Calendar of Events

October 22

2014 ILA Annual Conference: Iowa Libraries Make It Happen

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:00am - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 5:00pm

DoubleTree by Hilton, 350 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Barbara Jones - Global Reach, Local Touch
Thursday, October 23, 8:30am

Barbara M. Jones is the Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, and the Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation, at the American Library Association in Chicago. Prior to that appointment, she spent her entire career in academic and research libraries, serving as Director in four of them: Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY); University of Northern Iowa; Union College (New York); and Wesleyan University (CT).

She received her MLS from Columbia University; her Archives Certification from New York University; and her Ph.D. in U.S. History from the University of Minnesota. She has written two books on librarianship, the latest being Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Academic Library: Scenarios From the Front Lines (2009). She currently serves as a Consultant for IFLA’s FAIFE Committee (Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression). She teaches about the freedom to read overseas for the U.S. State Department and for FAIFE. She has taught in Canada, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. (Her most recent trip took her to Ukraine before the uprising.)

Barbara Fister - The Mystery of It All: Why We Enjoy Crime Fiction
Thursday, October 23, 7:00pm

Barbara Fister has coordinated instruction at the Gustavus Adolphus College library in St. Peter, Minnesota, for over 25 years, but is still learning how to help students (and faculty) learn. She has studied students’ research processes, examined the relationship between writing and research, and teaches an upper division course on how information works.

She has written widely on open access to scholarship and is interested in the future of publishing of all kinds. Popular literacy practices and the ways reading communities form online is the subject of her upcoming sabbatical research. She also is a writer of fiction, having published three mysteries. She is on the board of the non-profit organization, Sisters in Crime, and coordinates a project to monitor gender patterns in reviews and awards within the crime genre.

You can follow Barbara’s generalist tendencies on Twitter (@bfister) and through Library Journal’s Peer to Peer Review or the Library Babel Fish blog at Inside Higher Ed.

Laura Damon-Moore & Erinn Batykefer - Libraries as Incubators for the Arts
Friday, October 24, 8:30am

Laura Damon-Morre is an Iowa native and excited about presenting at ILA! Laura received her master’s degree from the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies in 2012. She is currently the Assistant Director for the Eager Free Public Library in Evansville, WI. Laura is a member of ALA’s America’s Libraries in the 21st Century Committee and serves on the Educator Advisory Panel for Filament Games. Her library interests include programming, particularly for children and young adults; community outreach and engagement; and the development and support of strong library + arts partnerships and projects.

Erinn Batykefer earned her MFA in Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007 and her Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012; she currently works as an Assistant Librarian at Madison Public Library. Her first poetry collection, Allegheny, Monongahela (Red Hen Press 2009) won the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Prize. Erinn focused on public librarianship during her MLIS and is particularly interested in ebooks and electronic access, social media marketing, community programming and engagement, and library makerspaces.

Thomas Maltman - Lore and Locality: The Stories and Places That Made Little Wolves, and My Experience as the All Iowa Reads Selection in 2014
Friday, October 24, 12:15pm

Thomas Maltman’s essays, poetry, and fiction have been published in many literary journals. He has an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His first novel, The Night Birds, won an Alex Award, a Spur Award, and the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. In 2009 the American Library Association chose The Night Birds as an “Outstanding Book for the College Bound.” He’s taught for four years at Normandale Community College and lives in the Twin Cities area. Little Wolves is his second novel.

WEDNESDAY

Pre-Conferences - Wednesday, 10:00am- 3:00pm

Shifting Sands: A Changing Library Landscape – Bonnie McKewon & Becky Heil, Iowa Library Services
This pre-conference will examine how trends are affecting libraries’ decision-making in meeting community needs. See how library spaces are being reimagined as creative gathering places. Look at how staff job descriptions are changing to meet workplace expectations. Discuss what fresh skills library trustees need to bring to the 21st century board table. And see how Planning for Results leads library staff and boards to respond to community needs. Yes, the sands are shifting, but good news—it’s not quicksand – we can best navigate a changing library landscape by working together!”

