9th National Conference of African American Librarians
Meet at the Gateway: Reimagining Communities, Technologies, and Libraries
St. Louis, MO August 4 – 8, 2015
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015
ALL PRE-CONFERENCES ARE FREE TO REGISTERED ATTENDEES
Pre-Conferences will be based on adequate enrollment and are subject to change or cancellation.
Marketing and Emotional Branding for Long Term Customer Loyalty – Learn the top persuasion and influence research to elevate your marketing strategies, revamp your library website and strengthen your long term relationships with key stakeholders. Elaina Norlin, Executive Director/Regional Library Manager, African American Research Library, Broward County Library.
Joined at the Hip: How to Create Sustainable Partnerships Between Public Libraries and Community-Based Organizations – Queens Library’s unique approach to partnership development through its Literacy Zones, an initiative spearheaded by the New York State Board of Regents and the State Education Department. S. Michele Echols, Adult Learning Center Director, Queens Library
Financial Literacy: Providing High Quality, Engaging, and Useful Financial Literacy Education for Your Users – In this “train the trainer” workshop librarians will receive instruction that will prepare them to deliver personal finance education to their students and users. Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Katrina Stierholz, Vice President & Library Director; Barbara Flowers, Economic Education Coordinator, Senior Analyst; Charice Ellise
Professional Development, Organizational Effectiveness, and Change in the Modern Library – This session highlights current practices in organizational change management, and describes and demonstrates several positive approaches, tools, and techniques that librarians can use to facilitate change. Leo Agnew, Director, HR/Diversity Programs, University of Iowa Libraries; Regina Beard, K-State Libraries, Faculty and Graduate Services Librarian.
3-D printing: A world of possibilities – This class will provide hands-on learning experience with 3D printers. Participants will learn about different types of 3D printers, the materials that are used to produce different objects, and which 3D printers work best in different environments. Rose Peterson IT Services/Collection Management Manager & Fay Muhammad Assistant Manager, Rockford Public Library. LIMIT 10 CANCELLED
Ferguson Tour – On the Ferguson Tour we will learn of its past and its present. Included in the tour will be a visit at the Ferguson Municipal Library, the local park where BCALA has dedicated a tree for Michael Brown, and lunch. Cost $35.00
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5TH
OPENING SESSION – 9:00am – 10:30pm
GRAND OPENING OF EXHIBITS – 12:00pm – 2:00pm
OPENING RECEPTION – CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
THURSDAY AUGUST 6TH
GRAND OPENING OF AUTHOR PAVILION – 10:30am
Featuring authors Ginger Adams Otis, Victoria Christopher Murray, Dasha Kelly, Sherri Graves Smith, Sharon Draper, Jason Reynolds, Patricia McKissack and many more!
AUTHOR LUNCHEON I – Reimagining History through Graphic Novels, 12:00pm-1:45pm
BCALA AWARDS GALA | 45th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
FRIDAY AUGUST 7TH
CONFERENCE RECEPTION – St. Louis Public Library, 6:30pm – 9pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH
CLOSING – 9:00am – 10:00am
Speaker – Walter Mosley Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than 43 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into 23 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, among other publications. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.”
CLOSING JAZZ BRUNCH – 10:15am – 12:00pm
Speaker; 10:30a-11:45a – Miss Robbie Montgomery Miss Robbie Montgomery Robbie Montgomery, is the star of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) hit television show Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s. This unscripted series showcases Miss Robbie balancing life with her family and her expanding soul food restaurant empire. The former background singer for Ike & Tina Turner has embarked on a new project, a cookbook entitled Sweetie Pie’s Cookbook: Soulful Southern Recipes, From My Family to Yours.