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Friday, June 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 4:00pm
StoryCorps @ your library: Enhance Library Programming through Oral History Narratives [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2022 (W)
Description :

Learn about resources available from ALA and StoryCorps to jumpstart your own StoryCorps-style oral history project in your library, using StoryCorps' unique methods as a guide. StoryCorps will lead a hands-on workshop that includes practical tips for recruiting participants, bringing out the best stories from your patrons, planning successful public programs, and ensuring that your oral history and storytelling programs are a success. Librarians who have participated in the StoryCorps @ your library initiative and started their own interview collections will share tips for attendees interested in launching their own StoryCorps style projects.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
Member ticket prices: Early Bird-$180; Advance-$235; Onsite- $290. Non-member ticket prices: Early Bird-$235; Advance-$290; Onsite- $345

Friday, June 26 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 4:00pm
GraphiCon Discussion Forum: Diversity in Comics Forum/Update/Assembly Moscone Convention Center
3010 (W)
Description :

#weneeddiversebooks is the hashtag of the moment, and #weneeddiversecomics is included in that call. This discussion forum will bring together a wide range of creators to take stock of where we stand: how diverse comics are now, where there are gaps, and where we'd all like to see comics go from here. Join us for a series of panels with creators, editors, and librarians to discuss the ins and outs of increasing diversity within the format.

The afternoon will be hosted by two Masters of Ceremony from We Need Diverse Books, Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung.

Each panel will examine different aspects of diversity in the comics community. We will start with a wide view of the industry, then narrow our focus with two panel discussions of gender and queer representation in comics.

His, Hers, and Theirs: Gender and Comics
In the past few years, critical and frequently heated discussions about women and comics have highlighted a range of issues around gender for comics creators and readers. Industry folks and fans alike are debating how genders are portrayed, the visibility of different gender identities, and the lack of representation. Join creators Tony Cliff (Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant), Tania Del Rio i (Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty, Husbands, My Poorly Drawn Life), Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Gotham Academy), Jennifer L. Holm (Babymouse, Sunny Side Up), and Trina Robbins (From Girls to Girlz, Pretty in Ink) to take a look at all of the intersections between gender and comics.

Out of the Closet and Into the Library: Queer Comics are Here
Queer characters and storylines have had a turbulent history in comics, but that's changing as new voices are using the format in pioneering ways. Join moderator Juliette Capra, a comic book fan, retailer and Valkyrie along with creators Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf, Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Lumberjanes), Alex Woolfson (The Young Protectors, Artifice) and Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Skim) for this fun and informative panel with an assortment of comic book creators who speak to queer representations in current comics for a variety of audiences and ages.

#WeNeedDiverseComics
Our first panel will be a wide-ranging discussion of diversity in comics: where we are now and where we need to go from here. Have shifts in the industry and audience led to new opportunities for characters and creators? How is the industry changing to meet the demand for increased diversity within the format? Our panelists work on both mainstream and independent projects. Moderator David Brothers will lead the discussion with Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy), Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy), Gene Yang (The Shadow Hero, American Born Chinese), Ethan Young (Nanjing) and Jeremy Whitley (Princeless).

Schedule of events
12-12:15 Introduction to the afternoon
12:15-1:15pm Gender Panel
1:15-1:30pm Break
1:30-2:30pm Out of the Closet and Into the Library
2:30pm-2:45pm Break
2:45-3:45pm #WeNeedDiverseComics
3:45-4:00pm Wrap Up

Presented by the Graphic Novels & Comics Member Initiative Group; Special thanks to Viz Media for sponsoring the AV equipment for the Discussion Forum.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Zines in Libraries: Collecting, Cataloging, and Community [$] Affiliate Event, Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Moscone Convention Center
2007 (W)
Description :

Zines offer a unique way for libraries to expand their print collections and connect with their communities in a time when so much of our work is going digital. Handmade publications that can cover any subject, many zines represent perspectives rarely covered in other print media. Zines offer a range of programming opportunities for youth and adults alike. Participants in the workshop will learn from librarians who have brought zines into their collections, as well as those who have used zines for programming and outreach. Topics include what zines are, the history of zines, how libraries are incorporating them, and ways that they are being used to connect with community. You will leave with ideas and concrete steps for getting started with zines in your institution, no matter your budget or institutional culture.

