Session Preference Form

Texas Library Association Conference
April 14 - 17, 2015 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.

Tue,  April  14

8:00 am - 2:00 pm
   Cycling for Libraries Austin Style: The First Volume of the TLA TRIlogy (Ticketed) 
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
   Mock CaldeNOTT Masterclass (Ticketed; register online only) 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
   MAKE'n Music: Programming with DIY Instruments (Ticketed) 
   Storytelling 101 and Then Some! (Ticketed) 
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
   Resources for the Library Provided by the Texas General Land Office - Cancelled 3/276 
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
   Taking the Capitol by Storm: Libraries, Legislation, and Leadership (Ticketed) 
   Research Projects from Idea to Publication - Cancelled 
9:30 am - 12:50 pm
   You Have your Degree, Now What? Planning a Rewarding Career (Ticketed; register online only) 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
   Tech Camp: Technology Conference within a Conference (Ticketed; register online only) 
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Experiences in Open Source ILS Migration - Cancelled 3/25 
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Public Library: A Photographic Essay, The 
   Using Google Analytics to Assess Website Use 
   Banned in a Flash! 
1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Basic Book Repair and Mending (Hands on Lab 1) (Ticketed; register online only) 
   Basic Book Repair and Mending (Hands on Lab 1b - REPEAT SESSION) (Ticketed; register online only) 
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
   Digital Storytelling: Sync Technology with Literacy (Ticketed) 
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
   Diversity Summit: Integrating Diversity at Personal, Organizational, and Professional Levels, The (Ticketed; register online only) 
   Reframing Information Literacy (Ticketed) 
   Navigating the Open Access Sea (Ticketed) 
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
   After Harry Potter: The Future of YA Fantasy 
   Map Your Story with Google Lit Trips and Tour Builder 
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   In Sync with Your Community: Customizing Adult Programs & Services to Meet Changing Needs 
   MINES for Libraries: Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services 
   Art of Appreciation: Improving Interactions with Coworkers, Students, & Other Patrons, The 
   Elementary School Librarians Syncing Up With New Technology 
   Speed-Mentoring for New Attendees and Members 
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Hiring Smart: The Legal Aspects of Employee Selection 
   You Are Not An Imposter: Finding Confidence as a Library Professional 
   Manage Citations with Zotero (Hands on Lab 2) (Ticketed; register online only) 
   A Colorful Canon: Building Diversity in Children's Literature 
2:30 pm - 3:50 pm
   Essential Skills and Qualifications of Cataloger/Metadata Librarians in the Digital Era 
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Maverick Con: Stay In Front of the Graphic Novel Wave 
   Rev Up a '30 Apps in 30 Minutes' Program @ Your Library 
   Austin's Library of the Future 
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
   Introduction to TLA Finances 
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
   This Voice in My Heart: A Runner's Memoir of Genocide, Faith, and Forgiveness 
   Library User on the Go: Keeping Pace with Mobile Technology 
   Truth Be Told: Front Line Stories on Dealing with the Public 
   Minecraft in Schools 
   Stacks Full of Murder 
   Forum on ALA Strategic Initiatives 
   Texas Top Technology Trends (Net Fair) 
   Harvard Library Test Kitchen 
   Communicating with School Faculty: Be the Solution 
   Radical RA: Using Social Media for Reader's Advisory and Collection Development 
4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
   Creating Educational Computer Games @ Your Library (Hands on Lab 3) (Ticketed; register online only) 
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
   Speed Dating the Texas Bluebonnet Award List Books (Ticketed) 
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
   TALL Texans Recognition and Reception 
   Sync Up with 1001 Great Ideas Poster Session 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
   Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome 

