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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)
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Wednesday, August 9
 

9:00am

Coretta Scott King Book Award PreConference "Using Coretta Books"

Join us for this rare pre-conference activity.  We will be traveling to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change. In the morning, attendees will at participate in a Coretta Scoot King Pre-Conference in the King Center Freedom Hall and engage in a conversation with Coretta Scott King Book Award winning authors and illustrators about the relevance of having diverse books.   Attendees will be greeted by Lev and Joyce Mills.  Lev Mills designed the Coretta Scott King Book Award seal and will explain its uniqueness.  Joyce Mills is a former children literature professor at the Atlanta University Library School and early Coretta Scott King Committee member.   Participates will learn how to apply these books in innovative ways with children and take away exciting ideas. 

In the afternoon enjoy a sack lunch in the atrium of Freedom Hall and then you will be free to explore the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center campus and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. You may visit the bookstores, Dr. & Mrs. King’s Crypt, The Eternal Flame, Dr. King’s Birth Home, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church (Heritage Sanctuary). Most of the park is self-guided; therefore, you able explore at your own pace.  However you must register to tour the Birth Home of Dr. King and there is no advance registration, it must be done on the day at a first come first serve bases. 


Speakers
avatar for R. Gregory Christie

R. Gregory Christie

Children's Illustrator
R. Gregory Christie is an Atlanta-based commercial artist and illustrator with over 20 years of experience and over 50 books to his credit. He currently works as a freelance illustrator and owns GAS-ART Gifts (Gregarious Art Statements). Most recently he won a Coretta Scott King... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Draper

Sharon Draper

YA/Chldren's Author
Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. She also won CSK honor awards in 2008 for November Blues and 2004 for The Battle of Jericho. Ms. Draper lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Flake

Sharon Flake

YA Author
Sharon G. Flake exploded onto the literary scene with her novel The Skin I'm In, in 1998, and was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start and won the CSK John Steptoe New Talent Award. Since then she has become a multiple Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award winner, in 2005 for Who Am I without you?and 2002 for Money Hungry. She has been hailed as the voice of middle-grade youth and a Rising Star by The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. Many of Sharon’s novels have received ALA Notable and Best Books for Young Adults citations from the American Library Association. Her writing has been applauded for its on-point narrative that explores issues affecting teens from all walks of life. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Visit her at... Read More →
avatar for Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes

YA Author
Nikki Grimes is a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of the 2017 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the much-honored books Garvey's Choice, ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade, and Coretta Scott King Author Honor books Jazmin's Notebook, Talkin' About Bessie, Dark Sons, Words with Wings, and The Road to Paris. Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California. Visit her at... Read More →
avatar for Joyce and Lev Mills

Joyce and Lev Mills

Joyce Mills is an early CSK committee and jury member/former Atlanta University Library School professor.  Lev Mills is the designer of the CSK book award official seal
avatar for Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney

Children's Illustrator
Jerry Pinkney is one of the most highly acclaimed children’s book illustrators in America. A native of Philadelphia, he studied at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) where, in 1992 he received the Alumni Award. He has been illustrating children's b... Read More →
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James Ransome

Children's Illustrator
James E. Ransome was named by the Children's Book Council as one of 75 authors and illustrators everyone should know. Currently a member of the Society of Illustrators, Ransome has received both the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and the IBBY Honor Award for his book The Creation (Holiday House Inc). He has also received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration for Uncle Jed's Barbershop (Simon & Schuster), which was selected as an ALA Notable Book and is currently being shown as a feature on Reading Rainbow. Visit him at... Read More →
avatar for Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds

YA Author
Jason Reynolds is crazy. About stories. He is the author of critically acclaimed When I Was the Greatest, for which he was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent; the Coretta Scott King Honor books Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys (co... Read More →
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Carole Boston Weatherford

Children's Author
Carole Boston Weatherford is the acclaimed author of more than forty books, including Voice of Freedom, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a Sibert Honor; Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, winner of a Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, and the NAACP Image Award; and Becoming Billie Holiday, winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor. She is also the recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature. Carole lives in North Carolina and teaches at Fayetteville State University. Visit her at... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
The King Center 449 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

10:00am

African American Heritage Tour
Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Registration/Information
On behalf the BCALA leadership and the NCAAL planning committee it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians at the Grand Hyatt (Buckhead) in Atlanta, GA. Conference badges and registration packets may be picked up at the Registration/Information Desk.  There is no onsite registration.   We will provide local information and help you with any questions you might have.  Name badges will be required for entry into conference venues, receptions, and  the conference shuttle.

Wednesday August 9, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

2:00pm

Beyond Library Walls: Community Engagement Models

Learn about two community engagement models that resulted in new and improved services.  Amy Phuong, the Commissioner of Atlanta’s Department of Parks and Recreation will disclose how they re-opened all 33 of the city’s recreation centers and turned them into safe havens where the city’s young people could receive academic enrichment, engage in physical fitness activities and learn character-building skills.

Dr. Gabriel Morley reveals Atlanta’s strategy to garner 65 percent of voters in Atlanta–Fulton County to approve a $275 million bond referendum that funded eight new libraries in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library and two expanded libraries. You will view some these library designs and unique features.  The second phase will include 23 renovated libraries and plus $85 million toward renovated Central Library.  Hear about the largest library building program in Georgia history and the campaign to get citizen buy in.  Councilwoman Mary Norwood will present a proclamation to Black Caucus.  

 


Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Morley

Gabriel Morley

Director, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
Dr. Gabriel Morley is director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. Prior to becoming the library director in Atlanta, he was director of the Calcasieu Parish. Dr. Morley was also director of university libraries at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. Before that, h... Read More →
avatar for Amy Phuong

Amy Phuong

Commissioner, Parks & Recreation, City Of Atlanta
Amy Phuong, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the City of Atlanta, is one of Mayor Kasim Reed’s youngest Cabinet member, joining the Administration in 2010. Prior to her appointment, Amy served as Chief Service Officer for the City of Atlanta. For more than a decade, Amy... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Atlanta City Hall 55 Trinity Avenue Atlanta, GA 30303
 
Thursday, August 10
 

8:00am

Registration/Information

On behalf the BCALA leadership and the NCAAL planning committee it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians at the Grand Hyatt (Buckhead) in Atlanta, GA. Conference badges and registration packets may be picked up at the Registration/Information Desk.  There is no onsite registration.   We will provide local information and help you with any questions you might have.  Name badges will be required for entry into conference venues, receptions, and  the conference shuttle.


Volunteers
avatar for Shannon Jones

Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →
avatar for Irene Lubker

Irene Lubker

Research and Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
avatar for Jahala Simuel

Jahala Simuel

Medical Librarian, Howard University
I have been a librarian for 12 years, but I am new to the Health Sciences library field.

Thursday August 10, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

8:30am

Meet & Greet- First Time Attendees & New Members (Invitation Only)

Join us for coffee and conversation with the BCALA leadership and conference planners.  This is your chance to talk to our leaders one on one.  Bring your questions, concerns and ideas.


9:00am

Tips On Using SCHED.COM
We are proud to offer attendees for the first time at NCAAL 10, an online conference planning tool.  SCHED.COM is an event platform that will allow attendees to manage all critical conference details in one place and automatically keep everything in sync.  Conference attendees will have access via any mobile device.

Learn more about it.

9:00am

Conference Proceedings: Onsite Assistance

Call for Submissions
Are you presenting a paper or poster at the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL)? If the answer is yes, then the NCAAL Conference Proceedings Committee invites you to submit your paper or poster presentation for inclusion in the meeting proceedings.  

Clarification: The Conference Proceedings and the Program Brooklet are separate documents. The  Conference Proceedings is a compilation of the programs and posters presented at the conference. The Program Booklet is distributed at the conference and features the schedule of sessions that will occur during the meeting. The proceedings will be compiled and distributed months after the conference has concluded. Prior proceedings are available on the BCALA website.

To have your work included in the conference proceedings, please see the guidelines For posters and papers attached to this email. Presenters should upload their presentations directly to the conference website under their Sched.com profile.  

Committee Members will be onsite to assist presenters with uploading their documents on the dates and times listed below:  


  • Thursday, 8/10: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Friday, 8/11: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Saturday, 8/12: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

All questions should be directed to the Conference Proceedings Committee at ncaal10proceedings@gmail.com


 


Volunteers
avatar for Shannon Jones

Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →
avatar for Irene Lubker

Irene Lubker

Research and Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
avatar for Jahala Simuel

Jahala Simuel

Medical Librarian, Howard University
I have been a librarian for 12 years, but I am new to the Health Sciences library field.

Thursday August 10, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

9:30am

Tips On Using SCHED.COM
We are proud to offer attendees for the first time at NCAAL10, an online conference planning tool.  SCHED.COM is an event platform that will allow attendees to manage all critical conference details in one place and automatically keep everything in sync.  Conference attendees will have access via any mobile device.

Learn more about it.

10:00am

Library Outreach: Telestory Video Visitation. Connecting Incarcerated Parents and Their Children Through Books
How do we break the school to prison pipeline?  Today's public library's approach is to guide incarcerated parents with the tools to help their children learn alternative means other than what may be seen at home in the past.  Outreach Services at Brooklyn Public Library made the first successful connection to an NYC Department of Corrections facility thus paving the way to the launch of the "Telestory" program which provides incarcerated parents a virtual way to visit with their families. The Telestory Video visitation program has expanded with the City's 3 library systems to provide free live video services for families who wish to visit with their incarcerated loved ones. This unique program is offered at 21 public library branches across New York City.

We will share successful patterns of how to conduct these visits and the results these visits have made on the lives of the participants.


Moderators
avatar for Sandra Michele Echols

Sandra Michele Echols

Assistant Dean, College of New Rochelle
S. Michele Echols, Assistant Dean Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle, President of the New York Black Librarian’s Caucus(2016-2018), New York Library Association (NYLA) Councilor-at-Large representing Academic Libraries, and Adjunct Professor at ASA College in New York... Read More →

Speakers
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Brenda Bentt-Peters

Community Outreach Supervisor, Brooklyn Public Library
Brenda Bentt-Peters has worked for Brooklyn Public Library for over 15 years, currently as Supervisor of Community Outreach Services, where she directs the out-posts sites, providing books and services for homeless residents in Brooklyn. She also creates public awareness programs... Read More →


Thursday August 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Ivy I (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

10:00am

NCAAL 10 Travel Grant Presentations

Thanks to the Executive Board’s donation five $1,000 NCAAL X Travel Grants were made available to attend the NCAAL 10.   The grants were designed to encourage conference attendance for a librarians in the first five years of their career.  Four librarians completed the application process.

Applicants explained how their work in a library setting has addressed an identified community need, provided an innovative approach to service and had a measurable impact or improvement in service.  They also had to create a unique and entertaining video/PowerPoint, Keynote or iMovie documenting their library story of success. 

Join them as they showcase their visual presentations at the conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Moderators
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Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. Its four divisions include Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Chi... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jina DuVernay

Jina DuVernay

Reference Librarian, Alabama State University
My name is Jina DuVernay and I am the Reference Librarian at Alabama State University. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Masters in Library and Information Science. I completed my first year as a librarian in May of 2017. During my first year, I sought out opportu... Read More →
avatar for Shamika Fusco

Shamika Fusco

Children's Outreach Librarian, Phillis Wheatley Community Library, Rochester Public Library System
Travel Grant Recipient
avatar for Gemmicka Piper

Gemmicka Piper

Academic Resident Librarian/Reference and Instruction, Miami University
Travel Grant Recipient | I have a PhD in English. My concentration was 20th and 21st century African American Literature and Culture. I specialized in Black Feminism and Popular Culture. I got my MLIS and currently work as a Academic Resident/Visiting Assistant Librarian at Mia... Read More →
avatar for Louise Smith

Louise Smith

Multimedia Librarian, Benedict College
Travel Grant Recipient


Thursday August 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Azalea (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

10:30am

I Have A Problem With That: Engaging Our Community
In 2004, the African American History and Cultural Events (AAHCE) committee was formed at Richland Library to address related concerns and to provide enhanced, system-wide programming for the African-American community on a recurring basis. Our foundational program was "I Have a Problem With That", a roundtable discussion addressing minority issues. Join us as we share our experiences with this successful platform, and discuss ways which we have developed supplemental programming for the African American community that sets the stage for successful community conversations.

Speakers
avatar for Quincy Pugh

Quincy Pugh

Film and Sound Manager, Richland Library
Quincy Pugh received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Augusta University(GA) in 1982 and a Master of Librarianship from the University of South Carolina in 1988. Pugh has been the Film and Sound Manager at Richland Library since 1989. In this capacity and as chai... Read More →


Thursday August 10, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Ivy I (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

11:00am

Authors/Illustrators Pavilion Kick Off

We will kick off the opening of the Authors/ Illustrators Pavilion, a favorite conference destination that brings authors and illustrator together with attendees.  Get a first look the all the talent as we feature the renowned illustrator Jerry Pinkney.

Authors/ Illustrators Pavilion will showcase some of the best and the brightest from the literary community. The authors and Illustrators will have the opportunity to meet fans, sign books, present a book reading or participate in a panel within the Pavilion. Immediately, following their presentations book signings will take place.


Speakers
avatar for Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney

Children's Illustrator
Jerry Pinkney is one of the most highly acclaimed children’s book illustrators in America. A native of Philadelphia, he studied at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) where, in 1992 he received the Alumni Award. He has been illustrating children's b... Read More →


11:00am

Beyond Library Walls: Diversity Initiatives in Library Schools Create and Teach Students the Importance of Providing Nurturing and Inclusive Leaning Community
A panel of faculty and alumni members who serve in an advisory role on diversity and inclusive Initiatives for Library and Information Science Programs will discuss progamming, recruitment and retention services.

Outcomes:

To offer diversity and inclusion initiatives to support LIS professional ethics and values.

To offer LIS students , faculty and staff ideas on how to be recognized for their contributions to diversity and principles of community.

LIS staff and faculty will feel encouraged and supported to participate in diversity training opportunities.


Speakers
avatar for Gerald Holmes

Gerald Holmes

Reference Librarian & Diversity Coordinator, University Libraries, U.N.C. at Greensboro
Gerald Holmes serves as a member of the Libraries’ administrative faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Gerald led the creation of the Libraries’ Post MLS Diversity Residency Program and its Diversity Committee. His research interest includes diversity is... Read More →
avatar for Em Claire Knowles

Em Claire Knowles

Assistant Dean, Simmons College
Dr. Em Claire Knowles serves as the Assistant Dean at the Simmons School of Library and Information Science in Boston, MA. In this role, she is responsible for student affairs and alumni affairs. She oversees the role of the Diversity and Inclusion fellow, and works with approxim... Read More →


11:00am

Books, Babies, & Boomers in the Big City: Issues of Work-Life Balance for Urban Librarians
Balancing personal responsibilities with an ever-growing list of professional responsibilities is likely perplexing for many academic librarians. For urban, tenure-track academic librarians, achieving a suitable work life balance may be the key to meeting their scholarly obligations and reaching a greater level of career success. This presentaton will highlight the major findings of a study on work-life balance, share successful strategies for practicing librarians, discuss some of the specific challenges for minority populations, and offer workshop participants an opportunity to share their own strategies for executing workplace flexibility through benefits and policies.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kimberley Bugg

Dr. Kimberley Bugg

NYC College of Technology - CUNY
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Tamara Townsend

Reference & Instruction, Long Island University
Librarian & Archivist. Reference and Instruction Librarian at Long Island University Brooklyn.


11:00am

Creating the Sustainable Library: The Triple Bottom Line Approach
It is critical that libraries not only survive but that they thrive. Embracing triple bottom line sustainability helps better weave the library into the fabric of the community, campus, or parent organization. It also moves the discussion of sustainability beyond just the environment to also encompass financial and social (e.g. workforce, community) sustainability.

Audience engagement will be achieved with real-world table-top discussions interspersed throughout. Participants will leave armed with three things to improve organizational survivability/sustainability. Participants will receive a copy of Shaffer's 12 steps, as well as leave with their three sustainable goals for their library. Shaffer embarked on this study as there was no similar research existing in the library science field, despite it being crucial to the long term survival of libraries. The findings are the result of his doctoral dissertation research, and are being used in a how-to book, to be published by Libraries Unlimited in early 2018 titled Creating the Sustainable Public Library: The Triple Bottom Line Approach.



