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Thursday, March 21


15 iOS Apps Every Librarian Should Know
Venturing into the Apple App Store can be a daunting task. With over 2 million apps to choose from, how will you know which ones are the best? This session will focus on 15 paid and free iOS apps that should be on the radar of every librarian. Apps discussed will fall into 4 broad categories: Workflow Management, Graphic Design, Create, and Habit Building. Participants will have an opportunity to explore these helpful apps in an interactive session. BYOD - Bring Your own Device.

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Amanda Breu

Concordia College

Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
JBD Lecture Hall


Beyond the One Shot: Planning Multi-Day Tech Workshops
Anyone who has delivered a one-shot instruction session knows the learning outcomes in a single workshop are best kept bite-sized. Designing a longer tech training will leave your library learners with a deeper understanding of the tech topic - but multi-day sessions require more planning. This session will cover the nuts and bolts of how to plan engaging and effective tech training series for any age. Whether teaching coding or social media, multi-day sessions will encourage your attendees to build relationships with one another and explore how the tech topic can be applied in their own lives.

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Megan Hartline

Community Technology Center Supervisor, Denver Public Library

Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Olin-Rice 150


Creating an Idea Factory: Tiny Technology Tasks Solve Bigger Problems
Join us for a candid discussion on how to solve BIG problems with bite-sized tasks. A technologist, librarian, and computer science student will discuss personal experiences, highlighting key successes and a few failures, presenting an opportunity/idea factory for session participants to discover how to bring what we’ve learned into their own institution. Several practical “bite-sized” tasks will be demonstrated, and panelists will explain their problem-solving approach for each task. Additionally, the session will end with practical solutions derived by stitching together bite-sized tasks to solve much larger problems, where/how Google Apps and scripts may be useful, and other points to consider when automating processes. While this session will highlight technical automation processes, no experience with Google Apps or other scripts is required to participate.

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Angela Stangl

Digital Services Coordinator, University of Minnesota Morris
Angela Stangl is a librarian at the Rodney A. Briggs Library. Angela is interested in all types of technology and frequently helps troubleshoot technology challenges with all types of users. As Digital Services Coordinator, she is responsible for a variety of library servers and systems... Read More →

Jackson Tenor

University of Minnesota Morris
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Matt Zaske

Developer, University of Minnesota
I have over 20 years of broad IT experience including fleet/desktop systems management (Windows and Mac), server administration (Linux and Windows), and web/native applications architecture and development. Theatre nerd, mustache aficionado, storyteller, technology grief counselor... Read More →

Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Olin-Rice 250


Digital Humanities in Libraries: Where Are We Now?
It's been five years since the first DASHcamp took place at the University of Minnesota, an early landmark meeting of digital humanists in Minnesota. This roundtable session will reflect on how far digital humanities has come since then, and speculate on DH's future. Panelists are all DH practitioners working at local academic institutions.


Kent Gerber

Digital Library Manager, Bethel University
My digital arena includes digital collections, digital humanities projects, and our library's makerspace. I love facilitating conversation and knowledge creation throughout the research and creative process and seeking out voices that are not as easily found in the scholarly and historical... Read More →
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Alexis Logsdon

Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Minnesota
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Amy Mars

Librarian, St. Catherine University
Amy is a Research & Instruction Librarian at St. Kate's Library. With her colleagues, she delivers information literacy instruction to students in the CORE, including The Reflective Woman classes. She also serves as the librarian for the humanities which includes providing students... Read More →
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Jason Paul

Research/Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Saint Olaf College

Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Leonard Center Hall Of Fame Room


Glider: An Open Source Platform for Custom Display Wall Applications
Display walls have garnered significant interest in the library community as visible investments towards a digital, collaborative, visual approach to academic endeavors. However, once purchased, support staff realize that there are a limited number of out-of-the-box applications that showcase the utility of these significant investments. Brown University Library faced such a challenge with their display wall, installed in 2012. A series of experimental custom solutions led staff there to plan a generalized platform for developing display wall applications, called Glider. Glider is targeted at library staff with entry-level HTML skills, and offers increasing customization opportunities for those with CSS and Javascript expertise. This workshop will allow participants to discuss the opportunities and difficulties faced by libraries with display wall technologies, and will incorporate a presentation and hands-on demonstration of the Glider system in its current state of development. Participants will be invited to comment and provide feedback on this work-in-progress. Bring Your Own Device session.

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Patrick Rashleigh

Brown University Library

Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Olin-Rice 100


Pressbooks and Associated Technologies: Innovative Projects, Creating and Publishing Books by Libraries
Limited Capacity filling up

This panel presentation shares innovative ways to engage patrons from a variety of library types and patrons including students, faculty, and teachers. In one case study, Winona State University has collaboratively published three books written by graduate students in Leadership Education. WSU used a variety of technologies, one of which is Pressbooks. Fortunately WSU has supported and has access to the subscription level Pressbooks  through the statewide subscription available by Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project (MLPP) initiative. In addition to Pressbooks, Canva, Ingramspark, Adobe Creative Cloud, and bepress Digital Commons are all used in our process to create and publish print and ebooks written and edited by our graduate students. This process can be replicated in a variety of ways with alternative platforms.  In the second half of this session, attendees will have the opportunity to use Pressbooks to create an ebook.  Attendees will create their own Pressbooks account, learn about basic Pressbook features, and create their own ebook. Please note, this session is limited to 30 people.

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Kendall Larson

Digital Collections & Initiatives Librarian, Winona State University
Creative partnerships within the academic communities and beyond. Digital Collections" Presenting to the public: video, audio, documents, and images. File preservation and storage.
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Matt Lee

Associate Director, University of Minnesota
Matt is a librarian with Minitex, an organization that supports libraries of all types across the state.
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Ruth Dukelow

Executive Director, CLIC

Sarah Hawkins

Project Manager, MELSA
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Shane Nackerud

Co-Interim Director, Content Services, University of Minnesota Libraries
Shane Nackerud has worked at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities for 20 years, first as the Libraries webmaster and currently as the Technology Lead for the eLearning Support Initiative. In his current position Shane is working on finding new ways of integrating open access... Read More →

Dr. Barbara Holmes

Winona State University

Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Neill 302


Virtual Reality Pilot Program
XR Immersive media (virtual, augmented and mixed reality) is being introduced into public libraries. Each offer patrons’ experiences that rely on different technology standards and have different resource and staffing requirements. We explore the opportunities and challenges in our discussion with subject matter experts who are based in California and Nevada libraries and have pioneered XR media integration over the last three years in more than 225 libraries. Setup, installation, staff training and XR media collection development will be reviewed. Best practices will be shared and a roadmap for libraries to use in integrating XR into library collections and programs, especially those focused on learning outcomes. A review of hardware and software applications for this ever-changing technology will also be included. 


Sara Jones

Marin County Free Library
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John MacLeod

Director, XRLibraries
For the last 25 years, he has worked to make technology available and accessible to the community through his non-profit New Media Learning and XRLibraries. He continues to build a national clearinghouse for libraries to share best practices in the use of XR technologies in libr... Read More →
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Tammy Westergard

State Librarian, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records
Tammy Westergard is State Librarian at the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR). Her great passion is advancing educational opportunities through the library. She helped spearhead statewide initiatives in workforce development, extended reality, and library development... Read More →

Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Library Harmon Room