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2024 TRAILS Montana Academic Library Symposium

May 22–24, 2024, hosted at Great Falls College MSU with assistance from The University of Providence and the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Touro University.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - Preconference

Hosted at Great Falls College MSU

2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, MT, 59405

Time Description Location
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

TRAILS General Council Meeting - Library Directors

Includes coffee, tea, and pastries

Heritage Hall
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

General Council Lunch

Lunch provided by TRAILS

Heritage Hall
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Wellness Session: MicroStress – Quincie Jones (optional)

or

Break

Weaver Library
1:10 – 2:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Training: Share & Share Alike (Alma Resource Sharing) –Chris Vance, Erik Larson, and Shelley Ramberg 

Hybrid

Online Meeting Link: https://gfcmsu.webex.com/meet/TRAILS2024

B101 or Online
1:30 – 4:00 p.m. 

Vendor Set-Up

Atrium 
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Session: ACRL Getting Started with Project Outcome for Academic Libraries - Gena Parsons-Diamond

Hybrid

Online Meeting Link: https://montana.webex.com/meet/d73d435

R281

2:10 – 3:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Training: Alma Letters – Nathan Sonnenschein

Hybrid

Online Meeting Link: https://gfcmsu.webex.com/meet/TRAILS2024

B101 or Online
3:10 – 4:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Training: An Introduction to Alma Analytics –  Molly Arrandale 

Hybrid

Online Meeting Link: https://gfcmsu.webex.com/meet/TRAILS2024

B101 or Online

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Break

5:00  7:00 p.m.

Reception @ C. M. Russell Museum

400 13th St N, Great Falls MT 59401

C. M. Russell Museum

 

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Hosted at Great Falls College MSU

2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, MT, 59405

Time Description Location
7:00  8:00 a.m.

Vendor Set-Up

Atrium
7:30 8:00 a.m.

Sunrise Yoga - Jerusha Shipstead (optional)

In-person only

TBD

8:00  8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Snacks and coffee will be available in the library all-day

Weaver Library
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Stephanie Erdmann, Pamela Benjamin

Hybrid – online & in-person viewing options

Online Meeting Link: https://gfcmsu.webex.com/meet/TRAILS2024

B101 or Online
9:00  9:50 a.m.

Keynote Speaker Cory Doctorow
Overcoming the Enshittocene: Why Everything is Terrible and What to Do About It

Hybrid – online presenter with online & in-person viewing options

Online Meeting Link: https://gfcmsu.webex.com/meet/TRAILS2024

B101 or Online

10:00 - 10:50 a.m.


 

Session 1: Surveillance Publishing in the Large Language Model Era – Jeff Pooley

Hybrid – online presenter with online & in-person viewing options

Online Meeting Link: https://montana.webex.com/meet/d73d435

Session 2: Who's Afraid of Artificial Intelligence?  John Pannell 

In-person only

R281 or Online

 

 

 

R277

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Session 1: Beneath the Hype: A Look at Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries Amanda Wheatley & Sandy Hervieux 

Hybrid – online presenter with online & in-person viewing options

Online Meeting Link: https://montana.webex.com/meet/d73d435

Session 2: Ethical Concerns in Scholarly Publishing – Daniel Kulp (COPE)

Hybrid – online presenter with online & in-person viewing options

Online Meeting Link: https://msubillings.webex.com/meet/v99c334

R281 or Online

 

 

 

R277 or Online

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1:30 – 1:50 p.m.

Wellness Session: Resilience  Quincie Jones (optional)

In-person only

Vendor Exploration in Atrium

In-person only

Weaver Library

 

Atrium

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.

Session 1: State Policy and Public Education  Alex Sakariassen (Montana Free Press) 

In-person only

Session 2: Educational Gag Orders – Sam LaFrance (PEN America)

In-person only

R281

 

 

R277

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

 

 

 

Session 1: Implementing AI Responsibly in Libraries and Archives – Sara Mannheimer, Doralyn Rossmann, Scott Young, and Natalie Bond 

In-person only

Session 2: Which World? Using Far-Fetched Scenarios to Map the Future of Academic Libraries in Montana – Dawn La Valle

Hybrid – online & in-person viewing options

Online Meeting Link : https://msubillings.webex.com/meet/v99c334

R281

 

 

 

R277 or Online

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Group Tours @ University of Providence & TouroCOM

Led by Lindsay Berg (UP) & Belinda Potter (Touro)

In-person only

Providence: 1301 20th Street South (Campus Map)

Touro: 2801 18th Ave S

If you signed up for the tour please meet in Weaver Library between 3:50-4 p.m.

(driving required, carpooling recommended)

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Group Tour @ Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art (optional) 

In-person only

1400 1st Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401

Meet at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art by 5:25 p.m.

(driving required, carpooling recommended)

7:00 pm When Books Went to War Book Discussion - Anne Kish TBD

 

Friday, May 24, 2024

Hosted at Great Falls College MSU

2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, MT, 59405

Time Description Location
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Wellness Session: Movement Activities - Selena Coburn (optional) Weaver Library
8:00  8:50 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Snacks and coffee will be available in the library until 12:00 p.m.

Weaver Library

9:00 9:50 a.m.

 

 

Session 1: Perspectives on Montana's Libraries Panel
An overview of the status of Montana libraries in the K12, public, and academic sectors.

In-person only

Session 2: The New Wave of Censorship in Libraries and Universities – Aaron Terr (FIRE)

Hybrid – online & in-person viewing options

Online Meeting Link:  https://msubillings.webex.com/meet/v99c334

R281

 

 

R277 or Online

10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Session 1: Database Censorship – Hannah McKelvey

In-person only

Session 2: ACRL Past, Present Future Anne Kish & Morgan Ray

In-person only

R281

 

R277

11:00 - 11:50

Session 1: The "Community" in Community College Aaron LaFromboise

In-person only

Session 2: TRAILS Next Steps: Updates from Consultant Recommendation Task Forces Task Force Chairs

Hybrid – online & in-person viewing options

Online Meeting Link:  https://msubillings.webex.com/meet/v99c334

R280



R277 or Online
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch, Closing Session & TRAILS Appreciation Award Ceremony

In-person only, catered lunch 

Heritage Hall