2015 Sessions

Complete Conference Program 2015 (PDF)

List of conference sessions with links to all PDFs and PowerPoints received

Wednesday Preconferences

50 Shades of Quit Judging: Readers’ Advisory, Intellectual Freedom, & Personal Taste
Reaching Reluctant Teen Readers
Transforming Communities Through Crisis
Taking the Library to the People: Bookmobiles & Outreach Services
Genealogy Resources in the Heartland
E-Resources Bootcamp: Becoming an Expert at E-Resources in Your Library
Building Community Through the Art of the Story & Tour of Woodneath
Weave-a-Tale Workshop with Kendra Jones

FoKL/KLTA Luncheon with Guest Gayle Harper

Welcome & Opening Keynote: Peter Morville

Wednesday Sessions

Using Alternative Metrics for Collection Development
RA Toolkit: Developing RA Skills & Morale–Genre Studies & Team Building
Succession Planning – Who’s up next?
Networking for Wallflowers
Opening the Borders to Government Information: Best Practices for Reference & ILL
The Balancing Act of Digital Privacy and Digital Services in Libraries
Here comes the pitch: Millennials on getting people to buy what the library’s selling
Beyond the TPT (Toilet Paper Tube): art exploration idea for storytime 
Honoring the Creative Spirit in YOU with Author and Photographer Gayle Harper
StoryCorps @ your library: Using the StoryCorps method to create an oral history collection
State Humanities Council Programs for Libraries and Communities
Format Focus: RA Mixtape: Short Stories
Engaging Readers and Teaching the Common Core with Culturally Relevant Texts
Fulfilling A Quest: Building Programs for Children with Special Needs
Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People
PBworks Wiki: a tool streamlines our Technical Services workflow
Tween Book Clubs: Tips and Titles!
They’re Not Where They Need To Be – Now What? Scaffolding Information Literacy and Using Assessment Data Successfully
Tooting Our Own Horn: Developing a Brand Message
Weeding Without Tears: Don’t Let Weeding Become a Public Relations Nightmare, by Mickey Coalwell, Regional Director, LSSI
Management Foundations: Essential Skills for Successful Library Manager 
Wayfinding in Contemporary Libraries: A Case Study at Johnson County Central Resource Library
MARC Record Bestiary: RDA Cataloging and Non-Book Materials
Teaching the Whole Child- Getting Kids Moving to Get Them Learning
Creating Health Communities at the Library: One Starfish at a Time
Let’s Make a Game Out of It: Building Connections, Constructing Community, Thinking Strategically
Researching at the Midwest Genealogy Center
Breaking Down Borders: LGBT Collections for Children and Adolescents

