2017 ILF Annual Conference

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Schedule

  • 13 November
  • 14 November
  • 15 November

Registration Desk Open

09:00 AM 05:00 PM

Back to Basics (B2B)

09:30 AM 05:00 PM

DD Darcy Davidson Armstrong

RF Ruth Frasur

CH Chad Heck

LH Lynn Hobbs

SL Shelly Lesandrini

MM Montie  Manning

JW Jan Woodall

Video Marketing: A DIY Experience

01:00 PM 05:00 PM

JA Jenna Anderson

Dine-Arounds

05:30 PM 06:00 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

Better Facilitation Skills for a Year with MLK Anniversary Activities

10:45 AM 11:35 AM

LN Leah Nahmias

Blended Learning in the School Library: A Starter Kit

10:45 AM 11:35 AM

CS Carli Sauer

Hands-on Maker-Centered Learning and Creative Confidence

10:45 AM 11:45 AM

BT Bethany Thomas

Innovative Community Engagement

10:45 AM 11:35 AM

CB Courtney Brown

ML MacKenzie Ledley

MM Melissa  Merida

JS Joanna Sproull

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

SG Stuart Godfrey

SG Susan Guindon

EJ Erin Jennings

KM Kevin Montgomery

Reinventing You: Preparing for the Future

10:45 AM 11:30 AM

SK Sarah Keister Armstrong

JK John Keister

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

10:45 AM 11:35 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

BM Beth Munk

ST Sarah Taylor

BY Beth Yates

Survey Your Way into the Future

01:15 PM 02:05 PM

SK Sarah Keister Armstrong

JK John Keister

Advocacy From the Top: Spring Your Board to Action

02:15 PM 03:05 PM

SK Sarah Keister Armstrong

JK John Keister

Breakout! Creating Breakout Box Programming for Your Library

02:15 PM 03:05 PM

FM Faythe Metzger

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 (90 minute session)

02:15 PM 03:45 PM

CL Courtney Lambert

DR Diane Rogers

Nalaxone Administration (90 minute session)

02:15 PM 03:45 PM

JP Justin Phillips

Primary Sources: Continuing the Adventure

02:15 PM 03:05 PM

Colette  Huxford

Serving Adults with Disabilities (90 minute session)

02:15 PM 03:45 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 05:00 PM

DL Dennis LeLoup

CP Chuck Pieri

HR Hella Rumschlag

SS Sue Salamone

GS Gigi Shook

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

RF Ruth Frasur

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 Maggart

JM Jeanna 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

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

DD Darcy Davidson Armstrong

CH Chad Heck

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

Annual Meeting: Share the Vision

09:30 AM 10:20 AM

Exhibit Hall - No Conflict

10:20 AM 11:20 AM

Building Bridges Instead of Walls

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

MC Monica Casanova

AP Amber Painter

Connect and Engage Distance Learning Students

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

MC Michael Courtney

DK Davin 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

So, You're Thinking About SRCS?

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

JC Jen Clifton

WK Wendy Knapp

SS Stephanie Smith

SW Suzanne Walker

Speed Dating for Librarians

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

BB Brian Barrett

KH Katherine Huddle

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

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

JL Jennifer Liss

Visual Storytelling: Impact with Infographics

11:30 AM 12:20 PM

LA LJ  Aucker

AS Amanda Starkel

Ways to Partner for Supervised Visitations

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

SC Sam Criss

Nancy Hughes

Book Awards Luncheon

12:30 PM 01:50 PM

Acquisitions for a Better Tomorrow

02:00 PM 02:50 PM

JB Julie Bohannon

Be the Change

02:00 PM 02:50 PM

KB Kimberly Brown-Harden

DC Don Crankshaw

SG Selina Gomez-Beloz

JM Judy Maxwell

SS Stephanie Smith

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

Strategic Vision Get Involved

02:00 PM 02:50 PM

IB Indiana Library Federation Board

VC Vision Committee

Making Your Library More Welcoming to Immigrants

02:00 PM 02:50 PM

AA Angela Adams

TM Terri  Morris Downs

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

Evaluating New Issues from Liability and Policy Perspectives.

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Travis Thompson

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

YHBA: Creating Tomorrow's Readers Today

03:30 PM 04:20 PM

DA Debbie Acord

VB Valerie Bassett

KS Karen Steinberger

KW Karen Webb

Young Magicians in the Library

03:30 PM 04:20 PM

MK Michael Kruse

DM Don Miller

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.

