Sessions - IHLS Member Day

Sessions - IHLS Member Day 2020, Sponsored by Innovative, a ProQuest company

ladder reaching upwardMEMBER DAY 2020 SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Session and Event Schedule is subject to change; last updated: 11/6/2020 11:42 AM

8:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

 

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

9:30 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.

 

Opening Session

10:45 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.

 

SPONSOR COOKIE BREAK

11:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

 

Morning Breakout Sessions 

12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.

 

LUNCH BREAK

12:45 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.

 

Library System Lunch & Learns: Statewide Program

1:15 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 

2:15 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

 

BREAK

2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

 

Closing Session

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MEMBER DAY 2020 EXPANDED SCHEDULE WITH SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Session details are subject to change

 Professional Development Hours are offered for this session Sessions marked with this symbol are worth 1 PDH unit for school library professionals.

 

8:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

 

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL HOURS

Peruse some of the most innovative companies serving the libraries of central and southern Illinois. Take home digital materials and catch representatives for conversations about their companies' latest products and services and how they can help your library stand out--even in unpredictable 2020. Plus, stay tuned for a chance to win a prize during a virtual hunt through the booths in a special virtual game!

Our generous sponsors help IHLS bring Member Day to members like you at no cost to libraries. Please consider these companies when making future purchase decisions.

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9:30 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.

 

OPENING SESSION

 

Building the New Normal with R. David Lankes Professional Development Hours are offered for this session

The phrase "The New Normal” when used in conjunction with our current situation is normally presented as a negative, what we will lose—a new normal with less human contact, with more restrictions on movement, and a new dire economic situation. But, what positive things can we work for to create a new normal that is actually better than before? Can we work toward a new normal where everyone has access to the internet? A new normal with greater democratic participation? A new normal where public libraries don’t have to worry about violating copyright to support our members online? A virus changed the world. How can we, as librarians, work with our communities to shape that change to better serve the needs of our communities and society at large?

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10:45 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.

 

SPONSOR COOKIE BREAK

 

Virtual Sponsor Exhibits

Peruse some of the most innovative companies serving the libraries of central and southern Illinois. Take home digital materials and catch representatives for conversations about their companies' latest products and services and how they can help your library stand out--even in unpredictable 2020. Plus, stay tuned for a chance to win a prize during a virtual hunt through the booths in a special virtual game!

Our generous sponsors help IHLS bring Member Day to members like you at no cost to libraries. Please consider these companies when making future purchase decisions.

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Networking Chat Room

Want to see who's up for a chat? One of the most important parts of Member Day has always been coming together as a group of library professionals. This year, Zoom with Illinois library professionals during each session break to catch up with library friends, meet new colleagues, swap ideas, and share what you thought about the last session.

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11:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

 

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

What A New School Librarian Needs to Know Professional Development Hours are offered for this session

Join a panel of “newish” school librarians as they discuss the experience of beginning a new position. Whether it is coming in fresh out of school, transitioning from a different district or moving from the classroom into the library, it’s a big step. There’s a new community with a distinct culture and different policies and procedures. This group will discuss their challenges and success stories as well as sharing tips to bear in mind when you’re the new kid on the block.

PANELISTS: 

Mary Beil, Highland High School 

Hope Kasten, Salem High School 

Sarah Littrell, Rochester High School  

FACILITATOR:

Jenna Griffith, Marion High School

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From Dysfunctional to Functional:  Moving Library Boards to the Next Level

The library board of trustees approves policies and bylaws, plans for the growth of the library within the scope of its mission and vision, hires and evaluates the library director, and oversees the general management of the library. 
 
This Session Will:

  • Define the role of the board vs. role of the director,
  • Design a plan for building a better working relationship,
  • Develop conflict resolution techniques, and
  • Apply techniques to de-escalate conflict.

Using our experiences from real-life training of public library boards in 17 counties in central Kansas, Patty Collins, Gail Santy, and Maribeth Shafer will present a skill-building workshop crafting and nurturing library director and board relations, including roles of the library board and the separate roles of the library director. When balanced, these roles can complement each other and build a strong, vibrant library. 

SPEAKER(S): 

Maribeth Shafer, Central Kansas Library System 

Gail Santy, Central Kansas Library System 

Patty Collins, Central Kansas Library System 

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When Health Is At Stake: Quality Resources to the Rescue! Professional Development Hours are offered for this session

This session will provide attendees with quality go-to resources when consumer health information is needed. Participants will be introduced to quality health resources for their patrons, friends, family, and themselves. Highlighted resources will be those of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other National Institutes of Health (NIH), attention to health literacy and foreign language resources, and how to receive sponsorship for the Consumer Health Information Specialization certificate from the Medical Library Association and MLA for free. 

