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Wednesday, March 6
 

4:30pm

Registration Open
We're opening up registration early for dine-around participants and those arriving Wednesday afternoon. 

Come to the lobby to pick your badge and bag ahead of time. Included is a map of downtown Knoxville with restaurant recommendations!

Wednesday March 6, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

6:00pm

Dine-Around Downtown Knoxville - Sign-Up Required
Dine arounds are an easy way to dine well in Knoxville and get to know attendees the night before the Collective begins. Local hosts will arrange reservations at nearby restaurants in the downtown area and will meet those who sign-up in the lobby to walk to dinner.

Sign Up & Choose Your Restaurant Here

Don't want to walk?  No worries. The Holiday Inn Shuttle will take hotel guests anywhere downtown (within 3 miles of the hotel) for free! 


Volunteer Staff
avatar for Ashley R. Maynor (she/her)

Ashley R. Maynor (she/her)

Co-Founder & Program Director | The Library Collective, Director of the Library Lab | NYU Libraries
The Library Collective, ruffling feathers and rockin' the library boat since 2014.">Ashley Maynor is an award-winning filmmaker, librarian, and scholar who uses technology to tell compelling stories. At NYU Libraries, she is director of the Library Lab, developing a curated series... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Brannen

Michelle Brannen

Interim Head of Scholars' Collaborative & Media Literacy Librarian, The University of Tennessee
Hi, I am the Media Literacy Librarian and the Interim Head of the Scholars' Collaborative at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries. In this position, I head The Studio, a media production lab, am the subject liaison for both Journalism and Electronic Media and Studio Art... Read More →
avatar for Corey Halaychik

Corey Halaychik

Co-Founder & Business Director, The Library Collective
Corey Halaychik is an author and award-winning librarian whose work and research have focused on improving efficiency, teamwork, and leadership skill development. He is also the co-founder and business director of The Collective whose goal is to redefine the professional development landscape for next-generation librarians... Read More →
avatar for Emily Krug

Emily Krug

Instructional Services Librarian, King University


Wednesday March 6, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Downtown Knoxville Market Square

9:00pm

Old School Board Game Night - RSVP Please - Sponsored by Cambridge University Press
- Thanks to our generous sponsor, Cambridge University Press, whose funding makes The Collective possible! -

Do you miss the good ole days of slumber parties with board games, candy, and staying up way too late? Relive them with your fellow Collective attendees , no experience needed.

Check out our game list and add your own!
Find us in the Crystal room.

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Conveners
avatar for Evan Barber (he/him)

Evan Barber (he/him)

IT Techincal Associate, University of Illinois Springfield
I'm an IT person that loves working in a library and planning weird events. I'm happy to give tech support on the fly or geek out. When I'm not working I enjoy going to concerts (Frank Turner, Matt & Kim, Arkells) and working to provide a better life for my two cats, Annie and Ab... Read More →


Wednesday March 6, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
 
Thursday, March 7
 

7:30am

Breakfast & Registration Open
Pick up your name tag and swag bag at the registration table. Then, join us for a continental breakfast with coffee & tea, fruit, breakfast sandwiches, and more!

Thursday March 7, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

7:30am

Shhh Room Open - Sponsored by Credo
- Thanks to our generous sponsor, Credowhose funding makes The Collective possible! - 

This is a dedicated quiet space -- no laptops or other devices, please. Relax, meditate, or even do some stretching on the provided yoga mats to recharge during this energetic event. 

Thursday March 7, 2019 7:30am - Friday March 8, 2019 5:00pm
Parlor 4

9:00am

Welcome to The Collective 2019 - "Stand & Deliver"
2019 Gathering Theme: Stand & Deliver

Welcome and plenary session to The Collective 2019: Stand & Deliver. We promise it will be fun and interactive--not your typical keynote or welcome, so fear not! We hope everyone will attend.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
avatar for Jill Chisnell

Jill Chisnell

Integrated Media & Design Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
Jill Chisnell, Integrated Media and Design Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University, serves as the librarian for design, IDeATe, film studies, and the Entertainment Technology Center. An artist and crafter who uses reclaimed materials and found objects in her work, Jill is also a co-founder... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Wiren

Heidi Wiren

Artist + Designer, Carnegie Mellon University
avatar for Ashley R. Maynor (she/her)

Ashley R. Maynor (she/her)

Co-Founder & Program Director | The Library Collective, Director of the Library Lab | NYU Libraries
The Library Collective, ruffling feathers and rockin' the library boat since 2014.">Ashley Maynor is an award-winning filmmaker, librarian, and scholar who uses technology to tell compelling stories. At NYU Libraries, she is director of the Library Lab, developing a curated series... Read More →
avatar for Corey Halaychik

Corey Halaychik

Co-Founder & Business Director, The Library Collective
Corey Halaychik is an author and award-winning librarian whose work and research have focused on improving efficiency, teamwork, and leadership skill development. He is also the co-founder and business director of The Collective whose goal is to redefine the professional development landscape for next-generation librarians... Read More →

Community Notetakers
avatar for Julie Reed

Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:15am

Coffee Break
Thursday March 7, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am

Stand & Fight or Run & Hide? Psychological Flexibility, First-Aid, & Trauma Response in Libraries
Limited Capacity filling up

New psychological insights and simple planning techniques will allow participants to prepare to lead patrons to safety in an active shooter scenario. Psychological flexibility training and tabletop disaster planning creates a community of practice to respond non-violently to this threat.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
avatar for Neal Axton

Neal Axton

Graduate Engagement Librarian, University of Kansas
I am an attorney and a librarian. I follow politics and the legal developments closely. I specialize in administrative law and emergency management. Thus, climate change, natural and man-made disasters as well as pandemics are often on my mind.

Community Notetakers
avatar for Vicki Siler

Vicki Siler

Electronic Resources Librarian, Elon University


Thursday March 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Summit Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am

Nothing Compares 2 Anti-Oppressive Facilitation: Making Meetings Better 4 Everyone
This workshop teaches participants how to elicit cooperation and make better meetings. Anti-oppressive facilitation helps manage those who would dominate proceedings, asserts the authority of silent stakeholders, and redirects antagonistic feelings. Structured meetings and modified consensus can move ideas forward rather than letting them stagnate in committee.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
avatar for Chilly Heinz

Chilly Heinz

Public Services Librarian, Brevard College
I care about information-literacy instruction for students and faculty, ILS wranglin', and on-campus and community outreach.
avatar for Liz Holdsworth

Liz Holdsworth

Georgia Tech Library

Community Notetakers
avatar for Kimberly Looby

Kimberly Looby

Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, University of North Carolina Charlotte
I primarily work with first year writing and Anthropology students. I am dedicated to growing relationships with the departments to make stronger connections for collaborating with faculty. I am also involved in assessment of chat, the website, instruction, and accessibility in the... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am

