ILA Annual Conference
2015 ILA ANNUAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION
ILA Annual Pre-Conference September 30
ILA Annual Conference October 1-2
Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
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Contact: Mary Aagard, Conference Committee Chair
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Boise State University
2014 ILA ANNUAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION[wptab name=’Overview’]
Pre-Conference Workshops & Tourist Activities: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Conference Dates: Thursday and Friday, October 2-3, 2014
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Welcome to the 2014 ILA Annual Conference website. Please join us in Lewiston, ID October 1 through October 3 at the Red Lion Hotel. A wide-range of great programs, guest speakers, including Joe Raiola from MAD Magazine, and activities will be offered for our library community. See you in October!
- Early bird registration deadline is September 5.
- Regular online registration deadline is October 2.
- People can register at the venue. Must be paid by check or cash. ILA is unable to accept credit/debit at the conference.
- Discounted rate for ILA ($95 per night) is available at the Red Lion Hotel. Call 800-232-6730 or 208-799-1000 to reserve your room. Reference Idaho Library Association to receive the discount.
Should you have any questions please fill out Conference Support Form.
The schedule is ready! Download the pdf below to check out the 2014 Conference Schedule: ILA conference 2014
Jamie Bair: Adult Fiction Librarian, Outreach Coordinator, a Reader’s Advisor, and Circulation Supervisor (AFLOCaRACS for short) at Marshall Public Library in Pocatello. In her spare time, she enjoys creating more work for herself. Jamie earned her MLIS from University of Arizona in 2010. She started out at Marshall as a volunteer and has been with the library for five years. Jamie’s favorite thing about librarianship is being in such good company with amazing Idaho librarians.
Marcia Banta: Current President of the Lewiston City Library Foundation. She spent many years working with the Idaho Education Association.
Steve Barrett: Archivist and coordinator of the Abraham Lincoln: His Legacy in Idaho exhibit at the Idaho State Archives and Research Center, Boise. He teaches local and family history classes and writing courses at the archives. Past president of the Idaho Genealogical Society and teaches American literature courses at Boise State University. Barrett holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in American Literature and Rhetoric. He has worked in libraries for 18 years.
Greg Betzold: Public Services Coordinator for the Lewiston City Library. The library averages over 1600 volunteer hours each year. He began his career as an outdoor educator in the McCall area.
Shirley Biladeau: Continuing Education Consultant, Idaho Commission for Libraries
Jen Bruns: Conservation Educator for the Clearwater Region at the Idaho Fish and Game.
Barbara Bush: Director of the WA-ID Volunteer Center and oversees the supervision of over 500 volunteers in seven different counties.
Erica Compton: ICfL Project Coordinator, co-developed the Make It at the Library pilot project, implementing MAKING in public libraries in Idaho. The project focuses on supporting libraries in the creation of “makers” regardless of space restrictions, and incorporates extensive hands-on training, materials, tools, and ongoing support. Libraries include those in rural towns, urban areas, and even one in a school/community library. The second year of the project launched January 2014 and supports eleven libraries throughout Idaho. The Make It at the Library project has been highlighted in conferences across the US and has been met with great enthusiasm and interest.
Michal Davidson: Collections Archivist at the Idaho State Archives and coordinates all privately donated materials. After completing her Bachelors’ in History at California State University, Sacramento, Michal moved to Washington to pursue her Masters’ degree in History with a concentration in Archives & Records Management at Western Washington University. Her tenure began at Idaho State Archives working with records displaced by restoration of the state capitol. She later directed a cooperative project with Idaho Transportation Department to digitize historic images of infrastructure. She has worked in archives for over 10 years.
Megan Egbert: Youth Services Supervisor for the Meridian Library District in Meridian, Idaho. Previous to her two years in this position she was a Teen Librarian. Her interests include STEAM education, digital badges, makerspaces, and funny puppets. She can be found at @meganegbert.
Ruth Funabiki: Head of Technical Services at the University of Idaho Law Library. A former SPLAT participant and LiLI Board member, she chairs the ILA Book Award Committee. Ruth serves as a typist for Jolie Vandal on Facebook, and she is a violinist, beginning quilter, and occasional tennis player.
Jeanette Gara-Betzold: Yoga Instructor and currently Adjunct Faculty and Consultant at Lewis-Clark State College.