Wed,  April  15

6:45 am - 7:45 am
   Barton Springs Swim: The Second Volume of the TLA TRIlogy (Ticketed) 
8:30 am - 10:00 am
   General Session I with David Baldacci 
10:15 am - 11:20 am
   Preventing Acts of Violence in Libraries 
10:15 am - 11:50 am
   Summer Reading and Beyond: Learning Activities, Community Partnerships, & Virtual Badges 
   Badge Effect: Credentials and Learning in the Library, The 
   Streaming Media in Public Libraries: The Newest Generation of AV Materials (Net Fair) 
   Teen Literature: Real Life, Real Issues 
   Cyber Security and Privacy Issues: What You Should Know 
   Texas Bluebonnet Award 101: Implementing a Bluebonnet Reading Program 
   Connecting Young Readers to World Cultures with Books 
   Academic Faculty and Librarians in Sync: Helping Students Cross Information Literacy Thresholds 
   Teen & Tween Programming: Walking the Tight Rope of Budgeting 
   Developing a Culturally Responsive Approach to Learning: A Community Response to the Dearth of Latino Children's Literature 
   Librarians as Change Agents: Project Connect 
   Cool Jobs: 2015 Edition 
   E-Resource Management: Syncing to the Best in the Field 
   Transform Storytime into Family Literacy Programming 
   Library Gaming with Minecraft and Faster Than Light--FTL (Hands on Lab 4) (Ticketed; register online only) 
   11th Annual Poetry Roundup 
11:00 am - 11:50 am
   Assessing Cataloging Services in an Academic Library 
   Augmented Reality: The Other AR 
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
   Next Generation Social Media (Hands on Lab 5) (Ticketed; register online only) 
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Opening Author Session (Ticketed) 
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Nuts and Bolts of Improving Efficiencies in Public Libraries 
   How to Handle Censorship Challenges 
   Promoting Arts Programming in the Library 
   Distance Learning Collaborative Tools 
   New ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, The 
   US Citizenship Toolkit 
   Oh Behave! Behavioral Interviews 
   Dan vs. Dan: Winning Author Visits 
   Check Out a Human Book! 
   TexShare Database Update 
   Syncing Technology and Literature TEKS in the Elementary Library 
   50 Emerging Technologies in 50 Minutes (Net Fair) 
   Tween/Teen Librarian Team: Collaborative Programming, The 
   Social Media and Marketing 
1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
   Physics, Flight, and Friction: Using Kerbal Space Program and Portal 2 (Hands on Lab 6) (Ticketed, register online only) 
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
   Teen Ambassadors @ the Library (Contributed Papers Session I A) 
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
   Interacting with Law Enforcement 
   Ready to Retire? Know Your Health Insurance Options 
   Lighthouse for the Blind's Library Adaptive Equipment Sponsorship Program 
   84th Legislative Session Update, The 
   App Smashing: Unleash Elementary Student Creativity 
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   How New Librarians can Become Leaders 
   Promoting eBook Self-Publishing at the Public Library 
   Bucking Tradition: Innovative Approaches to Academic Liaisons 
   Collection Development for Non-English Speakers 
   UNconference: Discussions, Frustrations, & Ideas on Topics You Choose 
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   State Treasures: Texan Authors 
   SMART Award Presentations 
   Tech Your Story: Design Your Online Library Presence 
   Explore the Science in the YA Science Fiction and Dystopian Genres 
   Promoting Literacy Globally, Nationally, Statewide, and Locally 
   Collaborating, Creating, Learning: Makerspaces @ School 
   Help Children Cope: Real Life, Real Issues 
   ILL, Discovery Services, and Reference 
   Tips for Successfully Negotiating e-Resource Acquisitions 
   Effective Presentation Skills for All 
2:00 pm - 5:20 pm
   Future of Libraries, The 
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
   In the Edit Bay: Connecting New Students to Libraries at Orientation through Video (Contributed Papers Session I B) 
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   Kapow! Teens Creating Comics (Contributed Papers Session I C) 
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Update on School Library Standards Revisions 
   Salary Negotiation: You Owe it to Yourself 
   New Social Media: School Kids Tell Us What's In 
   Build Your Own App Part I: Basics and Overview (Hands on Lab 7)(Ticketed; register online only) 
   Maker Spot: Igniting Community Creativity, The 
   Are You Expected to be the School Copyright Expert? 
   Resources for K-12 Lesson Plans in the Portal to Texas History 
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
   Serving Diverse Users in the Digital Age (Contributed Papers Session I D) 
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
   Build Your Own App Part II: The Building of a Mobile App (Hands on Lab 8)(Ticketed; register online only) 
   Cyber Security in the Library 
   Crisis Communication Following an Incident in a Library 
   Does Self-Selection Affect Student Reading Achievement? 
   Weeding: It’s Not a Crime 
   Private School Librarians' Chill Out (ticketed) 
   Choice', 'The': Push the Right Button for TexQuest Collaboration in Elementary Schools 
   Amigos eShelf: A Report from the Real World (Net Fair) 
4:00 pm - 5:20 pm
   Rags to Riches: Recycling Books for Fun, Fashion, and Furniture 
   Yuyi Morales: Coming of Age - Cancelled 4/7 
   Texas Tea: Meet and Greet over 50 YA Authors (Ticketed) 
   STE(A)M Ahead with Tweens and Teens 
   Job Seekers at the Library: Using Workforce Partnerships to Enhance Services 
   Ultimate Picture Book Sketch-Off 
   Nuts and Bolts of Adult Programming 
   Beyond Copy & Paste: Building Integrated Technology Projects 
   Things Every New Librarian Should Know to Get Hired! 
   Grant Writing: Getting Started, Getting Finished 
   Proving the Power of a Community College Library 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
   Sync Up with Public Libraries: the Public Library Division Membership Party 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
   Battledecks IV: Keeping Weird in Austin 
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
   Storytelling Round Table Business Meeting/Story Swap 
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
   President's Party 

