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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 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Government Information for Children Committee Meeting (GODORT) Committee meeting Renaissance Blackstone
Taste
Description :

Discussion of issues of importance to librarians
working with children and government
information

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

Friday, January 30 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 9:30pm
The United States Board on Books for Young People Program (USBBY) Other Hilton Chicago
Williford A
Description :

The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) will reveal its annual Outstanding International Books list and then present novelist Sabaa Tahir, whose debut An Ember in the Ashes will be published by Penguin this spring.
The Outstanding International Books (OIB) list was begun by USBBY in 2006. OIB is intended to introduce American children to exceptional artists and writers from other countries. All of the titles originated or were first published outside the United States and were subsuently published or distributed in the U.S.
Author Sabaa Tahir will offer a sneak preview of her epic YA fantasy An Ember in the Ashes, which will be published in 24 countries. Advance copies feature glowing blurbs from standout authors including Marie Lu, Melissa de la Cruz, and Holly Goldberg Sloan, and well ahead of the April release date, there’s already a Paramount Film adaptation in the works.
All ALA Midwinter attendees are welcome.

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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
Breakfast With Beanstack Hyatt Regency McCormick
Burnham/CC 23AB
Description :

Beanstack helps increase library card use and reach new cardholders while building early literacy. The service sends families children's book (and app) recommendations based on each child's interests. Recommended books are selected by your children's librarians and link directly to your collection. They also include learning guides created by librarians nationwide. The entire experience is optimized for mobile devices to reach more patrons at anytime.

Join us for a live demo and to learn more from our early partners, including Sacramento Public Library. Beanstack's creators include Google's former Head of K-12 Education and a Washington DC Teacher of the Year, who were previously featured on ABC's Shark Tank!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
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
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.

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)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Affiliate Assembly Coordinating Team (AASL) Hyatt Regency Chicago
Haymarket
Description :

AASL Affiliate Assembly Coordinating Team (AASL)

Saturday, January 31 - 1:00pm

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 - 5:30pm
Independent Schools Section Meeting (AASL ISS) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Chicago
Columbian
Description :

Independent Schools Section Meeting (AASL ISS)

Saturday, January 31 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Services for People with Visual or Physical Disabilities - Interest Group Meeting (LSPVD) Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick
Field/CC 20C
Description :

The Library Services for People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group to discuss upcoming programming, events of interest to members, and other topics brought to the group by the membership.

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.

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