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2021 WLA Conference Schedule

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Sep 30
Oct 1
Oct 2
Virtual

 

 

 Thursday, September 30 (Preconferences)

8:30 AM–12:30 PM
Sessions I
Librarian Camp!: Fully Engaged Learning with Camp Read-a-Rama Digital Survival Skills: Teaching Students & Adults the Media Literacy Tools No One Taught Us

 Intellectual Freedom Session          
12:30–1:30 PM Lunch Break
2:00–5:00 PM
Sessions II
Help Me Help You: Supporting (& Getting Support from) Your Business Community Digital Survival Skills: Teaching Students & Adults the Media Literacy Tools No One Taught Us
(continued)
           
7:00–9:00 PM Meet & Greet Reception
 


Friday, October 1

8:30–9:45 AM Opening Keynote & Breakfast
10:00–10:45 AM Exhibit Grand Opening
11:00 AM–12:15 PM
Morning Sessions I
[75 minutes]
Booktalking the Best with CAYAS Making Students Leaders in the Fight Against Misinformation

Monthly Memos, Infographics & Advocacy

Every Color of the Rainbow: Analyzing & Expanding LGBTQIA+ Representation in Children’s Picture Book Collections

The Post-Pandemic Library: Blending Virtual & In-Person Services for Flexible Community Connection

Open Pedagogy Book Publishing Collaboration: English Language Learners & Art Students
[45 minutes]

   
12:30–2:00 PM Keynote & Lunch
2:15–3:00 PM
Afternoon
Sessions I
[45 minutes]
Using Picture Books to have Courageous Conversations: One District's Experience Creating Discussion Protocols Around Diversity Library Programming in the Secondary Setting: HS Students Love the Library—I Swear! Unserved/
Underserved means Ignored
Video Captions Benefit Everyone Clear & Kind: Building Boundaries in Outreach Work Overdue Action: Fine & Fee Policies in Washington State Academic Libraries Supporting Academic Needs of First-Generation Students through Customized Library Assistance Programming  
3:00–3:30 PM Break & Exhibits Raffle

3:30–4:45 PM
Afternoon
Sessions II
[75 minutes]

Touting the Towner Nominees
[45 minutes]
Once You Go Digital, Don't Look Back: Utilizing Virtual Program Skills & Your Community to Expand Access Help Me Help You: Supporting (& Getting Support from) Your Business Community This Might Get Weird: Cataloging During and After a Pandemic EDI Advocacy 101 Achieving the National Board Library Media Specialist Certification
[45 minutes]
Get to Know Special Libraries Navigating Uncharted Waters: Finding Trustworthy Information Online
5:00–6:00 PM
Unconferences
Academic Library Unconference Public
Library Unconference
School Library Unconference Special Library Unconference        
6:00–8:15 PM Dinner Break
8:15–9:00 PM
WLA After Dark I
[45 minutes]
Process Over Product: A Year of Virtual Programming (& Anxiety) The Little Library That Could Bring a Book Date Social          
9:15–10:00 PM
WLA After Dark II
[45 minutes]
"Hey Ho, Let's Go!" Building Community & Conversation with Music Board After Dark: Reprise First-Year Cohort Meet & Greet TikTok for Everyone: Social Media Outreach that Works        
 

Saturday, October 2

7:00 AM 7th Annual Scholarship Fund Run
8:00–9:45 AM Author Breakfast
Sponsored by WLA School Library Division
& CAYAS (Children & Young Adult Services) Section
10:00–10:45 AM
Morning Sessions I
[45 minutes]
2022 Evergreen Teen Book Award Nominees: Book Talks & Beyond Make Room for Zoom: Public Library Programming in a Post Pandemic World

Uniting to Create Change: One University’s Virtual Celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Going on a Date with Your Standards Normalizing Conversations about Race Supporting Teachers in the Hybrid Environment & BEYOND The Role of Reference in Supporting Equitable Economic Resilience Wordless Conversations: Using Wordless Picture Books to Promote Family Literacy Skills
10:45–11:15 AM Break with Exhibitors

