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Friday, June 27 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Council I (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Bally’s
Bronze 4
Description :

This is the first business meeting of the conference for the Science & Technology Section of ACRL. Co-chair representation of all section committees, discussion groups and task forces is expected. Visitors are welcome.

Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
All-Committees Meeting (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 09
Description :

These are open committee meetings for the section. Please visit if you're interested in eventually joining a committee.

8:30am - 10:00am
Assessment Committee Meeting (part of All-Committees Meeting) (ACRL STS) Committee meeting Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 09
Description :

Meeting of the committee.

8:30am - 10:00am
Is That a Penguin on Your Desktop? Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S231
Description :

Linux is so hard. Wait! No, it's not: ask anyone with an Android phone. With the sun having set on Windows XP and the fleet of older computers that most libraries have in abundance, it's time to rethink the advantages and disadvantages of having Linux-based public facing PCs. Join us for a panel discussion with vendors and librarians who have made the switch and consider your options for getting more value from your existing PC stock and Chromebooks, saying goodbye to expensive licenses and never again worrying about slow machines, viruses, trojan horses and other malware.

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
College Science Librarians Discussion Group (ACRL STS) Forum/Update/Assembly Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 09
Description :

Forum for discussion of issues of concern to college science librarians.

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 :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Federal Science Agencies Update (ACRL STS) Forum/Update/Assembly Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 09
Description :

Representatives of government agencies with science-related missions will present on changes in their information infrastructure and dissemination processes.

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
"TC Reads!" Breathing New Life into Book Program Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S225
Description :

Want to make a high school reading program more participatory and hip? Rejuvenate your reading program and create a culture of reading. Find out how one large, diverse, suburban high school was able to use branding, Skype sessions, ebooks, augmented reality, and social media to garner excitement for literacy. Presenters will demonstrate Aurasma AR application allowing participants hands on experience as used in our library orientation. Participants encouraged to bring smart phones/devices. There will also be a display of student and librarian generated materials. Presenters will share successful strategies and lessons learned to get you started.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N264
Description :

There are thousands of apps available in the iTunes Store, Play Store, and other online app stores. How do educators and school librarians evaluate, vet, and use these apps with students? Join AASL's Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee for their 2nd annual list of app honors. This session will review 25 of the year's most innovative apps available for instruction, student engagement and creation. Presenters will address the use of apps in the school library, how to use these tools with students, and provide opportunities for developing skills needed by 21st Century Learners for college/ career readiness.

Saturday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N264
Description :

Come hear from the Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee as they highlight some of the new 2014 Best Websites.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Collaborative Digitization Interest Group Meeting Discussion/Interest group Caesars Palace
Octavius 14
Description :

Join us for conversations about new and ongoing issues and opportunities related to collaborative digitization initiatives across a diverse array of consortia, libraries, archives, museums and cultural heritage institutions. This meeting is open to all and will feature a main presentation and brief project updates from attendees.

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Demonstrating Success through Assessment: Don't Leave Outcomes to Chance (ACRL STS) Forum/Update/Assembly Las Vegas Convention Center
S228
Description :

Assessment has become an important component of any discussion on planning or implementing new services as well as evaluating existing ones. Yet it is often difficult to know how to proceed with assessment, what tools to use, and how to implement the results of assessment. This session will present three practical examples of assessing new and/or existing Science and Technology library services with the emphasis placed on how assessment was incorporated into planning processes, what tools were used, and what the practical outcomes of that assessment were.

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
General Membership Meeting & Breakfast (ACRL STS) Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N113
Description :

This is a general business meeting of the section including the welcoming of new members/first time conference attendees.

8:30am - 10:00am
Going Beyond Job Search Help at Queens Library Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

In a tough economy and labor market, many libraries have gone beyond basic job search help to provide more extensive services for job search training, from resume building to interview preparation and mock interviews. Queens Library expanded job search training beyond that to provide in-person and online career specific training opportunities that help library customers to be more competitive in a tight labor market. This has included online training and free testing for certification for software like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suites and QuickBooks and for career certifications such as Six Sigma, Project Management and Human Resources as well as in-person training for construction, food safety and entry-level healthcare careers. Queens Library staff will discuss the logical progression from resume help to career-specific training and lead a discussion on what might work in libraries of all sizes serving diverse populations.

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Building a Learning Culture From the Inside Out Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S231
Description :

Libraries are quickly moving from being repositories for content to full-fledged incubators for new ideas. Using technological tools, innovative spaces, and creative programming, libraries are well-positioned to become an even bigger part of the community’s creative process.
Join a panel of library change agents as they examine strategies for kickstarting a culture of innovation in your library - for your staff and patrons alike. We’ll look at examples both in and out of libraries, address challenges, and discuss what it takes to bring creativity out in the open. Audience participation will be involved.

10:30am - 11:30am
Hot Topics Discussion Group (ACRL STS) Forum/Update/Assembly Las Vegas Convention Center
N113
Description :

Provides a forum for and facilitates a discussion of current issues of concern to science and technology librarians.

10:30am - 11:30am
The Future of Library Services for and with Teens Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S223
Description :

YALSA’s IMLS-funded National Forum on Teens and Libraries was a year-long effort that brought together key stakeholders from the areas of libraries, education, technology, adolescent development and the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to explore the world of young adults and library services for and with this population. This interactive session will offer a forum to discuss the findings and what they mean for libraries. Come with ideas and questions! The report is available at www.ala.org/yaforum.

10:30am - 11:30am
The Unstaffed Library: Challenges and Opportunities Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N254
Description :

With the proliferation of self-service technologies, unstaffed libraries are becoming a reality. This solution can extend some library services with limited staffing, but creates its own set of challenges. When faced with drastic cuts at their branch libraries, The Livermore Public Library took a hybrid approach. Hear about their “Easy Access Library” that offers staffed library services one day per week, along with six days per week of unstaffed access. This presentation will include the project background, implementation process, and political aspects of creating a hybrid facility, along with the practical side and challenges of operating an unstaffed library.

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
No More Eye-Candy! Inspiring Visual Imagination, Assessing Visual Creativity Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N231/233
Description :

Every day, you are introducing cutting-edge technologies that allow students to mash up and create images in sophisticated ways. But with so many tools making it simple to drag-and-drop, how do we guide students beyond eye candy to find, evaluate, and use creative visual images that push through to deeper learning and expression? Participants will experiment with a hands-on project, in the process learning to guide and assess students’ visual products for creative and critical thinking. Join us as we take on the challenge of fostering students’ visual imaginations.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Science and Technology Library Research Forum (ACRL STS) Forum/Update/Assembly Bally’s
Skyview 3
Description :

The Research Forum provides an opportunity for the sharing of recent research addressing issues in science and technology librarianship.

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