2013 LRL Professional Development Seminar - AGENDA AND HANDOUTS

Sept. 18-20, 2013
Boise, Idaho

Agenda, Handouts and Selected Session Recordings

Tuesday, Sept. 17  
3:00-5:30 pm (at hotel) Registration  
Wednesday, Sept. 18  
8:00-5:00 pm (at Capitol) Registration
9:00-9:30 am Welcome and Introductions
Jeff Youtz, Director, Idaho Legislative Services Office
Sabah Eltareb, Assistant Director, California Research Bureau; LRL Chair
Kristin Ford, Librarian, Idaho Legislative Library
9:30-10:30 am Five Minutes of Fame: What’s New in Your Library 
A chance for everyone to catch up on what is hot at your legislative library in this roundtable session!
Leaders: Sabah Eltareb and Kristin Ford
10:45 am-Noon Tour of Idaho State Capitol 
Our hostess with the mostest, Kristin Ford, will give us a guided tour of the newly renovated Idaho Capitol.
12:00-1:00 pm Luncheon at Capitol
1:15-2:15 pm

Evolution of a Legislative Library Website
Legislative library websites are always works in progress! North Carolina’s librarians will share experiences developing their website - its creation, design, content decisions, ongoing challenges and future plans. Bring your own ideas for invigorating and improving this method of collecting and disseminating information.
Speakers: Julia Covington and Jane Basnight, Reference Librarians; Cathy Martin, Legislative Librarian. North Carolina Legislative Library

PowerPoint Slides

2:15-3:15 pm

Social Media and Libraries 
YouTube, Pinterest, MySpace, Facebook, Tumblr, RSS Feeds, Twitter, Instagram, GooglePlus!  With social media technology flying fast and furious, how’s a librarian to know which technologies are worth the time investment?  Explore the most effective social media for libraries to connect with people.
Speaker: Mary Camp, Director, Texas Legislative Reference Library

Recorded Presentation
PowerPoint Slides

3:30-5:00 pm

Finding the Statistics Your Legislator Needs with American Factfinder 
Information from the Census 2010 is out there, but can you find it when you need it?  Learn how to formulate your searches effectively from an expert.
Speaker: Linda Clark, U.S. Census Bureau

PowerPoint Slides

Additional Handouts

►  Census 50 Ways Census Data Are Used
►  Census LRL AFF Advanced Search DIY
►  Census Quick Reference Guide
►  Census ACS Data Products

6:30-9:00 pm
Van will leave from the Hampton Inn at 6 p.m.
Optional Social Event:  Idaho Shakespeare Festival  
The Shakespeare Festival is one of Kristin’s favorite summer activities!  This is an outdoor theater and you can bring your own picnic dinner with wine, or there is a café there where you can purchase delicious box meals. Approx. 7-9:30 p.m. The play that will be running during the PDS is “The Foreigner” (okay, so it’s not Shakespeare, but it’s nonstop hilarity in the form of a faux foreigner! www.idahoshakespeare.org
Thursday, Sept. 19  
9:00-10:15 am

Nonpartisan Research in a Partisan World 
Dr. David Adler is the Director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University. A recipient of teaching, civic and writing awards, Dr. Adler has published works on American constitutional law. Known for their non-partisan nature, his scholarly writings have been reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, widely cited by political scientists, historians and law professors, and invoked by both Republicans and Democrats serving in all three branches of government. He has consulted with members of Congress from both parties on a variety of constitutional issues, including impeachment, the war power and treaty termination. He earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.
Speaker: Dr. David Adler, Boise State University

Recorded Presentation (link includes both Dr. Adler and Dr. Moncrief's presentation)

10:30-11:45 am

State Legislatures, Past and Present
Dr. Gary Moncrief is a University Foundation Research Scholar and University Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Boise State University. Dr. Moncrief received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. In addition to serving on the BSU faculty for over 30 years, he has been a visiting professor at the University of Washington and Rutgers University. Dr. Moncrief has published five books and more than 55 journal articles and book chapters on various aspects of state politics, especially redistricting and state legislatures.
Speaker: Dr. Gary Moncrief, Boise State University

PowerPoint Slides
Recorded Presentation  (Dr. Moncrief's presentation starts at approximately 1:22:00 in the tape. It is preceded by Dr. Adler's presentation.)

Noon-1:00 pm Picnic in Capitol Park
1:00-3:00 pm Boise Trolley Tour 
Explore Boise with a 90-minute narrated tour of Boise's historic downtown district. Enjoy the experience of riding on board a replica trolley car and visiting the mansions of the Warm Springs neighborhood, the grounds of the old territorial Penitentiary, the Basque Block, attractions of Hyde Park and the downtown section of our governmental city.
3:15-4:15 pm

The Art of the Reference Interview 
To get your patron the information they need, it’s essential to ask all of the right questions at the outset. Hear from an experienced librarian on the art of the reference interview.
Speaker: Sonia Gavin, Montana Legislative Information Resources Manager

► PowerPoint Slides

4:15-5:30 pm

Exemplary Service, Exemplary Staff, Exemplary Self: The Power of Professional Development (Watch it Live)
How can we be better at what we do?  Delve into the philosophical and practical aspects of being the best we can be!
Speaker: Eddie Weeks, Legislative Librarian, Tennessee General Assembly

Recorded Presentation
PowerPoint Slides

6:00 pm LRL Dutch Treat Dinner at The Bardenay Restaurant 
Friday, Sept. 20  
9:00-10:45 am

Dealing with Difficult Patrons and Workplace Safety 
Does your office have a safety plan in place? Whether or not your workplace has security that the TSA would envy, there are ways we can all improve workplace safety by defusing angry patrons and keeping an eye on each other.
Speaker: Sabah Eltareb, Assistant Director, California Research Bureau; LRL Chair

PowerPoint Slides

11:00-12:15 pm Public Records and Public Research 
State public records laws sometimes blur the distinction, for librarians, between providing access to records and actually doing research for private parties. How much work do we do FOR the requester who is a legislator?  A legislative staffer?  A member of the media?  A state resident vs. a non-state resident?
Speaker: Kristin Ford, Librarian, Idaho Legislative Library
12:15 pm Seminar concludes