2017 ILF Annual Conference

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Schedule

  • 13 November
  • 14 November
  • 15 November

Registration Desk Open

09:00 AM 05:00 PM

AM Breakout Session

10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Back to Basics

10:00 AM 04:00 PM

PM Breakout Sessions

01:00 PM 04:00 PM

Video Marketing: A DIY Experience

01:00 PM 04:00 PM

JA Jenna Anderson

ALA Advocacy Bootcamp

01:00 PM 04:00 PM

Registration Desk Open -

07:30 AM 05:00 PM

Keynote: Maggie Stiefvater

09:00 AM 09:50 AM

Maggie Stiefvater

Exhibit Hall Open

09:50 AM 05:00 PM

Advocacy From the Top: Spring Your Board to Action

10:45 AM 11:35 AM

JK John Keister

Better Facilitation Skills for a Year with MLK Anniversary Activities

10:45 AM 11:45 AM

Blended Learning in the School Library: A Starter Kit

10:45 AM 11:35 AM

CS Carli Sauer

Innovative Community Engagement

10:45 AM 11:35 AM

CA Courtney Allison

JC Joanna Carter

CS Cyndee Sturgis Landrum

Literature for Tomorrow

10:45 AM 11:35 AM

SM Shirley Mullin

Reimagine Your Library Space for the Future - A 'Speed' Workshop Session

10:45 AM 11:35 AM

EJ Erin Jennings

Scams, Debt Collection, and Bankruptcy – How Libraries Can Help Patrons Make Good Consumer Choices and Avoid Bad Ones

10:45 AM 11:45 AM

JB John Brengle

Unlocking the Mysteries of Technical Services to Discover Our Libraries' Hidden Gems

10:45 AM 11:35 AM

BA Barbara Albee

MB Mary Bogue

LD Lisa Dick

Using Gimlet to Communicate Results for Patron and Resource Engagement

10:45 AM 11:35 AM

AC Ashley Chu

LW Lana Wilson

ILF Luncheon

11:45 AM 01:05 PM

The Best Defense is a Good Offense! Simple Steps You Should Consider Implementing to Improve Your Network Security

01:15 PM 02:05 PM

BH Brian Hubbard

Fundraising 101…and Beyond!

01:15 PM 02:05 PM

AP Amy Paget

Geekspotting 2.0: Building a popular and diverse collection for your library

01:15 PM 02:05 PM

JL Jocelyn Lewis

AS Alex Sarkissian

Inclusion of 3-D Artifacts into a Digital Library: Exploring Technologies and Best Practice Techniques

01:15 PM 02:05 PM

JJ Jenny Johnson

AP Anna Proctor

Leadership During a Facility Improvement Project

01:15 PM 02:05 PM

JH Jane Herndon

Making Classroom your Learning Management System of Choice

01:15 PM 02:05 PM

JK Jennifer Kiner

Revamping Summer Reading

01:15 PM 02:05 PM

BY Beth Yates

Survey Your Way into the Future

01:15 PM 02:05 PM

SK Sarah Keister Armstrong

Breakout! Creating Breakout Box Programming for Your Library

02:15 PM 03:05 PM

AM Alyssa Morgan

Information Literacy

02:15 PM 03:05 PM

KE Karen Evans

Make Your Library a CoderDojo! You Can Do it Too - Coding in the Library

02:15 PM 03:45 PM

DR Diane Rogers

Nalaxone Administration

02:15 PM 03:45 PM

JP Justin Phillips

Primary Sources: Continuing the Adventure

02:15 PM 03:05 PM

CH Colette  Huxford

Reinventing You: Preparing for the Future

02:15 PM 03:05 PM

SK Sarah Keister Armstrong

JK John Keister

Serving Adults with Disabilities

02:15 PM 03:05 PM

DD Dr. Jim  Dalton

Video Marketing

02:15 PM 03:05 PM

JA Jenna Anderson

2018 Read Alouds Too Good to Miss

04:00 PM 04:50 PM

DL Dennis LeLoup

CP Chuck Pieri

HR Hella Rumschlag

SS Sue Salamone

GS Gigi Shook

BW Brenda Whitmore

Creating Catalogs with Related Works

04:00 PM 04:50 PM

AM Andrea Morrison

Google Cardboard and 360 Video

04:00 PM 04:50 PM

DR Diane Rogers

Got Your 6: Librarian Support for Student Veterans

04:00 PM 04:50 PM

KE Karen Evans

Library fines: past, present and future

04:00 PM 04:50 PM

SF Susan Frederick

JO Jordan Orwig

Open Education Resources: What Are They and Why Should You?

