If session recordings are available, they are linked below.

K-12 Library Sessions

10/27 8:45 – 9:00 am Welcome

10/27 9:05 – 9:35 am Education Networks of America (ENA)

Foster Engagement at a Distance Using Collaboration Tools. In this session we will explore the question “How do I engage my students at a distance?” We’ll share how you can use video conferencing tools like Zoom to facilitate remote learning, and online curriculum tools like BrainPOP to incorporate standards-aligned content. Attendees will discover how they can utilize Zoom to securely engage students in virtual lessons and effectively manage their digital classrooms. We’ll also demonstrate how educators can create classrooms on BrainPOP so students can complete their interactive assignments at home.

10/27 9:40 – 10:10 am Royston Publishing and additional content

10/27 10:15 – 10:45 am Mackin

Our world has changed.  Our libraries are changing, and we must have options available for students who are learning virtually and/or on devices.  MackinVIA is proud to be able to partner with MNPS to bring digital resources to the students of the Nashville area. Join Laura to learn about MackinVIA, MNPS’ contracted digital platform.  From the basics to deep searches, we will go over everything you need to get your students onboard with MackinVIA.

10/27 10:50 – 11:20 am Rainbow Books

With over 330,000 titles available, Rainbow Book Company is a one stop shop for the best in PreK to YA fiction and non-fiction print and digital materials. Our full-service company specializes in providing your library with a diverse array of titles, from state award lists to bilingual and Spanish language books. Let us bring the books to you for an in-person sample driven selection process or we are also available virtually and by phone. With hands on sales staff, MARC record uploads, free shipping and free shelf-ready processing, you’ll find everything you need at the end of our rainbow!

10/27 11:25 – 11:55 am Bound to Stay Bound Books

10/27 12:00 – 12:30 pm GALE
Gale Resources Supporting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

10/27 12:35 – 12:50 pm Closing/Raffle for DataFest Sessions

10/27 1:00 – 1:45 Engaging Virtual Learners with Dr. Ashley Stanley from LMU (at 8:42 in recording)

Educators face many challenges in 2020, one of those be challenge of teaching virtually in various ways across the state.  The need for the use of effective instructional strategies is a must for the virtual classroom in today’s world.  The presentation will cover 3 main instructional strategies librarians can use to motivate and engage students in a virtual classroom setting: 1) Use of props; 2) Use of Total Physical Response TPR); 3) Use of technology.  This session will give attendees 10 examples of fun and engaging online strategies to use and teach with in the virtual classroom.

10/27 3:00 – 3:45 Keep Your Library Open Using Google Slides Kelly Shipman (Shelby Co. Schools)  (at 41:27 in recording)

This pandemic has closed a lot of school and public libraries.  Creating a virtual classroom using Google Slides will allow some services and instruction to remain open.  This will help you reach patrons when they can’t come to you.  I will show you how to create your own virtual library.  Bitmoji account and Google Account are very helpful.

Public Library Sessions

10/28 8:45 – 9:35 am Keynote by Andrea Blackman, Head of Special Collections at Nashville Public Library.

10/28 9:40 – 10:10 am Ingram

iCurate Coming Soon and iCurate Core

10/28 10:15 – 10:45 am PressReader

10/28 10:50 – 11:20 am Networking/Break

10/28 11:25 – 11:55 am Baker and Taylor

10/28 12:00 – 12:30 pm Transparent Language Online: Overview and New Features by Lauren Gancarz (at 1:09 in recording)

With Transparent Language Online, your patrons can learn over 110 languages, including ESL, through reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities. Just getting started with Transparent Language Online, or training someone new? In this presentation, we will cover a basic introduction (or refresher!) to the Transparent Language Online for Libraries system. We will also highlight some recent updates to Transparent Language Online!

