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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)
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Book Buzz Theater: Macmillan, HarperCollins and Sterling Exhibitor session, Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Three's Company. The best in Fall 2015 Adult books from Virgina with HarperCollins, Talia with Macmillan and Chris with Sterling.

Sponsors :
ALA
UNO
American Library Association (ALA)
Unofficial Event
1:30pm - 2:30pm
What's Cooking @ ALA - Tanya Holland: Brown Sugar Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - What's Cooking Stage
Description :

Chef, owner, urban pioneer, and restaurateur of Brown Sugar Kitchen, Tanya is the sweetness you need. She was formally trained at La Varenne and is a former Food Network personality. Her first cookbook, New Soul Cooking, was published in '03 and this is an excellent addition to her profile.
Sponsored by Chronicle Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Now Showing @ ALA: Regarding Susan Sontag Other Moscone Convention Center
123 (N)
Description :

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. The documentary explores Sontag’s life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, read by actress Patricia Clarkson. From her early infatuation with books and her first experience in a gay bar; from her marriage in adolescence to her last lover, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism still resonate today. More than any other thinker of her day, Sontag was watched, viewed, photographed and stared at. She was gazed at, and she looked back, very carefully, particularly at language and metaphor and at photography and what she called “the ecology of images.” REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG gives viewers the chance to watch Sontag while she examines the world.
Runtime: 100 minutes
Preview: http://sontagfilm.org/trailer

Sponsored by Question Why Films, GLBRT

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:30pm - 4:30pm
LITA Board of Directors Other Moscone Convention Center
276 (S)
Description :

LITA Board of Directors

1:30pm - 5:30pm
Board of Directors Meeting I (ACRL) Committee meeting, Other Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Imperial B
Description :

Meeting I of the ACRL Board of Directors

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Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Mobile App Presentation: ERIC Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Mobile App Pavilion
Description :

Mobile App Presentation: ERIC

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Check Out a Librarian Other Moscone Convention Center
104 (N)
Description :

Are you a job seeker? Looking to find your librarian niche? Want to move up the librarianship ladder but not sure how? Are you interested in some of ALA's amazing programs or getting involved in activities? Well, we have an event just for you! Join us to talk with working librarians who are doing great and interesting things with their careers. Find out how to get a job, move into a more specialized area, or move into your career goals. All types of libraries will be represented. Libraries are changing and you need to be ready! No appointment needed.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries Announcement: The Art of Selection and Acquisition and Presentation of the 2015 ALA Grants Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

An educational panel about how you determine which kinds of graphic novels and comics to purchase for your library. How do reader demographics impact collection development? Who is reading graphic novels and comics in the library? How does the advent of digital graphic novels and comics impact book selection and does the popularity of a digital books translate into the purchase of hard copies? These and other questions will be explored by Jack Baur from the Berkeley Public Library, Katie Monnin, PhD from the University of North Florida, Caitlin McGurk from the Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and moderated by John Shableski.

The panel will be preceded by the presentation of the 2015 ALA Will Eisner Graphic Novel Innovation Grant and Growth Grant. Learn how your library can apply for next year’s grants.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
PopTop Stage - The Sounds of Romance in the Library-The Art of Narrating Audiobooks from Bonnet Busters to Bodice Rippers and Beyond Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

Already one of the most popular genres within a library's print collection, Romantic Fiction covers a broad spectrum of materials suited to a diverse patron base. But what happens when these words lift off the page into a life of their own through an audio recording? Join three of the audiobook industry's most popular narrators for insights into how they prepare for a recording, what goes into making a professional recording suitable to both the material and the audience and listen to some live examples of their work. Live examples including Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse Series, Robyn Carr's Virgin River Series and Jayne Ann Krentz's River Road and Trust No One.

Sponsored by Recorded Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting II (AASL) Other Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Yosemite C
Description :

Meeting of the officers of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Board of Directors.

Saturday, June 27 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 2:45pm
Mobile App Presentation: BluuBeam Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Mobile App Pavilion
Description :

Mobile App Presentation: BluuBeam

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Book Buzz Theater: Open Road Media Exhibitor session, Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Contemporary and Classic Iconic Literature

Join us for a sneak peak at the Open Road Summer and Fall titles for adults and children. Find your favorites from a great selection of titles newly avaiable in ebook to brand new books originating in digital format. In addition to presenting our "don't miss" titles we will also answer questions about carrying ebooks in your library: how, why, who, how much and more. Goody bags available for the first 100 attendees!

Sponsors :
ALA
UNO
American Library Association (ALA)
Unofficial Event
2:30pm - 3:30pm
What's Cooking @ ALA - Julie Morris: Superfood Snacks Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - What's Cooking Stage
Description :

Los Angeles based, this natural foods chef, on-camera personality, and bestselling cookbook author is an internationally known pioneer in cooking with superfoods. Her previous books include the Superfood Kitchen, Superfood Smoothies, and Superfood Juices. She creates beneficial, beautiful foods that feel as good as they taste and will share her recipes and tips with you in her Saturday session.

Sponsored by Sterling Publishing

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
CDW: Lessons From Hiring Librarians Other Moscone Convention Center
104 (N)
Description :

Emily Weak, founder of the blog Hiring Librarians, will reveal lessons learned from interviews with hundreds of people who hire librarians and nearly 600 job hunters. The workshop will use the Hiring Librarians survey format to also look at the job hunting experiences of attendees, in order to help develop personalized strategies for finding work.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Graphic Novel / Gaming Stage - Award Winning Authors: Their Books, Process, and the Future Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage
Description :

Cece Bell, Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki as Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz honor-winning authors discuss these topics and the importance of graphic novels being recognized.

Sponsored by First Second Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
PopTop Stage - Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, & Deborah Biancotti: Zeroes - Book Collaboration Other Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

The art of storytelling and book collaboration is a panel discussion spearheaded by author Scott Westerfeld. Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction.

Sponsored by Simon & Schuster

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session Other Moscone Convention Center
134-135 (N)
Description :

This meeting is held in accordance with ALA Policy A.4.2.5.2, which calls for at least one session of the ALA Council to be held with the Executive Board prior to the regular meetings of Council. Any member of the Association may participate in this information session.

Sponsors :
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Sustaining Yourself 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 4 will help librarians personally map the components that feed their motivation and commitment for community work.

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)

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