04:00 PM 04:50 PM

JW Jan Woodall

See Tomorrow Today: Paths to Planning

04:00 PM 04:50 PM

KA Karen Ainslie

ME Matthew Etzel

LP Libby Pollard

AZ Ann Zydek

Using Data to Tell Your Library's Story

04:00 PM 04:50 PM

SW Suzanne Walker

Utilizing Change to Enhance Your Library

04:00 PM 04:50 PM

AA Amy Acree

HL Heidi Lovett

SM Stephanie Maggert

JM Jenna Morbitzer

Roundtables

05:00 PM 05:50 PM

Awards & Honors Banquet

06:30 PM 08:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

07:00 AM 03:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

08:00 AM 03:00 PM

Creative Engagement: New Ways to Actively Engage Your Community

08:30 AM 09:20 AM

MB Michelle Bradley

DV David Votta

Crime Can Pay (At Least for Librarians): Free Resources on Crime and Criminal Justice

08:30 AM 09:20 AM

KE Karen Evans

Framing in Library Management: Problem Solving, Team Building, and Goal Setting in Complex Situations

08:30 AM 09:20 AM

SF Susan Frey

VM Valentine Muyumba

Library Ethics and Responsibilities 101

08:30 AM 09:20 AM

Love of Literature in the Classroom

08:30 AM 09:20 AM

JB Jennifer Brooks

DL Dennis LeLoup

Renovate, Revitalize and Reinvent Your Library

08:30 AM 09:20 AM

LK Lisa Krull

BM Beth Munk

PN Paula Newcom

SP Sandy Petrie

DW Doug Workinger

Transforming Today's Library Interior Environment.

08:30 AM 09:20 AM

SB Stephanie Barnett

Using Core Competencies to Market Cataloging Expertise (and Get Stuff Done)

08:30 AM 09:20 AM

JL Jennifer Liss

YHBA: Creating Tomorrow's Readers Today

08:30 AM 09:20 AM

VB Valerie Bassett

ILF Annual Meeting

09:30 AM 10:20 AM

Exhibit Hall - No Conflict

10:20 AM 11:20 AM

Be the Change

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

KA Katrice Anders-Jordan

KB Kimberly Brown-Harden

DC Don Crankshaw

SG Selina Gomez-Beloz

Building Bridges Instead of Walls

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

MC Monica Casanova

AP Amber Painter

Connect and Engage Distance Learning Students

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

MC Michael Courtney

DK David Kolderup

SM Susan  Mannan

SQ Sandra Quaitkowski

JS Jennifer Sebai

Fake News and Clickbait, and Truthiness, Oh my!

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

AB Anna Brinegar

Humanizing Change Management: A Human Centered Design (HCD) Approach to Change

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

AS Alexis Smith Macklin

MakerSpace Book Club: Read, Team Up, Create!

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

KD Kathleen Davis

HR Hella Rumschlag

Narcan & Insurance Liability: How to Evaluate Library Role

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

Speed Dating for Librarians

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

BB Brian Barrett

KH Katherine Huddle

Visual Storytelling: Impact with Infographics

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

LA LJ  Aucker

AS Amanda Starkel

Book Awards Luncheon

12:30 PM 01:50 PM

Acquisitions for a Better Tomorrow

02:00 PM 02:50 PM

JB Julie Bohannon

Building our Teens’ Minds through the Rosie Program

02:00 PM 02:50 PM

MH Michelle Houser

TW Tara White

Customer Service One Size Does Not Fit All

02:00 PM 02:50 PM

MM Michelle Merritt

A Different Spin on a Summer Reading Program

02:00 PM 02:50 PM

PB Pam Bartusiewicz

From Cradle to Coffin: Vital Records Research in Indiana

02:00 PM 02:50 PM

JD Jamie Dunn

Hiring a Director: DIY Style

02:00 PM 02:50 PM

DA Debbie Acord

ILF Strategic Visioning: How You Can Get Involved

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Making Your Library More Welcoming to Immigrants

02:00 PM 02:50 PM

AA Angela Adams

TM Terri  Morris Downs

So, You're Thinking About SRCS?

