2015 PNLA Conference Call for Program Proposals

Call for Program Proposals

2015 PNLA Conference in Vancouver, WA
“Pushing the Boundaries”

The 2015 PNLA Conference will be held August 5-7, 2015 at the Hilton Vancouver in beautiful Vancouver, Washington.  Vancouver is an historic town located on the north shore of the Columbia River.

The PNLA conference planning committee is seeking program proposals for one hour presentations at the conference. Please submit your proposal to Karen Yother at kareny@communitylibrary.net or mail to:

8385 N Government Way
Hayden, ID 83835

by January 9th 5:00pm. Submissions will receive a response from the planning committee by March 6, 2015.

Be sure to include the following information with your submission:

About you:
· Name
· Affiliation
· Position/title
· Contact information: including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address
· PNLA member?

About your program:
· Program title
· Program description (no more than 100 words)
· Three Program goals or objectives
· Program Format (single or double speaker, panel, hands-on, etc.)

Program Logistics:
· Speaker needs (if any)
· Equipment needs (PNLA will provide laptop and projector for each room)
· Any other special requirements or additional information

Questions? Contact Karen Yother at kareny@communitylibrary.net 208-772-5612, ext 121

Important Dates:
Deadline for submissions: January 9th
Submissions will receive a response by: February 20th
Registration opens: March 20th
Early Registration deadline: July 3rd
Regular registration deadline: July 31

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Faculty Reference Librarian (Part-time) – Gonzaga University

Deadline: 31 October

Gonzaga University is looking for a part-time reference librarian to work evening and/or weekend hours, depending upon library needs. The position will start in November, 2014 and is a year-round position.

Job Description
• Work and interact effectively with students, faculty and staff to provide reference services in person, via chat, phone and email.
• Provide one on one assistance with library resources, including a wide range of online databases and electronic resources.
• Work on special projects delegated by the Reference Department;
• Attend staff meetings; and
• Participate in safety and training activities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited program.

DESIRED QUALIFICATION: Community college or other academic library experience.

If you are interested, please complete an online application form at Gonzaga University’s Human Resources website at https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com — the closing date is October 31 at midnight.
If you have questions about the position, contact John S. Spencer, Reference Services Coordinator (spencer@gonzaga.edu).

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Library Staff Meet-Up on October 29


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Fall 2014 INCOL Workshop – Gadget Menagerie: Tablet & E-Reader Training for Library Staff

Friday, October 17th
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Coeur d’Alene Public Library
702 E. Front Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Stumped when patrons ask about iPad apps? Confused about the differences between the various eReaders? The Washington State Library, University of Idaho, and the Idaho Commission for Libraries are partnering with INCOL for “Gadget Menagerie” training on handheld devices for library staff. Learn how various eReaders, tablets and other devices work. Discover what these devices have in common, how they differ, and learn basic operating tips. Learn basic troubleshooting and tips for helping patrons with their devices, including how to download books from the library.

The Gadget Menagerie will familiarize local library staff with the variety of devices available, letting staff be more comfortable and skilled in helping library patrons. The menagerie includes Kindles, Nooks, Galaxy Tablets, iPads, Microsoft Surface, and a Chromebook. Also on hand will be assistive reading devices from the Assistive Technology Resource Center at the University of Idaho.

Presenters & Trainers:
Washington State Library – Joe Olayvar, Evelyn Lindberg, and Jennifer Fenton
Idaho Commission for Libraries, Special Projects Library Action Team – Nick Madsen
Assistive Devices from Univeristy of Idaho – Michael Mann

10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 12:00 WSL and SPLAT “Introduction to Devices”
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00 – 1:30 Registration (or long lunch)
1:30 – 3:30 Breakout Training with Devices

Sign up for all day or just morning introduction or afternoon “hands-on” sessions. Register by Friday, October 10th, with Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.edu, stating your preference.
 No registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries
 $25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students
 Find more information at http://incol.scld.org
 Get directions at http://www.cdalibrary.org/about/48-hours-and-directions

Share with your colleagues! Click here for a printable flyer.

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Debbie Reese Presentation

INCOL was delighted to have Debbie Reese visit Spokane in April and share her knowledge and expertise. She was kind enough to provide her presentation for us to post here.

Please note that the contents belong to Debbie Reese and cannot be downloaded or used without her permission. If you would like to contact Debbie, you can reach her at by email at dreese.nambe@gmail.com, twitter @debreese, or on her website American Indians in Children’s Literature.

American Indians (not) in Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Powerpoints: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8
PDF Handouts

(Due to the size of the presentation, the PowerPoint presentation had to be divided. The PDF document includes the entire presentation.)

