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Wednesday, March 11
 

4:30pm EDT

Registration Open
We're opening up registration early for dine-around participants and those arriving Wednesday afternoon. 

Come to the lobby to pick your badge and bag ahead of time. Included is a map of downtown Knoxville with restaurant recommendations!

Wednesday March 11, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

6:00pm EDT

Dine-Around Downtown Knoxville - Don't Forget to Sign Up Using the Form in the Description!
Dine Arounds are an easy way to dine well in Knoxville and get to know attendees the night before the Collective begins. Our Dine Around Coordinator will arrange reservations at nearby restaurants in the downtown area. Volunteer hosts will meet those who sign-up in the conference hotel lobby to walk to dinner.

Sign Up & Choose Your Restaurant Here

Don't want to walk?  No worries. The Holiday Inn Shuttle will take hotel guests anywhere downtown (within 3 miles of the hotel) for free!


Conveners
avatar for Emily Krug (she/her)

Emily Krug (she/her)

Instructional Services Librarian, King University


Wednesday March 11, 2020 6:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Downtown Knoxville Market Square

8:30pm EDT

Getting to Know D&D Section A
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join follow Collective attendees for a library themed Dungeons and Dragons encounter. This session is both for newbies and D&D pros alike.

Find us in Parlour 1 & 2.

Note: Sections A, B, C, & D are the same campaign, you only need to register for one of them.

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Conveners
avatar for Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Technical Services Librarian, Hampden-Sydney College
Maryśka Connolly-Brown joined the Bortz Library faculty at Hampden-Sydney College in the summer of 2015 as the Technical Services Librarian. Her background includes teaching at the K-12 level, managing electronic resources, cataloging, archives, library systems, and serving as an... Read More →
avatar for Dora Rowe

Dora Rowe

Instructional Services Librarian, Morton Library, Union Presbyterian Seminary
I perform information literacy instruction, manage both the streaming and physical A/V collection, maintain my library's makerspace, plan programming events and create many of the libguides for my institution. I am part of a fantastic team of librarians, where I manage our Instructional... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Parlor 1 & 2 Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

8:30pm EDT

Getting to Know D&D Section B
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join follow Collective attendees for a library themed Dungeons and Dragons encounter. This session is both for newbies and D&D pros alike.

Find us in Parlour 1 & 2.

Note: Sections A, B, C, & D are the same campaign, you only need to register for one of them.

***To RSVP for this event, please login to Sched and add this event to your schedule! ***

Conveners
avatar for Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Technical Services Librarian, Hampden-Sydney College
Maryśka Connolly-Brown joined the Bortz Library faculty at Hampden-Sydney College in the summer of 2015 as the Technical Services Librarian. Her background includes teaching at the K-12 level, managing electronic resources, cataloging, archives, library systems, and serving as an... Read More →
avatar for Dora Rowe

Dora Rowe

Instructional Services Librarian, Morton Library, Union Presbyterian Seminary
I perform information literacy instruction, manage both the streaming and physical A/V collection, maintain my library's makerspace, plan programming events and create many of the libguides for my institution. I am part of a fantastic team of librarians, where I manage our Instructional... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Parlor 1 & 2 Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

9:00pm EDT

Board Game Night- RSVP Please - Sponsored by Cambridge University Press
- Thanks to our generous sponsor, Cambridge University Press, whose funding makes The Collective possible! -

Roll into game night and start geeking out early! Join fellow Collective attendees of all experience levels for a night of fun and mini adventures.

Check out our game list and add your own!

Find us in the Crystal room.

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Conveners
avatar for Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Technical Services Librarian, Hampden-Sydney College
Maryśka Connolly-Brown joined the Bortz Library faculty at Hampden-Sydney College in the summer of 2015 as the Technical Services Librarian. Her background includes teaching at the K-12 level, managing electronic resources, cataloging, archives, library systems, and serving as an... Read More →
avatar for Dora Rowe

Dora Rowe

Instructional Services Librarian, Morton Library, Union Presbyterian Seminary
I perform information literacy instruction, manage both the streaming and physical A/V collection, maintain my library's makerspace, plan programming events and create many of the libguides for my institution. I am part of a fantastic team of librarians, where I manage our Instructional... Read More →
avatar for Evan Barber (he/him)

Evan Barber (he/him)

IT Techincal Associate, University of Illinois Springfield
I'm an IT person that loves working in a library and planning weird events. I'm happy to give tech support on the fly or geek out. When I'm not working I enjoy going to concerts (Frank Turner, Matt & Kim, Arkells) and working to provide a better life for my two cats, Annie and Ab... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 9:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:00pm EDT

Getting to Know D&D Section D
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join follow Collective attendees for a library themed Dungeons and Dragons encounter. This session is both for newbies and D&D pros alike.

Find us in Parlour 1 & 2.

Note: Sections A, B, C, & D are the same campaign, you only need to register for one of them.

***To RSVP for this event, please login to Sched and add this event to your schedule! ***


Conveners
avatar for Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Technical Services Librarian, Hampden-Sydney College
Maryśka Connolly-Brown joined the Bortz Library faculty at Hampden-Sydney College in the summer of 2015 as the Technical Services Librarian. Her background includes teaching at the K-12 level, managing electronic resources, cataloging, archives, library systems, and serving as an... Read More →
avatar for Dora Rowe

Dora Rowe

Instructional Services Librarian, Morton Library, Union Presbyterian Seminary
I perform information literacy instruction, manage both the streaming and physical A/V collection, maintain my library's makerspace, plan programming events and create many of the libguides for my institution. I am part of a fantastic team of librarians, where I manage our Instructional... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
Parlor 1 & 2 Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:00pm EDT

Getting to Know D&D Section E
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join follow Collective attendees for a library themed Dungeons and Dragons encounter. This session is both for newbies and D&D pros alike.

Find us in Parlour 1 & 2.

Note: Sections A, B, C, & D are the same campaign, you only need to register for one of them.

***To RSVP for this event, please login to Sched and add this event to your schedule! ***


Conveners
avatar for Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Technical Services Librarian, Hampden-Sydney College
Maryśka Connolly-Brown joined the Bortz Library faculty at Hampden-Sydney College in the summer of 2015 as the Technical Services Librarian. Her background includes teaching at the K-12 level, managing electronic resources, cataloging, archives, library systems, and serving as an... Read More →
avatar for Dora Rowe

Dora Rowe

Instructional Services Librarian, Morton Library, Union Presbyterian Seminary
I perform information literacy instruction, manage both the streaming and physical A/V collection, maintain my library's makerspace, plan programming events and create many of the libguides for my institution. I am part of a fantastic team of librarians, where I manage our Instructional... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
Parlor 1 & 2 Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
 
Thursday, March 12
 

7:30am EDT

Breakfast & Registration Open
Pick up your name tag and swag bag at the registration table. Then, join us for a continental breakfast with coffee & tea, fruit, breakfast sandwiches, and more!