10/28 12:35 – 12:50 pm Closing/Raffle (at 1:41 in recording)

10/28/2020, 2:00PM – 2:45PM Creating Dynamic and Interactive Digital Programming for Families, presented by Kip Polmanteer and Jennifer Johnson, Johnson City Public Library

In answer to the call for inventive digital programming, we created two online series that encourage audience participation and appeal to a wide age range. From storyline content to basic video editing, and setwork to social media marketing, we will cover the fundamentals of designing a program that will keep your young patrons (and their parents) entertained and help create meaningful interaction between your staff and community.

10/28/2020, 3:00PM – 3:45PM Plant Your Mission and Watch it Grow, presented by Melissa Clark and Maddie Hicks, Millersville Public Library of Sumner County (at 1:49 in recording)

How can a library’s mission create an environment that cultivates growth in the community, regardless of the challenges that the community is facing?  The Millersville Public Library staff looks at the landscape of our community’s needs and designs our responses by addressing both the deficiencies in our environment and resources and the strengths of our staff and materials.  We build our plans around what we naturally have in order to produce an organic, holistic approach to community service.  Our staff will demonstrate how our mission empowered us to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 and grow our library’s services throughout the closures, limited patron access, and social distancing requirements.

10/28/2020, 4:00PM – 4:45PM Interlibrary Loan in the Age of COVID, presented by Amanda Dembiec, Nashville Public Library (ILL) (at 2:49 in recording)

Nashville Public Library recently undertook an eight-week study to explore what impact COVID has had on our Interlibrary Loan services. This is a bi-annual study that looks at how much money we save by using the statewide Firefly courier vs. mailing books via the US Postal Service. This year we also considered how long it takes for us to fill requests and how our current request numbers for both lending and borrowing compare to pre-COVID levels. Every library in Tennessee was affected in some manner by COVID, whether they were shut down, are shut down, or never shut down, so we asked our fellow libraries about their experiences and compiled their answers. Only by knowing where we currently stand, with budgets, with timing, and with safety, will we be able make the necessary adjustments in order to find the best path back to ‘normal.’

Academic/Special Library Sessions

10/29 9:00 – 9:45 am Welcome

10/29 9:50 – 10:20 am Network of the National Library of Medicine

10/29 10:25 – 10:55 am EBSCO

OpenAthens: next-generation authentication system with single sign-on components, designed to improve authentication, accessibility, and analytics.
Academic Search Ultimate & Business Source Ultimate: full-text cost-saving solution to help strengthen overall library collections. NEW title lists available!
EBSCO Faculty Select: empowers libraries to directly support textbook affordability and OER (open educational resource) efforts through a single searchable interface.
EBSCO eBooks: forge a clear path to success and support the digital needs of students, remote learners and faculty with access to high-quality academic e-books. Recent enhancements and updates include: accessibility and interface improvements, DRM free titles, EPUB titles, and free MARCs.

10/29 11:00 – 11:30 am Duke University Press

10/29 11:35 – 12:05 pm Mometrix

Mometrix is actively assisting academic libraries around the nation with robust test preparation solutions for their students and faculty. Mometrix eLibrary is the world’s most comprehensive test preparation database with study materials for over 1,800 different standardized exams. In this session, Brian and Tanner (subbing for Jay Willis) will be sharing how academic libraries are leveraging Mometrix eLibrary to maintain high-quality exam preparation for students as learning takes place on and off campus. More information will be provided on accessibility features, ease of implementation, and during the presentation, a convention-exclusive discount code will be announced.

10/29 12:10 – 12:40 pm Bloomsbury

10/29 12:45 – 1:15 pm Teton Data Systems

Primal Pictures resources are the world’s most medically accurate and detailed 3D graphic renderings of human anatomy. With benchmark anatomy, physiology, and clinical content, Primal Pictures is widely accepted as the best in class and used by thousands of health science educators, students and practitioners worldwide to teach, learn and practice.

