2019 Presentations

Archived presentations and supplementary materials from the 2019 MLA Conference are posted here. (in progress). For full list of programs and descriptions, see the Final Conference Program.

Genealogy & Local History 101 – OFFSITE @ MIDWEST GENEALOGY CENTER, Cheryl Lang, Midwest Genealogy Center Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library, Jennifer Sanders-TuttLocal History Librarian, St. Joseph Public Library, Rebecca Splain, Adult Services Librarian from St. Charles City-County Library: Presentation

Increasing Resilience Through Trauma Sensitive Approaches,Scott Rader, Early Literacy Coordinator, Mid-Continent Public Library, Michael Willis, School Age Coordinator, Mid-Continent Public Library, Mackenzie Ahlberg Elliot, Community Programming Specialist: Teen, Mid-Continent Public Library, Vera Elwood, Outreach Librarian, Hays Public Library: Presentation, Worksheet, Handout

Access Challenged: An Intellectual Freedom Workshop, Tiffany Mautino, Intellectual Freedom Committee – Chair, Missouri Library Association: Presentation

DIY @ Your Library: Modern Homesteading, Keir Haug, Branch Manager – Prairie Commons Branch, Saint Louis County Library, Meg Coyle, Branch Manager – Cliff Cave Branch, Saint Louis County Library: Presentation and Handout

Making the Most of your Journal Usage Data, Shelly McDavid, STEM Librarian, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Neil E. Das, Electronic Resources Librarian, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Eric McDavid, Database Programmer/Analyst, University of Missouri – OSEDA: Presentation and Handout

What are Municipal Bonds and How are They Used to Fund Projects?, Martin Ghafoori, Director – Public Finance, Stifel, Christa Van Herreweghe, Assistant Director and IT Librarian for the University City Public Library: Presentation

Beginning Practical Project Management for Libraries – Tools, Tips & Tricks, Lea Briggs, Library Director, Northwest Missouri State University: Presentation

Creating Teen-Led Programming, Kelsey Bates, Senior Teen Librarian, Kansas City Public Library: Presentation

Listen Up! Readers’ Advisory for Audiobooks, LynnDee Wathen: Branch Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library – Buckner Branch: Presentation

True Crime: Throw the Book At ‘Em!, Heather Wefel, Adult Services Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library: Presentation

Children’s Social Emotional Development in the Library, Ren Reed, Early Literacy Associate, Mid-Continent Public Library, Josie Schnieder, Early Literacy Associate, Mid-Continent Public Library: Presentation

Library Bond Financing 101- Maximizing Capital/Minimizing Cost, Michael Short, Senior V.P., George K. Baum & Company, Steve Potter, Library Director Mid-Continent Public Library: Presentation

Unintended User Feedback from a Library Scavenger Hunt Activity, Navadeep Khanal, E-Learning and Web Development Librarian, Libraries, University of
Missouri, Veronika Bradley, Graduate Library Assistant, Libraries, University of Missouri: Presentation

(Barely) Managing Teens, Asia Gross, Regional Branch Manager, St. Charles City-County Library, Elizabeth Lippoldt, Teen Services Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library: Presentation

STArt @ your Library: Science, Technology and Art Programs for Youth, Sarah Wood, Assistant Manager, Youth Services, St. Louis County Library, Andrea Walter,
Youth Services Project Assistant, St. Louis County Library
: Presentation and Resource list

It All Starts Here: Library Programming for Babies, Sarah Dunson, Early Literacy Associate, Mid-Continent Public Library: Presentation

Dispatches from the Digital Collaboration front lines: Update on DPLA and MissouriHub, Emily Jaycox, Librarian, Missouri Historical Society: Presentation

Read the Room: Proactive Safety and Security Strategies for Public Libraries, Dustin Koopman, Safety and Security Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library: Presentation

Increasing Librarian Well-Being, Erin Campbell, MLS, Senior Research Librarian, National Association of Insurance Companies, Alicia Houston, Librarian, Black & Veatch Corporation, Sara K. Motsinger, MLS,  Medical Librarian, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Katie Mulik, MLS, AHIP, Manager of Library Services, Children’s Mercy Hospital: Presentation

Using Wikipedia to Build Community, Kim Gile, Community Reference Manager, Kansas City Public Library: Presentation

Sure-Fire Read Aloud Hits: The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award, Brandi Hamlin, Youth Services Paraprofessional, St. Charles City-County Library, Johnathan Shoff, Youth Services Supervisor, St. Charles City-County Library: Presentation

From Page to Stage: Creating Rewarding Author Events in Your Library, Kaite Stover, Director of Readers’ Services, Kansas City Public Library: Presentation