Thursday March 12, 2020 7:30am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

7:30am EDT

Shhh Room Open
This is a dedicated quiet space -- no laptops or other devices, please. Relax, meditate, or even do some stretching on the provided yoga mats to recharge during this energetic event. 

Thursday March 12, 2020 7:30am - Friday March 13, 2020 5:00pm EDT
Parlor 4 Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

9:00am EDT

Welcome to The Collective
Community Notes

Welcome and plenary session to The Collective 2020: Roll for Initiative. We promise it will be fun and interactive--not your typical keynote or welcome, so fear not! We hope everyone will attend.

Conveners
avatar for Ariel Ackerly (she/her)

Ariel Ackerly (she/her)

Makerspace Associate, UGA Libraries
I manage the day-to-day operations of the Makerspace at the University of Georgia's Science Library. My background is wide-ranging but mostly arts-based -- I've taught glass fusing, hand embroidery, e-textiles, 3D printing, and laser cutting, as well as facilitated discussions about... Read More →
avatar for Lydian Brambila (they/them)

Lydian Brambila (they/them)

Remote Reference Assistant, UGA Libraries
I'm a library worker in the Research & Instruction department at the University of Georgia Libraries and a doctoral student in Educational Theory & Practice, Critical Studies. I'm interested in promoting workplace democracy, exploring songwriting as inquiry, and troubling binaries... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Carr

Shelley Carr

Resource Sharing Coordinator, University of San Francisco
I'm a curator and artist who turned to libraries several years ago. My background is in design, textiles, and painting with an emphasis on recycled materials and sustainability in artistic practice. Now as a library professional I strive to connect sustainability and creativity in... Read More →
avatar for Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Technical Services Librarian, Hampden-Sydney College
Maryśka Connolly-Brown joined the Bortz Library faculty at Hampden-Sydney College in the summer of 2015 as the Technical Services Librarian. Her background includes teaching at the K-12 level, managing electronic resources, cataloging, archives, library systems, and serving as an... Read More →
avatar for Dora Rowe

Dora Rowe

Instructional Services Librarian, Morton Library, Union Presbyterian Seminary
I perform information literacy instruction, manage both the streaming and physical A/V collection, maintain my library's makerspace, plan programming events and create many of the libguides for my institution. I am part of a fantastic team of librarians, where I manage our Instructional... Read More →
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Test guest

Co-Founder & Program Director | The Library Collective, Director of the Library Lab | NYU Libraries
Ashley Maynor is an award-winning filmmaker, librarian, and scholar who uses technology to tell compelling stories. At NYU Libraries, she is founding director of the Library Lab, developing a curated series of pop-up spaces, events, workshops, trainings, projects, and initiatives... Read More →
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Corey Halaychik

Co-Founder & Business Director, The Library Collective
Corey Halaychik is an author and award-winning librarian whose work and research have focused on improving efficiency, teamwork, and leadership skills development. He is also the co-founder and business director of The LIbrary Collective whose goal is to redefine the professional... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am EDT

Coffee Break
Healthy (and unhealthy!) snack options provided, plus coffee and tea station!

Thursday March 12, 2020 10:30am - 10:45am EDT
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:45am EDT

Campaigning Your Way to Useable and Clean Data
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Community Notes

You and your fellows have found yourselves lost in a foreign land full of messy and impractical data. To get home four dungeons must be navigated, each requiring a different data skill. Help will be provided to those in need, but only your actions can show the way home.
Structured as a D&D campaign teams of participants in this session be dropped into a foreign land and will have to navigate four dungeons, each of which will be focused on learning a different data skill or tool, in order to get home. These skills and tools will include using command line tools and regular expressions to mine data, using Open Refine to clean up messy data, using a spreadsheet program (Excel/Google Sheets) to visualize data, and SQL to merge data together. There will be a dungeon master for each of these different dungeons to both provide the teams with their challenges and help them if they should happen to get stuck.
By the end of the session participants should have a developed an understanding of the different tools which are available to work with data, what these tools are capable of accomplishing, and have a grounding from which they can start to build upon their data skills.

Conveners
avatar for Samuel Hansen

Samuel Hansen

Mathematics & Statistics Librarian, University of Michigan
avatar for Meredith Hale

Meredith Hale

Metadata Librarian, University of Tennessee
MI

Monica Ihli

Librarian, Data Science & Energy Science Liaison, University of Tennessee
avatar for Allison Kittinger

Allison Kittinger

Scholarly Communications Librarian, UNC-Wilmington

Designated Notetaker
avatar for Clayton Hayes (he/him)

Clayton Hayes (he/him)

Publishing, Learning, & Research Support Librarian, Wayne State University
At my job I am the liaison for our Honors College and College of Engineering, along with the Departments of Urban Studies & Planning, Kinesiology Health and Sport Studies, and Mathematics. I also work with our publishing unit managing our IR and several journals published by the... Read More →



Thursday March 12, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:45am EDT

Critical Hit: Using Dungeons and Dragons for Training and Evaluation
Community Notes

Leading your team of inexperienced adventurers, you burst through the castle door and standing in front of you are the final beasts: training and evaluation. Most would fear these monsters but not you and your team; you’ve been preparing for this all along. Using teamwork and communication you easily defeat the beasts and are rewarded with skill points and badges, huzzah!

In this session, you'll learn how to gamify your training and evaluations using Dungeons and Dragons, fill out your own character sheet, and participate in a D&D encounter to solve a real life problem.

Warning: Peanut products will be used during this session, may not be suitable for people with peanut allergies.

Conveners
avatar for Evan Barber (he/him)

Evan Barber (he/him)

IT Techincal Associate, University of Illinois Springfield
I'm an IT person that loves working in a library and planning weird events. I'm happy to give tech support on the fly or geek out. When I'm not working I enjoy going to concerts (Frank Turner, Matt & Kim, Arkells) and working to provide a better life for my two cats, Annie and Ab... Read More →

Designated Notetaker
avatar for Meagan May

Meagan May

Public Services Librarian, University of North Texas Special Collections
A relatively new professional (MLS, 2018), I have been the Public Services Librarian for UNT Special Collections since March 2019. I am passionate about sharing my institution's collections with others, working with students and independent researchers, and live for the days I discover... Read More →



Thursday March 12, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:45am EDT

Dungeon Master’s Guide: Collaborative Goal-Setting for Mentors, Supervisors, and Supervisees
Community Notes
Slides (go.unc.edu/collab-goal-setting)
Handouts (all four scenarios included)

The best dungeon masters know the balance between crafting the perfect quest and setting the adventuring party free to explore. How can we design work experiences that both meet the needs of the organization AND the professional goals of the workers? In this workshop, two supervisor-supervisee pairs will model collaborative goal setting, and then we will work together to practice renegotiating goals to create happier and more productive players and dungeon masters alike. All are welcome regardless of your supervisional status!

