2015 ALA Annual Conference - ALSC Daily Schedule

Read COGNOTES (ALA’s conference daily newspaper) for late-breaking conference news, including new additions to the program, changes (including cancellations and room changes) and reporting.  Don’t miss new programs – or those inevitable room changes or cancellations.  
MCC – Moscone Convention Center (Note: N, S, W after the room numbers are directional.  N=North Building, S=South Building, W=West Building)
GRAND – Grand Hyatt San Francisco
HIL – Hilton San Francisco Union Square
INTER – InterContinental San Francisco
MAR – Marriott Marquis San Francisco
NIKKO – Hotel Nikko
PARC – Parc 55 San Francisco
WEST – Westin St. Francis
* = Closed Meeting 

Thursday, 6/25 

2:00 - 4:15 p.m.

ALSC Executive Committee - MCC-276 (S)

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

AASL/ALSC/YALSA Joint Executive Committees - MCC-125 (N)

Friday, 6/26 

11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Also Truly Distinguished: An Afternoon with ALSC, Honoring the 2015 Honor Winners. (Preconference; separate registration required.) - MCC-2003 (W)
The 2015 Honor Book recipients for the Newbery, Caldecott, Batchelder, Pura Belpré, Sibert and Geisel awards get their moment in the sun (or San Francisco fog) as we honor them, and the history and tradition of ALSC Honor Books and their creators.  For agenda details and speakers, visit the ALSC Preconference page.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ALSC Board of Directors - MAR-Yerba Buena Salon 10

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

2016 Awards/Notable Committee Chairs Orientation - HIL-Executive Boardroom

Saturday, 6/27 

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Priority Group Consultants Meeting - MCC-226 (S)
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
2016 Carnegie Award/Notable Children's Videos Committee - NIKKO-Olympic Boardroom
2016 Geisel Award Committee* - MCC-218 (S)
Managing the Future: Supporting Your Youth Services Innovators - MCC-2011 (W)
Youth services librarians are innovative by nature. They work collaboratively to come up with some seriously out of the box library services, working to fit their offerings to their customers’ needs. How can supervisors and systems support and nourish these librarians, so that their most forward-thinking minds don’t get discouraged and leave or calcify? How can youth services librarians sell their outrageous ideas so that managers understand and support them?
New Immigrants, New Approaches: Serving Your Community's Deep Diversity with Programming and Acquisition - MCC-3001 (W)
With continuous news stories and rhetoric about “illegal” immigrants and “Islamification” of the Western world, how do you change the conversation about “new arrivals” and welcome diverse neighbors into the library community?
This workshop will present research demonstrating the power of diverse books to reduce prejudice, guidelines and programming models for sharing diverse immigrant stories with communities, book lists, and other resources. The workshop will include:
  • Overview of contemporary U.S. immigration
  • Stages of adjustment for refugee and immigrant children
  • How children’s books can reduce prejudice with both long-term residents and new arrival groups
  • How to use books to promote understanding & connection, with examples of successful community programming
  • Online searchable database of new arrival literature
  • Other resources & group sharing
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
2016 Caldecott Award Committee* - HIL-Mason Room
2016 Wilder Award Committee* - HIL-Golden Gate 8

Leadership and ALSC​ - PARC-Embarcadero
Come and learn about association highlights, particularly ALSC’s new white paper, “Media Mentorship in Libraries Serving Youth." The session will feature Lisa Guernsey, director of the New America’s Early Education Initiative, author of Screen Time: How Electronic Media- From Baby Videos to Educational Software- affects your Young Child, and TEDxMidAtlantic presenter on media mentorship. Guernsey will focus on how our work as media mentors fits into the broader world and other disciplines with the common goal of supporting children and families in developmentally appropriate ways to support future academic success. 
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
2016 Notable Children's Books Committee (Procedural) - MCC-3022 (W)
2016 Sibert Award Committee* - HIL-Union Square 09
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Passion, Purpose and Partnership: All Around Town, All Around the State - MCC-3009 (W)
The All Around Town, All Around the State initiative began with Richland Library's (S.C.) passion for bringing books and children together. Richland Library, the Columbia Museum of Art, and the South Carolina State Library partnered to reach more than 2,500 at-risk third-grade students in S.C. This cross-curricular literacy program was designed to introduce children to the work of two celebrated African-American artists--Dinah Johnson and Richard Samuel Roberts, and to promote literacy across South Carolina.
The Raising of America: How Libraries Can Make a Difference for Our Babies and Young Children - MCC-3007 (W)
Come view a screening of the groundbreaking PBS documentary -- "The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation" -- followed by a moderated discussion on how libraries can play pivotal roles in building safe, secure, and nurturing communities so all kids have the opportunity for a strong start. Join the filmmakers, child development experts, and the California State Library's "Early Learning with Families" staff in conversation.
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
2016 Notable Children's Books Committee - MCC-3022 (W)
Board of Directors Orientation - MAR-Sierra Suite H
1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
2016 Newbery Award Committee* - HIL-Union Square 12
2016 Notable Children's Recordings - INTER-Patri
2016 Odyssey Award Committee* - MAR-Sierra Suite J
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
AASL/ALSC/YALSA Joint Legislation Committees - MCC-2010 (W)
ALSC 101 - MCC-133 (N)
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
2016 Arbuthnot Award Committee* - HIL-Seacliff Room
2016 Batchelder Award Committee* - INTER-Montgomery
2016 Belpré Award Committee* - MCC-224 (S)
2016 Geisel Award Committee* - MCC-111 (N)
2016 Sibert Award Committee* - MAR-Pacific Suite E
2017 Arbuthnot Award Committee* - HIL-Van Ness Room