Thu,  April  16

7:00 am - 8:30 am
   Hetherington XXVIII Fun Run/Walk: The Third Volume of the TLA TRIlogy (ticketed) 
8:00 am - 9:50 am
   15th Annual Texas 2x2 Showcase: Books for 2 Years thru 2nd Grade 
   Directors' Symposium: Making Your Library Indispensable (Ticketed) 
8:30 am - 9:50 am
   Hanging Out with Google (Hands on Lab 9) (Ticketed; register online only) 
9:00 am - 9:50 am
   Resume Refresh 
   Data Visualization: An Evaluation Tool 
   WASSAIL: Open Source Information Literacy Assessment Software 
   Unplug and Play: 'Screen-Free Week' Programs 
   Competency Based Learning and Curriculum Design for an Undergraduate LIS Degree 
   Libraries and e-Content: The Changing Publishing Marketplace 
   Microaggression: It's No Small Matter 
   Library and the English Language Arts Classroom (ELA)--A Well-Worn Path, The 
   Come to the Flipping Library! Instruction at Home, Homework at School 
   Hear Us Roar! Examining the Strong Female Role Model in YA Literature 
   Tayshas Reading List Panel for High School Students 
   Embedded Librarianship: Beyond the One Shot Instruction Session 
   Literacy Celebrations: Build Vocabulary, Creativity, and Community 
   Helping Customers with Legal Information Needs 
   Storytelling Meets Digital Technology 
   RDA: A Review of the Essentials 
   Many Facets of Young Adult Historical Fiction, The 
   Mobile Maker: Taking Maker Programs on the Road 
10:00 am - 10:20 am
   Digital Advocacy Storytelling to Promote Library Values (Contributed Papers Session II A) 
10:00 am - 10:50 am
   Unique Formats in YA Novels 
   Lone Star Reading List Panel for Grades 6-8 
   A Nightmare To Remember: The Allure of Horror for Teens 
   Cover Letter Cleanup 
   We Can Bridge the Summer Reading Gap 
10:00 am - 11:20 am
   Marketing 101 for Libraries 
   TED Talks in the Library 
   STEM Programming for the Young and Restless 
   Academic Library Construction and Renovation Projects: Lessons Learned 
   Spirit of Texas Reading Lists for Middle & High School 
   Funding for Presenters from the Texas Commission on the Arts 
   Googlepalooza: School Media Ideas to Facilitate Collaboration 
10:00 am - 11:50 am
   Transitioning Students: High School to Higher Ed 
   Working in Sync with Boards, Part I: Governing, Advisory, Friends, Trustees, School 
   Welcoming Mobile Devices in Your Library 
   Steampunk and Fantasy: The Lure of Distant Worlds 
   eVendors and Public Librarians: A Conversation 
   Black Caucus Round Table Author Session: MIA--Diverse Characters in Children's Literature (ticketed) 
   Every Child Ready to Read: Effective Training and Marketing 
   Infographics: One Picture is Worth 1000 Data Points (Hands on Lab 10) (Ticketed; register online only) 
   What All Copyright 'Experts' Need to Know 
10:30 am - 10:50 am
   A Comparative Study of IL Competencies at the Community College Level - Canceled 2/10 
11:00 am - 11:20 am
   You'll Let Me Borrow That? - Canceled 3/18 
11:00 am - 11:50 am
   Odd Couple: Pedagogy and Fun in Game-Based Learning, The 
   Skills Without Bills: Free Resources for Staff Training 
   East Texas War and Memory Project 
   FanFiction 101 
11:30 am - 11:50 am
   iPads as Early Literacy Tools: Training Parents and Teachers (Contributed Papers Session II D) 
12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session (Ticketed) 
   Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List Committee Author Session (Ticketed) 
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
   YA Contemporary Literature: The Next Hot Thing 
   Cultural Competence for Librarians 
   Zoning Out at Lewisville PL: Adventures in Collection Reorganization 
   Success with Multiple e-Content Vendors: APIs and Library-Centric Apps 
