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Wednesday, October 11
 

9:00am EDT

ALA Advocacy & Intellectual Freedom Boot Camp
“Who needs libraries?” Beneath those three words is an iceberg of challenges, from delivering on-point messaging, gathering compelling statistics, and the need to re-educate key audiences on the value of libraries, fundamental not only to librarians, but to our democratic society at large. The recent rash of anti-library trends, including the anti-tax movement, privatization, removal of independent library boards, and deprofessionalization, point to a systemic shift in our landscape that is very different than budget cuts and recession: an attack on libraries as a public service. The Boot Camp will help library communities prepare to advocate for libraries as fundamental building blocks to democracy. In this session, we’ll explore some of the brutal facts about our current environment, celebrate our assets, and offer practical tips to reclaim a moral sanction for the work we do, and the support our communities deserve.

Speakers

Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Carolina D

9:00am EDT

The Great Renovation & Construction Ideas Bus Tour
SCLA and the Richland Library are offering a bus tour of three newly renovated and constructed libraries. Richland County staff and the architects who designed the buildings will introduce you to each building. Learn how they turned their community’s needs into innovative service ideas and created the spaces needed to make those dreams a reality.
The “Great Library Renovation & Construction Ideas Bus Tour” begins promptly at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11th at the Downtown Marriott Hotel for a three-hour tour. The tour is limited to 22 people. The cost of the tour is $15 for a SCLA member and $20 for a non-member.

1:00pm EDT

1st General Session & Business Meeting
Kristin Pekoll is Assistant Director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF). She is part of a five person team dedicated to promoting the right to read and providing education about the First Amendment. Kristin shines a light on current book challenges in libraries and schools and advocates for access to information. As a former small town librarian, she is most passionate about supporting teachers and librarians in education and on the front lines.

Speakers

Wednesday October 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
Capital I-III

1:00pm EDT

Thinking About a New Job? Advice to Make It Happen!!
SCLA Career Services will set up a meeting for you with one of its experienced librarians for a free, confidential consultation on your career plans at this year’s SCLA Conference. In your meeting, you have the opportunity to receive guidance on making your cover letter pop, highlighting your strengths in your resume, and making a positive impression in your interview. By appointment only.

Wednesday October 11, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Private Lounge

2:30pm EDT

Library Outreach to Seniors: Serving An Aging Population
As worldwide population continues to age rapidly, consider offering library outreach to seniors in your community who may not be able to enjoy library services otherwise. Learn the basics about outreach to seniors: how to get started, which activities or services to share, and general tips and advice.

Speakers

Wednesday October 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm EDT
Carolina D

2:30pm EDT

Library Programming: Make it Happen with Discus!
Join us to make library programming happen with online resources from Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library. From fake news awareness to computer skill building, learn how to integrate Discus resources and more into your library programming planning and delivery. Whether you’re starting a new program or spicing up an existing one, Discus can help!

Speakers

Wednesday October 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm EDT
Carolina E

2:30pm EDT

Resettled Refugees in South Carolina: Exploring the Role of Library and Information Providers
The world is currently experiencing the greatest number of displaced people ever recorded. Resettled refugees in our communities face great challenges and have unique information needs. This presentation discusses original research on the information needs of resettled refugees and what that can mean for libraries in South Carolina.our communities face great challenges and have unique information needs. This presentation discusses original research on the information needs of resettled refugees and what that can mean for libraries in South Carolina.


Wednesday October 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm EDT
Carolina A-C

2:30pm EDT

Where to From Here: Copyright and Licensing for Libraries
We’ve moved into a new world of information sharing with shifting models of how and when we can share and access resources. Learn about how copyright and licensing affect both libraries and patrons, and how we can move forward so we have access to the information we deserve and need.

Speakers

Wednesday October 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm EDT
Carolina F-H

4:00pm EDT

Creating Vibrant and Usable Spaces: Meeting the Needs of Customers and Staff
The Second Level of Richland Library, Main is home to 13 meeting and study rooms, a theater, makerspace, production stage, editing lab, art studio, writing spaces, and a resident's studio. Hear about the design, management, and staffing of these busy, collaborative spaces. Expect the good, the bad, and the ugly!


Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Carolina D

4:00pm EDT

Everyday Legal Issues for Youth Services Library Staff
Would you like to know more about liability issues when doing crafts? How privacy laws effect our work at the library? What it means to be a mandated reporter? Then this session is for you! Come learn about these everyday legal issues and more, with Jacqueline M. Pavlicek of Callison Tighe & Robinson, LLC


Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Carolina E

4:00pm EDT

Using Data to Improve Workload Balance and Transform Reference Service
Research consultations can be an effective way to reach students, but scheduling appointments to meet student needs while keeping librarian workload in balance can be challenging. We looked for patterns in research consultation request data and implemented LibCal to give both students and librarians autonomy over their schedules.


Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Carolina A-C

4:00pm EDT

Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship: Mix and Mingle
Come join us for a mix and mingle and learn about the history of the Scholarship for Diversity in Librarianship and show your support of the Scholarship for Diversity.


Wednesday October 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Carolina F-H

6:00pm EDT

Happy Learning Hour
All SCLA attendees are invited to join us for complimentary drinks, hors d’oeuvres, mingling, and learning with library folks from around the state. This event will infuse some activities designed to help you connect with your communities, uncover their assets, and build new services and spaces that ignite your community’s passions.

Wednesday October 11, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Richland Library - Main
 
Thursday, October 12
 

6:15am EDT

Zumba with Celeste
A total high energy workout combining all elements of fitness, cardio, muscle, conditioning, balance, and flexibility. An awesome cardio workout! Involved in the dance and fitness world for most of her life, Celeste Smith teaches clogging, kids fitness, and Zumba, and is the owner of MOVE studio in Orangeburg, SC. Contact Registration Desk to attend. (additional fee required)

Speakers

Thursday October 12, 2017 6:15am - 7:00am EDT
Palmetto II

7:30am EDT

Sponsor Breakfast with the Directors
If you’re a Director or Head of a Department who has purchasing authority, please come enjoy “Breakfast with the Directors and Sponsors.” Meet informally with your colleagues and help us thank those vendors who have supported the conference with a sponsorship of Magnolia level or above. Our thanks to the Association of Public Library Administrators and the Richland Library for supporting this event.

Thursday October 12, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am EDT
Richland Library - Main

9:00am EDT

Serving Rural, Suburban, and Urban Teens
Hear library staff from three different public library settings talk about the challenges and successes they have faced. Library staff from Spartanburg County Public Library, Chapin Memorial Library, and Berkeley County Public Library will talk about the different perspectives required to serve their populations.


Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Carolina D

9:00am EDT

Tipping Over; When Board Meetings and Birthday Cakes Send You Over the Edge
The national conversation around mothers in the workplace is constant and at times, contentious. As the CEO of the Richland Library, wife and mother of three children, Melanie explores her candid take on the inherent tension in having it all (yeah, right.), finding balance (impossible) and why we bother at all when it’s so hard.


Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Carolina E

9:00am EDT

We've Got A LoT: Creating a Library of Things at a Small and Rural Academic Library
Libraries of Things (LoT) are already well-documented in public libraries; however, academic libraries have only recently begun offering similar services/collections to their users. This session will reveal how librarians at a small and rural campus spearheaded and implemented LoT and review challenges and plans for LoT collection growth.


Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Carolina F-H

9:00am EDT

The Library Image and YOU: What’s Happening in Marketing and Outreach
A special three hour Marketing & PR session! Part 1: Could your library’s public spaces do with a makeover? This session includes step-by-step instructions for conducting an image audit as well as suggestions on how to address things found confusing in the library’s public area signage. The emphasis will be on practical approaches and inexpensive, if not free, ways to improve your library’s image and to develop a type of brand recognition for an individual library. Also addressed will be issues of customer service and positive messages as key factors in the minds of others when they envision the library.  Part 2: What strategies and techniques can be used to create a successful outreach program to diverse populations.  Part 3: Join a rollicking exchange of ideas to make to “Make It Happen” in your library!


Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00am - 11:50am EDT
Carolina A-C

9:00am EDT

Thinking About a New Job? Advice to Make It Happen!!
SCLA Career Services will set up a meeting for you with one of its experienced librarians for a free, confidential consultation on your career plans at this year’s SCLA Conference. In your meeting, you have the opportunity to receive guidance on making your cover letter pop, highlighting your strengths in your resume, and making a positive impression in your interview. By appointment only.

Thursday October 12, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Private Lounge

10:00am EDT

Searching Is Not Research: Frames Matter
Despite ACRL’s framework, there is a continued misunderstanding that information literacy can be achieved by teaching search strategies alone. Hear how a librarian and English instructor worked together to develop a broader agenda for information literacy instruction beyond the show-and-tell mechanics emphasized by traditional library instruction.


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Carolina F-H

10:00am EDT

What We Talk About When We Talk About Music
Music is changing. According to the RIAA, the drop-off in music CD revenue since 2007 is a staggering 84%. With many artists now releasing albums digitally only, what does this mean for public libraries? We’ll take an in depth look at the music shift and what the future holds.

Speakers

Thursday October 12, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Carolina E

10:00am EDT

Adventures in Preschool STEAM
Our library recently revamped one of our Preschool Storytimes to be part traditional storytime, part learning through STEAM activity stations. Learn how to incorporate easy, inexpensive STEAM activities into your own storytimes and library programs. We'll also discuss some great resources for finding activities.

Speakers

Thursday October 12, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Carolina D

11:00am EDT

Developing Relationships: Creating an Embedded Librarian Program for First Year Composition Courses
The presenters devised an ENGL 102 embedded librarianship program to help students struggling with critical thinking, research, and information literacy. This program used scaffolded info lit sessions woven within the established curriculum at key points. Sessions included choosing keywords and topics, guided searching, article analysis, resource mining, and source legitimacy.


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Carolina F-H

11:00am EDT

Managing Streaming and On-Demand Content in Public Libraries
Streaming and pay-on-demand services are changing the way public libraries deliver content to patrons. Patron expectations and long term financial sustainability will be explored along with libraries' capacity to collectively advocate for fair funding models.


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Carolina E

11:00am EDT

Not for the Faint of Heart: Q and A with Some of the Midlands and South Carolina’s Most Courageous Leaders
Melanie Huggins, Executive Director of Richland Library moderates a panel of Liberty Fellows who will share their insights on fearless leadership during turbulent times. From statewide officials to attorneys and CEOs, this esteemed panel represents diverse perspective and experiences but a shared passion for making progress in South Carolina.


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Carolina D

12:00pm EDT

2nd General Session & Luncheon
John Chrastka is Executive Director of EveryLibrary, the first nationwide political action committee for libraries. Since 2013, EveryLibrary has helped 63 library communities with ballot measures for funding, operations, and buildings, winning 46 and securing over $220 million in funding on Election Days. A long-time library trustee, supporter and advocate, Mr. Chrastka is a former president of the Board of Trustees for the Berwyn (IL) Public Library (2006 – 2015) and is a former president of the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System (RAILS), a multi-type library system. Prior to his work on EveryLibrary, he was a partner in AssociaDirect, a Chicago-based consultancy focused on supporting associations in membership recruitment, conference, and governance activities, and was Director for Membership Development at the American Library Association (ALA).

Speakers

Thursday October 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:15pm EDT
Capital I-III

1:30pm EDT

Make Civil Rights and the Humanities Happen at Your Library
Experts Bobby Donaldson of the new Center for Civil Rights History and Research Center and author Eric Touya (The Case for the Humanities: Pedagogy, Polity, Interdisciplinarity) will share from their perspectives how to enhance efforts to make Civil Rights and the Humanities happen at your library. Book signing to follow.


