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BRLA | TLA - District 6 | Reforma El Paso Chapter

Fall Conference

October 25-26, 2019

Friday, October 25

"Taco Night" at Amigos Restaurant | 2000 Montana Ave. | El Paso, TX 79903

Saturday October 26

El Paso Community College | Transmountain Campus

9570 Gateway Blvd. N. | El Paso, TX 79924

Friday, October 25 - taco night 6:00-7:30p

Join us for a Meet & Greet at Amigos Restaurant; 2000 Montana Ave.; El Paso, TX 79930 - Sponsored by REFORMA El Paso Chapter

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

OCTAVIO SOLIS

Author of over 20 plays, Octavio Solis is considered by many to be one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in America. With works that both draw on and transcend the Mexican-American experience, he is a writer and director whose style defies formula, examining the darkness, magic and humor of humanity with brutal honesty and characteristic intensity. His imaginative and ever-evolving work continues to cross cultural and aesthetic boundaries, solidifying him as one of the great playwrights of our time.

SATURDAY AGENDA

8:15 - Registration and Light Breakfast

Coffee or Hot Tea, Juice, Assorted Yogurt, Assorted Breakfast Tacos from Rudy's

8:45 - Announcements

9:00 - 9:50 - Breakout Sessions I

10:00 - 10:30 - District 6 Meeting

10:30 - 11:00 - QUICK Sessions

11:00 - 11:30 - Reforma Meeting

11:30 - 12:20 - Breakout Sessions II

12:30 - 1:15 - Lunch

Provided by Jason's Deli with four options available at registration: Ham, Chicken Salad, Vegetarian or Gluten-sensitive options

Keynote Speaker: Octavio Solis - Playwright, Director, Author

BREAKOUT SESSIONS - 9:00-9:50

LIES, LIBRARIANS AND INFORMATION LITERACY

Adrian Morales, Librarian - EPCC Valle Verde Library and Caty Valtierra-Piñón, Librarian, Assistant Professor - EPCC Valle Verde Library

Join us for a discussion on how instructors and librarians can promote information literacy skills to help college students thrive academically in the "post-truth era." Of particular interest is: 1) How “fake news” affects students’ research, perceptions, learning, and assignments?; 2) How do we establish collaboration between librarians and instructors/disciplines to address areas of concern?; and 3) What “critical thinking” skills or tools are available? Presenters developed a survey to research these concerns, to find out if there’s an information need that librarians can fill, and to identify where we can make the biggest impact.


SUPPORT AND RESOURCES FOR NEW LIBRARIANS / LIBRARY STUDENTS

Lizzie Ochoa, TLA District 6; Sharon Amastae, TLA District 6 and Marsha Labodda, TLA District 6

An informal presentation of available resources & support with a Q/A forum to help address concerns, etc. for new librarians and librarians to be.


Learning Express: More Resources Than You Can Imagine in One Database!

Kristin Sanchez/ Associate Professor/Head Librarian/Rio Grande Campus El Paso Community College

Learning Express is a great database that is available through public, academic, and school libraries and has something to offer everyone. Resources range from elementary all the way through adult and some of the tools are also available in Spanish. Each of the Learning Centers offers tools such as practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, computer skills, standardized test prep, career certification test prep., GED, Citizenship, eBooks, and more. You can even search for jobs and internships! Come learn what this database has to offer your patrons.


SUMMER STEAM: LINES+FORMS+SHAPES=ART

Fernando P. Racelis, Part-Time Librarian - El Paso Community College and Sarah Holloway, Part-Time Librarian - El Paso Community College

Application of the elements of STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math ) in art programs presented at the recently concluded SRC 2019 at EPCC-NW Library.


USE CANVA FOR SIMPLE, HIGH-DESIGN WEB AND PRINT MEDIA GRAPHICS

Lenny Jaquez, Librarian - Burges High School and Priscilla Moreno, Andress High School Librarian - El Paso School District

Learn the basics of Canva. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to many photographs, vectors, graphics, templates, and fonts.