02:00 PM 02:50 PM

SW Suzanne Walker

Exhibit Hall - No Conflict

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

The ABCs of HR: Being accountable, establishing benchmarks, communicating effectively

03:30 PM 04:20 PM

DS Dimples Smith

AS Alexis Smith Macklin

BreakoutEDU: I've got the boxes, now what do I do?

03:30 PM 04:20 PM

LD Lael Dubois

RY Robyn Young

Create Your Library's Tomorrow with the Indiana Library Leadership Academy

03:30 PM 04:20 PM

BA Beth Alyea

KE Kirsten Edwards

KE Karen Evans

LF Lizzie French

JO Jordan Orwig

SW Suzanne Walker

Is Your Library's Infrastructure Future-Ready?

03:30 PM 04:20 PM

BH Brian Hubbard

Legislative Update

03:30 PM 04:20 PM

ML Matt Long

Maslow's Hammer: How Public Libraries Might be the Cure for Improving Public Health in Rural Communities

03:30 PM 04:20 PM

ZB Zachary Benedict

Using Statistics to Tell Your Story: Data Design and Statistical Management at a Mid-Sized Public Library

03:30 PM 04:20 PM

KJ Kyle Jones

LL Lisa Lintner

TW Tiffany Wilson

Young Magicians in the Library

03:30 PM 04:20 PM

MK Michael Kruse

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Speakers

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Debbie Acord

Trustee
Wells County Public Library
Debbie Acord is the Corporation Media Specialist for Adams Central Community Schools and a Trustee for the Wells County Public Library.

15 November

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Amy Acree

North Manchester Public Library
Amy Acree is the director of the North Manchester Public Library. Before starting that position in November of 2015, she spent nine years as the media coordinator for Manchester Community Schools, and six years as an English teacher. She received her BA from Purdue University in 2002 and her MLS from Indiana University in 2007.

14 November

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Angela Adams

Immigration Attorney
Angela Adams in a nationally recognized immigration attorney.

15 November

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Karen Ainslie

Indiana State Library
Karen has over 30 years of library experience, mostly in public libraries beginning in Pittsburgh (PA), where she earned her library degree at University of Pittsburgh. And previous to employment at Indiana State Library Karen worked for Burbank Public Library and Los Angeles Public Library.

14 November

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Barbara Albee

EBSCO

14 November

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Courtney Allison

Indiana State Library

14 November

BA

Beth Alyea

15 November

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Katrice Anders-Jordan

15 November

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Jenna Anderson

Kendallville Public Library
Jenna Anderson has been with the Kendallville Public Library for 15 years, ten of that as the Marketing Specialist. She has a degree in broadcasting, and worked as a TV news producer before making the transition to library marketing. Outside of the library, she has produced videos on a freelance basis for companies like DePuy Orthopaedics. She began introducing videos to the library's marketing plan several years ago, and has since seen an increased connection with the community.

13 November

14 November

John David Anderson

Author
John David Anderson is the author of Sidekicked, Minion, Standard Hero Behavior, The Dungeoneers, Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Insert Coin to Continue. He lives with his patient wife and brilliant twins in Indianapolis, right next to a State park and a Walmart. He does not wear ties but will wear sandals in the snow. He enjoys hiking, reading, chocolate, spending time with his family, playing the piano, chocolate, putting off the dishes, watching movies, and chocolate.
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Rachel Applegate

IUPUI
Rachel Applegate, MLS, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the IUPUI Dept of Library and Information Science.
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LJ Aucker

Ball State University

15 November

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Stephanie Barnett

KI/Binford Group of Indiana
Stephanie Barnett is a licensed Interior Designer who's entire 19 year career has been in education and library interior design. She was a designer at Fanny/Howey Architects Indianapolis IN and recently joined the Binford Group of Indiana as our team designer.