Moderators
avatar for Shannon Jones

Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gary Shaffer

Dr. Gary Shaffer

Director, MMLIS Program, University of Southern California
GARY SHAFFER is director of the ALA-accredited master of management in library and information science program at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and assistant dean and director of USC Libraries’ Center for Library Leadership and Management. He... Read More →


11:00am

Libraries and Literacies are One and the Same: Empowering Adult Learners' through Information Literacy
The College of New Rochelle (CNR) is in the midst of an initiative to support student success by addressing the needs of the whole student. This initiative is funded through the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) First in the World (FITW) grant. The potential role of librarians as mentors for supporting undergraduate research has not been investigated in depth, despite the fact that librarians play a key role in supporting undergraduate research. The study incorporates librarian mentorship and instruction of information literacy skills to develop enhanced undergraduate research skills that increase a student's persistence toward graduation.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Michele Echols

Sandra Michele Echols

Assistant Dean, College of New Rochelle
S. Michele Echols, Assistant Dean Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle, President of the New York Black Librarian’s Caucus(2016-2018), New York Library Association (NYLA) Councilor-at-Large representing Academic Libraries, and Adjunct Professor at ASA College in New York... Read More →


11:00am

Libraries, Librarianship, and the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program
Julius Rosenwald, former president of Sears, Roebuck, Co. and an elite businessman, desired to improve the well-being of mankind through access to education. A number of Southerners are familiar with him as the founder of the Fund that established more than 5,300 rural schools in 15 Southern states. However, there is a major piece of the puzzle missing; the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program, 1927-1947. This groundbreaking program contributed to and established more than 10,000 libraries to include book sets, bookmobiles, and physical locations to increase literacy among African Americans as a means to increase educational opportunities.

Moderators
avatar for Shaundra Walker

Shaundra Walker

Interim Library Director, Georgia College
I serve as Interim Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College.  In my role, I provide strategic leadership, guiding a team of library professional and support staff in enhancing and communicating the value and role of the library.  I am a graduate of Spelman College (B.A., History), Clark-Atlanta University (M.S.LS.), and Mercer University (PhD... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Aisha M. Johnson-Jones

Dr. Aisha M. Johnson-Jones

Supervisory Archivist, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum


1:00pm

Opening Session

The opening session will be convened by BCALA President Denyvetta Davis, who will welcome all attendees to the conference.  Welcoming remarks will also be given by Dr. John Eaves, Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commission and a representative from the City of Atlanta.  The keynote address will be delivered Tom Joyner,   legendary radio personality, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The opening session is free for all individuals registered for the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians.


Speakers
avatar for Tom Joyner

Tom Joyner

Keynote Speaker
Legendary radio personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Tom Joyner is one of the most recognized media icons of today. Host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Tom JoynerMorning Show, Tom empowers, educates and entertains nearly eight million listeners each week... Read More →


Thursday August 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

2:30pm

Exhibits Grand Opening

Join your colleagues as you settle in for a conference.  Meet your friends and exhibitors during this uncontested time and begin 4 days of networking and socializing.  Light refreshments at stations throughout exhibits.

 


Thursday August 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

3:00pm

Empowering Young Adult Readers: YA Authors Who Motivate Teens to Read
Sharon Draper, Nikki Grimes, Sharon Flake and Lamar Giles are successful young adult authors.  Teenagers of all colors gravitate to their books.  They speak in a voice that is real; they speak in a voice ground in truth, they speak in a voice teens understand.  Aren’t we fortunate that young black teens can turn to their books to help them make a way out of no way?  Hear these authors tell why they do what they do and are so successful at it.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Draper

Sharon Draper

YA/Chldren's Author
Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. She also won CSK honor awards in 2008 for November Blues and 2004 for The Battle of Jericho. Ms. Draper lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Flake

Sharon Flake

YA Author
Sharon G. Flake exploded onto the literary scene with her novel The Skin I'm In, in 1998, and was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start and won the CSK John Steptoe New Talent Award. Since then she has become a multiple Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award winner, in 2005 for Who Am I without you?and 2002 for Money Hungry. She has been hailed as the voice of middle-grade youth and a Rising Star by The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. Many of Sharon’s novels have received ALA Notable and Best Books for Young Adults citations from the American Library Association. Her writing has been applauded for its on-point narrative that explores issues affecting teens from all walks of life. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Visit her at... Read More →
avatar for Lamar Giles

Lamar Giles

YA Author
Lamar Giles writes novels and short stories for teens and adults. He is the author of the 2015 Edgar® Award Nominee FAKE ID, a second YA thriller ENDANGERED, a third, currently untitled YA novel from HarperCollins, as well as the forthcoming YA novel OVERTURNED from Scholastic P... Read More →
avatar for Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes

YA Author
Nikki Grimes is a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of the 2017 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the much-honored books Garvey's Choice, ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade, and Coretta Scott King Author Honor books Jazmin's Notebook, Talkin' About Bessie, Dark Sons, Words with Wings, and The Road to Paris. Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California. Visit her at... Read More →


3:00pm

Building Community Through Conversation: Diverse Books to Engage to Readers
Are you seeking to expand your book group's literary horizons? And are you eager to connect your adult readers with contemporary and diverse new voices? Come hear about an inspired selection of great group reads, including recommended recently released books to award-winning titles that you may have missed.

Moderators
avatar for Sandra Michele Echols

Sandra Michele Echols

Assistant Dean, College of New Rochelle
S. Michele Echols, Assistant Dean Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle, President of the New York Black Librarian’s Caucus(2016-2018), New York Library Association (NYLA) Councilor-at-Large representing Academic Libraries, and Adjunct Professor at ASA College in New York... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Crawford

Tracy Crawford

Curator, Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County, Queens Library- Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center
Tracy Crawford is the Curator of the Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County which is located at Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. In her work as a librarian, she develops and manages collections, provides public service, and coord... Read More →
avatar for Miriam Tuliao

Miriam Tuliao

Assistant Director, Selection, BookOps, Brooklyn & New York Public Libraries
Miriam Tuliao is the Assistant Director of Selection at BookOps, the shared technical services organization of the Brooklyn Public Library and New York Public Library. An adjunct instructor at Rutgers University and the City University of New York, Ms. Tuliao is an active member... Read More →


3:00pm

Democratic Histories: Strategies for Engaging African American Communities in the Archival Process
Archivists who work on African American collections are increasingly more aware that traditional sites of African American agency and autonomy are becoming more unstable. The need to capture the perspectives and histories of these institutions is urgent.The challenges become more acute when communities recognize the need to preserve their legacies but do not have the resources or support to make it happen. How can libraries, museums, and archives bring these individuals into the world of archives and empower them to protect and share their stories?The panelists will discuss their experiences working with black colleges, churches, neighborhoods and families.

Moderators
avatar for Shaundra Walker

Shaundra Walker

Interim Library Director, Georgia College
I serve as Interim Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College.  In my role, I provide strategic leadership, guiding a team of library professional and support staff in enhancing and communicating the value and role of the library.  I am a graduate of Spelman College (B.A., History), Clark-Atlanta University (M.S.LS.), and Mercer University (PhD... Read More →

Speakers
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Skyla S. Hearn

Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, DuSable Museum of African American
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Chaitra Powell

African American Collections and Outreach Archivist Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chaitra Powell earned her MLS from the University of Arizona in 2010. In 2012, she was an IMLS fellow for the HistoryMakers, with a placement at the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City, CA. She earned her ACA designation in 2013 and finished a certificate in digiti... Read More →
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Holly Alicia Smith

College Archivist, Spelman College
Holly Smith is the College Archivist at Spelman College. She holds a B.A. in History and Black Studies from William and Mary, an M.A. in History from Yale University, and an M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archival Management from Simmons College.


3:00pm

Librarian Writer Supports Courageous Conversations, Critical Multiculturalism and Communal Networks
Librarian-author Roland Barksdale-Hall, recipient of the 2015 BCALA National Leadership Award and the county's public housing authority library director, wrote "Leadership Under Fire Communicating, Teaching and Setting Communities at Liberty"(Amber Books, 2016) because of gunfire, policing and the pain of our youth. Today's youth ran up and asked. "What are you going to do?" He struggled with what to do and changed in the process. He chose to act under fire, inspire hope and will tell the story of a library modernization,collaboration and community engagement.  Quinby Street Resource Center identifies needs, develops innovative intergenerational programming and offers the following information services:

·         Employment—find a better job, plan an exciting career

·         Career planning—help in applying to college or technical schools

·         Computer training—assistance in using computers, writing letters

·         Community programming & cultural celebrations—storytelling, tours, courses about nutrition to workshops about tracing your roots.


Speakers
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Roland Barksdale-Hall

Library Director and Author, Quinby Street Resource Center
Roland Barksdale-Hall, library director, Quinby Street Resource Center, is a storyteller, faculty member at Writing Success, and author of Leadership Under Fire, Communicating, Teaching and Setting Communities at Liberty (Amber Books, 2016). He tells the story of a library modern... Read More →


3:00pm

Orchestrating Collaborations: A Systematic Approach to Gaining Campus Allies
The James E. Shepard Memorial Library at North Carolina Central University has formed strategic alliances with several academic departments and community partners to enhance campus-wide engagement. Our partnerships have resulted in national and local research presentations, an increase in diverse and collaborative programming, professional development for library staff, and an upsurge in request for information literacy instruction. This presentation will highlight how our library established avenues to demonstrate the library's value and its impact on campus-wide and community engagement.

Speakers
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Danielle Colbert-Lewis

Reference Librarian, James E. Shepard Memorial Library, North Carolina Central University
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Jamillah Scott-Branch

Head Reference Librarian, North Carolina Central University
Jamillah Scott-Branch is the Head of Research and Instruction at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, NC. In this role, she manages the library’s instruction and outreach initiatives, Interlibrary Loan, Government Documents, and is responsible for identifying eme... Read More →


3:00pm

So You Are a New Manager? Tips and Tricks for Your New Role
So, you've been promoted to manager? Now what? This session will provide tips and tricks on stepping gracefully into your new role. You will receive guidance on meeting expectations, coaching and appraising staff, getting informed, managing up, down, and sideways, and keeping your skills fresh, too. Kimberly is currently a manager at DC Public Library with 16 years of management experience in public libraries in DC, Virginia, and California.

Moderators
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Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →

Speakers
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Kimberly B. Knight

Manager, Southwest Library, DC Public Library
I am a Manager with DC Public Library. With 20 years in public libraries, I have worked in diverse settings from Oakland, Los Angles, Prince William and Arlington, VA to the District of Columbia serving children, teens, and adults. I am an ALA Councilor-at-Large and active on com... Read More →


3:00pm

Back in the Day: Helping Children Understand Segregation Through Books

Evelyn Coleman, White Socks Only, Calvin Ramsey, Ruth and the Green Book, Carole Weatherford, Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins.

Young children of today have not been exposed to institutional segregation and white supremacy prevalent decades ago. Segregated lunch counters, water fountains, and restrooms are no longer a part of the American landscape. Discrimination of any kind is now illegal. Black Americans worked long and hard to right these wrongs. However, prejudice and bigotry still flourish in America. Books can provide not only a chance to educate children about the past, but offer an opportunity to equip them with tools for sorting through complicated or confusing issues. Join these award winning authors and they share this issue from a child’s perspective.


Speakers
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Evelyn Coleman

Author
Evelyn Coleman is the award-winning author of a dozen books for young readers as well as numerous short stories, essays and a novel for adults published over a long writing career. A resident of Atlanta, she is the author most recently of "Freedom Train," a 2008 book for young re... Read More →
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Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Children's Author & Playwright
The playwright and author Calvin Alexander Ramsey, was raised in the South and now a current dual resident of Atlanta, Georgia and New York City. He is the author of “Ruth and the Green Book,” a children’s book published in 2010, and the play “The Green Book,” first pro... Read More →
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Carole Boston Weatherford

Children's Author
Carole Boston Weatherford is the acclaimed author of more than forty books, including Voice of Freedom, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a Sibert Honor; Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, winner of a Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, and the NAACP Image Award; and Becoming Billie Holiday, winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor. She is also the recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature. Carole lives in North Carolina and teaches at Fayetteville State University. Visit her at... Read More →


3:30pm

Yoga While You Work
We will cover the benefits of brief meditation before, during and after work. We will perform seven poses you can do while at your desk to help you wake up, calm down, and relieve tension. No mat required. 

Speakers

4:00pm

Creating Stories Black Boys Read: A Conversation with Jason Reynolds

Young black males think the world of books is not for them. It is crucial to get our young males reading.   Jason Reynold is doing just that.  He is crazy about cool real life stories and he has promised not to write boring books.   Here's what I know says Jason “I know there are a lot — A LOT — of young people who hate reading.  I know that many of these book haters are boys. I know that many of these book-hating boys, don't actually hate books, they hate boredom.”   It is not surprising that main characters in his books are young black males.  Using some of his own personal experiences, he wants to tell stories about people, families and neighborhoods that not everyone knows, or even considers. Jason Reynolds reveals his personal journey from poet to novelist.  He also tells us about his inspiration and desire to write books that reflect young black lives.  


Speakers
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Jason Reynolds

YA Author
Jason Reynolds is crazy. About stories. He is the author of critically acclaimed When I Was the Greatest, for which he was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent; the Coretta Scott King Honor books Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys (co... Read More →


4:00pm

"Take It to the People": Literacy Initiatives that Connect and Empower
This session will explore the role of the school library and its responsibility in supporting students and families through creative collaborations, partnerships and services. The literacy and information needs of students and families extend beyond the school day and often require intervention and support from schools, governments and community agencies. Opportunities for strengthening student learning, family literacy and social engagement will be explored through successful models and initiatives. Group discussions and interactions will provide opportunities for sharing best practices and program innovations.

Speakers
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Ida W. Thompson

Board Trustee, Richland Library
I am a retired educator with 39 years of experience as a school librarian, district consultant and director. I supported school library programs, technology education, and distance learning services. I am very active in local, state and national literacy and technology organizati... Read More →


4:00pm

What is Community Engagement/Outreach? How Can I Use It To Have an Impact on Diversity, Recruitment, and Tenure?
More and more libraries' strategic plans have begun to include Outreach and Community Engagement to engage and learn more about our users and our community to meet their evolving needs.  We have become faced with supporting our institutions' Community Engagement Mission and initiatives, by identifying priorities, seeking programs to undertake and plan, objectives to achieve within in the communities we serve.  And, we are expected to do this without additional funding, or staffing.In this session, participants will walk away with: 

1) Operational definitions for Community Engagement, Outreach, Diversity, and Recruitment; 
2) Planning Tools; 
3) Examples of events and How to use Community Engagement/Outreach to earn Tenure.

Speakers
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Fannie M Cox

Outreach & Reference Librarian, University of Lousiville  | BCALA Involvement: Recently re-elected to the 2017-2019 Executive Broad Co-Chair for the Recruitment and Professional Development Committee Co-Chair for the 8th National Conference of African American Libraries (NCAAL) Conference Planning Committee, 6/2011-1/2014 Appointment to represent BCALA on the ALA Diversity Committee, 2010-2011 Professional Activities... Read More →


4:00pm

Publishing Your Book With A Traditional Publisher:Requirements and Expectations, Yours and Theirs.

Is it more prestigious and lucrative to get your book published by a company that pays royalty advances as part of its publishing agreement?  Must you be represented by a literary agent in order to secure such an opportunity?  Are certain types of books more likely to qualify for publication from this type of publisher? Learn how the process works within the so-called “traditional” publishing environment as you consider your options in the contemporary marketplace, where digital technology has created a variety of publishing choices.


Speakers
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Janell Walden Agyeman

Literary Agent, Marie Brown Associates Literary Services
Janell Walden Agyeman is a literary agent with Marie Brown Associates Literary Services and a book publishing consultant. An industry veteran with editorial and administrative experience, she has appeared at writers’ conferences, women’s empowerment conferences and other gatherin... Read More →


4:15pm

Conference Proceedings: Onsite Assistance

Call for Submissions
Are you presenting a paper or poster at the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL)? If the answer is yes, then the NCAAL Conference Proceedings Committee invites you to submit your paper or poster presentation for inclusion in the meeting proceedings.  