TLA District 6 meeting 10:00-10:30

QUICK SESSIONS 10:30-11:00

AN AMERICAN POET IN IRELAND: A READING

Richard Barakat, Assistant Professor of English - EPCC Northwest Campus

Richard Barakat is a native El Pasoan who lived as a writer in Dublin for over thirty years. He published six books of poetry there, and two were produced by RTE (the national broadcaster). He was honored as a writer by his alma mater, Vassar, on the English Department website: https://english.vassar.edu/after-vassar/richard-barakat-81.html . He returned to El Paso in 2012 and is now a professor in the English Department at El Paso Community College. He has read at the major universities in Ireland, the Irish Hellenic Society, Alliance Française, and UTEP, among others. He will be reading a selection of his work.


TOM LEA AND THE LIBRARY MURALS OF LAS CRUCES

Dylan McDonald, Special Collections Librarian - New Mexico State University

Libraries have used public art to stimulate dialog, promote literacy, explore ideas, and activate space. This presentation explores the history of three depression-era library murals in Las Cruces; the life of muralist, El Pasoan Tom Lea; and the place of public art in libraries.

reforma el paso chapter meeting - 11:00-11:30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS - 11:30-12:20

ALA STEERING COMMITTEE ON ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE: A REVIEW

Dr. John Sandstrom, Acquisitions Librarian - New Mexico State University

The American Library Association is undergoing a major review of its organizational structure in recognition of the changing environment and needs of the library industry. This review is being done by the Steering Committee on Organizational Excellence (SCOE). In this session, Dr. John Sandstrom will review the preliminary recommendations of SCOE and lead a discussion of them. Major points of the discussion will be forwarded to SCOE as part of their requested input.


COMMUNITY FIRST! SAVE THE DOWNTOWN LIBRARY

Marsha Labodda - Friends of the Library & Community First Coalition; Vona Van Cleef - Friends of the Library & Community First Coalition and Rosemary Neill - Community First Coalition

With El Paso city plans to cut downtown library space by 40%, Community First Coalition participants discuss who we are, the issues faced, potential impacts on librarians and patrons, and strategies to cope with funding cuts.


THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF LIBRARIES

Blake Klimasara - El Paso Community College and Lorely Ambriz - El Paso Community College

This workshop will highlight information concerning the history of the library and will cover a wide range of topics from information storage and architecture; it will include the current state of libraries and note how libraries could be within the future.


GRAPHIC MEDICINE: UNLEASHING EMPATHY AS A SUPER POWER

Jenifer Fisher, Research Librarian and Instructor of Medical Humanities – Rocky Vista University; Norice Lee, Associate Library Director - Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine; Erin Palazzolo, Library Director - Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Graphic Medicine is increasingly being used to help engage, encourage and build empathy among various populations. It uses text and images to communicate unique perspectives on personal experiences of illness and health. Explore the genre and gain creative programming ideas.


PICTURE BOOKS FOR OUR TROUBLING TIMES

Sharon Amastae, Librarian and Jackie Dean, Librarian - BRLA Children's and YA Literature Special Interest Group

When Fred Rogers saw scary things in the news, his mother told him to “Look for the helpers.” Helpers are not always people – books can be helpers too. Join us as we share ideas for using picture books with students of all ages to provide comfort and insight into dealing with issues facing society that can be frightening for us all.

LUNCH AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER, OCTAVIO SOLIS - 12:30-1:15

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VENDORS

Author, Richard G. Barakat

Barnes & Noble

National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibit

Border Regional Library Association

Texas Library Association - El Paso Chapter

REFORMA - El Paso Chapter

registration deadline - october 18, 2019

Registration Rates:

$25.00 for TLA, BRLA or REFORMA Members

$30.00 for Nonmembers

$15.00 for Presenters (Member or Nonmembers)

$15.00 for Library School Students

$15.00 for Vendors

$15.00 for Lunch with Keynote Speaker Only


Registration via TLA Website (online payment)

https://txla.org/tla-groups/tla-districts/district-meetings/upcoming-district-meetings/


Registration via Google

https://forms.gle/vTFQcpvc365nT8P77


Registration by Mail - Submit information by Google Form above; mail copy of confirmation e-mail with payment

Please make checks payable to BRLA and mail to the following address:

Sebastian Diaz, BRLA Treasurer | 10805 Bywood Dr. | El Paso, TX 79935

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