15 November

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Brian Barrett

Carmel Clay Public Library
Brian Barrett is a Reference and Readers Advisory Librarian at the Carmel Clay Public Library.

15 November

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Pam Bartusiewicz

East Chicago Public Library
Pam has worked in public libraries and school libraries for 37 years both in Illinois and Indiana. She has an MLS from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois and a Masters in Education from Concordia University also in River Forest, Illinois. She loves telling kids stories and getting them excited about reading.

15 November

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Valerie Bassett

Shamrock Springs Elementary School

15 November

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Zachary Benedict

MKM architecture + design
Zachary Benedict is a Principal at MKM architecture + design, a firm with over 30 years of experience in designing public libraries. With a background in urban sociology and neighborhood revitalization, he has dedicated his career to enhancing communities through the promotion of quality civic spaces and vibrant social networks. Through this work, coupled with an appreciation towards the likes of Milton Freidman and Monty Python, he has lectured nationally on topics ranging from “creative destruction” to “social capital,” discussions that focus on the power of intergenerational communities and the future of small towns.

15 November

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Mary Bogue

Earlham College

14 November

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Julie Bohannon

Westchester Public Library

15 November

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Michelle Bradley

Midwest Collaborative Library Services

15 November

James Breakwell

@XplodingUnicorn/author
James Breakwell is a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls, ages seven and under. He is best known for his family humor Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn, which boasts more than 950,000 followers.

Since becoming internet famous, James has been profiled by USA Today, US Weekly, The Daily Mail, Metro, The Telegraph,
Cosmopolitan, Better Homes and Gardens, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Upworthy, The Chive, Bored Panda, 9gag, College Humor, various ABC and Fox TV news affiliates, and countless other TV, radio, and internet outlets. His articles have appeared in Reader’s Digest, The Federalist, and AskMen. He has been a guest multiple times on HLN’s The Daily Share.

James just released his first book with BenBella Books in October 2017. Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse is a mash-up of a traditional parenting advice book and a zombie survival guide, bringing together two totally unrelated genres in a comedy book no one asked for but everyone needs.
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John Brengle

Indiana Legal Services, Inc

14 November

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Anna Brinegar

Huntington City-Township Public Library

15 November

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Jennifer Brooks

15 November

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Kimberly Brown-Harden

Indiana State Library

15 November

Skila Brown

Author
Skila Brown is the author of verse novels Caminar and To Stay Alive, as well as the picture book Slickety Quick: Poems About Sharks, all with Candlewick Press. She received an Masters of Fine Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She grew up in Kentucky and Tennessee and now lives in Indiana where she writes books for readers of all ages.
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Joanna Carter

Plainfield Guilford Public Library
Joanna Carter began working at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library as a Page in 2001. She worked her way through high school as well as college, graduating from Marian University in Indianapolis in 2007 with a BA in English and minor in Art History. Upon graduating from college she began working full-time in Children's Services doing primarily programming. In 2009 she became the Community Central Manager, overseeing library wide events, community outreach, marketing and PR. 

14 November

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Monica Casanova

Allen County Public Library

15 November

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Ashley Chu

Taylor University

14 November

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Monica Cougan

Education Networks of America (ENA)
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Michael Courtney

Indiana University

15 November

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Don Crankshaw

Evanville Vanderburgh Public Library

15 November

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Dr. Jim Dalton

Damar Services

14 November

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Kathleen Davis

Mohawk Trails Elementary School

15 November

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Lisa Dick

Carmel Clay Public Library

14 November

Rebecca Dotlich

Author
Rebecca Kai Dotlich grew up in the Midwest exploring trails by the creek, reading comic books, making paper dolls and building snow forts.

She attended Indiana University where she studied creative writing, art history and anthropology while she worked in the student library typing index cards for the card catalog. After college she held many jobs; working in a department store, for a real estate firm, a state
representative, and in public relations. After her children were born she decided that writing for children would be her life’s work, although that took many years to achieve.

