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Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
Format: 04/22/2018 - 11pm
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Friday, June 28 - 7:30am

7:45am - 3:30pm
A Wild Ride: 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal [Closed, $] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Offsite Location
Art Institute of Chicago
Description :

THE PRECONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT AND IS NOT INCLUDED WITH CONFERENCE REGISTRATION. Apologies for the previous confusion.

Take a wild ride through the past, present and future of award-winning children’s book art at this stimulating preconference being held at the Art Institute of Chicago, celebrating 75 years of the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Hear about the creative process from an array of Caldecott winners, editors, and art directors. Engage with one another in small book discussion groups and an exciting array of breakout sessions that will increase your knowledge about art and the artistic process, and encourage you to look at Caldecott winning books with a fresh eye.

Highlights include:

- A reception and book signing on Thursday evening, where you'll have an opportunity to visit the Art Institute's exhibition of original art from Caldecott Medal and Honor Books, 2010-13, and get books signed by Caldecott Medal artists. (Books will be available for sale on site.)

- A keynote presentation by Brian Selznick, 2008 Medalist (for The Invention of Hugo Cabret) and 2002 Honoree (for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins).

- Sneak peeks into the process of creating an award-winning picture book, from "Matching Words and Pictures" featuring Erin and Phillip Stead and Neal Porter; to "Choosing a Medium and a Style" featuring Chris Raschka and Lee Wade; to "Preparing Art for Production" featuring Jerry Pinkney and Patti Ann Harris.

- Interactive book discussions, organized so that you will read one Caldecott winner from each decade, assigned in advance; challenge yourself to read ones you might not have been inclined to otherwise.

- An Honor Book luncheon panel, moderated by Leonard Marcus and featuring Melissa Sweet, Pamela Zagarensky, Peter Brown, and Kadir Nelson.

- Your choice of one of twelve fascinating breakout session topics, several to be presented by Art Institute staff in order to offer you the best art expertise available. Sessions include "Art and Stories," " The Caldecott Medal and Social Issues," "Caldecott Medal Artists at the Art Institute: A Closer Look," "Caldecott Books for Older Readers," "How Did They Do That?," "Look to Learn; Learn to Look," "Multi-Layered Meanings," "Randolph Caldecott and Caldecott Medal History," "Serving on the Caldecott Committee," "Style and Media," "Watching Dry Paint!," and "Weston Woods and the Caldecott Winners."

- A closing session on possible future directions in children's book art by Paul O. Zelinsky, three-time Caldecott Honoree and 1998 Medalist (for Rapunzel).

Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
SOLD OUT

Friday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 4:00pm
ISS Tour [$] Ticketed event Offsite Location
Off Site
Description :

Join the the Annual Independent School Section (ISS) for a daytime tour of independent schools in the Chicagoland area. The ISS Tour will feature a lower, middle and upper school library program. Departing from McCormick place, attendees are sure to have a variety of insights!

Lunch is included for all attendees.

Cost :
58.00

Friday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Breaking Out: Veronica Roth and Debut Authors from The Class of 2k13 Discuss Their Upcoming Books Exhibitor session Hilton Chicago
Waldorf Room
Description :

Come hear NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Veronica Roth and debut authors from The Class of 2k13 talk about their exciting new books. This is your chance to meet the potential stars of tomorrow, today. This session will include a brief question and answer period AND a teen fiction trivia contest (librarians vs. authors) for fabulous prizes! Panelists include: K.A. Barson, 45 POUNDS, MORE OR LESS (YA Contemporary); Caela Carter, ME, HIM THEM AND IT (YA Contemporary); Debra Driza MILA 2.0 (YA Sci/fi); Geoffrey Girard PROJECT CAIN (YA Techno-thriller); Polly Holyoke THE NEPTUNE PROJECT (MG Sci/fi); Lydia Kang CONTROL (YA Sci/fi); Stephanie Kuehn CHARM & STRANGE (YA Literary Thriller); Demitria Lunetta IN THE AFTER (YA Post-Apocalyptic); Mindy McGinnis NOT A DROP TO DRINK (YA Post-Apocalyptic); Jennifer McGowan MAID OF SECRETS (YA Historical); Nicole McInnes BRIANNA ON THE BRINK (YA Contemporary); Kate Karyus Quinn ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE (YA Literary Horror); Liesl Shurtliff RUMP, THE TRUE STORY OF RUMPELSTILTSKIN (MG Fantasy); Tara Sullivan GOLDEN BOY (MG Contemporary); Cristin Terrill ALL OUR YESTERDAYS (YA Sci/fi); Tamera Wissinger GONE FISHING (MG Novel In Verse). Our members have already garnered several good and excellent reviews from PUBLISHERS WEEKLY and four starred KIRKUS reviews. The Junior Library Guild also picked two Class of 2k13 books for its spring catalogue.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 28 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Bleak New World: YA Authors Decode Dystopia Author Event Sheraton Chicago
Sheraton Ballroom 5
Description :

Join Booklist Publications for this year’s Books for Youth forum, featuring a stellar lineup of YA authors, who will discuss the wildly popular genre of dystopian literature for teens. Speakers will include: Lois Lowry, Cory Doctorow, Veronica Roth, and Patrick Ness.

