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Wednesday, April 29



7:30am – 3:00pm



Conference Registration Open



7:30am – 8:15am

Here Comes the Sun:  Yoga for Library Workers

Participants will get the day rocking with gentle but invigorating yoga to open body, mind, and spirit.  Returning by popular demand to lead our merry band (to which all are welcome, be you like a yoga virgin, a pina colada crooner, or a yoga boss) is Dina Crosta, a popular teacher at several central NJ yoga studios.  Turn on, tune in, and drop *in.*  Something in the way we move will rock your world.



8:00am – 4:30pm



NJLA Store Open



8:00am - 9:00 am


State Librarian's Breakfast - Oceanport South - All are welcome.


8:30am – 4:30pm



Conference Bookstore Open



8:30am – 3:30pm



Visit the Exhibits



9:00am – 4:00pm



Visit the Podcasting Table



9:00am – 9:50am



Picture This: Art Exploration for Kids

Looking for ideas for art-based programming for this year's Summer Reading Program?  Our speaker will share ideas from a program that merges literature, art, and creativity, and will present program plans for everything from prehistoric cave paintings to Pointillism, Cubism to Chagall, Escher, O'Keefe, Matisse, and many more.  This program is suitable for both public libraries and school settings.

Carol Simon Levin, Somerset County Library/Bridgewater Branch; Moderator: Jeri Gunther, Ocean County Library, Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch

Children's Services Section



Fandom, Fan Life, and Participatory Culture

A teen's experience with a book doesn't just begin on page one and finish with the book's conclusion.  From birthday parties and proms to fanfiction and role-playing games, teens find many ways to recreate a book's universe in their lives, forming fandoms.  Our speakers will demystify the weird and wonderful world of fandom and show you how to use the elements of participatory culture to plan interactive, fan-friendly programs for your libraries and classrooms.

Liz Burns, NJ State Library, Library for the Blind and Handicapped; Carlie Webber, BCCLS; Moderator: Laura Leonard, Hillsdale Public Library

Young Adult Services Section





Learn book discussion leadership skills and how to select great crime and mystery books for a book discussion. Gary Warren Niebuhr, author of Make Mine A Mystery, Read ‘Em Their Writes: A Handbook for Mystery and Crime Fiction Book Discussions and Caught Up In Crime: A Reader’s Guide to Crime Fiction and Nonfiction (May 2009); Moderator: Joanne Herb, Morris County Library



Reader's Advisory Section



Tweet What!?  6 Sweet Ways to Connect with Your Customers in 140 Characters or Less

Two top twitterers will show you how to use this popular application to connect with your customers for reference, customer service, and more!  Tweet your way to a network of customers and colleagues, reach new users, and get 24/7 personal and professional development using “Twitterbrarians.”  Learn how to start tweeting and connecting with those who use their computers and mobile devices to send and receive updates using this simple tool.

Julie Strange, Statewide Coordinator of Maryland AskUsNow!; Amy Kearns, CJRLC; Moderator: Michael Maziekien, Nutley Public Library

Reference Section and Information Technologies Section



The Lubuto Library Project

The Lubuto Library Project grew from a librarian’s work with street children living in Zambia, Africa, where a library housed in a shipping container dramatically changed their lives.  Now Lubuto, with support from many prominent professionals and organizations, builds libraries that offer an array of services to Africa’s children, along with carefully selected collections organized by a unique classification system.  Learn about these groundbreaking efforts and how you may contribute.

Jane Kinney Meyers, Lubuto Library Project, Washington, DC; Moderator: K. Ellen Stringer, Morris County Library

Special Populations Committee



New Jersey State Librarian's State of the State

Representatives from the State Library will speak about the future of libraries.

Norma Blake and Peggy Cadigan, NJ State Library; Moderator: Nancy Dowd, NJ State Library

New Jersey State Library



One is Silver and the Other Gold:  Harmonizing Iconic and Iconoclastic Librarianship

How can traditional and iconoclastic "2.0" librarians learn to work together when their definitions of the profession seem so different?  Our speaker will use examples of reference encounters to analyze the shift from system-centered librarianship to user-centered librarianship -- and beyond.

