Session Preference Form

Texas Library Association Conference
April 19 - 22, 2017 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.

Wed,  April  19

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
   Bark & Tell! Therapy Dogs in Your Library 
   Visual Branding Techniques to Market Your Library 
   Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information 
   Passive Programming for Active Young Users 
   University Press in 2025, The 
   What's New with Texas Children's Authors and Illustrators? 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
   What's New With Texas Middle Grade and YA Authors? 
   Bookmobile Bonanza: Starting a School Program 
   Lessons from the Research Institute for Public Libraries 
   Pop-Up Book Distributions: Creating an Oasis in a Literary Desert 
   Teen Book Clubs of the Future: Embracing Reading in Cyberspace 
   Native American/First Nations Research 
   Putting Others First - Principles of Servant Leadership 
   Meet Your Muslim Neighbor at the Library: Connecting Diverse Communities 
   Budget Survival Skills 
   'Series'ously Check Us Out 
   How To Negotiate Your Worth 
1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
   ColorOurCollections: Create Your Own Digital Archival Coloring Book, # 
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
   Never Judge a Journal by Its Cover: Predatory Publishing and the Dance of Cyberseduction 
   Library Advocacy in Action with EveryLibrary 
   Learning to Let Go: Working Through Grief in YA Literature 
   State of Change: Eye-Opening Demographics that Affect Your Library 
   Using US Government Documents of Genealogical Research 
   Getting Started with Webinars 
   Celebrating Diversity: The Brown Bookshelf Salutes Great Books for Kids 
   Preventing a Lifetime of Trouble: Interviewing to Hire the Right People 
   Vendor Relations: A Marriage of Convenience 
   Introduction to TLA Finances 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
   Latino Caucus Round Table Author Session 
   Libraries Transform: A Manager's Human Resources Playbook 
   So You Need to Plan a Conference... 
   Owning Distance Learning: Three-Minute Success Stories 
   Asserting Your Worth: Minorities and Women in the Library Field 
   Aggregating Texas Digital Collections for the Digital Public Library of America 
   Transform Your School Library 
   Your Library Has a Brand. Are You Going to Shape It? 
   Getting Started with UX 
   Urban Libraries and Community Development 
   School Librarians: Own Your Advocacy 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
   Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome 