Sponsors :

Saturday, June 29 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Project MUSE User Group Breakfast Exhibitor session Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
DuSable 21A-C
Description :

Hear the latest news on Project MUSE electronic book and journal collections, featuring over 500 journals and 20,000+ books from the most respected university presses and scholarly societies.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
EBSCO Navigating the e-book Business Model Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N137
Description :

Lots of e-book options – a good thing…once you can make sense of them. Subscribe or purchase? Outright or demand driven purchase? Why not throw in short-term loan and loan-to-own? And these are just business model considerations. This session will address key points to consider when navigating e-book business models and other options, including ordering services (e.g. EBSCOhost Collection Manager, GOBI, and OASIS), e-book providers, user experience, and digital preservation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
20 Programs Under $20 Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S401
Description :

With budgets for programming being cut all over the country, creating quality teen programming can be challenging, but not impossible. This program will detail twenty programs that cost twenty dollars or less, and can be easily executed at any library. Outlines for each program will be available for all participants, and audience members will be able to try out some of the program activities themselves. Presenter: Pamela Jayne

8:30am - 10:00am
Collection Development & Community Expectations: Managing Collections and Balancing Resources in an Era of Budgetary Constraints Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S403
Description :

The challenges of the current economy are a common adversity faced by librarians in all types of institutions. With declining budgets and fewer resources librarians must make difficult decisions to meet their library’s overall mission. Join us to hear a panel of experienced librarians share examples of how they have met the challenges of managing various types of library collections, and how they continue to manage the expectations of their diverse customer groups.

8:30am - 5:30pm
Outstanding Books for the College Bound Other Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5G
Description :

YALSA's OBCB committee supports lifelong learning by preparing a revised and updated edition of the annotated Outstanding Books for the College Bound booklist to guide students of all
ages planning to continue their education beyond high school.

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Management of Electronic Reference Services Discussion Forum (MARS): Counting Counts: The State of Public Services Statistics & Reporting Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Burnham 23A-C
Description :

From pencils, to clickers, to software with immediate reporting, librarians and public service staff members have emphasized the importance of reference and research assistance. In this era of automated tracking and statistics, however, we often deal with different types of systems recording similar types of interactions. There may be one system for local/campus email reference and another for in-person interactions with patrons. At this discussion group, thought-provoking questions on these and related topics will inspire a useful discourse on how to effectively merge and/or manage these efforts and correlate them to student and library success.

10:30am - 11:30am
OCLC The Power of Shared Linked Data at the Network Level Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
N135
Description :

As the Web has enabled ubiquitous and instantaneous discovery of information, library users expect to find material online. Libraries must aggregate their data to be more relevant on the Web; it’s not enough to have collections accessible only through an online catalog, but we need to weave library data throughout the Web. Ted Fons, OCLC Executive Director, Data Services, will demonstrate why we must use the latest ideas and technologies to make our shared library data consumable by Web services (including linked data and graph theory) and rethink the model of shared cataloging—to move away from record management to the management of entities that can be recognized and consumed on the Web.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Smart investing @ your library: Community Connector Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404bc
Description :

Learn how librarians are making new connections with new audiences and expanding their own financial education frontier with outreach programs to seniors, teens and children. With locally designed technologies and clever approaches, they are using tablet computers to reach seniors in assisted living facilities; broadcasting radio programs and creating viral video vignettes to capture the attention of teens; and integrating music with the Lunch Money song in elementary school curriculums.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Best Fiction for Young Adults Teen Feedback Session Other McCormick Place Convention Center
S401
Description :

During this meeting, local teens will come and give their opinion titles nominated for YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults list.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Blossoming the STEM: Libraries working as STEM education partners Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Library faculty at the University of Memphis have recently become very involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. To acquaint ALA attendees of ways the library can partner in this field, the poster will first define STEM and list its areas of academic study, federal agencies, and corporate supporters. A second column will list ways that public, school, and academic libraries have successively collaborated throughout the country based on library literature.
Finally, graphs and statistics will make up the final third related to an ongoing project that is investigating the publications by STEM faculty at this institution over the last 5 years to determine if the authors acquired their bibliographic references through the library’s resources or resorted to other venues. Citation analysis is being conducted via Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science database and through surveying faculty for feedback on how they located their sources. Statistical data gathered will be used to determine what resources the university is lacking, how those resources compare to literature research data in the STEM fields, and future necessities as the library assists in pursuing grants for further STEM education programs. These statistical graphs will provide collection management suggestions that will be helpful to other libraries in improving research assistance as STEM becomes a vital part of the Common Core in the public schools. The three sections will be tied together using botanical illustrations to emphasize the word play on the acronym.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Ignite Saturday Session: Teen PTSD and the Urban Library Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

Many of our kids live in urban war zones and deal with everyday stresses that rival the average soldier at war. This session will introduce strategies and ideas for the school librarian on how to address and combat the overwhelming stressors placed an adolescents in poor urban schools. Learn how to introduce meditation, build a quiet room, and more.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 1:00pm
Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon [$] Ticketed event McCormick Place Convention Center
N227b
Description :

Come join us for lunch and listen to the winner of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award speak about their writing. The award honors their significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.