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm EDT
Carolina A-C

1:30pm EDT

Memoir Writing Circles
Everyone has a story worth telling! Whether it was fifty years ago or last week, we all benefit from reflecting on the past. Empower your patrons to share their history with this easy-to-adapt program. Following a simple Prompt-Write-Share-Critique format, patrons learn to craft compelling stories for their families and friends.


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm EDT
Carolina F-H

1:30pm EDT

SC Plants the Seed
SC Plants the Seed is a partnership between SCSL, public libraries, SCDHEC, SCDSS, and End Child Hunger SC to bring local SC farmers to public libraries, encourages SNAP recipients to make produce purchases with Healthy Bucks, gives families recipe books, and offers free books to children.


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm EDT
Carolina D

1:30pm EDT

Taming Tantrums: Helping Parents with Challenges
When facing meltdowns and tantrums, it’s difficult for parents to know what to do. Library staff have the unique opportunity to support parents, connect them with information and assist caregivers with self-regulation. Attend this session to learn tips and strategies for taming temper tantrums and managing meltdowns at your library.


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm EDT
Carolina E

3:30pm EDT

'I Was Born to Be in a Library.': Pat Conroy's Great Love of Libraries
Pat Conroy Literary Center director Jonathan Haupt will discuss best-selling author Pat Conroy’s lifelong love of libraries—exploring the roles public libraries, school libraries, and Conroy's personal library played in his writing life. This session also includes an overview of the new Pat Conroy Literary Center which continues Conroy’s legacy.

Speakers

Thursday October 12, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Carolina D

3:30pm EDT

Historical South Carolina Newspapers: New Local Digitization Process and Access
Kate Boyd will explain the new in-house process for digitizing South Carolina newspapers and bringing them online using a locally installed digital asset management system.

Speakers

Thursday October 12, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Carolina A-C

3:30pm EDT

Legislative Action Matters
This session is geared toward managers and aspiring managers interested in understanding state and local politics and their influence on public libraries. Attendees will learn about the state funding process as well as local county library funding. The presentation will define the differences between public libraries that function as departments of county or as special funds of county government. The presentation will explain the financial impact of aid to public libraries and the South Carolina Education Lottery. In addition, participants will learn strategies to help communicate positive ideas and images to local and state lawmakers. This session is interactive.

Speakers

Thursday October 12, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Carolina E

3:30pm EDT

SCoer! in the Library
In 2014, University of South Carolina Libraries partnered with Student Government to create a program designed to promote Open Educational Resources on campus. SCoer! has saved USC students over $38,000 since its inception. Learn about program design, implementation, and our successes and failures as we’ve navigated an OER grant program.

Speakers
AF

Amie Freeman

Assistant Interlibrary Loan Librarian and Megan Palmer, Assessment Librarian, USC


Thursday October 12, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm EDT
Carolina F-H

5:00pm EDT

USC/SLIS Alumni Reception
The School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina invites alumni and friends to our annual Alumni Reception. The faculty and staff look forward to catching up with our alumni and making some new friends.

Thursday October 12, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Palmetto Ballroom I-II

7:00pm EDT

All-Conference Reception - The RIP’d Page Literary Masquerade
Oh no! There’s been a murder and it’s your job to step into your role and help solve the mystery. Mix and mingle with your SCLA colleagues while dressed up as your favorite literary characters. Costume is not required to attend.

Thursday October 12, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Palmetto Ballroom I-II
 
Friday, October 13
 

8:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

"This Is How We Make It Happen...for Our Students & County Community"

"The Pickens County Library System and Clemson University Libraries are neighbors and have long complemented each other – sometimes unknowingly and in surprising ways - to bring the best library and information services to their respective constituents. Your geographic setting may also benefit from a similar type of collaboration. Advantages and disadvantages, as well as successes and areas needing improvement, are explored in this session."

