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Format: 02/22/2018 - 12am
Format: 02/22/2018 - 12am
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Thursday, June 26 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:30pm
Fundamentals of Collection Assessment [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Las Vegas Convention Center
N234
Description :

Modeled on the popular six-week online course, this one and a half day preconference introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:
•the definition of collection assessment,
•techniques and tools,
•assessment of print and electronic collections, and
•project design and management.

This is a ticketed event. To attend, you must register for this ALCTS preconference either in advance or at the door.

"Closed - Exclusive to Group Members" means attendance is restricted to preconference registrants. Limited seats are still available. To register on-site, see the ALCTS staff at the door.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
Thursday (1pm-4:30pm) & Friday (8:30am-4pm): $338 ALCTS Member; $399 ALA Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member, $469 Nonmember

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.

Interests :
Cost :
AASL Member: $109 ; ALA Member: $159 ; Non-member: $224 ; Retired Member: $99 ; Student Member: $79
8:00am - 4:00pm
Library Tour: Las Vegas Libraries, Legends and Highrollers [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite
Off Site
Description :

Join this full-day tour of new libraries in North Las Vegas, Henderson District Libraries, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). The tour will also include the Las Vegas Clark County Library District Windmill Library and Service Center, a LEED gold building. Tour will be led by a local historian and members of the Architecture for Public Libraries Committee, and price includes motor coach transportation and a light lunch. Tour buses will be located on Convention Center Drive, just outside the main entrance of the LVCC North Hall.

Cost :
ALA member $140, LLAMA member $90, retired/student $40, Non-member $175
8:00am - 4:00pm
Preconference: How Business Librarians Support Entrepreneurs [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Pisa
Description :

Ready to maximize the value of your library to local entrepreneurs? This full-day workshop will address common information needs of entrepreneurs, including locating information about their market, industry, competitors and customers for both “Main Street” and technology start-ups, and which free or premium resources to use. Speakers will also discuss existing best practices in local small business support along with examples of collaboration with entrepreneurship faculty. Participants will learn what constitutes acceptable use of subscription business e-resources by entrepreneurs and how to work with vendors to avoid infringement claims.

Cost :
Division members: $259; ALA members $279; non-ALA: $299; Student: $119

Friday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 12:00pm
Streaming Media Passes the Tipping Point: Now What? [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Las Vegas Convention Center
N236
Description :

This half-day program will present fascinating and unexpected trends on streaming media in libraries from a recent national survey of academic librarians and will take a deep look at acquisition support and challenges in both public and academic institutions. Join us and learn where to purchase streaming media collections, the latest trends in streaming media, how to optimize discovery, marketing and evaluate usage in an effort to prepare for the future of content at your library.

This is a ticketed event. To attend, you must register for this ALCTS preconference either in advance or at the door.

"Closed - Exclusive to Group Members" means attendance is restricted to preconference registrants. Limited seats are still available. To register on-site, see the ALCTS staff at the door.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
$119 ALCTS Member; $144 ALA Member; $49 Retired Member; $49 Student Member; $169 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Fundamentals of Collection Assessment [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Las Vegas Convention Center
N234
Description :

Modeled on the popular six-week online course, this one and a half day preconference introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:
•the definition of collection assessment,
•techniques and tools,
•assessment of print and electronic collections, and
•project design and management.

This is a ticketed event. To attend, you must register for this ALCTS preconference either in advance or at the door.

"Closed - Exclusive to Group Members" means attendance is restricted to preconference registrants. Limited seats are still available. To register on-site, see the ALCTS staff at the door.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
Thursday (1pm-4:30pm) & Friday (8:30am-4pm): $338 ALCTS Member; $399 ALA Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member, $469 Nonmember
8:30am - 4:00pm
Statistics and Reports: Data-Driven Decision-Making [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Las Vegas Convention Center
N235
Description :

This preconference will seek to answer several questions: • What data is collected in technical services? • Why is the information collected? • How is the data collected and what reports can be generated? • How can the data be used to analyze collections, workflow and positions? Join the ALCTS Acquisitions Section, Organization & Management Committee as we explore the options for making more decisions based on discoverable statistics and reports.