Cost :
$64

Saturday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Check, please! Using a checklist for quick information literacy assessment Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Assessment checklists are a quick and easy way to detect trends in students’ information literacy (IL) skills. The creation, use, discussion, and evaluation of these checklists at the University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia Community College Campus Library (UWB/CCC) has resulted in some best practices and contributed to a more robust assessment toolkit for librarians. The checklists have been found to be particularly helpful in doing quick and dirty assessment of student poster sessions or presentations within classes, and at events where student work is presented to a larger campus audience, such as a colloquium or research fair. They have thus provided an option for assessing IL learning outcomes beyond reviewing papers, bibliographies, or library worksheets. These rubric-type forms have also opened up discussions for instructional design, collaboration, and collection development with faculty, students and fellow librarians. This poster will display an example of one librarian’s checklists over time, showing how they provided her with a quick snapshot of weak student performance, how it gave clear evidence to discuss changes to the curriculum with her faculty, and how modifications to an assignment addressed this gap, and how improvement was clearly evidenced in the subsequent checklists. This poster will also display a couple variants of assessment checklists used at UWB/CCC and how they were quickly generated based on learning outcomes already identified for a particular assignment, class, or program, including the ACRL Information Literacy Standards.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Flip This Class! Using a Flipped Classroom Approach to Teach Information Literacy Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

A flipped classroom turns the traditional teaching approach upside down. Instead of a lecture in class and hands-on work at home, instructors assign material to be reviewed ahead of time, allowing for problem-solving activities during class time. Librarians can use this same approach to more fully engage students in “one-shot” or embedded library instruction. Students view or listen to tutorials or podcasts on developing search terms and using limiters and subject headings in advance, for example, then come to class prepared to apply these concepts to their research topics. Rather than spend class time focusing on learning the skills and tools to use library resources, the session is spent addressing concepts and applying what was learned in the pre-class assignment. Allowing students to do hands-on work in class brings an active-learning element and opportunity for critical thinking that is often lacking in traditional library instruction, especially “one-shot” sessions. It also moves the control of instruction and content away from the librarian and allows for more student inquiry. And, it gives librarians a chance to work more closely with students while they are engaged in their research. The combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities can also better address different types of learners and can be easily adapted to varying skill levels and subjects. This poster session will address ways librarians can use the flipped classroom approach to teach information literacy in a learning-centered manner.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Making Online Training as Effective as Face to Face Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

In the Fall of 2010, the NJIT Librarians redesigned a part of their
Freshmen Information Literacy program from a 90 minute face to face
session into an online asynchronous module. This poster will present
the summative assessment conducted to improve the online module ensuring that is indeed an effective replacement for the face to face workshop. The
assessment included student participation and grade comparison to
previous semesters, observation, viewcount vs. submission comparison,
review by instruction librarians outside of the university, survey of students,
and instructor feedback. Results are used as a formative assessment
as well to make improvements to the course each semester.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
The MAGIC of Web Tutorials: Developing Best Practices to (Re)Focus on Users Poster session McCormick Place Convention Center
Hall A, Exhibit Floor
Description :

Libraries of all shapes and sizes are moving instructional content online. But, what are the best practices in this area? What works, and what doesn’t? What can libraries and librarians do to make online information appealing, engaging, and useful enough that patrons take advantage of it?

The Oakland University Library considered these questions and undertook a project to (re)assess how to leverage the library’s social and technology resources to make online tutorials more focused on students’ and faculty’s needs. Through a multi-part assessment process, the eLearning and Instructional Technology Librarian reconsidered the web tutorials offerings through faculty and staff feedback, a literature review of best practices, and an analysis of other universities’ online tutorial offerings. From this information, the eLearning and Instructional Technology Librarian developed the MAGIC guidelines (Manageable, Accessible, Geared at users, Informative, Customizable) for restructuring online tutorials to put users at the center. Employing MAGIC meant integrating web tutorials at points-of-need, identifying and sharing essential information, and engaging students in the learning whenever possible. Library faculty evaluation at the beginning and end of this process support the effectiveness of MAGIC in improving online tutorials!

This poster will use before-and-after images of tutorials and the library’s tutorials page to illustrate MAGIC and the shift toward user-centered resources. Other visuals, including infographics of faculty feedback, will illustrate how the MAGIC framework helped one library advance its online learning options. Furthermore, attendees will be able to experience the library’s revamped tutorials.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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