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Format: 06/20/2018 - 2pm
Format: 06/20/2018 - 2pm
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Friday, June 27 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
The Power of Persuasion: Developing Influence to Become Your Own Best Advocate [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Milano I
Description :

Why are some school libraries better supported than others? Working with a team of researchers, Ken Haycock has interviewed more than 200 administrators, politicians and lobbyists. Through examination of decisions taken in difficult financial times, and the behaviors of teacher-librarians and school administrators, six principles for persuasion have been validated. Evidence and messaging are not working when the support for school libraries continues to decline. Learn the principles, and many examples, to be successful in any situation.

Interests :
Cost :
AASL Member: $109 ; ALA Member: $159 ; Non-member: $224 ; Retired Member: $99 ; Student Member: $79

Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Nuts and Bolts for Friends, Trustees, and Foundations Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

The popular Nuts & Bolts program will feature speakers addressing topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and advocates. RSVP to Coffee and meet & greet will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is on your own. Agenda available online at

Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 11:00am
Affiliate Assembly Executive Committee (AASL) Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Description :

A meeting of the officers of the AASL Affiliate Assembly Executive Committee.

9:00am - 4:00pm
USBBY Board of Directors Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Meeting for the Board of Directors of the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY).

Friday, June 27 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 4:00pm
The PBL Way: Partnerships, Pedagogy and Purpose Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Pompeian III & IV
Description :

What is project-based learning? What can librarians do to not only support this curricular movement, but become leaders in their schools? What are the basics of project-based learning, how can PBL be tied to the Common Core, 21st century learning skills, critical inquiry, and community connections? This pre-conference will provide strategies for demonstrating the school librarian’s role in PBL through instructional partnerships to ensure success for K-12 students, teachers, and librarians.

Friday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting I (AASL) Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Milano VI
Description :

Meeting of the officers of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Board of Directors.

Friday, June 27 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Affiliate Assembly Meeting I (AASL) Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Roman I & III
Description :

Meeting of the delegates of the AASL Affiliate Assembly.

Saturday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 9:00am
Awards Green Room (AASL) [Closed] Other Caesars Palace
Octavius 12
Description :

Green room for AASL awards program.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Isn't it Romantic Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

A panel of popular romance writers will discuss their books and will sign copies following the program. Authors include Jeaniene Frost, Penelope Douglas, Deborah Coonts, Shelley Coriell, and Ryan Winfield. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

8:30am - 10:00am
Library Friends Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Friends of the Library members and library staff and invited to join this informal discussion with counterparts from across the country. Bring your best practices to share and questions to ask of your fellow Friends.

8:30am - 10:00am
Sci Fi for Librarians Who Don't Like Sci Fi Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

When you hear Sci Fi do you automatically think of Klingons, light sabers, and robots? Does sitting down for an all-day Star Trek marathon make you cringe? Well, never fear – just because you don’t like Science Fiction doesn’t mean you can’t recommend Science Fiction. This presentation will provide middle school, junior high, and high school librarians assistance with readers’ advisory and collection development in the area of Science Fiction literature.
Learning Outcomes:
• List several popular YA Science Fiction titles and authors.
• Locate blogs and websites to assist with book selection.
• Recommend Science Fiction books to tweens and teens who don’t like Sci Fi.

8:30am - 10:00am
The Apps are All Right! Exploring the Role of Apps in Children's and Teen Services Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Designed as a primer for children’s and teen librarians, this session offers a dynamic overview of the place of the app as a new format within our profession. Four panelists will provide relevant research and examples from practice with diverse populations of children and teens. Participants will also be invited to explore the continuously evolving rationale for strengthening the role of the children’s and teen librarian in app recommendation for the communities we serve.

Saturday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:30am
Awards Ceremony (AASL) Caesars Palace
Octavius 09-11
Description :

The AASL Awards Ceremony highlights best practices in school library programming. Through collaboration, leadership, innovative programming, national involvement and upholding the principles of the profession, each person or program being honored has made a significant contribution to the school library profession. The program is a public acknowledgment and celebration of school librarians that have modeled excellence in the profession. Also recognized at this time will be the 2014 AASL Best Websites and Best Apps for Teaching and Learning.

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED Creating Fun, Accessible Programming for Youth with Disabilities Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Youth patrons with disabilities are members of every public library’s population. This presentation will review best practices on accessible, engaging and entertaining programs for children of all ages and abilities. Throughout the presentation there will be examples and discussion of accessible technology options for children with varying disabilities and how to apply them to specialized programming that caters to their individual needs.

10:30am - 11:30am
What No Tchotskes? Creating an Experience Based Summer Program Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Looking to better engage your summer reading patrons? Hear from a panel of librarians who have incorporated 21st century skills into their programs, to create dynamic customer driven learning experiences. Summer Reading should be a time for exploration and discovery. Learn how your library can drop the incentives, increase your programs participation, and inspire patron creativity.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Get the Facts! Nonfiction, Informational Reading, and Literature for Youth Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 4
Sponsors :
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
President's Program (AASL) Presidents program Caesars Palace
Octavius 09-11
Description :

Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn’t turn into a reader. Author of The Book Whisperer, Donalyn reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes her unconventional approach to inspire and motivate middle school students to read 40 or more books a year. In her latest book, Reading in the Wild, Donalyn collects responses from 900 adult readers and uses this information to teach lifelong reading habits to her students. Donalyn has worked with upper elementary and middle school students and currently teaches fifth grade at O.A. Peterson Elementary in Forth Worth, Texas. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as The Reading Teacher, Educational Leadership and The Washington Post.

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
3D Printers and Library Policies Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Many public and academic libraries are making 3D printers available for patron use. A panel of speakers will talk about this new trend, including concerns and issues to address when creating library policies related to patron access to and use of 3D printers.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Best Fiction for Young Adults Teen Feedback Session Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

During this meeting, local teens will come and give their opinion on titles nominated for YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults list.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Common Core State Standards and General Education: Information Literacy Connects the Dots Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Utilizing expert speakers in both K-12 and higher education, this panel session will provide a connection between the newly-implemented Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Association for American Colleges & Universities (AACU) Essential Learning Outcomes by concentrating on the strong information literacy thread between them. Through an awareness of common CCSS assessments and trends in higher education, school and academic librarians will be prepared to support student transitions.