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Time Sunday, September 24 Room
8:00AM - 5:00PM Registration Reception Area
9:00AM - 12:00PM Pre-Conference: Strategic Planning in Academic Libraries Pinnacle 1
9:00AM - 12:00PM Pre-Conference:  Customer Service & Dealing with Difficult Patrons Pinnacle 8
10:30AM - 12:00PM ArLA Board Meeting Pinnacle 3
1:00PM - 2:00PM Opening Session
William Ottens – “Librarian Problems: The Spice of Your Life”
Commerce Ballroom
2:00PM - 5:00PM Exhibits - Basket Auction Begins
Pinnacle 4-5
2:10PM - 3:00PM Breakout Session 1 Pinnacle 1-3; 7-8; Razorback

Circulating iPads & Media Mentorship:
Launching a Comprehensive and Successful
Program for Patrons –
Courtney Fitzgerald & Meghan Plessinger

Pinnacle 1
  The Brave New World of Programming -
Darlene Schrier
Pinnacle 2 
  Friends Groups at Academic Libraries -
David Sesser
Pinnacle 3
  Introduction to Graphic Medicine:  Comics About Health
for All Ages - Alice Jaggers
Pinnacle 7 
  Using Social Media to Grow Your PLN - Ashley J. Cooksey Pinnacle 8
  There are no Superstars:  Creating a Positive Work Culture - 
Jennie Garner
 Razorback
3:00PM - 3:40PM Break Pinnacle 4-5
3:40PM - 4:30PM Breakout Session 2 Pinnacle 1-3; 7-8; Razorback 
  Disaster Experience:  How a Library Can Prepare and Deal
with Flooding - Krystal Hendon
 Pinnacle 1
  If You're Going to Build an Escape Room, You Gotta Have Lots
of Tape - Jessica Reidmueller & Amber Wilson
 Pinnacle 2
  Library Customer Service:  Not One-Size-Fits-All -
Gwyneth Jelinek
 Pinnacle 3
  #WeNeedDiverseBooks:  Creating Diverse Collections,
Displays and Programming - Lacy Wolfe
 Pinnacle 7
  School Librarian? What's That? - Ashley J. Cooksey Pinnacle 8 
  There are no Superstars:  Creating a Positive Work Culture -
Jennie Garner
Razorback 
4:30PM - 5:00PM Public Libraries & Trustees Meetings Pinnacle 1
4:30PM - 5:00PM College & University Libraries Division Meeting Pinnacle 2
4:30PM - 5:00PM Special Libraries Meeting Pinnacle 3
5:00PM - 5:30PM ArASL Meeting Pinnacle 1
5:00PM - 5:30PM ALPS Meeting Razorback
5:00PM - 5:30PM Resources and Technical Services Meeting Pinnacle 2
5:00PM - 5:30PM Two-Year Colleges Round Table Meeting Pinnacle 3
6:00PM - 7:00PM ALPS 25th Anniversary Happy Hour Sponsored by ProQuest Grand Ballroom 9-10
7:00PM - 8:30PM Awards Dinner Grand Ballroom 9-10


Time Monday, September 25 Room
8:00AM - 5:00PM Registration Reception Area
8:00AM - 4:00PM Exhibits   Pinnacle 4-5
8:30AM - 9:20AM Morning Keynote
Loida Garcia-Febo - ALA President-Elect - "Librarians
Leading:  Empowering Ourselves to Advocate in Challenging Times"
Commerce Ballroom
9:30AM - 10:20AM Breakout Session 3 Pinnacle 1-3; 6-8; Razorback
  Civics 365:  Empowering Kids to Be Great Citizens -
Megan Byrnes 
 Pinnacle 1
  R.I.S.E. Arkansas: Promoting a Culture of
Reading in Arkansas - Cassandra Barnett                                 

Pinnacle 2 
  The Bits and Pieces of Board Games in Libraries:
Collecting, Circulating and Programming -
Robert Robinette

 Pinnacle 3
  Teen Volunteers: Tips, Tricks, and Tools -
Sarah Loch

Pinnacle 6 
  Getting Them to "Buy In": Social Media as an
Outreach and Marketing Tool - Karen Pruneda

 Pinnacle 8
  Part I of II: The Proof is in the Assessment:
Evidence-Based Practices in Libraries -
Rachel Whittingham

Razorback 
10:30AM - 11:20AM Breakout Session 4 Pinnacle 1-3; 6-8; Razorback
  From Bland to Extra Spicy: How We Are Reinventing
our Library - Vanessa Adams

Pinnacle 1 
  Getting the Most out of Your Amigos Membership -
Julianne LeVieux-Elliott

Pinnacle 2 
  DIY Programming: Library Created, Patron Driven -
Taylor Vanlandingham & Erin Renollet

Pinnacle 6 
  Discovering Patron Social Media Preferences to
Promote Library Services - Cori Schmidtbauer

 Pinnacle 7
  Part II of II: The Proof is in the Assessment:
Evidence-Based Practices in Libraries -
Rachel Whittingham

