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Wednesday, December 31 - 4:00pm

CANCELLED: Ignite Sunday Session: Not Just Video Games (but you probably should get those too) Program
Description :

Want to collect for and serve video game designers and developers? It's not just about video games. Learn about web and print resources and programming ideas based on an information behavior study of video game design students!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:00pm
Preconference: How Business Librarians Support Entrepreneurs [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Pisa
Description :

Ready to maximize the value of your library to local entrepreneurs? This full-day workshop will address common information needs of entrepreneurs, including locating information about their market, industry, competitors and customers for both “Main Street” and technology start-ups, and which free or premium resources to use. Speakers will also discuss existing best practices in local small business support along with examples of collaboration with entrepreneurship faculty. Participants will learn what constitutes acceptable use of subscription business e-resources by entrepreneurs and how to work with vendors to avoid infringement claims.

Cost :
Division members: $259; ALA members $279; non-ALA: $299; Student: $119

Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 12:00pm
Beyond Glitz and Glitter: Great Brands Start from Within [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

The draw of a sparkling new brand often starts with a glitzy new logo or fun new colors, but great brands start from within. Learn ways to tap into the DNA of your organization to develop a brand that reflects your library’s culture and community. Hear how three libraries – all in different phases of their brand’s lifecycle – moved beyond the glitz and glitter to create brands that resonate with staff and customers alike. Find examples for staff engagement and share your creative ideas about branding for the 21st century library in this workshop-style preconference.

Cost :
Early Bird: ALA Member($175), Division Member($125), Retired Member($125), Student Member($125), Non-Member($225). Advance and Onsite: ALA Member($185), Division Member($135), Retired Member($135), Student Member($135), Non-Member($235)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Creating a Collaborative Culture [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N256
Description :

Rewards or threats. Our brains look for them five times a second. That's the root of many difficult workplace situations. Come learn the transformative power of reframing failure, the true meaning of "yes and" and the kinds of listening that changes lives. In this session, we'll use applied improvisation to go from passive-aggressive to assertive, from blame to "I'm game." Instead of hearing, "It's not my job!", you'll start hearing, "How do we do it?"

Cost :
Early Bird: ALA Member($215), Division Member($165), Retired Member($165), Student Member($165), Non-Member($265). Advance and Onsite: ALA Member($225), Division Member($175), Retired Member($175), Student Member($175), Non-Member($275)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Stepping Into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part [$] Preconference/Institute Las Vegas Convention Center
N254
Description :

As Director positions open up, is the next generation of leaders ready to assume those positions and transform the libraries in their community? What new skills are needed to drive libraries forward? If you’re interested in administration, this session will provide you with an introduction to what the job entails and introduce you to the skills you’ll need to prepare yourself. Hear from four new public library Directors about the basics, the challenges and the unexpected in their first few years on the job. Learn how they used career opportunities, ALA experience, and other guideposts to enter administration successfully.

Cost :
Early Bird: ALA Member($215), Division Member($165), Retired Member($165), Student Member($165), Non-Member($265). Advance and On-site: ALA Member ($225); Division Member ($175); Retired Member ($175); Student Member ($175); Non-Member ($275)
8:30am - 4:00pm
Nuts and Bolts for Friends, Trustees, and Foundations Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
S219
Description :

The popular Nuts & Bolts program will feature speakers addressing topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and advocates. RSVP to united@ala.org. 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 www.ala.org/united.

Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 3:00pm
Print Archive Network (PAN) & Looking to the Future of Shared Print Las Vegas Convention Center
N262
Description :

Building upon the experiences of current shared print initiatives, Maine Shared Collections Strategy (MSCS) and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) are co-sponsoring a session exploring how the shared print landscape will likely develop in years to come. The session will act as both a call for future action for existing shared print initiatives and as a good starting place for those debating whether shared print is a good fit for their institution. There will be opportunities for attendees to share their own experiences of managing print collections. The session will follow a PAN forum update (9:00-9:45 am). See here for agenda and registration: www.maineinfonet.org/mscs/ala2014/

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 4:00pm
USBBY Board of Directors Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N224
Description :

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

Friday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
Committee on Diversity and All Sub-Committee Business Meeting Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Neopolitan IV
Description :

Meeting of the ALA Council Committee on Diversity and its subcommittees - Diversity Council, Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee, and the Spectrum Advisory Committee.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 11:30am

11:30am - 4:00pm
LLAMA/BES Preconference: Serving the Homeless in the Academic and Public Library [$] Preconference/Institute Caesars Palace
Milano IV
Description :

The United States has over 600,000 homeless people. Their needs range from a daily place to sleep to mental and medical care. While they sometimes can find a place to sleep, they are in a constant search for a place during the day. The library, with its mission of service, opening hours and welcoming nature is a logical place for the homeless to congregate. This program addresses the issues, challenges and presents best practices for serving the homeless in the library.