Conveners
avatar for Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris

Humanities Research Librarian, UNC- Chapel Hill
I'm a Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian at UNC-Chapel Hill. I spend a lot of time thinking about digital pedagogy, undergraduate research, and public humanities. Nice to meet you!
avatar for Claire Cahoon

Claire Cahoon

Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University Libraries
Claire Cahoon (she/her) is a NCSU Libraries Fellow in Data & Visualization Services, focusing on instruction and digital project support, and Learning Spaces & Services, where she leads the project to live-stream experiential learning events on Twitch.
avatar for Christina Cortland

Christina Cortland

Library Software Applications Developer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
avatar for Jason Casden

Jason Casden

Head, Software Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Designated Notetaker
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Heidi Busch

Public Service Librarian, Paul Meek Library
Electronic Books, Databases, Reading for fun and knowledge!


Thursday March 12, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Cumberland Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

12:00pm EDT

Lunch Break (On Your Own)
Find some of your new friends and head out to downtown's Market Square for a yummy lunch on your own.

Need a map? Stop by the registration table!

Thursday March 12, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Downtown Knoxville Market Square

12:00pm EDT

Idea Library - Sponsored by Elsevier
- Thanks to our generous sponsor, Elsevier, whose funding makes The Collective possible! -

The IdeaLibrary is an 'un-conference' space at The Collective for impromptu brainstorming, networking, and discussion. We provide inspirational books on creativity, notepads, and other supplies, you provide the ideas!  

Thursday March 12, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Parlor 1 & 2 Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

12:00pm EDT

Tinker Lab - Sponsored by Georgia Tech Library
- Brought to you by our generous sponsor, Georgia Tech Library! -
The Tinker Lab at The Collective is a mobile 'makerspace' with some simple tools and kits for hands-on exploration and demonstrations.



Thursday March 12, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Parlor 1 & 2 Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm EDT

Privacy Quest: Write Your Own Story
Limited Capacity filling up

Community Notes

Privacy is a vital civil right. Learn to protect your and your community's privacy via narrative-based exercises.
Privacy is personal. Group activities will be interspersed with stories of my own quest to become a professional technologist and privacy advocate.
The personal is political. Protecting privacy is a key element of the library's role in democracy. Empower your community to wrest its narrative back from the clutches of surveillance capitalism. Control your privacy; write your own story.

Conveners
avatar for Bryan Jones

Bryan Jones

Systems Librarian, Nashville Public Library

Designated Notetaker
avatar for Kristi Addleman Ritter

Kristi Addleman Ritter

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Penn State Mont Alto


Thursday March 12, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Leconte Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm EDT

Crafting your way to Chaotic Good: Redesigning Information Literacy Instruction as a LARP
Community Notes

Prepare for a session fit for the campiest D&D party you’ve ever seen. This session will begin with an overview of the game “Battle for the Oval Kingdom,” which was launched in 2018 in the Freshman Seminar at our institution. We’ll discuss strategies for building your own information literacy game, including seeking collaborative partners, creating your own mythology, designing costumes, writing scripts, and game design. The bulk of the session will be a creative workshop in which participants will begin building their own worlds for similar games. Participants in this session should come prepared to work on developing an information literacy game for the student population of their choice.

Conveners
avatar for Emily Krug (she/her)

Emily Krug (she/her)

Instructional Services Librarian, King University

Designated Notetaker
avatar for Julie Reed

Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm EDT

Leveling Up to Take Down the Boss - An Introduction to Anti-Oppressive Practices Beyond Individual Action
Community Notes

Beyond standard diversity trainings, low level adventurer librarians need a more robust skill set to battle our society’s Beholders -- racism, sexism, homophobia, and other discrimination. Anti-oppressive practices (AOP) grapple with power inequities that uphold discriminatory structural forces. This session will discuss libraries’ existing efforts towards AOP, which currently focus on the individual level, and participants will explore ideological and institutional possibilities.
This workshop will start with an introduction to new concepts, but will mostly focus on small group breakouts. Participants will use a zine-style workbook that supplements the discussion and personal reflection in order to relate these concepts to their specific environment. The take aways for this workshop are not solutions that can be easily realized, as culture change is a slow and arduous process. The first steps in moving forward are recognizing the issues, building a community on shared values, and exploring ideas and solutions, all of which are the goals of the session. While the adventurers will not be able to slay the Beholder after this workshop, we aim to shine a light on the monsters so each player can go back to their home base and start talking about it.

Conveners
avatar for Elia Trucks

Elia Trucks

Student Outreach Librarian, University of Denver
Elia Trucks (she/her/hers) is the User Experience and Student Outreach Librarian at the University of Denver. She attended Florida State University for Bachelor of Arts in Art History and her Master of Library and Information Science. Her research interests include early career librarianship... Read More →
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Erin Elzi

Design and Discovery Librarian, University of Denver

Designated Notetaker
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Sherri Saines

Subject Librarian for the Social Sciences, University Libraries, Ohio University
My subject assignments: fashion, tourism, women's and sexuality studies, sociology, anthropology, journalism, communications.Reimagining academic libraries, teambuilding, faculty outreachbut especially 18th C costume, a particular passion.



Thursday March 12, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm EDT

The Life-Changing Magic of RegEx
Community Notes

RegEx are a powerful tool for matching patterns. Like a Wish spell, though, they will do exactly what you ask, so you need to be careful. But don't be afraid! Anyone can learn the life-changing magic of RegEx!

Kathryn Lybarger (University of Kentucky) will introduce participants to the basics of RegEx with a game of RegEx Bingo. Learn how RegEx work while vying for fabulous prizes! Well, prizes anyway.

Mike Monaco (The University of Akron) will then lead the participants through some exercises where we will compose some practical RegEx in a few rounds of RegEx Golf -- work alone or in small groups to compose regular expressions that match this and not that. Yes, there will be prizes.

RegEx are especially useful for metadata and cataloging work when you need to make systematic changes to data, but you don’t need to be a MARC wizard to find ways to use RegEx to level up your database clean-up or data and text processing skills. Participants are encouraged to bring searching or pattern matching problems for the group to brainstorm RegEx solutions, but the conveners will also bring devious problems for participants to work out so everyone can leave enchanted by RegEx.

Conveners
avatar for Kathryn Lybarger

Kathryn Lybarger

Head, Cataloging and Metadata, University of Kentucky Libraries
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Mike Monaco

Coordinator, Cataloging Services, The University of Akron
I've been a cataloger at public and academic libraries for 18 years. Outside of library stuff my interests include philosophy, Dungeons & Dragons, lots of other nerdy stuff.

Designated Notetaker
avatar for Vicki Blocker

Vicki Blocker

Electronic Resources Librarian, Elon University



Thursday March 12, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Cumberland Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

2:45pm EDT

Snack Break
Thursday March 12, 2020 2:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm EDT

Failure Confessions
We do this awesome session of lightning talks each year: Let's celebrate our failures: Projects that failed spectacularly or went nowhere, and why, and lessons learned. Participants are asked to address their failure in four sections: hopes and dreams; the turning point; how it failed; takeaways. 6-8 minutes total, 4 (super fun, visual) slides in a modified pecha kucha style lightning talk.

