Brochure and Map
8:30 - 9:00am Hospitality
9:00 - CAL President, Kari May
9:30 - 10:30am Keynote Speaker
Pam Sandlian-Smith, Director Rangeview (Anythink) Library District
10:45 - 11:35am Session I
Being Happier, Being More Effective – Sharon Morris
do you find more meaning and joy in your work? This Workshop will
introduce you to specific ways that will increase your happiness in your
life and your work.
Networking to Improve Yourself – Melissa Powell
has the time?” Networking is more than exchanging cards & shaking
hands; it’s a way to learn and expand your mindset-tips & tricks for
A Career in Para-Librarianship – Ruby Nugent
Session will explore the diverse backgrounds of support staff in
libraries and how they can be part of a library community that fosters
respect for one another.
Corporate Social Responsibility – Suellen Brenner-Bladek
Developing ideas for your library to engage in the community in a socially responsible way.
11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch & Presentation
Clara L Sitter, PhD, Program Coordinator Library & Information Science, University of Denver
1:10 – 2:00pm Session II
Be a Lifesaver! Connecting the Homebound with the Community – Renee Montano
will learn how to simplify current homebound programs, start &
create an efficient, cost effective program for their community
Fulfill Your Digital Preservation Goals with a Budget Studio – Yongli Zhou
session will compare images
delivered by a high-end overhead scanner and a consumer level digital SLR
camera, discusses pros and cons of using each method, demonstrates how to use a
digital camera to produce high quality archival images, and presents a budget
estimate for a studio.
Mining for Business Information – Samantha Hager and Amy Zimmer
Help your patrons navigate free business resources from State Government agencies.
Overthink It! Surprise and Delight Library Patrons with Fun and Easy to
Plan Activities – Brittni Ehrhart & Cheryl Baker
show you how easy it is to plan and execute fun interactive activities
for patrons, regardless of budget, size or community.
2:10 – 3:00pm Session III
Love your Library; Creating "Wow Moments” for Staff & Patrons by Using What You Have – Kati Polodna
This session will cover creating "Wow Moments” for staff and patrons and will bring it together for the big "Wow Moments”.
Improving Search Strategies – Melissa Powell
more you understand how resources are described and cataloged, the
better you are at searching for materials, not only in you catalog &
databases, but in outside sources as well.
How to Say No by Saying Yes – Kayci Barnett
you cringe when you have to tell a customer NO? Have you had to deal
with angry and frustrated customers who are not getting their needs met?
If so, this session is for you! I will share my technique of active
listening that can help patrons quickly reduce their anger and see me as
Introduction to the ALA LSSC (Library Support Staff Certification) – Sherri Ober