Razorback 
11:30AM - 1:00PM Author Luncheon
Brooks R. Blevins -
"Finding the Ozarks:
The Life Story of an American Region"
Book Signing to follow
Commerce Ballroom
1:30PM - 2:20PM Breakout Session 5 Pinnacle 1-3; 7-8; Razorback
  Live Streaming @ Your Library -
Lolly Greenwood & Chris Moody

Pinnacle 1 
  Books Meet Technology: Booktalking About Coding,
Blogging Gaming, and More - Jeff Whittingham

 Pinnacle 2
  Part I of II:  Clicking the Bait:  Helping Patrons
Filter Fake News and Alternative Facts -
Cassandra Barnett, Jodie Borgerding & Janice Weddle
 Pinnacle 3
  Ensuring Excellence in Work and Academics for
Student Employees - Shawn Manis & Cori Schmidtbauer

Pinnacle 7 
  It's Not All Greek: An Analysis & Comparison of Online
Language Learning Tools - Brent Etzel

 Pinnacle 8
  Assessment Studies at the University of
Arkansas, Fayetteville

 Razorback
2:30PM - 3:30PM Exhibits Closing Event - Basket Auction Ends at 2:30PM
Pinnacle 4-5
3:30PM - 4:20PM Breakout Session 6 Pinnacle 1-3; 6-8; Razorback
  True Lit:  The Success of Fayetteville's
Literary Festival - Heather Robideaux &
Lolly Greenwood
 Pinnacle 1
  Coffee, Cider, and Culture: Creating Community
Involvement and Partnerships Through
Library Programming - Jennifer Koenig Johnson

 Pinnacle 2
  Part II of II:  Clicking the Bait:  Helping Patrons
Filter Fake News andAlternative Facts -
Cassandra Barnett, Jodie Borgerding &
Janice Weddle
Pinnacle 3 
  Hands-On S.T.E.M. Programs for Tweens and Teens -
Devin Stanley & Kena Bailey
Pinnacle 6
  Evaluating the Director - Donna McDonald Pinnacle 7 
  Using Pinterest for Research and Writing -
Jeff Whittingham et al.

Pinnacle 8 
  Arkansas Teen Book Award - Cathy Howser Razorback
4:30PM - 5:00PM Youth Services Round Table Meeting Razorback
4:30PM - 5:00PM Digital Services Round Table Meeting Pinnacle 1
4:30PM - 5:00PM Reference & Instruction Services Meeting Pinnacle 2
4:30PM - 5:00PM Government Documents Round Table Meeting Pinnacle 3
4:30PM - 5:00PM AAPL Business Meeting Pinnacle 8 
5:00PM - 6:30PM ArLA Annual Membership Business Meeting Commerce Ballroom
7:00PM - 9:00PM Bentonville Public Library Open House Bentonville Public Library


Time Tuesday, September 26 Room
8:00AM - 11:00AM Registration Reception Area
8:30AM - 9:20AM Breakout Session 7 Pinnacle 1-3; 6-8; Razorback
  The Evolution of "Craft Time": One Library's Journey from
Product Based Crafts to Process Art - Kayla Thornton &
Shelby Clark                 

Pinnacle 1 
  The Path to Youth Library Leadership: An Emerging
Leader Project - Sarah Gowdy Herford

Pinnacle 2 
  Collections, Prosecution, and Getting Back Your Stuff -
Gwyneth Jelinek

Pinnacle 3
  Libraries and Open Source Software: Rationes Nuptiis -
Jerry D. Brock

 Pinnacle 6
  Part I of II: Saving Your Assets: How Streamlining Repairs Can Save  
Time and Money - Melanie Hendrickson                 

Pinnacle 7 
  Arkansas WWI Centennial: Student Digital History Project -
George West

Pinnacle 8 
  Remodeling the Library and Creating an Information
Commons - Gwen Dobbs, et al.
 Razorback
9:30AM - 10:20AM Breakout Session 8 Pinnacle 1-3; 6-8; Razorback
  There's No Confusion, They're an Essential Infusion - 
Jordan Rodriguez
Pinnacle 1 
  Legislative Advocacy for Libraries - Hadi Dudley,
David Johnson & Donna McDonald
 Pinnacle 2
  Explore Space @ Your Library - Sue Ann Pekel &
Dr. Katherine Auld
 Pinnacle 3
  The Untapped Potential of Geneology! -
Leisa Horness
Pinnacle 6 
  Part II of II: Saving Your Assets: How Streamlining
Repairs Can Save Time and Money - Melanie Hendrickson

 Pinnacle 7
  ArLA and ALA: Working Together for Excellence -
Lacy Wolfe

Pinnacle 8 
  Hot Off the Press Release:  Creating Content that 
Catches the Attention of the Community - Michelle Vargas      
Razorback 
10:20AM - 11:00AM Coffee Break Reception Area
11:00AM - 12:00PM Closing Session
Berlinda Williams-Strong -
"Change Your Spice, Change Your Life"
Commerce Ballroom

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