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Format: 09/24/2017 - 6pm
Format: 09/24/2017 - 6pm
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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 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
ALA/ERT Exhibits Opening Reception Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall
Description :

Join in the fun as we kick off the 2014 Annual Conference. ALA Exhibitors will be on hand to welcome you throughout the Exhibits Hall as you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks sponsored by you ALA Exhibitors. This is a great way to start your conference experience, so be sure to join us!

Sponsored by ALA, the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) and your ALA Exhibitors.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Boucher Award Committee Meeting (RUSA STARS) Committee meeting Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom G
Description :

Committee charge: To administer an $2,000 award that recognizes a librarian for outstanding professional achievement, leadership, and contributions to interlibrary loan and document delivery through publication, during the previous two years, of significant professional literature, participation in professional associations, and/or innovative approaches to practice in individual libraries. (Part of RUSA STARS All Committee Meeting)

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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
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
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 - 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.

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 - 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 - 4:30pm
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 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Our Values, Ourselves: Examining Our Values and What Others Value About Us (RUSA President's Program) Presidents program Las Vegas Convention Center
N255/257
Description :

Are our own values and self-perceptions interfering with providing services that our patron communities both need and want? Are we on the right track or off the rails? Join us for a thoughtful debate, featuring a diverse group of speakers including Wayne Bivens-Tatum (librarian and author of the book Libraries and the Enlightenment as well as the weblog Academic Librarian), Wayne Wiegand (library historian, academic, and author of several books, including Main Street Public Library), Lisa Carlucci Thomas (librarian, consultant, and founder of Design Think Do), and Jeanne Goodrich (Executive Director of Las Vegas-Clark County Public Library District).

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
HarperCollins Adult Book Buzz Exhibitor session Las Vegas Convention Center
N111
Description :

The HarperCollins Library Marketing team is pleased to present the hottest forthcoming titles. Get the inside track on your favorite authors and discover a few new ones!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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
Creative Aging @ Your Library Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N243
Description :

Help midlife and older adults realize their visual, literary and performing artistic potential with programs and services at your library. Incorporating researched-based programs and led by professional artists, creative programs from public libraries large and small with be highlighted, with practical tips and tools for implementing an arts education series in your library.

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.

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.

10:30am - 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.

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