Trading Spaces: When Young Guns Strive to Be Real Geniuses
Libraries are a Risky Business, but with the Lethal Weapon of managing up, you can take control of your career and become a Top Gun at your institution. This session will explore the differences and similarities between mentoring and managing up, examine the work relationships around us via participant acted scenerios, and discuss how to deal with those managers who are challenging.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
avatar for Dakota Cotton

Dakota Cotton

University Archivist, Athens State University
avatar for Katherine Quinnell

Katherine Quinnell

Library Director, Athens State University

Community Notetakers
avatar for Linnea Minich

Linnea Minich

MSLS Student, University of Kentucky
I'm finishing up my library degree, graduating in May 2019, and looking for jobs in academic libraries. I'm interested in research in instruction and students' (especially freshmen's) experience with information literacy. Also invested in critlib and secret lover of fan studies (trying... Read More →



Thursday March 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Leconte Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am

Unsolved Mysteries: Does Information Literacy Need Libraries?
Strange but true: two librarians taught a credit-bearing course that encouraged undergraduate students to develop a critical lens on their information engagement habits...without once mentioning the library! In this session, we'll discuss the liberating possibilities and real challenges of de-centering libraries in information literacy education.

Presentation materials available here: http://bit.ly/CollectiveUnsolved19

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
avatar for Dianne Brown

Dianne Brown

Social Science Research & Instruction Librarian, Tufts University
Love to chat about online teaching & learning, social justice, #critlib and the importance of having fun at work!
avatar for Ashley Peterson

Ashley Peterson

Research & Instruction Librarian, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Community Notetakers
avatar for Julie Reed

Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am

Word Up - The OP's Truth
Uncle Buck had to adjust to life in ‘burb. Prince Akeem wanted to experience true love and pretended to be a shepherd in Coming to America. Both of them had to enter a different mindset in their new ‘hoods. Learn tubular methods when navigating bogus situations without having a cow.

Four topics have been selected that librarians have different opinions about. The purpose of the workshop is to examine how other people would see the issue and put yourself in their place by borrowing UX design concepts of Empathy Maps. 

Each table will present their issue, the empathy map, and conclusions about the issue. They will also discuss how this exercise can apply to their work when they have to answer reference questions that are controversial, such as fracking, climate change, historical topics, etc.

Community Notes


Conveners
avatar for Isabel Altamirano

Isabel Altamirano

Georgia Institute of Technology
Ask or tell me about: a dystopian novel, living in post-Katrina New Orleans, First Gen issues, ideas to improve my role as LGBTQIA liaison.
avatar for Karen Manning

Karen Manning

Metadata Specialist, Georgia Institute of Technology

Community Notetakers
JO

Jessica Oelcher

Librarian, Patchogue-Medford Library


Thursday March 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Cumberland Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

12:00pm

Lunch Break (On Your Own)
Find some of your new friends and head out to downtown's Market Square for a yummy lunch on your own.

Need a map? Stop by the registration table!

Thursday March 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Downtown Knoxville Market Square

12:00pm

Idea Library - Sponsored by Library Juice Academy
- Thanks to our generous sponsor, Library Juice Academywhose funding makes The Collective possible! - 

The IdeaLibrary is an 'un-conference' space at The Collective for impromptu brainstorming, networking, and discussion. We provide inspirational books on creativity, notepads, and other supplies, you provide the ideas.

Check out a board game, read a book, or treat yourself to two complimentary postcards from our vast collection. Get two free postage stamps at the Library Hand checkout!

Thursday March 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Parlor 1 & 2 Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

12:00pm

Tinker Lab - Sponsored by Georgia Tech Library
- Thanks to our generous sponsor, Georgia Tech Librarywhose funding makes The Collective possible! 

The Tinker Lab at The Collective is a mobile maker or tinkering space with some simple tools and kits for hands-on exploration and demonstrations by fellow librarians. Come explore fun activities that work well in libraries!



Volunteer Staff
avatar for Evan Barber (he/him)

Evan Barber (he/him)

IT Techincal Associate, University of Illinois Springfield
I'm an IT person that loves working in a library and planning weird events. I'm happy to give tech support on the fly or geek out. When I'm not working I enjoy going to concerts (Frank Turner, Matt & Kim, Arkells) and working to provide a better life for my two cats, Annie and Ab... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Brannen

Michelle Brannen

Interim Head of Scholars' Collaborative & Media Literacy Librarian, The University of Tennessee
Hi, I am the Media Literacy Librarian and the Interim Head of the Scholars' Collaborative at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries. In this position, I head The Studio, a media production lab, am the subject liaison for both Journalism and Electronic Media and Studio Art... Read More →
JO

Jenise Overmier

Research and Instruction Librarian, Marymount University
avatar for Janine Pino

Janine Pino

Catalog/Reference Librarian, Pellissippi State Community College
Non-traditional Catalog Librarian, exploring out-of-the-box instruction techniques and emerging technologies for education. You can find me gaming in the Tinker Lab and or doodling in the Idea Library. Ask me about extended reality, rock concerts, or small dogs trying to take over... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Parlor 1 & 2 Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm

Radio Free Library
We've been broadcasting and podcasting for nine years as "Lost in the Stacks, the research-library rock'n'roll radio show." We're applying all the lessons we've learned from audio storytelling and the podcast boom to make our conference presentations more engaging, more innovative, and more compelling.

In this session, we will demonstrate a presentation style based on live-radio aesthetics that combines loops, samples, and audience recordings. We'll also guide attendees through exercises in audio cutting, ideation, and audience engagement based on our experience in radio and podcasts.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
avatar for Charlie Bennett

Charlie Bennett

Public Engagement Librarian, Georgia Tech Library
In the course of my programming-librarian career, I have turned into a hybrid radio/podcast librarian. I co-host two radio shows on WREK Atlanta: I am one of several interviewers for The North Avenue Lounge and I am part of the team that produces Lost in the Stacks, the one-and-only... Read More →
avatar for Ameet Doshi

Ameet Doshi

Librarian, Georgia Tech
Ameet Doshi was born in Chicago and worked as a librarian in Illinois and North Carolina before joining Georgia Tech where he serves as the subject librarian for the School of Public Policy. His research interests include: assessing the user experience, bibliometrics, trendspotting... Read More →

Community Notetakers
avatar for Chilly Heinz

Chilly Heinz

Public Services Librarian, Brevard College
I care about information-literacy instruction for students and faculty, ILS wranglin', and on-campus and community outreach.



Thursday March 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm

Schools? Where we're going we don't need schools.
Universities have fallen, and they can’t get up.

Across the US, we believe that universities reinforce inequality more than they dismantle it. High tuition fees, growing labor disputes on campus, and a diploma-based system that creates value through scarcity all add up to injustice. Luckily, there is an affordable, educational response team standing by at your local library. Both academic and public libraries are empowered to provide free access and knowledge to a wide community, and this is far more progressive that what universities are doing on their own.

So, are libraries a better model for the future of education than universities?