Rebecca is a children’s poet and picture book author of titles such as What Can A Crane Pick Up? which received a *starred* review from Publishers Weekly, What is Science?, Bella and Bean and Grumbles From The Forest; Fairy Tale Voices with a Twist (co-authored with Jane Yolen.) Her books have received the Gold Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award as well as a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the year, and her work has been featured on Reading Rainbow and the PBS children’s show Between the Lions. Her
newest picture book is All Aboard! illus. by Mike Lowery (Knopf), and forthcoming is One Day, The End (Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories), illus. by Fred Koehler (Boyds Mills Press), and Race Car Count, illus. by Michael Slack (Henry Holt.)

She lives in the Midwest with her husband and her four young grandchildren live nearby.
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Lael Dubois

Plainfield High School

15 November

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Jamie Dunn

Indiana State Library

15 November

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Kirsten Edwards

Hamilton East Public Library

15 November

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Matthew Etzel

Garrett Public Library

14 November

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Karen Evans

Indiana State University

14 November

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Susan Frederick

Fort Branch-Johnson Township Public Library

14 November

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Lizzie French

15 November

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Susan Frey

Indiana State University

15 November

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Franny Gaede

Butler University

Kami Garcia

Author
Kami Garcia is the #1 New York Times, USA Today & international bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures novels. Beautiful Creatures has been published in 50 countries and translated in 39 languages, and the film Beautiful Creatures released in theaters in 2013, from Warner Brothers. Kami’s solo series, The Legion, includes the instant New York Times bestseller Unbreakable, and the sequel Unmarked, both of which were nominated for Bram Stoker Awards. Her recent YA contemporary romance The Lovely Reckless released in October 2016, followed by The X-Files Origins: Agent Of Chaos, a novel about a teenage Fox Mulder, in January 2017, both from Imprint (Macmillan).

Kami was a teacher for 17 years before co-authoring her first novel on a dare from seven of her students. If she isn’t busy watching Supernatural, Kami can teach you how to escape from a pair of handcuffs or bake a Coca-Cola cake. She lives in Maryland with her family, and their dogs Spike and Oz (named after characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
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Selina Gomez-Beloz

Director
Crown Point Community Library

15 November

Chris Grabenstein

Author
Chris Grabenstein is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Welcome to Wonderland: Home Sweet Motel, The Island of Dr. Libris, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics. He is also the co-author (with James Patterson) of the #1 Bestsellers I Funny, House of Robots, Treasure Hunters, Jacky Ha-Ha, Word of Mouse and many others.

Winner of all sorts of awards, Chris writes fast-paced and fun page-turners for children and adults. He’s also a playwright and screenwriter not to mention a former advertising executive and improvisational comedian. Sometimes he sleeps.

He studied communications and theater at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville then moved to New York City with six suitcases, a typewriter, and very little money. For five years, he performed with some of the city’s top Improvisational Comedy troupes, making up scenes and songs on the spot in front of live audiences, just like they did on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

Chris also spent close to twenty years writing radio and television commercials for Burger King, Seven Up, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dr Pepper, and many, many others. His first boss was a very talented advertising writer named James Patterson. Now they’re writing books together.

Currently, Chris and his beautiful, beloved wife J.J. live in New York City with two cats (Parker & Phoebe Squeak).
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Chad Heck

Pike High School Freshman Campus
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Jane Herndon

Ice Miller
Jane Herndon's practice concentration is in municipal finance. She serves as bond counsel for general obligation, lease and refunding financings by schools, cities, towns, counties and libraries.

She also has assisted with state of Indiana financings such as the State Office Building Commission and Indiana Transportation Finance Authority financings. During the 1992 legislative session, Jane served as counsel to the speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives.

Jane is serving her fourth term on the board of trustees of Carmel Clay Public Library. She has also served as president of the Indiana Library Trustees Association. Jane serves on several committees for the Indiana Association of School Business Officials.

She has also taught the Facilities Planning Class at Indiana State University. In addition, she is a frequent speaker for facilities classes at such institutions as Indiana University, Purdue University, Indiana University, Ball State University and Indiana Wesleyan University.

Originally from Farmington, Mich., Herndon received her Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University in 1986 and her juris doctorate from George Washington University, The National Law Center, Washington, D.C., in 1989 where she graduated with honors and Order of the Coif.

Herndon joined Ice Miller in 1989. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana.

