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Format: 09/24/2017 - 3pm
Format: 09/24/2017 - 3pm
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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 - 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 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
American Indian Library Association Executive Board Meeting [Closed] Flamingo
Bryce Board Room
Description :

AILA executive board members meeting

Interests :
Sponsors :
AFL
American Indian Library Association (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

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
Library Friends Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N115
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.

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:30am
Celebrating 35 Years of AILA Affiliate Event Flamingo
Carson City II
Description :

The American Indian Library Association was founded in 1979 in conjunction with the White House Pre-Conference on Indian Library and Information Services on or near Reservations. At the time, there was increasing awareness that library services for Native Americans were inadequate. Individuals as well as the government began to organize to remedy the situation. Learn about the inspiring history of AILA as it has grown and changed over the 35 years since its founding.

Sponsors :
AFL
American Indian Library Association (Affiliate)

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
EDGE: Connecting technology and community Exhibitor session Paris
Versailles 3 & 4
Description :

Edge was developed with an understanding of the technology demands and the challenges libraries face today. By participating in this session, attendees will be introduced to and discuss a framework to think about and authentically evaluate their current services and identify opportunities for improvement based on community need. This session will be built on the framework of the Edge that assesses technology based on community value, engaging the community and organizational management. Participants will join group discussions based on a case study and share solutions and best practices in using technology to advance learning.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Is the Public Library the New Education Institution of the Future? Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S221
Description :

How does formal education fit into the future of public libraries? What role will public libraries play in an ever growing digital learning landscape? In 2013, The Aspen Institute facilitated discussions on the future of public libraries and the future of learning via the Internet. This session will showcase the reports—one recently published and another forthcoming—from both groups and delve deeper into the connections, and significance of the results.

10:30am - 11:30am
Literacy Outcomes in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada Affiliate Event, Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
S228
Description :

Make your library a place where adult literacy programs create economic development for the community. Use heat maps to target high-challenge literacy service areas. Define and track measurable service outcomes related to employment, postsecondary education and job training programs. Learn how it's done at the Computer Assisted Literacy in Libraries (CALL) Program, a unique partnership between the fabulous Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) and the Nevada Department of Education through Title II of the Workforve Investment Act, commonly known as the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA).

This Discussion Starter panel presentation will include leadership from the Nevada Department of Education and staff from the CALL Program, moderated by the LVCCLD's Literacy Services Coordinator, Tim McDonald.

Sponsors :
AFL
Affiliate Organization
10:30am - 11:30am
Managing Challenges, Maximizing Impact: Policies and Practices for Controversial Programming Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

From religion to health care to immigration — controversial subjects can pose a unique challenge for librarians. How can we offer high-quality programs on these important, but potentially polarizing, topics while maintaining an environment conducive to civil dialogue? In this session, intellectual freedom advocates and experienced programming librarians will discuss how to prepare for and host events that may attract controversy, but also can increase visibility and foster community engagement.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
OCLC From FirstSearch to WorldCat Discovery: Cooperative Discovery that Puts You Where Your Users Are Exhibitor session Las Vegas Convention Center
N111
Description :

WorldCat Discovery puts a discovery service within reach for any library with a FirstSearch subscription. It supports your library’s core mission: to connect your materials with your users. By combining your electronic, digital and physical resources into a single search with WorldCat and a central index, WorldCat Discovery makes up to 1.5 billion items available for your users.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
What America Thinks: Using the General Social Survey as a Reference Tool Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 15
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Powering Reading Clubs To A New Level Exhibitor session Caesars Palace
Sorrento
Description :

See how technology can power Reading Clubs to a new level of positive experience for both participants and library staff.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Promotion, Advocacy, and Creative Funding Ideas for Rural or Tribal Libraries Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N236
Description :

In this panel, Andrea Berstler will talk about how small and rural librarians can use data they receive as tools for advocacy and promotion. Tameca Beckett and Shannon Rosenbaum will present programming ideas for youth services in rural, tribal and small libraries, including STEM programming, stealth programming, and community conversation. Yunfei Du will discuss how rural libraries from UNT PEARL project reuse existing community outreach plans to secure additional funding. Robert Horton will introduce funding opportunities for rural and tribal libraries from federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Don’t Let Your Kids Slip and Slide Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 13
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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 - 5:30pm
Creating a Safe Library Space for All Youth Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N256
Description :

Libraries are in a unique position to be a safe and central location for many youth to turn to. Join us for a discussion of how we can make libraries a safer more welcoming space that meets the needs of all youth.

Speakers:
Susan J. Harmon, Director of Safe Place National Operations
Jenny Betz, Education Manager, GLSEN

Saturday, June 28 - 4:30pm

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)

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Citizenship Programs and Resources at the Library Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N236
Description :

The ALA Committee on Literacy and Outreach Services and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host a discussion of examples of libraries providing citizenship resources and programs.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Physical Delivery Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N222
Description :

Physical Delivery Interest Group meeting with librarians interested and involved with the physical delivery of library resources. ILL librarians, consortia management, and anyone involved in resource sharing welcome to attend!

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