11:15 AM–12:30 PM
Morning
Sessions II
[75 minutes]

Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award 2022 Growing STEMs in an Elementary Library Marketing Your Special Library – A Toolkit Library Science as CTE Advancing Income & Health Equity to Underserved Veterans Populations TeachKit: Expanding Digital Learning Through Informal Coaching    
12:45–2:00 PM WLA Awards Lunch & Business Meeting

2:15–3:00 PM
Afternoon
Sessions I
[45 minutes]

 


Memes with Teens: Building Connections & Community with Discord

What's Your Library Story: Data Collection Glory OSPI Media Literacy Grant Opportunities, First in the Nation Trauma-Responsive Tools for Serving the Public Nonhierarchical Mentoring to Disrupt the System! Creating Communities of Solidarity within the Library Food Literacy at the Library: Growing Communities & Making Cultural Connections through Food  

3:00–3:45 PM

Exhibits Grand Finale

3:45–5:00 PM
Afternoon
Sessions II
[75 minutes]
OTTER & Sasquatch Award Nominees for 2022 Partnering During the Pandemic: Public & School Libraries Join Forces for Washougal READS
[45 minutes]
Your Next Job: Expansion to Help the Community & Economic Recovery You’ve Got a Friend in Washington Libraries Transgender People – Moving Past 101 &onto Reliable Info Resources COVID-19 & the Frontline Public Library Worker: Can You Hear Us Now? You Want Me to Read My Smartphone? Media Literacy for Today's Technology  

5:15–5:45 PM
Unconferences

BIPOC
Meetup
LGBTQIA+ Meetup Student Meetup          

6:00–8:00 PM

Keynote & Dinner Banquet

8:00–10:00 PM

LibraryCon

9:00–11:00 PM

President's Reception
 

Virtual Sessions

Virtual & In-Person Every color of the rainbow: Analyzing and expanding LGBTQIA+ representation in children’s picture book collections Advancing Income and Health Equity to Underserved Veterans Populations Overdue Action: Fine and Fee Policies in Washington State Academic Libraries This Might Get Weird: Catloging During and After a Pandemic Trauma-Responsive Tools for Serving the Public COVID-19 and the frontline public library worker: can you hear us now? Wordless Conversations: Using Wordless Picture Books to Promote Family Literacy Skills [75 minutes] Uniting to Create Change: One University’s Virtual Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  2022 Evergreen Teen Book Award Nominees: Book Talks and Beyond   Touting the Towner Nominees  Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award 2022 OTTER & Sasquatch Award nominees for 2022  
 

 
 
Virtual Only Breaking Barriers through Technology Distribution During a Global Pandemic Community Builder: The Dolly Parton Imagination Library Reexamining Alki: Transparent Editing Practices and a Culture of Care InfoQuest: A New Twist on Information Literacy Documenting Seattle’s Arts and Cultural Ecosystem: An initiative linking student research, digital projects, and community benefit "BreakOut" of the Ordinary    
Engaging Readers... at a Distance: Creating a Guest Reading Series in an Academic Library Impacting Libraries and Communities with New Resources – Discover What’s New with SDL!  Desettling the Dominant Colonizing Voice in Libraries           
  Recapture and rebuild your community relationship through the library ebook service Harnessing the Power of Communities, Conversations, and Connections to Bridge the Digital Divide Connect Your Community to Certification Differentiation for diverse, globally minded K-5 students with Gale in Context: Elementary Interactive eBooks for Differentiated Instruction and Diverse Populations  Reach Your Readers: Tips to make the most of your digital collection     
Lightning Talks
[10 minutes]
What's Hot in PD? Neighborhood book exchanges: What’s inside and how did it all get there?  Accessibility of Electronic Resources: VPATS and keyboard testing  Data Visualizations for Everybody: A Lesson on Accessibility  All-school Reads as Community Builders  Decentralizing Social Media: How Libraries Can Destroy Facebook  Reading Challenges to Engage Students