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Saturday, June 27 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Book Buzz Theater: Scholastic and Simon & Schuster Exhibitor session, Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Buzz with Scholastic and Simon & Schuster Children's/Adult

Join Simon & Schuster and Scholastic to hear about all the latest in children's, young adult, and adult titles - you won't be able to help buzzing about these books when you attend this session!

Sponsors :
ALA
UNO
American Library Association (ALA)
Unofficial Event
9:30am - 12:30pm
Booklist Editorial Advisory Board Meeting [Closed] Other Hotel Nikko
Carmel 2
Description :

This meeting is for members of the Booklist Editorial Advisory Board Meeting.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:15am
Mobile App Presentation: Bluefire Productions Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Mobile App Pavilion
Description :

Mobile App Presentation: Bluefire Productions

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Mark Siegel: The History and Growth of First Second Books Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Editorial Director and Founder of First Second Books, Mark is the publisher of several award-winning, best-selling, high-quality graphic novels. He will discuss the history of First Second and, with the help of librarians, its growth over the years.

Sponsored by First Second Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
PopTop Stage - Muon Van & April Chu: In a Village by the Sea Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Written by Muon and illustrated by April, In a Village by the Sea is a story expressing the desire for home and supports the concept of diverse cultures. Muon left Vietnam as an infant as part of the "boat people, and April returned to her true passion of illustration after a career in architecture as the two collaborate in their storytelling.

Sponsored by Creston Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 10:45am
Mobile App Presentation: Libib Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Mobile App Pavilion
Description :

Mobile App Presentation: Libib

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:15am
Conversation Starter: You Have My Empathy: What Does Empathy Look Like in the Library? Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

Whether during reference, programming, or outreach, empathy plays an essential role in everyday interactions between patrons and librarians. But these "soft", empathetic services are rarely openly discussed on the job and often unacknowledged by the public. Why? In this session, the presenter will use current research to highlight what empathy looks like in the library, why it is important, why it is so invisible, how it can be used to support the work we do, and how to provide these services within professional guidelines.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Book Buzz Theater: Charlesbridge Exhibitor session, Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Reading Picture Books With Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking About What We See

Join Megan Dowd Lambert to discuss The Whole Book Approach, an interactive way to get children talking about picture books and what they hear and see during storytime. Developed by Megan while at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, this tried and tested method focuses on the picture book as a visual art form and invites kids to become active participants during shared reading. Join Megan and author/illustrator David Hyde Costello to share anecdotes, learn tips and gain access to road-tested techniques to get kids thinking with their ears and their eyes.

Sponsors :
ALA
UNO
American Library Association (ALA)
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Bookmobile Saturday: Making the Bookmobile Purchase – Tips from Leading Vendors Other Moscone Convention Center
200-212 (S)
Description :

Looking to purchase a bookmobile? There are many things to consider, from size, layout, furnishings, electronics, connectivity, green technologies, and much more. Part of Bookmobile Saturday, this hour-long panel discussion will feature representatives from leading bookmobile manufacturers including Farber Specialty Vehicles and OBS Specialty Vehicles, Inc. as they discuss the cutting edge developments in bookmobiles today, as well as what to expect when going through the purchasing process. This session is free to all attendees of ALA Annual Conference.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Emerging Leaders 2015 Wrap-Up [Closed] Other Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate C3
Description :

This session is designed to allow the participants in the 2015 class of the Emerging Leaders an opportunity to debrief and process their experience in the program. Emerging Leader sponsors and member guides are welcomed to attend.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
10:30am - 11:30am
General Membership Meeting (ACRL LPSS) Other Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 5
Description :

Meeting for all members of the Law and Political Science Section of ACRL. This is a great opportunity for new and continuing members to come meet other LPSS-ers, discuss initiatives to advance librarianship in political science and law, and get involved.

If you're new to LPSS or thinking of joining, this is a great chance to check us out. We're a small and friendly section, and if you're looking for volunteer opportunities, we can find a place for you!

10:30am - 11:30am
What's Cooking @ ALA - Leanne Brown: Good & Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - What's Cooking Stage
Description :

Leanne wrote Good & Cheap as the capstone for her master's in food studies from NYU. The premise is simple: cooking nutritious meals on the tight budget of $4 a day, which is roughly how much the people in SNAP, the federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are allocated each day in food stamps.

Sponsored by Workman Publishing Company

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Now Showing @ ALA: 50 Children Other Moscone Convention Center
123 (N)
Description :

In the spring of 1939, Gilbert and Eleanor embarked on a risky and unlikely mission. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, they rescued 50 Jewish children from Vienna and brought them to the United States.
Steven Pressman, the director, producer and writer of the Emmy-nominated 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus, will introduce the film and participate in a brief post-screening Q&A. Steve is also the author of "50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple's Extraordinary Rescue Mission Into the Heart of Nazi Germany"(HarperCollins, hardcover and paperback).
Runtime: 62 minutes
Preview: http://www.50childrenfilm.com/The_Film.html
Distributed by 7th Art Releasing http://www.7thart.com/films/50-Children

Sponsored by 7th Art Releasing and HarperCollins Publishers

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:00pm
Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Turn Quiz Other Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 301 & 303
Description :

All communities have challenges. Librarians are uniquely positioned to help conquer them—given the right tools. Through four hands-on sessions, Harwood Institute coaches will show you how to leverage your trusted position in the community you serve to engage people on issues that matter to them. Each stand-alone session focuses on a single tool; taken together, they become a powerful framework for engaging community and leading change. Session 2 will introduce librarians to the "Turn Quiz" tool, enabling them to assess the focus of their efforts in the community as they shift their orientation from internal to external. To access the tools that will be used in this session, please visit: http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/libraries-transforming-communit....

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:15am
Mobile App Presentation: PressReader Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Mobile App Pavilion
Description :

Mobile App Presentation: PressReader

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Academy of Games Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Uwe Eickert, representing the Academy will discuss "What makes a game an effective learning tool?". Well designed games engage youth in a decision making process with anticipation and resolution cycles hooking them into wanting to play and explore the game's subject matter in greater depth.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
PopTop Stage - Chris Baty: No Plot? No Problem! Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Founder of the National Novel Writing month back in 1999, Chris works as a teacher, speaker, and writer. Most of us feel we have a great story within us that is aching to get onto the page and into a book. While we may be crafting an intricate mystery, an intense romance, or a poignant memoir in our heads, it's another challenge to write it. This challenge motivated him and the outcome was the handbook to making the most of that No Plot? No Problem!.

Sponsored by Chronicle Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday Ignite Session: Adventures in Preschool Science Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

STEAM programs are currently all the rage in libraries and schools across the world, but what about our youngest patrons? How can they participate in hands-on learning and critical thinking? Find out how and why one library system brought STEAM learning to its preschool aged patrons, and their parents, during a six week summer program. Don’t let your preschoolers be left out of these unique learning opportunities! You can give them and their parents the tools needed to become engaged life-long learners.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday Ignite Session: Diversity's Action Plan Other Moscone Convention Center
130 (N)
Description :

Can the decades-old problem of the lack of diversity in children's book publishing be solved? Jason Low, publisher of LEE & LOW BOOKS (an independent press that specializes in diversity, founded in 1991), addresses the realities of publishing diverse books and offers actionable steps that publishers and librarians can take to move the needle.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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)

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