We’re going to debate this topic in a hyper-participatory debate exercise called “4-Chairs”. After that, we’ll map what libraries can/can’t/should/shouldn't do to become stronger leaders in the field of education, and introduce a few free tools and methodologies that may help you achieve your library learning goals.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
avatar for Robert Spinelli

Robert Spinelli

Director of Library Services, American Baptist College
I am in charge of a theological library at a small HBCU. My interests revolve around digital preservation of legacy documents, accessible usage of digital scholarship tools and enabling information literacy for students of all ages. Outside of library related subjects, I have many... Read More →
avatar for Alexis Burns

Alexis Burns

Tech Access Awareness and Support Coordinator, Kansas City Public Library
avatar for Grif Peterson

Grif Peterson

Director, P2PU
Hi there, I'm Grif, and I serve as the Executive Director at Peer 2 Peer University. For 5 years, I've worked with the organization to support online learning communities in libraries and other public spaces. I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I came to the Collective Last year and... Read More →

Community Notetakers
avatar for Julie Reed

Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Cumberland Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm

Conversations & Improvisations
We provide the room, you provide the content! There is no official convener of this session...because it can be anyone's!

We're keeping this session room open during this time slot for improvised and spur-of-the-moment conversations and activities. For instance, you might: 
  • Check out a board game from the IdeaLibrary and convene and an impromptu game of Cards Against Humanity, The Crazy Cat Lady Game, or more!
  • Convene a "birds of a feather" conversation about a topic you're thinking about at #libcol!
  • Follow up on some ideas and inspiration from a morning session!
It's attendees-choice and we hope you'll feel free to make it your own!


Thursday March 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Summit Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm

Empowering To Deliver: Affect Change by Showing What Your Team Can Do
Do you want to move your library past “how it’s always been done”? We'll share ways you initiate positive institutional changes by starting with lower level employees and then letting those values and ideas trickle up and out, rather than waiting for change to come down. Empower your employees to be the innovators who lead the way… while working with your organization rather than against it. 

In addition to sharing our successes (and failures), this session will feature breakout discussions so that attendees can share their own ideas and get feedback from others. We'd love to hear from people at every level: from those who might feel a little powerless at the bottom to those at the top who want to foster an environment where their employees can be changemakers... and everyone in between!

Community Notes

Conveners
avatar for Stephanie Van Ness

Stephanie Van Ness

User Services & Experience, Northern Arizona University Cline Library
I have ten years of experience focused on academic library user experience, service values, and student employment. I love questions, kindness, and cats.
avatar for Bridget Rowan Wipf

Bridget Rowan Wipf

Teaching, Learning, and Research Services Librarian, Northen Arizona University

Community Notetakers
avatar for Richard Horah

Richard Horah

Information Specialist, DoDEA/Pierce Terrace ES
Currently, I am a children's librarian with the Department of Defense Schools at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC. Prior to joining DoDEA, I was an instructional technology librarian at Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA. After work, I am a library advocate, avid gardener, foodie... Read More →



Thursday March 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm

Sex, Lies, and Data Mining: Advocating for Student Privacy
Now is the time for librarians to stand and deliver against Learning Analytics (LA) practices that endanger student data privacy and integrity. Building capacity for LA should be consistent with the values of our profession. This session will focus on the challenges of bringing the two interests into alignment with an activity that asks participants to apply different ethical frameworks to actual cases in which student data is being harvested and put to use.

Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops with them in order to engage with the activity. However, it is not required that you have a laptop in order to participate.

Activity Document for Session 

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
avatar for Mahrya Burnett

Mahrya Burnett

Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Iowa
Mahrya works on projects involving Open Education and Open Access and is interested in privacy in learning analytics.
avatar for Sean Leahy

Sean Leahy

Instruction & Learning Assessment Librarian, Champlain College
Sean coordinates on-campus library instruction at Champlain where he engages students on issues of privacy and digital literacy.

Community Notetakers
avatar for Linnea Minich

Linnea Minich

MSLS Student, University of Kentucky
I'm finishing up my library degree, graduating in May 2019, and looking for jobs in academic libraries. I'm interested in research in instruction and students' (especially freshmen's) experience with information literacy. Also invested in critlib and secret lover of fan studies (trying... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Leconte Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

2:45pm

Snack Break
Healthy (and unhealthy!) snack options provided, plus coffee and tea station!

Thursday March 7, 2019 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm

Choose Your Own Adventure! Using Real-Time, Rapid-Fire Assessment to Drive Library Instruction Sessions
Like the beloved “Choose Your Own Adventure Books” from the 1980’s we plan on using interactive tools such as Poll Everywhere, Kahoot, Tophat, or Slido to allow attendees to drive the direction of this discussion.

In this session we will be using tools that allow us to gather immediate feedback from attendees in order to demonstrate how micro-assessments can both inform the direction of workshop discussions and allow instructors to gather meaningful data tailored for campus administrators. These techniques are ideal for the one-shot workshops frequently taught in libraries.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
avatar for Matt Frizzell

Matt Frizzell

Assessment Librarian, Georgia Tech
avatar for Alison Valk

Alison Valk

Instruction Coordinator, Georgia Tech

Community Notetakers
avatar for Monique Martinez

Monique Martinez

Reference Services Librarian, University of North Georgia



Thursday March 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cumberland Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm

Everybody Wants to Rule Their Guides (and Why They Shouldn't)
Guides can be a Wild Wild West of design, creating a Land of Confusion for users. At our library, we asked the hard questions, did a lot of training on how to Walk This Way, and all came together to create The Look - consistently structured and designed guides - which resulted in a Celebration, a 50% increase in page views within 6 months.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
avatar for Hollie Gardner

Hollie Gardner

User Experience Librarian/Marketing Team Lead, Southern Methodist University
Hollie has been a user experience librarian at SMU for the five years, but really has had a new job every year as the needs of SMU students and the library has changed over time. In this year's iteration, Hollie leads the marketing team, website team, conducts UX testing, consults... Read More →
avatar for Megan Heuer

Megan Heuer

Head of Information Literacy, Southern Methodist University
I am the Head of Information Literacy and Communication Arts subject librarian for Southern methodist University. I am interested in information literacy instruction, particularly in how we can teach big concepts, how we can build to a more curricular approach with our IL program... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Jenkins

Sarah Jenkins

Reference & Instruction Services Librarian, Southern Methodist University

Community Notetakers
avatar for Chilly Heinz

Chilly Heinz

Public Services Librarian, Brevard College
I care about information-literacy instruction for students and faculty, ILS wranglin', and on-campus and community outreach.



