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Friday, January 30 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm
ASCLA Institute: Using Comics to Promote Literacy at All Levels [$] Preconference/Institute Hilton Chicago
Salon A
Description :

As many librarians, teachers, and parents will attest, kids LOVE comics. But in this era of high-stakes testing, comics aren't just a refreshing change of pace for students. Increasingly comics are taking on deep subjects and being used to teach the CCSS with an emphasis on both verbal and visual literacy. Making sense out of reading with the aid of visuals may be the best way to become a lifelong reader, one who knows how to read for pleasure and for information—a reader who loves to read. Join Françoise Mouly, art editor at The New Yorker (where she has been responsible for more than 1,000 covers) and editorial director of TOON Books, as she gathers famed cartoonists, including Gene Luen Yang, Ivan Brunetti and Lilli Carré to discuss the importance of visual literacy in our increasingly visual culture .

Two free TOON Books (with accompanying lesson plan/activity sheet) to every attendee!

Cost :
Division members: $169.00, ALA Members $235.00, Non ALA Members $255.00, Students $99.00

Friday, January 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5B
Description :

Each year, YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks committee selects and annotates a list of exceptional audio recordings that are significant to young adults. Join this year's committee as we discuss the most amazing audiobooks for teens of the year, and work down to our top 30.

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 4J
Description :

During these sessions the committee will be discussing YALSA's 2015 Quick Picks nominations. Quick Picks is for young adults (ages 12-18) who, for whatever reasons, do not like to read. The purpose is to identify titles for recreational reading, not for curricular or remedial use.

Friday, January 30 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Committee Meeting (AASL) Committee meeting Sheraton Chicago
Lincoln Boardroom
Description :

AASL Executive Committee Meeting

Saturday, January 31 - 8:30am

8:30am - 5:30pm
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 4J
Description :

During these sessions the committee will be discussing YALSA's 2015 Quick Picks nominations. Quick Picks is for young adults (ages 12-18) who, for whatever reasons, do not like to read. The purpose is to identify titles for recreational reading, not for curricular or remedial use.

Saturday, January 31 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Superhero Showdown: A Bracket For Debate Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W474b
Description :

In 2014, Richland Library hosted three debate-style programs for teens having to do with the heroes and villains of DC and Marvel comics. Join Thomas Maluck as he describes what went into the planning of these programs as well as teens' debate styles that determined the fates of Earth's mightiest heroes. Predict the final results, if you can!

Sponsored by the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Interest Group

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Saturday Ignite Session: 20 Kids/Teens Titles To Diversify Your Collection Today Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

We all know we owe it our our patrons to have collections that more accurately reflect the diversity of their lives. So, let's cut right to the chase with 20 flash booktalks for amazing titles for children and teens to diversify your library's shelves right this second.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Saturday Ignite Session: Geek Culture & Diversity in Library Spaces Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

I will discuss ways in which librarians can use geeky interests like comics, movies, fanfiction, and more to engage patrons of all backgrounds and life experiences, who might otherwise feel marginalized or underrepresented in popular media.
This will include tips on purchasing graphic novels that feature characters of color, different gender identities, and varied backgrounds, comics that speak to LGBTQ issues, and ways to create programming around these materials that make your patrons feel that their library is a safe and welcoming space for geeks of all kinds.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Saturday Ignite Session: The Kids Are Not All White Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Some 43% of Millennial adults are non-white and the U.S. Census Bureau projects that the full U.S. population will be majority non-white around 2043. Kidlit publishers do not reflect these population dynamics. Do library shelves and programs? All young readers need mirrors and windows that both reflect and open to the world around them. Library materials and programs are important in helping children make cross-cultural connections and developing skills necessary to function in a pluralistic society. Resources are readily available for librarians to meet these needs.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Best Fiction for Young Adults Teen Feedback Session Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W190b
Description :

Come listen to local teens give feedback on the current list of nominations for YALSA's BFYA committee.

1:00pm - 5:30pm
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5B
Description :

Each year, YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks committee selects and annotates a list of exceptional audio recordings that are significant to young adults. Join this year's committee as we discuss the most amazing audiobooks for teens of the year, and work down to our top 30.

1:00pm - 5:30pm
Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 4L
Description :

Come listen to YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee talk about the nominated titles and determine the final 2015 list.

Saturday, January 31 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W193
Description :

Come listen to YALSA's BFYA committee discuss the current list of nominations and conduct the final vote for the Best Fiction for Young Adults list.

Sunday, February 1 - 8:30am

8:30am - 5:30pm
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5B
Description :

Each year, YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks committee selects and annotates a list of exceptional audio recordings that are significant to young adults. Join this year's committee as we discuss the most amazing audiobooks for teens of the year, and work down to our top 30.

8:30am - 5:30pm
Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W193
Description :

Come listen to YALSA's BFYA committee discuss the current list of nominations and conduct the final vote for the Best Fiction for Young Adults list.

8:30am - 5:30pm
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 4J
Description :

During these sessions the committee will be discussing YALSA's 2015 Quick Picks nominations. Quick Picks is for young adults (ages 12-18) who, for whatever reasons, do not like to read. The purpose is to identify titles for recreational reading, not for curricular or remedial use.

Sunday, February 1 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Sunday Ignite Session: Crossover readers' advisory Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Teens enjoy reading adult published books just as much as adults enjoy reading teen stories. Yet few librarians know the best ways to reach these crossover audiences. A rapid overview of best practices and recommended titles for both age groups

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, February 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 5:30pm
Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 4L
Description :

Come listen to YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee talk about the nominated titles and determine the final 2015 list.

Sunday, February 1 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
AAP's Library Family Feud Author Event Hyatt Regency McCormick
Prairie Room B
Description :

Watch the local librarians face off against our fearless authors in a ferocious battle, Family Feud ™ style, at ALA Midwinter 2015 in Chicago. Featuring the nation’s smartest, toughest, and humor filled writers and librarians across the country! Played in the style of Family Feud©, high score after four rounds will advance to the Quick Money round. Winning team will receive a check, courtesy of AAP and the participating publishers, to be designated to the charity of their choice. This event is hosted by AAP Library Committee Chair Chris Vaccari, Library Marketing Director, Sterling (aka Quizmaster Chris) and features five authors and librarians. The event is currently slated for Sunday, February 1 from 3:00-4:30pm (location TBD). Featured authors include:

THE FEARLESS AUTHORS
• Team Captain: Jen Lancaster, author of Twisted Sisters (NAL)
• Tara Altebrando, author of My Life in Dioramas (Perseus/Running Press Kids)
• James Klise, author of The Art of Secrets (Algonquin Young Readers)
• Kimberla Lawson Roby, author of A Christmas Prayer (Hachette/Grand Central Publishing)
• Derek E. Sullivan, author of Biggie (Albert Whitman & Co./AW Teen)

THE SPARKPLUG LIBRARIANS
• Team Captain: Andrew Medlar, Assistant Chief, Technology, Content & Innovation, Chicago Public Library (@ammlib)
• KC Boyd, Librarian, Wendell Phillips Academy, Chicago Public Schools (@Boss_Librarian)
• Toby Rajput, Youth Literature Librarian, National Louis University (@NationalLouisU)
• John Schumacher, School Library Director, Brook Forest Elementary School (@MrSchuReads)
• David Seleb, Executive Director, Oak Park Public Library (@davidjseleb)

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 6:00pm
Executive Committee Meeting (AASL) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5C
Description :

AASL Executive Committee Meeting

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