Hannah Kwon, Ph.D. student, Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies; Moderator: Leslie Kahn, Newark Public Library

Administration and Management Section, Information Technologies Section and Reference Section



Information Literacy Progression Standards:  A Discussion Forum

Over recent months, a Task Force of NJ librarians involved with information literacy has been working on a set of information literacy progression standards for students moving between two- and four-year colleges.  These standards have been created to show the expectations of information literacy competencies at different stages in the life of a college student.  The Task Force would like to invite feedback from a wider audience.  If you would like to contribute to this document, please attend this session ready to talk!

Eleonora Dubicki, Monmouth University; Gary Schmidt, Ocean County College; Moderator: Jacqui DaCosta, The College of New Jersey Library

College and University Section/ACRL-NJ User Education Committee



10:00 – 10:50am

Keynote Speaker:  Paco Underhill

Paco Underhill is Founder, CEO, and President of Envirosell, Inc., a global research and consulting firm.  The firm, among other specialties, is the principal testing agent for prototype stores and bank branches around the world.

Paco and his colleagues have spent more than 25 years conducting research on the interaction among people, places, services, and things.  Paco helps companies understand what motivates the behaviors of today's consumer.  His research shows how today's retail world is ruled by factors such as gender, "trial and touch," and human anatomy.  Beyond merchants, Envirosell's major clients include Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Kraft, Unilever, adidas, Nokia, and Coca-Cola.

Paco Underhill and Envirosell have been profiled by major publications, such as The New Yorker, Fortune, Fast Company, Business Week, and Smithsonian Magazine, and have been featured on ABC's 20/20, CBS's 48 Hours, Good Morning America, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and the National Geographic Channel, just to list a few.  Paco is also a regular contributor to NPR and BBC Radio.  His columns and editorials have appeared in The New York Times, Money Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.  His first book, Why We Buy:  The Science of Shopping, was published in 1999 is now out in twenty-seven languages, selling more copies than any other retail book in history.  Call of the Mall:  The Geography of Shopping, a dark, humorous walking tour of an American shopping mall, was released in February 2004 by Simon & Schuster.  And his new book, Why We Buy:  Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer and Beyond?, is an updated edition of the global bestseller.


Paco is currently working on another book; the working title is The Female Factor - The Worship of Goddesses, in which he reviews how the changing status of women is affecting the physical world.



10:50am – 11:30am



Coffee Break with the Exhibitors



11:00am – 12:00pm



Poster Sessions

Share ideas and accomplishments!  For more information, please see http://njla.pbwiki.com/Conference+2009



11:30am – 12:20pm



Summer Reading Committee Presents Floyd Cooper, Illustrator

The theme for the upcoming Summer Reading program is “the Arts” and the 2009 Summer Reading Committee would like to inspire you with artistic ideas so you to can “Be Creative @ Your Library.”  Join us for this expressive and dramatic presentation of art and illustration.

Floyd Cooper has won many awards, including the Coretta Scott King Honor for Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea (1994), Meet Danitra Brown (1995), and I Have Heard of a Land (1999). Moderator: Allison Santos, Princeton Public Library

Children's Services Committee



Pop Goes the Library:  Public Relations Tips & Tricks to Connect with Your Whole Community

If you buy it, will they come?  What do you do with the popular materials your patrons request?  Get serious about marketing and promoting your pop culture collections!  Learn about internal as well as external marketing, create a PR campaign for local stakeholders, and develop & execute a pop culture advocacy plan to make your collections and programs really POP @ your library!

Sophie Brookover, Eastern Regional High School, Voorhees, NJ; Elizabeth Burns, NJ State Library, Library for the Blind and Handicapped; Moderator: Laura Leonard, Hillsdale Public Library

Young Adult Services Section and Public Relations Committee



To De-wey or Not to De-wey

The buzz among libraries around the country has been the recent development of the Dewey-less library: arranging books based on words rather than numbers.  The speaker will talk about steps to consider when planning such a change, as well as discussing the various Dewey-less library models from around the U.S. and Canada.

Allan M. Kleiman, Library Consultant; Moderator: Ilene Lefkowitz, Denville Public Library

Reference Section and Reader's Advisory Roundtable



Histories that Rock!  Award-Winning Titles in New Jersey Studies

Want the best bang for your collection development buck?  The NJ Studies Academic Alliance is here to help!  Come hear the 2008 Book Award winners discuss their works, which combine excellent research on timely topics to create compelling reading.  Subjects discussed will include a look at how school funding has shaped students and state politicians alike from "Abbott" to the present, the development of Newark's Beth Israel Hospital and the private hospital movement in America, and a visual history of the lime industry in colonial NJ as discovered by a man and his dog.

