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Format: 11/21/2017 - 7pm
Format: 11/21/2017 - 7pm
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Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Nuts and Bolts for Friends, Trustees, and Foundations Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
S219
Description :

The popular Nuts & Bolts program will feature speakers addressing topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and advocates. RSVP to united@ala.org. Coffee and meet & greet will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is on your own. Agenda available online at www.ala.org/united.

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Isn't it Romantic Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N263
Description :

A panel of popular romance writers will discuss their books and will sign copies following the program. Authors include Jeaniene Frost, Penelope Douglas, Deborah Coonts, Shelley Coriell, and Ryan Winfield. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

8:30am - 10:00am
Public Library Trustee Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 04
Description :

Are you a library trustee? If so, join this informal discussion group and bring your best practices to share and questions to ask of fellow trustees from across the country.

Interests :

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting (UNITED) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N217
Description :

Board members will discuss the current and future goals of the United for Libraries division.

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
3D Printers and Library Policies Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N237
Description :

Many public and academic libraries are making 3D printers available for patron use. A panel of speakers will talk about this new trend, including concerns and issues to address when creating library policies related to patron access to and use of 3D printers.

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
An Hour of Power: United for Libraries Leaders Orientation Orientation Session Las Vegas Convention Center
N263C
Description :

Both longtime and new United for Libraries committee members and officers are welcome to join this program to find out everything you need to know to be effective in your volunteer leadership for United for Libraries.

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Quirky Books for Quirky Librarians Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

A panel of authors who have stepped around, through, and outside of the box will discuss their wonderfully offbeat subjects in this popular program. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program. Authors include Ben Parzybok, Jennifer Holland, Ian Doesher, Andrew Mayne, Liz Climo, and Caitlin Dougherty. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
First Author, First Book: Veteran & Rookies Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N220
Description :

A best-selling veteran author and debut authors will speak about their books and writing experiences. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program - your chance to get a signed first edition or ARC from tomorrow's literary star! Authors include Jim McGinty, Will Thomas, Adi Alsaid, Oscar Goodman, and Kimberly Elkins. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Hot Picks for Book Clubs Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N236
Description :

Join best-selling authors as they discuss what makes their latest work absolutely perfect for book clubs! Authors will sign their books following the event. Authors include Ana Castillo, Julie Lawson Timmer, Ann Hood, and Rebecca Rasmussen. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Getting a Bigger Piece of the Pie: Effective Communication with Funders & Policy Makers Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

Learn from the experts about how to get to know, communicate with, and influence those who approve your library's budget. Even in tough times, there are strategies to get your more.

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hot Books from Small Press Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N218
Description :

Authors will speak about their books available from small press publishers. Authors include Robert Dawson, Adele Griffin, and Russ Kick. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Foundation Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Caesars Palace
Neopolitan III
Description :

Library staff, Trustees, and others interested in learning more about library foundations are invited to join others from around the country in a free flowing moderated discussion about issues unique to library foundations.

Sunday, June 29 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Laugh’s On Us! Sponsored by Sage [$] Social event, Ticketed event Paris
Versailles Ballroom
Description :

Join Paula Poundstone, national spokesperson for United for Libraries, along with a host of other hilarious writers for this evening of fun and laughter. Authors include Eric Kaplan, Anthony Breznican, Stephanie Evanovich, and Issa Rae (additional authors to be announced at www.ala.org/united). Wine and cheese platters are included along with free books signed by the authors. Note that this program ends after the buses run so arrange to bring a friend or two and share a cab!

Cost :
advance purchase = $49 for United members, $55 others, $60 at the door

Monday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
United for Libraries President's Program featuring Author and High Wire Artist Philippe Petit Presidents program, Speaker series Las Vegas Convention Center
N249
Description :

Join United for Libraries President Rod Wagner for a talk, performance, and book signing by Philippe Petit, subject of the Academy Award-winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire, and author of "To Reach the Clouds" and "Why Knot?" Petit has been artist-in-residence of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for more than 30 years, and has performed on the high wire more than 80 times around the world. He also lectures, practices magic, and street juggles. He has been a featured speaker at TED and other national venues.

Monday, June 30 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gala Author Tea Sponsored by ReferenceUSA [$] Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 02 & 03
Description :

Join United for Libraries' traditional author tea featuring a panel of bestselling authors discussing their works while you enjoy a light repast of sweet and savory snacks. Authors include Heather Gudenkauf, Laurie R. King, James Rollins, Jean Kwok, and Emily St. John Mandel. Buy your ticket early for this often sell-out event. Book signings follow with free books galore!

Cost :
advance purchase = $49 for United members, $55 others, $60 at the door