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Thursday, January 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Joint Executive Committee Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W175c
Description :

Joint meeting of the American Association of School Librarians, Association for Library Service to Children and the Young Adult Library Service Association Executive Committees.

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 - 2:00pm

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

AASL Executive Committee Meeting

Saturday, January 31 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting (AASL) Governance/Membership Meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbus AB
Description :

AASL Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday, January 31 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Joint Legislation Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Governance/Membership Meeting McCormick Place West
W175a
Description :

Joint legislation meeting for AASL/ALSC/YALSA

8:30am - 10:00am
Partnering Strategically to Reach Beyond Library Walls Discussion/Interest group, Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183c
Description :

YOUmedia and Chicago Public Library Staff will host an interactive panel discussion highlighting their effective partnership strategies and partner projects. Attendees are encouraged to interact with the panel and explore new ideas together. Brought to you by YALSA and the the Future of Teens and Libraries task force: www.ala.org/yaforum

8:30am - 10:00am
YALSA 201 Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W176c
Description :

Are you a YALSA member who's familiar with the basic programs, services and opportunities that the organization has to offer? Are you interested in becoming more involved in the association or are you ready to step up to a leadership position? If so, this event is designed for you! Come learn how to be more involved!

Saturday, January 31 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Reading Club Management: A New Solution McCormick Place West
W182
Description :

Following field trials with small, medium, and large public libraries, Counting Opinions is launching its NEW, fully hosted Reading Club Management solution. Learn how this new platform can improve the delivery of your library's reading club programs.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
RUSA President's Program Discussion Forum Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W185a
Description :

Get a preview of the 2015 RUSA President’s Program by taking part in a thoughtful discussion about the themes in danah boyd’s book, It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens (available for free download at http://www.danah.org/itscomplicated). We’ll discuss implications on privacy, information seeking behaviors, and library service of the future. Even if you haven’t read the book, feel free to join us for what is sure to be a wide ranging discussion on how libraries can best serve teens. This discussion is organized by the 2015 RUSA President’s Program Planning Committee and the RUSA Just Ask Task Force.
We are also very excited to be able to announce that danah boyd will be our 2015 RUSA President’s Program speaker at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco! danah boyd is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research and is a 2008 PhD graduate of the School of Information (iSchool) at the University of California-Berkeley. Her research focuses on the intersection between technology and society and she blogs at http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts. Mark your calendars now - the RUSA President’s Program will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

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
The Everyday Importance of STEM Other McCormick Place West
W187c
Description :

You’re invited to take a close look at bringing STEM into your library with our Panel, led by John Rennie, Editorial Director of AccessScience and Carl Sagan Award winner for Public Understanding of Science.

Join John, along with other distinguished panel members, to examine the importance of offering curiosity-driven STEM programs and the secrets to successfully implementing them. They’ll also cover the many challenges and pitfalls that librarians can face with STEM, such as targeting appropriate programming to different age groups, budgeting, and feeling intimated by unfamiliar technology.

Panel Members:
John Rennie, Editorial Director of AccessScience, past Editor-in-Chief of Scientific American and Carl Sagan Award winner for Public Understanding of Science

Claire Moore, Head of Children’s Services and former Programs Coordinator at Darien Library in Connecticut, member of the School Age Programs and Services Committee for ALSC, part of the Digital Content Task Force, Claire has also presented at national conferences on the topics of creation-based technology, and infusing tech into children’s programming.

Amy Koester, Youth & Family Program Coordinator at Skokie Pubic Library in Illinois, oversees youth programming and selects fiction for ages 0-18, Amy has written about STEM/STEAM in youth librarianship for the ALSC Blog, School Library Journal, Children and Libraries, and LibrarySparks, she has also presented webinars, online classes, trainings, and conference sessions at both state and national events, and shares library programs, services, and musings on her blog, “The Show Me Librarian.”

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Affiliate Assembly Discussion Group (AASL) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Chicago
Plaza Ballroom
Description :

AASL Affiliate Assembly Discussion Group

Saturday, January 31 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Social Wearables Workshop with Kate Hartman Author Event McCormick Place West
W184d
Description :

When properly planned, a wearable electronic switch can create the opportunity for a social interaction. Imagine a world in which people have become so absorbed with their social connections through social media that they have forgotten how to recognize social interaction in the physical world. Using simple switches made of conductive materials, workshop participants will create a wearable circuit that lives on multiple bodies and responds to a social interaction between two or more people.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Noche de Cuentos (REFORMA) Author Event, Social event Hyatt Regency Chicago
Grand D North
Description :

Join us for REFORMA's signature program, Noche de Cuentos: A Magical Evening of Tales. It'll be a fun-filled night with good stories and great company! Enjoy performances celebrating the richness of diversity in heritage and culture by renowned Latino authors and storytellers.

This event will support the REFORMA Children in Crisis project through a fundraiser everyone can participate in!
For more information, please visit: http://nochedecuentos.org/ and http://refugeechildren.wix.com/refugee-children

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Unofficial Event
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Sunday, February 1 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
RUSA/YALSA Young Adult Reference Committee Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick
Burnham/CC 23C
Description :

The RUSA/YALSA Young Adult Reference Committee will be meeting to discuss, share, and learn for about reference, information, and homework help services for and with young adults. The focus user group is ages 12 to 19 years.

Sunday, February 1 - 9:00am

9:00am - 1:00pm
Affiliate Assembly (AASL) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Waldorf Room
Description :

Meeting for the Delegates of the AASL Affiliate Assembly

Sunday, February 1 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Interest Group Business Meeting Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W192a
Description :

Business Meeting of the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Interest Group

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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