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PPLDCon 2018

This guide covers information and resources concerning PPLDCon 2018.

Breakout Session One: 11:30 - 12:15

Title: The Anatomy of Trust

Location: Training Conference Room

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:15

Capacity: 30

Trainer: Laura Foye

Description:  With all the changes coming in 2018, and the possibility that some people feel a bit anxious about them, this training is an excellent tool for getting everyone on the same page about how our daily choices and behaviors - the little things - build up or tear down trust in all our relationships. Recommended for supervisors and managers who may want to utilize the training within their branches/departments/divisions; as well as any staff wanting to examine and improve trust in any of their relationships.

Title: Become a Search Ninja

Location: Petritz Learning Lab

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:15

Capacity: 50

Trainer: Jenny Pierce & Michelle Pfost

Description:  Learn some new searching tips and tricks for the online catalog and Workflows.

Title: Confidence Counts: Increase Your Confidence Quotient

Location: The Venue

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:15

Capacity: 150

Trainer: Christine Kreger, Colorado State Library

Description:

  *   Do you hesitate to try new things, take risks, or challenge yourself?

  *   Do you hold yourself back because you feel like you aren't good enough, or that you don't have enough skills or experience?

  *   Do you sometimes feel like a fraud or that you're just faking it?

 

Join us for a lively discussion as we explore the complexities of confidence and its impact on the library profession. Together, we will examine common barriers to confidence, and consider specific strategies to boost confidence in ourselves and in our peers.

Title: Finance, At Your Service

Location: Business Services

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:15

Capacity: 30

Trainer: The Finance Team

Description:  Who we are, what we do; PPLD Travel; Discussion of Select Procedures and Forms; and Panel Q&A as time allows.

Title: From Patron to Partner: Exploring Ways to Engage your Community

Location: Alcove (seating on large steps)

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:15

Capacity: 48

Trainer: Carol Scheer & Heidi Buljung

Description:   Patrons entering your branch may be familiar with traditional library services. However, libraries have changed and services vary according to patron needs. Do patrons linger throughout the day? Do they struggle with library policies and procedures? Learn techniques and discover ideas for engaging your patrons, creating ownership, and making your library the heart of your community.

Participants will:

Find creative ways to develop community knowledge

Learn ideas for active and passive program implementation

Discover how to engage lingering patrons

Title: Inventor’s Circuits and Arduino

Location: Make II

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:15

Capacity: 10

Trainer: Sarah Nagle

Description: Learn the basics of circuits and Arduino and get hands-on experience with one of PPLD’s Maker Programming Kits. We will make a simple circuit with Inventor’s Kits and program it using Arduino.

Title: Light Up an Old Book with Paper Circuits

Location: Make

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:15

Capacity: 14

Trainer: Becca Cruz

Description: We wind up with a lot of old picture books that have been well loved, but look sad. Learn how to use paper circuits to brighten up those discarded books with some tape, LEDs, and a battery.

 

Below you can see a photograph of the PPLDcon participant's creations!

Title: Overdrive

Location: CreateSpace

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:15

Capacity: 25

Trainer: Hannah Schrank 

Description: This training session will cover strategies and resources we can use to troubleshoot issues with Overdrive.

         

Title: Reader’s Advisory for Teens

Location: Lower Gallery

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:15

Capacity: 32

Trainer: Britt Bloom & Meagan Huber

Description:  We'll cover a few things: 1. PPLD Reader's Advisory (RA) resources for teens (booklists, bookmarks, Novelist, etc.) - how to find and use them 2. Outside resources available for RA for teens (YALSA lists, blogs, Goodreads, etc.) - how to find and use them 3. Differences between teen RA and adult RA.  We will finish up with a role-playing exercise that will allow participants to practice their new teen RA skills!

Title: What is Adult Education at PPLD?

Location: Children’s Story Room

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:15

Capacity: 50

Trainer: Adult Education staff: Lacey Miller, Steve Andreorio, Carole Craven, Michael Bittner, Kyle Beargeon, Rukhsana Sher, and Teona Shainidze Krebs

Description: Adult Education services have evolved since 2010. AE now provides High School Equivalency classes, English as a Second Language classes, Career Online High School, English conversation groups, Path to Citizenship groups, and one-on-one tutoring opportunities. This session will provide an overview of AE's current services, and its impact and expansion to empower you to speak with patrons about the services available to them.

