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Format: 11/21/2017 - 8pm
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Wednesday, December 31 - 4:00pm

CANCELLED: Ignite Sunday Session: Not Just Video Games (but you probably should get those too) Program
Description :

Want to collect for and serve video game designers and developers? It's not just about video games. Learn about web and print resources and programming ideas based on an information behavior study of video game design students!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 10:00pm
ALAplay 2014 Social event Caesars Palace
Florentine
Description :

Make your way to ALAPlay for a free evening of open gaming, learning and exploration centered around games, graphic novels and cosplay. Come play some of the newest games in ALA's game library and also be sure join our guests Paizo, Eagle/Gryphon, and Mayfair Games. Dress up as your favorite character from Welcome to Night Vale, but be sure to steer clear of the Dog Park on your way down.

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.

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

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
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
Pick. Spin. Win: Recycling History with Archival Photographs Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 6
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Alf Seegert Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage
Description :

Alf Seegert is Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the Department of English at the University of Utah. He has been published in Western Humanities Review, The Journal of Ecocriticism, The Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, and the anthologies Philip K. Dick and Philosophy and C.S. Lewis and the Imaginative World. His course topics include Virtuality and Nature; Virtuality and Re-Enchantment; and Video Games and Storytelling.

Alf is a life-long lover of board games, video games, and role-playing games. He grew up on games like Dark Tower, Dungeons & Dragons, Tunnels & Trolls, Talisman, and the Ultima series. Alf went on to code a version of Dark Tower into the high school mainframe computer and has since designed half a dozen-or-so board games themed on everything from trolls to the Canterbury Tales: Bridge Troll, Trollhalla, and three games so far with Gryphon Games: The Road to Canterbury, Fantastiqa, and most recently, a co-design with Steven Poelzing, CUBIST. His website is at http://alfseegert.com .

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Performing Vegas: Documenting Music and Stage in Sin City Affiliate Event Caesars Palace
Verona
Description :

Co-sponsored by the Music Library Association and the Theatre Library Association, this program features librarians and archivists from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Their presentations will highlight Special Collections documenting the history of musical and stage entertainments in Las Vegas, including Donn Arden shows, Minsky's Burlesque, and showgirls materials used in an online exhibit.

Sponsors :
AFL
Affiliate Organization
Theatre Library Association (Affiliate)

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Come Make a Game: Library Game Jams Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S222
Description :

Ever wanted to make a game? You have many users who feel the same way Help turn gamers into creators!

Game Jams are intense game-creation experiences where participants create a game in a short period of time. Tabletop Game Jams require little more than poster board, index cards, and markers, and Digital Game Jams can be done with free game creation software. Libraries can use Game Jams to bring together a group of patrons to address a local need through the power of play. At this session, Scott Nicholson, director of the Because Play Matters game lab at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, and members of the Games and Gaming Round Table will facilitate a Game Jam, where you will be making a game! Once you have participated in a game jam, you will have the knowledge and experience to bring this low-cost, high-impact and flexible gaming program back to your library!

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
Bringing the Comic Festival to YOUR Library! Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N263
Description :

A unique blend of comics, artists, writers, fans, teachers, and librarians, the Toronto Comics Arts Festival has become one of the premier comics events in North America. In the first hour, learn how a public library and a comic book store work together to create a successful community-wide program that attracts guests and attendees from around the world. Then, in the second hour, walk through a series of plans for building comics events in YOUR library, in an interactive session! Featured speakers include Christopher Butcher (The Beguiling); Andrew Woodrow Butcher (Little Island Comics); Gina Gagliano (First Second); Phyllis Jacklin (Toronto Public Library). Moderated by Eva Volin.

Presented by the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries MIG

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N258
Description :

Listen to some of the year’s best authors discuss their works and the craft of writing while enjoying the company of other book lovers. All Annual Conference registrants are invited to participate in this conference program.

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.

8:30am - 10:00am
Popular Cultures Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Bally’s
Bronze 2
Description :

Popular Cultures Discussion Group The ACRL Popular Culture in Libraries Discussion Group is devoted to the general discussion of popular culture materials and all types of libraries. Although the discussion group is housed in ACRL, discussion and membership is open to all types of libraries.

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

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
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 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Sunday Session: The Ally-brarian Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

How does a librarian assist an underserved population that they are not a part of? They become an ally. The “Ally-brarian” works to help those who would normally not “see themselves” in the library, either as a patron or professional, find a welcoming place. This session will outline how those who are part of a majority have the ability, and the responsibility, to use their capacity as librarians to advocate for those in the minority. It will also demonstrate how allies are crucial to promoting inclusivity in libraries, both in who they serve and who they employ.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Sprouting Green Librarians Among the Weeds Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 7
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
You Don't Have to Fake It Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 11
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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