After a few curated talks, we open up the mic for spontaneous, cathartic failure sharing for all! 

Conveners
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Bridget Rowan Wipf

Teaching, Learning, and Research Services Librarian, Northen Arizona University
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Jennifer Stubbs

Librarian Reference and Research Services, NYU Shanghai Library
I came late to gaming, through my partner and through my sister. I have enjoyed GuildWars2, where I prefer PvE and am very casual. I really think I'm there for the guild and the outfits. I have come to appreciate how table top games can help me feel less uncomfortable with strangers... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

4:15pm EDT

D&D Character Sheet Bootcamp - Developing Your First Dungeons & Dragons Character
Community Notes

Is all of this Dungeons & Dragons talk leaving you itching to get involved in a game? Do you spend half an hour creating a character before starting an RPG video game? Are you irresistibly drawn to quizzes that tell you what Hogwarts or Game of Thrones house you belong to? This session might be for you! Come and build an Adventure League legal D&D character that you can take home with you to continue your adventures after The Collective ends. Dice will be rolled. Good times will be had. Maybe you'll learn something profound about yourself along the way.

Conveners
avatar for Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Maryska Connolly-Brown (she/her)

Technical Services Librarian, Hampden-Sydney College
Maryśka Connolly-Brown joined the Bortz Library faculty at Hampden-Sydney College in the summer of 2015 as the Technical Services Librarian. Her background includes teaching at the K-12 level, managing electronic resources, cataloging, archives, library systems, and serving as an... Read More →
avatar for Dora Rowe

Dora Rowe

Instructional Services Librarian, Morton Library, Union Presbyterian Seminary
I perform information literacy instruction, manage both the streaming and physical A/V collection, maintain my library's makerspace, plan programming events and create many of the libguides for my institution. I am part of a fantastic team of librarians, where I manage our Instructional... Read More →

Designated Notetaker
avatar for Janine Pino

Janine Pino

Catalog/Reference Librarian, Pellissippi State
Non-traditional Catalog Librarian, exploring instructional design and technology. Come find me in the Tinker Lab, and we can talk about virtual and augmented reality, rock concerts, or small dogs trying to take over the world.


Thursday March 12, 2020 4:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
Leconte Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

4:15pm EDT

Librarian Show-n-Tell, aka Dork Shorts
Community Notes

Gather ‘round, Dear Adventurers, to witness the heroic deeds of your fellow librarians! Students, like zombies, scroll aimlessly past library resources with their eyes glazed over. Outdated and unengaging content sits on library websites infecting the masses. The librarians must take to the forge to smith their outreach weaponry. Our valiant heroes face off against demogorgons, mindflayers, and the most fearsome enemy of all: social media influencers.
Nothing is more important to a successful campaign than the ability to create materials for your party. Sometimes we make something from nothing, often from an inspirational model, and on rare occasions from a wealth of riches commandeered through feats of bravery, and grants. For this session, we’ll have a group of folks ready to share their tale of fantasy, wonder, and merriment.
Each person will be offered a mere FIVE minutes to set the scene and tell us all about a material that they made or that someone else made and they covet. This could be a video series, a tutorial, a handout, an exercise, perhaps even - dare we even say it… a LIBGUIDE?! It’s our chance to crow from the ballroom stage about our hardwon accomplishments, lead an impassioned speech to enlist future collaborators, and introduce others to the sheer majesty and brilliance of a material that makes us fanperson hard.
Here is our Call for Participation!

...Are you brave enough to join us?

Conveners
avatar for Ashley Hosbach

Ashley Hosbach

Education and Social Science Research Librarian, University of Virginia
MN

Maggie Nunley

Research Librarian for Engineering, University of Virginia
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Christine Slaughter

Social Science Research Librarian, University of Virginia

Designated Notetaker
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Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2020 4:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

4:15pm EDT

Conjuring the E-Textiles Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

Community Notes

Join our light-up sewing circle! Sew your own soft circuit with LED lights and conductive thread, and get tips for hosting an e-textiles workshop at your own library. Embroiderers of all skill levels welcome!

While we sew, we'll have a collective conversation about how we take the time, space, and energy that we need to learn new skills, forage for materials, and introduce new programming at our workplaces.

Collective Presentation
In-Session Handout
E-Textiles Resources

Conveners
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Ariel Ackerly (she/her)

Makerspace Associate, UGA Libraries
I manage the day-to-day operations of the Makerspace at the University of Georgia's Science Library. My background is wide-ranging but mostly arts-based -- I've taught glass fusing, hand embroidery, e-textiles, 3D printing, and laser cutting, as well as facilitated discussions about... Read More →
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Lydian Brambila (they/them)

Remote Reference Assistant, UGA Libraries
I'm a library worker in the Research & Instruction department at the University of Georgia Libraries and a doctoral student in Educational Theory & Practice, Critical Studies. I'm interested in promoting workplace democracy, exploring songwriting as inquiry, and troubling binaries... Read More →

Designated Notetaker
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Karen Brunsting

Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian, University of Memphis


Thursday March 12, 2020 4:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
Cumberland Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

4:15pm EDT

Speed Mentoring: Kick Start Your Mentoring Adventure Seed
Limited Capacity seats available

Community Notes

“Find a mentor” is a common piece of professional advice given to early-career librarians. This speed-mentoring style event will facilitate conversation between participants who are looking for that mentorship experience. Participants will leave with contact information of possible mentors.


Conveners
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Jaena Manson

Instruction & Outreach Librarian, University of Houston-Victoria
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Quetzalli Barrientos

Arts and Humanities Librarian, Tufts University
Hello! My name is Quetzalli and I am an Arts and Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian at Tufts University. I am the liaison to the history department, romance studies department, and museum studies department. Previously, I was the first resident librarian at American University... Read More →

Designated Notetaker
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Austina Jordan

Head of Access Services, University of North Georgia
I graduated from Covenant College with History Degree. I begrudgingly went to graduate school at the prompting of my adviser where I studied Public History & Library Science at Kent State University. It was a fantastic decision. I've been working in libraries for ten years now. I... Read More →



Thursday March 12, 2020 4:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

4:15pm EDT

Let's Get Real (with the Help of Libations) - Sponsored by ACS - Roundtable Discussion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Community Notes

- Brought to you by our generous sponsor, American Chemical Society! -

Share a drink and some conversation with librarians, vendor representatives, and other stakeholders in this participant driven discussion session. You provide the questions and topics; we’ll provide the drinks. This will be a time for frank talk about issues related to products, resources, and policies that impact our daily work.

Conveners
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Dani Wellemeyer

Head of Outreach and Engagement, University of Missouri Kansas City
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Jess Williams

Director of Library & Learning Commons, Texas Tech University--Costa Rica
Passionate about student success & organizational culture.


