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Format: 06/24/2018 - 6pm
Format: 06/24/2018 - 6pm
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Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:30pm
PopTop Stage: The Class of 2k14's YA vs. MG Trivia Showdown, hosted by Jay Asher & Josephine Angelini Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Join THE CLASS OF 2K14 for a MG vs YA smackdown trivia game! We'll split attendees into teams and each team will have a Class of 2k14 member as a helper. Teams will rotate after a set number of questions so that the attendees will get to meet as many authors as possible. A short Q&A will follow the game. Bestselling authors JAY ASHER and JOSEPHINE ANGELINI will emcee this lively and fun-filled event!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 1:30pm
Spectrum Institute Closing Luncheon [Closed] Other Bally’s
Skyview 1
Description :

Note this Spectrum Institute event is open only to current Spectrum Scholars, and invited alumni and guests.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Sunday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Mobile App Presentation: OneClickdigital eBook Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Mobile App Pavilion
Description :

OneClickdigital eBook

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:30pm
What's Cooking @ ALA - Cantor Mitch: Kosher Cuisine for a New Generation Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - What's Cooking Stage
Description :

Cantor Mitch is a lover of great food and great music. He lives to entertain, and his life is a recipe of spirituality, music, friends, family, and tantalizing feasts. Mitch learned from his mother how to appreciate every dish set upon the table. A self-taught chef, he has done everything from working in kitchens to taking to the road with a singing telegram company. He eventually found his way to the synagogue, and after 25 years in the Cantorate, he is taking on a new challenge as the Singing Chef. As a born entertainer, his enthusiasm and musical spirit show through during every cooking event.

Sponsored by Scarletta Press

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:45am - 12:00pm
Book Buzz Theater: The Future According to Tor: New Titles for Young Readers and Teens Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

We are pleased to present a selection of must-shelve upcoming fiction from Starscape, Tor Teen, and Tor. Join us as we discuss some of our stellar forthcoming titles, as well as highlights from the current season. ARCs, posters, and other giveaways are available in the Tor/Forge Books booth (#532).

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Comics That Make Kids Smarter- Gene Yang, Jim McClain, Tracy Edmunds, Josh Elder Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage
Description :

With comics becoming more common in classrooms across the nation, how do we make sure those comics are actually good? Reading With Pictures presents an all-star lineup of creators and educators to share their insights in a roundtable moderated by Josh Elder (president, Reading With Pictures).

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Retiree SIG Meeting (AASL) Other Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom G
Description :

Meeting of the members of the AASL Retiree Special Interest Group.

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12:00pm - 1:15pm
Career Development Workshop: Open Cover Letters Revealed! Job Search Stories and Advice from Newly Hired Librarians Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Hall N - Placement Center
Description :

A diverse panel of recently hired librarians who submitted their cover letters to Open Cover Letters will tell their job search stories and offer advice on the job search process, from cover letter writing and library job applications, to the interview, offer negotiation and beyond. Moderated by Stephen X. Flynn, Emerging Technologies Librarian at The College of Wooster, Ohio, who created Open Cover Letters (http://www.opencoverletters.com), a repository of anonymous cover letters written by hired librarians and archivists.

About the Panelists:

Tammy Ivins is the Interim Head of Reference at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC where she coordinates the reference and instruction team, along with serving as web librarian. Her professional research interests include digital librarianship, instructional technology, and the education of librarians. Tammy's most recent job hunt was in 2011, when she received her MSLS from the UNC-Chapel Hill. In her current position, she sits on the other side of the table and gets to hire librarians.

Stephanie M. Roach is Librarian and Adjunct Faculty at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA. She serves as Chair for the California Library Association's Technical Services Interest Group, and is Co-founder of the Information Professionals Social Club. Her research interests include information literacy, social media, educational technology, metadata and intellectual property. Her most recent search ended in 2011, when she landed her current position. Now she has learned what it is like to sit on the other side of the table, as a member of the search committee.

Megan Hertel is a Reference and Instruction Services Librarian at Texas A&M University- Kingsville in Kingsville, TX. Her research interests include instructional technology and information literacy. Megan's most recent job search ended in August 2012, 3 months after completing her MLS program at Emporia State University. She was asked be on her first search committee during her second day of work at TAMUK.