Thursday March 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Leconte Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm

Top Secret or Real Genius?: Developing a Meaningful Internship for LIS Grad Students at Your Out-of-the-Way Library
How can a library that is geographically distant from LIS programs create opportunities for graduate students to gain valuable experience? Have you coordinated an internship at your institution? At this session, attendees will learn about developing such a program and brainstorm ideas about how to make it more beneficial and ethical.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
avatar for Brian Flota

Brian Flota

Librarian, James Madison University
I am the library liaison to the English, Foreign Languages, and Theatre and Dance departments. I am currently teaching an Honors course called "Comic Books, Analysis, and Digital Scholarship." I donated nearly 10,000 comic books to my library's Special Collections in 2015-6. I have... Read More →
avatar for Mark Lane

Mark Lane

Librarian, James Madison University
avatar for Kaitlyn Sisk

Kaitlyn Sisk

Digital Archivist, William & Mary

Community Notetakers
avatar for Amanda Vermeulen

Amanda Vermeulen

Research & Instruction Librarian, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Interests include:--Public Services--User Experience & User Research--Feminist leadership tropes in science fiction--Rescue dogs--Sewing



Thursday March 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm

Conversations & Improvisations
We provide the room, you provide the content! There is no official convener of this session...because it can be anyone's!

We're keeping this session room open during this time slot for improvised and spur-of-the-moment conversations and activities. For instance, you might: 
  • Check out a board game from the IdeaLibrary and convene and an impromptu game of Cards Against Humanity, The Crazy Cat Lady Game, or more!
  • Convene a "birds of a feather" conversation about a topic you're thinking about at #libcol!
  • Follow up on some ideas and inspiration from a morning session!

It's attendees-choice and we hope you'll feel free to make it your own!


Thursday March 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Summit Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm

RELAX: Mindfulness & Stress Management Techniques for Busy Librarians
Need an excuse to drink tea, huff essential oils, or just straight up relax? Join us to learn mindfulness & stress management techniques to help you find balance. You’ll have time to reflect, encounter new tools, and brainstorm strategies together. Finally, explore ways to weave these practices into your work and craft a personal plan (did they say craft?!).

Community Notes​​​

Presentation Materials:

Personal Plan Workbook 

Slide Deck 

Chair Yoga Series Handout 

Conveners
avatar for Liz Chenevey

Liz Chenevey

Psychology Librarian, James Madison University
I'm a librarian, beekeeper, and yoga teacher. I care about mental health, feminist pedagogy, contemplative practices, Golden Girls, and pie.
avatar for Jacqueline Frank

Jacqueline Frank

Instructional Technology Librarian, Montana State University
Obsessive dog owner. Loves: dogs (again), rivers, science, and fresh air. Design inspiration: Steve Jobs & Joanna Gaines. Favorite quote: "Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find" (unknown). Let’s talk about: personality types & our current media addictions!

Community Notetakers
avatar for Kimberly Looby

Kimberly Looby

Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, University of North Carolina Charlotte
I primarily work with first year writing and Anthropology students. I am dedicated to growing relationships with the departments to make stronger connections for collaborating with faculty. I am also involved in assessment of chat, the website, instruction, and accessibility in the... Read More →



Thursday March 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

4:15pm

Failure Confessions
Let's celebrate our failures: Projects that failed spectacularly or went nowhere, and why, and lessons learned. Participants are encouraged to address their failure in four sections: hopes and dreams; the turning point; how it failed; takeaways. 8 minutes, 4 slides.

Conveners
avatar for Michelle Brannen

Michelle Brannen

Interim Head of Scholars' Collaborative & Media Literacy Librarian, The University of Tennessee
Hi, I am the Media Literacy Librarian and the Interim Head of the Scholars' Collaborative at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries. In this position, I head The Studio, a media production lab, am the subject liaison for both Journalism and Electronic Media and Studio Art... Read More →
avatar for Chante Hope

Chante Hope

Instruction and Outreach Librarian, SUNY Maritime College
avatar for Ashley R. Maynor (she/her)

Ashley R. Maynor (she/her)

Co-Founder & Program Director | The Library Collective, Director of the Library Lab | NYU Libraries
The Library Collective, ruffling feathers and rockin' the library boat since 2014.">Ashley Maynor is an award-winning filmmaker, librarian, and scholar who uses technology to tell compelling stories. At NYU Libraries, she is director of the Library Lab, developing a curated series... Read More →
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Annette Vadnais

Undergraduate Outreach Librarian, W. E. B. Du Bois Library/UMass Amherst
Outreach
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Dawn Behrend

Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Lenoir-Rhyne University


Thursday March 7, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

5:30pm

Full Metal Jean Jacket: Button Boot Camp
Pack your jean jacket and shoulder pads! This session is all about making and wearing what you and your library stand for. Your friendly “drill instructors” will share tips for using buttons to promote library services, events, AND how to host a successful button-making pop-up activity.

Community Notes​​​



Conveners
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Heidi Wiren

Artist + Designer, Carnegie Mellon University
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Jill Chisnell

Integrated Media & Design Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
Jill Chisnell, Integrated Media and Design Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University, serves as the librarian for design, IDeATe, film studies, and the Entertainment Technology Center. An artist and crafter who uses reclaimed materials and found objects in her work, Jill is also a co-founder... Read More →

Community Notetakers
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Victoria Orzechowski

Librarian, Science History Institute
Victoria Orzechowski's job responsibilities span public and technical services, including administration of the Othmer Library's Tumblr and Pinterest accounts. She is a huge Harry Potter fan and loves animals.



Thursday March 7, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

5:30pm

Human Library - Sponsored by Sage
- Thanks to our generous sponsor, Sagewhose funding makes The Collective possible! - 

Community Notes

Welcome to the Human Library where people take the place of books by self-selecting topics that relate to who they are. Are you an electronic resources badass, single parent, and/or gaming enthusiast? Join us in creating meaningful conversations and connections by lending your voice about what makes you unique.

Learn more about the origins of the Human Library.



Conveners
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Austina Jordan

Head of Access Services, University Of North Georgia
I graduated from Covenant College with History Degree. I begrudgingly went to graduate school at the prompting of my adviser where I studied Public History & Library Science at Kent State University. It was a fantastic decision. I've been working in libraries for ten years now. I... Read More →
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Erich O'Connor

Student Assistant Program Coordinator, Brookens Library
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Bethany Burbridge Stremmel

Office Support Specialist, University of Illinois Springfield
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Evan Barber (he/him)

IT Techincal Associate, University of Illinois Springfield
I'm an IT person that loves working in a library and planning weird events. I'm happy to give tech support on the fly or geek out. When I'm not working I enjoy going to concerts (Frank Turner, Matt & Kim, Arkells) and working to provide a better life for my two cats, Annie and Ab... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

5:30pm

Let's Get Real (with the Help of Libations) - Sponsored by ACS - Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

- Thanks to our generous sponsor, American Chemical Societywhose funding makes The Collective possible! - 

Share a drink and some conversation with librarians, vendor representatives, and other stakeholders in this participant-driven discussion session. You provide the questions and topics; we’ll provide the drinks. This will be a time for frank talk about issues related to products, resources, and policies that impact our daily work.

Community Notes


Conveners
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Dani Wellemeyer

Head of Outreach & Engagement, UMKC Libraries
Ask me about Library Hats!
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Jess Williams

Outreach & Engagement Librarian, UMKC University Libraries
Ask me about #teamlibrary hats!