Thursday March 12, 2020 4:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
Windows on the Park (Holiday Inn Bar) Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

4:15pm EDT

Tinker Lab - Sponsored by Georgia Tech Library
- Brought to you by our generous sponsor, Georgia Tech Library! -

The Tinker Lab at The Collective is a mobile 'makerspace' with some simple tools and kits for hands-on exploration and demonstrations.



Thursday March 12, 2020 4:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
Parlor 1 & 2 Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

7:00pm EDT

Opening Night Dinner & Reception - Sponsored by NYU Libraries
- Brought to you by our generous sponsor,  NYU Libraries! - 


Join us for complimentary libations, delicious food from Rickard Ridge (vegetarian options available), and live music, all in a gorgeous setting of The Standard!


Drinks and music start at 7pm. 
Dinner begins at 7:30pm. 


The Standard is about a 15 minute walk from the conference hotel. Don't want to walk?  No worries. We have hired the transportation to shuttle between the hotel and dinner venue from 6:45-10:45pm. 

No tickets or RSVP required--just bring your conference badge for admittance! 

Thursday March 12, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
The Standard 416 W Jackson Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902
 
Friday, March 13
 

8:00am EDT

Breakfast
Pick up your name tag and swag bag at the registration table. Then, join us for a continental breakfast with coffee & tea, fruit, breakfast sandwiches, and more!

Friday March 13, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

9:00am EDT

Become a Library Game Master - A Game-Building Workshop for Librarians
Limited Capacity filling up

Community Notes

Have you ever wanted to learn how to build a game to support library instruction? In this workshop you'll learn the basics of game design for libraries, view example projects for inspiration, and create a game prototype! At the end of the session you'll walk away with your prototype and a game design kit to support further development.

Presentation Link: https://tiny.utk.edu/CollectiveGameDesign
Handout Link: https://tiny.utk.edu/CollectiveGameSheet

Conveners
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Allison Shepard

Online Learning Librarian, The University of Tennessee
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Paris Whalon

Student success Librarian for Media Literacy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Paris Whalon is the Student Success Librarian for Media Literacy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries. Her position grants her the opportunity to collaborate with The Studio services and the UT Community focusing on media literacy from analysis to content creation.She... Read More →
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Elijah Dies

Instructional Developer and Designer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Designated Notetaker
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Linnea Minich (she/her)

Information Literacy Librarian, University of the South
Information Literacy Librarian at The University of the SouthI'm an early career librarian who has worked for years teaching First-Year English. I would love to talk to others in similar situations. I'm interested in critical information literacy and bringing fantasy and sci-fi into... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

9:00am EDT

Suddenly, The Interview Took a Twist!
Community Notes _ Committee Meeting
Community Notes _ Job Talks​​​
Community Notes _ Interview Dinners​​​

The academic interview is a game, but the best way to win is by boosting your stats during chance encounters. This session will walk you through 3 different academic interview settings that present unique challenges – committee meetings, interview dinners, and job talks. You will reflect on your character traits and practice battle strategies to make sure you survive through a game-based activity.

Conveners
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Emily Thompson (she/her)

Director, Studio, UTC Library
Emily Thompson is Director of the UTC Library Studio. Originally from Montana, Emily earned a bachelor’s (BA) degree in theatre from Drake University. She has taught English in South Korea and Taiwan. At the University of Michigan, she earned a master’s degree (MSI) in Library... Read More →
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Brandon K. West

Head of Research Instruction Services, State University of New York at Geneseo
Brandon K. West is the Head of Research Instruction Services and liaison to the Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology departments at SUNY Geneseo. His research interests include examining the intersections of information literacy and online learning, applying instructional design... Read More →
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Scarlet Galvan

Collection Strategist Librarian, Grand Valley State University Libraries
Scarlet Galvan is the Area Lead for Assessment and Planning, and Collection Strategist Librarian at Grand Valley State University Libraries. At GVSU she develops and leads efforts toward a more sustainable, open collection. Her research focuses on the sociopolitical aspects of library... Read More →

Designated Notetaker
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Jesse Akman

Science Research Librarian, Elon University
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Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →



Friday March 13, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Leconte Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

9:00am EDT

Min/Maxing Yourself for Unexpected Side Quests: Resume Optimization, Career Path Shifts, and Marketing Your Transferable Skills
Community Notes

Regardless of your education or experience, if you're itching for career exploration, change is possible! It's all about identifying your own transferable skills, staying keen on how to learn and prepare for new responsibilities, and marketing yourself as THE hero of the hiring committee's campaign. Learn how through collaborative discussion with colleagues in this guided breakout session.

The interactive discussion topics in this session will tackle four main challenges that we all face on the road to change positions: how to recognize the relevant skills you already have, how to acquire the new skills you need, how to effectively convince others that you have those skills, and how to find satisfaction and not feel stuck in your current position while doing all of the above.



“Help! I’m a barbarian but I want to be a wizard: Planning for career shifts.” - Amanda Bullington, University of South Carolina

Are you tired of your life of combat and long to use magic? “I’m a Barbarian but I’d Rather be a Wizard: Planning for Career Shifts” will help you to brainstorm the who, what, why, and how of your career shift. Participants will use a character sheet to uncover their motivations, pinpoint their interests, determine new training opportunities, and identify potential allies.


“I forgot I had that spell: Recognizing your transferable skills” – Stephanie Adams, Tennessee Tech University

(If possible, please bring your resume/CV (works in progress are fine!), job descriptions, and “goal” job ads as well as a willingness to share.)
We’re going to review resumes and/or job descriptions and compare them to your “goal” job listing in order to identify your current skills and prior experiences that can be emphasized in order for you to take the next career step. Recognizing that position and career changes sometimes require sacrifices, we’ll also discuss the need for understanding what you can or cannot live without.


“Roll for persuasion: buffing your bardic charisma to sell yourself in networking & interviews” - Porsche Schlapper, Marquette University 

You might be dreading this moment - you've just been asked "Why should we hire you as our Wizard when your work history is entirely as a Barbarian?" - you believe in yourself, but how do you convince the hiring committee to believe in you as well? This group will discuss the parts of navigating career changes that can't be put on paper: being ready for the direct questions, staying cool under pressure, navigating yourself into new groups without feeling like a total outsider, how to not forget to mention that Totally Cool Project that's Super Transferable, and more. We'll also discuss techniques for generally speaking with confidence and authority in professional settings, and you'll be able to walk away with a Bard's Kit of skills to take on your next elevator pitch opportunity.


"Learn to love the sidequest: Finding happiness in unplanned positions & while job searching" - Molly Ostendorf, Cardinal Stritch University

Almost all of us have felt like we’re stuck doing side quests when all you really want to do is continue on your main quest & progress your story. But what’s important to remember is those side quests can provide very important skills, allies, & items that you wouldn’t have had if you hadn’t been on them in the first place. This group section is for those who feel like they’re currently stuck in a job that isn’t developing the skills they feel they really need & want advice about how to make the most of it. It is also for those who’ve completed their (maybe multiple) side quests & want to bestow their knowledge & advice upon others!