Thu,  April  20

8:15 am - 9:45 am
   General Session I with Cory Doctorow 
10:00 am - 11:00 am
   Transforming Your Gen X-ers in to Gen Donors 
   PD for Seasoned Professional Developers 
   Ambassador Schu’s Books for You and Your Readers, Too! 
   Independent Authors Strut Their Stuff 
   Play & Learn: Get on the Little Read Wagon 
   Graphically Speaking: Graphic Novel Authors Enticing Readers 
   Own Your Profession: Getting Involved with TLA 
   Market Like a Professional! 
   Managing Workflow Improvements: Spreadsheets, Reorgs, and Everything In Between 
   Digital Storytelling: More than Just Movies 
   Howdy, Partners: Friends with Benefits 
   Leading Gracefully: Women as Confident and Effective Leaders 
   Work It! Own It! Gaining Confidence in Assessing the ACRL Framework 
   Engaging Student Voice In School Library Design 
   AASL 101 
   Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework in Your School 
   Ensuring Diversity in Your School Library 
   Whodunnit? Programming with Forensics and Mysteries 
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
   Art of the Clue: Investigate Mystery Fiction for Young Adults 
   Disaster & Crisis Planning with TTX Scenarios 
   Protecting Student Privacy: School Librarians on the Front Lines 
   Big Data: Making Research Accessible, Discoverable, and Reusable 
   Keep Them Listening: Tools and Tips to Engage an Audience 
   Storytelling to Create Positive Change Inside and Outside Your Institution 
   Reluctant School Library Cataloger, The 
   Are Overdue Fines Overdone? Eliminating Fines in Public Libraries 
   Private School Librarian Hang Out 
   Working on the Railroad: Active Learning Spaces for Early Literacy 
   Does Library Use Correlate to College Success? 
   Beyond Google: Leveraging OER & TexQuest Resources with Gen Z Learners 
   Librarian on the Stage: Acting Techniques to Enhance Your Teaching Presence 
   Growing TALLer: A Call for Mentors 
   We GED, Do You? 
   Reading from the Ears Up: Reader/Listener Appeal of the Audio Book 
   Cultivating Bluebonnets from Campground to Battleground 
   13th Annual Poetry Roundup 
   Open Source or Open Headache? 
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
   Low Cost No Cost STEAM programming (Innovation Lab Session 3) 
1:45 pm - 2:10 pm
   Keep Calm and Take a Sensory Break (Pop Up Presentation Session I) 
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
   Surviving a 1:1 Implementation 
   There is No Fairy Job Mother: Practical Tips on Getting the Job and Advancing Your Career 
   Big Idea: Artificial Intelligence - Out of Science Fiction and into Daily Life 
   Bluebonnet Extravaganza: A District-wide Collaboration 
   Growing Toward Professional Development 
   Multiculturalism and Multipluralism: A New Era in Online Education and Beyond 
   Engaging Professional Development for Teachers 
   Introducing the Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List 
   Will Open Access Really Save us Money? 
   Scribblers: Creative Writing in the Community 
   Community Engagement à la carte 
   HARD Goals & Strategic Planning 
   Success! Academic Librarians Supporting Tenure Track Faculty 
   Best Practices for Building LibGuides 
   Balanced School Library Program, The 
   Storytelling Performance Basics 
   Stories That Make You Say Hmmm: Alternative Historical Fiction for YA 
   Appreciative Inquiry: The Positive Approach to Management 
   LSTA The Next Five-Year Plan 
   A Path to U.S. Citizenship Can Start in the Library 
   85th Texas Legislative Session Update 
   Veterans and Military Communities: Serving Those Who Served 
   WiFi Hotspot Checkout 
   Keep Libraries Weird: Creative Programming for Teens 
2:20 pm - 2:45 pm
   Genius Hour in the Elementary Library - and the Cloud! (Pop Up Presentation Session II) 
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
   Cultivating a STEM Backpack Collection (Pop Up Presentation Session III) 
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
   Designing Culturally Inclusive Library Programs 
   Library Beyond Walls: New Adventures in Mobile Librarianship 
   Writers of Mystery 
   Pride at Your Library: Quality LGBT Programming 
   Freedmen's Bureau Records 
   STAT Approach to Mentorship: Concrete Strategies to Develop Professional Relationships 
   ALA Free Pass to Guadalajara 
   Virtualizing Your School Library: Be Everywhere at Once 
   Partnering to Financially Empower Users of All Ages 
   Learning Analytics Are Coming: Get Informed, Get Connected, Get Ready! 
   Chris Raschka and the Children's Round Table Business Meeting 
   Chilling Tales to Keep You Up at Night: YA Horror and Dark Fantasy 
   Service Learning Success: Partnerships Connecting Students and Community 
   Grateful Data: Data Cleaning, Digital Humanities, and Deadheads 
   Inspiring Music Play for Infants & Toddlers 
   Brainstorming with Pixar 
   Sketchnoting: Benefits for You and Your Students 
3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
   Scott Westerfeld & Texas Association of School Librarians Business Meeting 
   Story Swap/Vendor Showcase 
3:35 pm - 4:00 pm
   Beyond Books! Circulating Unconventional Materials (Pop Up Presentation Session IV) 
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
   Mentor Meetup: Diverse Library Leaders 
   Free Resources for Better Student Retention 
   Activating Your Inner 'Digital Professional' 
   What's On Tap at Your Library: Outreach with Beer 
   Telling the Library Story: Connecting Neuroscience and Advocacy 
   Advocacy Make and Take 
   Pura Belpre: 20 Years of Excellence in Latino Literature 
   Top Tech Trends 
   Market Your Library to Tweens, Teens, and Twenty-Somethings 
   Moving from Topics to Teaching Concepts Using Guided Inquiry Design 
   Rags to Riches: Recycling Books for Fun, Fashion, and Furniture 
   NLM's Online Playground: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources 
   Ultimate Children's Picture Book Illustrators Sketch-Off 
   Re-imagining the Academic Library 
   Once Upon a Time in Middle School: Beginning a Storytelling Troupe 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
   Evening Storytelling Concert 