   Series Appeal: When's the Next One Coming Out? 
   Collaborating with Your Community to Promote Literacy 
   Transforming an Academic Library to a Community Resource Center 
   Genealogical Research Using the Portal to Texas History 
   Re-launch Your Public Library Website in 10 Easy Steps (Net Fair) 
   Lions and Tigers and BYOD, Oh My! 
   Using PBS Learning Media to Cultivate Innovative Thinking in the Classroom 
   Sync Up! Entrepreneurs & Libraries 
   Real Data, Real Consequences: Using Outcomes Measures to Restore Public Library Funding 
   Guerrilla Storytime: Share Your Awesome Skills 
1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Exploring 3D Printing @ Your Library (Hands on Lab 11) (Ticketed; register online only) 
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
   Supporting English Language Learners' Content Literacy (Contributed Papers Session III A) 
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
   We Write DIVERSE Books 
   TexQuest Update 
   Meet Rising Stars of YA Literature 
   Conversations with Faculty about Academic Library Instruction 
   One Book/One Conference 
   Star Wars: In A Galaxy Far, Far Away (and a book near you) 
   Just-in-Time: Redefining Your Collection Development Philosophy 
2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   Library Services for Homeschoolers 
   Turning Outward: Adding Veterans' Services at Your Library 
   Passing the Baton: Succession Planning for Libraries 
   Retrofitting Libraries 
2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Check Out Your Schools: Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) 
   Working in Sync with Boards, Part II: Strategies for Cooperation 
   iHave an iPad? How Do iUse It? 
   Innovative Uses of Technology and Social Media in Reference and Information Services: Lightning Talks 
   Family Place Libraries (TM): Public Libraries as Key Partners in Early Learning 
   Apps and e-Books in Storytime and Instruction 
   From Embedded Librarian to Librarian as Leader 
   I Met Them at the Library: Picture Book Biography Magic 
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
   Developing Students Into Professionals: Needs Assessment of Library and Information Science Graduate Students and Employers (Contributed Papers Session III B) 
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
   More Than Just a Job: Student Employee Success in Academic Libraries (Contributed Papers Session III C) 
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
   Writers Who Hit the Middle Grade Sweet Spot 
   Play to Learn: Board Games in the Library 
   Balancing Books & e-Content: Innovations in Acquisitions 
   Community College Accreditation: The Role of the Library and Librarian 
   Programming with the Tejas Star Books 
   Considerations for Implementing a Personal Librarian Program 
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
   Fragmented Identities: Skippyjon Jones and Chimichangas - Cancelled 4/6 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
   General Session II with Cokie Roberts 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
   Book Cart Drill Team Competition 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
   Black Caucus Round Table Silver Anniversary Reception: Meet the Presidents (Ticketed; online registration only) 
   Small Community Libraries Round Table Dessert Social 
   Networking with New Members 
   Texas Media Awards Presentation 
   Night Out With Reference and Information Services 
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
   Evening with the Authors (Ticketed) 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
   Storytelling Concert 
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
   Intergalactic Dance Club Party (Ticketed) 

