2016 ULC Annual Forum Agenda

Tuesday, October 4

 4:00 - 6:00 pm Registration and Badge Pick Up — Basie Ballroom Foyer

 

Wednesday, October 5

 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Registration and Badge Pick Up — Basie Ballroom Foyer
 10:00 - 11:00 am Optional Tour of The Kansas City Public Library — Meet in the Main Level Hotel Foyer

Pre-conference Session

 
 1:00 - 1:45 pm ULC Member Briefing Count Basie Ballroom A
Michael Sherrod, ULC Executive Board Chair
Susan Benton, President and CEO, Urban Libraries Council

Conference Kickoff

 
 2:00 - 5:00 pm Welcome to Kansas City — Count Basie Ballroom B/C
Crosby Kemper III, Director, The Kansas City Public Library
  ULC Annual Forum — ULC Libraries: Getting to the Evidence
Susan Benton, President and CEO, Urban Libraries Council
Victoria Wegener, Conference Facilitator
  What I See
Deborah Fallows, Contributing Writer, The Atlantic
  Leaders Focused on Outcomes
Councilman Quinton Lucas, City Council, Kansas City, Missouri
Janice Kreamer, Chairman of the Board, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Scott Smith, Co-Chair, KC Rising
  The Library Context
Education and Learning: Gleniece Robinson, Library Director, Fort Worth Library
Digital Inclusion: Richard Kong, Director, Skokie Public Library
Healthy, Sustainable Communities: Kristen Sorth, Library Director, St. Louis County Library
  Digging Deeper
Facilitated table discussions
Keenon McCloy, Director, Memphis Public Library and Information Center
Rebecca Stavick, Executive Director, Do Space
Lois Langer Thompson, Director, Hennepin Public Library
 5:00 pm Adjourn for the day
 6:00 - 7:30 pm Welcome Reception The Kansas City Public Library
Crosby Kemper III, Director, The Kansas City Public Library
John W. Laney, Library Board Trustee, Mid-Continent Public Library

 

Thursday, October 6

 8:30 - 9:00 am Breakfast Basie Ballroom Foyer
 9:00 - 10:45 am Welcome Back Count Basie Ballroom B/C
Tricia Suellentrop, Deputy County Librarian, Johnson County Library
  Telling Your Story
Laura Packer, Storyteller and Writer
  Getting to Evidence
Education and Learning: Maggie Jacobs, Director of Educational Programs, New York Public Library
Digital Inclusion: Seth Ervin, Associate Director, Access and Organizational Initiatives, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Healthy, Sustainable Communities: Sarah Campbell, Executive Director and Jenna Mayotte, Associate Director, Portland Public Library
 10:45 - 11:00 am Break
 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Telling Your Story Discussion
Facilitated table discussions
  Spotlight on Biblio Bistro
Michael Lambert, Deputy City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library
  More Evidence
Timothy Cherubini, Executive Director, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies
 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch — Basie Ballroom Foyer
 1:00 - 2:00 pm Leadership for Impact
G. Shawn Hunter, Founder and President of Mindscaling
  Spotlight on See you on the Outside
Kelvin Watson, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Queens Library
 2:00 - 2:15 pm Break
 2:15 - 3:30 pm What is your ROI?
Chris Kuehl, Economic Analyst and Managing Director, Armada Corporate Intelligence
Kent Oliver, Director, Nashville Public Library
Bill Ptacek, Chief Executive Officer, Calgary Public Library
  Free for All
Lucie A. Faulknor, Producer, Serendipity Films, LLC
Dawn Logsdon, Director, Producer, Serendipity Films, LLC
 3:30 pm Adjourn for the day
 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Walk, Talk, and Tour (optional) Meet in Main Level Hotel Foyer
Attendees will select their tour when they pick up their registration materials

Available Tours:

  • Explore the Explorastorium
  • Stroll the City Market
  • Crossroads Art Tour
  • Kansas City Landmarks in South Downtown
 6:30 - 9:00 pm Innovations and Awards Celebration — The Gallery
Reception, Dinner, and Awards Presentation
Michael Sherrod, ULC Executive Board Chair
Joel Nichols, Kansas City Live Anchor

 

Friday, October 7

 8:30 - 9:00 am Breakfast Basie Ballroom Foyer
 9:00 - 11:00 am Welcome Back Count Basie Ballroom B/C
Steve Potter, Library Director and CEO, Mid-Continent Public Library
  Libraries Moving Forward
Facilitated table discussions
  Spotlight on Daddy Bootcamp
Pilar Martinez, Chief Executive Officer, Edmonton Public Library
  Why it All Matters
Kevin Powell, Writer and Activist
  Bringing it all Together
Susan Benton, President and CEO, Urban Libraries Council
 11:00 am Adjourn
 11:00 - 11:15 am Break
 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

ULC Member Group Meetings (library staff only)

  • Directors
  • Deputy Directors
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Education Leaders
  • Tech Leaders
  • Collections
  • Development Directors
  • Library Trustees