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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Green Tree 500 Mansfield Avenue Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 15205
Tel: (412) 922-8400
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2017 PaLA Annual Conference - Pennsylvania Library Association

Overview

Event Overview:

By custom, PaLA's annual conference moves around state.  Our goal is to rotate to regional locations - east, west and central - that will allow PaLA members to attend a conference closer to home on a reasonably regular basis.  But a perfect regional rotation is nearly impossible to achieve since final decisions by the board of directors must weigh all important factors including cost, availability of dates, and size and attractiveness of any conference facility.

The conference schedule includes 75+ conference sessions, 36 poster sessions, a 2-day Library Products & Services Tradeshow, and numerous opportunities for informal networking.

Exhibitor Information:

The PaLA Conference is one of the best ways for library service and product suppliers to connect with the Pennsylvania library community.  The concise exhibit schedule, with no-conflict time and traffic-building programs make for an exceptional return on your investment.

If your company already does business with libraries or would like to reach this market, you can’t afford to miss this show!

PaLA conference attendees search for products and services that will make them more productive in their libraries. Our attendees have indicated that they would like to see more of the following products (in no particular order):

3D Printing
Bibliographic Services
Educational Toys
Efficiency Consultants
Knowledge Sharing Platforms
Maker Supplies
Video Chatting Services

About PaLA:

Founded in 1901, the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is the state's oldest and most diverse professional library organization serving libraries, library employees, library trustees, and Friends of the Library groups.

PaLA represents more than 1,500 personal, institutional, and commercial members affiliated with public, academic, special, and school libraries throughout the Commonwealth. The association represents the profession in Harrisburg and provides opportunities for professional growth, leadership development, and continuing education for librarians.

Agenda

Oct 15   

Sunday Lunch & Special Events Registration

 

 

Start Date

End Date

Start Time

End Time

 

Sunday Lunch (Opening Keynote) Selection/RSVP Required

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

1:00 PM

2:45 PM

 

Member Mixer

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

 

Sunday Night Chapter Dine Outs - CLICK FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

6:30 PM

8:30 PM

 

Trivia Competition

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

8:30 PM

10:00 PM

 

Sunday Session Registration

 

 

Start Date

End Date

Start Time

End Time

 

Creating and Telling Tales of Suspense: Enabling Tweens and Teens to Adapt and Tell Urban Legends and Other Tales

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

3:00 PM

4:15 PM

 

Embedded Archives

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

3:00 PM

4:15 PM

 

Governor's Advisory Council on Library Development Open Forum

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

3:00 PM

4:15 PM

 

Moving PA Forward Through Health Literacy Programming @ Your Library

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

3:00 PM

4:15 PM

 

Virtual Discover

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

3:00 PM

4:15 PM

 

Practical Tools for Difficult Homeless Patrons

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

3:01 PM

5:30 PM

 

What to Do with Your Data? Analysis of Outcomes Assessment and Patron Surveys

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

3:01 PM

5:30 PM

 

Bill O'Reilly, Rachel Maddow, and Donald Trump: Intellectual Freedom in these Interesting Times

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

 

Conference 101

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

 

How to Get Books to Teens Both Online and in the Library

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

 

Raffles, Bingo and Library Fundraising - Understanding the PA Small Games of Chance Act

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

 

The Other Side of the Table: Advocacy at the State and Local Level

Description

10/15/2017

10/15/2017

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

 
Oct 16   

Monday Lunch & Special Events Registration

 

 

Start Date

End Date

Start Time

End Time

 

Strip District & Heinz History Center (Monday a.m.)

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

7:15 AM

10:30 AM

 

Carolyne L. Smith Best Practices in Early Learning Breakfast (Monday a.m.)

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

7:30 AM

8:45 AM

 

Monday Lunch Options (CWF Award Luncheon, PCCLC Luncheon, Exhibits Grand Opening Lunch) Selection/RSVP Required

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

12:00 PM

1:45 PM

 

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception (Monday p.m.)

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

 

Oakland Dine Around & Carnegie Library Reception & Tour (Monday night)

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

6:15 PM

9:30 PM

 

Monday Session Registration

 

 

Start Date

End Date

Start Time

End Time

 

Ebook Management

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

 

Elected officials are People Too! How PR & Marketing Can Help Your Local Advocacy and Funding

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

 

PA Forward's Health Literacy Team Presents Opioid Abuse and Addiction - Ramifications and Response

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

 

RA for All!

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

 

Sensory Discoveries: Creating Inclusive Programming for Children and Families

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

 

The Information Pyramid: Bridging the Format Knowledge Gap

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

 

Eyes on Ethics: Recognizing and Managing Ethical Dilemmas of Intellectual Property, Privacy and Social Media Issues in Libraries

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

9:01 AM

11:45 AM

 

Office of Commonwealth Libraries' Town Hall

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

9:01 AM

11:45 AM

 

Booktalking: Harnessing the Power of Sharing Books with Patrons

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

 

Children's Author Panel

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

 

Cruise into Kindergarten

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

 

Increasing Research Competence (and Confidence!) Through Embedded Consultations

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

 

Marketing Plans Made Easy(ier): Creating a Marketing Plan with Little or No Marketing Experience

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

 

PA Forward’s Financial Literacy Team Presents The Sandwich Generation - How to Successfully Navigate Your Financial Outlook

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

 

Poster Sessions

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

12:45 PM

1:45 PM

 

