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Format: 03/21/2018 - 3pm
Format: 03/21/2018 - 3pm
Time Title Type Location

Monday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Teach Me SUCCESS: Teaching Success and Strong Character through Characters Kids Love Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

In an effort to reach the whole child with increasingly restrictive standardized testing, education leaders expanded the traits required in character education curriculum to include intrapersonal skills that empower children to set, pursue, and achieve personal goals. This prompted a research study that determined that Child Choice Award-winning books, where educators choose nominees and children select winners, contain thousands of models of the new SUCCESS traits, giving librarians 123 resources, many of which are likely already in their collections, that meet standards for school library collection development to recommend to teachers, use in their own lessons, and support collaborative units.

Monday, June 30 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gala Author Tea Sponsored by ReferenceUSA [$] Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 02 & 03
Description :

Join United for Libraries' traditional author tea featuring a panel of bestselling authors discussing their works while you enjoy a light repast of sweet and savory snacks. Authors include Heather Gudenkauf, Laurie R. King, James Rollins, Jean Kwok, and Emily St. John Mandel. Buy your ticket early for this often sell-out event. Book signings follow with free books galore!

Cost :
advance purchase = $49 for United members, $55 others, $60 at the door

Monday, June 30 - 2:30pm

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Conversation Starter: Data for Librarians Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

In an era of tight budgets and finite resources libraries are using data to make decisions and justify the spending of time and money. Many librarians don’t come from a data heavy background and are unsure of how to approach collecting the data they need or evaluating the data they already have. You don’t have to be a math whiz to work with data! This session will give a librarian friendly crash course in what data is, how to collect reliable data, and how to interpret it.

Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teaching Digital Citizenship to Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

With their ability to focus on topics of personal interest, engagement in technology, attention to detail, appreciation for rules, and strong sense of fairness, youth with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) can become model digital citizens. While some youth with ASD have difficulty in discerning other people’s perspective, they are often willing to share their own knowledge. School librarians can help these youth interact with digital information knowledgeably, not only in terms of technical skills, but also helping contextualize information, filling in experiential gaps and developing a critical eye towards content and the authors’ intent.