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Format: 06/21/2018 - 7pm
Format: 06/21/2018 - 7pm
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Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens, Turntables, and Tater-Tots: Lunchroom Outreach with CLP - BAM! (Books and More) Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S221
Description :

Is your outreach to classrooms dwindling? Ask your schools to “do lunch”! Join librarians from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s award-winning school outreach program CLP - BAM! as we demonstrate how to develop a cafeteria-based outreach initiative on any scale or budget. Learn how you can give students “a taste” of what your library offers by providing readers’ advisory, circulation, card registration, craft programs, music, gaming, and more to entire school populations—all during lunch!

Learning Outcomes:
• Gain an understanding of the overall structure and success of the CLP-BAM! outreach model, as well as how it can be adapted to any school or community outreach situation.
• Learn how to propose, strategize, and implement a lunchroom outreach program on a scale that fits your needs.
• Become familiar with a variety of possible outreach activities--crafts, music, technology, games--through experiential learning.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (LearnRT) Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N254
Description :

Sometimes your training will be a rousing success. Sometimes your training will be a colossal failure. Sometimes your training outcomes look like nothing like you had planned. This session will share what you learned from our excellent outcomes, horrible train wrecks and our square pegs that turned into round holes programs. All presentations will be used to spark a substantive group discussion around the topic.

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3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Other Content: Creating Accessible Documents and Presentations Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N235
Description :

Library web developers are used to creating accessible, usable websites. But is all your content accessible? Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and other types of files require special attention to be accessible by people with disabilities. This presentation will give attendees immediate skills and essential techniques for remediating existing files and creating accessible files from scratch. Open the doors wide to all the content on your library's website with the skills learned during this presentation.

Interests :
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time to Reskill: An Action Plan for Literacy Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N236
Description :

Results from the latest international study of adult skills, Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Survey of Adult Skills, show that the U.S. workforce trails many other developed nations in foundational literacy skills essential for both individuals and the nation as a whole to thrive. These skills include: (1) ability to read, (2) ability to understand numbers and do math, and (3) ability to solve problems using technology. In this session we will hear an overview of the survey results and a report on the new National Action Plan from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE). This plan outlines steps that we need to take as a nation to improve the skills of our adult population. We will discuss how this action plan affects libraries and how library staff can contribute to the solutions.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
I’m a Librarian! NO! I’m an Author! NO! I’m a Librarian and an Author! Exhibitor session, Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N243
Description :

We’ve just learned that 3 of our authors with new novels in 2014 are all bona-fide in-the-trenches librarians... Would it be fun to have a “I’m a Librarian! NO! I’m an Author! NO! I’m a Librarian and an Author” kinda-sorta panel/ discussion moderated by Brad Hooper, Bill Ott or Stephanie Chase? Adult & YA authors alike... with all very different backgrounds and books... What do you think? CRAZY? AWESOME?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Retirement Fundamentals: Are You Ready to Retire? Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N258
Description :

Before the program starts, please celebrate with the Retired Members Round Table (RMRT) as they announce the 2014 recipient of the Norman Horrocks-Rowman & Littlefield Annual Conference Award. Whether you are planning to retire in the next one to five years or in 2053 as the old saying goes, it’s never too early or never too late to plan your retirement. How can I save for the future? Will I be able to retire when I planned to? Will I be able to live the retirement I always dreamed of? Or do I need to create a new vision for what retirement might be? This program is designed so you can ask the experts to help you understand the decisions you need to make now to meet your financial objectives, plan and implement your own successful retirement strategy, the benefits of making a planned gift to a non-profit organization and how to keep involved after your retirement.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Bringing the Comic Festival to YOUR Library! Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N263
Description :

A unique blend of comics, artists, writers, fans, teachers, and librarians, the Toronto Comics Arts Festival has become one of the premier comics events in North America. In the first hour, learn how a public library and a comic book store work together to create a successful community-wide program that attracts guests and attendees from around the world. Then, in the second hour, walk through a series of plans for building comics events in YOUR library, in an interactive session! Featured speakers include Christopher Butcher (The Beguiling); Andrew Woodrow Butcher (Little Island Comics); Gina Gagliano (First Second); Phyllis Jacklin (Toronto Public Library). Moderated by Eva Volin.

