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Format: 06/25/2018 - 3pm
Format: 06/25/2018 - 3pm
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Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Check Out a Librarian Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Hall N - Placement Center
Description :

Are you a job seeker? Looking to find your librarian niche? Want to move up the librarianship ladder but not sure how? Are you interested in some of ALA’s amazing programs or getting involved in activities? Well, we have an event just for you! Join us to talk with working librarians who are doing great and interesting things with their careers. Find out how to get a job, move into a more specialized area, or move into your career goals. You can also talk with librarians that have been participating in the ALA Emerging Leaders Program, Movers and Shakers as well as other amazing activities. All types of libraries will be represented. Libraries are changing and you need to be ready! Join us in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center to prepare, Saturday June 28th from 2:00-3:00pm. No appointment needed.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Stacy King and Erik Ko – Manga Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage
Description :

What makes a great graphic novel adaptation of a literary classic? In this panel, author Stacy King and editorial producer Erik Ko will discuss the process of adapting classic literature for the manga generation, with a focus on the first two titles in UDON Entertainment's upcoming "Manga Classics" line. Topics will include working with the artist to develop a period-appropriate art style with contemporary appeal, maintaining faithfulness to the original work, and finding the right adaptation to suit your core curriculum needs.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
PopTop Stage: Len Vlahos Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Len Vlahos is the Executive Director of BISG, and the former COO of the American Booksellers Association, where he worked for the past 20 years. So he knows booksellers and booksellers know him. Len has also worked in indie, chain, and university bookstores, was an on-air personality for a commercial radio station in Atlantic City, and worked for a time for Internet marketing guru Seth Godin. He was in a punk rock band in the mid-1980s. The Woofing Cookies toured and their music was played on dozens of college radio stations coast to coast. You can visit him online at www.lenvlahos.com and on Twitter @LenVlahos. Join Len during his presentation and book signing while he plays songs from the book looks for a brave attendee in the audience to join him on stage.

Sponsored by Egmont USA

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Book Buzz Theater: Abrams/Amulet Book Buzz: Get to Know Our Middle-Grade Authors! Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Join the Abrams/Amulet team as we put our middle-grade authors in the spotlight for a round of questioning. Audience participation and questions are encouraged. Featured authors include: Jonathan Auxier (The Night Gardener, Peter Nimble), Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, Qwikpick Papers), Cece Bell (El Deafo), Nathan Hale (Hale’s Hazardous Tales), and Margi Preus (West of the Moon), and Cat Winters (The Cure for Dreaming).

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Mobile App Presentation: Auryn, Inc Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Mobile App Pavilion
Description :

Auryn, Inc

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 3:30pm
What's Cooking @ ALA - Barton Seaver: National Geographic Kids Cookbook: A Year-Round Fun Foods Adventure Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - What's Cooking Stage
Description :

Feast your eyes on National Geographic Fellow and acclaimed chef Barton Seaver’s first cookbook for kids, serving up a plateful of fun for kids who are just learning to cook. Accompanied by a side of sustainability, this year-round adventure invites kids to try 50 yummy and health- conscious recipes, cool celebrations, and kitchen challenges. It’s garnished with profiles about real people, cool food facts, plus content about culture, geography, and family. With so much on the table, this book belongs in every family's kitchen.

Washington, D.C. chef Seaver is an influential voice in the culinary world, especially for his strong take on seafood and sustainability. In his first book, For Cod and Country, Seaver introduced an entirely new kind of casual cooking featuring seafood that isn’t overfished or harvested using destructive methods. Now he's taking on a whole new audience: KIDS.

Sponsored by National Geographic Children's Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Maker Showcase Demo: Tinkerine Studios Ltd. Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Maker Pavilion - Booth 1968
Description :

Tinkerine Studios Ltd. is located in booth # 1774.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Mobile App Presentation: Library Bureau Steel Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Mobile App Pavilion
Description :

Library Bureau Steel

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Frank Cammuso Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage
Description :

Someone stole Otto’s birthday! When Otto and his robot sidekick, Toot, follow the crook, they discover a topsy-turvy world where rats chase cats and people wear underpants over their clothes. To get his presents back, Otto needs to solve a slew of backwards puzzles — but his greatest challenge comes at the journey’s very end. On this special day, will Otto discover something even better than cake or gifts?

