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Format: 03/24/2018 - 4pm
Format: 03/24/2018 - 4pm
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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
Stranger than Fiction: Reader's Advisory for Nonfiction Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Stranger than Fiction: Reader's Advisory for Nonfiction (Jennie Rothschild)
Nonfiction for teens has started to come into its own as something beyond report books. YALSA has an award recognizing outstanding nonfiction books and new Common Core standards stress nonfiction titles. But how do you match a reader to the right title? Learn how to apply basic reader’s advisory principles to nonfiction books and learn new ones. Discover how to find new and noteworthy titles, and great nonfiction read-alikes for popular fiction titles.

Learning Outcomes:
• Feel comfortable recommending nonfiction titles to teen readers
• Know of resources to discover quality nonfiction titles
• Know how to nonfiction reading ties in the new common core standards and how quality RA can support curriculum without killing reader interest

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.