Thursday March 7, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Windows on the Park (Holiday Inn Bar) Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

5:30pm

Tinker Lab - Sponsored by Georgia Tech Library
- Thanks to our generous sponsor, Georgia Tech Librarywhose funding makes The Collective possible! 

The Tinker Lab at The Collective is a mobile maker or tinkering space with some simple tools and kits for hands-on exploration and demonstrations by fellow librarians. Come explore fun activities that work well in libraries!

Volunteer Staff
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Evan Barber (he/him)

IT Techincal Associate, University of Illinois Springfield
I'm an IT person that loves working in a library and planning weird events. I'm happy to give tech support on the fly or geek out. When I'm not working I enjoy going to concerts (Frank Turner, Matt & Kim, Arkells) and working to provide a better life for my two cats, Annie and Ab... Read More →
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Michelle Brannen

Interim Head of Scholars' Collaborative & Media Literacy Librarian, The University of Tennessee
Hi, I am the Media Literacy Librarian and the Interim Head of the Scholars' Collaborative at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries. In this position, I head The Studio, a media production lab, am the subject liaison for both Journalism and Electronic Media and Studio Art... Read More →
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Jenise Overmier

Research and Instruction Librarian, Marymount University
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Janine Pino

Catalog/Reference Librarian, Pellissippi State Community College
Non-traditional Catalog Librarian, exploring out-of-the-box instruction techniques and emerging technologies for education. You can find me gaming in the Tinker Lab and or doodling in the Idea Library. Ask me about extended reality, rock concerts, or small dogs trying to take over... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Parlor 1 & 2 Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

7:00pm

Opening Night Dinner & Reception - Sponsored by Gale Cengage
- Thanks to our generous sponsor, Gale-Cengagewhose funding makes The Collective possible! - 


Join us for complimentary libations, delicious food from Rickard Ridge (vegetarian options available), and live music, all in a gorgeous setting of The Standard!


Drinks and music start at 7pm. 
Dinner begins at 7:30pm. 


The Standard is about a 15 minute walk from the conference hotel. Don't want to walk?  No worries. We have hired transportation to shuttle between the hotel and dinner venue from 6:45-10:45pm. 

No tickets or RSVP required--just bring your conference badge for admittance! 

Thursday March 7, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Standard 416 W Jackson Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902
 
Friday, March 8
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Pick up your name tag and swag bag at the registration table. Then, join us for a continental breakfast with coffee & tea, fruit, breakfast sandwiches, and more!

Friday March 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

9:00am

Challenge your Users to a Battle of the Wits: Semi-Structured Interviews to the Death
This workshop will not challenge you physically, but will challenge you to a battle of wits. Come learn more about the semi-structured interview method by practicing it in a mock user research project. This method gathers deep qualitative data that allows users to candidly express their needs.

Community Notes​​​

Padlet: go.ncsu.edu/battle-of-the-wits

Conveners
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Erica Hayes

NCSU Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University Libraries
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Colin Nickels

Experiential Learning Services Librarian, NC State University Libraries
Colin Nickels is a Librarian, a graduate of UNC-CH with a Master of Science in Information Science with a focus on makerspaces, user research and databases. He works in the intersection of libraries, technologies, and users.

Community Notetakers
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Alicia Wyatt

Reference Librarian & Client Services, Chatstaff, LLC
I'm looking forward to discussing successes, failures, and challenges in providing reference services, especially remote services.Outside of library services, I enjoy hiking, visiting our national parks, and playing board games with my kids.


Friday March 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Summit Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

9:00am

If You Like Piña Coladas, Come with Us and Escape
Limited Capacity seats available

The 1980 hit "Escape," known to many as “The Piña Colada Song,” details an escape into a romantic affair. This session draws on another 1980s affair, The Iran-Contra Affair, to create an escape room experience incorporating advanced research techniques and sources. Participants will work together to develop a game using primary and secondary materials and escape room props and activities.

Community Notes​​​

PowerPoint Presentation​​​

Conveners
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Shannon Lucas

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Mars Hill University
Dance. Music festivals. Hiking in Southern Utah. Jewelry making. Parenting 20 somethings. Snorkeling. Thrift and vintage shopping.
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Karen Paar

Archivist, Southern Appalachian Archives/ Mars Hill University

Community Notetakers
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Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

9:00am

It's More Than Boy George's Pronouns
Boy George became famous in the 80s due in part to his androgynous and non-normative gender expression. But what have we learned about gender identity and expression since then and how does this impact our work with library users and library colleagues? This workshop will explore unconscious gender biases, cisgender privilege, techniques for making your library space inclusive, and ways to increase your own personal awareness of gender diversity.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
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Kathy Abromeit

Public Services Librarian (she/her/hers), Oberlin Conservatory Library
Kathy Abromeit is the public services librarian in the Oberlin Conservatory Library. She is interested in library instruction and how we can enhance the information literacy experience through a greater emphasis on process and the use of mindfulness. As the editor of the Music Library... Read More →
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Holling Smith-Borne

Director, Wilson Music Library, Vanderbilt University
Directing Libraries; music librarianship; working with transgender studentsHolling Smith-Borne has been the Director of the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library at Vanderbilt University since 2006. Previously, he was the Coordinator of the music library at DePauw University in Greencastle... Read More →

Community Notetakers
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Bethany Burbridge Stremmel

Office Support Specialist, University of Illinois Springfield


Friday March 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Leconte Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

9:00am

Navigating the Labyrinth of Feedback
How do you navigate the complex labyrinth of workplace feedback conversations? In this hands-on workshop you will learn strategies on how to receive feedback in order to better navigate daily and high stake conversations. You will leave empowered to shift the narrative.

We would like to acknowledge our colleagues, Susan Ponischil and Jackie Rander, who contributed content to the session.

Community Notes​​​

Tool Kit

Action Plan/Reflection prompts

 
Slides

Conveners
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Emily Frigo

Liaison Librarian, Grand Valley State University
Emily Frigo is an Associate Librarian at Grand Valley State University located in Allendale, MI. In addition to work with student success initiatives, her other interests include faculty governance, personnel policy, and creating professional development opportunities at the local... Read More →
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Ashley Rosener

Liaison Librarian, Grand Valley State University

Community Notetakers
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Charlotte Johnson

Library Services Specialiist, University of Maryland
I work at UMD Libraries' high density shelving facility. I manage intake projects, working especially closely with Special Collections.


Friday March 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Cumberland Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

9:00am

The NeverEnding Story: Turning Statistics into Stories
Librarians spend all day making an impact on our patrons, however our stakeholders are not always clued into what the libraries are busy with. Additionally with silos of expertise in our libraries we don’t always know what our own co-workers are doing. We are not doing our best telling our own “NeverEnding Story.” In this session we will discuss how one Academic Library tackled the problem of warehousing statistics with no context and created a Storytelling and Statistics group. We will spend the majority of the session working in small groups to identify the impact our libraries have every day and how to tell our own stories.