Breakout Session Two: 1:15 - 2:00

Title: Beanstack 101

Location: Alcove (seating on large steps)

Start Time: 1:15

End Time: 2:00

Capacity: 50

Trainer: Christa Funke & Becca Philipsen

Description:  An overview and demonstration of Beanstack answering the following questions: What is Beanstack, how does it work, why are we using it, and what are our future plans for use?

Title: Confidence Counts: Increase Your Confidence Quotient

Location: The Venue

Start Time: 11:30

End Time: 12:15

Capacity: 150

Trainer: Christine Kreger, Colorado State Library

Description:

  *   Do you hesitate to try new things, take risks, or challenge yourself?

  *   Do you hold yourself back because you feel like you aren't good enough, or that you don't have enough skills or experience?

  *   Do you sometimes feel like a fraud or that you're just faking it?

 

Join us for a lively discussion as we explore the complexities of confidence and its impact on the library profession. Together, we will examine common barriers to confidence, and consider specific strategies to boost confidence in ourselves and in our peers.

Title: Information as Power

Location: Lower Gallery

Start Time: 1:15

End Time: 2:00

Capacity: 48

Trainer: Jean Carrier

Description:   An important role of libraries is connecting people with information. Possessing and employing information holds a tremendous amount of power. Given this libraries wield a tremendous amount of power. Even though the concept of power may often be an uncomfortable topic to discuss, we will be discussing how we can harness it to empower our patrons. Understanding the role of information and its power potential can be important keys to providing exceptional service to our library users.

Title: Introduction to Library Services

Location: Business Services

Start Time: 1:15

End Time: 2:00

Capacity: 50

Trainer: Library Services Division Heads: Teona Shainidze Krebs, Tim Blevins, Nancy Maday, Amy Rodda, Becca Cruz, Joanna Rendon, Greg Roes

Description:  Library Services would like to share what we have accomplished in transiting to the new structure. Also, what we hope to accomplish by the end of 2018, and what may need to wait longer.

Title: Laser Cut Luminaries

Location: Make II

Start Time: 1:15

End Time: 2:00

Capacity: 10

Trainer: Jason Kowell & Melissa Schloesser

Description:

Do you love lasers, lights, and your library? Then come make a luminary with the laser, that shows your love! 

 

Title: Learn to Sew: Make a Bear!

Location: Make

Start Time: 1:15

End Time: 2:00

Capacity: 10

Trainer: Amber Cox

Description: Thinking about offering a sewing program at your library branch, but not sure how to go about it? Join me for this quick sewing session to learn the elements of creating a stuffed bear. Discover library and online resources, and learn about the district’s sewing kit!

Title: Overdrive

Location: CreateSpace

Start Time: 1:15

End Time: 2:00

Capacity: 25

Trainer: Heather Johnson

Description: This training session will cover strategies and resources we can use to troubleshoot issues with Overdrive.

Title: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Location: Training Conference Room

Start Time: 1:15

End Time: 2:00

Capacity: 30

Trainer: Angela Ibrahim & Heather Laslie

Description:

Title: Seek and Find Answers to Your Patron’s Questions

Location: Petritz Learning Lab

Start Time: 1:15

End Time: 2:00

Capacity: 32

Trainer: Tammy Sayles, Deb Hamilton & Melanie Wehrle

Description:  PPLD has a wonderful range of databases that can be used for a variety of topics. Often we don’t’ have time in our daily job practices to explore and discover the amazing amount of information contained in these resources. This class will familiarize staff with popular resources with active learning. Participants will learn when to use print reference, Google, or one of our database to answer reference questions. They will then actively search reference questions to determine the best resource, and will leave with a handy database tip sheet they can take back to their branches. We will need the use of the computer lab in order to allow staff the opportunity to do the hands on activity.

Title: Why We Need Toys in the Library: Welcoming and Supporting our Youngest Learners

Location: Children’s Story Room

Start Time: 1:15

End Time: 2:00

Capacity: 30

Trainer: SarahEllen Hickle & Jordan Newby

Description:   This presentation is recommended for ALL Library staff – especially those who don’t currently work in Children’s Services. Only 25% of a person’s brain is wired at birth, but by age 3, 90% of the brain has finished its wiring -- that means that our brains’ wiring grows by a whopping 65% over just three short years! The impact that libraries can have on our smallest library patrons is enormous. Come learn more about the needs of young children and their families, how to encourage the kinds of play that will best foster learning and development, and how to connect parents to some great resources.