Kim Gillespie, Reference Assistant, Pickens County Library & Clemson University


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

Assessing the Validity of Interlibrary Loan Statistics

University of South Carolina librarians surveyed how libraries categorize completed or cancelled Interlibrary Loan requests. We discovered that the differing ways of categorizing requests have implications on the validity of ILL statistics.  Now what?

Amie Freeman, Assistant Interlibrary Loan Librarian and Megan Palmer, Assessment Librarian, USC


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

Atkins Fellows Program: Paid Work Opportunities for MLIS Students

The Atkins Fellows program was developed to provide MLIS students with hands-on experience working in academic libraries.  This summer fellowship provides each fellow with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high levels of independence and creativity, while also supporting the library mission, goals, and initiatives.

Amanda Binder, Social Sciences and History Librarian and Atkins Fellows Program Coordinator, and Beth Caruso, Technology Services Coordinator and 2017 Atkins Fellow, UNC Charlotte, University of North Carolina


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

Building a Digital Index for SC Court Forms

Our public patrons representing themselves in life-altering court proceedings often struggle to navigate the official site containing SC court forms, sccourts.org. We can’t redesign a site that isn’t ours, we can create our own, user-friendly digital index as a guide to the primary source.

Eve Ross, Reference Librarian, and Aaron Glenn, Reference Librarian, USC Law Library

Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

Building a Program to Meet the Data Management Needs of Researchers at USC

A Librarian at Thomas Cooper Library took part in a survey of researchers at the University of South Carolina on data management needs. Based on the results, University Libraries built a suite of research data management support services for faculty and students.

Stacy Winchester, Sciences and Engineering Librarian, Thomas Cooper Library, USC 

 


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

Healthy Library, Healthy Students

Wanting to update our library, we purchased standing desks, physio balls to use instead of chairs, white noise machines (noises carry in our library), and charging stations.  Each month we highlighted a healthy habit:  August: sleeping well (giving out earplugs & sleep masks); September: walking (maps of the Library Hiking Trails).

Lisa Antley-Hearn, MLIS, Library Specialist, Lineberger Memorial Library, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

Kindergarten Book Doctors

An academic library and a kindergarten collaborated using the Project Approach to explore the construction and care of books. The children followed a path of wondering, researching, and mind mapping that led ultimately to experiences like dissecting books, seeing a real printing press, and establishing their own "book hospital!"

Mary Fairbairn, Furman University


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

Little Dresses for Africa

Cayce-West Columbia hosted a “Little Dresses for Africa” program on June 20th. Seventeen came together in a community effort to create pillowcase dresses for girls in Africa using sewing machines provided by staff in a makerspace.  

Nicole Molyneux, Library Assistant III, Cayce West Columbia Branch Library, and Carol Clark, Branch Manager, South Congaree Pine Ridge Branch Library, Lexington County Public Library


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

Logging into Life: Navigating the Digital Divide

This study explored what life is like within the digital divide and how public library computer classes fit into the lives of individuals navigating digital literacy and our information society. Catch a glimpse of the everyday life information practices of digital literacy learners and the role the library plays in their education efforts.

Meggie Lasher, First Year Experience Librarian, Horry-Georgetown Technical College


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

More than Your MLIS: Experience and Continuing Education Recommendations

See the 2017 ALA Emerging Leaders Project H poster which was presented at ALA Annual this summer which focuses on continuing education recommendations for emerging public library leaders.

Kristin Amsden, Librarian, Richland Library - Ballentine


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

Power of Public Art

Richland Library's Board allocated one percent of the construction cost toward public art for each location in its bond referendum.  Through an innovative partnership with One Columbia for Arts and History, a custom piece of art is commissioned for each location.  This poster showcases the process, pieces and community engagement.

Roberta Phillips, Richland Library and Projects Director; Irene Dumas Tyson, Director of Planning for BOUDREAUX, Architect for Richland Library Renovations; Lee Snelgrove, Executive Director - One Columbia for Arts and History, Richland Library Public Art Partner


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

Programs on Demand

Learn how children's pop-up programming and program-to-go bags were used during the summer before beginning library renovations when scheduled programs were no longer available. Projects involve minimal set-up and flexible age ranges, emphasizing literacy, creativity, and fine motor skill development for children birth-12 years.