This is a ticketed event. To attend, you must register for this ALCTS preconference either in advance or at the door.

"Closed - Exclusive to Group Members" means attendance is restricted to preconference registrants. Limited seats are still available. To register on-site, see the ALCTS staff at the door.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
$219 ALCTS Member; $269 ALA Member; $99 Retired Member; $99 Student Member; $319 Non-Member
8:30am - 4:00pm
Web Therapy [$] Ticketed event Las Vegas Convention Center
N110
Description :

Having trouble managing your library’s web site? Content in chaos? Platform the pits? Statistics staggering? The doctors are in! In this full-day preconference, we will tackle a number of tough topics to help cure the ills that are keeping your library site from achieving total wellness. Specific topics will be determined by a survey sent in advance to attendees. Enjoy networking and problem solving with fellow web-minded library folks.

Interests :
Cost :
LITA Member $235 ALA Member $350 Non-Member $380

Friday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Using Meaningful Gamification to Motivate Library Users: A Hands-on Workshop [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Roman I
Description :

Meaningful Gamification is the use of game design elements to help someone find meaning in a real-world setting. It is focused on using concepts like play, reflection, and engagement instead of rewards to engage users. In this workshop, Dr. Scott Nicholson, director of the Because Play Matters game lab from the iSchool at Syracuse University, will lead attendees through the process of developing library campaigns around reward-based gamification and meaningful gamification for a program, service, or other need. Attendees should come prepared with some aspect of a library that they would like to motivate patrons to engage with through game elements.

Cost :
Varies
9:00am - 3:30pm
Chapter Leaders Forum [$] Affiliate Event, Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Conference Room 08
Description :

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Membership Development and Retention, New Revenue Ideas, Social Media, and Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
$75
9:00am - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Creating Effective Videos and Screencasts: A Library Learning Video and Screencasts BootCamp (LearnRT) [$] Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Milano III
Description :

LearningRT is proud to present a practical learning delivery skills bootcamp that will enrich your trip to the 2014 Annual Sessions. Our facilitator, Royce Kitts of Washburn University, will show you how to create effective video learning content from the “why are we making this” stage to “this is how you make it” stage. As a participant, you will work your way through the entire process from project design and objectives to shooting, recording and editing your video. Along the way you will encounter best practices, learning object development skills and effective methods to promote your newly created learning objects.

You will be shooting your own movie, so you should have your own device capable of recording video, a laptop (with either Windows Movie Maker or iMovie,) and be able to transfer the video you shoot from your device to your computer. Participants will leave with an authentic hands on experience able to create projects at their own library. Royce Kitts is currently Coordinator of the Carnegie Education Library at Washburn University, former director of the Tonganoxie (KS) Public Library and past president of the Kansas Library Association.

Cost :
$200-$350
9:00am - 4:00pm
Preconference: The Reference Interview [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Caesars Palace
Florentine I
Description :

Learn why people do not ask for what they really want, find out about the psychological barriers to asking for help, and discover how to work with your users so that they are willing to come back again with future questions. This interactive workshop covers techniques for in-person, telephone, and chat/IM reference services, and will be valuable for staff at any level of experience.