Frank Cammuso, who wrote and drew Otto’s adventure, is the author of the graphic novel series Knights of the Lunch Table, a middle-school version of King Arthur and his knights. His forthcoming series is The Misadventures of Salem Hyde. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, The Village Voice and Slate.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session Other Las Vegas Hotel
Paradise North
Description :

This meeting is held in accordance with ALA Policy A.4.2.5.2, which calls for at least one session of the ALA Council to be held with the ALA Executive Board prior to the regular meetings of Council. Any member of the association may participate in the information session.

Sponsors :
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Career Development Workshop: Become a Social Media GURU in Your Job Search Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Hall N - Placement Center
Description :

Social media has gained notoriety over the years and can be an effective tool whether you are looking for a job, making a job change or find yourself unemployed. When used correctly, social media can help to increase the number of job opportunities you will have and allow you to network with individuals and perspective employers. Participants will learn how to create a killer LinkedIn profile and effectively use Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Pinterest to network and find employment.

Mrs. Angelique Simmons is the Chief Librarian at the Throckmorton Library (military installation) in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Mrs. Simmons has over ten years’ experience as a librarian working in North Carolina, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Germany. As a military spouse, Angelique has had to change jobs numerous times through-out the last ten years, so she has become somewhat of a "guru" when it comes to searching for jobs and navigating numerous social media outlets. From this experience she has learned many techniques that can help anyone when searching for a job. Many friends often call her the "career coordinator" because she has helped many over the last 10 years find jobs, rewrite their resumes and to SHINE during the application and interview process.

Ms. Natasha Dass-Ford, is a Youth Services Manager at the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center in North Carolina, with over 11 years’ experience in libraries. Natasha has extensive experience in researching and learning to navigate various social media sites in order to find information for job seekers. Natasha has also hosted many job fairs for those seeking employment and knows the right sources to search and where to send job seekers. Natasha obtained her Master of Library Science degree from North Carolina Central University as a recipient of the IMLS Diversity Scholars Program. She has been awarded the Exceptional Employee Award twice during her years at the library because of her significant contributions towards children and teen programming. Ms. Dass-Ford is an active member of the American Library Association, currently serving as the New Leaders' Representative to the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) Board of Directors.

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list INALJ.com (I Need a Library Job). Founded in October 2010 with the assistance of her fellow Rutgers classmate, Elizabeth Leonard, INALJ’s social media presence has grown to include Facebook, Twitter and a LinkedIn group, in addition to the interviews, articles and jobs found on INALJ.com. She has also written for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 LexisNexis Government Info Pro. She presents whenever she can, most recently in Cape Town, South Africa at the OCLC EMEA Regional Conference, and as a Keynote speaker at VLA, as well as at the National Press Club, McGill University, the University of the Emirates, Dubai, MLIS program and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and currently is an independent consultant.

For more information on the ALA JobLIST Placement Center activities, contact Placement Manager, Beatrice Calvin (bcalvin@ala.org).

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
PopTop Stage: Women in Mystery Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Join these top women mystery authors as they discuss how and why the mystery genre brought out the best in their talents.

Rachel Howzell HallRachel Howzell Hall's first novel, A Quiet Storm, received a starred review from Library Journal and was a featured selection for Borders’ Original Voices program, as well as an alternate selection for Black Expressions book club. Hall is the Foundation and Corporate Grants Manager at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Los Angeles, which mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children.

“Rachel Howzell Hall is the best pure storyteller you'll read this year.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author

Sponsored by Tor Books

Hannah DennisonHannah Dennison began her writing career in 1977 as a trainee reporter for a small West Country newspaper in Devon, England. Hannah is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, the Willamette Writers, British Crime Writers’ Association and Toastmasters International. She is the author of the Vicky Hill mysteries, published by Berkley Prime Crime; this is her first hardcover publication!