Sarah Westeren, Librarian, Richland Library


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

The View of a Lifetime: Miller F. Whittaker Library Preparing the Community for the Solar Eclipse

Through a series of safety webinars, exhibits, handouts, and dissemination of eclipse glasses, Miller F. Whittaker Library helped the SC State campus, Orangeburg, and, surrounding communities prepare for solar eclipse 2017. Our archives captured a sequences of photographs to create a 30 second time-lapse video of the eclipse.

Avery L. Daniels, Instructor/Archivist, and Dr. Ruth Hodges, Interim Dean, Miller F. Whittaker Library


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

This Is How We Make It Happen...Outreach to Haiti Libraries

Learn easy ways you can make a difference in Haiti libraries. Create Haitian incentives for first time ever summer reading celebrations.  Collect board books, art supplies, puzzles, and games for isolated village classrooms. Contribute ways to connect libraries better through starting a library association.   And more . . .  

Jan Cox, Rotary, Greenville County Recreation Department; Sara Mansbach, Library Advisor, Rotary, Partners in Literacy Haiti; Ed Rock, Librarian, Clemson University Libraries


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

Trading Spaces: The Modern Academic Library

A survey of 59 academic libraries in South Carolina looking to find ideas for the Modern Academic Library!  Discover what we found!

Cindy Price Miller, Collections Development Librarian and Virginia A. Pierce, Reference Librarian, Francis Marion University

 


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:00am EDT

Tragedy - Healing - Understanding: The USC SLIS Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Grant

The USC School of Library and Information Science received a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Grant for 2016 - 18.  SLIS is collaborating with the South Carolina Association of School Librarians, the USC College of Education, and other partners to present workshops about LOC TPS Civil Rights resources to school librarians and teachers in S.C. The tragic 2015 Charleston shooting inspired the grant project.  Learn about the project, a list of resources about primary sources about civil rights, about the TPS grant and other opportunities for librarians sponsored by the Library of Congress.

Dr. Karen W. Gavigan, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, USC


Friday October 13, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Atrium

8:30am EDT

SCLA Past Presidents Conference Meeting
Past Presidents of SCLA are invited to meet to discuss ways to help SCLA in the future. Open to all Past Presidents of the Association.

Friday October 13, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am EDT
Diplomat

9:30am EDT

From Easy to Ambitious: Teen Services for Every Budget & Situation
The Spartanburg County Public Libraries’ Teen Department has come a long way in a decade. Hear how we did it and about the innovative services that work for us. We’ll cover school visits, social media, advocating for teens, internships, programming kits, remodeling projects, ways to feature teen artists, and more!


Friday October 13, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am EDT
Carolina D

9:30am EDT

Meeting the Needs of Freshmen and Transfer Students: Using Library Guides and Instruction as Platform
Join this informative session covering the creation of comprehensive Libguides and a how to use library guides as platform for library instruction for freshmen and transfer students (faculty & staff too), while providing direction to resources, important campus events, and easing the transition to campus for students new to your campus.

Speakers

Friday October 13, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am EDT
Carolina A-C

9:30am EDT

Richland Library's Reading Studio: Serving Struggling Readers in our Community
Join Laura Rogers and Emily Johansson from Richland Library Children’s Room to learn about the Reading Studio’s collection of resources available for struggling readers. Learn how to select appropriate books and materials for all types of readers and develop programming to serve emerging readers and their families. Experience dyslexia through a learning simulation and explore strategies to help young readers to improve their reading skills.


Friday October 13, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am EDT
Carolina E

9:30am EDT

So Many Ways to Make It Happen: Early Career Advice From New Librarians
Curious about the range of career opportunities available in our state? This panel of librarians will share information and advice about how they got their positions, what their jobs entail, and lessons learned to help you find your niche as a library and information professional.


