PDF: 2017 Midlands / Northern Conference Agenda
Google Docs: Conference notes and photos shared by Vanessa Verdun-Morris and Sarah Roe
9:15 AM: (LIVE! Access) Welcome and Roll Call of the States
10 AM: (LIVE! Access) Mass Digitization of Books and the Potential for Universal Access Presented by MICHAEL FURLOUGH, Executive Director, HathiTrust
PowerPoint: Mass Digitization of Books and the Potential for Universal Access
Massive-scale digitization of books and ambitious cooperative library projects have begun to transform access for users who are print disabled. Much remains to be done, however. Looking back to the start of mass digitization, Mike Furlough will offer a short history of the HathiTrust digital library, its services for users with print disabilities, its legal battles, and prospects for future services.
10:45 AM: (LIVE! Access) Library Services to People With Print Disabilities - Today and Tomorrow Presented by KAREN KENINGER, Director, NLSBPH, Library of Congress, and Chair, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Section on Libraries Serving Persons With Print Disabilities
PowerPoint: Library Services to People With Print Disabilities - Today and Tomorrow
11:40 AM: (LIVE! Access) Spark! Advocating for Libraries Presented by GAIL MADZIAR, Executive Director, Michigan Library Association
1:15 PM: (LIVE! Access) NLS and Multi-State Center East Updates and Q & A Presented by VICKIE COLLINS, Head of Network Services Section, NLSBPH,
PAMELA DAVENPORT, Network Consultant, NLSBPH, and JACKIE CONNER, Vice President, Multi-State Center East
2:15 PM: (LIVE! Access) NLS Standards Revisions Presented by EURA SZUWALKSI, Project Director.
PowerPoint: NLS Standards Revisions
The revision of the 2011 Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is scheduled for completion in Fall 2017. There have been a number of significant changes in the operation of Network Libraries and in the development and use of new technologies. The revised draft represents a new approach to the Standards and Guidelines for Network Libraries.
3 PM: (LIVE! Access) Spark! Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired Presented by MARYBETH KULLEN, Outreach Coordinator, Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind & Visually Impaired
3:15 PM: (LIVE! Access) NLS Tech Updates and Q & A Presented by NEIL BERNSTEIN, Research and Development Officer, NLSBPH
PowerPoint: NLS Tech Updates
4 PM: Regional Meetings
4:45 PM: (LIVE! Access) Open Forum with KAREN KENINGER, Director, NLSBPH
8:30 AM: (LIVE! Access) Every Child Ready to Read Braille and Large Print Edition Presented by CARRIE SCOTT BANKS, Supervising Librarian, Inclusive Services, Brooklyn Public Library; ASCLA Board of Directors
Google PowerPoint: Every Child Ready to Read Braille and Large Print Edition
Every child deserves the opportunity to learn to read. Help children who are blind and with low vision get ready for school. Early learners need options, including braille and large print. Their parents need information. It all starts @ your library.
9:25 AM: (LIVE! Access) Spark! Michigan's Demo Centers Presented by STEPHANIE WAMBAUGH, Outreach & Youth Librarian, Braille & Talking Book Library, Lansing, MI
9:30 AM: (LIVE! Access) Braille & Early Literacy Panel Moderated by SUE CHINAULT, Regional Librarian, Braille & Talking Book Library, Lansing, MI; panelists include SHELLEY ROOSSIEN, LBPH Librarian, Kent District Library LBPH, Wyoming, MI, BRIANA ALBRIGHT, Readers Advisor, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, LBPH, Pittsburgh, PA, JILL ROTHSTEIN, Chief Librarian, Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, New York, NY, KIM CHARLSON, Director, Perkins Braille & Talking Book Library, Watertown, MA
Prezi Slides: Braille & Early Literacy Panel
Panelists will discuss early braille literacy programs, information resources, awareness kits, strategies, and assistive technology and braille display resources and programs.
10:45 AM: Speed Networking With Discussion Starters Two heads are better than one! The best tips come from your colleagues, so join this round robin to meet your fellow attendees and discuss issues, highlights, and tricks we're all thinking about – in 3 minutes each
11:45 AM: LUNCH: Zingerman's Classic Bag Lunch provided onsite courtesy of Keystone Library Automation Systems (KLAS) and hosted by MITAKE BURTS, Vice President of Products & Technology
1 PM: (LIVE! Access) Iowa's 5 & Dime Approach: Using an ILS to Tear Down Walls and Build Accessibility Presented by SARAH WILLEFORD, Library Director, Iowa LBPH, TIM WEST, Digital Recording Specialist/Studio Manager, Iowa LBPH, LESLIE HEINSZLER, Special Services Librarian, Iowa LBPH
1:55 PM: (LIVE! Access) Spark! National Federation of the Blind Presented by SCOTT WHITE, Director of NFB-NEWSLINE® at the National Federation of the Blind
2 PM: Small Groups With Discussion Starters Choose the discussions that interest you most and join your peers for 3 rounds of 15-minute discussions on the great path ahead. Topics will include:
3:15 PM: Tech Talk & Maker Spaces: Hands-On Demos & Free-From Discussion Multiple stations will be set-up for hands on demos and Q & A. Swell Form Machine presented by ERIC HONE, Service Integration Lead, LBPH, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Arduino and 3doodlers, presented by CHANCEY FLEET, Assistive Technology Coordinator, and JILL ROTHSTEIN, Chief Librarian, Andrew Heiskell BTBL, New York, NY. 3D Printing presented by STEVE TEERI, Library Technician IT/Secret Lab, Ann Arbor District Library. NEIL BERNSTEIN, Research and Development Officer, NLSBPH.
8:30 AM: User Group Meetings
9:45 AM: (LIVE! Access) Staff Training on Disability Awareness, Etiquette, and Accessibility, A Panel Presentation Facilitated by SUE CHINAULT, Regional Librarian, Braille & Talking Book Library, Lansing, MI. Panel members JILL ROTHSTEIN, Chief Librarian, Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, New Your, NY, SCOTT NORRIS, Adaptive Tech Librarian, Braille & Talking Book Library, Lansing, MI, DEVON EVANS, Patron Services Manager, Carnegie Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, Pittsburgh, PA, and MARK SACHON, Recording Studio & Volunteer Services Coordinator, Carnegie Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, Pittsburgh, PA
Google Slides: Staff Training on Disability Awareness, Etiquette, and Accessibility
PowerPoint: Staff Training on Disability Awareness, Etiquette, and Accessibility
Panel members will share their experiences in training library staff of the needs and expectations of patrons who have a disability. Will answer the questions: Why provide the training?, What challenges were encountered?, What outcomes were achieved?, and What resources were used?
10:45 AM: (LIVE! Access) Energize Your Recording Volunteers: Tips for Producing MAGAZINES in the Digital Talking-Book Format Presented by CHRIS MUNDY, Quality Assurance Specialist, Multi-State Center East
11:30 PM: Closing Remarks