Does Ironman Know Wonder Woman? Librarians, the Universe, and Pop Culture Literacy, Kaite Stover, Director of Readers’ Services, Kansas City Public Library, Naphtali Faris, Lonejack Branch Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library, Joshua Neff, Librarian, Johnson County (KS) Library, Gregg Winsor, Readers’ Advisor, Johnson County (KS) Library: Presentation

Resume and Job Assistance: What to do when your Business Librarian is Unavailable, Rachelle Brandel, Adult Services Librarian, Ferguson Municipal Public Library: Presentation

Does it Bring you Joy? Letting go of Policies, Procedures & Resources that no Longer Fit, Karen Robinson, Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Missouri, Christa Van Herreweghe, Assistant Director – University City Public Library, Cindy Dudenhoffer, Director of Information Resources & Assessment – Central Methodist
University:
Presentation

Access Through Inclusion: Supporting LGBT Populations in Rural Academic Libraries, Joe Kohlburn, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Jefferson College, Tracy Gomillion, Willow Foundation: Presentation

Thinking Creatively About Digital Collections, Elizabeth McArthur, Digital Equity & Strategic Technologies Librarian, BiblioTech: Presentation

Demonstrating Value of Your Library & You: Lessons Learned from Special Librarians, Erin Campbell, MLS, Senior Research Librarian, National Association of Insurance Companies, Alicia Houston, Librarian, Black & Veatch Corporation, Sara K. Motsinger, MLS, Medical Librarian, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Katie Mulik, MLS, AHIP, Manager of Library Services, Children’s Mercy Hospital: Presentation

One Campus, One Read, Many Voices: How the Academic Library Can Support Campus Reading Initiatives, Lindsay Schmitz, Head of Public Services, University of Missouri St. Louis, Lindsey Scales, Reference Librarian, University of Missouri St. Louis: Presentation

Rolling for the Initiative: Facilitating Learning with Tabletop Games, Kelsey Bates, Senior Teen Librarian, Kansas City Public Library, Ron Freeman, Children’s Librarian, Kansas City Public Library, Lauren Olson, Youth Librarian, Kansas City Public Library: Presentation, Tabletop Gaming Best Practices, Tabletop Gaming Resources, Recommended Games, 21st Century Notecards, Debriefing

Hosting Comic Book Club in an Academic Setting, Mara Inge, Sr. Library Information Specialist, University of MO Engineering Library: Presentation

Explaining & Exploring our Value: Engineering Student and Faculty Perceptions of “their” Library, Noël Kopriva, Engineering Librarian & Head, Engineering Library & Technology Commons, University of Missouri, Mara Inge, Library Information Specialist, University of MO Engineering Library: Presentation

So You Want to be a Manager: Faking it till you Make it, Leanna Gezich, Assistant Branch Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library, Sam Mueller, Assistant Branch Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library, Melissa Stan, Assistant Branch Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library: Presentation

What’s so special about Special Libraries?, Brian McCann, Systems & Knowledge Management Librarian, Stinson Leonard Street: Presentation

Spotlight on Literacy: A Third-Grade Reading Project in Rural Missouri, Naphtali Faris, Lone Jack Branch Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library, Katina Jones
Data Analyst, Mid-Continent Public Library: Presentation

MRRL Book Box: Increasing Circulation and Reaching New Readers Through Innovation, Natalie Newville, Marketing Manager, Missouri River Regional Library, Claudia Cook, Director of MRRL, Angie Bayne, Children’s Department Manager, MRRL, Courtney Waters, Teen Services Manager, MRRL: Presentation

Rethinking How You Hire, Andrew Phillips, North Independence Branch Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library, Leigh Hallenberg, North Oak Branch Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library: Presentation

Off the Beaten Path: Designing Adult Programs for a New Era, Katie Hopkins, Adult Programming Coordinator, Springfield-Greene County Library District, Konrad Stump, Local History Associate, SGCL: Presentation

A Library without Books: The Spirit of the Library Lives Digitally, Jeannine Linnane, Assistant Librarian, Littler, Jackie Lemmer, Assistant Librarian, Littler: Presentation

Reading Rocket: On the Road with Early Literacy, Lisa Campbell, Reading Rocket Coordinator, Mid-Continent Public Library: Presentation

Keeping Up with Readers Advisory for Teens, Tiffany Weyant, Sr. Library Technical Assistant, Kansas City Public Library: Presentation

Succession Planning, Paula Singer, PhD., Vice President, Segal Consulting: Presentation

Building a Community of Leaders, Aaron Eller, Regional Branch Manager, St. Charles City-County Library: Presentation

LGBTQ Plus You: Incorporating LGBTQ+ in Your Library, Julie Phoenix, Youth Librarian, St. Louis County Library, Angie Rundle, Youth Services Specialist, St. Louis County Library, Katherine Van Arsdale, Assistant Branch Manager, St. Louis County Library: Presentation