Cost :
ALA member $195, LLAMA member $145, Student or retired $50, Non-member $245

Friday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Do the Right Thing: Forming Partnerships to Serve Youth in Custody [$] Preconference/Institute Caesars Palace
Pompeian II
Description :

Learn how librarians at the Brooklyn Public Library are cooperating to serve students in custody and how Brooklyn Public Library partners with Rikers Island to help youth maintain connections to their families and literacy. Find out how the Boston Public Library supports literacy for incarcerated teens when there is no library program specifically for them and how they have created a collection specific for the detention center site visits. Learn how you can do this @your library!

Cost :
Division members: $179; ALA members: $229; NonALA: $279; Students: $119

Friday, June 27 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 9:00pm
APALA Executive Board Meeting Affiliate Event Flamingo
Carson City II
Description :

Executive Board Meeting of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, an Affiliate of the American Library Association.

Interests :
Sponsors :
AFL
Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (Affiliate)

Saturday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 8:45am
Conversation Starter: Storytime: Not Just Reading Out Loud Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

Storytime presenters can get caught up in books—we’re librarians, after all! But reading is only 20% of the ECRR2 early literacy practices; the initiative asks us to sing, talk, play, and write as well. That means we should be spending at least as much time planning our songs and our play, letter knowledge, and response activities as we do planning our books. Join the Storytime Underground Joint Chiefs to learn about great storytime resources and share your best practices for widening parent and child horizons when it comes to early literacy. Parachutes, felt boards, and beyond!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
All Committee Meeting and Open House (RUSA HS) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall, Mtg Rm C
Description :

Do you help patrons work on their genealogy, discover the history of their house, or find primary sources for their research papers? If so, come network with your fellow history librarians at the History Section’s Open House. During the first half-hour, we'll provide an update of the section’s activities. From 9:00 to 10:00, our committees will meet. If you are interested in joining our section, feel free to join a committee meeting to learn about their current activities.

8:30am - 10:00am
Boba Fett at the Circ Desk: Library Leadership Lessons from The Empire Strikes Back Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N256
Description :

Two public library directors (and Star Wars geeks) share wisdom gained from their first years on the job. Framed by their favorite movie and their efforts to implement organizational change, their perspectives will resonate across the public library galaxy. Both emerging and experienced leaders will find inspiration from lessons like: How minor characters (like Boba Fett or a jaded employee) have major impact; How to promote staff positivity (the Force) and combat negativity (the Dark Side); How a clear mission is essential to instituting change (and combating the Galactic Empire of the status quo).

8:30am - 10:00am
Data, Evidence and Outcomes - What does it all mean? Exhibitor session Las Vegas Convention Center
N109
Description :

Given the current level of interest in "outcomes", author and consultant Joe Matthews will provide session attendees with an overview of the difference between the different types of reporting; how they translate to everyday operations and advocacy; and what is required to effectively execute.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Every Child Ready to Read 2 - Does it Really Work? Evaluating the Program Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S228
Description :

What research and evaluation has been done to determine whether ECRR2 is really supporting our children? What are the research results? How can you use their results to support your work? Two IMLS research grants will be discussed: Project VIEWS and Bringing Home Literacy: determining the impact of library programming on parent behavior. Research results will be shared and discussed. Other research on using ECRR2 with in home child cares will be shared.

8:30am - 10:00am
Executive Committee and Membership and Outreach Committee Meeting (ACRL ARTS) Committee meeting Flamingo
Bryce Board Room
Description :

A meeting of the Executive Committee (chair, vice-chair, secretary, past-chair) and the membership of the Arts Section. This is an open meeting, all interested Arts members are invited to attend.

8:30am - 10:00am
Guideline Development for Financial Literacy Education in Libraries Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N218
Description :

Progress report on the development of guidelines and best practices document for providing financial literacy education in libraries. As part of a SPARKS! grant from IMLS, RUSA has contracted for the development of guidelines, and a draft best practices document. Completion date: October 31, 2014.

8:30am - 10:00am
Is That a Penguin on Your Desktop? Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S231
Description :

Linux is so hard. Wait! No, it's not: ask anyone with an Android phone. With the sun having set on Windows XP and the fleet of older computers that most libraries have in abundance, it's time to rethink the advantages and disadvantages of having Linux-based public facing PCs. Join us for a panel discussion with vendors and librarians who have made the switch and consider your options for getting more value from your existing PC stock and Chromebooks, saying goodbye to expensive licenses and never again worrying about slow machines, viruses, trojan horses and other malware.

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