Sponsors :
AFL
Affiliate Organization
Cost :
$15

Friday, June 26 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 10:00pm
ALAplay 2015 Social event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 07
Description :

Make your way to ALAPlay for a free evening of open gaming, learning and exploration centered around games, graphic novels and cosplay. Come play some of the newest games in ALA's game library and also be sure join our guests Paizo, Fantasy Flight, and Academy Games. We are also be running an Unpub at ALAPlay this year. Local game designers and librarians will be bringing in their unpublished games for playing and feedback from attendees, with prizes being handed out for the best rated games. If you have a tabletop game design that you would like to bring, share and get feedback on, get in touch with Brian Mayer (bmayer@gvboces.org).

So come and play at ALA!

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Gaming for All: Level the Playing Field for People with Disabilities Program Moscone Convention Center
2010 (W)
Description :

Gaming is a great way to invigorate library programs, bring in new users and bridge the digital divide. Join AbleGamers, Brooklyn and DC Public Libraries for an interactive panel discussion. Learn how to compliment traditional services with cutting-edge accessible gaming for patrons of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re a teen hanging out after school, a college student looking for a break, a returning veteran, or a senior on an Exergaming Bowling team, gaming beckons.

8:30am - 10:00am
How Makerspaces and DIY Science Can Promote STEM Learning at Every Age Author Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
124 (N)
Description :

Long before atom-smashers and deep-space probes, there were no separate classes of people labeled scientists or inventors. Fundamental breakthroughs in science and technology were made by ordinary people who felt a passion to explore, build, and create with the tools at hand. Today, the economic importance of STEM is greater than ever, and devices like 3D printers and rich sources of scientific understanding online can empower individuals to new success—if they are properly motivated to engage with STEM subjects and if they have access to those resources. The role that libraries can play in making those connections has therefore never been more crucial.

John Rennie, editorial director of MHE’s AccessScience, will lead this panel of Makerspace innovators and leading librarians. They will discuss the best practices for libraries that want to encourage hands-on exploration and curiosity-driven learning of STEM subjects, with case studies from successful programs across a wide range of ages. They will also look at exciting new information resources that can help libraries and their users develop the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in a Maker-friendly world.

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
Best/Worst Comics and Manga for Kids Program Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 2
Description :

Join us as an opinionated group of comics bloggers, retailers, and librarians rant and rave about the best new comics and manga for kids that debuted in the past year, the continuing series most worth reading, the most anticipated upcoming releases, and of course, the worst books that you'd best avoid. Panelists include Deb Aoki (MangaComicsManga), Juliette Capra (Fantastic Comics), and Dave Roman (Goosebumps, Kids' Comics Revolution podcast). Moderator: Eva Volin (Alameda Free Library)

Presented by the Graphic Novels & Comics Member Initiative Group

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
International Games Day Committee Meeting (GameRT) Committee meeting Moscone Convention Center
222 (S)
Description :

Help us level up International Games Day @ your library even higher!

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 - 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 - 12:00pm
Saturday Ignite Session: Here It Is, Your Moment of Zen Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

Stale book displays could learn a thing or two from the Daily Show. By using short messages that are funny, inspired by pop culture, and ever-so-slightly irreverent, displays can be transformed from static fixtures to conversation starters that draw in users and demonstrate that 'those stuffy librarians' have a sense of humor.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Expedition Information Literacy: Adventures in Puppetry & Library Instruction Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 20
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

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
Multi-Voice "Radio Play" Mystery Drama Author Event, Exhibitor session, Social event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Grand BR A
Description :

Blackstone Audio presents a multi-Voice "Radio-Play" mystery dramatization written by McCavity Award-winning author, Brian Freeman. The narrator role will be performed by Freeman and actor/narrator, Joe Barrett, will play the male roles. The female roles will be shared by Karen Kleckner Keefe and Booklist editor Rebecca Vnuk.