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Librarian Meet-Up June 23, 2014

Librarian Meet-Up 2014-06-23

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Spring 2014 INCOL Workshop – American Indians in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Wednesday, April 23rd
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
2316 West First Avenue Spokane, Washington
Eric A. Johnston Auditorium

Indians! In most people, the word summons images of “wild” Indians living off the land or threatening courageous pioneers. Such depic-tions are inaccurate and biased, and unfortunately, persistent in the American imagination. Join us as we create awareness of their pervasiveness, and learn about Native authors who write books that accurately portray Native peoples.

Debbie Reese

Presented by Debbie Reese
Debbie is tribally enrolled at Nambe Pueblo where she grew up. She taught elementary school in public and U.S. Government schools for Native children prior to studying for her doctorate in Education at the University of Illinois. She taught for several years at the University of Illinois, in its American Indian Studies program. Her publications include articles and books used in Education, Library Science, and English courses at universities in the United States and Canada.


Registration information:

• There is no registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries
• $25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students
• Register by Wednesday, April 16th, with Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.edu

Select either the morning session or afternoon session:

Morning Session

Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Workshop: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Afternoon Session

Registration: 1:00 pm -1:30 pm

Workshop: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Share with your colleagues! Click here for a printable flyer.

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ARSL Call for Proposals for annual conference

The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) is pleased to announce that proposals for break-out session presentations as well as pre-conferences for the 2014 Conference to be held in Tacoma, Washington, September 3-6, 2014 are now being accepted.

Proposals for these 1-hour sessions can be submitted using our online form found at the link below. We are also accepting applications for 4-hour pre-conference sessions (scheduled for Wednesday, September 3rd), as well. Click here to access online form, or type http://bit.ly/1lKwW7L into your browser.

The deadline to submit the form is February 3, 2014. All those who submit a proposal will be notified whether or not their proposal was accepted by March 10, 2014.
Our theme for this year’s conference is entitled “Empowering Small Libraries.” Proposals we would like to see should include the following:

  • Customer Service
  • Social Media
  • Digital literacy:  teaching methods for public and staff
  • Fund Raising
  • Working with Trustees
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Managing Staff
  • Cultural competencies: increasing your cultural awareness when working with
  • Children’s programming:  Preschool, Youth, Teen
  • Looking over the horizon:  What new trends are coming of which libraries should be aware

We remind presenters that presentations need to be geared toward the small and rural library audience.  Practical, hands-on, and how-to formats are preferred. This is not the proper venue for post-graduate dissertations or marketing products and such proposals will not be considered.

All proposals will be reviewed and chosen by the Conference Programming Committee. Awarded presenters will receive ONE complimentary conference registration per presentation selected. (i.e. a team of three presenters working on one presentation will receive one complimentary registration).

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REMINDER – Fall 2013 INCOL Workshop – Treasures of Inland History at the Washington State Archives: Digital Archives

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time. We hope to see you there!

Join us for this unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings and treasured collections of the Washington State Archives – Digital Archives on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013.

Located in Cheney on the Eastern Washington University campus, the Digital Archives is the nation’s first archive dedicated specifically to the preservation of electronic records from both state and local agencies which have permanent legal, fiscal or historical value. We’ll learn about their holdings, take a tour, and navigate the Archives’ website. This unique and important Inland Northwest information resource is sure to have relevance to all INCOL libraries and patrons.

Washington State Archives · Digital Archives
960 Washington Street, Cheney WA 99004
(509) 235-7500

Select either a morning session or afternoon session:


Morning Session
Registration: 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Workshop: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm


Afternoon Session
Registration: 1:30 pm -2:00 pm
Workshop: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Registration information:

• There is no registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries

• $25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students

• Register by Tuesday, November 5th, with Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.edu


The Digital Archives is co-located on the campus of EWU in Cheney: www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/StaticContent/contact_us

Questions about the workshop?

Contact the INCOL, Continuing Education co-chairs: Paula Swan (509-533-3809) or Janine Odlevak. (509-533-7046).

*Sponsored by INCOL: Inland Northwest Council of Libraries

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All Welcome! Library Staff Meet-Up at No-Li Brewery

As summer turns to fall, let’s get out of our libraries and rub elbows with other library folks. Come say “hello,” share ideas, drink, swap stories, and support each other.

Please join us at

No-Li Brewery, 1003 Trent
Tuesday, October 22 from 5-7pm
and bring a friend!

We look forward to seeing you!

RSVP Sonia at sgustafson@scld.org or 893-8416

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