14 November

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Michelle Houser

Bellmont Senior High School

15 November

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Brian Hubbard

Education Networks of America

14 November

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Katherine Huddle

Carmel Clay Public Library

15 November

Colette Huxford

Author
Colette began writing when she was eight-years-old and hid a steno notebook and flashlight under her bed. She didn’t actually know she could write until her 10th grade English teacher told her that she might have a talent for putting words together. She now enjoys writing young adult verse novels. When she’s not scribbling away or reading voraciously herself, Colette thoroughly enjoys her role as Miss Huxford, School Librarian, who loves kids and books and helping them find each other.
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Colette Huxford

Shenandoah School Corporation
Colette is in her twentieth year as school librarian for the Shenandoah School Corporation. She received her Bachelor's Degrees from Purdue University in 1994 in Secondary English Education and Creative Writing. She received her School Library Services Certification from Ball State University in 1996 and earned her Master's Degree in Secondary Education, also from Ball State, in 1998. She served as an Eliot Rosewater co-chair for ten years. She has been leading day long workshops at various educational service centers in Indiana since the Fall of 2015 on topics such as non-fiction, primary sources, and teen reading.

14 November

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Erin Jennings

krM Architecture+

14 November

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Jenny Johnson

IUPUI

14 November

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Kyle Jones

IUPUI

15 November

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Sarah Keister Armstrong

Sarah Keister Armstrong & Associates
Sarah Keister Armstrong specializes in providing community needs assessments and strategic planning services to libraries through her firm, Sarah Keister Armstrong & Associates. She is experienced in using qualitative and quantitative measures to evaluate public policies and programs. Sarah has experience as a public library trustee, served on the board of directors of the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System (RAILS), and currently serves on the board of the Illinois Library Association. Sarah holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology.

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John Keister

John Keister & Associates
John Keister, owner of executive search firm John Keister & Associates, has more than 30 years of experience working with respected corporations and libraries of all sizes. When working with libraries, John draws upon his extensive experience as an elected public library trustee and library board president. He also served multiple terms on the board of directors of a library consortium of academic, public, school, and special libraries in suburban Chicago. John has advocated on behalf of libraries at the local, state, and federal levels. He currently serves on the Illinois Library Association Advocacy Committee.

14 November

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Jennifer Kiner

Hebron High School/ MSD of Boone Township
Jennifer Kiner is currently the District Media Specialist for MSD of Boone Township serving at Hebron High School, the 2013-14 school year. She received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Ball State University and her MLS from Indiana University at IUPUI. She furthered her graduate studies with a MA in education with focus in technology.
She's been an active member of ILF since 2013. She also serves on the district wide technology committee with MSD of Boone Township as well as the technology and curriculum committees at the high school. She oversees the management of the 1:1 program at the high school.

14 November

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David Kolderup

Johnson County Public Library

15 November

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Lisa Krull

Director
Nappanee County Public Library

15 November

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Michael Kruse

Batesville Memorial Public Library

15 November

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Courtney Lambert

TechPoint Foundation for Youth
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MacKenzie Ledley

Director
Pulaski County Public Library
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Dennis LeLoup

Avon Intermediate School Easst

14 November

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Jocelyn Lewis

Allen County Public Library
Jocelyn Lewis also graduated from Indiana University with degrees in History and Library Science. Although principally a cataloger, she has extensive experience with collection development techniques for public libraries. She also reads a ridiculous amount of comic books in her spare time. She strongly feels that the future of Earth is in serious jeopardy if Alex grows that tail.

14 November

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Lisa Lintner

Johnson County Public Library

15 November

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Jennifer Liss

Indiana University

15 November

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Matt Long

BOSE Public Affairs

15 November

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Heidi Lovett

North Manchester Public Library
Heidi Lovett is the Programming Coordinator for the North Manchester Public Library. Heidi attended Manchester University, and holds an LC6 certification. She has held many positions within the library, but has transformed the programming for NMPL within the last year.

14 November

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Stephanie Maggert

North Manchester Public Library
Stephanie Maggart is the Children's Librarian for the North Manchester Public Library. Before starting at NMPL in March of 2016, she worked as a coordinator for Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG). She holds a BA from Purdue University in Anthropology and is working on her MLS.

