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Format: 02/21/2017 - 3pm
Format: 02/21/2017 - 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.

Saturday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
CANCELLED The Pros and Cons of Coming in 3rd Place Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

While adults have places that are their "third place," a home away from home, few places in the community offer youth the same option. The school library can and should act as a third place where students find a place to be themselves away from home and the constraints of the classroom. This presentation offers suggestions on how to advocate for school libraries and make the most of what you have to encourage others to invest in the library, including promoting resources (flaunt what you've got), giving students "ownership" in the library and giving potential investors complete communications.

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Leveraging National Data to Advocate Locally Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

Recent Pew Research Center reports indicate that public libraries are an essential service, location, and resource in our communities. This program will present a research project investigating responses of public library directors and public library system directors to the findings of three reports, measuring the significance of the data in the library’s operations, relationships with stakeholders, and highlighting areas of expansion for useful public library research. In this interactive presentation you will explore ways national reports on public library services can serve as advocacy tools for your public library, including ways to support local data with national statistics.

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Getting a Bigger Piece of the Pie: Effective Communication with Funders & Policy Makers Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N240
Description :

Learn from the experts about how to get to know, communicate with, and influence those who approve your library's budget. Even in tough times, there are strategies to get your more.

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
A New Vision for Teen Read Week Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S222
Description :

YALSA's Teen Read Week was started in 1998 in order to provide libraries with a dedicated time to highlight all of the great reading and literacy resources and services they provide for teens and their families. YALSA is seeking feedback on how to make sure this event stays relevant and exciting for libraries in the years to come. Bring ideas and questions!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stepping Up: Providing Effective Library and Information Services, Program and Resources to Students With Disabilities Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S224
Description :

Research has demonstrated that school librarians often lack the skills and knowledge to effectively design, implement and evaluate services, resources and programs for students with a range of physical, neuro-developmental and/or learning disabilities in their schools. This session will be led by four distinguished university faculty with different perspectives and areas of expertise: disabilities law, leadership and advocacy, communication disorders, and motivation and instructional design. The presenters will use a variety of interactive knowledge-building exercises and participative activities (e.g., what it is like to have a learning disability, how to create an accessible library facility) that motivate and engage participants.

Sunday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
What We Need Around Here is a Little More Chaos: Embracing Disorganization and Discruption Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S222
Description :

Many school librarians and library programs today face many competing challenges. Participants will be given a brief overview of a case study as an example of how theories about chaos in organizations, the 21st-century skills of collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication can be utilized to transform schools and their library program’s role in it. Participants will end the session with a practice in "organized serendipity" in which they will work in small groups to discuss chaos in their own schools and begin to create a plan for leveraging that chaos to create a more effective environment.