Digging into the Details: Federal Census and Military Records – Jessica Hopkins, National Archives at Kansas City
Grab your shovel as we dig into the details found on Federal census and military records. Census and military records are the most popular genealogy resources, but researchers often miss important clues tucked within these documents. This pre-conference session will focus on where and how to find these records, highlight important clues, and explore options for further research. This fast-paced course will incorporate lecture and hands-on activities.

The Community College and You – Sarah Uthoff, Kirkwood Community College
The Community College preforms a vital role as a community bridge. Whether it’s bridging traditional students to a four year college, less academic students to hands on trades, older workers to new job training, or international students to the ability to function in our culture, the community college is best at making connections. The Kirkwood Community College Library functions as an outreach center not only to students, but to the community and other libraries. The workshop will consist of mini-sessions that will cover a range of topics. We’ll include a tour of the facility including the philosophies behind the design and whether or not they worked, plus just what is a community college and how the system works. Other topics will include our conversion to World Cat Local, our LibGuide process, our efforts at helping support community pleasure reading through a Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation Grant, our popular Zombie concept mapping, and a brainstorming session on how we can create more community ties for our library and yours.


Visit Four Cedar Rapids Area Libraries – Karen Johnson, Cedar Rapids Public Library
Join us for a tour of four fine libraries in the downtown Cedar Rapids Area. We will savor the amazing art collection at Coe College's Stewart Memorial Library; appreciate the rare books and artifacts at the Iowa Masonic Library and Museum; explore the new Cedar Rapids Public Library (where we will enjoy a sit-down lunch); and admire the relocated and remodeled National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library before heading back to the Double Tree to engage in the opening of exhibits.


Grand Opening of Exhibits - Wednesday, 3:00 - 6:00pm, Cedar Rapids DoubleTree Exhibit Hall
The Grand Opening of Exhibits is always exciting! Join ILA President, Sarah Willeford during the ribbon cutting ceremony. Find your friends and start off your evening with a visit to the vendor booths.

Silent Auction and Raffle - Iowa Library Association Foundation (ILAF) - Wednesday, 3:00 - 6:00pm and Thursday 8:30am - 6:50pm, Exhibit Hall
Come join the fun at the ILAF's Silent Auction and Raffle. Proceeds from these two events are used to support speakers at the Annual Conference, scholarships, the Leadership Institute and continuing education for library staff. Keep your eye on your favorite items to make sure you aren't overbid. 

Conference Opening Reception - Wednesday, 6:30 - 9:00pm, Cedar Rapids Public Library
The Cedar Rapids Public Library will host the annual conference reception. Stroll 3 blocks from the hotel to the library where you can take a tour of the 94,000 square foot facility, network with your colleagues, and relax over food and drinks. The reception will run from 6:30-9:00pm.

THURSDAY

Morning Yoga - Thursday, 7:00am
Join yoga instructor, Sarah Cram Driscoll for a morning yoga session. Sarah teaches Hatha Yoga for beginners; she has been teaching daily for three years and practicing for 15. Sarah was inspired by Madonna and studied with James Miller. Sarah graduated from a 200 Teacher Training through James Miller Yoga in 2011. She is insured and registered with the Yoga Alliance. She also has a certification in Yoga Therapy. Sarah is currently teaching at Toula Yoga Studio and daily out of her home she shares with her husband Ben and their dog, Lucille. Classes consist of a freestyle Hatha flow, balancing the body with emphasis on breath, mind body connection and relaxation. Sarah hopes to strengthen the yoga community and offer yoga to everyone!

Conference Orientation/New Members Breakfast - Thursday, 7:45 - 8:30am
First time attendees will be given an introduction to ILA, its officers and staff, and information about how to get the most out of the conference.  Sponsored by George Lawson Consulting.

ILA Annual Business Meeting - Thursday, 1:00 - 1:50pm
Members of the Iowa Library Association should attend the annual business meeting to hear what is new and to offer their valuable insight to the ILA leadership.

Exhibit Hall
One of the highlights of the ILA conference each year is visiting the exhibit hall and checking out all the great products our vendors have to offer. Be sure to attend the Grand Opening of Exhibits from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and enjoy complementary refreshments in the Exhibit Hall. On Thursday the Exhibit Hall will be open from 8:30-11:45 a.m., and then again from 1:45-5:00 p.m.

