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Format: 02/22/2018 - 10pm
Format: 02/22/2018 - 10pm
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Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Best and Worst Manga Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N116
Description :

Join us as an opinionated group of manga and comics bloggers, retailers, and librarians rant and rave about the best new manga that debuted in the past year, the continuing manga series most worth reading, the most anticipated upcoming releases, and of course, the worst manga that you'd best avoid. Panelists include Christopher Butcher (The Beguiling, Comics212.net), Eva Volin (Alameda Free Library, Good Comics for Kids), Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library, In the Library With a Comic Book), Deb Aoki (MangaComicsManga)

Presented by the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries MIG

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Building a Learning Culture From the Inside Out Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S231
Description :

Libraries are quickly moving from being repositories for content to full-fledged incubators for new ideas. Using technological tools, innovative spaces, and creative programming, libraries are well-positioned to become an even bigger part of the community’s creative process.
Join a panel of library change agents as they examine strategies for kickstarting a culture of innovation in your library - for your staff and patrons alike. We’ll look at examples both in and out of libraries, address challenges, and discuss what it takes to bring creativity out in the open. Audience participation will be involved.

10:30am - 11:30am
Children’s Librarians in the Lead: Managing Change, Inspiring Innovation & Empowering the Next Generation Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N232
Description :

Children’s librarians are in a natural position to develop key leadership skills that will serve them both in and out of the realm of children’s services. This program will give children’s librarians practical front-line advice on managing busy libraries as well as provide longer-range tips on advocating for youth services, leveraging statistics, strategic planning, and growing into positions of leadership.

10:30am - 11:30am
Common Core IRL: In Real Libraries Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S228
Description :

Throughout the U.S., schools are implementing the Common Core State Standards. Two key shifts are particularly important for our teaching and learning; the call for balancing informational and literary texts, and the focus on helping students read increasingly complex texts. Librarians can play a vital role supporting the professional development of teachers as they implement the Common Core. This panel discussion will show how we can support elementary students as they read gradually more difficult text around a subject, with a special focus on informational books. We will show how school and public libraries can provide both stimulating read-alouds and just-right books of increasing complexity.

10:30am - 11:30am
Creative Aging @ Your Library Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N243
Description :

Help midlife and older adults realize their visual, literary and performing artistic potential with programs and services at your library. Incorporating researched-based programs and led by professional artists, creative programs from public libraries large and small with be highlighted, with practical tips and tools for implementing an arts education series in your library.

10:30am - 11:30am
Creativity and Innovation: LRRT Research Forum Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N263
Description :

Novelty and innovation are needed to respond to many of today’s challenges. Libraries and librarians require new and creative approaches to defining questions and finding answers. Three papers that demonstrate innovative inquiry will be selected by a committee for inclusion in this Forum.

10:30am - 11:30am
Data Driven Collections: Integrating Evidence Into Your Collection Maintenance and Development Procedures Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S229
Description :

This session will explore how evidence can be used in collection maintenance and development procedures to help manage budgets, track and map patron use patterns, coordinate weeding and improve processes. A panel of representatives from a sample of library systems will be present to share their own experiences, discuss tools that encourage discussion surrounding best practices. The tools discussed will include CollectionHQ, ArcGIS Mapping Platform, ILS data extracts manipulated in Excel and more.

10:30am - 11:30am
E-Books: Discovering the Virtual Backlog Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

The book truck waiting to be cataloged is gone, but backlogs are not; they’re just harder to find. E-book packages can be accompanied by inaccurate title lists, front files, unavailable or poor quality MARC records, pre-published chapters, and other issues that complicate discovery and undermine the traditional technical services workflow. When this happens resources slip through the cracks creating a hidden virtual backlog. The creativity of today’s cataloger finds and makes discoverable these hidden materials.

10:30am - 11:30am
Evidence Based Decision Making in Library Technology Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S232
Description :

Library services have been drastically changed by main-stream technology trends such as mobile technology and ebooks.The hard part is trying to decide which technologies will do the most to advance libraries services and when. The LITA HoLT interest group will assemble a panel to discuss different evidence-based planning and decision making frameworks that can help libraries prepare for and take advantage of future technology to improve services.

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10:30am - 11:30am
Going All In: Library Instruction for Students in Online Education Programs Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N264
Description :

An increasing amount of coursework, both at the secondary and postsecondary level, is being conducted online. This shift in the delivery method of education which began at the college level is now occurring throughout the K-16 continuum. Because many of the students in these classes and programs will never set foot into the host institution, this transformation has necessitated a great deal of change in all aspects of library services, including information literacy instruction. This conference program will spotlight some innovative ways that libraries are conducting and delivering instruction to this new cohort.