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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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Beth Alyea

Lake County Public Library

15 November

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Katrice Anders-Jordan

Indiana State Library
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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

Associate Professor
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

Media Specialist
Shamrock Springs Elementary School
Valerie is a media specialist with 15 years of experience in the classroom and 17 years experience of being in a public library (simultaneous with school experience). She also serves as the General Chair for the Young Hoosier Book Award Program.

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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Indiana Library Federation Board

15 November

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Mary Bogue

Earlham College

14 November

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Julie Bohannon

Acquisitions Manager
Westchester Public Library
Julie is currently the Acquisitions Manager for the Westchester Public Library in Chesterton, IN. She has over 20 years of public library experience working as a page, circulation clerk, program presenter, materials processor, cataloger and acquisitions clerk, as well as experience in school libraries.

15 November

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Michelle Bradley

Manager for Member Engagement
Midwest Collaborative Library Services
Michelle’ career includes more than 20 years in public libraries working in various capacities, including public services, technical services, branch manager, assistant director and director. She brings this experience to the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) where she works with multi-types of libraries throughout Indiana and Michigan as the Manager for Member Engagement.

Michelle has been trained as a Public Innovator through the ALA/Harwood Institute’s Public Innovators Lab, and has facilitated multiple community conversations and kitchen table talks. She has given presentations at local, state and national conferences, and is also a graduate of the Public Library Association’s “Results Bootcamp” for strategic planning. Michelle’s educational background includes a B.A. in Advertising from Purdue University, an M.L.S. from Indiana University, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Management from IUPUI.

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

Director of Consumer Law Center
Indiana Legal Services, Inc
John Brengle has been director of the Consumer Law Center at Indiana Legal Services, Inc., since 2001. He represents clients in consumer cases and provides consumer law assistance and support to attorneys and paralegals throughout the statewide program. He has been a presenter at numerous conferences for lawyers and the general public, on a variety of consumer protection topics. He was a staff attorney with Legal Services Organization of Indiana from 1979-91, and chaired the statewide Consumer Task Force. He practiced with the firm of Seiller & Handmaker, of Louisville, KY, concentrating primarily in bankruptcy (consumer, business and litigation), from 1991-2001, and part-time with the law firm of Kruger & Schwartz, Louisville, KY, and New Albany, IN, from 2005-2014, concentrating in consumer bankruptcy. He is a graduate of DePauw University (B.A. 1976) and Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D. 1979).

14 November

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Anna Brinegar

Huntington City-Township Public Library

15 November

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Jennifer Brooks

Avon Middle School East

15 November

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Courtney Brown

Indiana State Library

14 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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Monica Casanova

Allen County Public Library

15 November

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Ashley Chu

Taylor University

14 November

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Jen Clifton

Indiana State Library

15 November

VC

Vision Committee

15 November

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Monica Cougan

Education Networks of America (ENA)
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Michael Courtney

Indiana University
Michael Courtney, the Outreach and Engagement Librarian, connects the Libraries’ resources and services to the academic priorities of various campus communities and student audiences, including first-year students, distance learners, international students, transfer students, graduate students, and others; he also serves as the collection manager for the Undergraduate Core Collection. As an active participant in the instructional initiatives of the Teaching & Learning department, Mike provides leadership and direction for librarians and graduate instruction assistants in the effective design and teaching of information literacy education. In addition, Michael is responsible for coordinating the libraries’ distance education services and their collaboration with distance education programs across the university system.

15 November

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Don Crankshaw

Evanville Vanderburgh Public Library

15 November

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Sam Criss

President and CEO
IN Department of Child Services
Sam Criss is currently the Deputy Director for the Indiana Department of Child Services. In this position he oversees the department’s statewide service array for children and families, including its nearly 400 service providers and various Evidence-Based Programs. Prior to this position, he served as President and CEO of Indiana Connected By 25, Inc., a United Way agency that works with Indiana communities to build their capacity to improve outcomes for older youth in the foster care system. Mr. Criss has spent 20 years in the fields of child welfare and mental health, many of those years working with programs focusing on children in foster care and those at-risk of being suspended or expelled from middle school. Mr. Criss has worked as an Independent Consultant to several private therapeutic foster care agencies, assisting them in program development and enhancement.

