2018 Presentations

Archived presentations and supplementary materials from the 2018 MLA conference are posted here. (in progress). For full list of programs and descriptions, see the Final Conference Program.

Becoming “Hyper-Local”: The Daniel Boone Regional Library Community History Archive
Presenters:
 Seth Smith, DBRL, Dylan Martin, Lincoln University of Missouri.  Poster

Beyond Trust Falls: Engaging Staff and Nurturing RelationshipsPresentation PDF
Presenters: Davina Harrison and Sarah Reando, Webster University

Challenges and Opportunities of Designing a Public Library
Presenters:
Kim Gile, Kansas City Public Library and Matt Glawatz, The Clark Enersen Partners. Presentation PDF

Comic Con Relief: 7 Things to Remember When Planning a ‘Super’ Con
Presenter:
Rachel Wallenbeck and Coleen Rose, Southwest Baptist University. Presentation PDF.

Diversity in Libraries: Creating Interdisciplinary Space at Missouri State University – Duane G. Meyer Library.
Presenter: Jessica Bennett, Missouri State University. Presentation PDF

Drag Queen Story Time
Presenters
: Maggie Melson, St. Charles City-County Library, Carrie Dietz, St. Louis Public Library, Sarah Reando, Webster University Library, Celeste Covington, Drag Queen. Presentation PDF

Expanding Outreach Services: Meeting Your Community Where They Are
Presenters:
Kristen Sherry and Emily Ehrenheim, St. Charles City-County Library District. Presentation PDF

Exploring Missouri’s Historic NewspapersPresentation PDF
Presenters: Matt Butler, Missouri State Library • Patsy Luebbert, Grant Manager, State Historical Society

Fellowships: Making the Most of Student-Library Relationships
Presenter:
Nate Beyerink, University of Missouri – Kansas City. Presentation PDF

Generation Z: Libraries and the Post-Millennial Generation
Presenter:
Jodie Borgerding, Continuing Education Services Manager, Amigos Library Services. Presentation PDF | Bibliography PDF

Keep Them Coming Back: Teen and Tween Clubs at the Library Presentation PDF
Presenters: Lee Anne Litzsinger, Collection Development Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library District, llitzsinger@stchlibrary.org; Kristin Kern, Youth Services Paraprofessional, St. Charles City-County Library District, kkern@stchlibrary.org; Elizabeth Lippoldt, Youth Services Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library District, elippoldt@stchlibrary.org; Jessie Park, Youth Services Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library District, jpark@stchlibrary.org; Mindy Schmidt, Youth Services Paraprofessional, St. Charles City-County Library District, mschmidt@stchlibrary.org; Johnathan Shoff, Youth Services Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library District, jshoff@stchlibrary.org

Leadership 101: Leading from Where You are Right Now
Presenters: Rebecca van Kniest, Fontbonne University and Katie Bava, John Burroughs School
Presentation PDF | “Layers of Leadership” handout | References

Maximize Access for All: Serving Disabled Patrons in Your Community
Presenters: Amy Nickless and Lisa Hellman, Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library; Kyle Evans, Springfield-Greene County Library; Patrick Wall, University City Public Library.  Presentation PDF | Resource List PDF

Movies and Memories: Dementia-Friendly Cinema in KC
Presenters:
April Roy, Plaza Library Directory, KCPL, Deborah Shouse, author of Connecting in the Land of Dementia and Love in the Land of Dementia. Presentation PDF

Opening Keynote Address
Presenter:
 Kevin MacDonald (permission given; materials pending via WeTransfer in email from MLA 2018)

Queer Space, Safe Space: Establishing LGBTQIA+ Programming for Teens
Presenters:
Elizabeth Lippoldt and Kristin Kern, St. Charles City-County Library. Presentation PDF

Robot Parade
Presenter:
Christa Van Herreweghe and Karen Young, University City Public Library. Presentation PDF

Serious Fun: Valuing Diversity and Community in a New Black History Month Tradition
Presenters:
Rachel Brekhus and Paula Roper, University of Missouri Libraries, Lauren Williams, Daniel Boone Regional Library. Presentation PDF

Single Search for Ebooks: Daring to be SimplyE
Presenter: Christine Peterson, Amigos Library Services. Presentation PDF | Handout PDF

Stranger Things: The Upside-Down and Rightside-Up of Realia
Presenter:
Alison Griffith, St. Charles City-County Library. Presentation PDF

Tales from the Children’s Floor: Finding the Right Story for the Right Kid
Presenter:
Colleen Norman, Leanna Gezich and Emma England, Mid-Continent Public Library. Presentation PDF

The Thin White Line: How Language and Unconscious Biases Contribute to Oppression
Presenters:
Sandy Rodriguez, Head of Digital Archives & Stewardship, UMKC and Anthony LaBat, Archives Assistant, UMKC. Presentation link (Google Doc)

Today’s Library: How to Make Your Community Hub Safe and Secure
Presenter:
Patrick Wall, University City Public Library and Susan Pruchnicki, Bond Architects. Presentation PDF

Unlocking Fun @ Your Library
Presenter:
Megan Durham, Daniel Boone Regional Library. Presentation PDF

You are a Library BadassPresentation PDF
Presenter: Brandi Sanchez, Daniel Boone Regional Library (permission given; materials pending; in email)