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Format: 04/20/2018 - 12am
Format: 04/20/2018 - 12am
Time Title Type Location

Thursday, June 26 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Committee I (AASL) Committee meeting Las Vegas Hotel
Conference Room 03
Description :

Meeting of the officers of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Executive Committee.

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.

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

Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
NCATE (CAEP) Coordinating Committee Meeting Committee meeting Caesars Palace
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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 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Alliance for Association Excellence (AASL) Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Meeting of the members of AASL's Alliance for Association Excellence Committee.

10:30am - 12:00pm
ESLS Meeting (AASL_ESLS) Committee meeting Caesars Palace
Description :

Meeting of the members of AASL Educators of School Librarians Section.

Friday, June 27 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm
AASL-NCATE (CAEP) Program Reviewer Training Other Caesars Palace
Description :

New and experienced program reviewers are encouraged to attend this session this session to learn about the CAEP program review process, the 2010 AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians, report preparation and review, and appropriate assessments. Attendees will study a sample report and participate in a review exercise. Program report writers are welcome to attend. All programs submitting an initial report must now use the 2010 standards. Reviewers who have not attended training on the 2010 standards must attend this session in order to be assigned to a review of programs using those standards.

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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.

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)