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2021 ARSL Conference Schedule

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Oct 20
Oct 21
Oct 22
Oct 23
Virtual

 

 

 Wednesday, October 20 – Preconference Workshops

 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
 Sessions I
Tools for the Good Life

Backyard Explorers: Citizen Scientists in Training at the Library 

Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians          
 1:00–2:00 PM Lunch Break
 2:00–5:00 PM
 Sessions II
The Post-Pandemic Library: What Will Be Different? Measuring the Digital Divide

Effective Staff Development on Any Budget: Learn Something New Every Day 

 Misinformation Escape Room        
 7:00-9:00 PM Welcome Reception
 
 

 Thursday, October 21

 9:00–10:30 AM Welcome Breakfast*
with Tracie D. Hall, Sandy Littletree & Kathy Zappitello
 10:30–11:00 AM Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
 Sessions I
Public Libraries & the Impact of Community Engagement Customer Service Matters: Killing Your Top 10 with Kindness

 

If You Build it, Will They Come? Makerspaces Work in Small, Rural Libraries

Social Media 101

Poverty and Privilege: Intersectionality of Race & Class in Young People's Literature

 Library Ethics: What Would You Do?

 

 12:15–1:45 PM Keynote Lunch*
with Jarrett Adams, Author of Redeeming Justice
 2:00–3:00 PM
 Sessions II
OurStoryBridge: The Journey in Our First Year


Mental Health & Libraries
[Supersession pt. 1]

Being the Boss Burn-out Summer Reading Camp Curating & Maintaining Vibrant Collections for Users with Print Disabilities  Shark Tank: Library Lessons from the Private Sector  Inclusion in Staffing and Culture  
 3:00–3:30 PM Snacks with Exhibitors

 3:30–4:30 PM
 Sessions III

Digital stewardship and community curation at your library Mental Health & Libraries 
[Supersession pt. 2]
MiLibraryQuest: A Multi-Library Collaboration Project Crisis Leadership: Moving from Reactive Survival to Proactive Planning How to Grow a Seed Library  Policies of Yes  Staying Curious: Harnessing Cyclical Inquiry to Affect Positive Change  

 4:45–5:45 PM
 Sessions IV

Networking / Roundtables

 6:00–8:00 PM

Dine-arounds
 8:00–11:00 PM EveryLibrary Reception
*Breakfast and lunch meals included in the cost of in-person conference registration.
 

 Friday, October 22

 9:00–10:30 AM Breakfast* Keynote
with Michael Branch, Author & Humorist
 10:30–11:00 AM Break with Exhibitors
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
 Sessions I
Scan, Preserve, & Engage: Starting a Community Digitization Project Working with Library Boards: Assets, Advisors & Advocates   Promoting Your Library’s Collection: A Plan for Small but Mighty Libraries “I’m not a doctor”: Ethics and Best Practices in Health Reference Facilitating Community Wellbeing      
 12:15–1:45 PM Lunch* Keynote
Qian Julie Wang, Author of Beautiful Country
 2:00–3:00 PM
 Sessions II
Supporting Social Ties Among Older Adults During COVID-19 & Thereafter Terrific Tweens! Bringing Inclusive STEAM Learning Experiences to Our Favorite Age Group Retirement: Time to Ease on Down, Ease on Down the Road Reading Diversely: the Importance of Incorporating EDI in Readers' Advisory Practices
[Supersession pt. 1] 
Free for All! An Overview of Free Resources for Digital Outreach  Statistics That Tell a Story: How to Make Data-Informed Decisions that Positively Impact Your Library & Community Are We Finished or are We Complete? Radically Re-Envisioning LIS   
 3:00–3:30 PM Snacks with Exhibitors
 3:30–4:30 PM
 Sessions III
Bridges to Your Community: Tools for the Good Life Spreading the Word: The Challenge of Climate-Related Programming in Rural Libraries Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: Leading with Radical Acceptance Reading Diversely: the Importance of Incorporating EDI in Readers' Advisory Practices
[Supersession pt. 2] 
 Everyday Advocacy Asset-Based Partnerships for Small and Rural Libraries     
 4:30–5:30 PM Exhibits Grand Finale & Raffle
7:00 PM ARSL Trivia Night
 *Breakfast and lunch meals included in the cost of in-person conference registration.
 

 Saturday, October 23

 8:30–9:30 AM   Sessions I

Team Up With Your Community!
[Supersession pt. 1]

Cataloging the Community Teaching Leadership Through Young Adult Literature  Beginner's Guide to Being in Charge        
 9:30–10:00 AM Break
 10:00–11:00 AM
 Sessions II
Team Up With Your Community!
[Supersession pt. 2]
Big Services from Small Libraries Graphic Novels ARE "Real" Books Managing Worry & Stress in the Library Workplace: Don’t Let the Stress Monkeys Drive the Bus!        
11:30 AM–12:45 PM State of ARSL Brunch*
 1:00–5:00 PM ARSL Board Meeting
*Brunch meal included in the cost of in-person registration.
 

 Virtual

 Virtual & In-Person Mental Health and Libraries Bridges to Your Community: Tools for the Good Life Crisis Leadership: Moving from Reactive Survival to Proactive Planning Statistics That Tell a Story: How to make data-informed decisions that positively
impact your library and community
Free for All! An Overview of Free Resources for Digital Outreach      
Reading Diversely: the Importance of Incorporating EDI in Readers' Advisory Practices Spreading the Word: The Challenge of Climate-Related Programming in Rural Libraries  Big Services from Small Libraries Supporting Social Ties among Older Adults during COVID-19 and Thereafter        
 Virtual Only Framing the Future: Advancing Strategic Planning for Small and Rural Libraries Programming Beyond the Building Beyond Younger Volunteers: What Rural Friends Groups Need to Thrive Rural Library Network: Accelerating 3rd Grade Reading Outcomes Through a Rural Library Fellowship  

Health Literacy Possibilities @ Your Library

A Beginner's Guide to Implementing Telehealth in Rural Libraries  Rethinking Summer Reading: Experiences vs. Numbers  
How to S.T.R.E.A.M.-line Your Programming              
 Spark Talks Reading & Rolling Summer Book Delivery Program First-hand insight on rural libraries in Africa Systemic Inclusion Finding and Using County Health Data to Inform Programming, Collections, and Services Books on Horseback: Rural Outreach in the 21st Century Google Ad Grants for Small Libraries Ignite a Spark and Build Up STEAM!