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Format: 10/16/2017 - 7pm
Format: 10/16/2017 - 7pm
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Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
More than Fun in the Sun! Building Collaborative Relationships and Using Real Data to Increase Summer Learning Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N262
Description :

A library summer reading program can only accomplish so much on its own. Learn how to build collaborative relationships with your school district and community partners that turn shared purpose into shared power! Get real data that increases real outcomes, and yields shared indicators of progress! Working collaboratively, libraries, schools, and community partners can build a learning continuum that progresses children effortlessly from schoolroom to summer learning and back to school again. Collaborative relationships can market and advocate more effectively, share funding, build data (with programs like Evanced Summer Reader and access to school data) and reduce summer learning loss.

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 - 8:00am

8:00am - 9:30am
Now Showing @ ALA: The Whole Gritty City Other Las Vegas Convention Center
N242
Description :

The Whole Gritty City is a 90-minute documentary that plunges viewers into the world of three New Orleans school marching bands. The film follows kids growing up in America's most musical city, and one of its most dangerous, as their band directors get them ready to perform in the Mardi Gras parades, and teach them to succeed and to survive. Navigating the urban minefield through moments of setback, loss, discovery, and triumph, these children and their adult leaders reveal the power and resilience of a culture.

This New Orleans marching band story is at the same time a unique portrayal of an American inner city. It highlights men with an open-eyed, deep commitment to the community they've grown up in and the children in their charge. Viewers who know first-hand the African American urban experience will find a celebration of the strength and insight of these men, and the potential and resilience of their students. Others will find a moving, empathetic portrayal of an unfamiliar world, and come to feel a stake in the struggles and triumphs of these children and their mentors.

In February 2014 the film aired nationally on CBS on "48 Hours Presents: THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY", a 2-hour special hosted by jazz great Wynton Marsalis.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Designing Effective Library Experiences for African-American Male Youth Program Las Vegas Convention Center
S231
Description :

The goal of this session is to enable school librarians to create supportive environments and meaningful experiences that enhance literacy achievement and life outcomes of African-American male youth. Supporting lifelong learning is a key component of the mission of school libraries. The national crisis of literacy achievement of African-American males is an extension of this mission, and one we believe the school library community must embrace. Research on best practice in the literacy instruction of Black male youth, including effective pedagogy, text selection, and community empowerment, must be part of the professional repertoire of school library professionals.

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.

Monday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are not just for after school! Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N232
Description :

We have a crisis of engagement - students feel burdened by standardized tests that drive the teaching, that many check out once. They don’t understand the relevance of the curriculum, and can’t wait to go home to their computers. In this session attendees will learn how to increase student motivation by integrating social media into curriculum, to look beyond the social media tools themselves to the underlying core concepts, and to use these as authentic assessments, and to advocate for the school library as the place where these 21st century skills can be taught in collaboration with classroom teachers.

10:30am - 11:30am
Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn’t: A Special Typology Program Las Vegas Convention Center
N243
Description :

Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project will describe the Project’s new study about the different kinds of library users and non-users. The research uses segmentation models to show how technology, community orientation, and library activities affect the way people use libraries. The research also shows the variety of reasons why people do not use libraries. He will explore the implications of this work for library leaders as they explore new services and for the library community as it does advocacy.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)