Deborah Yaffe, author of Other of People's Children; Alan M. Kraut & Deborah Kraut, authors of Covenant of Care:  Newark Beth Israel and the Jewish Hospital in America; Frank Curcio, author of Hunterdon County's Forgotten Lime Industry; Moderator: Chad Leinaweaver, Newark Public Library

History and Preservation Section



Library Mashups:  Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data

Our speaker will explain what mashups are, how they can be used and share examples from libraries around the world.  Attendees will learn tools to use to mash up library data with content from the web to reach more patrons.   Examples include using maps to enhance library data, using Flickr for digital collections and creating library websites with data from several information sources.

Nicole C. Engard, LibLime, editor of Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data; Moderator: Amy Kearns, CJRLC

Information Technologies Section



Preparing New Professionals for Library Work

Join the new Dean of Rutgers SCILS as he discusses how library schools are preparing our new professionals for library work.

Jorge Reina Schement, Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies; Moderator: Karen Klapperstuck, Bradley Beach Public Library

Leadership and Education Subcommittee



Are You Being Spread Too Thin?

So many good ideas!  Not enough hours in the day!  Trying to do more with less!  How can you avoid taking on too much, and how can you ensure that your energies are spent on the priorities that matter most for yourself and for your library?  This practical and interactive workshop will help you focus (or re-focus) your energies and resources where you want them.  Learn strategies for saying "no," for using time effectively, and for managing perfectionism.

Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore, clinical psychologist; Moderator: Mary Martin, Long Hill Township Library

Small Libraries Committee



Open Source Library System Developments

Members of this panel session will present on the progress of three distinctly different open source library system (OLS) projects: Project Conifer for the Evergreen Library System, the WALDO Koha/Liblime OLS Project, and the Open Source Library Environment (Project OLE), a multinational project to develop an alternative to the current model of an Integrated Library System.

Michael Giarlo, Project Conifer Consultant; John Stromquist, Executive Director, WALDO; Judy Gardner and John Brennan, Project OLE Team, Rutgers University Libraries; Moderator: Mary Mallery, Montclair State University Library

College & University Section/ACRL-NJ Technology Committee



11:30am – 2:30pm



Cash Lunch Bar open

Want to dine with new friends?  Visit the Hospitality Table for "Lunch Buddies"

Visit the Exhibits

Check out the NJLA Store

Browse the Conference Bookstore

Let your voice be heard at the Podcasting Table 

Visit http://njla.pbwiki.com/Conference+2009



12:30 – 2:30pm



Garden State Book Awards Luncheon:  John Green

Celebrate this year's winners of the Garden State Book Awards with award-winning and highly acclaimed YA author John Green.  Green's debut novel, Looking for Alaska, received the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award, followed by a 2007 Printz Honor for An Abundance of Katherines.  His latest novel, Paper Towns, has received multiple starred reviews.  In addition to his writing accomplishments, John and his brother Hank have created a major following on YouTube with their vlogbrothers channel. Book signing to follow.

Moderator: Laura Leonard, Hillsdale Public Library



College and University Section/ACRL-NJ Chapter Luncheon:  Eileen Fenton

The College and University Section is pleased to welcome Eileen Fenton, Executive Director of Portico, as our luncheon speaker for 2009. Portico is a not-for-profit organization which provides a permanent archive of scholarly literature published in electronic form.  Since Portico began its digital preservation work in 2006 almost 8,500 journals and over 5,600 e-books from nearly 70 publishers have been committed to the archive and over 10.5 million articles have been preserved.  Previously Eileen was Director of Production at JSTOR, where she oversaw the addition of more than 13 million pages to the archival collection.  She has also worked in various positions at the Vanderbilt and Yale University libraries.  Eileen is a librarian and earned her Masters of Science in Information from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Kentucky.

The luncheon program will also feature formal presentation of the College and University Section's Distinguished Service Award, the Research Award, and the Technology Innovation Award.

Moderator: Richard Kearney, William Paterson University Library



Past Presidents’ Luncheon



1:30pm – 2:30pm



Informal Brown Bag Lunch Programs



Developing Senior Spaces:  The Step-by-Step Approach and Grandma's Got a Wii!