Community Notes​​​


Worksheet

Conveners
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Kirsten Kinsley

Assessment Librarian, Florida State University Libraries
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Emily Z Mann

Student Success Librarian, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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Jasmine Spitler

Space and Assessment Library Associate, Florida State University Libraries

Community Notetakers
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Vicki Siler

Electronic Resources Librarian, Elon University



Friday March 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:15am

Coffee Break
Friday March 8, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am

"Darn it Professor Plum, never mind about the key, unlock the door!": Using the Escape Room Format for Information Literacy
Escape rooms naturally promote critical thinking and learning, and have become popular tools in teaching and building information literacy skills. This workshop will provide targeted instruction and hands-on activity to help participants develop a plan for implementing escape room programming, as well as identifying materials needed to successfully assemble and assess the game.

Presentation Materials Available Here: https://georgiasouthern.libguides.com/collectiveescape

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
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Liz Dunne

Library Instruction Specialist, Florida State University Libraries
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Leslie Haas

Head, Research Services, Georgia Southern University
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Nicole Morse

Outreach Coordinator, Florida State University Libraries
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Dawn (Nikki) Cannon-Rech

Research Services Librarian, Georgia Southern University
Research services librarian and liaison to College of Science and Mathematics.

Community Notetakers
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Linnea Minich

MSLS Student, University of Kentucky
I'm finishing up my library degree, graduating in May 2019, and looking for jobs in academic libraries. I'm interested in research in instruction and students' (especially freshmen's) experience with information literacy. Also invested in critlib and secret lover of fan studies (trying... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Leconte Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am

Build Your Own Breakfast Club
Everyone has a story to tell, and librarians have the tools and lived experience to connect with and help students, faculty, staff, and librarians tell that story well and share it widely. In this session you’ll learn how to tell your own story and leave with plans for a workshop that gives people in your community a voice and illustrates the power of library expertise to make that voice heard. *Insert epic fist pump.*

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
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Ashley Carroll-McCarley

Technical Services Associate, University of West Georgia
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Will Cross

Director, Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center, NCSU Libraries
William M. Cross is the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University where he provides advice and instruction to campus stakeholders on copyright, licensing, and scholarly communication issues. As a student at the University of North... Read More →
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Marian Fragola

Director, Program Planning and Outreach, NCSU Libraries
Marian Fragola is the Director of Program Planning and Outreach at the NC State University Libraries, where she develops and manages a diverse suite of multidisciplinary programs and activities that benefit the campus and broader community. In 2018 she received a Movers and Shakers... Read More →
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Jason Evans Groth

Digital Media Librarian, North Carolina State University
Jason Evans Groth is a Digital Media Librarian at NCSU Libraries. As part of the Learning Spaces and Services department he helps to support the eleven audio and video production suites and several other high-tech creative multimedia spaces. He earned his MIS/MLS from the School of... Read More →

Community Notetakers
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Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am

Stand & Fight or Run & Hide? Psychological Flexibility, First-Aid, & Trauma Response in Libraries
Limited Capacity filling up

New psychological insights and simple planning techniques will allow participants to prepare to lead patrons to safety in an active shooter scenario. Psychological flexibility training and tabletop disaster planning creates a community of practice to respond non-violently to this threat.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
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Neal Axton

Graduate Engagement Librarian, University of Kansas
I am an attorney and a librarian. I follow politics and the legal developments closely. I specialize in administrative law and emergency management. Thus, climate change, natural and man-made disasters as well as pandemics are often on my mind.

Community Notetakers
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Karen Brunsting

Acquisitions/Public Services Librarian, Christian Brothers University


Friday March 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Summit Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am

Book Works Petting Zoo
You don’t have to wear leopard print leggings like an 80s hair metal band to experience the animal energy of hands-on work. Make a hand-stitched chapbook and learn about integrating forms of analog, digital, and hybrid bookmaking in library spaces and programs.


We'll be making a junk journal from found papers. If you have any papers (catalogs, flyers, tickets, musical scores, receipts, greetings cards, etc.) you would like to include in your journal, bring them with you!

We'll be posting session materials and resources at https://slccpublicationcenter.com

Community Notes

Conveners
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Lisa Bickmore

Professor, Salt Lake Community College
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Melissa Helquist

Director, SLCC Community Writing Center
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Charlotte Howe

Associate Professor, Salt Lake Community College

Community Notetakers
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Aisling Quigley

PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh


Friday March 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner: Fighting the Crusty-Dusty Critics and Naysayers One Collaboration at a Time
Here’s the problem with conferences. You’ve been to a great session, and your fellow librarians have shared something really cool they’ve done. You think, “I would love to do something like that at my library!” But then you remember your dean or your faculty or your coworkers have all the open-mindedness of the dad from “Dirty Dancing.” So your thought process takes a nosedive: “I would love to do something like that at my library, but my [insert your naysayer here] would never let me.” But what if it didn’t have to be that way? What if you had the confidence to take the leap into Johnny’s arms and say, “I’ve had the time of my life, and I’ve never felt this way before?”
In this session, we will explore strategies to unleash your inner-Frances “Baby” Houseman and aggressively pursue collaboration with even the crustiest-dustiest critics of library services. Topics will include being comfortable in your own skin, ways to change the conversation, asking the right questions, and building relationships. There will be an element of movement involved in this session, and accommodations will be made for those with limited mobility.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
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Emily Krug

Instructional Services Librarian, King University

Community Notetakers
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Richard Horah

Information Specialist, DoDEA/Pierce Terrace ES
Currently, I am a children's librarian with the Department of Defense Schools at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC. Prior to joining DoDEA, I was an instructional technology librarian at Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA. After work, I am a library advocate, avid gardener, foodie... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Cumberland Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

12:00pm

Lunch Break (On Your Own)
Find some of your new friends and head out to downtown's Market Square for a yummy lunch on your own.

Need a map? Stop by the registration table! 

Friday March 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Downtown Knoxville Market Square

12:00pm

Idea Library - Sponsored by Library Juice Academy
- Thanks to our generous sponsor, Library Juice Academywhose funding makes The Collective possible! - 

The IdeaLibrary is an 'un-conference' space at The Collective for impromptu brainstorming, networking, and discussion. We provide inspirational books on creativity, notepads, and other supplies, you provide the ideas!  

Check out a board game, read a book, or treat yourself to two complimentary postcards from our vast collection. Get two free postage stamps at the Library Hand checkout! 

Friday March 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Crystal Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

12:00pm

Tinker Lab - Sponsored by Georgia Tech Library
- Thanks to our generous sponsor, Georgia Tech Librarywhose funding makes The Collective possible! 

The Tinker Lab at The Collective is a mobile maker or tinkering space with some simple tools and kits for hands-on exploration and demonstrations by fellow librarians. Come explore fun activities that work well in libraries!