Thursday Sessions

Assessment Basics: Surveys, Focus Groups, Interviews, Observations? Finding the Right Tool for the Right Job!   
A Quick n’ Dirty Guide to Adult and YA Urban Fiction 
Why “Hi There!” Might Not Make the Best Impression in Your Cover Letter 
They Don’t Know We’re Here:  Promoting Your Library and Performing Outreach In-House, by Eryn Campbell, NAIC, Brian McCann, Black & Veatch
Boys and Books – Get them hooked! 
Discovery Systems as Convergence: Blurring the Boundaries between Public and Technical Services 
Bringing Sanity Back to Difficult Interactions with Patrons   
How to Keep Library Cultural Programs Going and Growing 
Rethinking Staff Training in the Public Library
Serving the Growing Midwestern Latino Population(s) by Denise Adkins and Robin Fogle Karz
RA Toolkit: Care and Feeding of Book Groups
I Want this Job Because I Like to Read Books: Interview Skills that Will Save You from Saying the Wrong Thing
Visual Thinking Strategies: From the Museum to the Library, What’s Going On in this Picture?    by Amelia Nelson, Spencer Art Reference Library, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Watcher’s Advisory: Marketing Movies
Using Google Apps to Effectively Manage Employees
Creating Partnerships to Reduce Recidivism
Let’s Talk About Race (Baby): Community Programming
Tech Tool Trends 2015
Library Makeover Tour around Southeast Kansas
Audience Focus: Kid/Teen/Adult Crossovers  
Fresh Out of the Gate: How Two New Library Professionals Navigate Their Careers of Consulting, Advising, and Supporting Veteran Public Library Directors and Their Staff
Digital Border-Crossing: Practical Advice for Digitization Projects that Transcend Borders
Circulating E-Readers in Public Libraries
Going Where They Are: Measuring the Impact on Student Learning of Intentionally Embedded Librarians
Surefire Read-Aloud Hits: The MO Building Block Picture Book Award  (additional files: Books to Read With Missouri Building Blocks, )
It’s Not Change That’s the Problem, It’s the Lack of Transition That’s the Problem
Building an Online Book Club at Your Library
Perspectives on the ACRL Framework, Comparing Standards, and Creating Learning Activities for Information Literacy
Redefining Inspirational Fiction for a Broader Audience
State Library of Kansas: Overview by Jeff Hixon, Megan Schulz, Allie Lockwood, Lianne Flax
The Special Librarian Career Path
Thinking Outside the Stacks: Building Visibility, Building Community, by Kathleeen Morgan, Director of Development, Lawrence Public Library, and Judy Keller, Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, Inc.
A Storywalk in the Park
YA Literature Update 2015
Horrible, Evil Library Books: Intellectual Freedom for New Staff
Ready, Set, GO:  Making the move from FirstSearch to WorldCat Discovery (2nd file from presentation)
Using Topics from Journal Most Read/Most Cited Articles as Search Terms in Library Instruction Class
Reading is my Superpower: Comics in the Library
A Room of One’s Own (or Not): Library Study Room Usage
Pop-Up Usability Testing – More Data, Less Time and Money    
Misery Loves Company: Legislative Challenges on Both Sides of the Border and Beyond
Eat Up!  Read Up! Learning the Ins and Outs of hosting Feeding Programs at your Library
Don’t Make the Blind Kid Play Dodge Ball: Making Library Instruction Accessible to Students with Disabilities

Friday Sessions

DPLA: What is it? How will it benefit my patrons? How can my library participate?
So Your Youth Has Become Historical Fiction: Talk Up Your Era with Today’s Readers
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Library Students (and their supervisors)
Library and County Extension Partnership: “Super Heroes” Dreams Enlarge Library Boundaries
Connecting Public Libraries with Alternative Schools
Don’t Be Scared, It’s Just an Early Literacy Fair
Support Open Educational Resources Now, by Jeannette Pierce, MU Libraries
Crossing the Musical Borders @ Your Library: Let’s Jam!
RA Toolkit: Writing Reviews, Annotations, Book Talks, & Blog Posts
Art of Negotiation
A Funny Thing Happened When I Left the Library: Making the Library Accessible to Business Owners
Minecrafting Data: How to Collect Information, Best Practices for Reviews, & Data Collection for Advocating
STEAM-y Storytimes 
My First Year as an Academic Library Director: Lessons Learned
Attracting Digital Users with Easy Access: Online User Registration for Electronic Resources
Format Focus: Nonfiction–Got to Be Real 
Communication is Key: How Connecting Collection Development and ILL Can Develop a Better Collection
Being Together, Not the Same: Training Student Assistants in Different Library Departments
Film Programming
Engaging Tweens and Teens in Our Libraries
What Faculty Think they Know: Understanding Faculty Awareness and Perceptions of Library Services
Library-Created Ebook Platforms – An Update
New Adult Fiction: A New Genre for a Growing Audience
STEMming Outside the Box: Passive and Self-Directed Programming for Teens and Tweens 
Finding the Funding: Crossing Borders to Find Grant Opportunities
Libraries Without Borders: Common Themes and Different Solutions
Why We NEED Diverse Books by Kimberly A. Patton, Youth Services Supervisor, Kansas City, KS Public Library, Main Branch