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Format: 11/21/2017 - 7pm
Format: 11/21/2017 - 7pm
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Friday, June 27 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:00pm
Preconference: How Business Librarians Support Entrepreneurs [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Pisa
Description :

Ready to maximize the value of your library to local entrepreneurs? This full-day workshop will address common information needs of entrepreneurs, including locating information about their market, industry, competitors and customers for both “Main Street” and technology start-ups, and which free or premium resources to use. Speakers will also discuss existing best practices in local small business support along with examples of collaboration with entrepreneurship faculty. Participants will learn what constitutes acceptable use of subscription business e-resources by entrepreneurs and how to work with vendors to avoid infringement claims.

Cost :
Division members: $259; ALA members $279; non-ALA: $299; Student: $119

Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
History Genealogy Preconference [$] Preconference/Institute Caesars Palace
Milano II & III
Description :

This all-day institute addresses issues of importance to library staff and administration when serving or partnering with genealogical patrons, volunteer, scholars, or educators. Nationally known specialists will discuss everything from Ancestors Roadshows to personalized research, webinar outreach, new online offerings, and making the financial case for genealogical librarianship. Luncheon will be provided by our sponsor, ProQuest.

This preconference is a free event. To register, please fill out the form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7HHNDJP.”

Cost :
Division members $50; ALA members $60; Non-ALA $70, Student/retirees $40

Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

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 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 4:00pm
Tour of National Atomic Testing Museum [$] Ticketed event Offsite
National Atomic Testing Museum
Description :

Come explore America’s nuclear history on a guided tour of the National Atomic Testing Museum! We’ll learn more about atomic testing, the Nevada Test Site, the Cold War, and nuclear and radiological science and technology. After the one-hour tour, you can visit the special exhibit on Area 51 for a small additional charge. Transportation to and from the museum from the convention area will be provided.

Cost :
Free for RUSA members, $10 everyone else

Friday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101: Network, Get Oriented, Get Involved Social event Las Vegas Convention Center
S222
Description :

If you’re new to RUSA or are a longtime member looking for opportunities to connect with members and ways to get involved, make sure to put RUSA 101 on your calendar! Spend an hour with us on Friday from 3-4p.m. before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor.

Friday, June 27 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Services for People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print (LSPVD) Interest Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group Caesars Palace
Siena
Description :

A meeting of the Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group.

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
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
LLAMA All sections/all committees Committee meeting Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom A
Description :

All LLAMA section committees: BES, FRFDS, HRS, LOMS, MAES, NPS, PRMS, and SASS

8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA RSS Library Services to an Aging Population Committee Meeting Committee meeting Flamingo
Laughlin II
Description :

Meeting of the RUSA RSS Library Services to an Aging Population Committee. Come find out more about the committee and activities.

8:30am - 10:00am
The New Library Imprint: Libraries and Self-Publishing Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S227
Description :

Public libraries have long made published works available. Now your community is creating content and self-publishing online and in print. How are libraries transforming their communities with self-publishing? Libraries are encouraging content creation rather than simple consumption, recording the community's stories, and helping local authors. Learn how three libraries are bringing self-published works to life with new programming opportunities and community collaborations. Provincetown (MA) Public Library, State University of New York at Geneseo, and Sacramento (CA) Public Library discuss their successes, cautionary tales, and how they sustain their self-publishing programs.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
ASCLA 101 Orientation Session Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom E
Description :

If you’re an ASCLA newbie or are a longtime member looking for opportunities to connect with members and ways to get involved, make sure to add ASCLA 101 to your conference schedule! Learn, network and engage with this small, but mighty division!

10:30am - 11:30am
Literacy Outcomes in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada Affiliate Event, Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
S228
Description :

Make your library a place where adult literacy programs create economic development for the community. Use heat maps to target high-challenge literacy service areas. Define and track measurable service outcomes related to employment, postsecondary education and job training programs. Learn how it's done at the Computer Assisted Literacy in Libraries (CALL) Program, a unique partnership between the fabulous Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) and the Nevada Department of Education through Title II of the Workforve Investment Act, commonly known as the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA).

This Discussion Starter panel presentation will include leadership from the Nevada Department of Education and staff from the CALL Program, moderated by the LVCCLD's Literacy Services Coordinator, Tim McDonald.

Sponsors :
AFL
Affiliate Organization
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 - 11:30am
Turning Books Into A Cool New Tool: RA Marketing in the Age of Maker Spaces Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S233
Description :

Maker spaces and 3D printers are hip and libraries are using them to ensure that they remain relevant and are perceived as keeping up with the latest trends. One of the trends that hasn’t gotten much attention, however, is the fact that books are still our brand and reading is the main reason citizens view the library as valuable and continue to support it. Does the key to public library success lie in adopting new technologies or in revitalizing the one that has been at the heart of our services for more than 100 years? Join library marketing expert Tina Thomas of Edmonton PL and Duncan Smith of Novelist and find out at this program which argues that the key to our future is contained in our past.

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)

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)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: Secret Shopping @ Your Library Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

See and hear what one library system learned when it sent secret shoppers into its branches to improve usability. Learn how to replicate this process at your own library or system!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Get Involved: Powered by Your Library Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 8
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.

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