Volunteer Staff
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Evan Barber (he/him)

IT Techincal Associate, University of Illinois Springfield
I'm an IT person that loves working in a library and planning weird events. I'm happy to give tech support on the fly or geek out. When I'm not working I enjoy going to concerts (Frank Turner, Matt & Kim, Arkells) and working to provide a better life for my two cats, Annie and Ab... Read More →
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Michelle Brannen

Interim Head of Scholars' Collaborative & Media Literacy Librarian, The University of Tennessee
Hi, I am the Media Literacy Librarian and the Interim Head of the Scholars' Collaborative at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries. In this position, I head The Studio, a media production lab, am the subject liaison for both Journalism and Electronic Media and Studio Art... Read More →
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Jenise Overmier

Research and Instruction Librarian, Marymount University
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Janine Pino

Catalog/Reference Librarian, Pellissippi State Community College
Non-traditional Catalog Librarian, exploring out-of-the-box instruction techniques and emerging technologies for education. You can find me gaming in the Tinker Lab and or doodling in the Idea Library. Ask me about extended reality, rock concerts, or small dogs trying to take over... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Crystal Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm

You Say “Stranger Things”, I Say “Back to the Future”: Deconstructing Generational Expectations to Create User Personas
Are millennials too busy eating avocado toast to learn how to use boolean search operators? No! Time after time, we see generational descriptions like millennial, Gen X, and baby boomer acting as catch-all terms for everything we may dislike or misunderstand about people of different ages. In this hands-on workshop, we will move away from generational stereotypes to create library user personas that more accurately evoke users with varying needs at different life stages. Personas can help you create and redesign programs, services, and digital products that are relevant to your user community, and we will show you examples of how this works in action. Participants in this workshop will leave with personalized resources for applying personas to their own work.

Group Folders for Session

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
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Kimberly Looby

Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, University of North Carolina Charlotte
I primarily work with first year writing and Anthropology students. I am dedicated to growing relationships with the departments to make stronger connections for collaborating with faculty. I am also involved in assessment of chat, the website, instruction, and accessibility in the... Read More →
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Lindsey Sprague

User Experience (UX) Librarian, UNC Charlotte

Community Notetakers
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Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm

Autobots, transform and roll out!: Transforming User Experience with 360 Tours and Subject Guides
Are you bummed because your library tours and subject guides have lost their spark? 360 tours and subject guides could be what you need to create a gnarly user experience at your library! 360 tours and subject guides are an easy way to transform your old hunks of junk to Optimus Prime levels of righteousness.

Join us as we demo some of our 360 projects, show you how quickly and easily these projects can be completed, and we will help you get motoring on 360 tours and subject guides for your library!

https://www.thinglink.com/scene/969633473704755205 

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
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Heather Plaisance

Head of Reference and Research Services, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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Blair Stapleton

Assistant Dean of Public Services, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Community Notetakers
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Meg McMahon

Graduate Research Assistant, UNC - Chapel Hill
I'm a student studying digital humanities and emerging technologies at UNC-Chapel Hill. I hope to work in an academic library after graduation. Right now I work at two libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Undergraduate Library and the Kenan Science Library. This is my first library conference... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Leconte Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm

Flip the Script: Strategies for Difficult Conversations with Instructors
As a profession that holds service at its core, librarians often have trouble saying no, communicating boundaries, and managing instructor expectations. The heart of the trouble is not understanding when to say no but not knowing how to do it so that both parties feel positively about the interaction. This presentation will be a facilitated discussion with participants to produce strategies and scripts that can be adapted to many of the difficult conversations that librarians typically have with instructors. Potential topics for discussion include managing instructor expectations, respectfully communicating boundaries, saying no, and handling instructor disappointment.

Workshop Materials​

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
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Maureen Maryanski

Education and Outreach Librarian, Indiana University
As the Education and Outreach Librarian at Indiana University's Lilly Library, I coordinate 250-300 classes and tours annually and provide special collections instruction grounded in the history of the book, experiential learning, and primary source literacy. My work as part of a... Read More →
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Meggan Press

Undergraduate Education Librarian, Indiana University

Community Notetakers
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Wendy Trenthem

Information Services Librarian, Rhodes College
All-purpose librarian who supports research, instructional technology, and supervises student workers. Liaison to modern languages, religious studies, art/art history, urban studies, and anthropology/sociology at Rhodes College.


Friday March 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Cumberland Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm

Never Gonna Give You Up: Critical Collection Maintenance and Faculty Engagement in the Academic Library
Delivering to our communities involves responsible collection management, which includes the deselection of materials. This process can often become political and provoke controversy. In this session, you’ll be asked to roll up your sleeves and dig into the collection review process, creating collaborative objects to share and discovering new ideas to take home.
https://padlet.com/valcouah/weeding
Community Notes​​​

Conveners
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Courtney Hunt

Art & Design Librarian, The Ohio State University
Courtney Hunt is the Art & Design Librarian at The Ohio State University. She is interested in art librarianship, #critlib, working towards intersectional feminism, and women artists from the early twentieth century.
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Lara Sapp

Health Sciences Librarian, James Madison University
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Kristan Shawgo

Social Sciences Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill
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Alyssa Valcourt

Science and Math Librarian, James Madison University
I am a liaison librarian relatively new to the academic library work who works with the Biology, Chemistry, Math, Geology, and Physics departments on my campus. I am always interested in learning more about building meaningful relationships with those I support through outreach and... Read More →

Community Notetakers
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Heidi Busch

Public Service Librarian, Paul Meek Library
Electronic Books, Databases, Reading for fun and knowledge!



Friday March 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm

Who Are You: Identity Struggles on the Front Lines of Librarianship
Using the lens of particular identities (such as feminist, atheist, activist, gender nonconformist), this facilitated dialogue will ask more questions than it answers. We will begin to frame what reflexive tensions exist between personal identity and public service within the realm of librarianship and in our collective contexts. What does it mean to meet people where they are?



Conveners
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Jennifer Nace

Assistant Librarian for Research Services, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
I have been in libraries for 15 years, primarily in a public services role. Before that, I was part of an anarchist book collective. I am a huge fan of the great outdoors and obsessed with my cats. I love what is going on in libraries right now. The students are everything, as... Read More →

Community Notetakers
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Shannon Lucas

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Mars Hill University
Dance. Music festivals. Hiking in Southern Utah. Jewelry making. Parenting 20 somethings. Snorkeling. Thrift and vintage shopping.


Friday March 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Summit Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

2:45pm

Snack Break
Healthy (and unhealthy!) snack options provided, plus coffee and tea station!

Friday March 8, 2019 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm

Conversations & Improvisations - Sponsored by NYU Libraries
- Thanks to our generous sponsor, NYU Librarieswhose funding makes The Collective possible! - 

We provide the room, you provide the content! There is no official convener of this session...because it can be anyone's!

