Programs on October 8, 2014

Uke Can Do It! Using the Ukulele in Story Time
Columbia, Windsor I & II

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn basic ukulele chords, strum patterns and how to read ukulele chord charts and tab notation. You will then learn several kids’ songs and practice playing and singing together. There will be a songbook for participants to take home, and every participant will receive a ukulele to learn with during the presentation and to take home to their library to use in story time and other programs. Before leaving, participants will know how to tune and take care of their ukulele.

Tour of Daniel Boone Regional Library Facilities
Columbia Public Library, Bradley

“One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.” - Daniel Boone Expel every gloomy and vexatious thought with a tour of the Columbia Public Library, headquarters of the Daniel Boone Regional Library, and the Southern Boone County Public Library, the newest DBRL branch, in Ashland, MO. In Columbia, see recent renovations and the children’s interactive early learning activity area. In Ashland, explore how local history and this small community’s needs shaped its interior design. Transportation is included.

Librarians Build Communities Volunteer Opportunity at The Food Bank
Columbia Public Library, Truman

Be a part of ALA's Librarians Build Communities (LBC) initiative and join your peers for a morning of service. Volunteers will tour The Food Bank’s facilities and spend the morning repackaging food to be sent out to hunger-relief agencies. LBC’s mission is to connect librarians with libraries and community organizations in need to form meaningful relationships. Learn more at The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri is a regional disaster and hunger relief network that acquires and distributes millions of pounds of donated food annually. Food goes to soup kitchens, emergency food pantries, shelters for the abused and homeless, programs for low-income children and senior citizens, and rehabilitation centers. Transportation is provided.

Mizzou LIS Adjunct Workshop
Columbia Public Library, Parliament III

The Library and Information Science Program at University of Missouri iSchool (SISLT) invites their current and prospective adjunct instructors to attend this informative workshop focused on tips and tricks for using online course management tools and teaching online courses. This workshop is specifically organized for MU adjuncts and will provide an opportunity to share experiences, learn about current developments in the LIS program and connect with iSchool's LIS faculty and students. (This pre-conference is limited to prospective and current MU adjuncts.)

Family Story Time
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Enjoy big books, stories, songs and puppets. Ages 2 1/2 (30 mos.) to 5 with a parent.

MLA Play
Columbia, Windsor I & II

Do you need some fresh ideas for your youth programming? Come get your hands on some great ideas. Play a new board or card game. Participate in a game design competition. Make a zombie Barbie. See cosplay and makerspace demonstrations. There will be door prizes! Games for this pre-conference were generously donated by Alderac Entertainment Group, Cheapass Games, Looney Labs, Mayfair Games, North Star Games, Privateer Press, Rio Grande, Smirk and Dagger and Steve Jackson Games.

Friends of the Columbia Public Library Lobby Book Sale
Columbia Public Library, Lobby

The Friends hold sales in the library lobby every Wednesday noon-3 p.m. and every Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All proceeds support library services.

Keynote Address: (re)Start your Engines, Full Speed Ahead! Change, Adaptation, and Revolutions in Libraries
Columbia, Windsor I & II

David Lee King is the Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about emerging trends, website management, digital experience, and social media, and has been published in many library-related journals. David was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker for 2008. His newest book is "Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections." David blogs at

Bookmobile Stop at Harrisburg
Bookmobile, Harrisburg, Lions Club Park

On board, you'll find a full array of library materials and services for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up materials you've requested online or over the phone.

Reference Librarians on the Prowl: Implementing Roving Reference in an Academic Library
Columbia Public Library, Parliament III

We’ve all heard the conversation about integrating more proactive reference services, including roving reference, but budget constraints prevent many librarians from further investigating these new services. As graduate student workers in a university research library, we studied ways to implement roving reference with little to no cost to the library. Armed with an iPad, we went into the four floors of stacks, seeking out students with questions. We will discuss how we implemented this roving reference program and how we measured the results. Our experiences gave us additional ideas about how to be proactive in promoting reference services to reluctant patrons. We will also include an overview of research on roving reference and discuss our separate experiences, including how individual personalities and styles of interaction influence the roving reference outcomes.

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