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The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries
A Library Journal | School Library Journal Online Event
This event and the archive viewing period is now over. Join us on October 4, 2014 for the 5th annual online event. Details coming spring/summer 2014

Schedule of Events
All times Eastern Time

Academic Academic
K-12 K – 12
Public Public
Helping Students and Patrons Learn
Beyond the Container
Programming, Support, and Resource Sharing
10:00 -11:00 am Log-in
Visit the Exhibits – Open All Day!
Chat and Tweet
Check Out the Poster Sessions On Demand All Day!

See list of individual sessions in the program below

Visit the Exhibits
Open All Day from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Featuring Prizes and Giveaways!

11:00 – 11:05 am Welcome
11:05 am -12:00 pm Keynote Panel: Reinventing Libraries
Dan Cohen, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Deborah Jacobs, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Barbara Stripling, American Library Association
John Wilkin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Moderated by: Rebecca Miller, Library Journal and School Library Journal
12:00 – 12:15 pm Break & Visit the Exhibits
12:15 -12:35 pm Practicing Freedom in the Digital Library
Barbara Fister
Gustavus Adolphus College, MN

New Resources: Beyond the Job Description
Robin Nesbitt, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH
Sponsored by EBSCO
The Community Joins In: Library Maker Spaces
Justin Hoenke, Chattanooga Public Library
Michelle Cooper, Henderson High School
Amy Koester, St. Charles City County Library District
12:35 -12:55 pm Meeting Students Where They Learn
Debbie Swartz,
Mesquite Independent School District, TX

Sponsored by OverDrive
eCollections: Beyond Novelty– Focusing in on Collection Development, Self-Publishing,  and eMagazines
Kent Dean, Lyndi Hatch and Liesl Seborg, Salt Lake County Library
12:55 – 1:15 pm Learning 2.0 Meets MOOC: Professional Development Evolves
Michael Stephens, PhD, San Jose State University
Testing and Workforce Development in Public Libraries
Mary Wallace Moore, Smyrna Public Library
1:15 – 2:15 pm Lunch & Visit the Exhibits
2:15 – 2:35 pm NYPL’s Sinology 101 A Case Study in Public Library MOOC Creation
Raymond Pun, New York University: Shanghai Library
Engagement Through Interactivity: Shifting the Library to Learner-Centric Collections
John Shank, Thun Library, Penn State University
New Challenges, New Strategies: The Califa Enki eBook Project
Elliot Warren, Contra Costa County Library
Laura McKeegan, Contra Costa County Library and Enki Library
Paula MacKinnon, Contra Costa County Library
Mark Coker, Smashwords
Moderated by:
Heather Teysko, Califa
2:35 – 2:55 pm Flipped School Libraries
Joyce Valenza, Springfield Township High School
Michelle Luhtala, New Canaan High School
Brenda Boyer, Kutztown School District
Leveraging Open Web Content (aka ‘The Free Stuff’) for Your Library Customers
Gary Price, INFODocket
2:55 – 3:15 pm Using Internet Memes to Enhance Your Library’s Online Presence
Amanda Brennan,
Brooklyn Public Library’s Info Commons: Space for Creation and Collaboration
Melissa Morrone, Brooklyn Public Library
3:15 – 3:45 pm Break & Visit the Exhibits
3:45 – 4:30 pm Closing Keynote
Libraries and Connected Learning
Mizuko "Mimi" Ito, Professor in Residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning  the University of California, Irvine
Introduction by Kathy Ishizuka, School Library Journal
4:30 – 5:00 pm Visit the Exhibits
Chat and Tweet


The Digital Shift Program

Track – Instruction: Helping Students and Patrons Learn
Whether it’s working with elementary school classrooms, college students, or lifelong learners, the time spent helping patrons navigate new tools and concepts is where librarians stand to make a difference—one interaction at a time. In this track, hear from librarians making the most of these opportunities.

Track – New Collections, New Content: Beyond the Container
Ebooks are gateway to a new content landscape. Now, librarians are dedicated to making the best use of all varieties of resources at their disposal to satisfy user demands and facilitate content discovery (ebooks, streaming media and more). In this track, get a handle on what school, public, and academic librarians are doing to get the right content in the hands of users.

Track – Community: Programming, Support and Resource Sharing
What’s your strategy for developing innovative library services? Whether you’re supporting job applicants, DIY enthusiasts, MOOC participants, or technology training seekers, this track will get you up to speed on where forward-thinking library leaders are devoting staff time in order to maximize resources.

Poster Sessions


Developing a School District Shared OverDrive Collection
Presented by Denise Wendl, Cherry Creek School District, Centennial, CO

Baker & Taylor

Discover & Go Booklists Featuring Axis 360 eBooks
Presented by Cathy Sanford, Contra Costa County Library, CA

Gale, Cengage Learning

Creating Content vs. Consuming It: The Maker Movement is Alive and Well
Presented by Corinne Hill, Executive Director of the Chattanooga Public Library (TN)


District eBooks: One Book, Many Schools
Presented by Ann Fondren, District Library Coordinator, Retired
Spotsylvania County Schools

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Baker and Taylor Gale Cengage Learning Follet
Library Ideas RB Digital