INFORMATION AND PROGRAMMING FROM PREVIOUS INFORMATION EXCHANGE – SEPT 25, 2015:
Join us for our first-ever FREE conference devoted to helping communities locate and strategize methods to provide better access to information, generate ideas about what libraries are and how knowledge can be shared within a community to improve the lives of its citizens.
This conference is for librarians, educators, business leaders, healthcare providers, activists, city planners—anyone who wants to build resources in their community!
LIBRARIES WITHOUT BORDERS AND THE IdeasBox ON DISPLAY
VISIT WITH PROFESSIONALS IN OUR ConverStations
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ACTIVISM AND PUBLIC POLICY>
ALLISTER CHANG*, Executive Director of Libraries Without Borders
MICKI DIETRICH*, Community Engagement & Outreach Coordinator for the Omaha Public Library
ADRIAN GÓMEZ-MEZA*, Immigrant & Refugee Services Coordinator for the Omaha Public Library
DEENA PROVINCE, Chief Relationship Officer for Nebraska Roots
JULIE SMITH, Program Manager at the Office of Neighborhood Engagement, Omaha
PATRICK JOHN STEVENS, Founder of VoterSnap
ARTS AND CULTURE>
BRYCE BRIDGES, Creator and Editor-in-Chief of Flyover Magazine
AARON MARKLEY, Program Manager at Hear Nebraska
AMY MATHER, Adult Program Manager at Omaha Public Library and host of the podcast “Whatever Mathers”
SARAH ROWSE-BORRELLI, Language Arts & Theater Teacher/Coach at New Berlin Eisenhower Middle/High School, Milwaukee, WI
BRIAN SMITH, Changemaker, Creative Strategist, Blogger and Organizer for TEDxOmaha
SUSAN THOMAS, Former Director of Omaha Creative Institute, Artist Inc.
LAURA VRANES, Librarian at Mary Our Queen School; Art Collector, Writer
DOCUMENTATION AND PRESERVATION>
TIM BENSON, EAB Publishing and Houchen Bindery of Utica, NE
KENT BLANSETT*, Professor of Native American Studies at University of Nebraska at Omaha/Director of the American Indian Digital Research Project
JOYCE NEUJAHR*, Director of Patron Services at University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Criss Library
LISA TONJES MORITZ, Owner and Operator of HOPE Organizing in Omaha
AMY SCHINDLER, Director of Archives and Special Collections, University of Nebraska at Omaha
BRENT COMSTOCK*, Chief Innovator at BCom Solutions, LLC
MICHELLE JANSSEN, Market Research Analyst at ACI Worldwide
PRESTON PETERSON, Connecting Young Nebraskans
DENISE BRITIGAN, PhD, MA, CHES*, Asst Professor, Dept of Health Promotion, Social & Behavioral Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center
ELLEN DUYSEN*, Coordinator for the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
TERI HARTMAN*, Education and Research Services Librarian, University of Nebraska Medical Center’s McGoogan Library of Medicine
CHRISTIAN MINTER, MLIS, Nebraska/Education Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region
SHIREEN S RAJARAM, PhD*, Department of Health Promotion, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health
ATHENA K. RAMOS, MS, MBA, CPM, Community Health Program Manager, Center for Reducing Health Disparities Instructor, Department of Health Promotion, Social, & Behavioral Health for the College of Public Health
LAW AND ADVOCACY>
MARCIA DORITY BAKER, University of Nebraska at Lincoln Schmid Law Library
MARY ANN EUSEBIO*, Information & Assistance Specialist at the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging
JAY A. IRWIN, PhD*, Professor of Sociology, Women’s & Gender Studies Faculty for UNO’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology
MINDY RUSH-CHIPMAN*, Rural Capacity Building Managing Attorney for Justice for our Neighbors
ROBIN SZWANEK*, Associate State Director of Community Outreach, AARP Nebraska
TECH AND DESIGN>
GEOFF DeOLD, AIA, Partner at DeOld Andersen Architecture
ALEX MICHAEL HILL, Owner & Craftsman of Alex Michael Hill Design
KRISTINA PETERS, eLearning Specialist & School Library Liason, Nebraska Department of Education
REBECCA STAVICK*, Executive Director of Omaha’s Do Space and Co-Founder of Open Nebraska
PATRICK JOHN STEVENS, Founder of VoterSnap
ConverStationalists will be added periodically. Keep checking back for updates!
AROMAS + BLISSSelections of coffees and pastries available.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ALICE DREGER Author of Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science and an historian of science, historian of medicine and an (im)patient advocate .
PANEL ONE MISCONCEPTIONS AND BARRIERS TO INFORMATION
What assumptions are keeping access down and how are people limited by access?
MINDY RUSH-CHIPMAN, Rural Capacity Building Managing Attorney for Justice for our Neighbors
PANEL TWO RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE IMPETUS TO ACT
What can access to information mean to the enrichment of our citizens?
SHIREEN S RAJARAM, PhD, Department of Health Promotion, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health
LUNCH (on your own)
SCREENPRINTING with the UNION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
PANEL THREE INITIATING SOLUTIONS AND BROADENING COMMUNICATION
How do we improve access to resources and open dialogues?
ALLISTER CHANG, Executive Director for Libraries Without Borders
Check back for more updates!
For questions about participating in a session, sponsoring or media inquiries contact Melinda Kozel at firstname.lastname@example.org.