Greta Gissel: An Idaho native, Gissel grew up in Coeur d’Alene. She received her degree in Elementary Education from the University of Idaho and has taught in English in Japan and later in San Francisco. Greta has served on the drafting and action implementation committees for Vision 2030, a community driven movement to create a plan for the greater Coeur d’Alene area. She is an Anti-Bully Trainer for the Coeur d’Alene School District, and has served on the Human Rights Task Force on Human Relations most of her life. Greta has directed and completed a successful summer program called KIDS Camp (Knowledge, Independence, Direction and Success) to decrease the “Summer Slide” in children who scored below benchmark on the Idaho Reading Indicator. Her passion is education and believes that proficiency in reading by the third grade it the key to a chance at future success. Great lives in Coeur d’Alene with her six year-old daughter.
Bruce Godfrey: GIS librarian at the University of Idaho. He holds a MLIS from the University of North Texas, an M.S. from the University of Idaho, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Michael Greenlee: Associate Law Librarian for the University of Idaho College of Law and manages the Idaho State Law Library in collaboration with the Idaho Supreme Court. Michael is a past-chair of the ILA Intellectual Freedom Committee and is currently a co-chair of the ILA Legislative Committee.
Linda Henderson: I have had the absolute privilege of planning children’s programs for the past 14 years. I have an AA in Liberal Arts and a BA in Human Resource and Development. I love children and believe that every child has a gift waiting to be opened.
Lynn Jarvis: Chair of the Asotin County Library Trustees. She spent many years working as a Family Law lawyer in Bend, Oregon.
Gena Marker: Teacher-Librarian, Centennial High School
Molly Montgomery: Health Sciences Librarian at the Meridian Campus of Idaho State University. She previously worked as a medical librarian for a hospital library and for the American Heart Association. She loves memes and BuzzFeed quizzes, and frequently incorporates both into her presentations.
Sarah E. North :Instruction and Outreach Librarian, College of Western Idaho
Michelle O’Brien: Special Projects Coordinator, Legislative Services Office
Robert Perret: Reference/Instruction Librarian at the University of Idaho. Naturally funny (looking) Robert is known across campus for his humorous presentations. His credentials, as they are laughingly referred to, include a comic strip, a one-act play, and fourth place in Interpretation of Humorous Literature at the State Forensics Finals. That is literally as high as you can place without moving forward in the competition! He earned his MLS from the University of Denver and also serves ILA as editor of The Idaho Librarian.
Becky Proctor: Worked for eight years as an elementary school librarian, drove a public library bookmobile for three summers, served as librarian for Boise Night School, and is now in her sixth year as teacher/librarian at Boise’s West Jr. High School. She is President-elect of the Idaho Library Association, participated in the 2014 Lobby Days with the ILA Legislative Committee, and chaired the 2014 SW Idaho Regional Conference, held at her school library.
Jennifer Redford: Branch Librarian, Library! At Hillcrest, Boise Public Library
Roxanne M. Renteria: Graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Mânoa with an MLISc in 2011. She possesses a multi-state perspective on library services and best practices, and is employed as the Children’s Librarian at Burley Public Library.
SPLAT: Idaho Library Community members who provide their time and expertise on technology and library trends. Check them out at http://splat.lili.org
Staci Shaw: Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a Master’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and achieved National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification in the area of Middle Childhood. She taught elementary students for 15 years, worked as an instructional coach for teachers, and worked one-on-one with students with learning disabilities. Staci has been at the Commission since 2008, co-coordinating Read to Me outreach programs and Summer Reading.
Heather Stout: A Librarian for over 20 years, she received her BA from San Francisco State University and her MLS from University of Arizona. She has worked in both School and Academic Libraries, but her public library career has continued at Lewiston City Library. Except for a short time as an academic cataloger, Heather’s focus has been on childrens’ and young adult library services. She is now enjoying the responsibilities of Assistant Director for Lewiston City Library. Heather lives with her husband on a farm where she enjoys reading, gardening, and scrapbooking. Heather has two adult daughters, both graduates of the University of Idaho. Go Vandals!
Caroline Troy: President of Nilsson Advisory Group, helping non-profits secure private support. She has spent many years in Development including working with Washington State University, University of Idaho and the Tri-State Hospital Foundation.
Jeff Tucker: Production/Creative Services Manager, Idaho Public Television
Jack Uhde: Emerging Technologies Coordinator at the Lewiston City Library. A Montana native, Jack completed his Master’s at California State University before starting his IT career in public education at the University of California and the Eugene and Beaverton, Oregon school districts. He also has extensive experience in manufacturing information technology.
Sue Walker: ICfL Library Consultant. She collaboratively works with Erica Compton on several projects including Make It at the library, Teen Tech Week, Teen Read Week, and mid-life adult programming. She also is the regional librarian for the Idaho Talking Book Service. Smart Investing @ Your Library, her most recent project, focuses on increasing financial literacy programming in Magic Valley libraries.
