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Format: 11/23/2017 - 11pm
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Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 4:00pm
USBBY Board of Directors Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N224
Description :

Meeting for the Board of Directors of the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY).

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Sci Fi for Librarians Who Don't Like Sci Fi Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S221
Description :

When you hear Sci Fi do you automatically think of Klingons, light sabers, and robots? Does sitting down for an all-day Star Trek marathon make you cringe? Well, never fear – just because you don’t like Science Fiction doesn’t mean you can’t recommend Science Fiction. This presentation will provide middle school, junior high, and high school librarians assistance with readers’ advisory and collection development in the area of Science Fiction literature.
Learning Outcomes:
• List several popular YA Science Fiction titles and authors.
• Locate blogs and websites to assist with book selection.
• Recommend Science Fiction books to tweens and teens who don’t like Sci Fi.

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
AAP Children's Author Speed Dating Exhibitor session Las Vegas Convention Center
N112
Description :

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) Children's Library Marketing Committee will be hosting its first Speed Dating event at ALA Annual 2014. Join us to mingle with 15 children's authors and illustrators (TBD) in traditional speed dating fashion.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

Throughout his 75 year history, the Dark Knight has become one of the most popular and widely recognized super heroes in the world. From comics to TV to movies to video games, the World’s Greatest Detective has permeated all entertainment mediums and beyond. Come by for a look at Batman’s rich history and what the future holds this pop culture icon!

Panelist(s): Pete Thomasi, Pat Gleason from Batman & Robin, Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul from The Flash and Detective Comic, Batman Group Editor - Mark Doyle; Moderator: Mike Pawuk

Presented by the Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries MIG with thanks to DC Comics

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Deep In The Heart of Texzines Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 3
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Get the Facts! Nonfiction, Informational Reading, and Literature for Youth Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 4
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
President's Program (AASL) Presidents program Caesars Palace
Octavius 09-11
Description :

Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn’t turn into a reader. Author of The Book Whisperer, Donalyn reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes her unconventional approach to inspire and motivate middle school students to read 40 or more books a year. In her latest book, Reading in the Wild, Donalyn collects responses from 900 adult readers and uses this information to teach lifelong reading habits to her students. Donalyn has worked with upper elementary and middle school students and currently teaches fifth grade at O.A. Peterson Elementary in Forth Worth, Texas. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as The Reading Teacher, Educational Leadership and The Washington Post.

Saturday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
DK Publishing Luncheon [Closed] Exhibitor session Las Vegas Hotel
Conference Room 07
Description :

Catered luncheon with DK Publishing.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Best Fiction for Young Adults Teen Feedback Session Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N205-208
Description :

During this meeting, local teens will come and give their opinion on titles nominated for YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults list.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - Intellectual Freedom and the Defense of Graphic Novels and Comic Books Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization that protects the freedom to read comics. At this presentation, learn how they have been a leader in opposing censorship for nearly 30 years by performing legal aid, education, and advocacy activities in the service of the community that reads, creates, and circulates comics. CBLDF's Executive Director Charles Brownstein tells the organization's story, introducing you to the readers, retailers and artists that the organization has stood up for in court. He'll also profile their extensive education activities that range from sharing the history of comics censorship to providing letters and resources that help keep books on shelves.
In the past year, CBLDF has helped protect dozens of books, from Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis to Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl. CBLDF's publications Raising A Reader and Using Graphic Novels in Education are vital tools in helping the next generation of teachers, librarians, and parents use comics to promote literacy. CBLDF Presents Manga and CBLDF's daily news blog are just two of the numerous resources the CBLDF offers in the spirit of preventing censorship by expanding education and understanding about comics. The Fund's efforts to fight censorship in courtrooms and classrooms are essential to protecting the future of comics. Learn what this small, but vital organization does, and how you can be a part of their ongoing mission!

1:00pm - 5:30pm
Great Graphic Novels for Teens Other Flamingo
Valley of Fire I
Description :

YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection committee will be discussing nominated titles for the final list and selecting their choices for the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens published in 2014.

1:00pm - 5:30pm
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Other Flamingo
Red Rock VIII
Description :

During these sessions the YALSA committee will be discussing Quick Picks nominations, teen feedback and general thoughts on the nominated titles. Quick Picks is for young adults (ages 12-18) who, for whatever reasons, do not like to read. The purpose is to identify titles for recreational reading, not for curricular or remedial use.

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Reading Lounge: Engaging Teens Through Interactive humanities Based Programming Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

Teen Reading Lounge, an interactive book discussion series created by Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) for public libraries to encourage teens to read and talk about literature that matters to them, engage teen audiences in out-of-school time learning in the humanities and increase the capacity of libraries to conduct public humanities programming for teen audiences. Session attendees will learn about best practices in building a successful humanities-based program and how collaboration leads to a successful and rewarding program with lasting benefits. Specific examples from a pilot program in Western Pennsylvania will be shared during the program.

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.

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Best Fiction for Young Adults Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N205-208
Description :

Come listen to YALSA's BFYA committee discuss the current list of nominations and conduct the final vote for the Best Fiction for Young Adults list.

Saturday, June 28 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm
USBBY Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Other Caesars Palace
Milano I
Description :

During this meeting of the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), guest speaker, author Brian Conaghan will keynote. Brian was raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge but now lives and works as a teacher in Dublin. He is the author of When Mr. Dog Bites, and has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow.

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 - 11:15am
Conversation Starter: Connect and Create @ your library Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

We love art! We love books! Come to a discussion with the Library as Incubator Project, Jessica Pigza, author of BiblioCraft, and 2013 Mover and Shaker Rebecca Zarazan Dunn, about book inspired art programs for your library. We will look at examples, such as Pages to Projects, the Book to Art Club, and Handmade Crafternoons that take stories, concepts, images, and inspiration out of the pages of books and turn them into hands-on maker and creative projects.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Best and Worst Manga Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N116
Description :

Join us as an opinionated group of manga and comics bloggers, retailers, and librarians rant and rave about the best new manga that debuted in the past year, the continuing manga series most worth reading, the most anticipated upcoming releases, and of course, the worst manga that you'd best avoid. Panelists include Christopher Butcher (The Beguiling, Comics212.net), Eva Volin (Alameda Free Library, Good Comics for Kids), Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library, In the Library With a Comic Book), Deb Aoki (MangaComicsManga)

Presented by the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries MIG

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
The 2014 Alex Awards Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S221
Description :

The 2014 Alex Award winners--what they are and how to sell them to young adults--are highlighted in this panel presentation. John Searles, 2014 winning author for "Help with the Haunted" will be speaking and signing books. The Alex Award is given to the top 10 books that appeal to young adults, and is administered by YALSA and sponsored by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust and Booklist.

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