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Brian Kenney is director of the White Plains (N. Y.) Public Library and the former editorial director of
Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.
needs of adults who are raising and caring for young children.
Helping Library Users Navigate Fake News
(10:30–11: 30 a.m., McCormick Place, W187c)
Finally! Using theory and real-world examples, a look at ethical ways to assist library users in
their search for useful information.
To Fine or Not to Fine: That Is the Question
(10:30–11: 30 a.m., McCormick Place, W190a)
For goodness sakes, let’s get rid of fines! Panelists explore research on the topic and the ramifications of eliminating fines altogether. Come for some good ammunition to present to your
Desegregating Public Libraries: The Tougaloo Nine
(1–2: 30 p.m., McCormick Place, W184d)
History we must not forget: in 1961 Geraldine Edwards Hollis and eight of her fellow students
entered a whites-only library in Jackson, Miss., and were arrested. Hollis will retell the story
and reflect on the civil rights movement, and her enduring love of libraries.
Fandom Programs for Tweens, Teens, and Adults
(1–2: 30 p.m., McCormick Place, W187c)
The Schaumburg Township District Library (Ill.) is fan crazy, with a range of programs and activities to engage all sorts of fans. Get inspired to connect with fandom in your own community.
GLBT Library Leaders on Queerness at Work: How Queer Identities Impact Leadership
Roles, Professional Relationships, and Career Trajectories
(1–2: 30 p.m., McCormick Place, W180)
You don’t hear this conversation very often: a panel of library leaders will discuss the ways
queerness may affect (or not) their work, including board and staff relations, community interactions, recruitment, and talent development.
Library Takeover: Or, How the Madison Public Library Relinquished Control of Community
Programming to... Wait for It... Actual Community Members
( 3–4 p.m., McCormick Place, W187b)
Madison created an event planning boot camp that offers up significant library resources,
spaces, and money to community members.
Snap, Crackle, Pop: Pop-up Libraries on a Shoestring
( 3–4 p.m., McCormick Place, W193)
Totally on trend: how to transform a secondhand airstream trailer or a storage container into a
Trust and Transparency During Times of Rapid Change
( 3–4 p.m., McCormick Place, W175c)
Library leaders from Gwinnett County (Ga.) Public Library created a culture of open communication and transparency with staff during a time when the library was undergoing radical
change. Take notes!
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Boutique Aesthetics and Prison-grade Durability: Secrets to Successful Library Interiors
(8: 30–10 a.m., McCormick Place, W193)
A panel of architects discuss how not to sacrifice your vision despite the demands of library
usage. Full disclosure: I’m the librarian on the panel.
Practical Privacy for the Library: An Intellectual Freedom Issues Briefing
(10:30–11: 30 a.m., McCormick Place, W178a)
Fast-paced and important: learn about practical and cost-effective tactics for protecting your
users’ online privacy at a time when efforts to roll back privacy laws are increasing.
Finding Joy in Making Change: Teens and Community Engagement
(1–2: 30 p.m., McCormick Place, W179a)
Libraries are increasingly looking for service opportunities as a way to engage teens and help
them develop their own initiatives. Hear about successful teen service projects and how libraries
can facilitate them. ■