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10:30am - 11:30am
Leveraging Librarian Expertise in Customer Resource Management Program Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom E
Description :

Hear how the EPA Library Network implemented a customer resource management system that ensures inquiries/comments are effectively routed, managed, tracked, answered and measured.

10:30am - 11:30am
Leveraging National Data to Advocate Locally Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

Recent Pew Research Center reports indicate that public libraries are an essential service, location, and resource in our communities. This program will present a research project investigating responses of public library directors and public library system directors to the findings of three reports, measuring the significance of the data in the library’s operations, relationships with stakeholders, and highlighting areas of expansion for useful public library research. In this interactive presentation you will explore ways national reports on public library services can serve as advocacy tools for your public library, including ways to support local data with national statistics.

10:30am - 11:30am
LHRT Edward G. Holley Memorial Lecture: The Business of Lectures Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N237
Description :

Thomas Augst, professor at NYU and NEH Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society, presents a lecture entitled The Business of Lectures: An Itinerant History of Public Culture in Nineteenth-Century America. Following the transatlantic career of a uniquely successful temperance advocate across spaces and platforms of mass communication, this paper maps the development of the public lecture as a civic institution and a professional enterprise.

10:30am - 11:30am
Makerspace and Digital Badging: New Avenues To Help Students Show What They Know Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

There are many pathways to learning and learning is happening everywhere: schools, libraries, clubs, community centers, homes, and religious organizations. A makerspace culture, one that emphasizes creation over memorization, open-source sharing over siloed knowledge, and process over product, gives new ways for students to explore concepts and show what they know. Coupled with makerspace culture is a movement to flexibly acknowledge growth: digital or open badges. In this session, we’ll talk about budget-friendly school library makerspaces, strategies for promoting healthy makerspace culture, and validating growth via digital badges that go far beyond the sticker charts of the past.

10:30am - 11:30am
OLOS Outreach Panel II: Library Services to the Underserved Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N235
Description :

The second of two panel discussions from the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, featuring experts from the ALA affiliates that promote services to the traditionally underserved populations that OLOS focuses on.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Panel: Public Libraries and Digital Inclusion Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N258
Description :

The ubiquitous nature of the Internet and accompanying services and technologies makes digital inclusion – equitable access to and participation in the online environment – essential for success in education, employment, finance, health, civic engagement and more. This session brings local community and public library leaders together to discuss the roles public libraries play in building digitally inclusive communities, and presents selected findings from the Digital Inclusion Survey funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and conducted by the American Library Association (ALA), University of Maryland’s Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Rebranding Librarianship - Building a Knowledge Alliance Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S225
Description :

Building on the success of cohort-based diversity initiatives, 35 early career librarians were convened through an IMLS funded project to develop a diversity-focused recruitment strategy. The Knowledge Alliance brand emphasizes peer mentoring and enables allies to engage potential library professionals at every step of their journey, from initial interest to selecting a graduate program and to pursuing professional opportunities. Learn more about how this innovative program supports a network of passionate new librarians who collectively serve as resources for individuals interested in LIS careers.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
So Long, Drive-By Storytimes; Hello, Focus and Impact! Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N262
Description :

This school readiness initiative titled, “Here Comes Kindergarten,” launched a fundamental shift in the way Richland Library approached community outreach through parent/child engagement based on the second edition of ALA’s Every Child Ready to Read. The results were incredible! Family learning made fun and easy, everyday!Come see it for yourself: www.herecomeskindergarten.wordpress.com

10:30am - 11:30am
That Was Great, Now What? (LearnRT) Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S227
Description :

So you have a learning session that blew their doors off? What do you do as a learning leader to provide ongoing support to your staff and customers after the training? What can directors and managers do to support the learning process after the training? How do you effectively evaluate your training to see if it has become apart of your organizational culture? All presentations will be used to spark a substantive group discussion around the topic.

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10:30am - 11:30am
The 2014 Alex Awards Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S221
Description :

The 2014 Alex Award winners--what they are and how to sell them to young adults--are highlighted in this panel presentation. John Searles, 2014 winning author for "Help with the Haunted" will be speaking and signing books. The Alex Award is given to the top 10 books that appeal to young adults, and is administered by YALSA and sponsored by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust and Booklist.

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