SPEAKER(S): 

Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN, National Network of Libraries of Medicine

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12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.

 

LUNCH BREAK

 

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Peruse some of the most innovative companies serving the libraries of central and southern Illinois. Take home digital materials and catch representatives for conversations about their companies' latest products and services and how they can help your library stand out--even in unpredictable 2020. Plus, stay tuned for a chance to win a prize during a virtual hunt through the booths in a special virtual game!

Our generous sponsors help IHLS bring Member Day to members like you at no cost to libraries. Please consider these companies when making future purchase decisions.

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Networking Chat Room

Want to see who's up for a chat? One of the most important parts of Member Day has always been coming together as a group of library professionals. This year, Zoom with Illinois library professionals during each session break to catch up with library friends, meet new colleagues, swap ideas, and share what you thought about the last session.

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12:45 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.

 

LIBRARY SYSTEM LUNCH & LEARNS: Statewide Programs

Did you know that both IHLS and RAILS fund statewide programs that are open to all system-member libraries across Illinois? Join representatives from IHLS and RAILS for 3 speed talks, each less than 10 minutes long, and learn more about what's already available to your patrons FOR FREE.

SPEAKERS:

Pamela Thomas, Cataloging Maintenance Center (IHLS)

Cheri-Schuler Faust, Cataloging Maintenance Center

Anna Behm, Biblioboard LIbrary of Illinois & Inkie.org (RAILS) 

Jessica Barnes, Explore More Illinois (RAILS) 

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1:15 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.

 

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

What is a Collection Audit and Why Does My Library Need One? Professional Development Hours are offered for this session

Six Mile Regional Library District undertook a diversity audit of our collection to measure if our collection reflected our community and the greater metro area. Following the Skokie Public Library's methodology, we adapted their process to our library by tracking our purchased materials and promoted books. In this session, you will learn how to develop a method and tools to evaluate aspects of your collection and move toward creating more diverse collection for the future.

SPEAKER(S): 

Betsy Mahoney, MLS, Six Mile Regional Library District

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COVID, Community, and Coping

In this panel session, we'll discuss how reaching out to other directors, individuals, and organizations in your community helps one cope with the chaos and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PANELISTS: 

Maria Dent, Mt. Zion Public Library

John Howard, Mahomet Public Library

Julie Jarman, Staunton Public Library

Kristi Lear, Auburn Public Library

FACILITATOR:

Amy Byers, MLS, Library Director of the Chatham Area Public Library District

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Managing Stress Professional Development Hours are offered for this session

Learn ways to recognize the source of your stress and manage it to improve your overall health and well-being.

SPEAKER(S): 

Jeannine Liebmann, LPC, CEAP, Counselor and Consultant at H&H Health Associates

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2:15 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

 

AFTERNOON BREAK

 

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Peruse some of the most innovative companies serving the libraries of central and southern Illinois. Take home digital materials and catch representatives for conversations about their companies' latest products and services and how they can help your library stand out--even in unpredictable 2020. Plus, stay tuned for a chance to win a prize during a virtual hunt through the booths in a special virtual game!

Our generous sponsors help IHLS bring Member Day to members like you at no cost to libraries. Please consider these companies when making future purchase decisions.

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Networking Chat Room

Want to see who's up for a chat? One of the most important parts of Member Day has always been coming together as a group of library professionals. This year, Zoom with Illinois library professionals during each session break to catch up with library friends, meet new colleagues, swap ideas, and share what you thought about the last session.

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2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.Silhouette of lady reaching upward in celebration

 

CLOSING SESSION

 

Creating Pathways to Civil Legal Justice with Brooke Doyle AND Attendance Prize Drawings **Must Be Present to Win**

People instinctively turn to the library to find help with crises in their lives. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified a host of civil legal issues, such as housing, employment, divorce, custody, or debt management. Too many people don’t know their options and can’t afford to start with a lawyer. You and your library play a vital role in connecting community members with relevant information to help them navigate the complexities of the civil legal system, especially in rural areas where legal resources are sparse. Get inspired by stories of how the library can turn people’s lives around.

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Beyond All Limits November 10, 2020, #IHLSMemberDay2020