Edge 2.0: Public Libraries as Catalysts for Community Innovation, Lourdes Aceves, Associate Director, Digital Programs, Urban Libraries Council, Jennifer Thompson, Library Consultant, Missouri State Library: Presentation

Count US in! Public Libraries and Census 2020, Jenny Garmon, Legal + Government Information Specialist, Kansas City Public Library, Beccah Rendall, VISTA/RISE Program Specialist, Kansas City Public Library: Presentation

Creation, Care, Feeding of a Marketing Plan, Karen Robinson, Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Missouri: Presentation

Coding for Younger Children, Joey Bryan, EdS, Technical Integration Specialist, MOREnet: Presentation

Your Collection Unshelved: Teaming up for Thriving Collection, Diane Christensen, Collection Development Librarian, Mid-Continent Public Library, Cassidy Rogers
Collection Development Librarian, Mid-Continent Public Library, Lisa Sampley, Collection Services Manager, Springfield Greene County Library District: Presentation

Going Bold by Going Bust: Doing Away with the Library Liaison Model, Mardi Mahaffy, Head of Teaching and Learning, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Julie Hartwell, Instructional Design Librarian, UMKC, Cindy Thompson, Associate Dean, UMKC: Presentation

Talking Business at the Library without a Budget, Morgan Perry, Business Outreach Specialist, Mid-Continent Public Library, Kelly Head, Business Information Librarian, Mid-Continent Public Library: Presentation

Wellness for All: Promoting Health and Wellness in Missouri Libraries, Christina Pryor, Library Engagement and Missouri Coordinator, National Network of
Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region, Kathy Condon-Boettcher, Director, Festus Public Library, Bonnie Witt, Health & Wellness Coordinator, Mid-Continent Public Library: Presentation

COUNTER Release 5: What’s Different, What to Do With It, Melanie Church, Content Services Librarian, Rockhurst University: Presentation

Coding Club Resources, Bob Martin, Tech Integration Specialist, MOREnet: Presentation

Facebook Advertising for Small and Rural Libraries: Let’s Make it Fun Again, Hanna Taylor, Small Business Specialist, Mid-Continent Public Library, Morgan Perry
Small Business Specialist, Mid-Continent Public Library:
Presentation

Scholarly Information Seeking Habits and Behaviors of Missouri State University Faculty, Andrea Miller, Assistant Head, Content Management & Acquisitions, Missouri State University: Presentation

Japanese Cartoons and Comics, Matthew Murphy: Presentation

Making the Census Count: How an Accurate & Complete Count Benefits Missouri, Alexandra Rankin, Government Affairs Manager, Missouri Foundation for Health: Presentation

School Libraries Venturing into Mental Health, Beth M. Brendler, Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Missouri, Denice Adkins, Associate Professor, University of Missouri, Kerry Townsend, Library Media Coordinator, Columbia Public Schools and doctoral student, University of Missouri: Presentation

Gaining a Seat at the Table: Conversations with Stakeholders, Dr. Rene Burress, Assistant Professor, University of Central Missouri; Jennifer Caster, School Librarian, Belton School District; Amanda Harrison, District Library Supervisor, McPherson Kansas: Presentation

Imagine: One App To Rule Them All, Christine Peterson, Engagement & Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Amigos Library Services: Presentation

Spearheading a Major Anniversary Celebration, Jennifer Sanders-Tutt, Local History Librarian, St. Joseph Public Library: Presentation

Creating Your Own Breakout Room for the Library, Joey Bryan, Technical Integration Specialist, MOREnet: Presentation

Why the Librarian was Mift over Tif: Economic Incentive Policy and its Impact on Public Library Funding, Steve Potter, Library Director, Mid-Continent Public Library; Jim Staley, Community Relations and Planning Director, Mid-Continent Public Library; Dr. Terrance Ward, Doolin Ward Consulting (tentative): Presentation

#ReadLocal: A Conversation with Local YA Authors, Bailey Compton, Teen Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library; Brandi Hamlin, Youth Services Paraprofessional, St. Charles City-County Library: Presentation

Grow with Google – Get Your Business Online, Bryan Caplan: Presentation

Grow with Google – Reach Customers Online with Google, Bryan Caplan: Presentation

Grow with Google – Using Data to Drive Business Growth. Bryan Caplan: Presentation

Become a Global Librarian, Jeanette E. Pierce, Associate University Librarian, University of Missouri: Poster, Global Librarian Brochure, Reading List, ALA International Relations Round Table Brochure

Take the Bull by the Horns: Combating Bulls*t in Academic Libraries, Amanda B. Albert, Information Literacy Coordinator, Washington University in St. Louis: Poster

Print Periodicals: Recut the Puzzle Without Losing Any Pieces, Jennifer Combs, Collection Development Associate, Kansas City Public Library: Presentation and Handout