Clarification: The Conference Proceedings and the Program Brooklet are separate documents. The  Conference Proceedings is a compilation of the programs and posters presented at the conference. The Program Booklet is distributed at the conference and features the schedule of sessions that will occur during the meeting. The proceedings will be compiled and distributed months after the conference has concluded. Prior proceedings are available on the BCALA website.

To have your work included in the conference proceedings, please see the guidelines For posters and papers attached to this email. Presenters should upload their presentations directly to the conference website under their Sched.com profile.  

Committee Members will be onsite to assist presenters with uploading their documents on the dates and times listed below:  


  • Thursday, 8/10: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Friday, 8/11: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Saturday, 8/12: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

All questions should be directed to the Conference Proceedings Committee at ncaal10proceedings@gmail.com


 


Volunteers
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Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →
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Irene Lubker

Research and Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
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Jahala Simuel

Medical Librarian, Howard University
I have been a librarian for 12 years, but I am new to the Health Sciences library field.

Thursday August 10, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

7:00pm

Opening Reception & Literary Awards Ceremony
Come celebrate the kick-off of our conference and connect with colleagues.  You will experience Atlanta’s southern hospitality as we welcome you to bedrock of the Civil Rights Movement.  Network your way through an evening of music, food and friendly conversation.  Enjoy the BCALA Literary Awards Ceremony and meet the new awardees.

The Black Caucus presents four Literary Awards:  first novelist, adult fiction, nonfiction and adult poetry.  A citation for outstanding contribution to publishing or for outstanding African American literature is also given each year. These awards acknowledge outstanding achievement in the presentation of the cultural, historical and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora.   In 2016 the BCALA/BiblioBoard Self-Publishing EBook Award was added and honors the best self-published EBooks in fiction and poetry by an African American author in the U.S.

Speakers
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Natashia Deon

The winner of the BCALA 1st Novelist Award for Grace: a Novel (Counterpoint Press). | | Deón currently teaches law at Trinity Law School and Mount St. Mary’s College.
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Monique Ferrell

The winner of BCALA’s Honor Book for Best Poetry Award for Attraversiamo : let’s cross over (NYQ Books). | | Ms. Ferrell is a professor of English and teaches Literature, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Composition in New York City.
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Jacqueline Nicole Harris

BCALA and BibloBoard 2017 e-book Self-Publishing Literary Poetry Award for On Life (Create Space Publishing). | | Ms. Harris is a poet, writer, blogger and currently lives in North Chicago, IL.
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Tyehimba Jess

The BCALA Literary Awards Committee presents the Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation Tyehimba Jess for Olio (Wave Books). | | Tyehimba Jess is a Cave Canem and New York University Alumni and an Associate Professor of English at the College of Staten Island.
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Tracy Chiles McGhee

BCALA and BibloBoard 2017 e-book Self-Publishing Literary Awards Honor Book Winner for Fiction for Melting the Blues (Gold Fern Press). | Ms. McGhee currently resides in Washington, DC where she works in education.
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Monique Morris

The winner of BCALA’s Honor Book/ Nonfiction for Pushout: the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools(The New Press). | | Dr. Morris is currently an adjunct associate professor for Saint Mary's College of California.
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Brooke Obie

BCALA and BibloBoard 2017 e-book Self-Publishing Literary Awards Winner/ Fiction for Book of Addis: Cradled Embers: a Novel (For the People Press) | | Brooke is a writer and editor who lives in Harlem. She is currently working on the sequel to her debut novel Book of Addis.
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Margot Lee Shetterly

The winner in the Nonfiction category for Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. | | Shetterly is a writer who grew up in Hampton, Virginia, where she knew many of the women in Hidden Figures. She... Read More →
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Clint Smith

The winner for BCALA’s Best Poetry Award For Counting Descent: Poems(Write Bloody Publishing). | | Mr. Smith was born and raised in New Orleans and is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University.


 
Friday, August 11
 

9:00am

Conference Proceedings: Onsite Assistance

Call for Submissions
Are you presenting a paper or poster at the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL)? If the answer is yes, then the NCAAL Conference Proceedings Committee invites you to submit your paper or poster presentation for inclusion in the meeting proceedings.  

Clarification: The Conference Proceedings and the Program Brooklet are separate documents. The  Conference Proceedings is a compilation of the programs and posters presented at the conference. The Program Booklet is distributed at the conference and features the schedule of sessions that will occur during the meeting. The proceedings will be compiled and distributed months after the conference has concluded. Prior proceedings are available on the BCALA website.

To have your work included in the conference proceedings, please see the guidelines For posters and papers attached to this email. Presenters should upload their presentations directly to the conference website under their Sched.com profile.  

Committee Members will be onsite to assist presenters with uploading their documents on the dates and times listed below:  


  • Thursday, 8/10: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Friday, 8/11: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Saturday, 8/12: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

All questions should be directed to the Conference Proceedings Committee at ncaal10proceedings@gmail.com


 


Volunteers
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Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →
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Irene Lubker

Research and Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
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Jahala Simuel

Medical Librarian, Howard University
I have been a librarian for 12 years, but I am new to the Health Sciences library field.

Friday August 11, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

9:00am

Registration/Information
On behalf BCALA the leadership and the NCAAL planning committee it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians at the Grand Hyatt (Buckhead) in Atlanta, GA. Conference badges and registration packets may be picked up at the Registration/Information Desk.  There is no onsite registration.   We will provide local information and help you with any questions you might have.  Name badges will be required for entry into conference venues, receptions, and  the conference shuttle.

Friday August 11, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

9:30am

Presenting Kelly Starling Lyons and Evelyn Coleman

Here are two ladies that have produced children’s literature worthy of praise.  They will share their latest books with you.

Lyons will share her Jada Jones chapter book series which debuts in September, 2017, published by Penguin.  

Evelyn Coleman is the award-winning author of a dozen books for young readers will share"Freedom Train," a 2008 book for young readers, which was chosen in 2010 for inclusion on the Georgia Center for the Book's first list of "25 Books All Young Georgians Should Read".

Speakers
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Evelyn Coleman

Author
Evelyn Coleman is the award-winning author of a dozen books for young readers as well as numerous short stories, essays and a novel for adults published over a long writing career. A resident of Atlanta, she is the author most recently of "Freedom Train," a 2008 book for young re... Read More →
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Kelly Starling Lyons

Children's Author
Kelly Starling Lyons is a children's book author whose mission is to transform moments, memories and history into stories of discovery. Her books include chapter book, NEATE: Eddie's Ordeal; CCBC Choices-honored picture book, One Million Men and Me; Ellen's Broom, a Coretta Scott... Read More →


10:00am

Journey Towards a Doctorate: For Working Professionals
For some librarians, obtaining a doctorate is a dream they wish could come true. It can be difficult enough to work out the logistics of balancing work and home obligations, without adding school into the mix. The presenter will discuss her journey of making the dream of obtaining a doctorate a reality. By careful examination of institutions, programs, and tuition costs, the presenter applied and matriculated into a program that best fit her needs. This program will allow attendees the opportunity to think outside the box, and realize additional options to receiving a doctorate besides taking the PhD route.

Moderators
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Nichelle Hayes

Librarian in Charge of Center for Black Literature and Culture, Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL)
I'm interested in history, genealogy, community service and literature. Follow my blog https://thetiesthatbindblog.wordpress.com/. | I'm the Treasurer of the Indiana Black Librarians Network, affiliate of BCALA, (IBLN). http://indianablacklibrarians.net/ | Follow us on... Read More →

Speakers
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Fantasia Thorne-Ortiz

Assistant Professor/Librarian, Onondaga Community College


10:00am

Am I Overreacting? Dealing with Microaggressions in the Workplace
While most African-American library professionals are well-versed in how to confront overt instances of cultural insensitivity in the workplace, dealing with the microaggressions we experience presents a more complex challenge. This presentation will answer the question, how do we maintain our professional posture while successfully confronting microaggressions in the workplace?

Speakers
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Endia Sowers Paige

Outreach and Research Services Librarian, University of Georgia School of Law
Endia Sowers Paige joined the Georgia Law staff in 2016 as an outreach and research services librarian. In this role, she develops and coordinates the Alexander Campbell King Law Library’s outreach and marketing services. Additionally, she instructs first-year law students on l... Read More →


10:00am

Connecting the Dots: Constructing Work Patterns That Bring Fulfillment and Productivity to You and Your Library
This presentation will encourage participants to realize and interpret the significance of their role within their respective library systems. We will discuss how to marry one's efforts to a library's strategic plan, mission, vision and core values. This union will enhance one's awareness of the impact that their work makes within a library system and can increase morale.

Moderators
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Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →

Speakers
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Tanika Martin

Children's Services Manager, Durham County Library
Tanika Martin is the Children’s Services Manager at the North Regional Library in Durham NC and the North Carolina Library Association’s Youth Services Section Chair. Tanika has worked with the Durham County Library for close to twenty years and has served in a variety of cap... Read More →
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Placedia Nance

Adult Services Manager, Durham County Library
Placedia Nance is the Adult Services Manager at South Regional Library in Durham, NC. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and has over ten years experience working in libraries. Placedia enjoys project management, customer service and creating fun and engaging... Read More →


10:00am

Making Your Way Into the Makey World:3D Printing at Four HBCU Libraries
The academic library landscape has changed. Hear how four HBCU libraries are approaching the change with innovation and creativity using 3D printing. Learn about getting started, funding, identifying space, establishing policies and building a S.T.E.M./STEAM learning entrepreneurship program for your library. Presenters will discuss how 3D printing is connecting the library to teaching and learning with selected academic disciplines.

Speakers
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Richard Bradberry

Morgan State University Library, Morgan State University Library
People-person who likes to travel by train and bake gourmet desserts. I am an ASL (American Sign Language) and SEE (Signed English Exact) interpreter. | I usually interpret at the 9:30 am service most Sundays at my church, New Psalmist Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD.
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Theodosia T. Shields, PhD

Director of Library Services, North Carolina Central University, James E. Shepard Memorial Library
Dr. Theodosia T. Shields has worked for the past twenty-five years in academic libraries. From the early days as a Reference librarian to Dean and Director of Library Services she has worked diligently to accommodate the information needs of students, faculty and staff. She has p... Read More →
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Annie M. Payton PhD

Director, Library Services, Alabama A&M University
Annie M. Payton, PhD is Director of the Drake Memorial Learning Resources Center at Alabama A & M University in Normal, AL. Annie has worked in academic libraries for over twenty-five years and has contributed to publications on library careers, archives and information literacy... Read More →


10:00am

Review, Renew, Reconnect: Revitalizing Your Heritage Committee
Want to enhance your library's community programming and activities? Want to share the history, contributions, and achievements of a particular group with your library patrons? Consider forming or revitalizing your library's heritage committee. This presentation, focused on an African American heritage committee, seeks to share information on how such a committee benefits the library system, staff, and library patrons; and offers specific steps and guidelines on how to run an effective and productive committee.

Speakers
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Michelle D. Carnes

Division Chief - General Information Services, Chicago Public Library
Librarian, civic engager, volunteer, life-long learner, Michelle is a nineteen year veteran with library experience in both the public and academic sectors. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Illinois University, a Master of Public Administration from Roosevelt University... Read More →
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Tracy Drake

Archivist, Chicago Public Library
Tracy Drake is an archivist at the Chicago Public Library in the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection. A native of Chicago, she graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. degree in African American Studies, a M.A. in History from Roosevelt University and a M.S. in Libr... Read More →


10:00am

Social Change Book Club: Creating a Safe Space to Discuss Community Issues
A group of Denver Public Library African American librarians started a non-traditional book club called R.A.D.A.: Read. Awareness. Dialogue. Action, to achieve footing within the Denver community. The R.A.D.A. is bold in its delivery by promoting reading for social consciousness, encouraging an exchange of ideas, and community sharing. The selected books (identified in this program presentation) have enabled lively discussion and very enriching sharing. R.A.D.A.'s goal is to continue this diverse and inclusive book club approach. This program overview highlights the promotion, operation and impact of R.A.D.A., as well as suggestions for forming a similar book club at your library.

Moderators
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Tracy Crawford

Curator, Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County, Queens Library- Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center
Tracy Crawford is the Curator of the Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County which is located at Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. In her work as a librarian, she develops and manages collections, provides public service, and coord... Read More →

Speakers
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Hadiya Evans

LPA, Denver Public Library - Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Hadiya Evans is a program & exhibit planner for the Blair-Caldwell African American Research branch of the Denver Public Library. She has worked for both the library and the Friends Foundation gaining perspective of the library through the lens of an employee, fundraiser/advocate... Read More →
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James Allen Davis Jr.

Denver Public Library, Librarian
James Davis is a Librarian for the Denver Public Library, he has worked in public libraries for 15 years, and has served as a mentor and coach in library services. James has facilitated book discussion groups and created programs to enhance community engagement and outreach... Read More →


10:00am

From Parents to Publishing Pioneers-The Story of Just Us Books

We have heard the outcry about needing diverse books.  Guess who has stood the test of time in providing diverse books for nearly thirty years, Just Us Books.  More than two and a half decades ago, Wade and Cheryl Hudson were parents on a desperate search for children’s books that addressed Black history, Black heritage and Black experiences.  Disappointed by the limited number and unreliable availability, the couple embarked upon a mission: to produce the kind of positive, vibrant Black –interest books that they wanted for their own two children.  So, in 1988, the Hudson started Just Us Books, the nation’s leading independent publisher of Black interest for young people.    In this program, Wade and Cheryl share their incredible journey.


Speakers
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Wade & Cheryl Hudson

Publishers, Just Us Books
In 1988, the Hudson started Just Us Books, Inc. With Wade serving as company president and head of marketing, and Cheryl leading the editorial and art departments, Just Us Books, Inc. soon became a leading publisher of multicultural books for children, opening doors of opportunities for many authors and illustrators of color along the... Read More →


10:30am

Five Steps to Leading Library Staff Through the Valley of Change!
Managing library staff is no different from any other business and during times of budget cuts and transitions. Change is one of the greatest challenges an administrator or leader can face. Library administrators and leaders must learn how to manage staff experiencing frustration when faced with significant change.

Speakers
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Dorothy Hargett

Librarian, Head of Access Services, Regent University
Dorothy Hargett is a Librarian and Head of Access Services, at Regent University Library in Virginia Beach, VA. As the Head of Access Services she is responsible for providing leadership and overseeing all aspects of the management and functions of the Circulation and Interlibrar... Read More →


10:30am

And They Worked Happily Ever After: The Successful Collaboration of James & Lesa Cline Ransome
"Love is a partnership of two unique people who bring out the very best in each other, and who knows that even though they are wonderful as individuals, they are even better together." Barbara Cage
The Hudson Valley based married couple of James and Lesa Cline Ransome, have worked together to build a family, to create a home and join forces to create wonderful children books. James is the illustrator, and Lesa is in charge of the words. The couple has collaborated on books such as Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong, FreedomSchool, Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass and Light in the Darkness. Be on the lookout for their fall release Before She was Harriet (Holiday House). Hear the couple talk about their working process. You will be surprised how it all comes together. The Ransomes' appearance is partially funded by Hoilday House.

Speakers
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James & Lesa Cline Ransome

Children's Illustrator/Author
James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome collaborated on their first book together with the biography Satchel Paige, an ALA Notable Book and a Bank Street College “Best Children’s Book of the Year. They later created Quilt Alphabet, a collection of alphabet poems, Quilt Counting, Major Taylor: Champion Cyclist, Young Pele, Words Set Me Free, Light in the Darkness, Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the first Black and White Jazz Band in History... Read More →


11:00am

Accolades and Acquisitions of the First: African-American Pioneers in Library Leadership

Participants will explore several African Americans who were the first to breach homogeneous institutions in librarianship. As the first, these African Americans leverage their achievements to enact an institutional culture of change, advocate for authentic leadership and organization integrity in the evolution of library services for African Americans.  Consequently, under their leadership, foster collaboration and forged partnership in librarianship for the self-actualization of African Americans pursuing careers as librarians.


Speakers
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Janice M. Young

Librarian, FAFLRT Vice-President/President Elect
Janice Young’s library science career spans over two decades. As a Petty Officer in the United States Navy, she created and established military and professional training libraries while assigned to duty at NAF Edzell, Scotland and NSGA Skaggs Island, California, and a classifi... Read More →


11:30am

Lunch with the Legends and Children of the Civil Rights Movement

During the 60’s Atlanta was a major organizing center of the Civil Rights Movement.  Join us for spirited conversation with actual participants and be enlightened. Hear from several of the children as they reveal how their parents’ involvement changed their lives.  Our moderator will lead the group in a series of questions and you will have an opportunity to pose questions of your own.  Don’t miss this chance to be up close and personal with African American history.


