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Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

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 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
ANSS Social Social event Offsite
Off Site
Description :

Off-site event for ANSS members and potential members to get together and enjoy a meal and networking. Please note the new start time of 7:30 p.m. Location information:
The Tamba Lounge
Hawaiian Marketplace
3743 S Las Vegas Blvd, Ste 205
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Isn't it Romantic Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N263
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.

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Retired Members Round Table Meeting (RMRT) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N211
Description :

Meeting of Board, Committees, Members, and potential members - you don't have to be retired.

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Quirky Books for Quirky Librarians Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N252
Description :

A panel of authors who have stepped around, through, and outside of the box will discuss their wonderfully offbeat subjects in this popular program. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program. Authors include Ben Parzybok, Jennifer Holland, Ian Doesher, Andrew Mayne, Liz Climo, and Caitlin Dougherty. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

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)

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
First Author, First Book: Veteran & Rookies Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
N220
Description :

A best-selling veteran author and debut authors will speak about their books and writing experiences. Authors will sign copies of their books following the program - your chance to get a signed first edition or ARC from tomorrow's literary star! Authors include Jim McGinty, Will Thomas, Adi Alsaid, Oscar Goodman, and Kimberly Elkins. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Puerto Rico and Colombia: Enhancing the library to empower communities in the digital age Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 18
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Retiree SIG Meeting (AASL) Other Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom G
Description :

Meeting of the members of the AASL Retiree Special Interest Group.

Interests :

Sunday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:30pm
American Indian Youth Literature Awards Flamingo
Laughlin III
Description :

Presentation of awards to the recipients of the 2014 AIYLA Awards for excellence in books by and about American Indians. Awards are being given in three categories - picture book, middle grades, and young adult.

Sponsors :
AFL
American Indian Library Association (Affiliate)

Sunday, June 29 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Laugh’s On Us! Sponsored by Sage [$] Social event, Ticketed event Paris
Versailles Ballroom
Description :

Join Paula Poundstone, national spokesperson for United for Libraries, along with a host of other hilarious writers for this evening of fun and laughter. Authors include Eric Kaplan, Anthony Breznican, Stephanie Evanovich, and Issa Rae (additional authors to be announced at www.ala.org/united). Wine and cheese platters are included along with free books signed by the authors. Note that this program ends after the buses run so arrange to bring a friend or two and share a cab!

Cost :
advance purchase = $49 for United members, $55 others, $60 at the door

Monday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
United for Libraries President's Program featuring Author and High Wire Artist Philippe Petit Presidents program, Speaker series Las Vegas Convention Center
N249
Description :

Join United for Libraries President Rod Wagner for a talk, performance, and book signing by Philippe Petit, subject of the Academy Award-winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire, and author of "To Reach the Clouds" and "Why Knot?" Petit has been artist-in-residence of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for more than 30 years, and has performed on the high wire more than 80 times around the world. He also lectures, practices magic, and street juggles. He has been a featured speaker at TED and other national venues.

Monday, June 30 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gala Author Tea Sponsored by ReferenceUSA [$] Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 02 & 03
Description :

Join United for Libraries' traditional author tea featuring a panel of bestselling authors discussing their works while you enjoy a light repast of sweet and savory snacks. Authors include Heather Gudenkauf, Laurie R. King, James Rollins, Jean Kwok, and Emily St. John Mandel. Buy your ticket early for this often sell-out event. Book signings follow with free books galore!

Cost :
advance purchase = $49 for United members, $55 others, $60 at the door

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)