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Thursday, January 29 - 6:30pm

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Evening Reception for Smart investing @your library grantees [Closed] Reception, Social event Hilton Chicago
Joliet Room
Description :

Evening Reception for Smart investing @your library grantees.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 30 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:00pm
Training for Smart investing @your library grantees [Closed] Other Hilton Chicago
Lake Erie
Description :

Training for Smart investing @your library grantees

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
8:00am - 5:00pm
AWE Customer Meetings [Closed] Swissotel Chicago
Ticino
Description :

AWE is the leading provider of all-in-one digital learning solutions to public libraries. Our products feature top-rated educational programs and are ready to go right out of the box. No Internet connection is required.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 30 - 11:30am

11:45am - 1:30pm
Luncheon for Smart investing @your library grantees [Closed] Other Hilton Chicago
Lake Huron
Description :

Luncheon for Smart investing @your library grantees

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

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
Committee on Literacy Meeting and Literacy Assembly Meeting Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Burnham
Description :

The Literacy Assembly Meeting and Committee on Literacy will both meet.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 30 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Literary Awards Committee Meeting (BCALA) [Closed] Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Horner
Description :

Meeting of the BCALA Literary Awards Committee

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Affiliate Organization
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, January 31 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Advisory Committee (OLOS) Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W186c
Description :

The OLOS Advisory committee will meet.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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

Saturday, January 31 - 12:00pm

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
Committee on Literacy All-Subcommittee Planning Meeting Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick
Burnham/CC 23C
Description :

The subcommittees of the ALA Committee on Literacy will meet.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
AAP/LibraryReads: Debut Authors Panel Author Event McCormick Place West
W176a
Description :

Hear from four of the best of ALA Midwinter 2015's debut authors, presented by AAP's Library Marketing Committee and LibraryReads. Author signing to follow the program.

• Melissa Falcon Field, What Burns Away (Sourcebooks/Landmark)
• Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train (Riverhead Penguin)
• Jill Morgenthaler, The Courage to Take Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer (McGraw-Hill Education)
• Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen (Little, Brown/Hachette Book Group)

Please RSVP (http://tinyurl.com/lafqk7n) to attend.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 8:30am

8:30am - 5:30pm
AWE Customer Meetings [Closed] Swissotel Chicago
Vevey 2
Description :

AWE is the leading provider of all-in-one digital learning solutions to public libraries. Our products feature top-rated educational programs and are ready to go right out of the box. No Internet connection is required.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

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)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Sunday Ignite Session: Kitchen Creations Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

My renovated YS dept has a kitchen, tv monitors, and computers. With the use of videos and the kitchen, I aim to show kids and teens how to make healthier options for after school snacks, meals. The kitchen is another way to bring families together. With our busy world, we forget to take time with family. Food is a great way to bring people together. Images of events will demonstrate how families come together. Kids, teens, and parents work together to make mealtime fun again!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, February 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Money Smart Week @ Your Library McCormick Place West
W196c
Description :

In 2014, 700 plus public, academic, school, and even prison libraries in 48 states participated. Come hear how your library and your state can participate in Money Smart Week @ your library, April 18-25, 2015! This national initiative from ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago helps consumers of all ages improve their financial literacy. All types of libraries can participate. Learn about partnership opportunities, resources, and programming ideas.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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
3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED ELL Practitioners Panel: Innovations in Community Engagement Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Join the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services as three library literacy professionals from the Chicago area discuss successful and replicable programs and services geared toward English language learners. The session, titled “ELL Practitioners Panel: Innovations in Community Engagement” will be held from 3 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 3 - 4 p.m. in room W183 at McCormick Place West.

This hour-long panel will feature Patricia Barch with the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois; Esther Chase from the Berwyn Public Library in Berwyn, Illinois; and Carmen Patlan with the Waukegan Public Library in Waukegan, Illinois, as they discuss their experiences as participants in The American Dream Starts @ your library®, a grant initiative funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and administered by the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services. The three panelists will discuss tips, tools, resources and best practices based on their years of experience serving English language learners in the dynamic and diverse communities surrounding Chicago.

This session is part of the News You Can Use series of updates on the latest trends in the profession, and is open to all registered attendees of ALA’s 2015 Midwinter Meeting.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, February 1 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Adult Literacy through Library Engagement Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

According to the recently released Program for the International Assessment for Adult Competencies (PIAAC), one in six American adults struggles with basic English literacy. This amounts to a staggering 36 million people between 16-65 who struggle on a daily basis to perform basic tasks such as completing a job application, understanding a medication label, or reading a simple story to their children. To serve adults with low literacy skills, public libraries provide services including special high interest/low reading level collections, test taking and educational advancement resources, access to technology, and private spaces for one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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