Conveners
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Porsche Schapper

Discovery & Metadata Librarian, Raynor Memorial Libraries / Marquette University
I work with electronic resources catalog records and collaborate with colleagues across the library to better understand how users interact with our materials and how we can improve that experience. I swing between fine-toothed-comb level of detail and broad sweeping considerations... Read More →
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Molly Ostendorf (she/her)

Serials and Electronic Resources Management Librarian, Cardinal Stritch University
Iowan living & working in Milwaukee! I got my degree in Archiving but have worked as a Corporate Librarian & am now a Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian! Let's talk about how your skills can apply to almost any library field & how wearing fingerless gloves in the library is... Read More →
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Stephanie J. Adams (she/her)

Electronic Resources Librarian, Associate Professor, Tennessee Tech University
NASIG Conference Registrar
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Amanda Bullington

Catalog and Serials Librarian, University of South Carolina Law Library
Amanda is a double-graduate of the University of South Carolina. She received a Bachelors of Arts with a focus on Experimental Psychology and Womens and Gender Studies in 2010 and later received a Masters of Library and Information Science in 2016. She has cataloged library materials... Read More →

Designated Notetaker
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Kevin Yanowski

Department Head, Cataloging and Metadata Services, University of North Texas Libraries
Kevin Yanowski is the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of North Texas Libraries and has been working in libraries since 2015. When he is not untangling the quagmire of complicated record editing and cataloging instructions, his research interests include... Read More →



Friday March 13, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Cumberland Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

9:00am EDT

Rapid Response: A Digital Collecting Quest
Community Notes

When disasters or crises hits communities, libraries are called upon to collect the stories and social media content that document the tragedy. If a crisis hits your community, would you be ready to respond? This tabletop exercise will assess your readiness for such challenges and help you to level up your preparedness.

In this session we'll be running through an emergency planning exercise, adapted for digital collecting and library needs. This is a discussion-based exercise, where you'll break out into small groups to discuss roles and responses to a particular crisis situation. We'll be guiding participants through a fantasy scenario, based on a modern day example. This exercise is meant to provide a fun and safe environment for discussing difficult content, however, some topics in the scenario and in people's personal experiences may be difficult to hear and difficult to talk about. Following the exercise, we will share useful resources and send participants home with knowledge on how to prepare for an emergency digital collecting event.

Prior to the session, we will post the scenario documents here for accessibility purposes, but in order for the scenario to work well, we ask attendents not to read materials in advance. After the session, all documents and additional resources will be included here.

Below is a link to all session resources. Please do not read materials in advance of session. 
https://virginia.box.com/s/7jfij62ga6agivrkeoj4q81pjv096cmt

Conveners
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Elizabeth Mitchell

Community Advocate, UVA Library Scholars' Lab
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Kara McClurken

Director, Preservation, University of Virginia Library
Kara M. McClurken is the Director of Preservation Services at the University of Virginia Library. She is a 2018 recipient of a LYRASIS Catalyst grant entitled, "Digital Collecting in Times of Crisis."

Designated Notetaker
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M. Courtnay Zeitler

Information Literacy Librarian, University of the South
I am mom to three people and 3 animals; wife to one, living atop the Cumberland Plateau in southern Tennessee. I am currently an Information Literacy Librarian at the University of the South where I spend most of my waking hours helping college kids, faculty and town community members... Read More →



Friday March 13, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Summit Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:15am EDT

Coffee Break
Healthy (and unhealthy!) snack options provided, plus coffee and tea station!

Friday March 13, 2020 10:15am - 10:30am EDT
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am EDT

“One Does Not Simply Walk into Mordor:” Questing for the Ultimate Library Pop-Up Event
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Community Notes

Much like one cannot simply walk into Mordor, a library cannot expect its outreach efforts to be successful without proper planning. Yet library staff cannot be mired by planning minutiae every time outreach opportunities arise. Enter the useful library pop-up. Join our quest to assemble the ultimate pop-up in an engrossing role-playing card game!

Conveners
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Victoria Orzechowski

Librarian, Science History Institute
Victoria Orzechowski's job responsibilities span public and technical services, including administration of the Othmer Library's Tumblr and Pinterest accounts. She is a huge Harry Potter fan and loves animals.
AA

Ashley Augustyniak

Reference Librarian, Science History Institute

Designated Notetaker
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Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →



Friday March 13, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Leconte Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am EDT

Don’t Split the Party: Using Tabletop RPGs to Teach Collaborative Skills
Community Notes

Participate in a mock version of our tabletop RPG workshop where we use the game Weave to teach skills such as collaboration, communication, and creative problem solving. We encourage participation of all attendees. A small group will play the game with us, while the rest will fill the role of  "researcher," collecting data about the skills players are practicing. We'll then analyze the data we collect as a group and talk about how games can be used to facilitate connections and teach collaboration skills. We’ll also pass on some of the learning objects we’ve developed.

Coding tool for participants: http://bit.ly/WeaveCoding

"Reveal" document (final workshop handout): http://bit.ly/WeaveReveal



Conveners
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Sara Sweeney Bear

Fusion Studio Manager, University Libraries at Virginia Tech
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Max Ofsa

3D Design Studio Manager, University Libraries at Virginia Tech

Designated Notetaker
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Clayton Hayes (he/him)

Publishing, Learning, & Research Support Librarian, Wayne State University
At my job I am the liaison for our Honors College and College of Engineering, along with the Departments of Urban Studies & Planning, Kinesiology Health and Sport Studies, and Mathematics. I also work with our publishing unit managing our IR and several journals published by the... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am EDT

LibCon!: Game & Kit Demonstrations to Melt Your Face Off
Community Notes

It's GenCon but Library Style!

For those not in the nerdy-know, Gen Con is the largest tabletop-game convention in North America by both attendance and number of events. It features traditional pen-and-paper, board, and card games, including role-playing games, miniatures wargames, live action role-playing games, collectible card games, and strategy games.

Our version, LibCon, will be a bit smaller but mighty nonetheless. In this free-form expo area, participants can check out an amazing curation of various library game and resources in a hands-on demonstration area, featuring librarians and their stuff! Think of this session as an idea fair or like a poster-session that doesn't suck...it's a way for librarians to show off games, kits, tools, apps, inventions and more in short demonstrations and conversations!

Conveners
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Emily Krug (she/her)

Instructional Services Librarian, King University
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Evan Barber (he/him)

IT Techincal Associate, University of Illinois Springfield
I'm an IT person that loves working in a library and planning weird events. I'm happy to give tech support on the fly or geek out. When I'm not working I enjoy going to concerts (Frank Turner, Matt & Kim, Arkells) and working to provide a better life for my two cats, Annie and Ab... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

10:30am EDT

OPEN for Gaming
Friday March 13, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Summit Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

12:00pm EDT

Lunch Break (On Your Own)
Find some of your new friends and head out to downtown's Market Square for a yummy lunch on your own.

