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Format: 04/20/2018 - 3pm
Format: 04/20/2018 - 3pm
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Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hot Books from Small Press Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Authors will speak about their books available from small press publishers. Authors include Robert Dawson, Adele Griffin, and Russ Kick. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Leading the Way-Strategies for Moving School Library Programs Forward Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

This discussion session is designed for school library supervisors or any school librarian who is a leader among school librarians. It will focus on strategies for moving school librarians forward in terms of their practice.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stepping Up: Providing Effective Library and Information Services, Program and Resources to Students With Disabilities Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Research has demonstrated that school librarians often lack the skills and knowledge to effectively design, implement and evaluate services, resources and programs for students with a range of physical, neuro-developmental and/or learning disabilities in their schools. This session will be led by four distinguished university faculty with different perspectives and areas of expertise: disabilities law, leadership and advocacy, communication disorders, and motivation and instructional design. The presenters will use a variety of interactive knowledge-building exercises and participative activities (e.g., what it is like to have a learning disability, how to create an accessible library facility) that motivate and engage participants.

Sunday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
We F'ed Up, But We Fixed It: Thriving When Things Go Wrong Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

"Failure" doesn't have to be the "f-word." We all fear the program that no one comes to, but we're not alone in failing, and in that empty room is a lesson that can make future efforts successful. A panel of librarians will discuss initiatives that didn't turn out as planned and how they recovered from their mistakes and went on to flourish. Participants will also have the opportunity to workshop their own failures into successes.

Learning Outcomes:
• Participants will have increased confidence in taking risks
• Participants will be empowered to make a case for risk-taking to administration
• Participants will have improved their adaptability and ability to recover from failure

4:30pm - 5:30pm
What We Need Around Here is a Little More Chaos: Embracing Disorganization and Discruption Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Many school librarians and library programs today face many competing challenges. Participants will be given a brief overview of a case study as an example of how theories about chaos in organizations, the 21st-century skills of collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication can be utilized to transform schools and their library program’s role in it. Participants will end the session with a practice in "organized serendipity" in which they will work in small groups to discuss chaos in their own schools and begin to create a plan for leveraging that chaos to create a more effective environment.

4:30pm - 6:30pm
American Indian Youth Literature Awards Flamingo
Laughlin III
Description :

Presentation of awards to the recipients of the 2014 AIYLA Awards for excellence in books by and about American Indians. Awards are being given in three categories - picture book, middle grades, and young adult.

Sponsors :
American Indian Library Association (Affiliate)

Sunday, June 29 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Laugh’s On Us! Sponsored by Sage [$] Social event, Ticketed event Paris
Versailles Ballroom
Description :

Join Paula Poundstone, national spokesperson for United for Libraries, along with a host of other hilarious writers for this evening of fun and laughter. Authors include Eric Kaplan, Anthony Breznican, Stephanie Evanovich, and Issa Rae (additional authors to be announced at Wine and cheese platters are included along with free books signed by the authors. Note that this program ends after the buses run so arrange to bring a friend or two and share a cab!

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

Monday, June 30 - 7:00am

7:00am - 8:30am
CANCELLED Youth Council Caucus (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Caucus meeting for council members from youth divisions AASL, ALSC and YALSA.

Monday, June 30 - 7:30am

7:30am - 9:00am
ISS Meeting (AASL_ISS) Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Meeting for members of AASL Independent Schools Section (ISS).

7:30am - 9:00am
SPVS Meeting (AASL_SPVS) Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Meeting for members of AASL Supervisors Sections (SPVS)

Monday, June 30 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starter: Where Does My Money Come From and How Can I Get More? Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

EveryLibrary is the nation’s first and only SuperPAC for libraries that has helped raise over 15 million dollars in library funding in the last year. We want to talk to you about where library funding comes from, how libraries can receive better funding, and the strategies that you can start using immediately that we have learned to help ensure library funding in the future. This session is for any librarian who is worried about library funding, library advocacy, and the future of libraries.

Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
United for Libraries President's Program featuring Author and High Wire Artist Philippe Petit Presidents program, Speaker series Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Join United for Libraries President Rod Wagner for a talk, performance, and book signing by Philippe Petit, subject of the Academy Award-winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire, and author of "To Reach the Clouds" and "Why Knot?" Petit has been artist-in-residence of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for more than 30 years, and has performed on the high wire more than 80 times around the world. He also lectures, practices magic, and street juggles. He has been a featured speaker at TED and other national venues.

8:30am - 10:00am
Care and Feeding of Teen Volunteers Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Is your library bombarded with prospective teen volunteers, but empty of volunteer guidance or projects? Learn tips on how to design an infrastructure so that your volunteers have the maximum impact on your library with the least hassle. We will also discuss ways to incorporate the 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents into your program, thus creating a volunteer experience that can tie into economic, education and career development, advocacy for your library, and feed into the creation of more robust teen councils and teen programming.
Learning Outcomes:
• Increased knowledge of how to recruit teen volunteers
• Increased knowledge of how to retain teen volunteers
• Increased knowledge of how to recognize teen volunteers
• Increased knowledge of how to evaluate your teen volunteer program’s outcomes

8:30am - 5:30pm
Best Fiction for Young Adults Other Las Vegas Convention Center
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.

Monday, June 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:30am
All Committee Meeting (AASL) Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Mtg Rm B
Description :

Meeting for all AASL committee members.

Monday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are not just for after school! Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

We have a crisis of engagement - students feel burdened by standardized tests that drive the teaching, that many check out once. They don’t understand the relevance of the curriculum, and can’t wait to go home to their computers. In this session attendees will learn how to increase student motivation by integrating social media into curriculum, to look beyond the social media tools themselves to the underlying core concepts, and to use these as authentic assessments, and to advocate for the school library as the place where these 21st century skills can be taught in collaboration with classroom teachers.

10:30am - 11:30am
Deciding What’s Next for YALSA Forum/Update/Assembly Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

This is session is open to anyone who would like to share ideas about what YALSA can do for them as members, for the library community and/or for teens. This feedback will help shape the development of a new strategic plan. YALSA values your opinion, so please attend and let us know where you think YALSA should focus its energies for next 3 years. Light refreshments will be available.

10:30am - 11:30am
Energizing Teen Creativity by Letting Go Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Learn how the Visalia Branch Library 'let go' of conventional summer reading program methods and let 10 teens plan their own program. In one hour, these teens had the frame work laid out for a murder mystery summer. See how they planned programming, wrote scripts, acted in videos, directed, and filmed each other. Two of the teens created all the graphics used for the websites, posters, bookmarks and t-shirts. Summer 2013 was just the beginning!

Learning Outcomes:
• Engaging teens in their own interests
• Teaching without structured ciriculum
• Learning when to take a step back

10:30am - 11:30am
Learning4Life Coordinators Meeting (AASL) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Meeting of the AASL Learning4Life (L4L) Coordinators.

10:30am - 11:30am
Teen Spaces 201: What’s Next for Teen Spaces in Libraries Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Learning labs, technology centers, teen centers, makerspaces – there are no shortage of great ideas for creating spaces for teens in libraries. This session is an opportunity to learn more about what these spaces have in common, how to flexibly create spaces for teens in your library that meet a variety of budget needs and how to gain support for creating these kind of spaces in your library.
Learning Outcomes:
• Participants will develop an improved understanding of the variety of new and emerging models in library spaces for teens
• Participants will improve their understanding of the common learning goals in these spaces
• Participants will improve their skill in articulating their vision -- and identifying practical next steps - around spaces for teens in their libraries