Break-out Sessions

Thursday, May 19th

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Pre-conference Workshop with Jason Griffey: Innovation in Libraries

Friday, May 20th

8:30 – 9:30 am: Keynote
Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World: Privacy in Libraries
Jason Griffey


9:45 – 10:45 am: Session 1


Skating on the Bleeding-Edge – Risk and Rewards
Valerie Horton, Minitex

Spaced Out: The Cheap and Unscientific Science Behind Library Use Mapping
John Pollitz and Kati Golden, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

“You look like Ellen!”: Using a (Trans)Gender Lens for Library Social Justice
Ray Lockman, Normandale Community College and Minneapolis Community and Technical College

11:00 am – 12:00 noon: Session 2

OOPS! My Ten Biggest Mistakes (and What I Learned)
Marge Loch-Wouters, Loch-Works Consuting

You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Down Dog
Carla Powers, Duluth Public Library

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! : Digitizing Minnesota’s Newspapers
Anne Levin and Lynnette Westerlund, Minnesota Historical Society
Digital Newspaper Hub, Titles from Arrowhead Region
Scenarios for Searches

Agindaasodaa!: Developing Youth Services from Scratch
Hannah Buckland, Leech Lake Tribal College

12:45 – 1:30 pm: Lightning Rounds


Follow the Patron: Implementing a Proactive Chat Widget
Carla Pfahl, Minitex
Don’t Do Me Like That: Improving Library Customer Service
Danielle Ostendorf, University of Minnesota Duluth
Give a DAM: Proving Your Libraries’ Value with Digital Asset Management (DAM)
Alex Kent, PALS
Librarians from Legend and Lore
Diane Kauppi, Fond Du Lac Tribal Community College; and Alison Stucke, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Superior

1:45 – 2:45 pm: Session 3

LIS Programs: How Minnesota and Wisconsin Programs Are Getting Librarians Ready to Rock
Panel of representatives from UW-Milwaukee SOIS, UW-Madison SLIS, and St. Catherine University MLIS programs

Millennial Mixtape: Hit ‘Em With Your Best Library Programming
Amy Mars, St. Catherine University; Alicia Anderson, Hennepin County Library; Kim Pittman, University of Minnesota Duluth; Isa Small, Eau Claire Public Library

Managing Multiple Libraries
Allison Girres, Pioneerland Library System

Like a Ship on the Sea: Super Community Collaboration in the Archives
Shana Aue, University of Wisconsin-Superior

3:00 – 4:00 pm: Session 4

Unschooled and Unaware: Authentic Assessment of Faculty and Student Information Literacy
Kevin McGrew, Sister Edith Bogue, and Iwalani Else, The College of St. Scholastica

Border Differences
Jim Trojanowski, Plum Creek Library System

Let’s get Physical!
Nicole Miller, Gilbert Public Library; and Rick Flatley, Iron Range Rehab Center

Kindness Audits @ Your Library!
Mollie Stanford, Arrowhead Library System