Moderators
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Lorraine Cochran-Johnson

General Manager, Atlanta Daily World
Lorraine Cochran-Johnson is currently functions as the General Manager of the Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta’s oldest and most highly respected Black newspaper. | | She is a native of Greenville, Alabama and is 15 year resident of Dekalb, County. She attended Troy University where... Read More →

Speakers
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Charles Black

Activist, Civil Rights Movement
A native of Miami, Florida, Charles is an alumnus of Morehouse College, where he was a member of the varsity debate team, editor of the college newspaper, president of the senior class, and chairman of The Atlanta Student Movement (1960’s Civil Rights organization). Charles was o... Read More →
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Michael Julian Bond

Son of Julian Bond, Atlanta City Councilman
The son of Julian Bond, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. While a student at Morehouse College during the early 1960s, he helped to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Honorable Michael Bond currently serves as a member-at-large on the Atlanta Cit... Read More →
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Xernona Clayton

Legend, Civil Rights Movement
Xernona Clayton: Ms. Clayton moved to Atlanta in 1965 where she accepted a position with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked closely with the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ms. Clayton also traveled extensively with Mrs. Coretta Scott King on her nationwide... Read More →
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Kwanza Hall

Son of Leon Hall, Atlanta City Councilman
The son of Leon Hall, who worked for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, based in Montgomery. He helped coordinate sit-ins, recruited young people to the South to work in the movement and worked in voter registration and political education programs. The Honorable Kwanz... Read More →
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Lonnie King, Jr.

The Founding Chairman of the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. Lonnie King and a handful of young activists including Julian Bond on March 15, 1960, launched the Atlanta Student Movement demonstrations to force area businesses to desegregate. King and his friends organized sit-ins and boycotts to demand integration of the stores, lunch counters, movie theaters and courthouses of Atlanta. The movement was co-organized by the Atlanta Inquirer newspaper and Hill Office Supplies. | | King states... Read More →
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Janis Ware

Publisher, Atlanta Voice Newspaper
Janis Ware is the daughter of J. Lowell Ware owner of the Atlanta Voice, an African American newspaper that gave fair and credible coverage to the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement.  She is a University of Georgia Business School graduate whose career has been steadfast in comple... Read More →
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Andrea Young

Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, Daughter of Andrew Young
The daughter of former Atlanta Mayor and UN Ambassador Andrew Young. She is an attorney, author, documentarian and lecturer. She is the creator and Executive Producer of the documentary “Andrew Young’s Making of Modern Atlanta” and the co-author of the book. She was the fou... Read More →


1:00pm

How about a job in Iowa, California, or North Dakota? Exploring opportunities outside your comfort zone
While recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce is a high priority in the librarian profession, data shows that it is often difficult to attract librarians from under-represented groups to certain geographic regions. Are MLIS graduates of color reluctant to consider positions in some locations due to a perceived lack of diversity, or concerns for the high cost of living, or other factors? What can these libraries do to reach out to minority job seekers and become attractive options? In this interactive workshop, human resource professionals will foster an open conversation with librarians about the risks and advantages of moving to unfamiliar locations for that first, or next job.

Speakers
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Leo Agnew

Director, Human Resources & Diversity Programs, University of Iowa Libraries
Leo Agnew has 27 years of human resource experience which includes 17 years as an HR director in ARL Libraries. In his current role, he supports the mission of the UI Libraries by overseeing human resource and diversity program activities which include organizational analysis and... Read More →
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Kathryn Kjaer

Head, Library Human Resources, University of California, Irvine, Libraries
Kathryn is the head of library human resources at the University of California, Irvine Libraries, where she oversees librarian recruitment and the librarian academic review process. Prior to her human resources role, Kathryn held a variety of librarian positions in ARL libraries including at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa where she earned her... Read More →


1:00pm

Books As A Catalyst for Social Change - Gil Robertson
Gil Robertson is the author of a new book “Book of Black Heroes: Political Leaders Past & Present” published by Just Us Books.    This collection of biographies on game-changing and pioneering elected political leaders is intended to introduce young readers especially to not only dynamic personalities but to the concept of individual and political leadership.   Robertson will lead a conversation with members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus on how literature can be used as a source for leadership development in the Black Community.

Speakers
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Gil Robertson

Author
For nearly three decades, writer/author Gil L. Robertson IV has used the written word to enlighten, empower and uplift penning over 50 national magazine covers and contributing bylines to a wide range of publications that include the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Billboard, Fortune, Essence and Ebony. He is also the founder and creator of the nationally syndicated Arts... Read More →


1:00pm

Using Libraries for Community Resources in Environmental and Health Education

There are diverse communities throughout the country and, most, if not all, still have libraries or access to libraries. We recognize that the existence of libraries is threatened. However, there can be new avenues for libraries to serve the greater community and communities still threatened by a “digital divide”. Libraries can serve as clearinghouses for information and a resource for dissemination of environmental and health information. Many communities, particularly, communities of color, suffer disproportionately from a multitude of diverse health/environmental health and environmental issues. Environmental Justice is a term used to reflect the fact that low-income and/or minority communities have historically been disproportionately impacted by adverse environmental effects. Libraries can help to increase the community’s capacity to understand and participate in defining and addressing their environmental and environmental justice issues. Libraries can serve a multigenerational constituency by providing Internet access as well as print documents. Libraries can also provide access to online mapping and screening tools to assist communities in determining their environmental and/or health risks and present threats (e.g. ToxMap, EJSCREEN). This workshop will provide useful information about library-based health information centers, environmental programming in libraries and grant programs to assist libraries in being a resource for environmental and health/environmental health information.

 


Speakers
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Pamela R. Bingham

Project Director, Virginia State University/Environmental Engineer
Ms. Pamela Bingham has demonstrated valued project management with almost 25 years of work supporting education, governments, and corporate and nonprofit sectors. She is an environmental/industrial engineer and community leader committed to food security, environmental sustainabi... Read More →
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Wayne Crocker

Director, Petersburg Public Library, Petersburg, VA
Wayne M. Crocker received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Virginia State College (now University) in 1978 and went on to receive the Master of Science in Library Service degree from Atlanta University in 1979. He is presently the Director of Library... Read More →


Friday August 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:15pm

'Bet The Farm': Develop Your Way to Success
Bet the Farm is written to help individuals create stronger personal development plans. This leadership book is important because it will share insight about the Purpose/True North that is inside of you. The objectives of the Bet the Farm speaking lecture is to position individuals to be successful in personal and professional settings as well as provide a unique vantage point toward achieving individual success. Personal development does not begin with go, but when we Stop and Plan. By examining our internal clocks individuals will remove the fears of crises, let downs, miscues, and failures, to drive through the fog of disappointments.

Moderators
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Sandra Michele Echols

Assistant Dean, College of New Rochelle
S. Michele Echols, Assistant Dean Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle, President of the New York Black Librarian’s Caucus(2016-2018), New York Library Association (NYLA) Councilor-at-Large representing Academic Libraries, and Adjunct Professor at ASA College in New York... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Antwain Tate Goode

President, Tate Consulting
Antwain Tate Goode, PhD, holds a doctorate of philosophy in the field of Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership from Capella University. The specialization helped to refine his current manufacturing skill sets and to develop leadership concepts, which can... Read More →


1:15pm

Digital Collections and Civil Rights: Archivists' Perspectives on Making Movement History Accessible Beyond the Archival Walls
As researcher demand for access to archival materials in virtual spaces increases, archivists are challenged to place more contemporary material online than ever before. In particular, given the current climate of activism and it's antecedents in the 1950's and 1960's, the interest in papers related to civil rights history online have provided opportunities to evaluate collections for publications online. Three archivists will discuss materials related to the Civil Rights Era in their respective repositories and the steps taken to digitize and publish collections. Discussion topics include processing and evaluating collections for digitization, copyright and permissions, and collaboration and outreach.

Moderators
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Shaundra Walker

Interim Library Director, Georgia College
I serve as Interim Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College.  In my role, I provide strategic leadership, guiding a team of library professional and support staff in enhancing and communicating the value and role of the library.  I am a graduate of Spelman College (B.A., History), Clark-Atlanta University (M.S.LS.), and Mercer University (PhD... Read More →

Speakers
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Chianta Dorsey

Reference Archivist, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University
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John Gartrell

Director, John Hope Franklin Research Center, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Special Collections at Duke University, African and African American History, 19th Century US history
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Andrea Jackson

Head, Archives Research Center, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
AUC Woodruff Library: Head, Archives Research Center - 2009 to present; ARCHE Archives Council: VP/Pres-Elect, 2015-2016; Mosaic Scholarship Selection Committee; ALA Spectrum Scholarship Jury Member; SAA Appointments Committee Member; Bachelor of Arts (History): Spelman College... Read More →


1:15pm

Reimagining the Public Library for Community Success

Information centers are adapting their methods to provide outside-the-box services to patrons that will enrich their lives. San Antonio Public Library's collaborative model of librarians and adult education instructors under one roof facilitates an intersection of traditional service with cutting edge intervention, providing job resources, literacy instruction, financial counseling, veterans’ assistance, high school diploma completion, and more, for a new millennium approach of holistic service that empowers and impacts the community educationally and economically.


Speakers
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Jeanne Johnson

Training Officer, City of San Antonio
Jeanne has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Texas San Antonio in Legal Studies and a Master's of Arts in Business Management/HR from Webster University. She has over ten years in Adult Education and Human Resource Training. She has worked for the City, County a... Read More →
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DL Grant, Jr.

Branch Manager, San Antonio Public Library
DL Grant Jr. is a journalist-turned-librarian. He studied newswriting at Texas State University before earning the Master of Science in LIS at the University of North Texas. He is a doctoral candidate at Dominican University, River Forest, IL. His research interest is cultural he... Read More →


1:15pm

Using African American Literature to build 'STEAM'
The use of African American picture books to assist with motivating ways to foster creativity, critically thinking skills and peer collaboration.  These books will also lend themselves to hands on activities, and collaboration with interactivity between students.  A substantial list of African American picture book titles, authors and award winners will be provided, along with a brief description of the academic area it targets best.

Moderators
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Tracy Crawford

Curator, Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County, Queens Library- Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center
Tracy Crawford is the Curator of the Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County which is located at Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. In her work as a librarian, she develops and manages collections, provides public service, and coord... Read More →

Speakers
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Ann Perkins Davis

Elementary Librarian/Media Specialist, Bessemer City Central Elementary, Gaston County Schools
Ann Davis-Perkins is an elementary librarian/media specialist with Bessemer City Central Elementary, Gaston County Schools. She has worked as a librarian for the past 4 years, and taught 10 years as a classroom teacher. Prior to becoming a librarian/media specialist, she was priv... Read More →


1:15pm

WikiLeaks: Using Wikipedia to Promote Diversity

"WikiLeaks: Using Wikipedia to Promote Diversity,"

Incorporation of technology in education can be seen through the many methods of instruction that are taking place in today’s classrooms.  The idea of using technology for the students’ benefit is one that students hear but often interpret to mean “use technology to educate yourself,” however, rarely are students encouraged to use technology to help educate others. This panel will feature three archivists presenting ways that we have incorporated crowd sourcing and the presence of web 2.0 tools and technologies to increase awareness of minority collections and engage underrepresented contributors and students on social platforms such as Wikipedia.

In conjunction with the theme “Cultural Keeper X: Beyond Library Walls: Innovative Ways to Engage Our Communities,”  this panel aims to share ways in which repositories have engaged students, faculty and the overall public by hosting Wikipedia edit-a-thons and/or incorporating web 2.0 initiatives into curriculum. The  three panelists will highlight how the incorporation for these tools have aided in increasing awareness for hidden/underrepresented communities, encouraged diversity within the web platform - in both the collections being edited and the editing contributor - and lastly the collaboration amongst other information professionals that is needed to ensure these events are successful. 


Speakers
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Curtis Small, Jr.

Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Delaware Library
Coordinator of Public Services for the Special Collections department of University of Delaware Library. A project member of Colored Conventions, a digital humanities project based at University of Delaware..
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Tiffany Atwater Lee

Public Services Archivist, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
A native of Jonesboro, Georgia, Tiffany Atwater Lee attended South Carolina State University where she received her bachelors of Arts degree in History in 2012, and a Master’s in Archival Studies from Clayton State University in 2015. Currently, she serves as the Public Service... Read More →
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Greta Suiter

Collections Archivist, MIT
I'm a Collections Archivist passionate about access, discovery, description, and processing. I'm usually appraising, describing, and making available to researchers archival collections related to MIT departments, labs, offices, and faculty. I've been at MIT since 2014, the same... Read More →


1:30pm

Resume, Interviewing, and Salary Negotiation Tips for Librarians
An informal discussion/Q&A session where you can gain an insider's perspective on the librarian recruitment process from two experienced HR Directors. Get tips on how to make your application stand out and how to navigate the interview process. Find out how to be your own best advocate for professional development and career advancement. Explore negotiation strategies to ensure you get the most out of your offer package. All questions are welcome!

Speakers
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Leo Agnew

Director, Human Resources & Diversity Programs, University of Iowa Libraries
Leo Agnew has 27 years of human resource experience which includes 17 years as an HR director in ARL Libraries. In his current role, he supports the mission of the UI Libraries by overseeing human resource and diversity program activities which include organizational analysis and... Read More →
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Kathryn Kjaer

Head, Library Human Resources, University of California, Irvine, Libraries
Kathryn is the head of library human resources at the University of California, Irvine Libraries, where she oversees librarian recruitment and the librarian academic review process. Prior to her human resources role, Kathryn held a variety of librarian positions in ARL libraries including at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa where she earned her... Read More →


2:00pm

Atlanta’s Own- R. Gregory Christie & Calvin Ramsey

 R. Gregory Christie came to Atlanta more than a decade ago to care for his ailing father. Atlanta shares Cauvin Ramsey with New York.  Atlanta gladly claims them both.  Christie's career has flourished in Atlanta’s nurturing artistic environment.   Ramsey divides his time between Atlanta and New York.  The  Ruth abd Green Book author has staged live performances of the book.

 

 


Speakers
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R. Gregory Christie

Children's Illustrator
R. Gregory Christie is an Atlanta-based commercial artist and illustrator with over 20 years of experience and over 50 books to his credit. He currently works as a freelance illustrator and owns GAS-ART Gifts (Gregarious Art Statements). Most recently he won a Coretta Scott King... Read More →
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Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Children's Author & Playwright
The playwright and author Calvin Alexander Ramsey, was raised in the South and now a current dual resident of Atlanta, Georgia and New York City. He is the author of “Ruth and the Green Book,” a children’s book published in 2010, and the play “The Green Book,” first pro... Read More →


3:00pm

Visual Lit: Using Graphic Novels to Engage Adults
Graphic novels aren't just for children and teens! Learn more about how public libraries can engage grownup comic readers with book clubs, lectures, displays, and art activities. Learn about programs and community engagement that can bring attention to a quickly growing genre.

Speakers
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Amanda H Davis

Adult Services Librarian, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Amanda H. Davis is an Adult Services Librarian at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in North Carolina. She received her MLIS from Valdosta State University and is a proud ALA Spectrum Scholar and ARL Career Enhancement Program Fellow. Her professional interests include public librari... Read More →
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Angel Truesdale

Adult Services Specialist, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Angel Truesdale is an Adult Services Specialist with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in North Carolina. During her six years at the library, she has developed and implemented a wide range of tech-centric programs and trainings for adults. Angel's interests also include workforce de... Read More →


3:00pm

Collaboration: Words to Art

Awarding winning author Carole Boston Weatherford collaborated with her son Jeffery to bring the amazing story Tuskegee Airmen in You Can Fly.  How did Jeffery take his mother elegant poetic words and translate them to art for book?  Hear about this magically collaboration and how choosing the scratchboard black and white illustrations were a success. 