Need a map? Stop by the registration table!

Friday March 13, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Downtown Knoxville Market Square

12:00pm EDT

Idea Library - Sponsored by Elsevier
- Brought to you by our generous sponsor, Elsevier! -

The IdeaLibrary is an 'un-conference' space at The Collective for impromptu brainstorming, networking, and discussion. We provide inspirational books on creativity, notepads, and other supplies, you provide the ideas!  

Friday March 13, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Parlor 1 & 2 Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

12:00pm EDT

Tinker Lab - Sponsored by Georgia Tech Library
- Brought to you by our generous sponsor, Georgia Tech Library! -
The Tinker Lab at The Collective is a mobile 'makerspace' with some simple tools and kits for hands-on exploration and demonstrations. 



Friday March 13, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Parlor 1 & 2 Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm EDT

On the Fly - +10 to Charisma: MinMax-ing Our Way to Better Stories
Community Notes

When your comrades gather around the fire after a long day of campaigning for an evening of storytelling do you find yourself dreading when it is your turn? Then this is the session for you. In this session we will gather together to not only tell our own stories, but also to work on telling them even better. Through a series of four different story sharpening exercises we will work together to form, grow, transform, and polish a story all your own. These exercises will help you see your story from different perspectives and through different narrative lenses. They will also show how important listening to your own story can be and the reason that the most minute details are your friends. So that the next time you and your comrades are all circled around the campfire your’s will be the first story told.

Conveners
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Samuel Hansen

Mathematics & Statistics Librarian, University of Michigan

Designated Notetaker
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Heidi Busch

Public Service Librarian, Paul Meek Library
Electronic Books, Databases, Reading for fun and knowledge!


Friday March 13, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Cumberland Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm EDT

What would Jean-Luc Picard do? Practicing No-win Situations in the Library Classroom with the Kobayashi Maru: Librarian Edition, An Interactive Role-Playing Game
Community Notes

Sometimes, when an instruction session goes badly, there’s no quick fix. The goal of the Kobayashi Maru: Librarian Edition interactive role-playing game is to be comfortable with failure; the librarian works to ensure the disruptions don’t affect their teaching goals and the other members of the classroom. Through this interactive role-playing game, librarians engage in creative problem-solving to adapt to challenging scenarios and student personas working to disrupt instruction sessions.

Audience members will have the opportunity to role-play as students in a class and 2-3 collaborates acting as teachers will lead a 10-minute lesson. As a group, the collective will decide whether they would like to draw from the Student Persona deck, or the Scenario deck. (For librarians who want an extra challenge, both decks can be entered into play.) Between each play we’ll have a short reflection about the completed round. The workshop will conclude with a short wrap-up discussion about how this activity can help us become more comfortable with stressful no-win situations in the classroom and adapting lessons on the fly.

Conveners
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Alexandra Flores (she/her)

Instruction & Research Librarian, William & Mary Libraries
Feminist, Latinx
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Mary K. Oberlies (she/her)

Instruction & Research Librarian, William & Mary Libraries
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Paul Showalter (he/him)

Coordinator of Instruction and Assessment, W&M Libraries

Designated Notetaker
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Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →



Friday March 13, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm EDT

Gaming Sustainability through Outreach: A Crafting, Mending, and Reusing Workshop
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Community Notes

When staring down the dragon known as climate change, what are some small ways to fight back? Learn to stitch, mend, and create reusable items to help save the planet! Arm yourself with some new skills as part of Earth Day outreach by crafting in the library.

We will provide lots of take-home resources on the topics of sustainability, zero/low waste, and creative projects to try at home and in your libraries. Techniques for mending, stitching, and reusing clothes and fabric scraps will be covered, and materials will be provided for all to make something.

**If you have an item of clothing that could use some creative mending for you to wear again (jeans with holes, a favorite dress with a stain, torn shorts, etc), please bring it to the workshop!**

Conveners
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Shelley Carr

Resource Sharing Coordinator, University of San Francisco
I'm a curator and artist who turned to libraries several years ago. My background is in design, textiles, and painting with an emphasis on recycled materials and sustainability in artistic practice. Now as a library professional I strive to connect sustainability and creativity in... Read More →
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Sherri Saines

Subject Librarian for the Social Sciences, University Libraries, Ohio University
My subject assignments: fashion, tourism, women's and sexuality studies, sociology, anthropology, journalism, communications.Reimagining academic libraries, teambuilding, faculty outreachbut especially 18th C costume, a particular passion.
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Becky Briggs Becker (she/her)

University Archives Assistant, University of Tennessee Libraries
I'm the University Archives Assistant at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, where I'm a project manager, research assistant, and exhibit creator. I'm currently an Editor-at-Large for The American Archivist Reviews... Read More →

Designated Notetaker
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Vicki Blocker

Electronic Resources Librarian, Elon University


Friday March 13, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Leconte Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm EDT

On the Fly: Everything’s fine But… We’re Moving Online for the Rest of the Semester
Community Notes

There’s a better-than-zero chance that in the near future you’re going to be asked to teach online or support faculty who are suddenly moving their courses online.

Don’t panic.

In this spontaneous session, we’ll plan ourselves calmer and set achievable goals and expectations for emergency online instruction. We’ll go over common terminology, discuss online pedagogy and the challenges of online teaching, share favorite tools and experts in the field to follow, and then wrap up with tips for self-care. Whether you’re an experienced online librarian or brand-new to online education, you’ll leave this session with immediately actionable ideas for ways to support your community.

Bring your questions, ideas, and a laptop if you have one!

Volunteer Staff
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Shanti Freundlich

Assistant Director, MCPHS University

Designated Notetaker
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Karen Brunsting

Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian, University of Memphis


Friday March 13, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

1:30pm EDT

OPEN for Gaming
Friday March 13, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Summit Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

2:45pm EDT

Snack Break
Friday March 13, 2020 2:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
Pre-Function Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm EDT

Stranger Things: When Early-Career Librarians Engage the Unknown and Roll for Perception
Community Notes

A group of early-career librarians approach a dark cavern. It is off the well-traveled path and exudes a mysterious aura. With only hope as their strategy, they roll for Perception. But wait...do any of them have high Wisdom scores? Do they even know how to play this game? Were they ever taught??

Approaching new projects can be a daunting task for early-career librarians, especially when those projects are not reflective of an assigned Class (i.e. cataloger, instructor, data services librarian) or a preferred area of interest. In this series of lightning talks, a group of new players will discuss how they tackled responsibilities and initiatives that were outside of their usual realms of expertise, and advanced through their campaign regardless.

