Program

Wednesday, May 9

1:30–4:15 PM: Optional Tour of Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium’s Education Facilities

Space is limited and sign-up is required.

1:30 PM: Bus pick up at the Courtyard Omaha Aksarben Village

2:00 PM: Arrive at Zoo for a tour with Zoo Academy High School Students (Aquarium & Conservation Center)

2:50 PM: Tour of New Education Facility (Little Lions Preschool, Zoo Kindergarten, and Zoo Academy High School Classrooms)

3:10 PM: History of the Education Partnerships at Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium with Dr. Elizabeth Mulkerrin

3:45 PM: Depart Zoo

4:15 PM: Arrive back at the Courtyard Omaha Aksarben Village

4:30 PM–5:30 PM: Welcome reception for conference attendees and speakers

Sign up for the tour here.


 

Day 1 | Thursday, May 10

 
9:00 AM–9:30 AM: Registration and Coffee


 
9:30 AM–9:45 AM: Welcome Remarks

Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director, Library Journal & School Library Journal
Representatives from Omaha School and Public Library Systems


 
9:45 AM–10:15 AM: The State of Our Unions: A Brief Tour of School/Public Library Collaborations and Outcomes


 
10:15 AM–10:30 AM: Break


 
10:30 AM–11:15 AM: Getting to Yes: Laying the Groundwork with Information and Options

Presented by:
Stephanie Ham, Director of Library Services, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Partner in Limitless Libraries Initiative


 
11:15 AM–11:45 AM: Introduce Attendees

Delegates Connect and Network


 
12:00 PM–1:00 PM: Lunch with Author Keynote and Book Signing

Keynote:
Chelsea Clinton, Author and Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation
 
Introduced by:
Susan Alice Buffett, Chairwoman, Sherwood Foundation


 
1:00 PM–1:45 PM: Tale of Three Cities – The Event’s Three ‘Anchor’ Libraries Discuss Their Journeys

Presented by:
Indianapolis Public and School Library Team
Muncie Public and School Library Team
Los Angeles Public and School Library Team


 
1:45 PM–2:15 PM: Limitless Libraries: Nashville’s Unique and Inspiring Alternative


 
2:15 PM–2:30 PM: Break


 
2:30 PM–3:30 PM: Think Tank: Facilitated Working Session


 
3:30 PM–4:45 PM: Information Intensive in Two Rounds

Presented by:
Individuals from the Indianapolis, Muncie and Los Angeles and Nashville Teams
 
Round One:
Deep Dive on Partnership Development: Who to Connect With and When OR How Literacy Impacts a Community
 
Round Two:
Memorandums of Understanding: Issues, Examples and Exemplars


 
4:45 PM–5:15 PM: Open Questions


 
6:00 PM–7:00 PM: Reception


 

Day 2 | Friday, May 11

 
8:00 AM–9:00 AM: Breakfast


 
9:00 AM–9:15 AM: Reflection on Day 1


 
9:15 AM–10:00 AM: Implementation: Making It Real!

Presented by:
Individuals from the Indianapolis, Muncie and Los Angeles and Nashville Teams


 
10:00 AM–10:30 AM: Break


 
10:30 AM–11:30 AM: Working Session: A Deep-Dive into Omaha’s Model (Case Study)

Participating teams and experts collaborate to brainstorm workable models for the Omaha Community


 
11:30 AM–12:30 PM: Lunch


 
12:30 PM–1:30 PM: Policies

Presented by:
Individuals from the Indianapolis, Muncie and Los Angeles and Nashville Teams


 
1:30 PM–2:30 PM: Deep Dive on Collections from the Library Point of View

Presented by:
Individuals from the Indianapolis, Muncie and Los Angeles and Nashville Teams


 
2:30 PM–3:00 PM: Open Questions


 
3:00 PM–3:30 PM: Break


 
3:30 PM–4:30 PM: Technology Working Session: Tech Leads from Libraries Discuss Partnerships and Solutions

Presented by:
Tech leads from the Indianapolis, Muncie and Los Angeles and Nashville Teams


 
4:30 PM–5:00 PM: How Literacy Impacts a Community

Presented by:
Individuals from the Indianapolis, Muncie, Los Angeles and Nashville Teams


 
5:00 PM–6:00 PM: Reception


 

Day 3 | Saturday, May 12

 
8:00 AM–9:00 AM: Breakfast


 
9:00 AM–10:00 AM: Impact on Staffing: Balancing Workload, What Happens in the School Library? Who Does What?

Presented by:
Individuals from the Indianapolis, Muncie and Los Angeles and Nashville Teams


 
10:00 AM–11:00 AM: Getting the Ball Rolling: Inspiration and Action Steps for Every Level


 
11:00 AM–11:30 AM: Break


 
11:30 AM–12:00 PM: Closing Keynote

To be announced


 
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