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Format: 04/20/2018 - 3pm
Format: 04/20/2018 - 3pm
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Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens, Turntables, and Tater-Tots: Lunchroom Outreach with CLP - BAM! (Books and More) Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S221
Description :

Is your outreach to classrooms dwindling? Ask your schools to “do lunch”! Join librarians from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s award-winning school outreach program CLP - BAM! as we demonstrate how to develop a cafeteria-based outreach initiative on any scale or budget. Learn how you can give students “a taste” of what your library offers by providing readers’ advisory, circulation, card registration, craft programs, music, gaming, and more to entire school populations—all during lunch!

Learning Outcomes:
• Gain an understanding of the overall structure and success of the CLP-BAM! outreach model, as well as how it can be adapted to any school or community outreach situation.
• Learn how to propose, strategize, and implement a lunchroom outreach program on a scale that fits your needs.
• Become familiar with a variety of possible outreach activities--crafts, music, technology, games--through experiential learning.

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.

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Creating a Safe Library Space for All Youth Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N256
Description :

Libraries are in a unique position to be a safe and central location for many youth to turn to. Join us for a discussion of how we can make libraries a safer more welcoming space that meets the needs of all youth.

Speakers:
Susan J. Harmon, Director of Safe Place National Operations
Jenny Betz, Education Manager, GLSEN

Saturday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Conversation Starter: From Fired to Fired Up! Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

After a reduction in force removed 20 certified teacher librarians from Ogden School District, parents, librarians, teachers, and students voiced their objections and concerns at school board meetings and through local newspapers. As a result, the school district found money to rehire seven teacher librarians to develop an innovative library program.
Join the conversation as we discuss sure fire ideas to fuel your library program, help your library program rise from the ashes and how to fight fired with fire! Discussion topics include harnessing public support, promoting your program, linking your program to student achievement through learning objectives and standards.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N264
Description :

Come hear from the Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee as they highlight some of the new 2014 Best Websites.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
CANCELLED The Pros and Cons of Coming in 3rd Place Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

While adults have places that are their "third place," a home away from home, few places in the community offer youth the same option. The school library can and should act as a third place where students find a place to be themselves away from home and the constraints of the classroom. This presentation offers suggestions on how to advocate for school libraries and make the most of what you have to encourage others to invest in the library, including promoting resources (flaunt what you've got), giving students "ownership" in the library and giving potential investors complete communications.

Saturday, June 28 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm
USBBY Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Other Caesars Palace
Milano I
Description :

During this meeting of the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), guest speaker, author Brian Conaghan will keynote. Brian was raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge but now lives and works as a teacher in Dublin. He is the author of When Mr. Dog Bites, and has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow.

Sunday, June 29 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
Affiliate Assembly Meeting II (AASL) Affiliate Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Mtg Rm B
Description :

Meeting of the Delegates of the AASL Affiliate Assembly.

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Designing Effective Library Experiences for African-American Male Youth Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S231
Description :

The goal of this session is to enable school librarians to create supportive environments and meaningful experiences that enhance literacy achievement and life outcomes of African-American male youth. Supporting lifelong learning is a key component of the mission of school libraries. The national crisis of literacy achievement of African-American males is an extension of this mission, and one we believe the school library community must embrace. Research on best practice in the literacy instruction of Black male youth, including effective pedagogy, text selection, and community empowerment, must be part of the professional repertoire of school library professionals.

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.

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Children’s Librarians in the Lead: Managing Change, Inspiring Innovation & Empowering the Next Generation Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N232
Description :

Children’s librarians are in a natural position to develop key leadership skills that will serve them both in and out of the realm of children’s services. This program will give children’s librarians practical front-line advice on managing busy libraries as well as provide longer-range tips on advocating for youth services, leveraging statistics, strategic planning, and growing into positions of leadership.

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
Makerspace and Digital Badging: New Avenues To Help Students Show What They Know Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

There are many pathways to learning and learning is happening everywhere: schools, libraries, clubs, community centers, homes, and religious organizations. A makerspace culture, one that emphasizes creation over memorization, open-source sharing over siloed knowledge, and process over product, gives new ways for students to explore concepts and show what they know. Coupled with makerspace culture is a movement to flexibly acknowledge growth: digital or open badges. In this session, we’ll talk about budget-friendly school library makerspaces, strategies for promoting healthy makerspace culture, and validating growth via digital badges that go far beyond the sticker charts of the past.

10:30am - 11:30am
OCLC WorldShare Metadata Users Group Meeting (Cataloging) Exhibitor session Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom F
Description :

Participate in an interactive session about WorldShare Metadata® that addresses priorities of your library with a complete metadata management solution for physical and licensed resources. In this session, of particular interest to the cataloging community, we will detail current features, planned enhancements and new developments related to collection and record management as well as our NEW WorldCat knowledge base solution. In addition, we will discuss our collaborative data management initiative to give you the ability to influence quality in our WorldCat knowledge base solution.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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 - 11:30am
The Future of Library Services for and with Teens Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S223
Description :

YALSA’s IMLS-funded National Forum on Teens and Libraries was a year-long effort that brought together key stakeholders from the areas of libraries, education, technology, adolescent development and the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to explore the world of young adults and library services for and with this population. This interactive session will offer a forum to discuss the findings and what they mean for libraries. Come with ideas and questions! The report is available at www.ala.org/yaforum.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Connected Learning and Libraries: At the Intersection of the Arts, Media, New Technologies, and Informal Learning (ASCLA President's Program) Presidents program Las Vegas Convention Center
N255/257
Description :

Connected Learning is an exciting educational approach that is attracting increasing attention from educators, librarians, foundations, and governments. It makes learning relevant to all populations, to real life and real work, and to the realities of the digital age where the demand for learning never stops. Join Dr. Kylie Peppler, Advisor to the Connected Learning Research Network, to learn more about the connected learning approach, underlying research, and how it can be successfully leveraged in the design of library spaces and programming targeted at today's youth.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Finance Your Future - The university Finance Lab as a venue for information literacy & student engagement Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 17
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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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