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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 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
NCATE Coordinating Committee Meeting Committee meeting McCormick Place Convention Center
S505b
Description :

N/A

Interests :
8:30am - 12:00pm
COMMON sCOREs: Instructional Partnerships that Deliver Success [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
N227a
Description :

What is the core of 21st-century school librarianship? How does OUR core relate to the Common Core State Standards and other state standards? What are the skills, dispositions, responsibilities, and self-assessments we can apply to co-achieve uncommon success? This preconference will provide strategies for demonstrating the school librarian’s central role in the academic program through practicing instructional partnerships to ensure success for K-12 students, teachers, administrators, librarians, and for the school librarian profession, too.

Presenters: Judi Moreillon, Suzanna Panter, Gloria Voutos, Stacy Cameron

Cost :
ALA Member: $159; AASL Member: $109; Retired AASL Member: $99; Student AASL Member: $79; Non-Member: $224

Friday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Alliance for Association Excellence (AASL) Other Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Boardroom 4
Description :

Meeting of the AASL Alliance for Association Excellence Committee.

Friday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm
AASL-NCATE Program Reviewer Training Other McCormick Place Convention Center
S505b
Description :

New and experienced reviewers are encouraged to attend this session featuring Mary Berry, Chair of the NCATE Coordinating Committee, and Elizabeth Vilky, Director of Program Review for NCATE. Reviewers will learn about the NCATE/CAEP program review process, the 2010 AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians, writing and reviewing reports, and appropriate assessments. Attendees will study a sample report and participate in a review exercise. Program report writers are welcome to attend as observers.

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Friday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 4:00pm
Beyond Words: How to recover from a disaster in your library [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
N132
Description :

Join AASL for a complimentary session, funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, to help evaluate your school library program’s disaster preparedness and build a plan to cover any identified gaps. Attendees will leave this session better prepared for any disaster with a plan in hand for implementing immediately, from high-profile natural disasters to the unexpected. Following this hands-on session, hear from the two catastrophic grant recipients and learn how simple and quick the Beyond Words grant application can be. Since 2006, the AASL Beyond Words grant program has funded recovery grants for 137 schools in twenty states with more than 1.3 million in grant monies.

Presenter: Christie Kaaland, EdD, professor at Antioch University, School of Education, an AASL member and founding member of ACT4SL.

Cost :
Complimentary for all attendees
12:30pm - 4:00pm
Real World, Real Tools [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place Convention Center
N128
Description :

Real World, Real Tools will help participants design ways to move their programs, facilities and pedagogy forward, making the best of, and expanding on, their real world situations by focusing on maximizing the impact of any school's most valuable resource, a trained librarian working in close collaboration with the overall instructional program.

Presenters: Laura Pearle, Wendy Stephens and Deb Logan

Cost :
ALA Member: $159; AASL Member: $109; Retired AASL Member: $99; Student AASL Member: $79; Non-Member: $224

Friday, June 28 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Affiliate Assembly I (AASL) Affiliate Event Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Grant Park 12CD
Description :

Meeting of the Delegates of the AASL Affiliate Assembly.

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 - 8:30am

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
2014 Carnegie/Notable Children's Videos Committee Meeting I (ALSC) Committee meeting Sheraton Chicago
Parlor F
Description :

The Carnegie/Notable Children's Videos Committee will be preparing to evaluate and consider videos for the 2014 Carnegie Medal and Notable Children's Videos list.

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 - 10:00am
Make Your Presence Known – Moving “Outwards” Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S106b
Description :

Surviving is not the answer; thriving is. Participants will explore various avenues to go beyond their library—and even their school— to show leadership and promote the value of the library program to an ever-broadening base of stakeholders. Participants, working in groups, will develop an outreach plan and share it.

Presenter: Hilda K. Weisburg

8:30am - 10:00am
Multicultural Programming for Tweens and Families Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S404d
Description :

In the spirit of El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, celebrate many children, many cultures, and many books throughout the year. Hear from a panel of librarians and community partners who will share successful programs such as a Día Family Book Club, a weekend full of multicultural events, and a culture-focused, one book-one city initiative. Stay for an I-DÍA Showcase featuring hands-on program activities, and receive how-to handouts from libraries across the country.

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 - 11:15am
Conversation Starters: Building A to Zoo for Apps: Time-tested librarian skills meet cutting edge technology for kids Program McCormick Place Convention Center
S102d
Description :

"We can't afford to ignore digital content in the one institution most ideally set up to help the rest of society navigate the next few decades." – Carisa Kluver, Digital-Storytime.com and Digital Media Diet founder.

Children's librarians are now in the software design and app curation business. This panel will begin the discussion about why librarians are ideally poised to curate the children's book-based and educational app space, build the tools to do so and provide leadership for early childhood educators, parents and children's app developers on the use and development of interactive media for children.

Attendees at this interactive panel discussion will have the opportunity to share their concerns and hopes about how libraries can best use apps to support early learning, now and in the years to come.

Speakers:

Lisa Guernsey, Director, Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation and Author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media – From Baby Videos to Educational Software – Affects Your Young Child,

Sarah Houghton, Director for the San Rafael Public Library and the Librarian in Black,

Carisa Kluver, Founder of Digital-Storytime.com and the Digital Media Diet,

Cen Campbell, Founder of LittleeLit.com, and LibrarianAPProved.com Board Members Allison Tran and Trista Kunkel

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
2014 Notable Children's Books Committee Meeting I - Procedural (ALSC) Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Waldorf Room
Description :

The Notable Children's Books Committee will be preparing to evaluate books published in 2013 for the 2014 Notable Children's Books list.

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

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