Session Three

Session Three Descriptions

Thursday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, University Inn


STEAM in Storytime: The Little Renaissance Kids Model, Centennial Room

  • Presenter: Lauren Hayes
  • Preschoolers are curious kids who want to know a little bit about everything! This session provides an overview of Little Renaissance Kids, a STEAM-based storytime that combines the books, songs, and extension activities from our traditional storytime model with hands-on stations built around topics from the worlds of art, math & science, world cultures, and active play. You will leave with lots of ideas to inspire the growing minds of your library's littlest learners!

Trustee roles and responsibilities, Appaloosa Room

  • Presenter: Jim McNall
  • This session will discuss the roles of trustees including: Working as a board and what individual members should and should not do on their own; What constitutes a “decision” of the board; Selecting and supervising the director; Fiduciary responsibilities of the board; Managing or micromanaging which are you doing; Appropriate interactions between trustees and staff; and creating, updating, and reviewing policies.

Children Choose: Children’s Advisory Boards in Libraries, Gold Room

  • Presenter: Mandi Harris
  • Adults use their knowledge and experience to implement youth services collection development and programming in libraries. Libraries are missing direct input from elementary-aged children regarding books and programs. To bridge this information gap, it is necessary to bring the perspectives and opinions of children into the library world. MLIS students at the University of Washington created a research-based framework to implement Children’s Advisory Boards (CABs) in libraries and used that framework to run pilot CABs in three libraries. CABs can create more involved library users and foster a sense of ownership in the library. By honoring young voices, libraries can have a greater impact and provide more tailored services and books to the children they serve.

Active Shooter Survival Training, Palouse Room

  • Presenter: Paul Victor Jr.
  • If an armed assailant were to attack, would you know what to do? You will if you attend this training session! This program teaches you how to apply the dynamic Run, Hide, Fight model of active shooter preparedness. You’ll learn what to do when you encounter the police, as well as the methods they employ to stop these individuals and save lives. You’ll also understand how to recognize the steps a violent individual takes on the Pathway to Violence, how these attacks are typically conducted and the warning signs that can help to prevent a tragedy.

Monsters and Microforms: Library Research in Popular Culture, Washington Room

  • Presenters: Erin Hvizdak and Erica Nicol
  • Libraries, librarians, and library research have been depicted in a variety of forms in popular culture, especially through film and television. This 60-minute presentation will focus on two such representations. Erin Hvizdak will discuss the depiction of microform use in film and television. Specifically, she will look at the types of information sought via microform based on genre and character, and the narrative function of the information sought. Further, she will explain how the examination of specific technologies of library research in mass media can help us to better understand popular conceptions of the tie between gender, labor, and library research. Focusing on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Erica Nicol will identify some common tropes about research that exist in popular culture, provide a look at how representations of research in television shows can affect the attitudes that students and information-seekers have about the research process, and explore why being aware of how research is conducted on TV can be important to helping library users develop better research and information literacy skills and expectations.

Assessing Idaho High School Students’ Information-Literacy, Idaho Room

  • Presenters: Catherine Gray, Spencer Jardine, Lingpei Zou, and Cheryl Spall
  • Many high school graduates feel competent and ready for college-level research, but are they? Information Research instructors developed a test of information literacy skills and competencies based on the ACRL Information Literacy Framework, and asked students to complete the assessment. Although the ACRL Information Literacy Framework is a set of competencies for college students, the test was adapted to assess high school student information literacy competencies in Spring 2018 to share with you.