Friday October 13, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am EDT
Carolina F-H

10:30am EDT

Compound Interest Is Your Friend! Endowmensts as Intentional Investment
This session will review the long-term intentional investment strategies of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries using an endowment model supporting collections, staff, facilities and programs. The session will provide a brief overview of the Libraries' goals and fundraising strategies. Attendees will learn about organizational needs assessment, donor identification, solicitation, investments, and administrative oversight.


Friday October 13, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Carolina D

10:30am EDT

Creating a Culture of Innovation
Growing an innovative organization depends upon creating a culture that supports creativity. Incorporating values, risk taking and curiosity are key components to success. Growing that healthy organizational culture becomes a way of thinking systematically, not just a quick fix.


Friday October 13, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Palmetto II

10:30am EDT

Families in Poverty: Influences on Early Learning, Summer Slide and Family Engagement
Let’s talk about how poverty impacts the educational and literacy needs of children and families. We will share how we are adapting our Outreach programs for greater impact. Come away with concrete facts and ideas for effective programming.


Friday October 13, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Carolina H

10:30am EDT

They Need a Library Job: Providing Practical Experience for Library Science Students with Archival Interests
Archivists can provide SLIS students with practical experience through internships, but to assure student and archivist get the most out of their experiences there are considerations to make before, during, and after the internship. This session will examine techniques to identify ideal interns, internship appropriate projects and management styles for supervisors of student interns.


Friday October 13, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am EDT
Carolina A-C

11:30am EDT

Advocating for Web Accessibility in Your Library
The presenter will discuss successful web accessibility initiatives at the Furman University Libraries and how those initiatives translated into advocacy opportunities on campus. Topics covered will include: training recommendations, educating campus stakeholders, collaboration with campus IT and disability services, and tips for working with library vendors.

Speakers

Friday October 13, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm EDT
Carolina A-C

11:30am EDT

Easy E-Rate
Essential information on changes in the E-Rate program and how libraries can be more successful in recouping E-Rate dollars.


Friday October 13, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm EDT
Carolina D

11:30am EDT

Makerspaces: The View from Here
After four years of qualitative research in library makerspaces, one thing is clear, every maker space is different. Each space is put together with their clients, patrons, or students in mind. Through photographs, librarian, student, and educator interviews, and questionnaires, this presentation will focus on the variety of opportunities offered by makerspaces in libraries around the world as well as the challenges, successes, and practicalities that librarians face when offering these services in their libraries. School, public, academic, and mobile library makerspaces will be included in this session with a special emphasis on their integration, accessibility, curricula, and projects.


Friday October 13, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm EDT
Palmetto II

11:30am EDT

SCLA Advocacy Update
This session presents a South Carolina advocacy update. Attendees will view SCLA’s new advocacy website, gain simple advocating skills, and hear testimonials from National Library Legislative Day experiences. This session will provide an insightful look at advocacy, share action items for newbies and lend a fresh perspective for experienced advocates.


Friday October 13, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm EDT
Carolina H

12:30pm EDT

3rd General Session & Luncheon
Pam Sandlian Smith is the Director of Anythink Libraries in Adams County, Colorado, just north of Denver. Through her leadership, the public library system went from being the worst funded system in the state of Colorado to one of the most recognized library brands nationwide by creating an entirely new service model. Anythink was awarded the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the 2011 John Cotton Dana Award for Outstanding Public Relations, and the Library Journal 2011 Landmark Libraries award. Pam was the 2010 Colorado Librarian of the Year and the recipient of the 2012 Charlie Robinson Award for innovation and risk taking. She has also been honored for her work in library technology innovation and early literacy projects. Through her speaking and writing, Sandlian Smith stimulates discussions on innovation, creativity and participation in libraries worldwide.


Friday October 13, 2017 12:30pm - 1:50pm EDT
Capital I-III

2:00pm EDT

SCLA Board Meeting
Friday October 13, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Palmetto I-II