Fri,  April  17

7:00 am - 7:50 am
   Prepare and Share: Program Planning for TLA 2016 
7:00 am - 8:00 am
   Body Resistance to a Beat 
8:00 am - 8:50 am
   LibGuides (Hands on Lab 12) (Ticketed; register online only) 
8:00 am - 9:20 am
   Vendors on Collection Development 
8:00 am - 9:50 am
   Let's Get Surreal! Children's Round Table Author Session with Chris Van Allsburg (Ticketed) 
9:00 am - 9:50 am
   10 Things your Website Needs in 2015 
   Telling History in 50 Objects or Less: Developing Exhibits in Omeka 
   EPUB3 & e-Books: What Do We Need To Know? 
   From El Paso to Brownsville: Border Authors 
   Taking Care of Business: Attract and Serve Your Local Business Community 
   Suma: A Mobile Space Assessment Toolkit 
   How to Talk to IT Professionals 
   Libraries and South-by-Southwest 
   Sharing the Wonder with One Book, One Community: Kindness Theme Unites Community 
   Historical Fiction Often Begins in Libraries 
   Digital Citizenship: Sync Up Safely 
   Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Program Featuring Jeff Smith 
9:00 am - 11:50 am
   Exploring 3D Printing @ Your Library (Hands on Lab 13) (Ticketed; register online only) 
10:00 am - 10:50 am
   Motion Pictures and Picture Books 
   Shared Print Landscape for Texas Academic Libraries, The 
   Benefits of e-Books: An Overview, The 
10:00 am - 11:20 am
   Imagine Every Child, Every Day a Reader: Booktalks to Motivate Tweens and Teens 
   TRS Retirement Made Easy 
   Tammy Tang's Technology Tips, Tricks, and Tools 
   Emotional Intelligence on the Job 
   Careers in Community College Libraries 
   YA 4 Every1 
   Syncing Summer Reading: It's Not Just for Summer 
   Health Information for Everyone: MD, RN, PhD, or DDS Not Required! 
10:00 am - 11:50 am
   Let's Hear Their Stories: Americans Indians, Arabs, and Arab Americans 
   Libraries United: We Prepare All Texans for Work 
   Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community 
   Book Buzz: The New Books are Coming 
   Laughing through the Ages: From Picture Books to Books for the Middle Grades 
   Linked Data: An Emerging Trend 
   Special Collections for Students: Helping Your Scholars Get the Most Out of Archives 
   Advanced Fundraising for Library Friends and Foundations 
11:00 am - 11:50 am
   Choice', 'The: Push the Button for TexQuest Collaboration in Secondary Schools 
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
   Closing Author Session with Jerry Pinkney (Ticketed) 
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm
   General Session III with Tish Hinojosa 
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
   Texas Library Association Council II 
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