The Old Bridge Public Library's Senior Spaces project saw the potential for developing a model program of gaming with older adults.  Using the library's Teen Advisory Board as mentors, the teens introduced the seniors to a variety of Wii games and activities.  Outcomes of gaming with seniors have created an inter-generational understanding between seniors and teens, as well as introduced technology to seniors in a non-threatening, full-filled environment.

Allan M. Kleiman, Library Consultant; Moderator: K. Ellen Stringer, Morris County Library

Special Populations Section



Promoting and Marketing Reader’s Advisory

Join us for a discussion on how to promote the library’s fiction and nonfiction titles using a variety of fast, cheap, and easy reader’s advisory tools including booklists, displays, programs, and websites.

Ilene Lefkowitz, Denville Public Library; Brenda Muhlbaier, Gloucester County Library System; Moderator: C. L. Quillen, Old Bridge Public Library

Reader's Advisory Roundtable



2:30pm – 3:20pm



Serving the Homeschoolers

Public Libraries are serving an ever growing grassroots educational movement. This workshop will include the following: how we can best tap into this market, educating staff to serve this diverse population, and evaluating your libraries resources.  In addition we will address how book discussion groups can be a valuable tool for this population and providing computer services and college prep information for the Homeschooling community.

Nancy Voiko, Ocean County Library; Moderator: Jeri Gunther, Pt. Pleasant Beach Branch, Ocean County Library

Children's Services Section



Keeping It Real:  A YA Author's Perspective in Writing Realistic Fiction

Three wildly popular and highly acclaimed Young Adult authors will speak about their experiences as writers of realistic fiction for teens, and about handling book challenges.  The session will include a panel discussion and Q&A.

Maureen Johnson, author of Suite Scarlett, Girl at Sea, and Devilish; Christopher Krovatin, author of Heavy Metal and You; E. Lockhart, author of The Treasure Map of Boys, Fly on the Wall, and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks; Moderator: Laura Leonard, Hillsdale Public Library

Extended Program, ends @ 4:20pm

Young Adult Services Section



Beyond Google:  Three Free Tools to Optimize Your Library's Web Presence

This non-techie presentation will demonstrate how libraries can use three free Google tools to improve their websites.  Create a customized search of your library’s site, embed Google Maps on your page for your library and community, and find out what users do on your site -- track where they come from and how long they stay.  Come find out how these free “non-techie friendly” Google tools can improve your website!

Ranjna Das, Burlington County Library System; Moderator: Amy Kearns, CJRLC

Information Technologies Section



Research Forum

This program features NJ librarians discussing their current library research projects.  The forum presentations include the winner of the 2009 Research Award for the best published research of 2008, along with other librarians whose presentations have been selected on a competitive basis by the Research Committee.

Moderator: Mark Thompson, Bergen Community College Library

Extended Program, ends @ 4:20pm

College & University Section/ACRL-NJ Research Committee



FRBR and RDA for Real People:  A Practical Approach

This two-part program will offer practical information and explain the context of FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) and RDA (Resource Description and Access).  The first part of the program will focus on FRBR, and include examples of how FRBR is helping developers design catalogs and search interfaces to more clearly show users what is available from a library's collection.  The second part of the program will focus on RDA, the successor to our current cataloging rules (AACR2).  The development of the new cataloging code relies heavily on the FRBR model of bibliographic entities.  The program is intended to provide a forum to discuss such questions as: Will catalog records change?  How will it affect our daily work and processing workflow?  Will our ILS be able to handle the changes brought on by RDA?  How will our library users benefit from this change?  (And could someone please tell me how much this will cost us?)

Speaker to be announced; Moderator: Rhonda Marker, Rutgers University Libraries

Extended Program, ends @ 4:20pm

Technical Services Section and Administration and Management Section



The Year's Best Graphic Novels 2008

Update your library's graphic novel collection with suggestions from librarians around the state.  Hear about the best graphic novels published during 2008 in adult, young adult, and children's categories.

Karla Ivarson, Ocean County Library; David Lisa, NJ State Library; Laverne Mann, Mercer County Library; Tyler Rousseau, Ocean County Library; Moderator: David Lisa, NJ State Library

Reference Section and Reader's Advisory Roundtable



NJVid State of the Art Video Access

NJVid is a statewide online digital video portal and repository currently in in development in New Jersey that serves the state's K-20 educational institutions, libraries, museums, archives and cultural centers. NJVid enables these institutions to provide online access to their moving image material to educate and enlighten their audiences with an open source architecture using FEDORA. IMLS awarded an approximately million dollar grant to create this resource.