Karen Yother: Youth Services Coordinator at the Community Library Network. She has participated in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) since 2003 and has served as Vendor Committee Chair (2010-2013), Vice President (2013-2014) and now President. Karen was selected as one of the Top 30 Leaders Under 40 from the North Idaho Business Journal in 2012 and a Pacific Northwest Library Association LEADS emerging leader (2013). Karen received her Master’s in Library and Information Science with an Emphasis on the Needs of Youth from Drexel University in 2010; graduating with honors she was inducted into Beta Phi Mu. Karen lives in beautiful North Idaho with her husband, Steve, and two dogs, Leo and Smokey Bear. [/wptab] [wptab name=’Speakers’]
Joe Raiola, Senior Editor at MAD Magazines presents The Joy of Censorship
Friday, October 3 at 9:00am Joe Raiola is a comedian, comedy writer, speaker and producer. His program The Joy of Censorship has been performed in over 40 states at countless colleges, regional theaters, public libraries and professional conferences, and we are most excited to host Mr. Raiola at the 2014 ILA Annual Conference! In 1985, Joe became a member of “the Usual Gang of Idiots” at MAD magainze, where he remains one of the creative innovators behind the magazine’s unprecedented longevity and success. He is currently MAD Senior Editor, a title which he insist “means nothing since I work at the only place in America where if you mature, you get fired.” Joe can be hear most Sunday mornings on WDST, 100.1 FM and streaming online at WDST.com, on the Woodstock Roundtable, which he has been a co-host of since 2000. Thank you to the Idaho Humanities Council and The ACLU of Idaho for their support to bring Joe Raiola to the 2014 ILA Annual Conference.
Bill Hall, Editorial Page Editor Emeritus at Lewiston Morning Tribune presents The Biggest Development in Books Since Movable Type
Thursday, October 2 at 9:00am Syndicated humor columnist Bill Hall was the editorial page editor of The Lewiston Morning Tribune newspaper in Lewiston, Idaho, until his retirement in 2002. He grew up near Boise, attended what is now known as Idaho State University and spent several years working as a reporter and editor at the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello. After seven years with the Journal, Hall moved to Lewiston to become the Tribune’s editorial page editor. Hall is not only a published author, but also a father of six children and grandfather of 10 cats, two hyperventilating dogs, one goat, one runty burro, one chicken, one Japanese car, and two small humans.
Theft of Idaho’s Capitol: The True Story
Thursday, October 2 at 12:00pm Be entertained by the controversy surrounding the move of Idaho’s First Territorial Capitol from Lewiston to Boise. Hear the actual historic words that embroiled our state’s birth in this interactive dramatic play. Watch as the principals’ cuss, discuss and disagree on the future of Idaho in this short melodramatic interpretation of events in the 1860’s. Cheer for your side. Be careful that you are not caught up in the drama that has befuddled Idaho history books for over 150 years.
Dr. Amy Canfield and Dr. Heather Van Mullem present You Hit Like a Girl: Gender and Image in High School Yearbook Photographs
Friday, October 3 at 12:00pm Dr. Amy Canfield is an Associate Professor of History at Lewis-Clark State College, specializing in Women’s History and American History. She’s particularly interested in women’s suffrage, ideas of feminism throughout American History, and the role popular culture has played in shaping society. She studied at Idaho State University and received her Masters and PhD from Washington State. Dr. Heather Van Mullem is the Chair of Education and Kinesiology and an associate professor in the Kinesiology Program at LCSC. She completed her doctorate at the University of Kansas in Sport Studies along with a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies. Further, she’s a former college athlete and coach. [/wptab] [wptab name=’Pre-Conf Workshops’]
Pre-Conference & Workshops Information
Making in the Library
The Library as a place to create, build, and craft Wednesday, Oct 1 9AM-11:45AM
Presenters: Sue Walker, Erica Compton What is making and why should libraries be care? Come find out more about the Maker Movement and learn how it is helping build the next generation of innovators. Try your hand at designing a simple LED ring, use conductive dough to explore circuits, or solder a robot pin to take home! There will be one table dedicated to Young Makers too! See how you can integrate making with the littlest ones to get them excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM). There will be time at the end of the workshop to debrief and discuss how you can start Making at the Library. Audience: Public/School/Academic
Hands-On Learning in the Library
Providing space and programs for children to come together to laugh, learn, and play Wednesday, Oct 1 9AM-11:45AM