14 November

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Susan Mannan

Ivy Tech Community College

15 November

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Melissa Merida

New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
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Michelle Merritt

Allen County Public Library

15 November

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Faythe Metzger

Morgan County Public Library

Saundra Mitchell

Author
Saundra Mitchell is the author of Shadowed Summer, The Vespertine, The Spring Sweet, The Elementals, and Mistwalker. She’s also the editor of the YA anthology Defy the Dark. Writing as Jessa Holbrook, she published her first romantic contemporary YA, While You’re Away. Her first YA novel, Wild writing as Alex Mallory, came out in 2014.
Shadowed Summer was the 2010 winner of The Society of Midland Authors Book Award for Children’s Fiction and a 2010 Edgar® Award Nominee. It was chosen as a Junior Library Guild election and an ALAN Pick in 2009.
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Kevin Montgomery

krM Architecture+
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Jenna Morbitzer

North Manchester Public Library
Jeanna Morbitzer is the Circulation Manager for the North Manchester Public Library. She has worked in banking, retail, and web design before coming on full time at the library. In addition to her career at the library, she is a professional photographer. She is a certificed LC6 librarian.

14 November

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Alyssa Morgan

Morgan County Public Library
Ms. Morgan is the Children's Librarian and Head of Youth Services at the Morgan County Public Library in Martinsville, IN. She received her MLS from Indiana University in 2010, where she was the recipient of the Sickles Youth Service Award. She began her career at MCPL as an intern, was hired as a circulation clerk, and attained her current position in 2011. She is a former CYPD Board member as well as a former member of the Young Hoosier Book Award Committee. She has previously present at the CYPD Conference about Book Clubs for Children and How to do a Mini-Remodel of Library Spaces.

14 November

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Terri Morris Downs

Immigrant Welcome Center,

15 November

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Andrea Morrison

14 November

Mike Mullin

Author
Mike Mullin’s first job was scraping the gum off the undersides of desks at his high school. From there, things went steadily downhill. He almost got fired by the owner of a bookstore due to his poor taste in earrings. He said that he worked at a place that showed slides of dirty diapers during lunch (it did cut down on the cafeteria budget). The hazing process at the next company included eating live termites raised by the resident entomologist, so that didn’t last long either. For a while Mike juggled bottles at a wine shop, sometimes to disastrous
effect. Oh, and then there was the job where swarms of wasps occasionally tried to chase him off ladders. So he’s really hoping this writing thing works out.
Mike holds a black belt in Songahm Taekwondo. He lives in Danville, Ind. with his wife and her three cats. Ashfall was his first novel.
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Shirley Mullin

Kids Inc.

14 November

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Beth Munk

Kendallville Public Library

15 November

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Valentine Muyumba

Indiana State University

15 November

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Leah Nahmias

Indiana Humanities
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Paula Newcom

Indiana State University

15 November

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Lucinda Nord

Executive Director
Indiana Library Federation
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Jordan Orwig

Sullivan County Public Library

14 November

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Amy Paget

Amy J Paget & Associates
Amy Paget is owner of Amy J Paget & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in libraries. Amy retired from a successful career as a library administrator where she ran successful annual and capital campaigns. She is a frequent presenter for American Library Association and at many non- profit associations.

14 November

AP

Amber Painter

Indiana State Library

15 November

SP

Sandy Petrie

15 November

JP

Justin Phillips

Executive Director
Overdose Lifeline
Justin Phillips is the founder and Executive Director of Overdose Lifeline and a chief advocate and leader in responding to the opioid crisis in Indiana. After losing her son to an overdose, Ms. Phillips worked with legislators to change laws, advance treatment options and provide compassionate support to families.
JP

Justin Phillips

14 November

CP

Chuck Pieri

Elkhart Public Library
Chuck Pieri works for the Elkhart Public Library as the Branch Young People’s Services Librarian, a position he has held since February 2012. Before that, he was the Manager of the Osolo Branch Library (with EPL) for eight years. Chuck is an active member of ILF and is the chair of the Read Aloud Committee.

14 November

LP

Libby Pollard

Jeffersonville Township Public Library

14 November