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2020 ARSL Conference Schedule at a Glance

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*Program schedule is subject to change. 

Monday, September 28
9:00 - 10:00 Opening Keynote
10:15 - 11:15

Sessions I
Engage, Enrich & Enlighten: Citizen Science for Libraries Made Easy

Pathways to Community
Wellbeing

Practical Policies & Procedures: Write It Down, Make It Happen Teaching Black HERstories Through Children’s Literature Tea Parties to Tween Scene, Clubs to Contests: The Tears & Triumphs of Accidental Programming & Events Librarians The First Year: Strategies for a Successful Directorship
11:15 - 12:15 Break with Exhibitors
12:15 - 1:15

Sessions II
Computational Thinking Unplugged Rural Libraries Create Pathways to Civil Legal Justice Know Your Staff: An Interactive Guide to Teambuilding "There's No Place Like Home...School Programs At Your Library!" Grant Writing 101: Practical Steps & Strategies to Help Your Library Soar  
 
Tuesday, September 29
9:00 - 10:00

Sessions I
Redefining Literacy With Community Events Library Security for Rural Libraries: Staying Safe When Help Is Far Proving Your Library’s Value: Persuasive, Organized & Memorable Messaging Using The E’s of Libraries® Going Solo in the Library [Supersession] Understanding & Improving Library Broadband Challenges & Resources with the Toward Gigabit Libraries Toolkit

 

10:15 - 11:15

Sessions II
OurStoryBridge: Creating an Online Oral History Project to Engage Your Community So, You Think You Want to Do a Community Needs Assessment? Start Here! Why Didn’t I Think About That?: Lessons Learned from Virtual Storytime Leadership: Small Acts, Big Results
11:15 - 12:15
Break with Exhibitors
12:15 - 1:15 Keynote
 
Wednesday, September 30
9:00 - 10:00

Sessions I
Capturing Your Community Sharing Our Resources to Support Healthy Living School Library Lessons for the Public Library World Mental Maintenance  All Ages Welcome: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations for Library Boards, Friends Groups, and Foundations 

 

10:15 - 11:15

Sessions II
Cooking in the Library Spark Talks: Services STEAM @ The Library Show Me the Money: Tips & Techniques for Writing a Successful IMLS Grant Application  Playing Well with Others – At Work  
11:15 - 12:15
Break with Exhibitors
12:15 - 1:15 Author Panel Discussion
 
Thursday, October 1
9:00 - 10:00

Sessions I
Around the Library in 80 Years Sustainability Is a Core Value: Communicating Climate Change Through Citizen Science From Dysfunctional to Functional: Moving Library Boards to the Next Level Your Piece of the Pie: Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs DIY Local History Online

[Supersession]

“We Need to Talk”: How to Master the Art of Tough Conversations  

10:15 - 11:15

Sessions II
Marketing Your Small Library: A Little Investment Can Go a Long Way Communities Matter: Providing Health Information at Your Library Easier Than It Looks: A Simple Approach to Strategic Planning How to Host Play Streets at the Library Unconscious Bias in Hiring Practices
11:15 - 12:15
Break with Exhibitors
12:15 - 1:15

Sessions III
Spark Talks: Programming

Promoting College Literacy & Supporting Academic Success at Your Library

Leave the Fines Behind: Rural Libraries Soar Even Higher by Going Fine Free & Creating More Equity! Changing the Behavior Game: Build Relationships to Change the Culture of your Library How Rude! The Price of Incivility in the Workplace  
 
Friday, October 2
9:00 - 10:00

Sessions I
Mindful Programming For All Ages Social Media for Small Libraries  EDI Discussion Esports in the Library  

[Supersession]
Library Ethics 101: What Would You Do?

10:15 - 11:15

Sessions II
Spark Talks: Community Outreach Resources for Patrons with Disabilities  Small Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at the Library Learning Circles   
11:15 - 12:15
Break with Exhibitors
12:15 - 1:15 Closing Keynote