Sunday, 6/28 

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

2016 Geisel Award Committee* - MCC-224 (S)

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

2016 Belpré Award Committee* - HIL-Union Square 10
2016 Caldecott Award Committee* - MAR-Sierra Suite F
2016 Newbery Award Committee* - HIL-Union Square 11
2016 Odyssey Award Committee* - HIL-Union Square 12
2016 Sibert Award Committee* - MAR-Sierra Suite E

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Budget Committee - MCC-264 (S)

10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

All Committee - MCC-Esplanade 304

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

All Discussion Groups - MAR-Golden Gate 3C
Collection Management Discussion Group - HIL-Golden Gate 3

Babies Need Words Every Day: Bridging the Word Gap as a Community - MCC-2014 (W)
Last summer, the ALSC Board made a commitment to join the “Bridging the Thirty-Million Word Gap” initiative. The ALSC Office and the Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee have joined the effort by creating posters that can help inspire parents to talk with their children. Join us to talk about the initiative and how communities are investing in relationships to create common goals and increase children’s exposure to language.
Summer Learning: A Family Affair - MCC-2022 (W)
Your library’s summer reading program is an opportunity for families to enjoy learning and enrichment activities together. Without these summer learning experiences, children often slip down the “summer slide” and return to school unprepared to learn at grade level. Families want the best for their children, but they may lack the tools to prevent summer learning loss. In this session, you will learn how to use your library’s summer reading program to increase parent engagement and promote family literacy.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

2016 Wilder Award Committee* - HIL-Marina Room

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

2015 Belpré Award Celebración​ - INTER-Intercontinental BR

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

2016 Notable Children's Books Committee - MCC-3022 (W)
2016 Notable Children's Recordings Committee - INTER-Patri

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) Presents: How to Move from Talk to Action - MCC-2005 (W)
WNDB believes that librarians are in a perfect position to be the wave of change needed to bring diverse books to center stage. Not only by reaching out to those readers who traditionally do not see themselves reflected in children's literature, but by bringing diversity to all children. Attendees will discuss how best to book talk diverse titles and will be given strategies to engage in constructive dialogue with regards to those diverse books (classic and modern) that may perpetuate stereotypes. Panelists will also discuss issues of privilege, bias, and cultural context and the importance of the ongoing need for diverse narratives.

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

2016 Batchelder Award Committee* - MCC-214 (S)
2016 Geisel Award Committee* - MCC-224 (S)

6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder Banquet - HIL-Grand Ballroom B
This annual grand celebration honors the 2015 Newbery, Caldecott, and Wilder Medalists and Honorees - creators of the year’s most distinguished books for children.

Monday, 6/29 

8:00 - 10:30 a.m.

2015 ALSC Awards Presentation - MCC-3006 (W)

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

ALSC Membership Meeting - MCC-3000 (W)

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Charlemae Rollins President's Program -- More to the Core: From the Craft of Nonfiction to the Expertise in the Stacks - MCC-2001 (W)
Awarding-winning author and illustrator Melissa Sweet and literacy advocate Judy Cheatham, VP of Literacy Services at Reading Is Fundamental, share the stage to present an informational and inspirational look at the creation of excellent nonfiction and the matchmaking of great books and kids who need them. Libraries’ role in innovative implementation of programs and services to support the Common Core Standards is a central skill and an important contribution to the communities we serve.  Even if CCS isn’t a part of your educational landscape, great nonfiction books – how they are created and ways to connect them to children and families is central to our craft and critical to our ability to collaborate with our communities. Let’s be inspired together!

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

2016 Notable Children's Books Committee - MCC-3022 (W)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Budget Committee - MCC-214 (S)

3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Odyssey Award Presentation - MCC-2014 (W)

Tuesday, 6/30 

1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Board of Directors - MAR-Yerba Buena Salon 10