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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)

Friday, June 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
RUSA 101 First-TimeAttendeeSessions, Other, Social event Westin St. Francis
Tower Salon A & B
Description :

If you’re new to RUSA or a longtime member looking for an opportunity to connect with other members and ways to get involved, make sure to put RUSA 101 on your calendar! Spend an hour with us on Friday from 3-4p.m. before heading off to the opening of the exhibit floor. Sponsored by all RUSA Sections.

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
AAP/LIBRARYREADS’ BOOK-A-LICIOUS BREAKFAST! Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate B
Description :

The AAP and LibraryReads invite you to hear from six fantastic authors in a breakfast sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Book signing to follow event.

Hear from authors:
Charles Belfoure, author of House of Thieves (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno (Hogarth)
Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Books)
Nnedi Okorafor, author of Lagoon (Simon & Schuster/Saga Press)
Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches (Little, Brown & Co.)
Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed (Picador/Macmillan)

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

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
8:30am - 10:00am
Bookmobile Saturday - Bringing Service Beyond the Library's Walls Program Moscone Convention Center
2008 (W)
Description :

Every day, bookmobiles bring the world to the communities they serve, extending library programs, services and much more beyond the library’s physical walls. Join bookmobilers from the Bay Area and beyond as they discuss innovative mobile outreach programs and initiatives. Part of Bookmobile Saturday, this 90-minute panel discussion is open to all attendees of ALA Annual Conference.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
HarperCollins Adult Book Buzz Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
3006 (W)
Description :

The HarperCollins Library Marketing team is pleased to present forthcoming titles for Fall 2015. Get the inside track on your favorite authors and discover a few new ones! Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

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
Reading into the Future: Tips and Tools for Staying on Top of the Book World Program Moscone Convention Center
2016 (W)
Description :

It’s a big book world, and someone’s gotta read it. Keeping up with the burgeoning world of publishing and popular culture can appear daunting, but it can be done! Be the first to know (instead of the last to hear) about reading trends and hot new titles.Join a panel of experts who will share practical techniques and invaluable resources to help you keep up with the current literary scene. Learn strategies to maximize your reading time, stay ahead of your patrons, and position yourself as a crucial literary resource in your library community.

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 - 12:00pm
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)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday Ignite Session: Not Another Sad Gay Love Story: LGBTQ+ Romances for your Library Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

#weneeddiversebooks includes romance novels. There are too many cases of LGBTQ romances ending in tragedy throughout media, but that isn’t the case any longer. Niche publishers are stepping up and publishing excellent romances for a wide range of queer identities including: transgender and genderqueer people, fluid identities that don’t fit in any one label, and asexuality. Let’s get these titles onto the shelves and into the hands of the patrons who need and want them.

I’ll provide lighting book talks, author reviews, and publisher summaries to give you some familiarity with the genre’s and sub-genres within the LGBTQ+ romance field.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

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

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 - 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)

Saturday, June 27 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Announcement and Reception [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hotel Nikko
Nikko Ballroom
Description :

The eagerly anticipated announcement and presentation of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, ALA’s only single-book awards for adult trade fiction and nonfiction, is followed by a chance to mingle at the dessert and drinks reception. The two books chosen as winners from the shortlist of six will be announced. Both winners attended the 2014 event to receive their medals and offered inspiring, entertaining remarks. Keynote speaker is best-selling author, actor, and NBA MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Cosponsored by Booklist and RUSA. Purchase tickets here: http://alaac15.ala.org/ticketed-events#RUSA.

Cost :
ALA Members $35; Non-ALA Members $35; RUSA Members $25

Sunday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Literary Tastes Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
West Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor
Description :

Listen to some of the year’s best authors discuss their works and the craft of writing while enjoying the company of other book lovers. This year we are featuring Katherine Addison (Goblin Emperor), Amy Belding Brown (Flight of the Sparrow), Stuart Rojstaczer (The Mathematician's Shiva), Jo Walton (My Real Children) and Ashley Weaver (Murder at the Brightwell) followed by a book signing with each. All Annual Conference registrants are invited! Light refreshments served. This event is sponsored by Penguin RandomHouse, Macmillan Publishers, and Ingram Content Group.

Sunday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
From Podcast to Panels: Taking The Thrilling Adventure Hour to Graphic Novels! Program Moscone Convention Center
3010 (W)
Description :

Ben Acker and Ben Blacker talk about the challenges, surprises, and successes in adapting their hit podcast The Thrilling Adventure Hour into two Image Comics series — the sci-fi western Sparks Nevada and the supernatural adventure Beyond Belief. What is it like to take radio plays into the dynamic, visual medium of comics? Find out in this conversation with the writers of some of the hottest podcast serials out there!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
The 2015 Alex Awards Program Moscone Convention Center
2002 (W)
Description :

The 2015 Alex Award winners--what they are and how to sell them to young adults--are highlighted in this panel presentation featuring winning authors Anthony Doerr, Zak Ebrahim, Michael Koryta, Kate Racculia, and John Scalzi. The Alex Award is given to the top 10 books that appeal to young adults, and is administered by YALSA and sponsored by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust and Booklist.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Establishing National Regional Resource Centers to Integrate Resource Development of Public Libraries Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Poster Session - Poster 2
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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