Presenting our Virtual Vendor Hall Exhibitors
Scavenger Hunt Rules
Visit and LIVE chat with the different vendor booths until you find your assigned symbol. Click on the symbol to enter your information into the raffle drawings. Prizes will be shipped directly to the winners after each drawing.
Symbols were assigned before the kick-off on 8/6. If you’ve forgotten, no worries! Email us at email@example.com, and we will look it up for you.
YES! Visit the virtual vendor hall at each event for a chance to win!
This is separate from the symbol scavenger hunt. Visit at least three virtual vendor booths, then enter to win a FREE registration to NELA 2021. Drawing will be held at the end of the entire virtual conference series. Participate at each event, and your name can be entered each time you participate!
See gallery below. More prizes are being added!
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Team Schutmaat: A NEW IMAGE: Library Spaces can be Beautiful, Inspiring & Healthy - ALL at the Same Time
Let’s look at how we use our spaces – brief look at the interior - planning for a a safe environment while maintaining visual interest and inviting spaces. Specialty products featured during the recent ALA Virtual Conference: 1) PLAY - interactive game table for people of all ages - antibacterial properties. 2) EZ-VUE magazine display - a newly designed unique way of converting standard shelving into magazine display and storage of back issues, all in the same location. 3) OnSpec flexible height library SHIELD system for protection at service points. 4) OnSpec flexible and reconfigurable table SHIELD system for table tops. 5) ABCOR low carbon footprint shelving end panel and canopy top product with antibacterial properties. 6) ABCOR integrated signage system (IST) for ease of changing end panel signs. 7) OnSpec - Social Distancing Floor Discs - available with custom library design and logo.
Zines as critical creativity and empathetic inquiry
Building inclusive community is about stories. It is the sharing of and listening to the personal narratives that are oftentimes silenced and ignored in mainstream media. Zines are one way to effectively share stories by blending critical creativity and empathetic inquiry. Whether it's creating zines in a classroom, starting a library zine club, running zine workshops or building zine collections, the power of personal narratives is the same; it brings folx together. Creating zines provides a space for deeper thinking and the understanding of the world and our unique positionality. By centering zines, we learn about others through empathetic inquiry.
"Good Naked" An Expressive Writing Workshop
Join author and writing instructor Joni B. Cole in this expressive writing workshop that encourages you to tap into your own creativity and courage. In this lively, interactive session, you will write from a "prompt" as a means of discovering meaningful material, and then share aloud in the group . While it can feel nerve-wracking to expose such raw writing, you will be rewarded with appreciation, and insights into how to engender a productive, positive creative process, right from the very first draft. Bring along a notepad or laptop, and leave all self doubts at the door.
3:15pm – 4:15pm
Graphic Medicine and Public Libraries: Tools for Health Literacy, and Community Engagement
Public libraries and community-based organizations have used graphic medicine, comics and grahic novels with health, wellness and disease themes, to fight stigma and increase health literacy through book clubs, pairing graphic medicine texts with trusted health information, and including graphic medicine in health observance displays. Using and building on resources already owned by the library, dedicated graphic medicine collections and programming can increase health literacy, and fight misinformation and stigma by exposing patrons and staff to new health concepts and experiences.
Technical Services Table Talk
A Table Talk is designed to be an interactive session with lots of attendee participation. Therefore, this program will have an attendance limit of 20 people, and attendees will be encouraged to turn on their cameras. Join an open ended Table Talk for Technical Services staff! Although Technical Services staff are often hidden away in the backrooms of many libraries, they are often implementing creative solutions to many different issues and problems. Come prepared to share at least one innovative idea, workflow, and/or resource that has been helpful to you in your technical services work. Attendees should feel confident that they will gain at least one new insight from this Table Talk and hopefully many more!
FTC Cybersecurity Tips and Resources for Librarians
This presentation will provide cybersecurity best practices for librarians and library patrons seeking information on how to keep sensitive data secure and to effectively respond to any data breach. Attendees also will learn about FTC programming and other resources enabling librarians to inform their patrons about cybersecurity, how to avoid scams, and how to recover from identity theft. This hour-long program will be presented by PowerPoint, will be interactive, will include searchable data, and will provide real life examples from FTC cases.
Equitable Access to Digital Content Panel
Learn how New England libraries are fighting back against publisher restrictions on e-content. Julie Holden will describe RILA’s multi-part response to the Macmillan embargo, involving the state’s executive and legislative branches, working with the state’s Congressional delegation, and even holding their first press conference. Jason Villani will put these issues into broader context, including libraries and their role in the ecology of knowledge, libraries vs monopoly capitalism, and how big publishing’s business practices negatively impact libraries and library users, as well as copyright in the context of monopoly capitalism as highlighted in the lawsuit against the Internet Archives National Digital Library.