2018 KLA / MPLA Conference Presentations

    Theme: Ad Astra...Together, from the Mountains to the Plains! 

    Date: October 24-26, 2018

    Location: Hyatt Regency Convention Center, Wichita, Kansas

    Below are handouts that were provided at the KLA / MPLA 2018 Joint Conference. All programs submitted were submitted by the presenter to be featured on the KLA website. 

    Click here to download the KLA / MPLA 2018 Joint Conference Handout

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    Pre-Conference 8:30 - 11:50 AM (Wednesday)

    Robin Hastings, Northeast KS Library System. Project Management in Libraries

    Session 1 1:00 - 1:50 PM (Wednesday)

    Terri Summey, Emporia State University Libraries & Archives and Sandra Valenti, Emporia State University (SLIM). "I Read it on Facebook, so it Must be True": Academic Librarians in the Fight Against Fake News

    Bradley Carrington, New Mexico State University. Cataloging Walk-In Clinic

    Session 2 2:00 - 2:50 PM (Wednesday)

    Katlin Seagraves, Tulsa City-County Library. Defense Against the Dark Arts - a Look at Digital Privacy

    Janet Anderson-Story, State Library of Kansas. Statewide Database / Online Resources Contract Renewal Update

    Session 3 4:20 - 5:10 PM (Wednesday)

    Sara Dixon and Erin Howerton, Wichita Public Library. Make History Come Alive: App-Based Walking Tours for Your Town

    Rachel Koszalka, Coffeyville Public Library. The Do's and Don'ts of Flyer Design

    Brady Lund, Emporia State University (SLIM) and Shari Scribner, Emporia State University Special Collections & Archives. Expanding a Global Community's Access to Collections Using Virtual Reality Technology: A Case Study of the May Massee Collection at Emporia State University's Special Collections and Archives

    Brenda Hough. Measuring Outcomes, Demonstrating Impact: A Free Toolkit for Public Libraries

    Mary Radnor and Jennifer Sauer, Fort Hays State University. Adventures in Demand Driven Acquisitions of Ebooks at Fort Hays State University

    Robin Hastings, Northeast KS Library System. Making Time @ Your Library: Time Management and Productivity Hacks

    Session 4 9:00 -9:50 AM (Thursday)

    Terri Summey, Emporia State University Libraries & Archives. Emotional Intelligence: Key to Engaging Library Users for Quality Customer Service

    Roy Degler, Oklahoma State University Library. The Neverending Story: A Website Redesign

    Carly McCracken and Katie Meitner, Hays Public Library. Online Gaming

    Session 5 10:00 - 10:50 AM (Thursday)

    Alicia Lillich and George Strawley, University of Kansas Medical Center. National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Science

    Robin Hastings, Northeast Kansas Library System. Data Security and Your Library: Keeping Your Computers and Your Patron's Data Safe!

    Mindy Miller, USD 392 School Library and Karen Wallace, Osborne Public Library. iConnect at the Library

    Robin Newell, Emporia Public Library, and Andrew Smith, Emporia State University (SLIM). Practical Policy Management for Smaller Libraries

    Victor Baeza, Oklahoma State University. Organizing Campus-Wide Workshops to Promote Library Programming. 

    Session 6 11:00 - 11:50 AM (Thursday)

    Betsy Davis and Dan Eells, Newton Public Library. What to Expect When You Are Inspecting Your Collection

    Shanna Smith, Mulvane Public Library (Moderator). Spark Talks Features: Tiffany Fay, Emporia Public Library; Bobbi Bradley and Stefanie Estes, Johnson County Libraries; Carmaine Ternes; Heather VanDyne, Coffeyville Public Library; April Miller, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; Colleen Kilbreath, Stanton County Public Library; Elizabeth Thornton, Mulvane Public Library; and Addison Lucchi, MidAmerica Nazarene University

    Katlin Seagraves, Tulsa City-County Library. There's an App for That! 

    Christie Snyder and Crystal Hutchinson, Central Kansas Library Systems. BINGO! KS State Library Surprises for You! 

    Poster Session Presentations (Thursday)

    Barbara Pope, Pittsburg State University. Rightsizing Open Access Journals in Academic Libraries: Enhancing the Discovery and Research Experience (Additional Handout)

    Allyson Urban, Emporia State University (SLIM). Tell Us Your Story! Developing an Oral History Program in Special Collections and Archives

    Session 7 2:00 - 2:50 PM (Thursday)

    Tonya Foster, Topeka and Shawnee County Library. Using Digital Badges in Your Library

    Mary Ellen Graf, Teachingbooks.net and Wendy Fjorden, USD 259 Wichita Public Schools. Authors at the Heart of Reading & Writing Lessons

    Laura DeBaun, Northeast Kansas Library Systems, The Most Important Book In Your Collection: Your Employee Handbook

    Session 8 3:00 - 3:50 PM (Thursday)

    Amy Brownlee, USD 376 Sterling. Digital Citizenship: Teaching Safe, Effective, and Ethical Technology Use

    Carmaine Ternes, Miranda Ericsson, and Lissa Staley, Topeka Shawnee County Public Library. Libraries Partnering with Self-Publishing: A Winning Combination (Additional Handout)

    Christie Synder, Central Kansas Library System; Anna Foote, Northeast Kansas Library System; and Sheri Holmes, USD #355. Get Smart: Breaking the Code of Collaboration

    Session 9 8:00 - 8:50 AM (Friday)

    Tonya Foster, Topeka and Shawnee County Library. Connecting with Authors

    Session 10 9:00 - 9:50 AM (Friday)

    Daniel Agbaji, Emporia State University (SLIM). Hypertext Librarian: How School Librarian Can Present Technology Oriented Programming

    Amy Brownlee, USD 376, Robin Hargrave; South Central Kansas Library System; and Christie Synder, Central Kansas Library System. Advocacy = The Power of Your Story

    Deborah Ludwig, Fort Hays State University and Jeffrey Bullington, Adams State University. Lessons in Leadership: Are you Ready for the Organizational Hot Spot? 

    Michelle Turvey-Welch and Kathryn Talbot, Kansas State University. Trial by Fire, Water, and Soot: Kansas State University's Collection Disaster Plan Dissected and What You Can Learn from Our Disaster


    Kitty Frank. Racing: Indian Style - An Abridged Version of Stories by Charles Curtis