Session # M5
Shrinking budgets, changing technology, and increasing need to
demonstrate value led IUP libraries to collaborate with Student Affairs
to share their goals of engaging students, supporting student
success, and measuring the impact of their work. In this panel
discussion, academic library faculty, staff, and administrators will
provide a brief introduction to the evolution, impact and outcomes
of a successful partnership between IUP libraries and Student Affairs
on the IUP campus. A more general discussion of how to get started
with such collaborations, activities to engage students, and doable
and effective assessment measures will follow.
Answering the So What?: The Logic Model as a Program Evaluation Tool
Public Library Division Breakfast, Monday, September 30, 2014 at 7:30am
Café 3: Homework & Nutrition Program
Richard E. Ashby
, Director, Yeadon Public Library
Café 3 offers a unique opportunity for the library staff, Teen Adviso
ry Board and elementary and middle school children to interact. This
presentation will explore our pilot program. will explain the motive,
selling points, and benefits of bringing Cafe3 to your library. Meals
are supplied by the Philadelphia archdiocese and the program runs
three days a week. Café 3 has transformed Yeadon Public Library
from a daycare, youth center and hostile environment into a library!
Sponsor: Youth Services Division
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2014 at 11am
Oct. 1, 10:30-11:45 AM
Session # M14
Learn about the beginnings of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s
Children’s Technology Pilot. Hear about how this program kicked off
with iPad programming and our plans for future technology initiatives.
Learn about and explore some awesome apps for the iPad,
helpful programming tips for integrating technology in ways that
are balanced and fun, and methods for making technology safe yet
highly interactive for kids of all ages. Finally, explore sample technology
lesson plans that support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering
and Math) learning goals and PA Education Standards.
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at 11:00am
In addition to the handouts, the presenters have a link to a demo created for this session.
From Commons to Classroom: Evolving Learning Spaces in Academic Libraries
Session # M17
This hands-on presentation will illustrate why raising red wiggler
worms fulfills the science, health, and environmental needs of
library users from preschoolers to adults. Librarians teach worm
anatomy, (worms have no eyes, ears, they don’t have a nose, but
they do have five hearts), and by making a healthy snack and feeding
the leftovers to worms you can empower kids and adults to eat
nutritious food that is inexpensive and easy to prepare. Librarians
can also harness the power of composting worms to infuse the
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields into a
variety of library programs.
Get the Business Bucks: Creating a Sponsorship Program on a Shoestring
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2014 at 9am
Go Visual: The Library as Visual Workplace
, Franklin and Marshall College
, Franklin and Marshall College
There’s “Library as Place,” and “Library as Workplace.” Come discover
the key principles of the Visual Workplace, and how they can benefit
Session # T8
Leave the bat cave! Take your children’s programs on the road!
Bring your library’s super powers to those in your community who
need it most — daycares, preschools, early intervention classes and
their families. Outreach is invaluable. This program goes beyond
story time to show “outside the walls” thinking, use of social media
and how to create ongoing partnerships. Learn ways to capture
whole families and make a difference to those who may never make
it to your door. If they can’t come to you — take it to them...and
wear a cape!
Session # M3
In 2010 the Delaware County Library System received funding from
Verizon to purchase a mobile iPad Lab to be used among member
libraries. This session begins with the specifics of purchasing iPads
using a government account and the basics of upkeep and maintenance
of the iPad Lab. Librarians will share the best free and small
charge apps to use with toddlers, school age children and teens.
We will end with a panel of librarians demonstrating successful
programs for preschoolers, school age children and teens.
Making Connections: Programming for the Homeschool
, Senior Librarian, Children’s Department, Carnegie
Library of Pittsburgh
Sharing the educational journey with your homeschool community
can be an extraordinary adventure that will build the foundation for
lifelong learning at the library. This session will share necessary steps
to grow a sustainable program series, as well as suggestions for de
veloping a core group of homeschool families. Learn how to create
and produce program plans that align with state standards and inte
grate technology and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Math). Get tips on developing sessions with activities to engage a
range of ages. You will come away with program plans that explore
a variety of topics and that incorporate books, technology and other
Sponsor: Youth Services Division
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at 2:15pm.
PA Backward: Statewide Collaboration on Historic Digital Collections
Monday, September 29 at 9am.
Adi Redzic - IOme Challenge
Lauren Reiter - Penn State
Sue Burdick - Wissahickon Public Library
Candy Abram - Citizens Bank
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at 10:30am
This session will discuss the key points to make furnishing your library a success.
Session # M10
Robotics programs are becoming more and more common in
schools and recreational centers but why aren’t more libraries getting
on board? This workshop will introduce you to FIRST Robotics
and will take you through the basics of starting a robotics program
that ranges from minimal to high cost. Attendees will also learn
how to address the importance of robotics programs to the public
as well as to staff, volunteers, boards, and Friends Groups.
Monday, September 29, at 10:30am
James Neal - VP for Information Services/University Librarian, Columbia University
Michael Nailor - President, PSLA
Paula Gilbert - Director of Youth Services, York County Library System
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at 2pm
Session # T14
The State Library of Pennsylvania has been digitizing some of its
historic collections since the early 2000s but 2013 saw the addition
of new digital scanners as well as on-site production from Internet
Archive. This session will discuss how workflows to develop, catalog,
create and upload digital images have changed over a decade
of experience as well as the differences resulting from the actual
process used to create the images.
Sept 30, 2014