D3 Annual Assembly/Fall Meeting

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 2017 Texas Library Association
District 3 Fall Meeting
(Held Oct 6, 2017)

"Libraries Respond to Changing Communities"

The District 3 Fall Meeting was held in Austin, Texas, at the Austin Community College Eastview Campus. This was a one-day educational and networking event that featured keynote sessions, breakout sessions, and exhibitors.

The theme was “Libraries Respond to Changing Communities.” Whether its adding to the collection, creating innovative programming, researching to verify truths, archiving the past for the future, collaborating with outside organizations, and/or recognizing and celebrating our own “awe” - our libraries respond to the changing needs of our communities.

Below is a listing of the presentations and provided materials by the speakers.

Dr. Julie Todaro: Critical Action Needed at Local, State and National Levels.

Dr. Todaro will speak about issues at a national level related to our theme and issues currently affecting our District.

Miguel Figuero: Collaborators for the Future: Trends, Changes, and Values for the Library of the Future  How do we think about the future? As something for someone else to worry about? As something that will happen to us, not with us? As something that is over-promised, but has under-delivered? Over the past two years, ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries has learned that thinking about the future starts when we activate our minds to looks for signals and trends outside of our immediate environments – and then think about those trends in light of our professional values and the values we seek to provide for our communities. As we talk with our communities about the trends and signals we see, we can begin to make the move from futuring to innovation for better libraries. View Presentation

Breakout Sessions

Collaboration Between Libraries and Authors:   Overlooked Books, and their authors, will share ideas for collaborative events between libraries and District 3 authors. Connect the authors, their books, and their stories, to the changes within our communities.

Online Patron Privacy/Cindy Fischer & Henry Stokes:  Providing resources and training about online privacy is a role library staff can play, whether you’re working with patrons that come into your library or collaborating with organizations outside your library. Texas State Library and Archives Commission Library Technology Consultants share tips, tools, and approaches to protecting online privacy.  View Presentation

Partnering to Share Health Resources/ Daniel Bergard: The NNLM and the National Library of Medicine partner with health information agencies, health organizations, public health entities, community based organizations, libraries and the general public to offer outreach, funding opportunities and educational programming throughout the region. Learn how your library can share these resources with your community.

Social Workers in Libraries:  Georgetown Public Library staff often overheard themselves saying, "I'm a Librarian, not a Social Worker".  Eric Lashley, and Patrick Lloyd, will explain how they created the position for a licensed social worker and how to engage the community with this position.

Conversational English in the Library:  Elizabeth Evans, Pflugerville Public Library, will share how she runs her Conversational English class,  what works, and what doesn't, sharing numerous resources on the web and in print, and brainstorming with other librarians with ESL classes to improve programs. View Presentation

Library Introducing Climate Change with STEM Programming for Adults and Children: Maggie Goodman Johnson City Library.   Libraries can present programs and create partnerships to inform children and adults about how climate change affects us and positive actions to take to protect our community and our planet.  View Presentation

Fighting Fake News with Information Literacy:
 Sarah Morris, Nucleus Learning Network     Explore ways to adapt and use a news literacy curriculum, discover ways in which information library instruction librarians connect with news literacy and learn approaches to tackling fake news and misinformation.  View Presentation

Created on Apr 1, 2010 | Last updated March 30, 2018