Fri,  April  21

7:00 am - 8:00 am
   Greet the day with Yoga 
7:30 am - 9:30 am
   Speed Dating with Vendors 
8:30 am - 9:30 am
   Data Visualization Labs: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask 
   In It Together: Lessons from Social Workers and Nurses in the Library 
   Lone Star Reading List Author Panel 
   Big Idea: Think Sideways 
   Google for Beginning Users 
   Outcome Measurement Made Easy: A Free Toolkit for Public Libraries 
   Building Blocks of Language Learning 
   Visible and Vibrant School Libraries 
   Discover the Spirit of Texas High School Reading Program 
   Inside Scoop: What Administrators Look for in a School Librarian 
   Library Workflow Exchange: Sharing Innovation in Technical Services 
   How Libraries Impacted the Life and Writing of Ray Bradbury 
   17th Annual 2x2 Showcase: Books for 2 Years to 2nd Grade 
   Engaging Diverse Users: Insights From the Experts 
   Play Your Way to an Engaged Staff 
   EDGE Initiative and Enhanced Public Service 
   Book Buzz 
   Ready to Lead? The School Librarian's Path to Admin 
9:45 am - 10:10 am
   Building a MakerSpace PLC (Pop Up Presentation Session V) 
9:45 am - 10:45 am
   Talking About Reading! 
   Entrepreneurial Librarian: The Secret to Building an Intrapreneurial Organization 
   Explore TLA's Diverse Community at a Data Fiesta 
   Fiction or Nonfiction, Kids Want a Story! 
   Do Author Visits Make a Difference? 
   Children of the World Diversity Panel 
   Owning Your Inner Information Technologist 
   Copyright Year in Review 
   Icons: Figures Who Have Inspired Children's Books 
   Innovation is a Team Sport 
   EatPlayGrow(TM) and HEB READ3: Early Childhood Health and Fitness 
   Frontline Library Stories: Unique Challenges, Unique Solutions 
   Cool Jobs 2017 
   Discover the Spirit of Texas Middle School Reading Program 
   Creating Seamless Student Transitions from High School to College 
   Teen Volunteers in Your Library: 3 Models for Success 
   Hey Batter, Batter Swing! Sports Fiction for YA 
   Pin-Worthy Library Programming & Curriculum Collaborations 
   Working with Strangers: A Powerful Tool for Generating Collaborations 
   Building a Community of Future Ready School Librarians 
   Library on the Go: Drama and Storytelling to Market Services 
   If You Build It, Will They Come? Optimizing Your Linked Data Project 
10:20 am - 10:45 am
   Lost in the Library (Pop UpPresentation Session VI) 
11:00 am - 11:25 am
   Planning Your Library Career (Pop Up Presentation Session VII) 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
   Catching Readers from the Beginning 
   Social Media for Social Justice 
   Student Retention Three Ways: Numbers, People, and Stories 
   Collaboration Across the Content Areas 
   PLANT a Seed! Watch Your Profession Grow! 
   Perfect Recipe: Cooking Programs in the Public Library, The 
   Magic of Writing: Ray Bradbury's Techniques 
   Unshelved (R): Too Much Information 
   Middle Grade Greats 
   Fill Your Bucket List: Create a Retirement Game Plan 
   Is Data Literacy Important to Undergraduate Information Literacy? 
   Civil Rights in Black and Brown: A Digital Humanities Collaboration 
   Encouraging Bilingual Storytelling 
   Music Play with Purpose: Readiness, Literacy and Inclusion in Storytime 
   A Conversation with Margaret Peterson Haddix 
   Dynamic Author Duos: It Takes Two to Tango 
   Fostering Innovation in Interlibrary Loan/Resource Sharing 
   Likability Index: Are Female Characters Held to a Higher Standard?, The 
11:35 am - 12:00 pm
   Essential Leadership Lessons for New Managers (Pop Up Presentation Session VIII) 
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
   Research Funding and Grant Opportunities 
   What If We Removed All Books? 
1:30 pm - 1:55 pm
   Creating Dynamic Exhibit Spaces in the Academic Library (Pop Up Presentation Session IX) 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
   Tejas Star Book Reading List and Program Ideas 
   Kidlit vs. YALit Lip Sync Battle 2 
   Make Your Point with Data Visualization 
   Debutante Ball: Dance with New Children's Authors 
   Active Shooter in the Building: What Should You Do? 
   YA Authors Writing for Adults 
   Art Unbound and Loud in the Library 
   Community Development with Collective Impact 
   Own Your Profession: Effective User Analytics 
   Preparing for Leadership: Behind the Scenes with New Directors 
   Keeping ER Management Out of the ER 
   Favorite Tech Tools & Other Inspiration 
   ACRL Framework Curriculum Mapping 
   Building a Culture of Constant Innovation 
   Connecting Readers and Authors through Video - KidLit TV 
   Serving Secondary Special Needs Students in the Library 
   Integrating K12 eContent: Start with Collection Development 
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
   Safe Zone Training: Being an LGBTQ+ Ally 
2:05 pm - 2:30 pm
   Genrefication: We Did It and you Can Too! (Pop Up Session X) 
2:45 pm - 3:10 pm
   HEB Reads!: A Unique Public/School Summer Reading Collaboration (Pop Up Presentation Session XI) 
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
   Not Your Mom's Raspberry Pi 
   Designing Spaces for People, Not Collections 
   Set Your Library Apart: Developing an Email Marketing Campaign 
   Savory Slides: Beyond Power Point 
   Real World Teen Services 
   Are You a Leader? Are You Ready to Stand TALL? 
   Texas School Library Standards Revision 
   ACRL Framework Round Table Discussions 
   Connecting Art and Books with NCCIL - Cancelled 2/26/2017 
   Feeling Inadequate? You're Not Alone 
   Literature Circles: Voice and Choice 
   Accessibility Regulations and Realities: More than Just an Addendum to a Contract 
   Professional Job and Public Personas: Are You a Librarian 24 Hours a Day? 
   Developing Advocacy Expertise 
   Young Children of Literacy: Libraries in Action 
3:20 pm - 3:45 pm
   Using Library Space for University-Wide Collaboration (Pop Up Presentation Session XII) 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
   General Session II with Carmen Agra Deedy 
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
   President's All-Conference Party 