Elena Azadbakht is Reference Librarian for Health Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS, where she provides research support, information literacy instruction, outreach and collection development assistance to the Colleges of Health and Nursing. Her research interests include instruction, information seeking behavior, and website usability. Her big job search took place after she received her MSI in 2011, and she successfully applied for an internal position at her institution in 2013.

About the Moderator:

Stephen X. Flynn is Emerging Technologies Librarian at the College of Wooster, Ohio where he facilitates the creation of digital collections and the digital preservation of student and faculty scholarship. After a lengthy job search in 2011, he createdOpenCoverLetters.com, a repository of cover letters written by hired librarians, and was recognized by Library Journal as a Mover & Shaker in 2012.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 5:00pm
On-the-Fly Mentoring Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Hall N - Placement Center
Description :

Looking for some professional guidance and advice while at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas? If so, you should stop by the Placement Center on Sunday 29 June from 12:00 – 5:00pm for the ACRL - University Libraries Section’s “On-the-Fly” Mentoring to talk with an experienced librarian about any and all aspects of your career. Mentoring sessions are available by appointment and on a first-come drop-in basis.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
ALA Council Policy Monitoring Committee Other Las Vegas Hotel
Paradise North
Description :

This is the committee's business meeting.

Sponsors :

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Book Buzz Theater: Unruly unicorns, high-stakes football games and a car crash--- What’s happening at Blink and Zonderkidz? Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Join Zonderkidz at Book Buzz on Sunday, June 29th from 1:00-1:30 PM to learn more about exciting new titles from beloved New York Times bestselling authors Jane Yolen and Nathan Whitaker. You’ll hear about the latest editions to your favorite Zonderkidz middle-grade series and some brand new books to dive into from authors like Donita K. Paul, Laurice E. Molinari, Ron Bates and more! We’re also presenting our newest, exciting Blink young adult titles from authors like ReaderGirlz co-founder Lorie Ann Grover and ALA Schneider Award winner Jonathan Friesen. Expect the unexpected when it comes to Blink! Are you ready for fun, fantasy, and edge-of-your-seat suspense?

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mobile App Presentation: Rittenhouse Book Distributors Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Mobile App Pavilion
Description :

Rittenhouse Book Distributors

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Anya Ulinich Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage
Description :

Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel evokes Louis C.K.’s sensibilities and Amy Winehouse’s longing and anguish—often in the same frame—as Ulinich turns her sharp eye toward the strange, sometimes unmooring world of “grown-up” dating. After 15 years of marriage, 37-year-old Lena embarks on a string of online dates and receives a brutally eye-opening education in love, sex, and loss while raising her two teenage daughters. With references to Bernard Malamud and Chekhov along the way, this is a smart, funny story told beautifully through Ulinich’s text and drawings.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
PopTop Stage: Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Congressman John Lewis’ graphic novel memoir March: Book One, co-written by Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell, is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, one of YALSA's Outstanding Books for the College Bound, and the first graphic novel winner of a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

Together, co-authors Lewis and Aydin will discuss the phenomenal success of March: Book One, show how it fits into the long history of comics in the civil rights movement, and preview the much-anticipated Book Two.

Sponsored by Top Shelf Productions

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Joint Intellectual Freedom Committee Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Other Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 10
Description :

Joint Intellectual Freedom Committee meeting for youth divisions AASL, ALSC and YALSA.

Interests :
1:00pm - 4:00pm
National Conference Committee Meeting (AASL) Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N215
Description :

Meeting for members of the AASL National Conference Committee.

1:00pm - 5:30pm
2015 Alex Awards [Closed] Other Flamingo
Lake Mead I
Description :

n/a

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
1:00pm - 5:30pm
2015 Excellence in Nonfiction [Closed] Other Flamingo
Virginia City III
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n/a

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
1:00pm - 5:30pm
2015 Michael L. Printz Committee [Closed] Committee meeting, Other Caesars Palace
Imperial Boardroom
Description :

n/a

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
1:00pm - 5:30pm
Great Graphic Novels for Teens Other Flamingo
Valley of Fire I
Description :

YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection committee will be discussing nominated titles for the final list and selecting their choices for the Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens published in 2014.

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