How to Build a Wall (and Put Shelves on it): Librarian Values in an Age of Divisiveness

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

2:00 PM

3:15 PM

 

Labor Casualties through Casual Labor - the Last Ten Years of Tenure

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

2:00 PM

3:15 PM

 

RA Rethink: Using Next Level Data to Improve Merchandising

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

2:00 PM

3:15 PM

 

Rural & Small Libraries Round Table Mini Discussions

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

2:00 PM

3:15 PM

 

Snips, and Snails, and Really Fun Tales: How to Get Boys to Your Library

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

2:00 PM

3:15 PM

 

Using PA Forward in an Academic Library: Giving Each Literacy Its 15 Minutes of Fame

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

2:00 PM

3:15 PM

 

Young Adult Author Panel

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

2:00 PM

3:15 PM

 

Poster Sessions & Exhibit Hall Refreshment Break

Description

10/16/2017

10/16/2017

3:30 PM

4:30 PM
 

 
Oct 17   

Tuesday Lunch & Special Events Registration

 

 

Start Date

End Date

Start Time

End Time

 

Public Library Division Breakfast - Ethics in the 21st Century Library (Tuesday a.m.)

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

7:30 AM

8:45 AM

 

Tuesday Lunch Options (CRD Luncheon, Exhibits Walk-Around Lunch) Selection/RSVP Required

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

12:15 PM

1:45 PM

 

Retro Things That Go! (Tuesday afternoon)

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

2:15 PM

3:30 PM

 

Ex Libris Society Reception (Society Members Only)

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

5:15 PM

6:15 PM

 

Explore the Shores Shuttle (Tuesday night)

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

5:30 PM

9:00 PM

 

Performers Showcase (Tuesday night)

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

 

Tuesday Session Registration

 

 

Start Date

End Date

Start Time

End Time

 

Big, Little Design Secrets for Busy Librarians

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

 

Creating North America’s First Passivhaus Library in Pittsburgh

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

 

Hands on Learning: Play Spaces at the Library

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

 

If You Build it, They Will Come: Successful Student-Generated Programming in the Academic Library

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

 

Intentional Inclusiveness: Welcoming Diverse Populations in Libraries

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

 

Making Required Course Materials more Affordable for Students: A Proactive E-Book Acquisition Model

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

 

Pennsylvania Library Networks and Services Organizations: What We Do and How We Can Help Your Library

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

 

Hacks, Gadgets & Tools

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

10:00 AM

12:00 PM

 

Poster Sessions & Exhibit Hall Coffee Break

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

10:05 AM

10:55 AM

 

Advocating Your Library Through Podcasting

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

 

Building Undergraduate Research Opportunities through Campus Collaborations

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

 

Communicating Early Literacy and Learning Information to Adults

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

 

Developing an Effective Customer Service Strategy for Your Library

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

 

Thinking Graphically: Context, Concepts, and Best Practices for Using and Creating Infographics

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

 

You’re the Boss! Now What?

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

 

Poster Sessions

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

12:45 PM

1:45 PM

 

Beyond Our Walls: Helping Incarcerated Parents Connect With Their Children Through Reading

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

2:15 PM

3:30 PM

 

How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

2:15 PM

3:30 PM

 

PA Forward Star Library and Training Team Present Elevator Speech 201 – Live It, Breathe It, Be It

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

2:15 PM

3:30 PM

 

Space Exploration Can Make America Great: Aspirational Library Spaces

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

2:15 PM

3:30 PM

 

Students First, Frames Second: Best Practices with the ACRL Framework in the Online Environment

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

2:15 PM

3:30 PM

 

Where's the Money? FINding Grant-seeking Resources and Services for Non-profits

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

2:15 PM

3:30 PM

 

Workforce Development Partnerships at Work

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

2:15 PM

3:30 PM

 

PaLA Annual Business Meeting

Description

10/17/2017

10/17/2017

3:45 PM

5:00 PM

 
Oct 18   

Wednesday Session Registration

 

 

Start Date

End Date

Start Time

End Time

 

Bringing Libraries and Schools Together: Fostering Relationships with Schools, Children and Caregivers

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

 

Fighting Burnout with Self-Care for Library Staff

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

 

If You Liked It, Then You Should Have Put Metadata On It: Descriptive Cataloging and Selecting Rights Statements for Digital Collections

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

 

Policy Writing 101: Developing Library Policies That Work

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

 

Redesign on a Dime: How the Everyday Librarian Can Build a Fabulous Library Website

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

 

Trouble getting Onboard? The Experiences of First-Time Subject-Specific Librarians

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

 

PA Forward Star Library and Training Team Presents PA Forward - Taking Your Library to the Star Level

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

9:01 AM

11:45 AM

 

Adult Author Panel

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

 

Calling all Coders: Using PBS KIDS Scratch Jr to Teach Coding to Children

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

 

Haunted Libraries: Pennsylvania and Beyond

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

 

Librarianship is a Team Sport: Developing and Maintaining a Professional Network

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

 

Library Laws and Confidentiality – The Policy Trap

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

 

Online Teaching Faculty Needs Assessment for Planning Distance Library Services

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

10:30 AM

11:45 AM

 

Wednesday Lunch Registration/RSVP

 

 

Start Date

End Date

Start Time

End Time

 

Wednesday Closing Luncheon - Selection/RSVP Required

Description

10/18/2017

10/18/2017

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

 

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