Presenter: Susan Anderson-Newham Author of “Cooking Up a Storytime: Mix-and-Match Menus for Easy Programming” and Early Learning Supervising Librarian for the Pierce County Library Systems (Tacoma) Audience: Public/School
Safely Manage Disruptive Patrons, Tips to Help Library Staff
Prepare Training Wednesday, Oct 1 1PM-3PM
Presenter: Raquelle Solon, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) A library is a resource center, a safe place to go after school and often the hub of a community. But what happens when someone is disruptive, threatening that safety and security? The tips taught in this session have been proven to help reduce the frequency and severity of difficult situations and increase staff confidence and morale. Attendees will be empowered to recognize early warning signs of difficult behavior and how to employ de-escalation strategies to defuse escalating behavior. These techniques can assist in strengthening and preserving relationships with patrons and co-workers to foster a nurturing and healthy library environment. Audience: Public/School/Academic
Lodging and Ground Travel provided by
Red Lion Hotel 621 21st St. Lewiston, ID 83501 208-799-1000 800-232-6730 Map and Directions Discounted rate for ILA is available at $95 per night. Call to reserve your room and be sure to reference Idaho Library Association to receive the room discount. Red Lion offers free parking and complimentary airport shuttle rides.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included in the registration cost. Full Conference Registration includes a banquet dinner. The banquet dinner and Friday lunch requires a meal selection.
Thursday, October 2: Banquet Dinner
Slow Roasted Pork Loin Tender roasted pork lion served with a creamy mushroom gravy, roasted red potatoes, and market fresh vegetables. Parmesan Crusted Cod A fillet of cod topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs. Served with dried fruit and nut rice pilaf and market fresh vegetables. Butternut Squash Ravioli A vegetarian favorite! Succulent squash stuffed in ravioli shells, tossed in a sage infused browned butter.
Friday, October 3: Lunch
Lemon Citrus Salmon Fresh Northwest Salmon grilled and topped with a zesty lemon citrus marinade. Served with dried fruit and nut rice pilaf, and market fresh vegetables. Teriyaki Chicken Tender Chicken Breast marinated in a teriyaki sauce, topped with a pineapple glaze. Pasta Primavera A vegetarian delight! Mouthwatering vegetables swimming in a robust sauce.
Pre-Conference Tourist Activities (optional)
Two evening activities will be offered on Wednesday, October 1. Each activity is optional and offered at an additional cost. You can register online for any of the tourist activities with your Conference Registration. Bus or shuttle transportation can be arranged when you check-in with registration at the conference. Each activity is limited to 50 people.
- Beamers Hells Canyon River Cruise 3:30pm. $99 per person. Get a taste of excitement that is Hells Canyon. Jet boat to Heller Bar Lodge 34 miles up river through soaring canyon walls that channel a fresh, cooling breeze to signal the day’s end. A buffet-style meal is served including salad, entree and dessert. Complimentary lemonade, juice, ice tea, hot coffee, tea and cocoa are all included. Beer and wine are available to purchase at Heller Bar. Tour departs from the Beamers dock located behind Quality Inn, 700 Port Drive, Clarkston, Washington.
- Walking Tour: Historic Downtown Lewiston 6:30pm. $15 per person. A replica of Lewiston’s 1920 Trolley Car will pick you up and head downtown for a walking tour of Lewiston’s rich and spirited history. The trolley car holds up to 25 individuals; the walking tour will begin at the Lewiston City Library, 411 D Street, at 6:45pm. Free parking is available downtown.
Things to Do in Lewiston
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|Conference Registration||Early Bird (ends 09/06)||Regular (ends 10/02)|
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|Hells Canyon River Cruise and Dinner – Wednesday October 1st, 3:30pm||N/A||$99||Register|
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included in the registration cost.
Full conference registration includes a banquet dinner on Thursday, October 2nd.
The banquet dinner and Friday lunch requires a meal selection
|Exhibitors||Early Bird (ends 09/06)||Regular (ends 10/01)|
Registration includes one 8 Foot Table, Table Cloth, Skirt, 2 Chairs Pipe and Drape $20 (optional)
Conference meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks) for one person is included with registration.
Additional exhibitor meals need to be purchased separately. $25 per day for breakfast, lunch and snacks. Friday lunch requires a meal selection.
If you would like to volunteer in the ILA Conference event, we have several different volunteering positions open. Click on View & Signup link next to the date you’d like to volunteer on.
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|Thursday, October 2: DAY 2||October 2, 2014||12||View & sign-up »|
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