Speakers
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Jeffery Weatherford

Illustrator
An award-winning children’s book illustrator, fine artist and poet, Jeffery Boston Weatherford is founder of the global online hip hop collective Triiibe Worldwide. His debut book, You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen, received starred reviews and was selected among the year’s be... Read More →
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Carole Boston Weatherford

Children's Author
Carole Boston Weatherford is the acclaimed author of more than forty books, including Voice of Freedom, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a Sibert Honor; Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, winner of a Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, and the NAACP Image Award; and Becoming Billie Holiday, winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor. She is also the recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature. Carole lives in North Carolina and teaches at Fayetteville State University. Visit her at... Read More →


Friday August 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

3:00pm

Community & Civic Engagement
Attendees of this session will learn how to make a positive impact in their community and library's system. Heyward has formed strategic partnerships to enhance joint initiatives such as weekly GED classes, Coffee with a Cop, Summer Food Program for kids, Northeast Corridor Quality of Life initiatives, Community Engagement Conversation with city officials, and Fatherhood & Re-Entry Forums. She will share how her staff identified various community needs, what they've learned to make strategic partnerships successful, and how they've built trust with their patrons to bring opportunities and the people who need them together.

Moderators
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Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →

Speakers
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Shanika Heyward

Branch Manager, Indianapolis Public Library
Shanika Heyward, the Indianapolis Public Library’s East 38th Street Branch Manager, was raised in the community she now diligently serves. Shanika earned a Master’s Degree in Library Science in 2010 from Indiana University’s School of Library & Information Science where she... Read More →


3:00pm

Don't Ask, Whine or Plead..Just Lead - Strategies for Moving Your School Library Forward
Affecting change, garnering support and realizing meaningful impacts for the school library program requires skill and leadership. This session will provide ideas and strategies for bolstering the role of the school librarian as a leader and change agent at the building level and in the broader community. Program accountability through evidence-based practices will be discusses in addition to successful programming ideas, collaborations and community agencies

Speakers
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Ida W. Thompson

Board Trustee, Richland Library
I am a retired educator with 39 years of experience as a school librarian, district consultant and director. I supported school library programs, technology education, and distance learning services. I am very active in local, state and national literacy and technology organizati... Read More →


3:00pm

Full STEAM Ahead: Engaging Youth with STEAM
President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2015 as a bill that provides support for STEM education for K-12 in the U.S. In the near future there will be a need to fill jobs in all areas of STEM. Will our youth be prepared? This session will discuss how a public library engages youth with science, technology, engineering, math and even art (STEAM).

Speakers
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Angiah Davis

Librarian Senior, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System


3:00pm

Leading Through a Roller Coaster of Change
In January 2015, the Georgia Board of Regents announced the consolidation of Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) and Georgia State University (GSU). The effective date of the consolidation was Fall 2016.  The five individual GPC libraries are now part of the GSU University Library and function as the Perimeter Services department. The newly formed department used the recent consolidation with Georgia State University as an opportunity to assess the service points, how they were staffed, and services that were offered. This presentation will take you on our journey of how the five campuses collaborated to reinvigorate our services and celebrate helping meet our users where they are. Join us as we illustrate the rationale behind the changes, unforeseen challenges, feedback from students, faculty, and staff.

Speakers
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Tamika Barnes

Department Head, Perimeter Library Services, Georgia State University
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Christopher Moffat

Associate Department Head Perimeter Library Services, Georgia State University


3:00pm

The HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collection: Establishing Community, Strengthening Bonds and Enhancing Visibility
The HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collection includes more than 16,000 images representing HBCU libraries' first collaborative effort to make a historical collection digitally available. As HBCUs face challenges and threats, the HBCU Library Alliance Board of Directors has re-focused on preserving and protecting the valuable collections in member institutions. A recent survey of HBCU Library Alliance member institutions, with more than a 75% response rate, revealed needs, concerns, applications and interests regarding the Digital Collection. This program will share survey highlights, models of success and the Board's strategic actions in response to survey results

Speakers
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Cedric Davis

Associate Director, Alabama State University
Cedric Davis is currently the Associate Director of the Levi Watkins Learning Center at Alabama State University. He has over thirty years of experience in academic libraries and the technology industry. Cedric has extensive experience in the areas of digitization, preservation... Read More →
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Sandra M. Phoenix

Executive Director, HBCU Library Alliance
I'm honored to be Executive Director of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance, the membership organization for White House-designated HBCUs. The HBCU Library Alliance was established in 2002 by library deans and directors of HBCUs and incorporat... Read More →


3:00pm

Climate Change and Its Impact On Communities

Climate change has and will continue to produce an increasing burden on vulnerable populations including children, the elderly, low-income communities of color, and tribes.  Beyond increased burdens on health, climate change impacts will continue to result in the need for a strong, coordinated, and intentional disaster response and ultimate recovery for communities affected by climate-related disasters.  Dr. Mildred McClain and Dr. Yomi Noibi have both committed themselves to increasing awareness of issues around climate change that affect vulnerable populations and communities of color.

 


Speakers
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Dr. Mildred McClain

Executive Director, Harambee House, Savannah, GA
Dr. Mildred McClain is co-founder and Executive Director of the Harambee House/Citizens For Environmental Justice, a community based organization whose mission is to build the capacity of communities to solve their problems and to engage in positive growth and development. The or... Read More →
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Dr. Yomi Noibi

Executive Director, Eco Action – Hercules Program, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Yomi Noibi is the executive director of Environmental Community Action, Inc., (ECO-Action). ECO-Action’s mission is to help communities organize to confront environmental health threats, and to strengthen and facilitate participation of communities in preventing and resolvi... Read More →


Friday August 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

3:00pm

Collaboration & Connecting Africology Collections with Government Information Using Digital Objects
After learning about how adults retain information, I use brain-friendly methods for promoting the library collection and collaborate with colleagues in order to add content to digital objects. There are effective strategies for engagement and using the collection both Africology & African American Studies and incorporating government information. As both libraries and government agencies shift their content from analog to digital, libraries help facilitate using content via different platforms.

Speakers
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Latanya N. Jenkins

Reference Librarian, Government Information & Africology and African American Studies Liaison, Temple University


3:00pm

Information Literacy Evaluation: Designing Library Evaluation Surveys Using Libwizard
Have you ever wondered how effective your one-shot library instruction sessions were? Evaluating the effectiveness of information literacy sessions is a crucial component of being an effective, reflective and transformational librarian. Libwizard is an excellent tool to use for creating forms, surveys, quizzes, and tutorials/assessments to gain insight and to collect data on students feedback and learning. This poster will provide an account of my experience using Libwizard to collect data and student feedback about the library's instruction sessions. Analyzing this data has helped me to shift my focus to divergent learning pedagogies and activities.

Speakers
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Aleck F. Williams

Reference Librarian, Midlands Technical College


3:00pm

Keepin’ It Real: Reflections on a Fake News Workshop
After an election fraught with misinformation, fake news, and hoaxes on all sides, students found it difficult to navigate digital media not only for scholarship but in their personal lives. Acknowledging the impact that these feelings of helplessness and confusion play in their roles as scholars, librarians conducted information literacy workshops to de-mystify and engage students with meaningful current news outlets and specific news stories from all political idealogies. This poster presentation will provide an overview of these workshops and how librarians can implement similar programs while responding to a politically and emotionally-charged campus environment. This poster will discuss the workshop development process which includes defining how information literacy may be applied to born-digital source material, learning outcomes for attendees, tools for managing misinformation, collaborating with the campus-wide programming simultaneously, and examples of active engagement opportunities for students to evaluate their own biases and perspectives both in and out of the classroom. Additionally, it will discuss the assessment process and the real-time feedback received in the workshops from members of the campus community. While these workshops occurred in an academic environment, application for such programming can be altered for every library and audience. Librarians know that information literacy education has been done for a very long time, however, it must offer connective and intrinsic ways to evaluate information as students grow as both scholars and human beings.

Speakers
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Aisha Conner-Gaten

Instructional Design Librarian, Loyola Marymount University
An intersectional librarian, activist, and tech enthusiast working at the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University in sunny Los Angeles. Interested in emerging technologies, issues of equity and access in the library, and the role of librarians as social justice a... Read More →


3:00pm

Mobile Librarian: iThink Tech Savvy (Meeting Students Where They Are)
The rapid advancements in technology can create a bridge in connecting with student learners at academic institutions.  It is imperative for the library to be the learning connection for students.  As librarians, we are required to think innovatively and creatively to bridge the gap between deliverance of information to the current technology commonly being used by learners.  This poster will outline various health sciences mobile apps and other apps that will encourage information literacy and engage reluctant readers.  What better way to connect with learners but through the phones, tablets, and gadgets used in their everyday life.

Speakers
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Jahala Simuel

Medical Librarian, Howard University
I have been a librarian for 12 years, but I am new to the Health Sciences library field.


3:00pm

My First Year As An Academic Librarian
The poster will highlight the various programs/events that I organized during my first year as a librarian. The programs ranged from a panel discussion to a community film screening to a poetry reading and book signing.

Speakers
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Jina DuVernay

Reference Librarian, Alabama State University
My name is Jina DuVernay and I am the Reference Librarian at Alabama State University. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Masters in Library and Information Science. I completed my first year as a librarian in May of 2017. During my first year, I sought out opportu... Read More →


3:00pm

Providing Project Based Learning Opportunities in the Library
After watching the documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, I became intrigued by the idea of project-based learning (PBL).  I became even more intrigued when I learned that one of the foundations for John Dewey's educational philosophy was project based learning.  My intrigue turned to a passion.  I wanted to do PBLs with students as a way to give them a different way to succeed and to enhance the perception of our school library program.  

With varying degrees of success, I will share these three examples and provide insights for those interested in promoting PBLs in their school libraries and school communities.

Speakers
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Tatanisha Love

Library media specialist, WMMS- Baltimore County Public School
A library media specialist who is passionate about education. I love to discuss literacy, technology, project based learning, and the ever-changing need and role of educators in today's society.


3:00pm

Removing the Barriers: How Implementing Change Improved User Services and Collection Use Through Library Assessment
This poster presentation provides an overview of how implementing change, repurposing space and relocating the DVD collection to a new area on the first floor of the library increased usage statistics.  Technical Services conducted a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis to assess the DVD collection usage statistics.  The data collected and evaluated indicated that DVD titles were not circulating as expected.  Technical Services implemented a project plan designed to improve user access to the collection.  The decision to relocate the DVD collection from behind the circulation desk into an open area on the first floor improved user services, patron access, and usage. 

Speakers
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Beverly D. Charlot

Coordinator of Technical Services, Delaware State University
Assessment, improving library services, technical services staff workflow procedures, staff development and library technology.


3:00pm

Safe to be Smart
Safe to be Smart is an organization that provides mentoring programs for middle and high school youth that visit libraries located in the city of Rochester. The programs formed are educational and also recreational, such as building resumes, Cancer awareness, job readiness programs, reading programs, S.T.E.M., cooking class, bike and horseback riding etc. These programs help to create better relationships with our young people. With this positive commitment, it is our hope this will help our youth to grow to adulthood to be strong productive leaders in our community. Partnered agencies: Pathways to Peace, Center for Youth, Ryan Recreation, Dream Bikes etc..

Speakers
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George Carter

Youth Service Assistant


3:00pm

Searching for Bronzeville
The Bronzeville community on the South Side of Chicago has undergone a transformation that has totally erased the presence of the once large and thriving Ida B. Wells Housing development that was its center for nearly 50 years. All that remains of the community are tales of violence and poverty. This poster will present a survey of archival materials found throughout various Chicago area archives that chronicle the everyday lives, families, and experiences of the residents of this now missing community.

Speakers
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Tamara Townsend

Reference & Instruction, Long Island University
Librarian & Archivist. Reference and Instruction Librarian at Long Island University Brooklyn.


3:00pm

Sustaining Transformation: The Implications of the Past and Current Presence of Black and African American LIS School Administrators
The presence of Black and African American LIS school administrators tells a rich and conflicting story regarding the status of diversity in librarianship. As the American Library Association continues to support diversity initiatives, the number of Black and African American LIS administrators persistently pale in comparison to the number of Caucasian administrators. Moreover, the number of students represented by this population demonstrates the need for renewed recruitment efforts.  It can be speculated that the lack of Black and African American LIS school administrators is negatively impacting the number of Black and African LIS students because research indicates that role models in a profession that is traditionally overlooked by minorities positively impacts the pursuit of these careers (Lee, 2011).

This poster reports the findings of research that combines recruitment and leadership advice from current and past Black and African American LIS school administrators with an examination of the historical and current presence of Black and African American leadership in LIS education. This examination will serve as a foundation for providing implications regarding the state of Black and African American librarianship. If Black and African American librarians are to continue to excel as transformative presences within communities, there must be strong role models and educational initiatives to nurture their advancement. 
Lee. D. N. (2011). Under-represented and underserved: Why minority role models matter in STEM. Retrieved from https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/under-represented-and-underserved-why-minority-role-models-matter-in-stem/ 

Speakers
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Daniella Smith

Associate Professor, University of North Texas
Daniella Smith, PhD is currently an associate professor at the University of North Texas in the Department of Library and Information Sciences. Her research interests include the leadership role of school librarians, technology implementation in schools, youth information seeking... Read More →
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Maurice Wheeler

Associate Professor, University of North Texas
Maurice Wheeler, Ph.D. is currently an associate professor at the University of North Texas in the Department of Library and Information Sciences. His research interests include leadership and administration of libraries, diversity and inclusion, and racial representation in musi... Read More →


3:00pm

Tailored Instruction Marketing: How to Hook Your Audience
Over the last 18 months, we have moved in a new direction with our faculty outreach via a liaison program. This liaison-driven outreach includes instruction marketing and redesign. The outcomes of this program include increased collaboration, increased instruction requests, as well as more meaningful faculty input on collection development/management. As with any endeavor, we have dealt with our share of challenges such as meeting faculty needs rather than traditional or assumed expectations, earning trust to deepen value of collaboration, and learning to sell our value beyond database mechanics. We would like to share (via a poster session) how we are using a variety of “hooks” to market what we can do with a variety of different audiences.


3:00pm

Year One: Quest for Millennial Programming
With the ever changing demographics and trends in society, planning millennial programming can be puzzling and sometimes fruitless. Understanding the differences and similarities between young adult age groups can help predict how successful a program can be. The discussion will include how to reach and engage this audience with social media and other networks. We will also discuss how to revitalize existing programming to foster a cross-generational community. 

Speakers
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Janelle Turner

Adult Programming Assistant, St. Louis County Library
Janelle Turner, has been a member of St. Louis Regional - BCALA since 2016. She is the incoming Secretary for her chapter. At Missouri State University, she received her Bachelors of Arts in History with a minor in Library Science. Janelle is currently the Adult Programming Assis... Read More →


3:00pm

Youth Empowerment through Community Partnerships
In the summer of 2016 UM Library Operations partnered with the Washtenaw County branch of Michigan Works! in a pilot internship program to provide local area youth ages 16-24 with work experience. For our part, we were also able to expose our two high school interns with understandings of how libraries can help them in their future as they prepare for college. Our poster will also detail many of the highlights experienced, challenges that were overcome and the next steps that have come about through partnering with this pilot program.

Speakers
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Tashia Munson

Access Services and Outreach Librarian, University of Michigan
Tashia Munson is the Access Services and Outreach Librarian for the University of Michigan Library where she represents the available services of the library to the campus community and beyond. In her capacity as the liaison for guest and reciprocal borrowing she engages with par... Read More →
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Monica Porter

Access Services Supervisor/Substitute Librarian, University of Michigan


4:00pm

Self-Publish Your Success
Which would your family most likely keep as a memory of your words: a loose leaf manuscript or a printed book? Self-publishing a book preserves your passion, experience, or muses, which can be a priceless adventure for you and future generations. Whether you want fame and fortune with countless book sales or simply one book as an accomplishment, you will expand many skills, to use on your current job or other endeavors. This session will show you the five steps to self-publishing, where you can find success when publishing short stories, poetry or manuscripts as special keepsakes.

Speakers
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Judine Slaughter

Executive Director, United Black Writers Association, Inc
How many collections do you have at home or at work? Whether it is pictures, poetry, or personal stories, Judine Slaughter will help you find success in self-publishing. Her daughter earned $40k in college scholarships after Judine published her book of poetry. After self-publish... Read More →


4:00pm

Bringing It: Authors Zetta Elliot, Renee Watson & Tonya Bolden

These ladies are not only authors but activists demanding diversity in children’s literature.  They walk the walk and talk the talk.  Learn how they have improved access to minority characters in children’s books through their own might.

