Celebrate the Book Conference Schedule for Friday November 6

Library staff can attend any sessions of interest, as their work schedule allows. Catering is for registered/paying conference participants, but library staff can bring in their own food from the Cafe if they would like to attend the lunch to network or socialize.  Questions about the conference? – ask Tanya Walsh, Valerie Reif or Deb Bryan.

If presenters choose to share their handouts online, they will be made available here. http://www.tscpl.org/dewey/comments/celebrate_the_book_handouts/

Schedule of Events

 
9:00-9:30 – Marvin Auditorium
·         Check-In and continental breakfast
·         Opening remarks with Valerie Reif
 

9:30-10:30 – Breakout Session #1 – Marvin Auditorium

·         Workshop with Michael Gannon
·         Adventure/Suspense Reader’s Advisory

 

10:45-11:30 – Breakout Session #2

·         Sheffel Room – 101C
            -Valerie Reif   
            –Historical Fiction
            -Historical fiction has always been a staple of library fiction collections. Novels in this      genre frequently win literary prizes—consider this year’s Booker Prize winner Wolf Hall.     This breakout session aims to provide readers advisors with interesting information           about Historical Fiction; we will talk about the characteristics of the genre, explore its         history, look at its appeal to readers, and consider representative titles in several             subgenres.
           
·         Maxine Jeanes Anton Room
-Susan Brown
Great Genres for Book Groups
            – Looking to expand your book group's horizons?  Do patrons ask you for fresh      suggestions for their book clubs?  Good genre picks are a great way to get a book group         to read outside the lines.  In this session you'll hear about mysteries, science fiction,           fantasy, westerns, and graphic novels that would make great book club choices.
 
·         Lucille S. Perkins Room
-Kelly Fann
Horror Fiction
-On the heels of another Halloween gone by, patrons may be looking to continue the scare through their reading preferences. As the horror genre can easily cross the lines into many different genres such as science fiction, mystery, and fantasy, it becomes increasingly difficult to help readers navigate to the next good read. This breakout session will provide attendees with the basic foundation of tools and resources to assist patrons in their horror genre quest. Major authors, novels, subgenres, and the various scares horror readers seek (and shy away from) will all be explored.
 
 ·         Langston Hughes Room
-Kay Galbraith and Angela Strathman
Good Things Come in Small Packages       
-Short stories are one of the more underappreciated genres in libraries. Some of the finest fiction writing today is on display in the short story form. Come find out what you’re missing in contemporary short fiction.
 
·         Menninger Board Room
-Deb Bryan and Judith Miller
Books for the Soul: Contemporary Christian Fiction At Your Library
– Author Judith Miller and librarian Deb Bryan will speak about connecting Christian Fiction readers with books they will love.  Deb will share her top tips for library staff working with readers of this popular genre.  Judith Miller will share about the research behind her historical fiction novels, which include her latest series “Postcards from Pullman,” which showcases the lives of young women working for the Pullman Car company in the late 1800’s, and her newest book, “The Carousel Painter,” which concerns a young woman who works at a carousel factory.  She also co-writes books with author Tracie Peterson; their latest is the “Broadmoor” series, which centers around a trio of cousins living in the 1890’s on an island in the St. Lawrence River.
 
·         Lingo Room
-Christina Callison and Susan Schafer
            – The Armchair Traveler’s Mystery Tour
            -Here’s your chance to solve murders and travel the world without leaving your chair.     The strong sense of place and time in these mysteries take the reader on the most  affordable vacation ever.
 
·         AT&T Computer Training Center
-Lissa Staley
            –RA Community Contributors
            -Learn how to develop a community of book reviewers who read and recommend            books on your library’s website or blog and share ideas for engaging your local readers in conversations about books and reading on your library’s website.
 

11:30-12:30 – Lunch

·         Pre-Thanksgiving Turkey and Fixings
·         Book Drawing
  • Music for your listening pleasure from CDs provided by TSCPL’s Jim Mosher.  Information about Jim and order forms for CDs are available on the Handouts Table.  We will give completed forms to Jim and he will contact you.

 12:45-1:30 — Breakout Session #3

·         Sheffel Room (101 C)
-Judith Miller and Deb Bryan
Books for the Soul: Contemporary Christian Fiction At Your Library
– Author Judith Miller and librarian Deb Bryan will speak about connecting Christian Fiction readers with books they will love.  Deb will share her top tips for library staff working with readers of this popular genre.  Judith Miller will share about the research behind her historical fiction novels, which include her latest series “Postcards from Pullman,” which showcases the lives of young women working for the Pullman Car company in the late 1800’s, and her newest book, “The Carousel Painter” which concerns a young woman who works at a carousel factory.  She also co-writes books with author Tracie Peterson; their latest is the “Broadmoor” series, which centers around a trio of cousins living in the 1890’s on an island in the St. Lawrence River.
 
