Registration: 8:30-9:15
Continental breakfast

Opening: 9:20-9:30
Welcome by President, Dr. Ed Story

1st Concurrent Session: 9:30-10:15
Options:
  • Museum and Library Collaboration: One Library's Experience with the Smithsonian's :"Museum on Main Street" Project, by Matt Onion, Library Director, Ashland Community and Technical College.Bringing a museum quality exhibit on American “Roots Music” to rural Northeast Kentucky can be both a challenge to the organizers and an absolute cultural treat for the area community. Mr. Onion will cover the good, the bad, and the transcendent of the SI/MoMS project.
  • Dead or Alive! Transforming Dead Documents to a Live Database with ebrary’s DASH! by Garon Overley, Library Specialist and Jackie Hawes, Library Coordinator, Maysville Community and Technical College.Make your dead print documents live again by uploading them to ebrary’s DASH system. Learn how to scan and combine single or bulk documents with free searchable software. Upload documents to DASH and make public online or in-house use only.
  • The New YA Audience: Why YA Isn't Just for Young Adults by Stephanie Keys, author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child.Twilight, the Hunger Games, Fallen, Shiver, Need. They all have one thing in common: each one of them reached the NYT Best Seller List in the Young Adult category. In this brief session, we'll talk about why this is happening, the draws to YA, and why YA isn't just for Young Adults any more. Join international speak and Young Adult author, Stephanie Keyes, author of The Star Child series, as we focus on Young Adult its spin-off to other genres.
  • Adventures in Demolition: ACTC’s Library Renovation Project by Sara Brown, Librarian, and Pamela Klinepeter, Librarian, Ashland Community and Technical College.In the Fall Semester of 2011, funds were approved for new carpet for the College Drive Campus library of Ashland Community and Technical College. As part of that, the library elected to use the time when the library would be empty to make changes to the layout, space and collection in the library. This is their story.

Break: 10:15-10:25

2nd Concurrent Session:: 10:25-11:10
Options
  • Kentucky’s Frontier Highway by Dr. Karl Raitz, Geography Professor, University of Kentucky.Follow the explorers, hunters, surveyors, and settlers who moved west across the Appalachians to explore Kentucky Bluegrass County. The passage down the Ohio River from Pennsylvania to Limestone, Kentucky, later known as Maysville, became the favored road for wagon traffic and the first commercial road in the Trans-Appalachian west. What happened next is the epic story of Kentucky’s settlement and economic and cultural development.
  • Adventures in Demolition: ACTC’s Library Renovation Project by Sara Brown, Librarian, and Pamela Klinepeter, Librarian, Ashland Community and Technical College.In the Fall Semester of 2011, funds were approved for new carpet for the College Drive Campus library of Ashland Community and Technical College. As part of that, the library elected to use the time when the library would be empty to make changes to the layout, space and collection in the library. This is their story.
  • The New YA Audience: Why YA Isn't Just for Young Adults by Stephanie Keys, author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child.Twilight, the Hunger Games, Fallen, Shiver, Need…They all have one thing in common: each one of them reached the NYT Best Seller List in the Young Adult category. In this brief session, we'll talk about why this is happening, the draws to YA, and why YA isn't just for Young Adults any more. Join international speak and Young Adult author, Stephanie Keyes, author of The Star Child series, as we focus on Young Adult its spin-off to other genres.
  • Dead or Alive! Transforming Dead Documents to a Live Database with ebrary’s DASH! by Garon Overley, Library Specialist and Jackie Hawes, Library Coordinator, Maysville Community and Technical College.Make your dead print documents live again by uploading them to ebrary’s DASH system. Learn how to scan and combine single or bulk documents with free searchable software. Upload documents to DASH and make public online or in-house use only.

Break: 11:10-11:20

Keynote 11:20-12:05
Keynote Speaker: Mary Kay Carson is an award-winning children’s nonfiction author of more than fifty books for young people about space, weather, nature, and other science and history topics. Her book, The Bat Scientists, was named to the Top 10 Sci-Tech List by Booklist in 2010 and to ALA's 2011 Notable Children's Books for Middle Readers and Exploring the Solar System was the 2009 recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Children’s Literature Award. Carson began her writing career at the classroom magazine SuperScience at Scholastic Inc. in New York City and has been a full-time freelance writer for nearly twenty years. She also writes magazine articles and educational materials for students, teachers, and others and gives presentations at schools about nonfiction writing, the Underground Railroad, the solar system, and other topics. The author lives Cincinnati, Ohio with her photographer husband Tom Uhlman. For more information about the author and her books, go to: www.marykaycarson.com.
  • Nonfiction encompasses much more than encyclopedias, formulaic biographies, and textbooks these days. Bookshelves are bursting with exciting, gorgeously illustrated, engaging nonfiction books for readers of all ages. As schools and universities emphasize—and expect—quality nonfiction writing in the classroom, readers have all kinds of creative and narrative nonfiction books to enjoy for inspiration. Learn about some of these new kinds of nonfiction hitting libraries today with nonfiction author Mary Kay Carson, who sees herself as a storyteller of historic events, real people, and actual places. Also hear about and see images from some of the amazing true tales featured in her books—from the daring deeds of Underground Railroad heroes to the amazing discoveries of space scientists and how a rhino named Emi finally became a mom.