Sat,  April  22

7:00 am - 8:00 am
   Prepare and Share: Program Planning for TLA 2018 
8:00 am - 9:00 am
   Embedded Librarian: Building Partnerships among Public Libraries, Entrepreneurs, and Small Businesses, The 
   eBook Record Management 
   Big Idea: Becoming a Culture Evangelist 
9:15 am - 10:15 am
   Innovation Ecosystem: Creating An Atmosphere of Innovation at Your Library 
   A Place for All? Experiences of People with Disabilities in the Library 
   Campus Carry: Where Are We Now? 
   Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List 
   Engaging and Developing Positive Digital Citizens 
   TAYSHAS Reading List Author Panel 
   Sky's The Limit! School & Public Libraries Working Together!, The 
   Book Buzz 2 
   Artful Libraries: Inspiring Cultural Literacy 
   What's My Role? OER and the Academic Library 
   Strategic Relationships at Work: Creating a Mentoring Circle 
   Libraries and Co-working Spaces 
9:30 am - 11:30 am
   Texas Media Awards Presentation 
10:30 am - 11:30 am
   2017 Little Mavericks Graphic Novel Reading List 
   CREW Manual and You: Collection Management and Weeding Strategies 
   Complete the Jigsaw Puzzle: Hire and Integrate the Right Person for Your Team 
   Future Landscape of School Libraries, The 
   We Need to Talk: Hosting Civil Discussion on Controversial Topics 
   Authentically Inclusive Space: Serving Special Needs Teens, The 
   Hot Off the Press: Great New YA Books 
   Breakout (EDU) of Traditional Learning 
   Google Apps for Advanced Users 
   Baby Book Clubs: Connecting Books and Babies 
   Breaking Bad News: Telling Faculty about Dropping Resources 
   How User Research Drives Innovation at JSTOR 
   ACRL Framework Sandbox for Humanities, Social Sciences & STEM Librarians, The 
   REFORMA's Children in Crisis Project 
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
   General Session III with Chelsea Clinton 
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