The story, "Spitting Devil", features the character Lieutenant Jonathan Stride of the psychological suspense series, published by Blackstone Audio written by Freeman and narrated by Barrett.
This will be a unique and enjoyable event sure to draw a crowd of audio-loving librarian folk!

Brian Freeman (www.bfreemanbooks.com) is a bestselling author of psychological thrillers. His books have been sold in 46 countries and appeared in 20 languages. His novel SPILLED BLOOD won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the International Thriller Writers Awards. All of his books are available in audio editions from Blackstone.
Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has won the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as John Irving, Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.
Librarian Rebecca Vnuk is the Editor for Reference and Collection Management at Booklist Magazine. Little-known fact: she is also an accomplished actress, with a degree in Musical Theater.

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library. She is a reviewer for Booklist Magazine and creator of the ShelfRenewal blog with her partner in crime, Rebecca Vnuk.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:30pm
The History and Evolving Acceptance of Collecting LGBT Materials in Libraries Program Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 2
Description :

An academic librarian, a public librarian, a school librarian and a panelist with broad historical LGBT materials collection experience will discuss the past and present state of LGBT materials collection in libraries. The discussion may include availability of LGBT materials in libraries, communities’ acceptance of LGBT materials in libraries, and how LGBT materials are being defined with evolving attitudes and perceptions in America. The program will conclude with a discussion about the future of collecting LGBT materials.

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Welcome to Night Vale and Libraries—The Role of Librarians in the Podcast and Forthcoming Novel Program Moscone Convention Center
3011 (W)
Description :

Librarians play a unique role in the wildly popular comedic podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, a fictional community radio show that “belongs to a particular strain of American gothic that encompasses The Twilight Zone, Stephen King and Twin Peaks, with a bit of Tremors thrown in” (The Guardian). Located somewhere in the Great American Southwest, Night Vale is a fictional desert town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace. But the most fearsome creatures of all are librarians—malevolent beings who are not to be trusted and are believed responsible for the establishment’s high fatality rate—“well above the national average for libraries.” A faceless spectre is rumored to roam the Night Vale Public Library’s Biography section (which contains only 33 copies of the official biography of Helen Hunt). “Remember,” warns Cecil Baldwin, host of Welcome to Night Vale, “if confronted by a librarian while looking for a book to check out, do not attempt to escape by climbing a tree. There are no trees in the library. And the precious moments it will take you to look around and realize this will allow the librarian to strike. Don’t become a statistic."
Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, co-creators of the podcast and authors of the forthcoming novel Welcome to Night Vale (Harper Perennial, October 2015) talk about why librarians play such a unique role in the Night Vale universe and how librarians can leverage the podcast’s enormous popularity among teens and young adults through community-building programming, listening parties, and book release events.
Moderating the panel is Robin Brenner, Reference and Teen Librarian at the Public Library of Brookline, MA, who regularly hosts Welcome to Night Vale listening parties at her library. Brenner is an active member of YALSA, and has served on multiple awards committees. She is the editor-in-chief of the graphic novel review website, No Flying No Tights.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 4:00pm
“Making” connections across campuses: the Library Lego Playing Station Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 14
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Adventures in the Archives Program Moscone Convention Center
3004 (W)
Description :

The Bay Area is a focal point for the non-traditional in American Culture, including non-traditional repositories of materials that lie outside the realms of books and manuscripts. Join moderator Jessica Smith, collections manager at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, as she discusses collecting, preserving, and providing access to materials documenting creative work in the fields of cartooning, motion picture production, and more with Andrew Farago from the Cartoon Art Museum, Corry Kanzenberg from theCharles M. Schulz Museum, Juliet Roth and Christine Freeman from Pixar Studios, and Miki Bulos from theLucas Research Library at Skywalker Ranch.

Presented by the Graphic Novels & Comics Member Initiative Group

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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