 


Speakers
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Tonya Bolden

Children's Author
Tonya Bolden is a critically acclaimed award-winning author/co-author/editor of more than two dozen books for young readers including the forthcoming Crossing Ebenezer Creek, publishing with Bloomsbury in Spring 2017. Her books include How to Build a Museum, the story of the Smit... Read More →
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Zetta Elliott

YA/Children's Author
Born in Canada, Zetta Elliott moved to the US in 1994 to pursue her PhD in American Studies at NYU. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies, and her plays have been staged in New York, Chicago, and Cleveland. Her essays have appeared in The Huffington Post, School Li... Read More →
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Renee Watson

YA/Children's Author
Renee Watson is the author of the teen novels, published by Bloomsbury Children’s books, This Side of Home and Piecing Me Together, which has received three starred reviews, as well as the middle grade novel, What Mamma Left Me, which debuted as an ABC New Voices Pick. Her work... Read More →


4:00pm

Afternoon Tea with Retirees

Come out to mix, mingle and make connections with old friends and colleagues.  This is a great opportunity to catch up in an informal environment.   Light refreshments will be served.

Door Prices!!! Drawings!!! Giveaways!!!


Friday August 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

4:00pm

A Seat at the Table: Courageous Conversations about Diversity and Mentorship Programs in Library and Information Science
The panel will foster candid and courageous conversations about the recurring issues and challenges related to diversity in the library and information science (LIS) profession. The panel will be composed of students, mentors and faculty who were involved in Project IDOL at Wayne State University, an IMLS grant that provided scholarship support for 10 students of color to obtain the MLIS degree.  The panel discussion will leverage the participants' knowledge and experience in project IDoL and other diversity related initiatives to formulate an action plan around sustaining diversity in LIS.

Speakers
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Alyssa Brissett

Social Work Librarian, University of Southern California
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Kalana Cooper

Adult Programs and Small Business Resource Development, Detroit Public Library
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Jamaal Fisher

Reference Librarian, LeMoyne-Owen College
I am an activist librarian. I believe in the power of libraries to transform lives and to be the answer to the questions and social problems of any time and generation.
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Jose Guerrero

Resident Librarian, Pennsylvania State University
I am an early-career academic librarian interested in special collections, book history, and digital studies. My current research examines the transfer of cultural/artifactual value from geo-political peripheries to centers of economic power throughout 20th century American histo... Read More →
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Kafi Kumasi

Associate Professor, Wayne State University
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Nakenya Lewis- Yarbrough

Youth Librarian, Belleville Area District Library
Nakenya Lewis-Yarbrough is a youth librarian at Belleville Area District Library and has over 10 years of experience as an educator and school administrator. She has a passion to foster awareness of diverse books written by underrepresented authors which allows youth to see refle... Read More →


4:00pm

Digital Access for All: Creating a Mobile Hotspot Lending Program at Your Library
The Little Elm (TX) Public Library began a mobile hotspot lending program in October 2016. This presentation details the program's planning and implementation, and provides advice on starting a hotspot lending program of your own, including determining the need for the program, researching costs, leveraging library advocates, and handling concerns and objections.

Speakers
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Tezeno Lynette Roberson

Director, Little Elm Public Library


4:00pm

Digital Literacy for Everyone: Empowering Staff to Educate Patrons
How do you keep the public knowledgeable about new devices and technology, let alone staff? Hear how one public library trained 485 staff members at 21 branch locations with six devices that were purchased for each branch through public funds and a grant. From the library's Digital Strategy guidelines, core competencies were developed which required all staff to become knowledgeable about these new devices and technologies.

Speakers
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Amanda H Davis

Adult Services Librarian, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Amanda H. Davis is an Adult Services Librarian at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in North Carolina. She received her MLIS from Valdosta State University and is a proud ALA Spectrum Scholar and ARL Career Enhancement Program Fellow. Her professional interests include public librari... Read More →
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Angel Truesdale

Adult Services Specialist, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Angel Truesdale is an Adult Services Specialist with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in North Carolina. During her six years at the library, she has developed and implemented a wide range of tech-centric programs and trainings for adults. Angel's interests also include workforce de... Read More →


4:00pm

New Roles for Academic Health Sciences Librarians: Opportunities and Challenges
Health sciences libraries were among the first to move from print to electronic journals and e-books. At some institutions, volumes of print journals and shelving were removed, allowing for a repurposing of space for the library, or for other departments within the institution. Change provided an opportunity to re-think the approach to collections and services. As the research enterprise grew among academic health centers and partnering with hospital systems was on the upsurge, academic health sciences library directors and staff collaborated to implement new position titles and service models to remain an active and vital part of the changing landscape

Speakers
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Sandra G Franklin

Director, WHSC Library, Emory University
Sandra G. Franklin is director of Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Atlanta, GA. The library includes clinical branches at four teaching hospitals. Since joining the Emory Libraries in 1983, Sandra has served as Reference Librarian, Head of Public Serv... Read More →
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Cynthia Henderson

Associate Dean Health Sciences Libraries, University of Southern California


4:00pm

What's Next: You Received the Grant Award and Now It's Time for Implementation
Budget and Program development for the grant awardees are often complicated and convoluted. Our workshop will demonstrate best practices, as it relates to post award activities such as developing grant timelines, budget modifications and justifications. How to properly understand your Time and Effort reporting, annual performance report and close-out activities?

Speakers
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Kay Binns-Simpson

Grants Compliance Officer, The College of New Rochelle
Kay Binns-Simpson has successfully implemented numerous federal, state and city grants over the past decade. Some of the funding agencies that she has worked with include Health Resources & Service Administration, Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, Dept. of Education, NYS Dept... Read More →
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Sandra Michele Echols

Assistant Dean, College of New Rochelle
S. Michele Echols, Assistant Dean Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle, President of the New York Black Librarian’s Caucus(2016-2018), New York Library Association (NYLA) Councilor-at-Large representing Academic Libraries, and Adjunct Professor at ASA College in New York... Read More →


4:00pm

First Time Around: The Mystique of Debut Novels

There’s something magical about a first novel — that promise of a new voice, the possibility of finding a writer you can follow for years to come.  The debut novel is evenmore important for the writer because it might spark a great career. Writing your first book is no mean feat.  Let’s hear about two exciting debut novels. The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter: a Novel by Kia Corthron; the story sweeps American history from 1941 to the twenty-first century through the lives of four men—two white brothers from rural Alabama, and two black brothers from small-town Maryland—whose journey culminates in an explosive and devastating encounter between the two families. Passage by Khary Lazarre-White; tells the story of Warrior, a young black man, who is surrounded by deep family love and a sustaining connection to his history, connections that arm him as he confronts the urban forces that he faces--both supernatural and human--forces that seek his very destruction.

Authors will share the pros and cons their writing journey and reveal how these books propelled their careers. 

Sponsored by Seven Stories an Imprint of Penguin/Random House


Speakers
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Kia Corthron

Adult Author
The author of more than fifteen plays produced nationally and internationally, KIA CORTHRON came to national attention in the early nineties with her play Come Down Burning. Portraying characters who live in extreme poverty or crisis and whose lives are otherwise invisible, her p... Read More →
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Khary Lazarre-White

Executive Director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, Author
Khary Lazarre-White is a social justice advocate, attorney and activist who has dedicated his life to the educational outcome and opportunities for young people of color at key life stages. His support base is far-reaching and diverse, built over the past twenty years as co-found... Read More →


4:15pm

Conference Proceedings: Onsite Assistance

Call for Submissions
Are you presenting a paper or poster at the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL)? If the answer is yes, then the NCAAL Conference Proceedings Committee invites you to submit your paper or poster presentation for inclusion in the meeting proceedings.  

Clarification: The Conference Proceedings and the Program Brooklet are separate documents. The  Conference Proceedings is a compilation of the programs and posters presented at the conference. The Program Booklet is distributed at the conference and features the schedule of sessions that will occur during the meeting. The proceedings will be compiled and distributed months after the conference has concluded. Prior proceedings are available on the BCALA website.

To have your work included in the conference proceedings, please see the guidelines For posters and papers attached to this email. Presenters should upload their presentations directly to the conference website under their Sched.com profile.  

Committee Members will be onsite to assist presenters with uploading their documents on the dates and times listed below:  


  • Thursday, 8/10: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Friday, 8/11: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Saturday, 8/12: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm


All questions should be directed to the Conference Proceedings Committee at ncaal10proceedings@gmail.com


Thanks in advance for your assistance. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta.



Volunteers
avatar for Shannon Jones

Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →
avatar for Irene Lubker

Irene Lubker

Research and Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
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Jahala Simuel

Medical Librarian, Howard University
I have been a librarian for 12 years, but I am new to the Health Sciences library field.

Friday August 11, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

4:30pm

Engaging & Educating the Community - An African American Perspective
The panel will describe how IndyPL African American History Committee (AAHC) / Center for Black Literature and Culture (CBLC)  reaches out to African-American community in Indianapolis. IndyPL AAHC/CBLC presents the diverse accomplishments and heritage of African Americans to the general public. Our major annual programs are Meet the Artists (MTA) and Fall Fest/Slammin' Rhymes . MTA is an engaging showcase of various artistic mediums by burgeoning artists. Fall Fest is an afternoon of inspiration and cultural edutainment using interactive programming. Other programs have focused on violence prevention such as Kin, Killing Kin (KKK) and the accomplishments of women of color like Women of a New Tribe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghB0JcYQqqA  Meet the Artists 2017.   https://youtu.be/AGykDRE8pUs Center for Black Literature and Culture.   

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Freeman

Lauren Freeman

Circulation Supervisor/AAHC Committee Member, Indianapolis Public Library
Lauren Freeman has been working for the Indianapolis Public Library for over 10 years and has been actively serving on the African American History Committee for 6 years. She is currently the Circulation Supervisor for the Outreach Branch where she has the privilege of riding the... Read More →
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Nichelle Hayes

Librarian in Charge of Center for Black Literature and Culture, Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL)
I'm interested in history, genealogy, community service and literature. Follow my blog https://thetiesthatbindblog.wordpress.com/. | I'm the Treasurer of the Indiana Black Librarians Network, affiliate of BCALA, (IBLN). http://indianablacklibrarians.net/ | Follow us on... Read More →


7:00pm

Reception -Woodruff Library Atlanta University

Robert Woodruff Library CEO, Loretta Parham will host a reception and honor former Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies Alumni.   Join us in this celebration in an award winning library.  Open to all registered attendees.


Speakers
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Loretta Parham

Honorary, Local Arrangments Co-Chair
Loretta Parham is the CEO/Library Director of the Atlanta university Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library. She is highly respected by the library and higher education communities as she worked to transform the Robert W. Woodruff Library, shared by Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College, into a modern 21st century research facility known for its distinctive spaces and service. Loretta has expanded the... Read More →


 
Saturday, August 12
 

8:00am

Coffee with the Authors of We Are Charleston

The shootings at Charleston's Mother Emanuel AME Church in 2015 shocked the nation and the world.  Join the authors of this moving book as they take us on a journey that includes history of slavery in North Carolina, the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement and the present day as well as the founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Churches in the South, and the role they have played in holding together the black community and leading its members to equal rights.  All three of these authors are Charlestonians, and from their bios are clearly leaders in the city and even in the AME church.   A great takeaway from this touching saga is the power of forgiveness and its lesson for the world.


Moderators
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Kathie Bennett

Founder/President, Magic Time Literary Publicity.
Kathie Bennett is founder and president of Magic Time Literary Publicity. | | In addition to a thirty-five year career with Delta Air Lines, Kathie has | spearheaded philanthropic efforts throughout the south. A graduate of The University of the South with a BA in English she... Read More →

Speakers
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Herb Frazier

Adult Author
Herb Frazier has edited and reported for five daily newspapers in the South, including his hometown paper, the Post and Courier. He is a former Michigan Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan, and is currently marketing and public relations manager at Magnolia Plantation... Read More →
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Bernard E. Powers Jr. PhD

Adult Author
Bernard E. Powers Jr. PhD, is professor of history at the College of Charleston, where he teaches United States and African American history. He has been a consultant to historic sites and has served on the boards of several history oriented nonprofit organizations. Dr. Powers ha... Read More →
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Marjory Wentworth

Adult Author
Marjory Wentworth is poet laureate of South Carolina. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize five times, and she is the author of the prizewinning children’s story Shackles. Wentworth is the cofounder and former president of the Low country Initiative for the Lite... Read More →


9:00am

Conference Proceedings: Onsite Assistance

Call for Submissions
Are you presenting a paper or poster at the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL)? If the answer is yes, then the NCAAL Conference Proceedings Committee invites you to submit your paper or poster presentation for inclusion in the meeting proceedings.  

Clarification: The Conference Proceedings and the Program Brooklet are separate documents. The  Conference Proceedings is a compilation of the programs and posters presented at the conference. The Program Booklet is distributed at the conference and features the schedule of sessions that will occur during the meeting. The proceedings will be compiled and distributed months after the conference has concluded. Prior proceedings are available on the BCALA website.

To have your work included in the conference proceedings, please see the guidelines For posters and papers attached to this email. Presenters should upload their presentations directly to the conference website under their Sched.com profile.  

Committee Members will be onsite to assist presenters with uploading their documents on the dates and times listed below:  


  • Thursday, 8/10: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Friday, 8/11: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Saturday, 8/12: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

All questions should be directed to the Conference Proceedings Committee at ncaal10proceedings@gmail.com


 


Volunteers
avatar for Shannon Jones

Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →
avatar for Irene Lubker

Irene Lubker

Research and Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
avatar for Jahala Simuel

Jahala Simuel

Medical Librarian, Howard University
I have been a librarian for 12 years, but I am new to the Health Sciences library field.

Saturday August 12, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

9:00am

Registration/Information

On behalf the BCALA leadership and the NCAAL planning committee it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians at the Grand Hyatt (Buckhead) in Atlanta, GA. Conference badges and registration packets may be picked up at the Registration/Information Desk.  There is no onsite registration.   We will provide local information and help you with any questions you might have.  Name badges will be required for entry into conference venues, receptions, and  the conference shuttle.


 






 

8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday, August 11

9:00 - 5:00pm

Saturday, August 12

9:00am - 12pm


Saturday August 12, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

9:30am

Up and Coming Atlanta Writers

Watch these two authors as they offer us some appealing children"s book.  Lewis presents Valerie's New Friends a story about friendship and racial acceptance. The book includes a teacher's guide for educators to introduce topics of diversity in the classroom

Wright introduces us joyful queen Imani who tries save her kingdom in Queen Imani: Queen of love and Smiles and plans to develop a series which includes Jay Christopher's Big Surprise.


Speakers
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Andrea Lewis

Andrea D. Lewis, Ph.D., is an educator who values and models academic excellence. After perfecting the skill of teaching her dolls with an easel and confiscated worksheets from her mother’s classroom, Dr. Lewis graduated summa cum laude from Spelman College. She also earned a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Georgia State University. Additionally, she completed a Certificate in Theology and Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary. | | Dr. Lewis has published two books Preservice Teachers, Social Class, and Race in Urban Schools: Experiences and Strategies for Teacher Preparation (Palgrave Macmillan) and... Read More →
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Sandra Wright

Dr. Sandra Wright is a graduate of Florida A & M University. She was a 5th grade teacher for a few years before starting her own business, and eventually leading her to start writing. She loved visiting the library as a youth. Her love for books, led her to eventually start wr... Read More →


10:00am

Black Books Matter: An Examination of Augusta Baker's Bibliography Books About Negro Life for Children
Explore librarian Augusta Baker's rationale for creating Books About the Negro for Children (BANFC) and the three criteria she used (i.e. language, theme, and illustration) to identify books. Baker used language because she was cognizant that demeaning terms could damage black youth's self-esteem. Baker chose theme because black life needed to be represented holistically. Thirdly, she focused upon illustrations because portrayals of blacks should be visually appealing. This talk illustrates how BANFC served as a resource to educators, parents, and others who actively sought (yet had difficulty unearthing) non-stereotypical, well-written and thoughtfully illustrated children's books about black life.

Saturday August 12, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Ivy I (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

10:00am

Ladies of Contemporary Fiction
Kimberla Lawson Roby and ReShonda Tate Billingsley are definitely ladies of the contemporary novel. They keep fans turning pages and anxiously awaiting the next book. Kimberla Lawson Roby will share her new book The Sinful Woman while ReShondra Tate Billingsley will talk about her new release The Perfect Mistress.  Her book The Secret She Kept will be an original TV One movie in July 2017.

