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MLA 2018 Schedule at a Glance

MLA 2018 Annual Conference
October 17-19, 2018
Suburban Collection Showplace
Diamond Banquet Center
Novi, Michigan

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

7:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Morning Coffee Ballroom Lobby
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration Open Ballroom Lobby
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Bookstore Open Coral
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Leadership Academy Breakfast Jade
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.   Opening Keynote with Brenda Viola: Go the Extra Mile (When You're Running on Empty) Crystal/Onyx
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Spotlight Presentation with Dr. Lee Meadows: The Leader’s Role in Building Teams Gold
  Education Sessions:  
  Budgeting Basics Amethyst
  Trust and Giant Chickens: The Fundamental Attribution Error Bronze
  Transform Your Library With One Page Copper/Granite
  Organizing the Organizers: Adding Dimension to Your Leadership With an Understanding of Organizational Theory Emerald
  Beyond an Apple a Day:Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library Pearl
  Special Needs Story-Time: A Best Practices Approach Silver
11:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open Sapphire/Ruby/Opal/Garnet
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Cash and Carry Lunch Fireside Lounge
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. State Librarian's Luncheon Crystal/Onyx
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Education Sessions:  
  Everyone on the Same Page: Partnering for Community and Economic Development Gold
  Library Management: Problem Solving Amethyst
  Create Top-Shelf Collections:Using Data-Driven Shelving Analysis to Increase Circulation Bronze
  Posting Is Not Enough.Common Open Meetings Act Violations and How to Avoid Them Copper/Granite
  What Exactly Is Narcan? A Library and Community’s Response to the Opioid Crisis Emerald
  Save the Data: From Beginning to End of a Library Program Pearl
  Coming Together to Support Young Learners and Families in Light of the Michigan’s Read by Grade Three Law Silver
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall Sapphire/Ruby/Opal/Garnet
3:15 - 4:45 p.m.   Spotlight Presentation with Brenda Viola: Mastering the Media: How to Effectively Tell Your Story Gold
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Education Sessions:  
  If You Teach a Patron to Google: The Public Library Association and Digital Literacy Amethyst
  How to Land Your Next Job:Tips From an Insider Bronze
  Oh, You’ve Got Trouble: Part 1:A Structure of Staff Support for Handling Difficult Patron Behaviors Copper/Granite
  Library Preparedness in Planning a Renovation: Lessons in Change Management Strategies Emerald
  Intellectual Freedom 101 Pearl
  Literacy, Puppets, and Little People, Oh My! Silver
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Education Sessions:  
  Tackling the Future of Your Library Ideas – Strategies – Solutions Amethyst
  Let Them Say Yes: Empowering Frontline Staff to Forgive (Large) Fines and Bills Bronze
  Oh, You’ve Got Trouble: Part 2: Dealing With Verbal and Sexual Harassment in the Library Setting Copper/Granite
  Diversity: Creating Caring Communities through Knowledge, Inclusion, and Kindness Emerald
  Rethinking Library Agreements Without Contracting a Headache Pearl
  Literacy, Music, and Little People, Oh My! Silver
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
Exhibits Open
7:30 - 10:30 p.m. MLA Game and Craft Night Fireside Lounge

Thursday, October 18, 2018

7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Yoga  Ivory
7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Registration Open Ballroom Lobby
7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Morning Coffee Ballroom Lobby
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bookstore Open Coral
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open Sapphire/Ruby/Opal/Garnet
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Education Sessions:  
  Making the Best of a Bad (Board) Situation Gold
  User Experience Testing: Practical Applications and Lessons Learned Amethyst
  Increased Grants for Michigan Libraries Through Grant Writing TEAMS Bronze
  Planning an Adulting 101 Series: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Fun,Informative Program Your Patrons Will Actually Want to Attend Copper/Granite
  Everyone Wants to Borrow a Metal Detector: Creating a Library of Things Emerald
  When It Comes to Local, Libraries Are the Experts Pearl
   Nurturing Creativity in“Wild Zugthings” (aka: Children) Silver
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Coffee in Exhibit Hall Sapphire/Ruby/Opal/Garnet
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Executive Exchange Gold
  Education Sessions:  
  Accessible Websites and the US Dept ofEducation Office of Civil Rights: What to DoWhen the Feds Come Calling Amethyst
  Design to Construction - Project DeliveryMethods (Superpowers Optional) Bronze
  We’re Popping up Everywhere! Copper/Granite
  Programs, Grants, and Capacity-Building:Michigan Humanities Opportunities forYour Library Emerald
  Advancing Health Literacy: A Crucial Rolefor Public Librarians Pearl
  Prime Time Family Reading Program Silver
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Thursday Keynote Luncheon
Style in the Stacks Fashion Show
Keynote with Patty Buccellato: Influence Without Words: What You Say Before Opening Your Mouth
1:30 - 3:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open  Sapphire/Ruby/Opal/Garnet
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Advocacy Update Gold
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Book Signing with Patty Buccellato Coral
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Spotlight Presentation with Patty Buccellato:Personal Image Reboot: Credibility and Competence Made Visible Gold
  Education Sessions:  
  MiTracking - Michigan Environmental Public Health Tracking Amethyst
  An LIS Student, a Liaison Librarian, and a University Sesquicentennial Walk Into aBar...Named Wikipedia Bronze
  Problem Patrons: Are You up to the Challenge of Challenging Patrons? Copper/Granite
  Reframing Ordinary Into Extraordinary:Starting With Why Instead of How or What Emerald
  Positive Approaches for Embracing Change Pearl
  Retirement Myth Busting Silver
4:45 - 5:30 p.m.  Annual Meeting Crystal/Onyx
5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Your Professional Connection and Poster Reception Fireside Lounge Lobby
7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Paradise Park Party (Offsite event) Paradise Park

Friday, October 19, 2018

7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Yoga Ivory
8:00 - 12:30 p.m. Registration Open Ballroom Lobby
8:00 - 11:30 a.m. Morning Coffee Ballroom Lobby
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bookstore Open Coral
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Spotlight Presentation with Maxine Bleiweis: Help! Where's My Desk?: Barrier-Free Service to Customers Gold
  Education Sessions:  
  When Librarians Ask the Questions: Trivia Programming in Public Libraries Amethyst
  Collaborating to Unlock Our Libraries’ Treasures: How Our Consortium is Using DSpace Bronze
  Project BRIDGE: Reaching Out to Seniors and Patrons Impacted by Alzheimer’s Copper/Granite
  Getting the Most Out of YourMeL EBSCO Resources Emerald
  From Beer to Books: Creating a Series of Programs to Connect Library Patrons With the Library and Local Creators Pearl
  MI Library Harwood Case Studies Silver
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Education Sessions:  
  Interest Group Meetup Gold
  Librarian Competencies: How to Stay Relevant in Changing Times Amethyst
  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Why Good Research Matters to Library Professionals Bronze
  From Library Followers to Library Fans:Using Social Media to Show Your Library’s Personality Copper/Granite
  Mental Health in Libraries Emerald
  The NeverEnding Story: Onboarding for Retention of Frontline Staff Pearl
  Makerspace Design Workshop Silver
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.   Closing Keynote with Maxine Bleiweis: You Came, You Saw. Now How to Go Out and Conquer
Prize drawing (must be present to win)
12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Michigan Author Award Luncheon Opal
1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Book Signing with Beverly Jenkins Opal

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