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Format: 06/24/2018 - 10pm
Format: 06/24/2018 - 10pm
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Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Virtual Worlds Interest Group Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

A planning and discussion meeting of the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group. Members will attend in person or online in the 3D Virtual World of Second Life.

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Support for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Bally’s
Las Vegas 2
Description :

Librarians who want to share what they have learned about supporting or participating in MOOCs at their institutions and librarians who are interested in learning about these efforts are all welcome to participate in this discussion group.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Student Retention Discussion Group Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Integrating Information Literacy Outcomes into General Education: Ideas, Innovation and Implementation

Join the Student Retention Discussion Group to share ideas with colleagues.

Sunday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Designing Effective Library Experiences for African-American Male Youth Program Las Vegas Convention Center
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 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Every Child Ready to Eat: Nutrition Education for Families Using Early Literacy Practices Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

Healthy eating begins at home, and story time programming is an opportunity to educate children and their caregivers about the USDA Myplate which replaced the food pyramid while encouraging “eating the rainbow” of fruits and vegetables. This session will present an intersection of Every Child Ready to Read 2nd edition and USDA guidelines for eating and introducing healthy habits. Includes an overview of early literacy components including information about cognitive development, the five practices (sing, talk, read, write, play), and making meals matter through new songs and literacy activities for your storytime programs.