15 November

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Dr. Jim Dalton

Damar Services

14 November

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Darcy Davidson Armstrong

Public Services Manager
Eckhart Public Library

13 November

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Kathleen Davis

4th grade teacher
Mohawk Trails Elementary School
Kathleen Davis is a 4th Grade Teacher and former Media Specialist.

15 November

Mandy Davis

Author
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Lisa Dick

Carmel Clay Public Library

14 November

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Lael Dubois

Plainfield High School

15 November

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Jamie Dunn

Genealogy Librarian
Indiana State Library
Jame Dunn is a librarian in the Genealogy Division at the Indiana State Library. She holds an MLS and an MA in History from IUPUI. She has been involved in genealogical research for over 10 years.

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
Karen Evans is an Instruction and Research Librarian at Indiana State University.

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Ruth Frasur

Director
Hagerstown Jefferson Township Public Library

13 November

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Susan Frederick

Fort Branch-Johnson Township Public Library
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Lizzie French

Monroe County Public Library

15 November

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Susan Frey

Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives
Indiana State University
Susan Frey's background spans a broad range of progressive experience in libraries and research centers serving diverse populations of STEM and Humanities stakeholders from the Americas, Asia, North Africa, and the European Union. This experience includes library administration, space management, project management, adjunct teaching/course design, curriculum development, library public services, library technical services, academic and corporate instructional design, ESL tutoring, patent research, corporate research, historical research, scholarly communication, and technical writing. She has published and presented on servant leadership, models of teaching, and library management. Susan was promoted to the rank of associate librarian and granted tenure at Indiana State University (ISU) in 2011. She holds a bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University, two master's degrees - one in Library Science from Long Island University, and one in Liberal Studies from Indiana University - and a graduate certificate in Curriculum & Instruction from ISU. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Administration at ISU. Her current professional interests focus on library administration and organizational behavior in academe, servant leadership, and social justice. Susan serves in the ISU Library as the Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives, providing strategic and advisory support to the Library Dean’s office.

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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Stuart Godfrey

KrM Architecture

14 November

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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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Susan Guindon

krM Architecture

14 November

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Chad Heck

School Librarian
Pike High School Freshman Campus
Chad Heck has been a certified school librarian for 12 years. He has degrees in mathematics and computer science, library science, and law and has just started a program in human resource management. His research interests include intellectual property, technology integration, and technology and the law.

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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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Lynn Hobbs

Director
Pendleton Community Public Library

13 November

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Michelle Houser

Bellmont Senior High School

15 November

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Brian Hubbard

Education Networks of America

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Katherine Huddle

Carmel Clay Public Library

15 November

Nancy Hughes

Family Solutions
Nancy Hughes was first employed with Family Solutions in 1994 as a Home-Based Therapist and in 1998 became the Executive Director. She was one of three employees at the time she was hired. Family Solutions currently employees 50+ people who provide a variety of services, such as Home-Based Therapy, Home-Based Case Management and Supervised Visitation. Nancy earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from IUPUI and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Prior to working at Family Solutions, she was a Juvenile Probation Officer for 8 years. Over the years, Nancy has been involved in a variety of community and state organizations. Currently, she is the chairperson of the Indiana Coalition of the Home-Based Services, a member of IARCA and is the facilitator of the Monroe County Fatality Review team. Nancy has also been a member of the Child Protection Team for 18 years. She currently resides in Monroe County with her 5 children.

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.

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
Jennifer Johnson is the Head of Digitization Services for the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship. She has worked in the area of digital libraries since 2005 collaborating with Indianapolis cultural heritage and community organizations to digitize and provide access to historic collections.

14 November

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Kyle Jones

Assistant Professor
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.

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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.

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Wendy Knapp

Indiana State Library

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Davin Kolderup

Virtual Branch Manager
Johnson County Public Library
Davin Kolderup is the Virtual Branch Manager at the Johnson County Public Library. He was previously an Adult Services Librarian at the Clark Pleasant and Franklin branches of JCPL and also served as the system’s Digital Services Librarian and Marketing & Communications Manager. He holds an MLS from the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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Lisa Krull

Director
Nappanee County Public Library

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Michael Kruse

Director
Batesville Memorial Public Library
Michael is the director of the Batesville Memorial Public Library since 1995; Member of ILF and the Society of American Magicians.

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Courtney Lambert

TechPoint Foundation for Youth

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Jamie LaRue

American Library Association
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MacKenzie Ledley

Director
Pulaski County Public Library

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Dennis LeLoup

Avon Intermediate School Easst