Subdivision Business Meetings - Thursday, 4:30 - 6:00pm
This is your chance to meet with other members of your subdivision and to make plans for the coming year. ILA subdivisions provide networking and leadership opportunities and give you a chance to exchange information and best practices about your areas of interest.

Social Hour - Thursday, 6:00 - 6:50pm
Join friends old and new for conversation, drinks and last minute bidding on silent auction items.

Annual Membership Banquet with Barbara Fister - Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Barbara Fister has coordinated instruction at the Gustavus Adolphus College library in St. Peter, Minnesota, for over 25 years, but is still learning how to help students (and faculty) learn. She has studied students’ research processes, examined the relationship between writing and research, and teaches an upper division course on how information works.

She has written widely on open access to scholarship and is interested in the future of publishing of all kinds. Popular literacy practices and the ways reading communities form online is the subject of her upcoming sabbatical research. She also is a writer of fiction, having published three mysteries. She is on the board of the non-profit organization, Sisters in Crime, and coordinates a project to monitor gender patterns in reviews and awards within the crime genre.

You can follow Barbara’s generalist tendencies on Twitter (@bfister) and through Library Journal’s Peer to Peer Review or the Library Babel Fish blog at Inside Higher Ed.

FRIDAY

Morning Tai Chi - Friday, 7:00am
Join Gerry Hopkins, an employee of the Cedar Rapids Public Library and an instructor at the Y, for a relaxing yet challenging session of Tai Chi Friday morning at 7:00am.

Luncheon with All Iowa Reads Author, Thomas Maltman - Friday, 12:15 - 1:45pm
Thomas Maltman’s essays, poetry, and fiction have been published in many literary journals. He has an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His first novel, The Night Birds, won an Alex Award, a Spur Award, and the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. In 2009 the American Library Association chose The Night Birds as an “Outstanding Book for the College Bound.” He’s taught for four years at Normandale Community College and lives in the Twin Cities area. Little Wolves is his second novel.

For more information, visit the ILA website at www.iowalibraryassociation.org.

 

 

 

 

Designing the Cognitive Future: Juan Pablo Hourcade

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Obermann Center Library, 111 Church Street

Juan Pablo Hourcade, of Studio Talk fame (and Computer Science), presents this event as part of the Obermann Afternoons series in the lead up to the Designing the Digital Future Symposium in November. Technology designers are changing the way cognitive processes work in people who use the technologies they design. In fact, we may be seeing the beginnings of one of the largest shifts in cognition brought about by technology. The problem is that we have largely been reactive. For the most part, technology designers develop what the market calls for without a holistic view of how all these technologies will affect how we think and how we interact with each other. The good news is that we have choices. And we can have visions. What do we want the cognitive future to be like? If we can give people cognitive superpowers through technology, what should those be?

Link to details regarding the event here.

 

October 25

October Student Social: Wilson's Orchard

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 4:00pm

Meet at SLIS - 4 p.m. - or go ahead to Wilson's Orchard, 4823 Dingleberry Road NE, Iowa City, IA 52240

All SLIS students and friends are invited to the October Social at Wilson's Orchard, just south of Solon! Enjoy a tractor ride out to do some apple picking or strolling; make your selections from a variety of apples, pumpkins, squash and gourds; treat yourself to a warm apple turnover, hot mulled cider, cider donuts, or cider slushies. This weekend, Wilson's will have a pumpkin carving station set up, so you can carve you pumpkin on the spot and leave the mess to them. The motto at Wilson's is "Take a Walk, Eat an Apple," so take a break, relax and enjoy your SLIS friends in the beautiful fall countryside.   

Visit the Wilson's website or contact SLIS social chair, Kassie McLaughlin, for more information.

October 30

SLIS Proseminar - Karen Fischer, U Iowa Collection Librarian Liaison, SLIS

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:30pm - 5:15pm

3092 LIB

Link to Karen Fischer's U of Iowa Library profile or to her website.

November 4

LISSO Meeting - All Students Welcome!

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

3082 Main Library

Often featuring guest speakers, who give us glimpses into real-world professions of interest in our fields, LISSO (the Library and Information Science Student Organization) meetings keep you in touch with the pulse of the SLIS program and current with happenings in the department. In addition, these meetings provide a venue for voicing your thoughts and opinions in regard to your graduate education and in regard to the future of librarianship, information science and all its disparate and related fields. Begin making your library connections here!    

