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2020 WLA Conference Schedule

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Looking for Preconferences? WLA's Preconference workshops will be held separately from the conference week as a series of webinars. Stay tuned for more details!

Monday, October 5
9:00–10:00 AM Meet & Greet Coffee Chat
10:00–11:00 AM Welcome Keynote with Wanda K. Brown
11:15 AM–12:30 PM
Sessions I
Booktalking the Best with CAYAS! A Practical Plan for Measurable Outcomes It IS All Fun and Games: Create Game Collections & Events in the Academic Library So You've Become a Leader at your Library
12:30–1:30 PM Break with Exhibitors
1:30–2:15 PM
Sessions II
Listening to Families: Learning What Caregivers Want from One-Time Summer Programming Booktalking Books You've Never Read (And May Never Read) Staying Non-Partisan Doesn't Mean Staying Quiet Have a CCOW: A CRAAP Alternative for the Internet Age
3:30–4:15 PM
After School Sessions
Diversity Tagging: Becoming More Aware of Your Collection! OSPI K–12 Washington Hub on OER Commons: Use, Adapt & Share Free Digital Materials     
7:00–8:00 PM

President's Happy Hour

 
Tuesday, October 6
10:00–11:00 AM Keynote: Connecting EDI Efforts with Everything the Library Does
11:15 AM–12:30 PM
Sessions I
WLA 2020: WA Do I Read Next? Peer Support for Peer Support: Building a Library Peer Research Consultation Program

Toward a Vision of Health: Public Libraries as Partners in Health

 

How to Wingardium Leviosa your Community into the Library

[11:15 AM–
12:00 PM]

12:30–1:30 PM Break with Exhibitors
1:30–2:15 PM
Sessions II
Teaching about the Holocaust Through Literature Libraries Open Pathways to Civil Legal Justice Equipping Our Future with the Adulting 101 Series EQ Critical for Success:  Engaging Technical Services Staff in Decision-Making

2:30–3:00 PM
Coffee Chats

Public Library Division Unconference Academic Library Division Unconference BIPOC Meetup  

3:30–4:45 PM
After School Sessions

School Library Division Unconference Follett Destiny Library Manager 18.0    
 
Wednesday, October 7
10:30–11:00 AM
Coffee Chats
Emergency Preparedness Discussion Student Meetup EDI Discussion  
11:15 AM–12:30 PM
Sessions I
Around the World in 75 Minutes: International Books for Young People Connecting Librarians with Local Teen Book Authors & Illustrators Creating New Visions for Multimedia Spaces: Providing Access to Tools, Opportunity & Transformation with University Students Trans 101: Using Inclusive Language to Welcome Transgender Customers
12:30–1:30 PM Break with Exhibitors

1:30–2:15 PM
Sessions II

Successful Bite-Sized Professional Development on a Budget Become a Neighborhood Champion on Small Business Saturday Books & Libations: Partnering with Local Vendors to Offer Book Tastings   360° Stories: Capturing the Past & Present for the Future

3:30–4:45 PM
After School Sessions

K-3 Makerspaces: Building to Grow Research Without Regurgitation    

7:00–7:45 PM
WLA After Dark

Hate Groups in the Library: Maintaining a Safe Space While Being Inclusive Lilac City Live: Late-Night Talk Show Board After Dark: The Gaming Library  
 
Thursday, October 8
9:30–10:30 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors
10:45 AM–12:00 PM
Sessions I
Narrow Scope, Broad Impact: Washington Special Libraries & You Making Voter Registration Accessible Through Voter Points of Assistance Connecting Librarians with Local Children's Book Authors & Illustrators

Open Pedagogy: Individual Voice in All Libraries

[45 min]

12:15–1:15 PM WLA Awards Lunch

1:30–2:15 PM
Sessions II

Like PB&J: School & Public Librarians Unite  Collaboration for Community Health

Knock-Knock: Using Humor to Open Doors in Middle-Grade Fiction

Presenting to Your Board of Directors

2:30–3:00 PM
Coffee Chats

Special Library Division Unconference LGBTQIA+ Meetup Grants & Funding Opportunities   

3:30–4:45 PM
After School Sessions

Rethink Your Delivery: Blended Learning in Libraries K–12 Diversity in Your Library: Beyond Book Selection    
 
Friday, October 9
9:30–10:30 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors
10:45 AM–12:00 PM
Sessions I
Zine Collections in Action: Highlighting Local & Marginalized Voices at Your Library Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award 2021 Lightning Talks I What's in a Data Story?  Understanding the Basics of Data Storytelling
12:15–1:15 PM Lunch Panel: Finding Truth in an Infodemic

1:30–2:15 PM
Sessions II

Superheroes in the Library Hate Groups in the Library: Maintaining a Safe Space While Being Inclusive "But I Don't Have Room for a Makerspace!" Community Impact with a Single 3D Printer in a Small Space on a Small Budget WLA & the Washington State Legislature: How We Do It & How You Can Engage!
2:30–3:30 PM Academic Poster Reception

3:45–4:30 PM
After School Sessions

The Transactional Value of Today's Nonfiction for Children  "Break Out" of the Library    
Saturday, October 10
9:30–11:00 AM Author Breakfast
Sponsored by WLA School Library Division & CAYAS (Children & Young Adult Services) Section
11:15 AM–12:30 PM
Sessions I
Sasquatch & OTTER Award Nominees for 2021 Turning Commitment into Action: Supporting an Inclusive Campus Community

Lightning Talks II

STEAM Lab: Hands-on Activities to Recreate in Your Library
12:30–1:30 PM Break with Exhibitors

1:30–2:15 PM
Sessions II

Embracing the Reading Lives of our Students: Collaborative Student-Centered Teaching Partnerships Through the Eyes of Xiamen, China: A New Perspective of Library Services  “Magic: The Library Gathering”: Providing Casual MTG Play in Your Library  

7:00–7:45 PM
WLA After Dark

Book Club: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, For Young People

Escape the Ordinary: “Break Out”of the Library

Library Horror Stories Staying Non-Partisan Doesn't Mean Staying Quiet