10/29 1:20 – 1:50 pm Docuseek

10/29 1:55 – 2:10 pm Closing/Raffle

10/29 2:10 – 2:30 pm Networking/Break

10/29/2020, 2:30PM – 2:45PM Face to Face Instruction Post COVID-19, presented by Amber Wessies, Union University

My poster will explore changes to instruction sessions due to social distancing guidelines. The administration of Union University returned to in person classes for the Fall 2020 semester The administration provided teaching guidelines for our return to in person classes for the Fall 2020 semester. These guidelines include encouraging social distancing, limiting group work, and flexibility for students who were unable to attend classes in person. Several changes to our previous teaching methods were needed including virtual opportunities to explore library resources, methods for including individual gamification and competition, and flexibility with instruction spaces to allow distance between students. I will show case different technology tools I incorporated into my instruction sessions to engage students while still following administration guidelines. I will also discuss methods the instruction librarians used to keep social distancing within instructional spaces. Although many universities are still practicing virtual learning, we do not know how long the concepts of social distancing guidelines and the impacts of COVID-19 on education will last. Exploring technology tools that can be used for both in person and virtual learning is beneficial for librarians with the increase of hybrid instruction. In addition, librarians and educators are always looking for tools and tips to add to their instruction toolbox.

10/29/2020, 3:00PM – 3:45PM Meeting the Challenges of COVID-19 at Union University Library, an Academic Library in West Tennessee, presented by Savannah Patterson, Union University

COVID 19 brought an immense number of challenges in 2020 where academic librarians were challenged to meet patrons’ needs.  This presentation follows the challenges that Union University, an academic library in rural West Tennessee, faced during the global pandemic.

10/29/2020, 4:00PM – 4:45PM Changing Our Game, Not Our Mission, presented by Andrea Fowler, Trevecca Nazarene University   Lanette Strickland, 615-248-1548, lrstrickland@trevecca.edu Beth Purtee, 615-248-1455, bpurtee@trevecca.edu

This past spring, when universities suddenly pivoted to virtual learning and libraries all over the world closed their doors, Waggoner Library was no exception. We were closed to the public for several months, with all library personnel working from home. During the time our physical building was closed, and now since reopening, our game plan may have changed, but our mission has stayed the same: Waggoner Library is dedicated to facilitating education and research by providing access to resources and quality services for our University community.  In this session, three librarians from Waggoner Library will share how the library has continued to fulfill our mission during a time of increased expectations and decreased budgets. We have adapted services and added new ones to better support our campus community. Our experiences include providing virtual reference and instruction and maximizing our resources through interlibrary loan, grant writing, and creative staffing.

Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) Sessions

10/30 9:00 – 9:30 am HeritageQuest Online, Sarah Palmer

HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry, offers users a wealth of genealogical content to search and explore. This 30-minute session will review the content available in HeritageQuest, best practices for searching and tips for patrons working on family history projects.

10/30 9:35 – 10:05 am Nashville Tennessean, Sarah Palmer

ProQuest has a number of Newspaper products and the Nashville Tennessean is available in all of them – Historic, Recent and Newsstream. This 30-minute session will cover the different digitization formats, date ranges available also discuss tips for searching.  The session will review ways to help users have the best experience while navigating the Nashville Tennessean.

10/30 10:15 – 10:45 am World Book Online: Supporting Remote Learning, Megan Crowley

World Book Online has creative ways to bridge the gap between in-person and remote support for patrons and schools. Join us for new ways to engage with World Book – from distance learning ideas to making resources more accessible at home. We’ll help you connect with users from afar including creating virtual spaces with World Book links.

10/30 10:55 – 11:25 am For TEL: Stretch Your Gale Resource Skills, Tammi VanBuren

Feeling comfortable with your Gale resources but want to stretch your skills a little? This session is for you! You’ll discover advanced methods for using resource features and document tools. If you’ve developed basic skills using your Gale resources from the Tennessee Electronic Library, join this webinar for tips and tricks to help your users zero in on what they’re really after!

10/30 11:30 am – 12:00 pm  Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep from TEL, Tammi Van Buren
Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep from the Tennessee Electronic Library supports users building resumes, job hunting, or searching for new careers. In this webinar we will explore the user-friendly tools available to discover career paths and craft professional resumes and job application materials.