Grace J. Agnew, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and Sandra L. Miller, Ed.D., William Paterson University; Moderator: Mary Mallery, Montclair State University Library

College and University Section/ACRL-NJ Technology Committee



3:30pm – 4:20pm



Welcoming Library Programs for the Special Needs Community and Their Families

Library personnel will learn how to develop and execute library programs that invite special needs children and typically developing children to participate together.  This program is an outgrowth of the INFOLINK initiative "Welcoming Library Spaces for the Autism Community and their families."  It is geared towards responding to the challenge of NJ residents whose children have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum and other high functioning children who are participating in inclusion programs in their public schools.

Carrie Banks, Supervisor, The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs/Kidsmobile, Brooklyn Public Library; Moderator: MaryEllen Firestone, East Brunswick Public Library

Special Populations and Children's Services Section



Keeping It Real:  A YA Author's Perspective in Writing Realistic Fiction

Extended Program, begins @ 2:30pm

Young Adult Services Section



Are We Half-Way on the Long Road towards Subject Guide 2.0?

What are subject guides 2.0?  In contrast to 1.0 subject guides, Library 2.0 subject guides are created with Web 2.0 technologies and support many advanced features such as two-way RSS feed, search box, browsing capability, interactivity, collaboration, tag cloud, social bookmarking, and statistics reporting.  In addition, 2.0 subject guides are multi-media, multi-format, and database-driven.  This presentation will discuss these new features in detail with demos and examples.  There will be a review of the technological tools used in creating 2.0 subject guides, followed by an evaluation on how much 2.0 those tools can provide.

Sharon Yang, Rider University Library; Moderator: Denise O'Shea, Fairleigh Dickinson University Library

College and University Section/ACRL-NJ Technology Committee



Research Forum

Extended Program, begins @ 2:30pm

College & University Section/ACRL-NJ Research Committee



FRBR and RDA for Real People:  A Practical Approach

Extended Program, begins @ 2:30pm

Technical Services Section and Administration and Management Section



Why is that Column in the Middle of the Room?  Designing Functional, Flexible, and Forgiving Spaces for Library Instruction

Hands-on instruction is central to the information literacy curriculum, and spaces that support instructional goals are key.  Through responsive design decisions, libraries can create flexible and forgiving electronic classrooms.  Discover how to get started and what questions to ask for a plan that insures success.  Panelists, including an instruction librarian, an instructional technology specialist, and an architect specializing in learning environments, will illustrate several prototypes and will address the design process from multiple perspectives.

Speakers: Paul Glassman, Felician College; Steven Mervine, Manager of Multimedia Center, Monmouth University;  Jeffrey D. Venezia, AIA, Managing Principal, Principal In Charge of Marketing, Design Ideas Group, Architecture + Planning.

Moderator: Paul Glassman, Felician College Library

College and University Section/ACRL-NJ



Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches, Oh My!

Do you (or your patrons!) have a thing for the paranormal?  These hot reads are found everywhere in your collection.  We'll talk about how the paranormal is invading your stacks in all genres, from romance to mystery, horror to mainstream fiction.

C. L. Quillen, Old Bridge Public Library; Yvonne Selander, Somerset County Library System; Moderator: Ilene Lefkowitz, Denville Public Library

Reader's Advisory Roundtable



Future Reference Visions:  Getting There from Here

Through increasingly sophisticated chat tools and services, full immersion in virtual worlds, board slamming, application embedding on toolbars or in courseware, and a variety of other means, reference librarians are working hard to make their high-touch presence felt and valued in a high-tech information world.  What future should we build for reference services, and how might we chart our course?  Our distinguished panel will address these questions and invite your thoughts.  Bring your compass!

Jim Rettig, President, American Library Association; Michael Maziekien, Nutley Public Library; Marie L. Radford, Ph.D., Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies; Moderator: Trevor A. Dawes, Princeton University Libraries

College and University Section/ACRL-NJ and Reference Section






End of Conference Raffle Drawings

As a “thank you” for your conference attendance and participation, drawings will be held in each of the programs in the 3:30pm - 4:20pm slot.  You must be present to win.  Good luck!

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