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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 - 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 - 8:00am

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
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.

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.

8:30am - 10:00am
OCLC WorldShare Management Services: New Ways Libraries are Efficiently Managing Cataloging and E-resources Workflows Exhibitor session Las Vegas Convention Center
S226
Description :

Join us to hear how libraries and consortia are using OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services to redesign cataloging workflows and automate e-resource management. Library staff will share how simplified cataloging workflows saved time and created capacity for new initiatives like cataloging special collections. Learn about the integrated WorldCat knowledge base and how it streamlines demand-driven acquisition (DDA) programs—and the management of e-resources.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Public Library Trustee Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 04
Description :

Are you a library trustee? If so, join this informal discussion group and bring your best practices to share and questions to ask of fellow trustees from across the country.

Interests :

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:15am
Conversation Starter: Virtual Passport: Connecting Teens Through YouTube Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

Imagine this...breakfast in London, lunch in Morocco, and dinner in South Africa. You can do this and more through the global community of YouTube.Teens in Columbia, South Carolina are discovering that they don't only have to be consumers, but can be creators of this original content.

To foster these experiences we have developed My World, a unique programming series that teaches and empowers teens to create original visual art using new media. The hope is that this leads to career paths and hands-on learning opportunities that will open the world both locally and globally for teens.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
10:30am - 12:00pm
Integrating Usability into Collection Development Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 17
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: Not the Same Old Story Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

A person’s first experiences of the library often include sitting down to story time at the public library and being shown the wonder of books by a sweet and enthusiastic librarian. This creates fond memories and sets the ground for future literacy, but can that first magical experience be duplicated when a child becomes a college student? This session reexamines well-known best practices of children’s librarians in the context of academic library instruction.

But what do toddlers and puppets have to do with college students and databases? Although the content and aims of bibliographic instruction and story time are certainly different, in both cases the librarian acts as an entry point to their collections. For many first-year undergraduates, the academic library is a mysterious place. An instruction session may be the student’s first -- or only -- introduction to the resources available to them. Instruction librarians can encourage the joy of discovery or...simply lapse into the drudgery of demonstrating click after click.

Attendees of this session will learn how to incorporate techniques from story time in order to keep audience attention, explain new concepts, and manage difficult patrons in the library classroom. While not all story time practices translate directly -- most 18-year-olds would balk at singing a welcome song as they enter the computer lab -- the underlying values of play and multi-sensory engagement can be adapted effectively. Approaches may include using simple games, repetitive and cumulative instructions, and encouraging audience participation, as well as surprising uses of voice, movement, and interaction. Rather than prescribe specific activities, this session encourages attendees to adapt these strategies to suit their own practice. Keeping story time -- or instruction -- fresh makes it easier to share our enthusiasm with our patrons, and to build a positive foundation for information literacy.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
3D Printers and Library Policies Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N237
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
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

Saturday, June 28 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Conversation Starter: People Experiencing Homelessness: How Libraries Can Be Community Collaborators & Catalysts for Positive Action Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N239/241
Description :

Homelessness is a challenge for communities across the country and public librarians find themselves at the forefront of this issue. From navigating the political process to hiring a Peer Support Specialist to collaborating with homeless service providers, learn how to position your library to be part of the solution in your community.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
"S.T.E.M."-ulating Young Minds: Creating Science-Based Programming @ Your Library Poster session Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 12
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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