We're keeping this session room open during this time slot for improvised and spur-of-the-moment conversations and activities. For instance, you might: 
  • Check out a board game from the IdeaLibrary and convene and an impromptu game of Cards Against Humanity, The Crazy Cat Lady Game, or more!
  • Convene a "birds of a feather" conversation about a topic you're thinking about at #libcol!
  • Follow up on some ideas and inspiration from an earlier session!
It's attendees-choice and we hope you'll feel free to make it your own!


Friday March 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Leconte Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm

Back to the Future... of You! Using Visual Thinking & Futures Thinking to Envision Your Best-Librarian Self
Using both visual thinking and futures thinking, you’ll learn how to envision your best-librarian self. Half creative imagining, half professional development, and all the way fun, these methods encourage us to Stand and Deliver our own truths, learning to own those truths in the process. Great Scott, does it sound too good to be true!? Not when combined with epic, facilitated know-how and knowledge creation you can actually use. Utilizing facilitated dialogue, reflective writing, and group discussion, by the end of this session participants will have envisioned their best self, identified how to incorporate that knowledge into their day-to-day library lives, and discussed "the possible," all in an effort to lean-in, lean-out, or just shake-it-all-about - becoming their best library-practitioner-self possible in the process.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
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Dana Statton Thompson

Research and Instruction Librarian, Murray State University

Community Notetakers
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Nancy Garmer

Assistant Dean, User Experience, Evans Library - Florida Institute of Technology
UX; Graduate Student Services; Library Events, Activities and Outreach; Instruction Workshops; OER



Friday March 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm

Technology Too: Electronics Boogaloo
“Help, my computer crashed and I didn’t save my paper!” is probably all too familiar to anyone that’s worked in a public facing position. While tech support may not be in your job description, providing great services means that you sometimes have to break out of your normal roles. But not everyone feels that they have what it takes to provide totally tubular tech support. Don't have a cow, take a chill pill, and get the 411 on how to troubleshoot like a pro. Together, we'll walk through the process of assessing a situation and using agile problem solving to fix it.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
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Evan Barber (he/him)

IT Techincal Associate, University of Illinois Springfield
I'm an IT person that loves working in a library and planning weird events. I'm happy to give tech support on the fly or geek out. When I'm not working I enjoy going to concerts (Frank Turner, Matt & Kim, Arkells) and working to provide a better life for my two cats, Annie and Ab... Read More →

Community Notetakers
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Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →



Friday March 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm

Delivering Equitable & Inclusive Instructional Content Using UDL Principles
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) not only makes content accessible, but an equitable and inclusive user experience for everyone. These simple guidelines benefit all learners and support different learning styles, ESL learners, sensory impairments and more. Come learn how easy it is to make instructional content inclusive to all in PDF, Word, PPT, and HTML, and walk-away with the skills, and tip-sheets to do it at home.

Community Notes​​​

Presentation Materials & Resources:

Slide Deck 

PCC Web Accessibility Guidelines 

PSCC Accessibility & UDL Guide

UK Government Dos and Don'ts on Designing for Accessibility

Worksheet:
UDL Handout The Collective 2019

Conveners
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Lisa Campbell

Instruction and Outreach Librarian, University of Florida
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Stephanie C Gillespie

Instruction Coordinator, Pellissippi State Community College
Reference, Instruction, educational gaming, open access, privacy, instructional design, German, literature, ESL, copyright, flipped classrooms, and much more
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Jacqueline Frank

Instructional Technology Librarian, Montana State University
Obsessive dog owner. Loves: dogs (again), rivers, science, and fresh air. Design inspiration: Steve Jobs & Joanna Gaines. Favorite quote: "Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find" (unknown). Let’s talk about: personality types & our current media addictions!

Community Notetakers
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Wendy Trenthem

Information Services Librarian, Rhodes College
All-purpose librarian who supports research, instructional technology, and supervises student workers. Liaison to modern languages, religious studies, art/art history, urban studies, and anthropology/sociology at Rhodes College.


Friday March 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cumberland Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm

You Sank My Battleship! Disaster Planning and Recovery in Libraries
Limited Capacity filling up

Meet us in the rec room –we’re playing Disaster Planning & Recovery in the Library, the game that forces you to think on your feet as water, power failures, and mold threaten to overwhelm your collections and library spaces. Are you prepared? Shall we play a game?

In this session, attendees will play a board game focused on disaster recovery implementation in libraries. This is not a session in which disaster plans will be drafted. No policy writing! The game follows a classic board game formula in which play is driven by a series of action cards. Attendees will not play as individuals in this game, but as a team with each person taking on the role of a different library or institutional staff member who may be responsible for disaster recovery, compelling the team to consider disaster recovery from multiple perspectives.

Attendees will leave this session with practical knowledge for handling library disasters, approaches and techniques that can be brought back to their own institutions. Attendees will also be given a booklet detailing recovery techniques for a number of library disasters. And there’s a bonus! The game itself will be made available as a PDF so attendees can use it in their own institutions for staff training.

Community Notes​​​

Conveners
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Ashley Augustyniak

Reference Librarian, Science History Institute
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Victoria Orzechowski

Librarian, Science History Institute
Victoria Orzechowski's job responsibilities span public and technical services, including administration of the Othmer Library's Tumblr and Pinterest accounts. She is a huge Harry Potter fan and loves animals.
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Andrea Tomlinson

Technical Services Librarian, Othmer Library of Chemical History, Science History Institute
Andrea Tomlinson is the Technical Services Librarian at The Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Library of Chemical History in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds an M.L.I.S from Drexel University and has been a librarian for over twenty years. Her favorite things in the world are... Read More →

Community Notetakers
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Jessica Oelcher

Librarian, Patchogue-Medford Library



Friday March 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Summit Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

4:15pm

Wrap Up Session with Door Prize Raffle - Sponsored by OUP
- Thanks to our generous sponsor, Oxford University Press, whose funding makes The Collective possible! - 

Join us in the main ballroom to discuss your favorite parts of The Collective!

Take our survey (http://bit.ly/libcol19survey) and show the completion screen to a Collective organizer to receive your raffle ticket for amazing door prizes, including gift baskets from VisitKnoxville, original READ poster artwork, and much more!

 You don't want to miss this plenary session!

Conveners
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Ashley R. Maynor (she/her)

Co-Founder & Program Director | The Library Collective, Director of the Library Lab | NYU Libraries
The Library Collective, ruffling feathers and rockin' the library boat since 2014.">Ashley Maynor is an award-winning filmmaker, librarian, and scholar who uses technology to tell compelling stories. At NYU Libraries, she is director of the Library Lab, developing a curated series... Read More →


Friday March 8, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

6:15pm

SURPRISE Closing - Party Like It's 1989 - RSVP Please
Limited Capacity filling up

This event is brought to you with the generous assistance of VisitKnoxville! 

This event will meet up and leave from the hotel lobby at 6:15PM SHARP.

***To RSVP for this event, please login to Sched and add this event to your schedule! ***

Friday March 8, 2019 6:15pm - 8:30pm
Downtown Knoxville Market Square