Presented by the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries MIG

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Conversation Starter: From Fired to Fired Up! Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

After a reduction in force removed 20 certified teacher librarians from Ogden School District, parents, librarians, teachers, and students voiced their objections and concerns at school board meetings and through local newspapers. As a result, the school district found money to rehire seven teacher librarians to develop an innovative library program.
Join the conversation as we discuss sure fire ideas to fuel your library program, help your library program rise from the ashes and how to fight fired with fire! Discussion topics include harnessing public support, promoting your program, linking your program to student achievement through learning objectives and standards.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N264
Description :

Come hear from the Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee as they highlight some of the new 2014 Best Websites.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
CANCELLED The Pros and Cons of Coming in 3rd Place Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

While adults have places that are their "third place," a home away from home, few places in the community offer youth the same option. The school library can and should act as a third place where students find a place to be themselves away from home and the constraints of the classroom. This presentation offers suggestions on how to advocate for school libraries and make the most of what you have to encourage others to invest in the library, including promoting resources (flaunt what you've got), giving students "ownership" in the library and giving potential investors complete communications.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Diversity Success Stories Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

This session will feature a panel of librarians who will discuss diversity initiatives that have spurred organizational change in their respective libraries. Panelists: Rene Bue, Programming and Outreach Coordinator, Hedberg Public Library; Beatriz Guevara, Reference Librarian, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library; Charlene Maxey-Harris, Chair, Research and Instructional Services, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Dynamic Duos: Collaboration between School and Public Library Systems Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S219
Description :

Dynamic Duos: Collaboration between School and Public Library Systems (Jack Baur)
School Teacher-Librarians and Public Librarians have much to offer each other -- skills, resources, audience -- but realizing a successful collaboration can be difficult. We will explore collaboration from both sides, helping you to really take advantage of your colleagues (in a good way). We'll present the results of a national survey and present multiple models of mutual support. Improve every aspect of your library services while doing less work and having more fun!
Learning Outcomes:
• Understand the benefits of collaboration between schools and public libraries and begin to develop a seamless user-experience for patrons of the two library systems.
• Begin a new collaboration or expand an existing collaboration to better serve teen patrons and help them become lifelong learners.
• Make new friends and learn how to take advantage of other library professionals in a mutually beneficial manner.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Services in Multi-branch Networks in China Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S225
Description :

China is multiethnic country with big population and vast territory, which is the challenge to the public and other libraries in China. In the past years, the libraries in China have been working to establish effective and modern library service network, and provide equal service for all users.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Metadata Beyond the Library: Consultation and Collaboration with Faculty, Staff and Students Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N253
Description :

This program will discuss ways in which metadata experts can share expertise beyond traditional library settings. Presenters will share examples of successful metadata consulting initiatives with their constituent communities, such as training sessions, workshops, boot camps, and other venues for deploying metadata expertise outside the library.

Sponsors :
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Redefining Humans from the Past to the Future Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S233
Description :

Throughout science fiction and fantasy literature, humans are constantly being redefined. A panel of authors will speak about how humans have been redefined from the past to the future. This program is sponsored by Tor and LITA’s Imagineering Interest Group.

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4:30pm - 5:30pm
Temporary Staffing Solutions for Libraries: A Consortial Approach in Massachusetts Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

Libraries in Massachusetts needed assistance meeting short-term staffing needs, while library workers wanted opportunities to earn income, gain experience, and stay connected to the field during unemployment or retirement. The Massachusetts Library System recognized a potential solution that could also generate additional revenue for our collaborative: a temporary library staffing service. This session will explain the process of launching BiblioTemps® as a successful statewide initiative; describe specific benefits to client libraries, staff, and the collaborative; and share observations about the library work force from our first two years of operation.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
You Shouldn't Have to Find a Book By It's Cover Exhibitor session, Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N243
Description :

Many libraries are choosing to review and update their collections in various ways by bundling multiple projects together at once, such as Reclassification, RFID tagging, inventories, and weeding. This panel will review how these various projects can improve materials access while also looking at how the overall costs can be reduced by doing them at the same time.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Project Connect Panel Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N259/261
Description :

In this dynamic panel discussion, prestigious members of the Project Connect team will share their views on the future of the school library, its integration with the classroom, and the role of the librarian as a driver of CCSS curriculum development, content selection, and the digital transition. And it starts from the top with districts who empower their school librarians to play a larger role in digital and curriculum decisions. Hear from elite members of the education community on the future of your industry!

Sunday, June 29 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starter: Professionalism is Killing the Profession Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

There has been a lot of discussion about professional behavior and professionalism but there are times when the behaviors of professionalism actually work to hold us back. Professionalism creates barriers to legitimate brainstorming, can silence good ideas, and build a culture that abhors discomfort. In this panel, you will hear from professionals who have worked to break down the professional walls between them. They will talk about the importance of partying and other un-professional behavior, the unusual media platforms they use, how to break or bend rules, and they will talk about many of their successes and their failures.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:00am - 10:00am
Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N258
Description :

Listen to some of the year’s best authors discuss their works and the craft of writing while enjoying the company of other book lovers. All Annual Conference registrants are invited to participate in this conference program.

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