But boy howdy, hot damn, there's more! Audience participation is a key feature of this session. Taking inspiration from the drawings of the Upside Down tunnels created by Will Byers in Stranger Things 2, audience members will take a dabble in cartography by drawing maps of each librarian's journey and noting the choices and decisions made in those journeys. While the speakers are describing uncharted territory, the audience will be charting that territory for them, using paper, crayons, and colored pencils.

To top it off, faciliated small-group and large-group discussions will follow the lightning talks and mapmaking, as these invividual stories become part of the larger story of how to best support early-career librarians confronting the unknown.



Conveners
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Russel Peterson

Research and Instructional Services Librarian, The University of Alabama Libraries
My role includes instruction for First Year Writing students, collection development and outreach to the Modern Languages department and the Capstone Center for Student Success, and reference for pretty much everybody! Talk to me about critical pedagogies, first generation college... Read More →
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Abbie Holmes

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Middle Georgia State University
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Brittany Kester

Education Librarian, University of Florida
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Leah Worthington

Digital Projects Librarian, College of Charleston

Designated Notetaker
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Linnea Minich (she/her)

Information Literacy Librarian, University of the South
Information Literacy Librarian at The University of the SouthI'm an early career librarian who has worked for years teaching First-Year English. I would love to talk to others in similar situations. I'm interested in critical information literacy and bringing fantasy and sci-fi into... Read More →



Friday March 13, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Crystal Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm EDT

Zine Quest: Alternative Pedagogy & Community Building
Community Notes

Zines are powerful tools for self-expression, interrogating authority, and subverting homogenous media representation in the classroom. This interactive session will help attendees envision a pathway to improved engagement and community building through zines and other alternative pedagogies by combining elements of collaborative storytelling, character development, group strategizing, and play.

Conveners
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Carlos Duarte

Instruction Librarian, Kraemer Family Library
Outreach, Instruction, Anthropology, Women & Ethnic Studies, movies, food.
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Jennifer Eltringham (she/her)

Instruction Librarian, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Talk to me about zines, learner-centered pedagogy, and reflective practice! Also possums

Designated Notetaker
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Amanda Addison Roper

Evening and Weekend Librarian, Chattanooga State Community College


Friday March 13, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Cumberland Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm EDT

On the Fly: Discovering and Assessing the Impact of “Hidden Labor” Practices
Community Notes

In 2019, Elon University's Belk Library submitted a white paper proposing an institutional repository. Beyond considerations of cost, storage space, and foundational policies, we had no expectations about lessons to be learned. This process forced us to reckon with our own ignorance of the work that goes on around us, both within and without Belk Library.
Libraries famously do hard work so patrons don't have to, but the effect of this “hidden labor” on our workplace culture often goes unexamined. A series of issues with our calendar software provided a case study in what this looks like and how it burdens library staff.  
Synthesizing these lessons, our Assessment Librarian conducted interviews with librarians and paraprofessional staff to better understand the scope of this "hidden labor" and its impact. Findings from these interviews may serve as a framework for capturing these unrecognized practices and increasing cross departmental functionality.

Moderators
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Jesse Akman

Science Research Librarian, Elon University
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Vicki Blocker

Electronic Resources Librarian, Elon University

Friday March 13, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Leconte Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm EDT

The Librarian Returns To Work After Illness or Injury: Surviving At Work When You Are Busy Actually Surviving
Community Notes

When a librarian returns to work after an extended medical leave for a serious illness or injury, there is rarely a known set of abilities, weapons, tools, or spells. The librarian is forced to renegotiate relationships with other adventurers as well as relearn the librarian’s own personality traits and ideals. It can be a lonely journey...

In this roundtable discussion, brave adventurers – err, librarians who have returned to work after an extended medical leave – will gather in a safe space, discuss how we survived our individual returns-to-work, and create a map for future adventurers. Please be prepared to share as much or as little as you'd like, keep others' stories confidential, and help contribute to a working document of best practices to help those who come after us.

Conveners
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Alex Gallin-Parisi (she/her)

Instruction Librarian, Trinity University
At the library, I'm meeting with students in sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, and urban studies as well as serving as an academic advisor for undeclared majors as well as faculty advisor for the "football fraternity." I am also trying to keep equity alive on... Read More →
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Ashlee Brown (she/her)

Reference Librarian, Kenton County Public Library
2009 Graduate of Clarion University of PA, MLISI started as a shelver and have been moving up within the same library system for 15 years! I love KCPL. My current projects include digitizing our library promotions, crushing it on our social media committee, liaising with our library... Read More →
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Jill Cirasella

Assoc. Librarian for Scholarly Communication, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
At work, I spend a lot of time thinking about scholarly communication (broadly construed), ethical open access, library services for graduate students, and how great it is to spend some time with other people's research questions. Away from work, I mostly think about my people and... Read More →

Designated Notetaker
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Karen Brunsting

Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian, University of Memphis


Friday March 13, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Summit Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

3:00pm EDT

Got Banned From My Last Campaign for Insisting Paladin was Pronounced Paula Deen and Other Memes
Community Notes

30-50 feral hogs, the fish tube, Caroline Calloway. Do you know some of these? All of them? None? Pop culture literacy, and understanding how it functions can be integral to academic librarianship, from working with students to creating instruction sessions. Let’s talk about pop culture and how to leverage it in our profession.


Conveners
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Beth Carpenter

User Services and Instruction Librarian, Transylvania University
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Bria Sinnott

Student Success Librarian, Towson University
I love working with and learning from students in the classroom! Talk to me about curiosity, collaboration, memes & pop culture and Dolly Parton.
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Ashley Gohr

First Year Experience Librarian, Arizona State University

Designated Notetaker
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Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

4:15pm EDT

Wrap Up Session with Door Prize Raffle
Community Notes

Join us in the main ballroom to discuss your favorite parts of The Collective!

Take our survey and show the completion screen to a Collective organizer to receive your raffle ticket for amazing door prizes, including gift baskets from VisitKnoxville, original READ poster artwork, and much more!

You don't want to miss this plenary session!

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Conveners
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Test guest

Co-Founder & Program Director | The Library Collective, Director of the Library Lab | NYU Libraries
Ashley Maynor is an award-winning filmmaker, librarian, and scholar who uses technology to tell compelling stories. At NYU Libraries, she is founding director of the Library Lab, developing a curated series of pop-up spaces, events, workshops, trainings, projects, and initiatives... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

6:30pm EDT

Closing - Scavenger Hunt + Party at Maple Hall
Limited Capacity filling up

Maple Hall
414 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902
Party at 7:00 pm

This event is brought to you with the generous assistance of VisitKnoxville! 

At the end of the closing plenary/wrap-up, you'll meet the rest of your adventuring team for an updated (adult-version) scavenger hunt, using the Goosechase app. (Don't worry--it's easy and we'll have help available to get started!)

Your party will adventure around town and dine out in Knoxville before reuniting with the rest of the teams on the second floor of Maple Hall, a fancy cool bowling alley. Maple Hall's excellent menu offers food and beverages.

Friday March 13, 2020 6:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Downtown Knoxville Market Square
 
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