Speakers
avatar for ReShonda Tate Billingsley

ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Adult Author
ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s #1 national bestselling novels include Let the Church Say Amen, I Know I’ve Been Changed, and Say Amen, Again, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Her collaboration with Victoria Christopher Murray has produced three hit... Read More →
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Kimberla Lawson Roby

Adult Author
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby has published 24 novels. She has sold more than 2.7 Million copies of her novels, and they have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly... Read More →


10:00am

Library Services to the Physically Handicapped and Blind Can Save Lives
We often don't hear about library services for blind and physically handicapped individuals. However, large type formats and audio books in traditional library services meet only a fraction of their needs. Hear how the Talking Books Department of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library impacts this community. More than simply access to technologies and recreational reading, we help differing ability citizens stay connected to the community, have an opportunity for lifelong education and recreation, improve their quality of life, and even save lives.

Speakers
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Grace Goins

Supervisor of Talking Books Service, Evansville Vand. Public Library
Just because you have a disability, doesn't mean limitation should be placed on your mind.


10:00am

Maximizing Productivity by Promoting Autonomy in Library Support Staff Roles
This presentation addresses some best practices for library supervisors to foster autonomy and ownership in library support staff roles from the perspective of a new supervisor. It will cover activities and strategies used for a small library support staff in an academic library and the lessons learned from that experience. Often library support staff do not feel autonomous in their roles and are unaware of the impact their positions have in the organization as a whole. The presenter will explain how these steps and actions can potentially promote confidence and ownership within support staff roles and encourage more communication between support staff and management. 



Moderators
avatar for Shannon Jones

Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →

Speakers
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Alyssa Brissett

Social Work Librarian, University of Southern California


10:00am

So An Uninsured Person Walks Into A Library . . .
Having completed four years of collaboration to deliver ACA outreach and enrollment services, a statewide nonprofit organization and a county library system will share how their joint experience on a politically-charged issue can inform future partnerships that expand the library's presence beyond the bookshelves. and broaden leadership and linking opportunities for library staff. Participants will learn about ways the presenters have leveraged their work on this single issue to deliver services to other target populations.

Speakers
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Lee Patterson

Richland Library
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Shelli Quenga

Director of Programs, Palmetto Project
Shelli Quenga is the director of programs for the Palmetto Project in South Carolina. She oversees all advocacy and programming for the statewide nonprofit organization, including a team of 50+ certified health insurance navigators positioned for the fourth year of ACA Marketplac... Read More →


Saturday August 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Ivy II (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

10:00am

The Digital Bridge Project: Putting Computers in the Community
Digital literacy is an essential life skill which transcends age, race, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomics. Discover the positive outcomes that occured when the Durham County Library, the Durham Housing Authority, the WiderNet Project and the United Way collaborated to bring digital literacy, technology training, workforce development,and free computers to local residents of all ages. Learn the value of community partnerships and ways to connect with others to achieve shared goals and outcomes.

Speakers
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Joyce Briggs

Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator, Housing Authority of the City of Durham
Family Self Sufficiency- Elderly and Disabled Advocate
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DeLois R. Cue

Branch Manager, Durham County Library
DeLois Cue earned her Master of Library Science degree from North Carolina Central University, and has served in a variety of library positions in both academic and public libraries. She is interested in educational policy, believes in the power of lifelong learning, and strives... Read More →
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Tammy Jacobs

Education Program Manager, Durham Housing Authority
I have been with the Housing Authority for 7 years. I am with the Resident Services Department which is the Human Services division of the Authority. I work primarily with the education programming for youth who live in our public housing communities. We serve 16 public housing c... Read More →
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Cliff Missen

Clinical Assoc. Professor, WiderNet@UNC
We've developed an off-line "Internet in a Box" for communities lacking Internet bandwidth. Our eGranary Digital Library is installed in over 1,600 locations, including 20+ U.S. prisons.


10:00am

Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth: Research and Practice
School and public libraries have historically been champions for literacy, equity, and education. Today, Black youth are in need of champions more than ever before. If you imagine literacy education as climbing a ladder, for too many Black youth, the school rung of the literacy ladder is broken. In this session, we will share information from our recent publication entitled Libraries, Library, and African American Youth, which focuses on how libraries can create more equitable and just services and programs for Black youth& services and programs that help to improve their literacy and life outcomes. Our goal is to introduce key research concepts and to offer meaningful illustrations of how school and public librarians are utilizing these concepts to effect real change in the lives of Black youth.

Moderators
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Kirby McCurtis

Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library

Speakers
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Pauletta Brown Bracy

Pauletta Brown Bracy is professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University where she also serves as Director of the Office of University Accreditation. She began her library career in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Public Schools as a middle... Read More →
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Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Ph.D.

Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also President-Elect of the Young Adult Library Services Association. In her current research, she focuses on social justice is... Read More →


Saturday August 12, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Azalea (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

10:30am

Bringing It: Library Youth STEAM Education Programs Out in the Community
Learn about the weekly maker club that we held at Bayside-Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, a K-8 public school. Each week we had a hands-on, STEAM related activity for the kids. We had programs such as creating their own light-up LED plush monsters; stomp rockets, 3D printing, and more. Our digital literacy project conducted in collaboration with the Phoenix Project of Marin, an organization that helps at-risk youth will also be shared.

Speakers
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Etienne Douglas

Community Library Specialist/Webstar Coordinator, Marin County Free Library
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Diana Lopez

Librarian, Marin County Free Library


Saturday August 12, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Ivy I (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

11:00am

Getting to Know You: Connecting to the Community
Hear how a branch library in Denver took the information learned from their community conversations and tried some new approaches on how to bring a neighborhood together that's seen rapid population growth since 2014.  Library programs, community partnerships and other ideas will be highlighted.

Speakers
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Leslie Williams

Senior Librarian, Denver Public Library


Saturday August 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Ivy I (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

11:30am

Lunch with Mustafa Santiago Ali

Environmental injustice is the new civil rights issues that pledges the poor and people of color. Mustafa Santiago Ali a former senior adviser and assistant associate administrator for environmental justice, has served more than two decades at the agency, working to ease the burden of air and water pollution in hundreds of poor, minority communities nationwide.  Ali recently resigned that position amid the White House plans to dismantle the program.  He said that the budget proposal to defund such work will harm the people who has most relied on the EPA.  Hear about his passion in working to ease the burden of air and water pollution in hundreds of poor, minority communities nationwide. He might also speak about his new role as vice president of the Hip Hop Caucus.


Speakers
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Mustafa Santiago Ali

Speaker, Health Luncheon
Mustafa Santiago Ali has been a national speaker, trainer and facilitator on social justice issues for over 20 years with a specific focus on the issue of environmental justice, sustainability and community revitalization. Throughout the years, Ali has given over 1,000 presentati... Read More →


Saturday August 12, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

1:00pm

How to Get Youth to Sign Up For Blackness: Black History Month and Beyond
When I was raised in the 1990s, the formal education I received around blackness centered on important figures like Tubman, Douglass, and King. Their contributions could and cannot be underestimated when it comes to the hungry pursuit of social justice. However, what I learned did not explain how my father could be black and Costa Rican. It did not introduce me to Negritude. In short, my education was weak in terms of diaspora. My talk highlights discourses and ways librarians and educators can conspire in highlighting blackness as a global phenomenon and not one restricted to the continental U.S.

Speakers
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Katrina Spencer

Literatures & Cultures Librarian, Middlebury College
Katrina Spencer is interested in foreign languages, themes of social justice surrounding multicultural identities and the African diaspora.


1:00pm

The Dynamic Duo: Denene Millner and Nike Chiles

Learn about the art of collaboration and creativity from this dynamic couple.  They have penned several relationship books and a few novels together.  They have also helped to bring many celebrity biographies to publication.  New York Times best-selling author Denene Millner is an award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment book publishing industries.  She has penned 25 books, including Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, co-written with Steve Harvey, Around the Way Girl, a memoir with actress Taraji P. Henson, Believing in Magic with Cookie Johnson and Never Make the Mistake Twice with Nene Leakes.  Over the course of his 30-year career, Nick Chiles has distinguished himself as one of the nation’s foremost chroniclers of African American life , culture and celebrity-both as a best -selling author and as an award winning journalist. Chiles co-authored with Bobby Brown on the memoir, Every Little Step: My Story, the Rev Al Sharpton on his New York Times best-seller The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and The Path To American Leadership, Kirk Franklin The Blueprint; A Plan For Living Above Life’s Storm, Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge with retired NBA center Etan as well as Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Faith in the Dream.  In 2014 he was a NCCAP finalist for book Justice While Black: Helping African American Families Navigate the Criminal Justice System with attorney Robbin Shipp.   Aren’t you excited to hear from this Dynamic Duo?


Speakers
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Nike Chiles

Adult Author
Nick Chiles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and three-time New York Times bestselling author. He has written or co-written 14 books, including books with Bobby Brown, Kirk Franklin, Rev. Al Sharpton, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Star Jones, NBA veteran Etan Thomas, at... Read More →
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Denene Millner

Author
New York Times best-selling author Denene Millner is an award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment, parenting, social media and book publishing industries. The former Parenting magazine columnist has penned 25 b... Read More →


Saturday August 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Digital Storytelling Using StoryboardThat
Since the beginning of mankind, picture writing has been used as a means of communication. Caveman drawings, hieroglyphics, comic strips, and graphic novels demonstrate that pictures can make a concept concrete and visible for the reader. Storyboarding is a technique that uses boxes of written text and images in a logical sequence to help the reader understand and learn. In the age of social media tools, students today are both visual and textual learners. Thus, using storyboards to teach skills to today's students is an easy and logical progression.  Attendees will learn how to use StoryboardThat -- the free online storyboard creator.

Speakers
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Rhea Ballard-Thrower

University Libraries Executive Director, Howard University
Rhea Ballard-Thrower, J.D., was recently appointed Executive Director of the Howard University Libraries. She served as Director of the Howard University Law Library for 15 years, where she taught legal bibliography and advanced legal research.Before coming to Howard, Ballard-Thr... Read More →


1:00pm

If Not Us…Who? Straight Talk on 21st Century Library

There is a critical need to develop the next generation of library leaders. Four ranking librarians representing a variety of library settings share essential skills and characteristics of 21st Century library leaders as well as guide participants to understand the unique challenges and opportunities in today’s library world.  They will discuss methods and best practices beneficial in developing in a successful career.    

 


Moderators
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Angiah Davis

Librarian Senior, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Speakers
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Tamika Barnes

Department Head, Perimeter Library Services, Georgia State University
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Dr. Kimberley Bugg

NYC College of Technology - CUNY
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Tosha Bussey

Director of Library Services, Atlanta Technical College
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Cheryl Small

Branch Group Administrator, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Presently, I am responsible for the overall operation of eight branch libraries in addition to Systemwide Coordinator of Youth Services and Summer Reading. My interest include creating value for STEAM programs in public libraries.


1:00pm

Using Diverse Books and Materials in Library and School Programs
Today's librarians serve the most diverse generation of children and teens in the United States in terms of socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, abilities, races, religions, ethnicities, and cultures. They are charged with helping better prepare them to deal with the world stage. This session will focus on various program possibilities to help accomplish this. The programs are designed for public and school librarians to help counteract the subliminal, but all too pervasive, messages children receive in the world today. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their own programming ideas and experiences.

Speakers
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B A Binns

AllTheColorsOfLove
Barbara (B. A.) Binns is an African-American author who writes to inspire all ages with “stories of real boys growing into real men… and the people who love them.” She won the 2010 National Readers Choice Award for Young Adult fiction by the Portland, Oregon chapter of RWA... Read More →


1:00pm

Vanguards of Stories for Our Children
Authors Tonya Bolden, Zetta Elliott and Renee Watson use words and actions to reach young people. By developing concepts that reveal the political and social nature of institutions their writings engage young people's minds and spirits, urging them to become literate and active community members. Yet, why is it so difficult for them and other marginalized authors to be published? This panel will discuss why decolonization of children's literature is so critical and their work to promote and protect our history. Their projects include promoting self-publishing, restoring Langston Hughes home and writing about the National African American Museum.

Moderators
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Karen Lemmons

Library Media Specialist, Detroit School of Arts
Karen Lemmons is currently a high school librarian/teacher at the Detroit School of Arts. She is Chair of BCALA Services to Children and Families of African Descent. She is a member of ALSC, AASL, and YALSA. She serves as Treasurer of the Coretta Scott King Book Award Committee... Read More →

Speakers
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Tonya Bolden

Children's Author
Tonya Bolden is a critically acclaimed award-winning author/co-author/editor of more than two dozen books for young readers including the forthcoming Crossing Ebenezer Creek, publishing with Bloomsbury in Spring 2017. Her books include How to Build a Museum, the story of the Smit... Read More →
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Zetta Elliott

YA/Children's Author
Born in Canada, Zetta Elliott moved to the US in 1994 to pursue her PhD in American Studies at NYU. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies, and her plays have been staged in New York, Chicago, and Cleveland. Her essays have appeared in The Huffington Post, School Li... Read More →
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Renee Watson

YA/Children's Author
Renee Watson is the author of the teen novels, published by Bloomsbury Children’s books, This Side of Home and Piecing Me Together, which has received three starred reviews, as well as the middle grade novel, What Mamma Left Me, which debuted as an ABC New Voices Pick. Her work... Read More →


1:00pm

Mindfulness Research and Meditation Practice

According to a recent study, published in the journal Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, practicing mindfulness meditation appears to be associated with measurable changes in the brain regions involved in memory, learning, and emotion. Mindfulness meditation focuses attention on breathing to develop increased awareness of the present. Previous research has demonstrated that mindfulness meditation may reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.  The part of NIH that has primary research for mindfulness meditation is the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.  https://nccih.nih.gov/

Stephanie Phillips has practiced and studied mindfulness for many years.  In this presentation, she will present information on research about the benefits of mindfulness meditation and lead the group in meditation sessions.


Speakers
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Stephanie L. Phillips

Professor, University of Buffalo School of Law
Stephanie L. Phillips received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1981 and is pursuing a master’s degree in theology at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. | | A founding member of the Workshop on Critical Race Theory, Phillips has collaborated with her colleague, Profe... Read More →


Saturday August 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:30pm

New Approaches to Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage: How the Chicago Public Library is teaching youth about care and access in special collections.
Libraries, archives and special collections have committed themselves to doing outreach to k-12 student populations. Traditionally, this outreach has frequently been done through the use of guided tours, classroom visits, and special programming. However, new media and access to readily available technologies have propelled information professionals to incorporate such technologies into teaching and learning. This presentation will provide the audience with an overview of the tools necessary to introduce collections care and access to high school students in special collections utilizing technology.

Speakers
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Tracy Drake

Archivist, Chicago Public Library
Tracy Drake is an archivist at the Chicago Public Library in the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection. A native of Chicago, she graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. degree in African American Studies, a M.A. in History from Roosevelt University and a M.S. in Libr... Read More →
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Lawanda Miller

Adult Services- Reference Librarian, Chicago Public Library
Lawanda Miller is Adult Reference Librarian at the Chicago Public Library. She earned her Master of Library and Information Science with concentrations in Archival and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services Certificate, from Dominican University, River Forest, IL.


2:00pm

Atlanta’s Own - R. Gregory Christie & Calvin Alexander Ramsey

R. Gregory Christie came to Atlanta more than a decade ago to care for his ailing father. Since then Atlanta has had the fortune to have him as one of their own   Christie career has flourished in Atlanta’s nurturing artistic environment.

Atlanta shares Calvin Alexander Ramsey with New York City.   He is the author of Ruth and Green Book, which makes available for young people information on the Green Book and its role in helping a generation of African American travelers avoid some of the indignities of Jim Crow.