·         Maxine Jeanes Anton Room
-Thad Hartman
            – The Thrilling Story of Pulp Fiction!
            – During the period between World War I and World War II, pulp magazines reigned       supreme.  The pulps offered an eager populace with stories that carried them to exotic  locations on adventures far beyond their everyday lives.  Although some consider pulps          as synonymous with inferior literary work, this format gave rise to some of the most         respected and read authors of the 20th century and helped to create and define some of         the most popular genres in publishing today.
 
·         Lucille S. Perkins Room
-Dave Coleman
Presidential Biographies
-Biographies about the lives of presidents tell the story of our country in terms of the men who led or in some cases misled it.  This session will look at a series of short and very readable biographies on the American Presidents, published by Time-Life Books.
 
·         Langston Hughes Room
-Michelle Eklund
            –Why YA? Young Adult Fiction that Appeals to Adults
            -In the last few years, YA Lit has become a huge publishing success. Authors like Meyer  and Rowling have adults taking a second look at what was previously considered a teen        only reading area. Hear from an avid YA Lit reader, why YA can be an appealing fiction         choice for adults. A list of YA books will be provided in a wide range of topics.
  
·         Menninger Board Room
-Tanya Walsh
Bizarro Fiction
– Taking cues from R. Crumb, sideshows, psychedelia, William Burroughs, punk rock, The Wizard of Oz and technology, just to name a few influences, Bizarro fiction is a new underground genre that challenges our notions of reality and absurdity, often conflating the two.
 
·         AT&T Computer Training Center
-Susan Brown
Best Book Blogs
            -Ever get bogged down by all the book blogs out there?  Blogs are a great way to keep    up to date about book news, publishing trends, and genres you may not read regularly.       In this session, you'll learn about the best of the book blogosphere and be able to share           some of your favorites as well.
 
·         The Edge (Teen Room)
-Jean Gardner and Betty Jean Neal
– Who are “Tweens” and What Do They Want?
– Learn how to service this special group with the newest, oldest and best. Bring home  sources for book lists and information about  the “Tweens” in your library.

 

1:45-2:30 – Breakout Session #4

·         Sheffel Room (101 C)
-Roy Bird
Kansas Reads: Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
-The Kansas Reads 2010 selection will be discussed.
 
·         Maxine Jeanes Anton Room
-Janice Rawlings
Culinary Mysteries
            – The session will include a short description of culinary mysteries in general and several            book talks highlightling some recent publications by authors in the genre.
 
·         Lucille S. Perkins Room
-Sean Barker
Hard-Boiled Detectives
-“Hardboiled” will offer an overview of a genre of crime fiction that has inspired consistent fascination since its popularization by American authors in the 1920s. The “hardboiled” detective is often a loner who confronts crime and violence in an unsentimental, even flippant manner. Perhaps the most famous examples are Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade, Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, and Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer. The session will move beyond overview to consider contemporary authors who incorporate aspects of the “hardboiled” tradition into their fiction. These authors include James Ellroy, Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke, George Pelecanos, Dennis Lehane, Richard Price, Val McDermid, and Ian Rankin
 
·         Langston Hughes Room
-Christina Callison and Angie Foltz
            – Great Escapes for Mental Breaks
            -These book recommendations are meant to be stress relief for a world gone mad. This select list features a variety of books both nonfiction and fiction that cover multiple    genres.
 
·         Menninger Board Room
-Jayme Lyons
You CAN Tell a Book by Its Cover!
            – A fun and useful look at how much information you can glean from the font, artwork     and cover design of the average fiction book.  We will also discuss other alternative             ways readers can identify books they will enjoy. Add one more quick tool to your         Reader’s Advisory toolbox!
 
·         The Edge (Teen Room)
-Michelle Eklund
Why YA? Young Adult Fiction that Appeals to Adults
-In the last few years, YA Lit has become a huge publishing success. Authors like Meyer and Rowling have adults taking a second look at what was previously considered a teen only reading area. Hear from an avid YA Lit reader, why YA can be an appealing fiction choice for adults. A list of YA books will be provided in a wide range of topics.
 
 

2:45-4:00 — Breakout Session #5 – Marvin Auditorium

·         Workshop with Michael Gannon
·         Librarians in Literature
 
 
4:00 – Closing Remarks and Drawing for Gift Basket
 

Comments are closed.