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Format: 06/24/2018 - 10pm
Format: 06/24/2018 - 10pm
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Friday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nominating Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Flamingo
Valley of Fire I
Description :

Updates and discussion around nominations for GODORT office

3:00pm - 4:00pm
OITP - AL21C Subcommittee Meeting Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N101
Description :

committee meeting

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
OITP - Copyright Subcommittee Meeting I Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N215
Description :

committee meeting

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101: Network, Get Oriented, Get Involved Social event Las Vegas Convention Center
S222
Description :

If you’re new to RUSA or are a longtime member looking for opportunities to connect with members and ways to get involved, make sure to put RUSA 101 on your calendar! Spend an hour with us on Friday from 3-4p.m. before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Transforming Collections Task Force Committee meeting Las Vegas Convention Center
N225
Description :

Meeting of the TF

Sponsors :
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Web Managers Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Flamingo
Valley of Fire I
Description :

Discussion of issues related to managing GODORT websites

Friday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Opening General Session - Featuring: Jane McGonigal Speaker series Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C1
Description :

Jane McGonigal
Sponsored by Penguin Group

Jane McGonigal believes game designers are on a humanitarian mission; her #1 goal in life is to see a game developer win a Nobel Peace Prize. This world-renowned and inspiring designer of alternate reality games— games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems—will get you excited from the very first session of Annual Conference about the myriad possibilities for how serious games can be integrated into a variety of library programming.
McGonigal specializes in games that challenge players to tackle real-world problems, including poverty, hunger and climate change, through planetary-scale collaboration. She’s a New York Times bestselling author (Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, Penguin Press, 2011) and inventer/co-founder of SuperBetter, a game that has already helped more than 250,000 players tackle health challenges such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury. She has created and deployed award-winning games, sports, and secret missions in more than 30 countries on six continents, for partners such as the New York Public Library, American Heart Association, International Olympics Committee, and World Bank Institute. Her best-known games includes EVOKE, Superstruct, World Without Oil, Cruel 2 B Kind, Find the Future, and The Lost Ring, featured in the New York Times, Wired, and The Economist, and on MTV, CNN, and NPR.

Also a future forecaster, McGonigal is the Director of Games Research & Development at the Institute for the Future, a non-profit research group. She is the founder of Gameful, "a secret headquarters for worldchanging game developers," and has consulted and developed internal game workshops for Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies. A frequent speaker including at TED and the New Yorker Conference, she has keynoted SXSW interactive, the Game Developers Conference, the Idea Festival, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Web 2.0 Summit, UX Week, Webstock, and more.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meet the Authors: Beth Yarnall (Entangled Publishing) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 536
Description :

Dyed and Gone
Hairstylist Azalea March is looking forward to a wild weekend in Las Vegas with her friends. But fun quickly turns to drama. Azalea now has to convince Alex, the sexy detective from her past, to help her prove Vivian’s innocence and comb through clues more twisted than a spiral perm. But the truth is stranger than anything found on the Las Vegas Strip, and proving Vivian’s innocence turns out to be more difficult than transforming a brunette into a blonde.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meet the Authors: Betsy Diamant-Cohen (ALA Store) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

Transforming Preschool Storytime: A Modern Vision and a Year of Programs
This book presents a new approach to storytime, one that employs repetition with variety to create an experience which helps children connect and engage with the story on a higher level. It offers a year’s worth of activities specifically designed to address multiple intelligences through a repetition-based process.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meet the Authors: Dawn R. Roginski (ALA Store) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

A Year in the Story Room: Ready-to-Use Programs for Children
Infants and toddlers, pre-readers, and emergent readers all have different needs, and who has time to dig through a multitude of resources to gather suitable programming materials? Roginski offers the perfect solution with this all-in-one planner for young children, providing everything needed for a year's worth of story room fun.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kate Jarvik Birch (Entangled Publishing) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 536
Description :

Perfected
For fans of Keira Cass’s Selection series and Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden series, Perfected is a chilling look at what it means to be human, and a stunning celebration of the power of love to set us free, wrapped in a glamorous—and dangerous—bow.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meet the Authors: Linda L. Ernst (ALA Store) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

Baby Rhyming Time
The renowned authority on library services for the very youngest patrons has done it again! Linda Ernst has created programming based on the most important findings in babies' brain development. This new resource is full of activities that stimulate infants' and toddlers' cognitive, physical, and emotional growth.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meet the Authors: Saroj Nadkami Ghoting & Kathy Fling Klatt (ALA Store) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

STEP into Storytime: Using StoryTime Effective Practice to Strengthen the Development of Newborns to Five-Year-Olds
Story Time Effective Practice (STEP), developed by the authors, is an approach that articulates the link between child development theory and storytimes. This important resource shows how presenters can use STEP to craft a storytime that is effective for mixed-age groups and adheres to best practices for emotional, social, physical, and cognitive support.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 5:00pm

5:00pm - 8:00pm
GMS Debrief [Closed] Discussion/Interest group, Other Flamingo
Reno I
Description :

GMS Debrief

Sponsors :
AFL
Affiliate Organization
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Benjamin DeHaven (Midpoint Trade Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 226
Description :

Confessions of a Self-Help Writer
Lunge into a funny, audacious, and devastating work of fiction based on factual events. As much a comedy as a tragedy, “Confessions is a unique piece of literature to be remembered for its originality as much as for its significance as a statement about living life in today’s harsh reality.” Explore the psyche of one of the world's most profound advisors: a Quixotic adventurer who admits freely to lurid depravity, substance abuse, and emotional complexity. Despite personal demons, he’s fooled adherents into a unique reverence and might be responsible for saving more souls than Mother Teresa and Gandhi combined.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Elizabeth Little (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

Dear Daughter
A sensational debut thriller featuring an unforgettable heroine who just might have murdered her mother.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Laini Taylor (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

Dreams of Gods & Monsters

In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known.

When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Laura Lane McNeal (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

Dollbaby
A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Mary Weber (Thomas Nelson) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 511
Description :

Storm Siren
Seventeen-year-old slave girl, Nym, should not exist. In a world where Elementals are only born male, and always killed at birth, she is an anomaly at best. At worst, people around her die.

Nym must decide whom to trust as she’s unleashed into a world of assassins and political betrayal surrounding a young king fighting for his throne, a tired nation that has forgotten its calling, and her handsome tutor whose dark secrets could destroy both her people and her heart.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
5:30pm - 7:00pm
ALA/ERT Exhibits Opening Reception Other Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall
Description :

Join in the fun as we kick off the 2014 Annual Conference. ALA Exhibitors will be on hand to welcome you throughout the Exhibits Hall as you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks sponsored by you ALA Exhibitors. This is a great way to start your conference experience, so be sure to join us!

Sponsored by ALA, the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) and your ALA Exhibitors.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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