Cost :
Advanced Reg fees: Division members: $199; ALA members: $219; Non-ALA: $259: Students: $149

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
Maximize Your Professional Time: Strategies to Cultivate a Habit of Scholarship [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Paris
Champagne 1
Description :

Many academic librarians hold appointments for which they are expected to conduct research and report their findings through presentation and/or oublication. Unfortunately, some of us are challenged by a lack of time management skills and poor writing habits.During this interactive preconference, learn how a series of interrelated strategies and practices can help improve productivity and cultivaate a habit of scholarship. Topics include setting goals, determining priorities, generating plans, mapping plans to a calendar, establishing a habit of daily writing, monitoring progress, creating and using effective daily to-do lists, making work social, saying no, and letting go.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
ACRL member $195; ALA member $245; Nonmember $285; Retired $245; Student $95
1:00pm - 4:30pm
iPad, YouPad: Circulating iPad Collections in Academic Libraries [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Paris
Champagne 4
Description :

Learn how your academic library might employ a lending collection of iPads to empower faculty in the classroom to accomplish discipline-specific learning outcomes and prepare students for the workplace. Join a team of academic librarian presenters to learn how they planned, implemented, and assessed the use of a collection of iPads in their library. Be inspired by their example to seek funding, imagine opportunities to collaborate with campus and community partners, and pursue a circulating collection of your own.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
ACRL member $195; ALA member $245; Nonmember $285; Retired $245; Student $95

Friday, June 27 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 4:00pm
Tour of National Atomic Testing Museum [$] Ticketed event Offsite
National Atomic Testing Museum
Description :

Come explore America’s nuclear history on a guided tour of the National Atomic Testing Museum! We’ll learn more about atomic testing, the Nevada Test Site, the Cold War, and nuclear and radiological science and technology. After the one-hour tour, you can visit the special exhibit on Area 51 for a small additional charge. Transportation to and from the museum from the convention area will be provided.

Cost :
Free for RUSA members, $10 everyone else

Friday, June 27 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Independent School Section (ISS) Social Social event, Ticketed event Offsite
Serendipity 3
Description :

Catch up with AASL Independent Schools Section (ISS) colleagues and new friends over casual conversation, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and fun.

Serendipity 3 is located at Caesars Palace.

Friday, June 27 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
YALSA and Booklist Present: The Michael L. Printz Program and Reception [$] Ticketed event Paris
Versailles Ballroom
Description :

NEW DATE AND TIME! Kick off your Annual Conference by attending the Michael L. Printz Program and Reception on Friday night! Come listen to Marcus Sedgwick, the 2014 Michael L. Printz winner for his book Midwinterblood speak about his writing. Sedgwick and the honor book authors Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park); Susann Cokal (Kingdom of Little Wounds); Sally Gardner (MAGGOT MOON); and Clare Vanderpool (Navigating Early) will respond to questions submitted by librarians and local teens, followed by a reception. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist Publications.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
34

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Margaret A. Edwards Brunch [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom B
Description :

NEW TIME!! Come join us for brunch and listen to Markus Zusak, winner of the 2014 Margaret A. Edwards Award, speak about his writing. The award honors Zusak's significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens, for his books “The Book Thief,” “Fighting Ruben Wolfe,” “Getting the Girl,” and “I Am the Messenger”. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.

Cost :
39

Saturday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bookmobile Saturday: Author Lunch with Josh Hanagarne [$] Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom G
Description :

Join the bookmobile and library outreach community for lunch with a noted author and an opportunity to socialize and network with outreach colleagues.

Josh Hanagarne, author of “The World’s Strongest Librarian,” will be the featured keynote speaker at the 2014 Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon, to be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 during ALA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
Hanagarne fell in love with Fern from Charlotte's Web at the age of 6. Every day since, he has enjoyed reading more than eating, sleeping and breathing. Today the 6-foot-7-inch Hanagarne is an author, speaker, performing strongman and, despite having an extreme case of Tourette Syndrome, he works as a public librarian in Salt Lake City. His memoir, "The World's Strongest Librarian," is his first book.
Tickets to the lunch are $25 and must be purchased online by June 14; tickets will not be available at registration. Please refer to Ticket ALA2 when registering at www.alaannual.org; space is limited. The participation of Hanagarne is made possible by Gotham Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA).

All ticket sales will end on June 21—tickets will NOT be available from the registration desk.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
25

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