized Programming (Innovation Lab Stage) 
   Empowering Students through Feminism 
   Copyright Year in Review 
   Words Matter: The Power of Shaping Public Rhetoric to Carry Our Messages 
   Book Buzz - Adult Titles Round 2 
   Best of Guadalajara International Book Fair 
   Special Libaries Division Business Meeting 
11:00 am - 11:25 am
   A SpHERO's Journey (Pop Up Presentation Session VII) 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
   Winning the Game with Instructional Partners 
   Storytelling as a Mirror for Cultural Heritage 
   Making the Grade Level Leap 
   Robotics for Teens (Innovation Lab Stage) 
   Why Curate? 
   Speed Mentoring for Managers 
   Community Engagement in the Real World 
   Weeding the Library Collection 
   Power of Mentoring and Developing Leadership in Academic Libraries, The 
   Team Up with TexQuest: 10 Things Teachers Want in Their Curriculum Playbook 
   According to Pew Research Center 
   Trans-Inclusive Libraries: A Win for Our Community 
   Reluctant Sidekick, The: A Skeptic's Guide to Graphic Novel Selection 
   Turning Pages into Dreams 
   Is It Fake News? 
   Heartbreaks & First Loves: Romance Fiction for Young Adults 
   Create Local Community Archives 
   Millennials and the Public Library 
   Picture Books for the Preschool Crowd 
   Extend Your Storytelling with Art and Creativity 
   Literacy through Libraries--CANCELLED 3/28/2018 
11:35 am - 12:00 pm
   Decoding Your Collection (Pop Up Presentation Session VIII) 
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
   Creating a Pop-Up Makerspace (Innovation Lab Stage) 
1:30 pm - 1:55 pm
   Consumer Health Book Publishing Trends: Observations and Implications for Libraries (Pop Up Presentation Session IX) 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
   Building Digital Toolkits for Student & Staff Learning 
   Real Deal: Bring Your Library to Life with Nonfiction, The 
   TexShare & TexQuest Updates 
   Goodbye, ILLiad! Hello, Tipasa! 
   Association of College & Research Libraries 101 
   Rainbow Families: Serving LGBTQ Families in Your Public Library 
   How to Hack a Hackathon 
   Friendship: Library to Library Partnership 
   Hiring with a Diverse Mindset 
   Follow that Bill: How a Bill Becomes a Law and What You Can Do 
   Connect Your Community with Broadband 
   Summer Library Programming for Schools 
   Great Adult Storytelling Programs 
   Born Digital: Finding, Evaluating, and Using Information for Today's Learners 
   Library Development for Special Collections 
   Serving Diverse Communities in Texas 
   Interlibrary Loan and Reference Services Round Table Business Meeting 
   Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List Author Session, The 
   Community-Based Project Design for Social Change 
   Building Bridges Between Makerspace and English Language Arts (Innovation Lab Stage) 
2:05 pm - 2:30 pm
   Books and Beyond: Engaging Library Activities that Appeal to a Variety of Students (Pop Up Presentation Session X) 
2:45 pm - 3:10 pm
   Gaming in the Library: Texas State University's Experiences with Alkek Game Night (Pop Up Presentation Session XI) 
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
   Diverse Publisher Spotlight 
   Libraries Engaging Families 
   Not Your Grandmother's Videos 
   Lightning Rounds: How Academic Libraries Engage Campuses & Local Communities 
   When Books Become Best Friends: One Book, Many Visits 
   Explore the New AASL National School Library Standards & Program Guidelines 
   Librarian and Teacher Collaborations Score Big Results 
   Future Ready Librarians: Instructional Partnerships 
   A Feast of Ideas for K-5 Technology 
   Memory Maker Spaces 
   Teamwork Wins: Online Reference and Instruction Librarians 
   Distance E-Learning Round Table Business Meeting 
   Taking Storytime on the Road: Public Libraries Engaging Communities 
   SimplyE Comes to Texas 
   Authors for Your Book Club 
   14th Annual Poetry Round Up 
   Building a Space for Data 
   Managing Your Management Style 
   Feedback Driven UX Research on The Portal to Texas History Redesign - Cancelled 
   30 Maker Programs for Adults in 30 Minutes (Innovation Lab Stage) 
3:20 pm - 3:45 pm
   Our Makerspace Without a Space.....Then and Now (Pop Up Presentation Session XII) 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
   General Session II with Junot Diaz 
5:15 pm - 5:45 pm
   Book Cart Drill Team Competition (Begins 10 minutes after the adjournment of GS II) 
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
   Latino Caucus Round Table Social 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
   Evening Storytelling Concert 
   GLBT Round Table Meet & Greet 

FRI,  April  6

6:45 am - 7:45 am
   Prepare & Share: Program Planning for TLA 2019 
7:15 am - 7:45 am
   Texas Association of School Librarians Talks Editorial Board 
8:00 am - 9:00 am
   Comic Con! Yes, You Can! Learn from Libraries that Have 
   Using Children's Literature to Promote Compassion and Empathy in the Classroom and Beyond 
   How Modern Library Leaders are Promoting their Libraries 
   Future of ILL is Now 
   STEM Needs Girls 
   Build Your Best Application to Win a TMLDA Award 
   Texas Authors for Grown-ups 
9:15 am - 10:15 am
   Diverse Voices in Young Adult Literature 
   Demystifying Uncle Sam: Government Resources to Answer Community Questions 
   10+ Mind-Blowing Tech Tools 
   Purpose-Based Library, The 
   Disaster Relief Committee Meeting 
   Net Neutrality is Over: What Do We Do Now? 
   Thinking Outside the Storytime Box 
   NLM Disaster Health Information 
   Preschoolers? No Problem! Scaffolding Emergent Literacy 
   Preparing Staff to Assist People Experiencing Homelessness 
   Community Partnerships: Bridge the Digital Divide Using Edge Outcomes 
   Problem Solving by Design: Using the Stanford Method 
   Jump into the STREAM: Host a Summer Camp at Your Library 
   Real Middle Graders, Real Worlds, Real Problems 
   Makerspaces and Playkerspaces (Innovation Lab Stage) 
   Artist and His Vessels: Visual Storytelling for Community Connection, The 
9:15 am - 11:30 am
   Texas Association of School Librarians Business Meeting 
   Letters About Literature: How Books Change Lives 
   Texas Youth Creators Award Presentation 
10:30 am - 11:30 am
   What's Your Retirement Game Plan? 
   Community Coalition Building Where Everyone Leads 
   Payoffs & Challenges: Student Workers in Academic Libraries 
   Act Out at Your Library: Engage Community Re-enactors, Cosplayers and More 
   Fairytales with a Modern Twist 
   Dewey Need Numbers? Subject Classification for the Public Library 
   Engaging with the New Adult Now and in the Future 
   Hot off the Press: Featuring YA and YA Diverse Titles 
   Building an Educated Community with OER 
   Deadly Meetings: Prevention and Intervention to Ensure Effective Meetings 
   Support the Team with Your Winning Storytelling/Writing Activities! 
   Game On! Award Winning Librarians Share Ways to Engage Learners 
   Winning Instruction: Perfecting Your Craft 
   Programming for Adults with Special Needs 
   Language of Dreams: Fantasy Fiction for Young Adults, The 
   STEM Boxes To Go (Innovation Lab Stage) 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
   TLA Closing Spotlight - Expect More with David Lankes: An Action Plan for Community Engagement 
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
   Contributed Papers 
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