Session Six

Session Six Descriptions

Friday, 3:00pm - 4:00pm, University Inn


ALA Wants to Know What You Think! Centennial Room

  • Presenter: Ben Hunter
  • As the Idaho Library Association's designated representative to the American Library Association, ILA's Chapter Councilor is responsible for bringing the concerns and opinions of library users, librarians, and library staff in Idaho to ALA Council meetings, and also for keeping Idaho's library workers informed about what's going in ALA. In this roundtable session, participants will learn about current ALA directions, discuss how ILA can both contribute to and benefit from ALA's activities, and provide input into future directions for ALA.

Weren't the top rock songs of all time really about libraries?, Appaloosa Room

  • Presenter: Mary DeWalt
  • Duh! So let's crowdsource a playlist capturing the essence of libraries as described by Rolling Stone magazine's top rock songs of all time. Hear the top ten song examples, then add your voice, your faves, to create the ultimate library playlist. No singing talent required. No "Marian the Librarian" (not even rock) or Green Day's "At the Library." Sell your song title by how it reflects a library's impact and it makes the playlist. And....go!

Idaho Trustee Challenge and Public Library Advocacy, Gold Room

  • Presenters: Emily Sitz and Rosemary Yocum
  • This session will describe the Idaho Trustee Challenge, a proactive advocacy effort from the Idaho Library Association's Trustee Section, and the library board's role in advocacy.

How to Become a Wonder Wizard! with the Moscow Public Library, Palouse Room

  • Presenters: Stacie Echanove and Bailey Gillreath-Brown
  • Transform your library into a magical world of maker activities with Wonder Wizards! Wonder Wizards is an after school STEAM program for upper elementary and middle school students. Each week features a different "Make-It" activity, including, Portra-It, Fly-It, Magn-It, Build-It, Smudge-It, Eat-It, Mosa-It, and Face-It! In this session, we will transfigure adults into full-fledged Wonder Wizards!

Providing Access to Digital Georeferenced Aerial Imagery and Oral History Data: The Times, They are a Changin' , Washington Room

  • Presenters: Bruce Godfrey, Devin Becker, and Jylisa Doney
  • Managing data in any form and making it accessible is challenging. Existing tools and technologies claim to assist with management and access, but do they really meet the needs of researchers and users? This panel will examine these data challenges and report on user needs from two unique perspectives. Bruce Godfrey will discuss the challenges of managing and providing access to large collections of digital georeferenced aerial imagery data. Although these data have been used to support research, teaching, and outreach for many years, newer technologies and knowledge necessitate a reevaluation of services for these data. This presentation will report on the results of a survey, conducted among users of digital georeferenced aerial imagery that is being used to inform the ways in which we can enhance the explorability, access, and use of this rich temporal history of Idaho from an overhead perspective. Devin Becker and Jylisa Doney will tackle the challenges of analyzing and publishing oral history artifacts. They will discuss and demonstrate an open source tool they’re building, detailing how it developed out of a project examining prominent poets’ writing practices in the digital age and how it is currently being adapted for two projects documenting LGBTQ communities in the West. They will also compare this new tool to existing qualitative data analysis tools and techniques to determine how these methods and tools can be adapted and opened up for other researchers. By examining the needs and solutions we have discovered and the lessons we have learned, all of the presenters hope to contribute to a wider conversation around sustainable infrastructure and access for unique data types.

Teen Services: From Lock-Ins to Locked Up and NERF Squadron, Idaho Room

  • Presenters: Karen Yother, Denise Neujahr, and Nick Madsen