Session 2 (9)

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1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Room 410

Laughter Yoga

Presenter: Barbara Molina
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Artist

Laughter yoga (Hasyayoga) is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter. Laughter yoga is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Laughter yoga is done in groups, with eye contact, jokes and playfulness between participants. Forced laughter soon turns into real and contagious laughter.

In order to give the best, we must be our best. Laughter Yoga teaches practical ways to cope with everyday stresses and problems all while having fun and burning some calories! In this session we will work on redeveloping emotional expression and empathy and stimulating lateral thinking, which will help you envision a brighter future for the readers of tomorrow.

Instagram: @sa_reverie (art) and @laugh_rx (Laughter Yoga)

Room 407

Chair Yoga

Teacher: Elisa Barretta
Chair Yoga Instructor

Chair Yoga is a gentle yoga class in which students perform postures and breathing exercises with the aid of a chair.  You will utilize the chair as a seat or support to make poses accessible, and to find new ways to stretch and strengthen the body. Benefits include increased balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion, and stress reduction. You will leave class feeling relaxed and refreshed and you can take these postures back to your desk to continue reaping their benefits throughout your workday.

Room 405

LAPL Ted Talks I

Did you know that your seemingly quiet colleague was a cabaret singer? Were you aware of the artistic talent and business acumen your branch’s MC has? Did it occur to you that the LAPL leader you admire is really a shy person?

Learn about the private lives and passions of your fellow staff members when they share their “other side” at the LAPL Ted Talks.

Dan Nishimoto, Lupie Leyva, Megan Katz, Nina Beck, and Vincent Martinez

Room 404B

Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Artificial Intelligence

Presenters: Gene Perry and Dennis Schnell, Enterprise Application Engineers
What is the sound of Artificial Intelligence (AI) haggling with itself? What sound does AI make when it haggles with another AI bot running the same program? Are they speaking the same language? And for that matter, are WE speaking the same language? Our society is on the verge of a time when there is more information being created by AI than by humans – so what comes next for us and what comes for AI?
Enterprise Application Engineers Gene Perry and Dennis Schnell of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will give us an Information Technology insider’s perspective on AI. They’ll talk through a brief history of AI, some pioneers in the field of AI and what we can make of how both the media and Hollywood spin it. In the age of self-driving cars, super neural networks and machine learning, let’s see what common ground we share, how AI can offer humans value and how we can teach it to embrace values that best embody the human spirit.
Room 404A

Customer Service Improv

Presenter: Todd Johnson
Actor and Director

Todd Johnson has been working in improvisation for over 20 years both on stage and as an improvisational trainer. He teaches these techniques and games to anyone of any experience level from age 8 to 88. If you’ve never done improv, you’ll suddenly feel like you’re back in kindergarten. It’s all about the play!

Room 402B

So You’re Thinking About Library School?!

You’re not (yet!) a librarian, but you’re ready to move into the new roles--Librarian, Branch Manager, Principal--that an M.L.I.S. would open to you. How do you find a good library school, juggle school with work, get the skills and experience you need, and most importantly, pay for it all? Join some of our recent library school grads to get the latest tips on schools, scholarships, and M.L.I.S. success!
Moderator: Candice Mack, Senior Librarian, Young Adult Services (UCLA)
Rae McBride, Children's Librarian, John C. Fremont Branch (UCLA)
Anita Martinez, Bilingual Outreach Librarian, Northeast Area (San Jose State)
Cynthia Palacios, Children's Librarian, Fairfax Branch (University of Arizona)
Stephanie Studer, Library Assistant, Encino-Tarzana Branch (University of North Texas)

Sponsored by The Librarians’ Guild.

Room 402A

Welcome to G Suite at Work: Gmail, Calendar and Contacts

Presenter: Nicolette Stepakoff
Consultant for G Suite
Overwhelmed by a packed calendar and mountain of emails? Learn how to strategically use G Suite, including Gmail, Calendar and Contacts, to make your work life easier.
Room 409AB

Awesome Communication

Presenter: Cheryl Gould
Consultant and learning facilitator, has been working with libraries for 23 years to create engaged staff and happy patrons.
In this session you will practice some key communication skills like listening, accepting offers and “Yes, and….”  Come ready to get out of your seat and communicate with others.
Room 406AB

Sufficiently Advanced YouTube Science Personality

Presenter: Allen Pan
Engineer, Educator, YouTube science personality and overall imagination man

Allen Pan was a fan-favorite contestant on “Myth Busters: The Search” in 2016. Today, Allen's YouTube channel is called Sufficiently Advanced and focuses on building working versions of science fiction and fantasy gadgets. To date, he has more than 34 million views.

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