2016 Conference Presentations

The Davenport Hotel
Spokane, WA
April 27 - April 29, 2016

Presentations will be added as the WLA office receives them.

Please note that not all presenters submitted materials to post on the website.

Presenters: please email [email protected] if you would like us to post any presentation materials. Thank you.



Wednesday, April 27 
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Beyond the Book Club: Adult Programming Extravaganza
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Getting Serious About Business Outreach/Small Business Assistance

Maximize Your Powers with Supercharged Storytimes and Storytime Underground!
VIEWS2 handout
Guerilla Storytime handout

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Organizational Happiness Advantage

Level Up Your Training: How to Use Games to Make Learning the Most Fun You'll Ever Have at Work

Thursday, April 28 
8:00 am - 9:00 am Welcome Breakfast Keynote Presentation by Sari Feldman, ALA President
10:00 am - 11:15 am

Healthy Aging at the Library: Empowering Your Patron

Growing Every Kid: Using Developmental Assets Framework to Create Great Programs

Telling Community Stories: Using a Wikipedia-Themed Event to Engage Patrons

Branching Out: All-Ages STEM in Your Library

Library Services for a Multicultural Population: Engaging and Serving Your Community

Turning Outward for Community Engagement

11:45 am - 1:45 pm Lunch & Learn Workshop: Nimble and Fresh - Self Directed Learning
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Chasing Your Own Tale" Teaching Genealogy to Beginners

Oh Baby! Unconventional Programming for Your Youngest Patrons

Bringing Families Together with the Transformative Power of Story

Alternative Teaching Opportunities Through Low Tech, Humor, and Cognitive Disruption

Thinking Outside the Box: The Social Justice Librarian's Guide to Google and its Alternatives

Happiness at Work

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

WA Do I Read Next: The Year's Best From Washington State Authors

Training for the Future: Teen Service Learning

Connecting with Community Through Art

Worth Working For: Supporting Job Seekers in Your Community 

How Life Experience Informs Librarianship: Opening Doors with Reflection

Social Media: The Importance of Being Earnest

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Banquet Keynote Presentation by Jess Walter
Friday, April 29 
8:00 am - 9:00 am CAYAS Breakfast  Keynote Presentation by Kelly Milner Halls
10:00 am - 11:15 am

Library Services for a Multicultural Population: Engaging and Serving Your Community

Booktalking the Best

Take Note: Music Advisory in Libraries

Creating a Comprehensive Safety and Security Training Program

K-12 Health & Science Resources for Libraries: NLM's Online Playground

Elected Officials & Policy Makers" How to Make Sure What You Said is What They heard

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SAIL Unconference

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Storytime... Is There an App for That? Technology & the Young Child
Presentation slides
Recommended apps handout
Resource list handout

Linking City and School Libraries: Sharing Resources to Support 21st Century Learning

Library as Publisher: Timberland Writes Together

Unlocking Library Data for the Web: BIBFRAME, Linked Data and the Libhub Initiative
Presentation 1: Rick Newell
Presentation 2: Colleen Brazil

Serving the Captive Audience: Public Library Services for Incarcerated Teens

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Navigating Reading Levels with GRL, AR, DRA Oh My!

Libraries Support Makers and DIYers

Negotiation Basics

Open Data and Libraries

The Ultimate Partnership: Community Court with Wrap-Around Services at the Library