LISSO is the University of Iowa’s official student chapter of the American Library Association. All accepted SLIS program students are automatically dues-free member of this active organization and invited to attend any meetings and associated functions.

Not able to attend in person? Zoom in to LISSO meetings!

Link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/497380725
Meeting ID: 497 380 725 (the same meeting ID will used all semester)

Join by phone:
+1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
International numbers available:
https://uiowa.zoom.us/zoomconference
Join from a H.323/SIP room system: Dial: 4.34.125.155 (US East) or 4.35.64.153 (US West)
Meeting ID: 497 380 725

 

Questions about LISSO?  

Please email any of your 2014-2015 LISSO officers:

President, Madeline Jarvis

Secretary, Susan Gerth

Treasurer, Patrick Curtis

Social Chair, Kassie McLaughlin

 

LISSO meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month (Sept-May) from 2-3 p.m. in Room 3082 of the SLIS in the Main Library.

Follow LISSO on Twitter.

November 14

SLIS Fall Poster Session

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Rm 2032 LIB

November 18

LISSO Meeting: Two Speakers from Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

3082 Main Library

Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director of Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, and Elizabeth Kiscaden, Head of Hardin Library Services, will be featured guest speakers. Janna will speak from the academic perspective and Liz will speak from her experience as a hospital librarian; both will discuss health science as a field, health science resources and the nature of special libraries like Hardin.

LISSO (the Library and Information Science Student Organization) meetings keep you in touch with the pulse of the SLIS program and current with happenings in the department. In addition, these meetings provide a venue for voicing your thoughts and opinions in regard to your graduate education and in regard to the future of librarianship, information science and all its disparate and related fields. Begin making your library connections here!    

LISSO is the University of Iowa’s official student chapter of the American Library Association. All accepted SLIS program students are automatically dues-free member of this active organization and invited to attend any meetings and associated functions.

Not able to attend in person? Zoom in to LISSO meetings!


Link:
https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/497380725
Meeting ID: 497 380 725 (the same meeting ID will used all semester)

Join by phone:
+1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
International numbers available:
https://uiowa.zoom.us/zoomconference
Join from a H.323/SIP room system: Dial: 4.34.125.155 (US East) or 4.35.64.153 (US West)
Meeting ID: 497 380 725

 

Questions about LISSO?  

Please email any of your 2014-2015 LISSO officers:

President, Madeline Jarvis

Secretary, Susan Gerth

Treasurer, Patrick Curtis

Social Chair, Kassie McLaughlin

 

LISSO meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month (Sept-May) from 2-3 p.m. in Room 3082 of the SLIS in the Main Library.

Follow LISSO on Twitter.

December 2

LISSO Meeting - All Students Welcome!

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

3082 Main Library

Often featuring guest speakers, who give us glimpses into real-world professions of interest in our fields, LISSO (the Library and Information Science Student Organization) meetings keep you in touch with the pulse of the SLIS program and current with happenings in the department. In addition, these meetings provide a venue for voicing your thoughts and opinions in regard to your graduate education and in regard to the future of librarianship, information science and all its disparate and related fields. Begin making your library connections here!    

LISSO is the University of Iowa’s official student chapter of the American Library Association. All accepted SLIS program students are automatically dues-free member of this active organization and invited to attend any meetings and associated functions.

 

Not able to attend in person? Zoom in to LISSO meetings!


Link:
https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/497380725
Meeting ID: 497 380 725 (the same meeting ID will used all semester)

Join by phone:
+1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788 US Toll
International numbers available:
https://uiowa.zoom.us/zoomconference
Join from a H.323/SIP room system: Dial: 4.34.125.155 (US East) or 4.35.64.153 (US West)
Meeting ID: 497 380 725

 

Questions about LISSO?  

Please email any of your 2014-2015 LISSO officers:

President, Madeline Jarvis

Secretary, Susan Gerth

Treasurer, Patrick Curtis

Social Chair, Kassie McLaughlin

 

LISSO meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month (Sept-May) from 2-3 p.m. in Room 3082 of the SLIS in the Main Library.

Follow LISSO on Twitter.

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