Speakers
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R. Gregory Christie

Children's Illustrator
R. Gregory Christie is an Atlanta-based commercial artist and illustrator with over 20 years of experience and over 50 books to his credit. He currently works as a freelance illustrator and owns GAS-ART Gifts (Gregarious Art Statements). Most recently he won a Coretta Scott King... Read More →
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Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Children's Author & Playwright
The playwright and author Calvin Alexander Ramsey, was raised in the South and now a current dual resident of Atlanta, Georgia and New York City. He is the author of “Ruth and the Green Book,” a children’s book published in 2010, and the play “The Green Book,” first pro... Read More →


2:00pm

Black Writers in Atlanta

Atlanta authors write about a variety of topics both fiction and non-fiction.  Hear these authors and get whisked away into their exciting stories often set right here in the South. We are proud to present authors Anthony Grooms, Akinyele Umoja and Penny Mickelbury.  Join us as we highlight authors from Atlanta who are contributing to the evolving landscape of African American literature.


Speakers
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Anthony Grooms

Atlanta Author
Anthony Grooms has taught at The University of Cape Coast in Ghana, Södertörns högskola in Sweden and, for more than 20 years at Kennesaw State in Georgia. He the author of ICE POEMS, TROUBLE NO MORE:STORIES and BOMBINGHAM, a novel.  A new novel, THE VAIN CONVERSATION, is forthcoming in spring... Read More →
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Penny Mickelbury

Adult Author
Penny Mickelbury is playwright and mystery novelist who worked as a print and television journalist for ten years before concentrating on fiction writing. She is the author of ten mystery novels in three successful series: The Carol Ann Gibson Mysteries, the Mimi Patterson/Gianna... Read More →
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Akinyele Umoja

Atlanta Author
Akinyele Umoja is Professor and Chair of the Department of African-American studies at Georgia State University, where he teaches courses on the history of the civil rights and Black Power movements and other social movements. He has been a community activist for over 40 years. H... Read More →


2:00pm

Collaborative Partnerships: A Key to Preserving and Providing Digital Access to Historical HBCU Collections
Digital collections at HBCUs have an impact on the research and scholarly community at large. Libraries must be open to engage with internal and external partners to build and preserve these collections. Collaborative partnerships offer opportunities for HBCU libraries to expand resources and knowledge for developing digital collections. This presentation will discuss the approaches and successes of partnering with campus academic units and other institutions to build and preserve digital collections.

Speakers
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Netta Cox

Serials Librarian, F.D. Bluford Library, F.D. Bluford/N.C.A&TSU
Netta Cox is currently the Head of Serials/Librarian at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from North Carolina Agricultural and T... Read More →
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E. Francene Moore

Reference Librarian, North Carolina A&T University
E. Francene Moore currently serves in the reference department of F.D. Bluford Library at NC A&T State University as an assistant professor. Her primary goals are to deliver information literacy education, promote new library technologies, deliver quality enhanced support to a... Read More →
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Iyanna Sims

Head of Bibliographic, Metadata & Discovery Services, North Carolina A&T University
Iyanna Sims is currently the Head of Bibliographic, Metadata and Discovery Services at North Carolina A&T State University's F.D. Bluford Library. She received her masters in library science from Clark Atlanta University and a bachelor of arts in English from Elon University. She... Read More →


2:00pm

Diversity is Key to our Future

Diversity is key to our futures – both within libraries and for the communities that we serve. This session will use the development of ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries as an opportunity to consider how diversity is key to thinking about the future and how diversity has proven central to the many trends that will shape our futures. With insight from ALA’s Spectrum and Knowledge Alliance recruitment programs, we will look at how our profession can be strengthened by new perspectives that enhance our values and enrich our conversations. 


Moderators
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Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →

Speakers
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Miguel Figueroa

Center for the Future of Libraries, American Library Association
The first director of the American Library Association, Center for the Future of Libraries, Miguel A Figueroa is responsible for identifying and disseminating information on long term societal, technological, educational, demographic trends that may affect libraries and their fut... Read More →
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Gwendolyn Prellwitz

Assistant Director, Diversity, American Library Association


2:00pm

The Three M's of Library Fluidity: Mobile, Malleable, and Made for You.

How does a library evolve to fit the needs of patrons beyond books? Professionals of Outreach and Programming in the St. Louis, MO region present strategies that effectively redefined the library as a mobile and fluid institution. These approaches served all patrons by promoting literacy to all, providing work experience in the library, and archiving neighborhood histories through programming. The overall outcomes each resulted in a better understanding of what the library can offer users.

 

Mobile: Bookmobile services and Outreach to all ages

Malleable: The Library as a Career.

Made For You: Programs that archive the patron’s voice.


Speakers
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Crystal A Harris

Manager, Bookmobiles and Mobile Services, St. Louis County Library
Crystal Harris is the Manager of Bookmobiles and Mobile Services for the St. Louis County Library. She was the Manager at the Natural Bridge Branch and the Adult Programmer for the St. Louis Public Library. Crystal earned her MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champai... Read More →
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Jessiree Jenkins

Adult Service Provider, St. Louis Public Library
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John Newcomer

Regional Branch Manager, St. Louis Public Library


2:00pm

Doing the Necessary Work to Save Our Youth

Join Khary Lazarre-White as he shares his over twenty years of work with Bro/Sis, a community based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing youth into empowered critical thinkers and community leaders.  Founded in 1995, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. Bro/Sis offers wrap around evidence-based programming.  An excellent model for youth engagement.

 

 


Speakers
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Khary Lazarre-White

Executive Director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, Author
Khary Lazarre-White is a social justice advocate, attorney and activist who has dedicated his life to the educational outcome and opportunities for young people of color at key life stages. His support base is far-reaching and diverse, built over the past twenty years as co-found... Read More →


3:00pm

Exhibits Closing

Take one last look around the exhibits, network with vendors and colleagues, and be present to win at the prize drawing during this social reception. Refreshments will be provided.


Saturday August 12, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:00pm

Black and Banned Book Readings and Other Multicultural Events: Community College Library Collaborations On and Off Campus.
The presenter will describe cultural programming that has taken place with campus colleagues, as well as multi-institutional collaborations. The Black and Banned book reading is an annual event hosted by various departments in Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College Library, and public libraries. Banned books written by Black authors are available to read during the event. Last year The Autobiography of Malcolm X was read across the various locations. Additional campus and community collaborations will be discussed during this presentation, and the audience will have the opportunity to brainstorm potential library, campus, and community collaborations they can engage in their hometowns.

Speakers
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Fantasia Thorne-Ortiz

Assistant Professor/Librarian, Onondaga Community College


3:00pm

Four Faces of Strategic Leadership
Today leaders emerge from all roles and levels in an organization and can influence the outcome of a project, key initiative, or an overall organization profoundly. How do these leaders emerge, build relationships, motivate and engage, communicate and collaborate? Instead of thinking of boundaries and four walls, let's look at leadership through Four Faces of Strategic Leadership to operate with excellence to be successful at a strategic level.

Moderators
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Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →

Speakers
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Jermaine Dykes

Sr. IT Project Manager/Professor
Jermaine Dykes is a Sr. IT Project Manager with Mobilitie. He has over 10 years of Project Management/Information Technology experience. He has expertise in Project /Program Management and have shepherd projects that has encompassed $5M-$10M budgets in sectors including Governmen... Read More →


3:00pm

Here & There: Diversity Initiatives In & Out of the Library
UT Libraries' Diversity Committee provides successful leadership for the Libraries in meeting the needs of its constituencies through cutting-edge programming. We will review strategic approaches for two programs. Our Lunch and Learn program invites the community to engage in conversations surrounding difficult, timely topics selected through surveys by our community. Creating thought-provoking presentations for our Black Issues Conference allows the committee to interact directly with regional community groups, challenging them and us to consider new perspectives on an array of diversity topics. We'll share methods for success and how we organize these programs to engage with our community.

Speakers
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Melanie Allen

Health Sciences Librarian, University of Tennessee Libraries
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Michelle Brannen

Media Literacy Librarian, University of Tennessee Libraries
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Elizabeth Greene

Manager, Library Dean's Office and Human Resources, University of Tennessee Libraries
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Thura Mack

Coordinator for Community Learning Services and Diversity Programs, University of Tennessee


3:00pm

Updates on the e-book Marketplace
Libraries nationwide are exploring options for acquiring and delivering digital content that leverage the power of libraries, deliver good user experiences, and are consistent with library values. Join us to discuss ways for libraries to advance access to digital collections, with focus on the collaborative and innovative efforts of two IMLS grant funded projects: SimplyE and the Library E-content Access Project (LEAP).

Speakers
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Wendy Cornelisen

Assistant State Librarian, Georgia Public Library Service
I oversee library innovation and collaboration. It's all about resource sharing and building relationships. I'm on the communications team for SimplyE and LEAP, two national e-book projects that have huge potential.


3:00pm

Sawubona! Libraries Catalyzing Community Change

If you ever get the chance to travel to South Africa, instead of a “hello”, you may instead be greeted with the Zulu phrase Sawubona (see:ya:wu:bow:nah), “we see you”. Instead of a passive hello, this Zulu greeting is an intentional acknowledgment and active witnessing of the presence of other and their place in their community.  IMLS hopes to inspire and support more of the library field, civic institutions, the philanthropic community, community and local non-profits and to affirm to our communities, Sawubona!

IMLS is gathering input from the library, museum, and community revitalization fields to develop frameworks, tools, and resources to support staff skill-building needed to help transform the connections libraries have with their communities.  The Community Catalyst Initiative intends to support libraries as they develop a deeper understanding of how they can partner with their communities to bring about positive change around a shared vision or goal. During this session, BCALA members will delve into the recent findings shared in IMLS’s recent publication “Strengthening Networks, Sparking Change: Museums and Libraries as Community Catalysts” and explore how their institutions can best leverage federal investments and their own local assets to best support their communities.  As IMLS move forward with the Community Catalyst Initiative and other legacy funding priorities like the National Leadership Grant for Libraries, it hopes to explore the role of libraries in community development and for participants at BCALA to share their thoughts on how IMLS and the field can be enablers of community vitality and co-creators of positive community change.

 

 


Speakers
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Dr. Marvin Carr

Sr. Advisor, Office of the Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Dr. Marvin D. Carr is a national thought leader and policy maker on issues ranging from ensuring equitable access to opportunities for youth to expanding access to quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and training. He was appointed the Sr. Advisor for STEM and Community Engagement at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in June 2016 where he leads the... Read More →


4:00pm

Beta Phi Mu Reception
Beta Phi Mu, the library and information studies honor society, was founded at the University of Illinois in August, 1948 by a group of leading library and information professionals and educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students.

Members are invited to join Em Clarie Knowles and Gerald Holmes as they host this social gathering.

Speakers
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Gerald Holmes

Reference Librarian & Diversity Coordinator, University Libraries, U.N.C. at Greensboro
Gerald Holmes serves as a member of the Libraries’ administrative faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Gerald led the creation of the Libraries’ Post MLS Diversity Residency Program and its Diversity Committee. His research interest includes diversity is... Read More →
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Em Claire Knowles

Assistant Dean, Simmons College
Dr. Em Claire Knowles serves as the Assistant Dean at the Simmons School of Library and Information Science in Boston, MA. In this role, she is responsible for student affairs and alumni affairs. She oversees the role of the Diversity and Inclusion fellow, and works with approxim... Read More →


4:00pm

Ideas, Libraries & the Digital Landscape

OPUSSEVEN’s creative director Dwayne Bishop and Dr. Lambert Shell, Director of Roosevelt Public Library will share a collaborative project.

Today’s atmosphere is rapidly becoming more open, mobile and accessible, how do libraries continue to engage this new user on this new environment? We will try to answer this question by exploring RPL Connect – an ambitious and collaborative project in partnership with the Roosevelt Public Library. Come and interact, engage and share your ideas which we believe is the basis for successfully expanding the walls of the library via digital channels.

RPL Connect will be a leading-edge multi-media, multi-platform solution firmly rooted in the belief that our past must be carefully and accurately curated. It’s a digital cultural repository, a place for leaning and preserving the precious part of our lives - our collective history, our living history. 

 

 

 

 


Speakers
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Dwayne Bishop

Dwayne Bishop is the creative director at OPUSSEVEN.  A commercial art & graphic design company based in New York City, NY.
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Lambert Shell

Director, Roosevelt Public Library
Dr. Shell brings two decades of experience in youth development, education, and program development, to his current position as Director. Before joining the Roosevelt Public Library, | he spent two years as the Director of the Danbury Public Library in Connecticut. Under Dr... Read More →


4:15pm

Conference Proceedings: Onsite Assistance

Call for Submissions
Are you presenting a paper or poster at the 10th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL)? If the answer is yes, then the NCAAL Conference Proceedings Committee invites you to submit your paper or poster presentation for inclusion in the meeting proceedings.  

Clarification: The Conference Proceedings and the Program Brooklet are separate documents. The  Conference Proceedings is a compilation of the programs and posters presented at the conference. The Program Booklet is distributed at the conference and features the schedule of sessions that will occur during the meeting. The proceedings will be compiled and distributed months after the conference has concluded. Prior proceedings are available on the BCALA website.

To have your work included in the conference proceedings, please see the guidelines For posters and papers attached to this email. Presenters should upload their presentations directly to the conference website under their Sched.com profile.  

Committee Members will be onsite to assist presenters with uploading their documents on the dates and times listed below:  


  • Thursday, 8/10: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Friday, 8/11: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Saturday, 8/12: 9:00 to 10 am, 4:00 to 5:00 pm

All questions should be directed to the Conference Proceedings Committee at ncaal10proceedings@gmail.com


 


Volunteers
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Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →
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Irene Lubker

Research and Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
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Jahala Simuel

Medical Librarian, Howard University
I have been a librarian for 12 years, but I am new to the Health Sciences library field.

Saturday August 12, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

7:00pm

Red Carpet Affair
Join us in the pre-function area as our current and past presidents take to the red carpet.  Bring your cameras and cell phones,  It will certainily be a moment worth capturing.  No tickets needed to observe this "Red Carpet Affair".        

Alexis Scott, Publisher Emerita Atlanta Daily World and Political Commentator, Georgia Gang,Fox 5 Atlanta will serve as our guest announcer.

 

7:00pm

Presidents' Ball & Awards Ceremony

We will roll out the red carpet for President Denyvetta Davis and past BCALA presidents as we celebrate 25 years of convening National Conferences.  It is also an evening where we will honor our outstanding members.    Great Entertainment, Food and Dancing!!!!   

Black tie/Afrocentric apparel (Optional) 

Our special guest will be Ezra Knight, an award-winning narrator of more than 50 digital audiobook titles, ranging from steamy urban fiction to elegant prose and poetry.

Speakers
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Ezra Knight

Guest Speaker- Presidents' Ball
Born in Atlanta, Ezra Knight began his professional career with The Living Stage Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., where he was an 8-year company member. Since then his work has taken him throughout the U.S and around the world. He is an actor of stage, television, and film as well as a commercial voiceover artist and narrator. He's performed the title roles of Othello and Hamlet as well as Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King at the Hafen Theater in Hamburg, Germany.Ezra Knight has narrated more than 40 audiobooks. Some of his more recent audiobook narrations include... Read More →


Saturday August 12, 2017 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
 
Sunday, August 13
 

10:00am

Closing Session – Gospel Brunch

We will close our conference with a stirring “Gospel Brunch”.  We want to lift up our faith and acknowledge its connection to our life’s work.  We need faith to navigate the joys, trials and tribulations found in daily life. This “Gospel Brunch” will reenergize and strengthen you to return home with a deeper commitment to service.  Enjoy performances of God's Dancing Angels from Central United Methodist Church and gospel recording artist, Voncile Belcher.

You should be prepared for an electrifying message from Dr. Bernice A.King.


Speakers
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Dr. Bernice A. King

Chief Executive Officer, The King Center
Dr. Bernice A. King is the Chief Executive Officer of The King Center, which was founded by her mother, in 1968. She was appointed to this position in January 2012 by the Board of Trustees.Nationally and internationally known as one of the most powerful, motivating and life-changing orators and speakers on the circuit today, Bernice leaves her audiences speechless and challenges people to RAISE THE STANDARD. Born the youngest daughter of the late Coretta Scott King and Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr., Bernice began her oratorical journey when she spoke in her... Read More →

Artists
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Lady Voncile Belcher

Voncile Belcher is an Atlanta gospel recording artist. In 1985 she moved to city and became a member Georgia Mass Choir. Her versatility won her acclaim as she portrayed the “Old Lady” on the track “Look Where He Brought Me From”. This track was on the GMC album entitled “We’ve Got the... Read More →


Sunday August 13, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Grand Hyatt Buckhead 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
 

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