Sponsored by Macmillan

Jane ClelandJane K. Cleland’s multiple award-nominated and IMBA best-selling Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series (St. Martin’s Minotaur) has been reviewed as an Antiques Roadshow for mystery fans. Library Journal named Consigned to Death a "core title" for librarians looking to build a cozy collection, one of only 22 titles listed, along with books by Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. “Josie” stories have also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

Sponsored by Macmillan

Kelli StanleyKelli Stanley is a critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of crime fiction (novels and short stories). She is best known for the Miranda Corbie series of historical noir novels and short stories set in 1940 San Francisco. The first novel of the series, City of Dragons, introduced Miranda, the unforgettable protagonist. It won the Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel, and was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Shamus Award, a Bruce Alexander Award and an RT Book Reviews Award, was a Mystery Guild selection of the month, and placed on many “best of the year” lists. City of Ghosts, the third in the series, will be published in 2014 by Minotaur Books.

Sponsored by Macmillan

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Book Buzz Theater: New Holiday House Books and the Common Core Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Editor-in-Chief Mary Cash and Executive Editor Grace Maccarone will present the new fall titles for preschool through young adult, along with suggestions for connecting to the Common Core State Standards. Handouts include activity sheets and educator’s guides that feature connections to the Common Core. Be sure to visit our booth (#415).

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:30pm - 4:30pm
What's Cooking @ ALA - Kelly Cooper: Cookies for Grown-Ups Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - What's Cooking Stage
Description :

Kelly Cooper’s novel flavor combos are rooted in California’s rich Santa Clara Valley, once known for its bounteous fruits and nuts, now celebrated as Silicon Valley. Kelly bakes using what’s fresh-picked, just as her grandmother taught her, but she is as innovative in her recipes as her new neighbors are in their work. When Kelly is not teaching or baking In San Jose, she’s inventing sophisticated cookies in the Nevada home she shares with her husband, or hiking or traveling the southwest to give baking lessons in cookware stores or to appear in guest-chef TV slots from Denver to Santa Fe.

In Cookies for Grown-Ups, she pairs each brunch, coffee break, tea time, cocktail hour or après dinner cookie with an adult drink.

Sponsored by Red Rock Press

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Book Buzz Theater: Penguin's Book Buzz Casino! Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Bring your fuzzy dice to our smokin' book buzz preview.
We are gambling that you will walk away with some book winners for your shelves!
Refreshments will be served

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Nick Dragotta Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage
Description :

What happens when you take a comic book artist, an inventor, and a toy designer? You get Howtoons. A Howtoon is an educational, entertaining, and beautifully illustrated adventure comic strip for kids that integrates instructions seamlessly into the story telling, teaching kids how to make toys and projects with everyday household objects. Introducing the science and engineering behind the projects, Howtoons encourage creative problem-solving skills, pushing kids to think beyond the information that is given and inspiring them to learn through experimentation.

Nick Dragotta is the acclaimed artist of East of West as well as Howtoons and will be presenting the Howtoons comics and one of the projects from its pages.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Now Showing @ ALA: Lost Rivers Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N242
Description :

Nearly every major city was built near the convergence of many rivers. As cities grew with the Industrial Revolution, these rivers became conduits for disease and pollution. The 19th-century solution was to bury them underground and merge them with the sewer systems. These rivers still run through today's metropolises, but they do so out of sight.
LOST RIVERS examines hidden waterways in cities around the world and introduces us to people dedicated to exploring and exposing them. In Montreal, urban explorer Danielle Plamondon and photographer Andrew Emond follow the stony underground tunnels that contain the Rivière Saint-Pierre. In Bresica, Italy, a group of urban explorers conduct popular, officially-sanctioned tours through the city's network of medieval rivers.
Runtime: 72 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EcWv9iB5LM0

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
ALA Membership Meeting Other Las Vegas Hotel
Paradise North
Description :

In accordance with ALA Policy: "A membership meeting shall be held during the first two days of the Annual Conference."

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
ALCTS Affiliates Showcase Other Las Vegas Convention Center
S226
Description :

You probably attended your state conference this year, but did you make it to events in other states? The ALCTS Affiliates Showcase highlights programs that were presented by ALCTS affiliate members at state, regional, or local meetings. This showcase can cover a variety of topics of interest to ALCTS members, such as acquisitions, cataloging, or workflow issues. Come see what your colleagues around the country are talking about, in one convenient place.

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