Lunch: 12:15-1:00
Catered box lunch

3rd Concurrent Session: 1:15-2
Options:
  • Let's Get Digital: Digital Storytelling Tools and Tips for K-12 by Heather Beirne, Education Librarian, Eastern Kentucky University. Digital storytelling has been dubbed the “new literacy” for its dynamic ability to take students beyond standard print research projects and provide them with an outlet to analyze, deconstruct, and reconstruct text. However, many districts are still unsure of its relevance and feasibility. The librarian is an advocate and valuable resource for guiding students and teachers through the digital storytelling process. Learn about the value of digital storytelling, best practices, the digital storytelling process, including free tools that you can use with teachers and students.
  • Partnerships, Grants, and E-rate : Improve Your Services: Katherine Kimball Adelberg, KDLA, and Nellie Jordon, Carter County Public. Improving services in an era of declining budgets and increased competition appears to be a daunting task. Join Katherine and Nellie as they explore resources and ideas for extending your budget, and accomplishing more through efficiency. Discuss winning grants, potential partners, and federal programs. Hear from the director of one of the state’s newest public libraries, managing a small budget with outstanding results.


  • Love at First Bite: Paranormal Romance & the Lily Drake book series, T. Michelle Nelson, author.Join Native Kentuckian in discussing her love of macabre stories of the undead, mixed with a splash of romance, tough heroines and tons of dark humor. She will also look at the history and evolution of vampire literature, its popularity today and her Lily Drake book series.

  • Simple Assessment of a First-Year Experience Course Using Google Forms Elizabeth Price, Librarian, Murray State University. MSU developed a simple three-question post-test that connects learning outcomes of a one-shot library orientation session to an assignment for first-year transitions course students. The assessment was administered via Google Forms to measure student learning and served as a bridge to a short paper. Discover how the librarians devised a rubric and graded the submissions for the instructors, who made it a significant grade in the course. Find out the results in terms of which teaching concepts should be emphasized in future sessions.

Break 2-2:15 with Snack
4th Concurrent Session 2:30-3
  • Let's Get Digital: Digital Storytelling Tools and Tips for K-12 by Heather Beirne, Education Librarian, Eastern Kentucky University. Digital storytelling has been dubbed the “new literacy” for its dynamic ability to take students beyond standard print research projects and provide them with an outlet to analyze, deconstruct, and reconstruct text. However, many districts are still unsure of its relevance and feasibility. The librarian is an advocate and valuable resource for guiding students and teachers through the digital storytelling process. Learn about the value of digital storytelling, best practices, the digital storytelling process, including free tools that you can use with teachers and students.

  • Partnerships, Grants, and E-rate : Improve Your Services: Katherine Kimball Adelberg, KDLA, and Nellie Jordon, Carter County Public. Improving services in an era of declining budgets and increased competition appears to be a daunting task. Join Katherine and Nellie as they explore resources and ideas for extending your budget, and accomplishing more through efficiency. Discuss winning grants, potential partners, and federal programs. Hear from the director of one of the state’s newest public libraries, managing a small budget with outstanding results.

  • Love at First Bite: Paranormal Romance & the Lily Drake book series, T. Michelle Nelson, Author. Join Native Kentuckian in discussing her love of macabre stories of the undead, mixed with a splash of romance, tough heroines and tons of dark humor. She will also look at the history and evolution of vampire literature, its popularity today and her Lily Drake book series.

  • Simple Assessment of a First-Year Experience Course Using Google Forms Elizabeth Price, Librarian, Murray State University. A simple three-question post-test connects the learning outcomes of a one-shot library orientation session to an upcoming assignment for students in a first-year transitions course. The assessment was administered via Google Forms to measure student learning and serve as a bridge to a short paper. The librarian devised a rubric and graded the submissions for the instructors, who made it a significant grade in the course. The results were particularly illuminating for the first-year instructor in terms of which teaching concepts should be emphasized in future sessions.