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Thursday, June 25 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Joint Executive Committee Meeting (AASL/ALSC/YALSA) Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

AASL, ALSC, and YALSA Executive Committee member meeting.

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Breakfast with Beanstack Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite A
Description :

Join us to learn more about Beanstack and to get a first look of our latest update, Beanstack for Summer Reading. This service is included with Zoobean's Beanstack product, which provides parents with personalized recommendations of children's books in your collection. The summer reading portal is also available to teens and adults. Each week, it recommends an event at the participant's local branch. It also makes it easy to discover booklists created by your librarians, log reading and earn badges. We'll share early results and how ongoing enhancements will help your library engage families all year long. Beanstack is designed for use on mobile phones and tablets. Since launching with Sacramento Public Library in January, over 40 public libraries have partnered with Zoobean to offer the service.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Kids Comics Have Arrived Program Moscone Convention Center
232-234 (S)
Description :

An all-star panel of kids comics creators discuss ways to get children excited about reading, encourage creativity, and cultivate a love of literature using great graphic novels and comics. Panelists include Jennifer Holm (Babymouse), Cece Bell (El Deafo), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), and others. Moderated by Scott Robins, Children’s Services Specialist for the Toronto Public Library. Q&A to follow.

Presented by the Graphic Novels & Comics Member Initiative Group

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
DiverseZineties; Promoting Diversity and Self-discovery Through Making Zines with Teens Program Moscone Convention Center
3007 (W)
Description :

Making zines (self- published magazines) encourages educators and students to collaborate, create, discuss and share diverse stories. This workshop helps teens explore their own backgrounds and teaches them skills of self-expression, self-discovery and self-esteem. We’ll cover a short history of zines, and tips for making a master-copy zine that can be photocopied. Participants will leave with a template for making a mini-zine, a list of diverse zine resources, and plenty of tricks and sass for zine making and for sharing zine making skills with teens to foster diversity. Taught by Cathy Camper, Lowriders in Space author, and zine librarian.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Next Chapter Book Club: A Community-based Model for Engaging People with Disabilities Program Moscone Convention Center
2000 (W)
Description :

This program will provide an overview of the Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC), a successful book club model for engaging people with developmental disabilities in weekly, socially supported reading activity. NCBC has been implemented by 16 public libraries across the country and in Canada. Historically, people with developmental disabilities have encountered barriers accessing literacy and lifelong learning opportunities. NCBC allows libraries to position themselves to more effectively serve diverse populations.

10:30am - 11:30am
Zombies, and Vampires, and Spooks – Oh My! Author Event Moscone Convention Center
125 (N)
Description :

Amy Lukavics, Catherine Linka, Stephanie Kuehn, and Mira Grant will will discuss their books and will sign copies following the program. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert. Learn more about the authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/authorevents/zombies.

10:30am - 12:00pm
DETROIT MEETS THE WORLD OF MANGA Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 24
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm
President's Program (AASL) Presidents program Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental 5
Description :

Eli Neiburger is Deputy Director of the Ann Arbor District Library, where he was hired as helpdesk technician in 1997. An avid gamer, he's the author of “Gamers... in the LIBRARY?!” published in 2007 by ALA Editions and helps with the organization of International Games Day @ your library. Neiburger is also a contributor to “VOYA,” “Library Technology Reports,” “BOOK: A Futurist's Manifesto,” and “Well Played,” a journal of videogame criticism produced by Carnegie Mellon's ETC Press.

An engaging and entertaining speaker, Neiburger has spoken across the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand about libraries, gaming, ebooks, publishing, and the web. He will challenge President’s Program attendees to think – think about what they do and why they do it, think about what changes are coming in the library world, think about what they can do to transform learning for their students.

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Best Fiction for Young Adults Teen Feedback Session Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 302
Description :

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

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Celebrating Graphic Novels: Graphix and Beyond! Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 05
Description :

Graphic novels and the comic format have become increasingly popular, with both kids and adults. Join renowned authors and artists Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins), Jennifer Holm (Sunny Side Up), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space) and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants) to learn more about how graphic novels support literacy, learning, and a love of reading.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Diversity Dynamism: Mixing Resources and Making Connections Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
2000 (W)
Description :

This program weaves together the perspective of scholars, authors, and practitioners in examining how “young people learn best when that learning is connected to their passions, desires, and interests.” Professors Sylvia Vardell and Antero Garcia, librarian Marianne Follis, and authors Janet Wong, Margarita Engle, and Lesléa Newman, will discuss how diversity is the key—in literature, media, and programming and in embracing and exploring questions of cultural and sexual identity.

1:00pm - 5:30pm
Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Committee meeting Westin St. Francis
Victoria Room
Description :

YALSA's Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults will be discussing audios that have been nominated. Visitors welcome!

1:00pm - 5:30pm
Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee meeting Westin St. Francis
Kent Room
Description :

Come listen to YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee talk about the nominated titles for 2016.

1:00pm - 5:30pm
Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Committee meeting Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Pacific Suite F
Description :

During these sessions the YALSA committee will be discussing Quick Picks nominations, teen feedback and general thoughts on the nominated titles. Quick Picks is for young adults (ages 12-18) who, for whatever reasons, do not like to read. The purpose is to identify titles for recreational reading, not for curricular or remedial use.

