Break-out Sessions

Presentation slides will be added to this page as they become available.

Pre-Conference Workshop (Thursday, June 8th)

Libraries Serving Native Communities: Collaborations and Support with Dr. Loriene Roy
A half-day discussing and considering how libraries serve members of tribal communities. We’ll consider indigenous ways of knowing and move into discussing how to make connections with our Native library users and potential users.  We’ll consider examples of services and consider how to maintain connections. We’ll reflect on our motives for providing services. And we’ll close with ideas of resources for continuing to learn about tribal communities.

#LSLS17: Beyond Neutral (Friday, June 9th)

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Keynote with Dr. Loriene Roy: Libraries Setting the Stage for Love and Forgiveness
Established from the estate of an American, Mr. John E. Fetzer, who made his career in radio and television programming and who also owned a championship baseball team (the Detroit Tigers), the Fetzer Institute’s mission involves “Engaging with people around the world to foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in our global community.” In 2011, the Fetzer Institute recruited 197 advisors to assist in the planning of a Global Gathering: The Pilgrimage of Love and Forgiveness and to present positive examples from around the world that illustrate the impact and potential of expressing love and forgiveness. Sixteen working groups were organized to represent different workplace/professional sectors, including the Information and Communication Professions Sector. The Sectors nominated cases highlighted at the Global Gathering, each case connected to the values of the sector and also demonstrating the potential for proceeding to a “creative next step” with Fetzer support and prospective learning outcomes.  This talk introduces the potential role of libraries in supporting and extending love and forgiveness as illustrated by selected exemplars.

10:15 am – 11:15 am: Session 1

Serving our Emerging Bilingual Community Members: Best Practices and Big Holes
Dr. Mary Wilkins-Jordan, Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange

Beginning a Diversity Initiative at Your Library
Heather McLean, University of Minnesota Duluth; and Shira Naharit, Hennepin County Library

American Indian Perspectives in Research
Panelists: Jill Doerfler, Associate Professor; Linda Grover, Professor; Tadd Johnson, Professor; Department of American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota Duluth
Moderator: Jodi Grebinoski, University of Minnesota Duluth

Entering the Dialog: Responding to Current and Campus Events
Carrie Kruse and Raina Bloom, College Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Session 2

Beyond the Surface: Teaching Critical Source Evaluation Skills in Any Setting
Anjali Bhasin, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Kayleen Jones and Kim Pittman, University of Minnesota Duluth

Allies, Advocates, and Accomplices: Perspectives on Direct Action Organizing for Librarians
Adam Mizelle, Widener University

Marx Meets Maslow: The Needs Based Public Library
John Pateman, Thunder Bay Public Library

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm: Lightning Rounds

Great Minds Don’t Think Alike: Building a Browsing Collection that Brings Results
Carol Elsen, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Developing Cultural Access Protocols for Digital Asset Management
Alex Kent, PALS

It Says on the Label
Catherine Oliver, Northern Michigan University

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Session 3

Reflecting Our Communities: Initiatives to Increase Native American Transfer Student Recruitment and Retention
Cassy Keyport, Red Lake Nation College; and Patrick Lee, Bemidji State University

Mavericks! : How Embracing Your Inner Nonconformist Makes Our Catalogs Better
Violet Fox, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University; Stephen Nonte, University of North Dakota; and Catherine Oliver, Northern Michigan University

A Librarian’s Place Is In the Resistance
Katherine Elchert, Rice Lake Public Library; Virginia Roberts, Rhinelander District Library; Dawn Wacek, La Crosse Public Library; and Hollis Helmeci, Rusk County Community Library

It Takes a Village: Building an Organizational Culture That Can Handle Change, Confront Adversity, and Engage With Difficult Topics
Stef Morrill, WiLS; and Matt Rosendahl, University of Minnesota Duluth

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Session 4

R-E-S-P-E-C-T – A True Reflection of Community
Marge Loch-Wouters, Southwest Wisconsin Library System & UW-Madison iSchool Adjunct; and Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser, George Latimer Central Library

Exercising Free Speech in the Library: First Amendment Rights of Library Patrons
Jeni Eltink, University of Minnesota Duluth

TLAM and the Red Cliff Library: Information Studies as Cultural Collaboration
Abigail Cahill and Sara Klemann, University of Wisconsin-Madison SLIS; Taylor Gurnoe, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Immigrant Stories
Saengmany Ratsabout, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota