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Format: 09/24/2017 - 6pm
Format: 09/24/2017 - 6pm
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Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
ACRL President's Program: Financial Literacy at Your Library Presidents program Las Vegas Convention Center
N255/257
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The program will bring together leaders in financial advising and higher education to discuss ways in which college students especially can learn how to more effectively manage their finances. Featuring speakers Ferris State University President David Eisler and Washington Post columnist and financial educator Michelle Singletary, the program will highlight ways in which librarians and libraries can partner with others on and off campus to aid our students in these endeavors.

10:30am - 12:00pm
LLAMA President's Program Presidents program Las Vegas Convention Center
S229
Description :

"Leaders as Followers, you don't have to be in charge to be a leader"
Speaker: Carrie Messina, Vice-President of Human Resources,
Wynn & Encore, Las Vegas, NV

With over 12,000 employees at Wynn and Encore resorts, Carrie Messina will provide a unique perspective on empowering employees at all levels of an organization to lead. Ms. Messina will discuss her experience, and the results of a unique storytelling program she has implemented to improve customer service at this five-star resort. Through specific examples and takeaways she will illustrate what she considers to be a true leader. Attendees will gain insights into leadership and learn why the best leaders know how to first be great followers. This program is generously supported by YBP Library Services.

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10:30am - 12:00pm
President's Program (AASL) Presidents program Caesars Palace
Octavius 09-11
Description :

Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn’t turn into a reader. Author of The Book Whisperer, Donalyn reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes her unconventional approach to inspire and motivate middle school students to read 40 or more books a year. In her latest book, Reading in the Wild, Donalyn collects responses from 900 adult readers and uses this information to teach lifelong reading habits to her students. Donalyn has worked with upper elementary and middle school students and currently teaches fifth grade at O.A. Peterson Elementary in Forth Worth, Texas. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as The Reading Teacher, Educational Leadership and The Washington Post.

Saturday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Our Values, Ourselves: Examining Our Values and What Others Value About Us (RUSA President's Program) Presidents program Las Vegas Convention Center
N255/257
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Are our own values and self-perceptions interfering with providing services that our patron communities both need and want? Are we on the right track or off the rails? Join us for a thoughtful debate, featuring a diverse group of speakers including Wayne Bivens-Tatum (librarian and author of the book Libraries and the Enlightenment as well as the weblog Academic Librarian), Wayne Wiegand (library historian, academic, and author of several books, including Main Street Public Library), Lisa Carlucci Thomas (librarian, consultant, and founder of Design Think Do), and Jeanne Goodrich (Executive Director of Las Vegas-Clark County Public Library District).

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Connected Learning and Libraries: At the Intersection of the Arts, Media, New Technologies, and Informal Learning (ASCLA President's Program) Presidents program Las Vegas Convention Center
N255/257
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Connected Learning is an exciting educational approach that is attracting increasing attention from educators, librarians, foundations, and governments. It makes learning relevant to all populations, to real life and real work, and to the realities of the digital age where the demand for learning never stops. Join Dr. Kylie Peppler, Advisor to the Connected Learning Research Network, to learn more about the connected learning approach, underlying research, and how it can be successfully leveraged in the design of library spaces and programming targeted at today's youth.

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
PLA President's Program and Awards Presentation Presidents program, Speaker series Las Vegas Convention Center
N249
Description :

Following the recognition of PLA’s 2014 award winners, the Public Library Association (PLA) and PLA President, Carolyn Anthony, will welcome keynote speaker Barry Lopez for the PLA President’s Program.

Barry Lopez is best known as the author of Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award. Among his other nonfiction books are About This Life and Of Wolves and Men, which was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the author of several award-winning works of fiction, including Field Notes, Winter Count, and a novella-length fable, Crow and Weasel. His most recent book is a short story collaboration with artist Barry Moser titled Outside. He has also written for high profile publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Orion, and National Geographic among others. His books, along with his magazine work, reflect a life of travel and cultural inquiry that has taken him to nearly seventy countries.

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
LITA Awards Presentation & President's Program featuring Kimberly Bryant Presidents program Las Vegas Convention Center
S233
Description :

LITA President Cindi Trainor Blyberg welcomes Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code. Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE seeks to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures.

Sunday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
ALA President's Program featuring Lois Lowry Presidents program, Speaker series Las Vegas Convention Center
N249
Description :

Lois Lowry, legendary best-selling youth author and two-time Newbery Medal winner is the featured speaker in Barbara Stripling’s President’s Program. Stripling will conduct an interview with Lowry, who will then be joined by Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges to talk about “The Giver,” and the program will wrap up with a Q&A with the audience.

Lowry is one of the world’s most beloved and versatile authors for children and young adults. The author of more than 40 books, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series, she has also been honored with the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. For her contribution as a children's writer, she was a finalist in 2000 (and U.S. nominee again in 2004) for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition available to creators of children's books. In 2007 she received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contribution to young adult literature.

Only four months old when he made his first screen appearance, Bridges is a popular award-winning actor, producer, and country musician; his long list of impressive roles now includes a starring one in the movie version of Lowry’s book “The Giver,” scheduled for release in August 2014. “I’ve been trying to make this movie for about 20 years,” he says. Visitors to his website at http://www.jeffbridges.com can find out about his many artistic accomplishments as well as his commitment to the End Hunger Network that he helped found in 1983.

Lowry and Bridges’ appearance is sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.

The ALA Awards will be presented before Lowry’s appearance. Daniel Handler himself will present the first ever Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity. This new award, administered by the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, is described by Handler/ Lemony Snicket as follows: “It is of the opinion of Lemony Snicket, author, reader, and alleged malcontent, that librarians have suffered enough. Therefore he is establishing an annual prize honoring a librarian who has faced adversity with integrity and dignity intact. . . . It is Mr. Snicket’s hope, and the ALA’s, that the Snicket Prize will remind readers everywhere of the joyous importance of librarians and the trouble that is all too frequently unleashed upon them.”

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:45am
The Quiet Strengths of Introverts: ALCTS President's Program featuring Jennifer Kahnweiler Presidents program, Speaker series, Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N249
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The world of work is changing. It’s fast, virtual, and global. The introvert’s quiet strengths are keys to meeting the challenges ahead. Introverts can challenge the status quo, provoke new thoughts, and inspire others. Most importantly, they can be highly effective leaders, influencers, and colleagues when they build on their inherent strengths.

Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D., is the author of The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength and Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference.

ALCTS thanks Elsevier for sponsoring this program.

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Monday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
ALSC Charlemae Rollins Presidents Program- The Ripple Effect: Library Partnerships that Positively Impact Children, Families, Communities, and Beyond Presidents program Las Vegas Convention Center
N254
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At the 2014 ALSC President's Program, get inspired to create meaningful partnerships in your libraries! Learn how library and community collaborations can be the nexus of support for children and families. Amy Dickinson, syndicated advice columnist, will inspire us with the keynote address. She will speak about her collaboration with the Family Reading Partnership of Ithaca, New York to launch the campaign "A Book in Every Bed," that then sparked a national movement. Anna McQuinn, author of Lola at the Library, will bring an international perspective to our proceedings and speak of her work in the United Kingdom with young children and their families. The program will round up with a panel of librarians from across the country discussing their innovative partnerships that support children and families. We will discover together how community collaborations can create change that ripples out to strengthen families, communities, and beyond.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
YALSA's President's Program and Membership Meeting Presidents program Las Vegas Convention Center
N255/257
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Don't miss the YALSA President's Program titled: A Burning Need to Know: How Passion Connects to Learning' where you'll have the chance to talk with others about how to create learning opportunities for teens in your library and in your community. In this highly interactive program participants will be able to talk with connected learning coaches (librarians from schools, public libraries, and library schools) who will answer questions and facilitate discussion about how to bring the ideas of connected learning into the school and public library for and with teens.