Category Archives: Tuesday

B202: (ROI) Truth to Power: Measuring & Talking About What Matters

Track B: (International Ballroom East) —  Enterprise: Tools, Tech & New Roles – Tuesday 24 October 
11:30 – 12:15

Effectively communicating the true return on investment for information services means more than just counting hours saved or searches conducted. In order to convey the true ROI of your information center, you have to understand what matters most to the people who matter the most. Bates provides new approaches for identifying WHY you are doing what you do and what impact that has on your organization’s most important goals.

Presented by: Mary Ellen Bates

A202: Top Tech for Your New & Old Spaces!

Track A: (International Ballroom Center) —  Innovative Spaces – Tuesday 24 October 
11:30 – 12:15

Hold onto your seat as our leading-edge tech guru (yes, our Games & Gadget Guy) speeds through a wide range of awesome maker tech for your innovative library space. Don’t try to take notes, as his slides are shared so you can share with your colleagues too! From robots to circuits to coding, he covers it all.

Presented by: Brian Pichman

D202: Internet Search Privacy Tips & Tricks

Track C: (Jefferson) —  Privacy & Security – Tuesday 24 October 
11:30 – 12:15

When the U.S. Federal Communications Commission scrapped plans to introduce safeguards preventing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from selling individual web browsing history, journalists went into high gear with advice and suggestions for protecting search privacy and encrypting online activity. Do we really need to purchase Virtual Privacy Networks (VPNs) and use Tor? Affelt talks about the pros and cons of the most-mentioned protective safeguards and shares more cost-effective workarounds and stealth search strategies. Newman shares tips from her book.

Presented by: Amy Affelt, Bobbi L. Newman

C203: Negotiating Skills & License Agreements

Track C: (International Ballroom West) —  Content Management – Tuesday 24 October 
13:30 – 14:30

Libraries in all verticals are facing budget cuts. Hear from the author of the definitive book on how to more effectively negotiate econtent licenses with vendors about how to achieve better deals with vendors, resulting in more money for the library. Then get a case study that began with a desire of all Ontario hospitals (155) to participate in licensing of the first provincially (ministry of health) funded medical library resource. Hear the ups and downs of the process, including the agreement, support by the publisher/vendor, the quest for key players in the province to support the proposal, and, finally, to have this license signed and implemented.

Presented by: Mike Gruenberg, Sandra Kendall

A203: Exploration Hub: Creativity, Collaboration, Community

Track A: (International Ballroom Center) —  Innovative Spaces – Tuesday 24 October 
13:30 – 14:30

How can a technology lab provide a space for creativity and collaboration within your community? Librarians tell the story of the Carlsbad City Library Exploration HUB from concept to reality, describing challenges, successes, and ROI. During a 2015–16 renovation, a staff area was repurposed into patron space, where patrons explore new technology, take classes, and pursue their own creative endeavors. Hear about hardware, software, network capabilities, funding sources, staffing models, class schedules, staff training, and volunteer recruitment. Averaging 45 classes per month taught by librarians, library technicians, and volunteers, they cover Arduino, 3D design, photo editing, and paper/vinyl crafting. Kopecky discusses the journey to create a regular makerspace for a 2-year college. From the ground up, they blazed a trail, finding literature on makerspaces in schools mainly focused on public libraries and some 4-year academic libraries, but little information available for their specific type of school. With help from a variety of sources, and with boundless enthusiasm, they began a pop-up makerspace in the library. A new grant has allowed them to engage with various community stakeholders and learn more about the maker community, both inside and outside of California. Get tips and tricks on how to create your own library technology space. Our last speakers talk about how to maximum your budget for STEAM programs with fun and innovative activities. From simple to more in-depth experiments, gain some hands-on experience by using your everyday skills to complete a STEAM challenge. Get some practical advice to take the fear out of hosting a science-based library program—without the science background. Come ready to ask all your STEAM-related questions.

Presented by: Andrea Hilliard, Maile McKeon, Susie Kopecky, Joanna Ritchie, David Janning

B203: Partnering for Broader Impact

Track B: (International Ballroom East) —  Enterprise: Tools, Tech & New Roles – Tuesday 24 October 
13:30 – 14:30

This session focuses on two examples of libraries partnering to make an impact on different communities. Kendall draws on 15 years of experience of transferring medical library knowledge and practices to Ethiopia. The volunteer medical staff (including doctors and nurses), in addition to their job responsibilities, provide a thorough knowledge of the electronic resources available to the library and all medical students from the more than 14,000 full-text electronic journals and 20,000-plus ebooks available to Ethiopia from HINARI, the World Health Organization’s electronic library. This inspiring story of partners working with and teaching medical and allied health students is definitely improving the medical situation in Ethiopia. Kendall uses this as an example of how we are all connected in our world and should be doing more for developing countries in their quest to improve their library and other services. Our second speaker discusses a collaborative project to improve tools, curation, and content stewardship for the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), a globally accessible full-text database of biodiversity literature. Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a cohort of National Digital Stewardship Residents (NDSR), all graduates of LIS or related master’s programs, are placed at five U.S. institutions for mentorship as well as a specific project designed to improve the functionality of BHL. Hear about the development of a best practices guidelines document for digital libraries incorporating transcriptions, image searching, collection analysis techniques and better connections to museums, archives and other relevant databases.

Presented by: Sandra Kendall, Trish Rose-Sandler

D203: Privacy, the Dark Web, & Hacker Devices

Track C: (Jefferson) —  Privacy & Security – Tuesday 24 October 
13:30 – 14:30

Pichman walks through the tools that help provide anonymity and some ways to help mitigate the ease of being tracked. He goes beyond private VPNs and Tor Browsing to provide other tips and tricks. Peterson gives an overview of some of the common devices, either hardware- or software-based, that are used by the Dark Side, and some easy-to-use defenses that you and your users can employ to protect yourselves from these attack vectors. Think of it as a Defense Against the Dark Arts class!

Presented by: Brian Pichman, Jim Peterson