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Format: 06/24/2018 - 6pm
Format: 06/24/2018 - 6pm
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Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

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 :
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
CANCELLED The Pros and Cons of Coming in 3rd Place Program Las Vegas Convention Center
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
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 :
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
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 - 10:30am

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

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Joint Intellectual Freedom Committee Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Other Las Vegas Hotel
Pavilion 10
Description :

Joint Intellectual Freedom Committee meeting for youth divisions AASL, ALSC and YALSA.

Interests :

Monday, June 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teaching Digital Citizenship to Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Program Las Vegas Convention Center
Description :

With their ability to focus on topics of personal interest, engagement in technology, attention to detail, appreciation for rules, and strong sense of fairness, youth with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) can become model digital citizens. While some youth with ASD have difficulty in discerning other people’s perspective, they are often willing to share their own knowledge. School librarians can help these youth interact with digital information knowledgeably, not only in terms of technical skills, but also helping contextualize information, filling in experiential gaps and developing a critical eye towards content and the authors’ intent.