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Format: 06/20/2018 - 7pm
Format: 06/20/2018 - 7pm
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Monday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Articles on Demand: Library Perspectives Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N262
Description :

Articles-on-demand, also known as pay-per-view, is an evolving acquisitions model which allows libraries to purchase article content from a variety of journals without having to subscribe to all of the individual titles involved. Different vendors offer different models and options for libraries to participate. Libraries will discuss their decision-making process, successes and challenges along the way, and their current methods for acquiring content. Articles-on-demand options from both publishers and third-party vendors will be discussed.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Creating Sustainable AV Preservation in Academic Libraries Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

A few leading collecting institutions have developed extensive moving image and recorded sound preservation programs, and have reported their own models at professional conferences. However these prominent examples can feel overwhelming to a library or archive that is only just beginning audiovisual preservation. This presentation will give suggestions and guidelines for librarians working in between the two extremes of large-scale audiovisual preservation and zero priority being given to audiovisual materials.

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1:00pm - 2:30pm
Disaster Preparedness in the 21st Century: Preserving Library Collections and Services Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N264
Description :

In an age of drastic weather events and increasing dependence on digital collections and Internet connections for practically all library functions, we should give some thought to how we will function in the event of a long-term (more than a few days) power outage. This program will first evaluate the possibility of such an event in order to justify taking the time to prepare for it, then examine practical ways to prepare and cope, including considering the feasibility of alternate power sources, making sure digital collections are backed up locally when possible (instead of or in addition to "in the cloud"), and preserving a core physical collection. The program will also recommend resources for funding and further reading.

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1:00pm - 2:30pm
Get Writing! Overcome Procrastination, Remove Roadblocks and Create a Map for Success Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N258
Description :

Overcome procrastination, remove roadblocks and create a map for successful completion of your paper. In this hands-on workshop you’ll break down you writing project into manageable steps with deadlines and learn simple approaches and techniques for sticking to your schedule. Whether you’re just beginning the publishing process or are a more seasoned writer stuck on a project that needs to get out the door, this workshop will help you get going and stay on track.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Leaning International…Recipes from the field Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N263
Description :

Are you an MLS student or a recent graduate interested in working internationally? Are you seriously considering it? Do you want to get a recipe on how to prepare for this challenging and exciting opportunity? From service-learning project in Sao Tome to exciting library jobs in China and Kazakhstan…Come and hear first-hand from people who will share their real-life experiences and help you to go in the right direction.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Looking Clearly into the Crystal Ball: Using Innovative Assessment Strategies to Predict the Future Needs of Users in Academic Libraries Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S219
Description :

This program will help academic librarians use quantitative and qualitative assessment data to anticipate and plan for new and future services—creating a strategic vision for their libraries. Referencing scholarship on the subject and using “real life” observations, the presenters will relay their knowledge about innovations in assessment, and give strategies for presenting assessment data in a visually compelling way to key administrative constituencies. Our program will include a panel presentation and audience breakout sessions.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Play, Play, Learn: Games and the Common Core Library Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N243
Description :

This program will focus on the application of play theory to Common Core aligned instruction. The use of curriculum aligned modern board games allows a library to provide an additional format of media to support student learning. Participants will be introduced to play theory and shown how the elements of play are closely connected with the underlying themes of Common Core instruction. Though game play examples, participants will learn how to identify successful game elements that promote learning through play. A final major focus will be on the direct alignment of resources to AASL and Common Core curriculum standards.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Speaking About 'The Speaker' Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N253
Description :

In 1977, ALA released “The Speaker,” a film that led to unprecedented rancor, division, and discussion within the association. Controversy over the film dominated the 1977 Annual Conference in Detroit, and nearly 40 years later, strong opinions remain about the process and the end product. You can read about the controversy in articles from American Libraries July/August 1977 issue: http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/sites/americanlibrariesmagazine....

We invite you to attend one of two screenings of the 42-minute film in advance [either online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojFYx52X-Ys or as part of the of the “Now Showing @ ALA” series (http://ala14.ala.org/node/14032)] and join us for this panel discussion of the film and the controversy, followed by an audience discussion.

Speakers: Robert Wedgeworth, past ALA Executive Director; Beverly Lynch, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies; Marc McCallon, Abilene Christian University. Moderator: Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Teach Me SUCCESS: Teaching Success and Strong Character through Characters Kids Love Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

In an effort to reach the whole child with increasingly restrictive standardized testing, education leaders expanded the traits required in character education curriculum to include intrapersonal skills that empower children to set, pursue, and achieve personal goals. This prompted a research study that determined that Child Choice Award-winning books, where educators choose nominees and children select winners, contain thousands of models of the new SUCCESS traits, giving librarians 123 resources, many of which are likely already in their collections, that meet standards for school library collection development to recommend to teachers, use in their own lessons, and support collaborative units.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Top Library Building Trends Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N259/261
Description :

A panel of architects, librarians and consultants will provide an overview of new and exciting ideas in planning public and academic library facilities. Topics will include the rethinking of spaces for services, new building design, and other “must have” items to keep your library up-to-date. Each panelist will provide a brief presentation with slides. The entire panel will then field questions from the audience.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Tribes and Scribes: A Double Feature Highlighting Native American and WPA Historical Research Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N232
Description :

Needles in the Haystack of History: How to use the WPA Historical Records Survey
The Work Projects Administration Historical Records Survey (WPA HRS), one of the best discovery tools for government records from the 1700s through the early 1940s, is now more easily accessed through University of Kentucky library. Hear about what it has to offer historians and genealogists. We’ll also give strategies on how to track down present-day locations of archival material described in the HRS
Historic Indian Publications by the United States Federal Government
Learn about materials from the Bureau of American Ethnology, the Census, the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and other federal documents and publications pertaining to Native Americans

Monday, June 30 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Conversation Starter: We Make Everyday: How you’re (most likely) already doing the makerspace thing Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

Makerspaces aren’t all 3D printers and building boats in the library. At their core, makerspaces are about a simple maker attitude: to foster exploring new skills and creating in the library in meaningful ways. You may be surprised to find that making is already in everything you do--and if it isn’t, it can easily be incorporated. Join us to learn about how libraries are making everyday, including examples from the Chattanooga Public Library, Darien (CT) Library, and more. Explore a range of makerspace mentalities, including low- and medium-tech examples and ideas for tapping potential partners in your community. When you return from ALA, you’ll be able to grab some duct tape and glue and help your community start making!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 2:30pm

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Conversation Starter: Data for Librarians Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
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 :
ALA
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
N253
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
N231/233
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.

Monday, June 30 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Conversation Starter: What I Really Want to Do is Direct: First-Time Library Directors Discuss Their Experiences. Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

You know that cliché about actors really wanting to direct? It turns out that it’s also true of new (or not so new) librarians. In this panel, four first-time library directors will discuss how they arrived in their positions, the skills that helped them move into leadership, and the obstacles they didn't anticipate.

This panel discussion is intended for those who are interested in moving into management positions, as well as new library administrators facing similar issues. Panelists include academic library directors Jacob Berg and Jessica Olin, and public library administrators Kristi Chadwick and John Pappas. Daniel Ransom will moderate.

Jump into the conversation yourself with #iwannadirect.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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