Saturday, June 27 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Conversation Starter: Beyond Print -- Audiobooks, Braille, & Large Print Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

Beyond Print: Audiobooks, Large Print, and Braille

If you think your audiobook collection is meeting your community’s needs, think again!

Discover the audiobooks that you can’t find at the bookstore or on WorldCat, so you can turn your “no” into a “yes” for patrons who need audiobooks. Learn about why kids need large print books and how to meet that need. Find out about available Braille books so that you can make your library Braille-reader friendly. And then, let’s start brainstorming ways so that more people learn about this hidden library of titles.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 2:30pm

2:45pm - 3:30pm
CANCELLED: Conversation Starter: Should Graphic Novels Have Their Own Award? Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

The panel will discuss the merits and concerns of creating a book award specifically for graphic literature. Topics will include the still-fluid definition of the format, the impact of graphic novels on American readership, criteria for excellence and guidelines for selection, which readers an award would be for, and what awards already exist for the graphic novel format. We’ll be asking some of the hard questions in one conversation: why isn’t there already an award for graphic novels, and, is a separate award for the graphic novel format really needed? Get ready for a diverse array of perspectives from the panel featuring:
- Gene Luen Yang: cartoonist and high school Computer Science teacher, author of Printz Award-winning American Born Chinese (Twitter: @geneluenyang)
- Candice Mack: Senior Librarian, Teen Services, Los Angeles Public Library, former chair of Great Graphic Novels committee (Twitter: @tinylibrarian)
- Dave Roman: cartoonist and Kids’ Comics Revolution! co-founder, author of Astronaut Academy (Twitter: @yaytime)
- Laura Given: K-8 Media Specialist, 2016 Caldecott committee member and chair of Star of the North Picture Book Award (Twitter: @liblaura5)
- Charles Brownstein: writer and Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) (Twitter: @C_Brownstein)
- Moderated by Rebecca Oxley: K-8 Teacher-Librarian, Black Eyed Susan Graphic Novel committee member and iDiversity founder (Twitter: @LibrariansFTW)

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
AAP’S CHILDREN’S & TEEN AUTHOR SPEED DATING EVENT Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate B
Description :

Join 24 authors from 19 AAP publishing houses in a lightning round speed-dating event, brought to you by the AAP Children's Library Marketing Committee.

Elana Arnold, The Question of Miracles (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Kathleen Baldwin, A School for Unusual Girls (Tor/Forge Books/Tor Teen)
Lizi Boyd, Big Bear, little chair (Chronicle Books)
Martha Brockenbrough, The Game of Love and Death (Arthur A. Levine Books)
Monica Brown, Lola Levine is Not Mean! (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After (Harper)
Joshua Davis, Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/FSG Originals)
Tania del Rio, Warren the 13th (Quirk Books)
Matt Faulkner, Gaijin: American Prisoner of War (Disney-Hyperion)
Kim Griswell, Rufus Goes to Sea (Sterling Children’s Books)
Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word (Disney-Hyperion)
Stephen T. Johnson, Alphabet School (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books)
Estelle Laure, This Raging Light (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Amy Lukavics, Daughter Unto Devils (Harlequin TEEN)
Paige McKenzie, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One
(Weinstein Books/The Perseus Books Group)
Sebastian Meschenmoser, Mr. Squirrel and the Moon (NorthSouth Books)
Yvonne Prinz, If You’re Lucky (Algonquin Young Readers)
Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Where Are My Books? (Simon & Schuster/
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Lev Rosen, Woundabout (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Barney Saltzberg, Redbird: Friends Come in Different Sizes (Workman)
Allan Stratton, The Dogs (Sourcebooks Fire)
Craig Thompson, Space Dumplins (Scholastic)
Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek, Dirtmeister’s Nitty Gritty Planet Earth: All About Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, & Even Dirt! (National Geographic Kids Books)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
USBBY/Author Program Program Moscone Convention Center
228-230 (S)
Description :

USBBY presents international children's books author-illustrators Ingrid and Dieter Schubert in a author talk about their works, highlighting The Umbrella (a USBBY award book) and their newest collaboration, There is a Crocodile Under My Bed! Having collaborated on over 10 books, they will share about the process of creating their beautiful picture books. Take this opportunity to explore their international sensibility and approach to children’s book art.

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
3024 (W)
Description :

Come listen to YALSA's BFYA committee discuss the current list of nominations for the Best Fiction for Young Adults list.

Saturday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Conversation Starter: Girls Like Fart Jokes & Boys Have Feelings: Beyond Gendered Reader's Advisory Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

Are you tired of hearing "that book is for boys!" and "but that's a girl book!" whenever you try to engage colleagues, supervisors, or even patrons on their next great read? What do those terms even mean and how have they come to have such sway in our field?

In this panel discussion, we will look at all the ways gendering books hurts and limits readers. Attendees will leave with an understanding of why this is a destructive approach to thinking about and discussing books as well as with new strategies for promoting and discussing books outside a gendered lenses.

There are no boy books or girl books - there are just books. This session will show you why we must rise above thinking about books in these reductive terms and how it can be done.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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