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Format: 02/22/2018 - 10pm
Format: 02/22/2018 - 10pm
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Thursday, June 26 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Committee I (AASL) Committee meeting Las Vegas Hotel
Conference Room 03
Description :

Meeting of the officers of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Executive Committee.

Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Connecting Youth: Key Findings from the Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums Projects Affiliate Event Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

Beginning in 2012, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the MacArthur Foundation, the Urban Libraries Council and the Association of Science-Technology Centers supported a robust 18-month planning and design process for 24 teen-centered “Learning Labs” across the United States. Join us for a conversation about the project, hear about key findings from NYU’s 18-month study and engage in discussion about recommendations in critical areas such as collaboration, teen engagement, space design, staffing models, outcomes and funding strategies.

Sponsors :
AFL
Urban Libraries Council (Affiliate)

Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 11:00am
Affiliate Assembly Executive Committee (AASL) Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Livorno
Description :

A meeting of the officers of the AASL Affiliate Assembly Executive Committee.

9:00am - 4:00pm
Preconference: The Reference Interview [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Florentine I
Description :

Learn why people do not ask for what they really want, find out about the psychological barriers to asking for help, and discover how to work with your users so that they are willing to come back again with future questions. This interactive workshop covers techniques for in-person, telephone, and chat/IM reference services, and will be valuable for staff at any level of experience.

Cost :
Advanced Reg fees: Division members: $199; ALA members: $219; Non-ALA: $259: Students: $149

Friday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting I (AASL) Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Milano VI
Description :

Meeting of the officers of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Board of Directors.

1:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Do the Right Thing: Forming Partnerships to Serve Youth in Custody [$] Preconference/Institute Caesars Palace
Pompeian II
Description :

Learn how librarians at the Brooklyn Public Library are cooperating to serve students in custody and how Brooklyn Public Library partners with Rikers Island to help youth maintain connections to their families and literacy. Find out how the Boston Public Library supports literacy for incarcerated teens when there is no library program specifically for them and how they have created a collection specific for the detention center site visits. Learn how you can do this @your library!

Cost :
Division members: $179; ALA members: $229; NonALA: $279; Students: $119

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Accessible eBooks: Ensuring that Your Library's eContent is Universally Accessible to All Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N237
Description :

As library's purchase an ever increasing amount of electronic content, questions about universal accessibility become ever more important. Since the advent of ebooks and other electronic content, people with print disabilities have fought for equal access to these library materials. Gradually, equal access has become more prevalent, often only after long legal battles. In this session, attendees will learn timely options for making their collections accessible to patrons with print disabilities and will walk away with concrete steps and strategies that libraries can implement to ensure their ongoing accessibility.

8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA RSS Young Adult Reference Services Committee Committee meeting Flamingo
Laughlin II
Description :

Annual committee meeting of the RSS Young Adult Reference Services Committee.

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 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:30am
Awards Ceremony (AASL) Caesars Palace
Octavius 09-11
Description :

The AASL Awards Ceremony highlights best practices in school library programming. Through collaboration, leadership, innovative programming, national involvement and upholding the principles of the profession, each person or program being honored has made a significant contribution to the school library profession. The program is a public acknowledgment and celebration of school librarians that have modeled excellence in the profession. Also recognized at this time will be the 2014 AASL Best Websites and Best Apps for Teaching and Learning.

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:15am
Conversation Starter: Virtual Passport: Connecting Teens Through YouTube Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

Imagine this...breakfast in London, lunch in Morocco, and dinner in South Africa. You can do this and more through the global community of YouTube.Teens in Columbia, South Carolina are discovering that they don't only have to be consumers, but can be creators of this original content.

To foster these experiences we have developed My World, a unique programming series that teaches and empowers teens to create original visual art using new media. The hope is that this leads to career paths and hands-on learning opportunities that will open the world both locally and globally for teens.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Interest Group Business Meeting Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N238
Description :

Business meeting of ALA's Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries MIG. The group will report on recent projects and discuss plans for future programming and projects

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED Creating Fun, Accessible Programming for Youth with Disabilities Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N237
Description :

Youth patrons with disabilities are members of every public library’s population. This presentation will review best practices on accessible, engaging and entertaining programs for children of all ages and abilities. Throughout the presentation there will be examples and discussion of accessible technology options for children with varying disabilities and how to apply them to specialized programming that caters to their individual needs.

10:30am - 11:30am
Smart investing @your library®: Adding Value In Your Community Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N232
Description :

Learn how financial literacy programs are increasing libraries social capital. By leveraging existing programming and integrating this service innovation, libraries add value that reaches across all ages and economic levels.

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 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: A New Approach to Summer Reading Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

The Maricopa County Library District built an open source software for managing summer reading programs called The Great Reading Adventure. Come to learn of its origin and development and how it can change how your library approaches summer reading.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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.

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.

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