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2010 DLA Annual Conference

April 29, 2010



12:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open and Ice Cream Social

1:30-2:30 p.m.
 Workshops I (four one-hour workshops):

Writing.  Maribeth Fischer from Rehoboth Beach, DE, is a novelist, founder of the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild and serves as executive director of the annual Writers at the Beach: Pure Sea Glass writing conference.  Fischer teaches workshops in writing and also speaks at medical conferences and to health care workers about writing.   Classics on Facebook.  Sarah Schmelling has written about entertainment, travel, and pop culture for The Washington Post, Paste, Salon, Newsweek, Real Simple, the Los Angeles Times, Variety, and McSweeney’s. Her first book, published in 2009, is Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don’t Float: Classic Lit Signs On to Facebook.
Managing Reaction: A Case Study in Disaster Management. Courtney Wilson, Executive Director, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum.  Mr. Wilson holds a Master’s Degree in American History with specialized post-graduate work in American decorative arts, museum administration, object conservation and museum design.  He has written numerous articles and two books on history and heritage related subjects and earned awards for educational video programming.   Volunteer Management. Theo Loppatto currently serves on the Sussex County Library Advisory Board and the Delaware Council of Libraries. Her last position before retirement from the Montgomery County Maryland Department of Public Libraries was System Volunteer Administrator for Montgomery County’s Department of Public Libraries. Loppatto has a M.L.S. from the University of Maryland.  She participated in an ALA training video on Volunteer Management entitled Volunteers: We Couldn’t do It Without Them. Awarded the “Outstanding Children’s Librarian” for Montgomery County.

2:30-3:00 p.m.
Free time to visit the exhibits

3:00-4:00 p.m. 
Workshops II (four one-hour workshops):

Bibliostat Training.  Despina Wilson, Management Analyst at the Delaware Division of Libraries and data coordinator for the Delaware public libraries and the E-Rate coordinator.  She is the author of The Measure of Library Excellence, published by McFarland Publishers. She has master’s degrees in business and public administration, a degree in accounting and currently a doctoral Ed.D candidate at Wilmington University.   Using Math & Science.  Jennifer Clement. Director, Delaware Center for Youth Development (DCYD), she joined the staff at the Children’s Beach House as the first director of DCYD in 2006. Jennifer has extensive training experience and has presented at the Association for Childhood Education International, California School-Age Consortium,  National Alliance for Black School Educators, National School-Age Child Care Association, and many more.
Fair Use & Copyright. Alan Garfield, professor at the Widener University School of Law.  Professor Garfield graduated from Brandeis University, and earned his Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law where he was a member of the UCLA Law Review and the Order of the Coif (top 10%). Prior to joining the Widener faculty he worked for three years in the litigation department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York City. Professor Garfield writes and teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Copyright and Contracts.  His articles have appeared in numerous law review journals.   Volunteer Management. Theo Loppatto (same workshop offered at 1:30 p.m.)

4:00-4:30 p.m.
Free time to visit the exhibits

4:30-5:15 p.m.
Division Meetings

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Table Talks – cocktails served/cash bar:  
Revisioning the Library in Response to Trends. Stephen Spohn, Senior Consultant, Planning and Assessment, LYRASIS. Spohn is a library consultant and trainer with solid experience in strategic and long-range planning, assessment, accreditation, information literacy and Web development and co-author of the LYRASIS Library Strategic Planning Toolkit. Spohn serves on the team at LYRASIS responsible for technology innovation and evaluating open source solutions for libraries. He holds an M.L.S. from the University of Maryland.

6:30 p.m.
Annual Meeting and Dinner

7:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bertice Berry

Dr. Bertice Berry

Dr. Berry is a successful comedian, author, and motivational speaker who grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, one of seven children of a single mother. The first in her family to graduate from college, she found her way out of poverty through education, first at Florida State University with the help of a wealthy benefactor, then earning her Ph.D. at Kent State University while doing social work. Berry left Kent State to become an award-winning entertainer, lecturer and comedienne with her own TV show. Her awards include the national Comedian of the Year Award, Campus Lecturer of the Year and Campus Entertainer of the Year.


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