ALSC events at ALA Annual Conference

ALA Annual Conference - Las Vegas
June 26 - July 1, 2014

Below is information about ALSC's educational programs taking place at ALA Annual Conference.  Room locations will be posted when available.

LVCC - Las Vegas Convention Center                    FLAM - Flamingo Las Vegas
BALLY - Bally's Las Vegas                                   LVH - Las Vegas Hotel *
CAP - Caesars Palace*                                        PARIS - Paris Las Vegas
*Co-Headquarters Hotels

Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday

*Closed meeting

Thursday, June 26 

2 - 4:30 pm
ALSC Executive Committee - LVCC-N216

4:30 - 6 pm
Joint Executive Committees (AASL, ALSC, YALSA) - LVCC-N201

Friday, June 27 

9 am - 4 pm
USBBY Board of Directors - LVCC-N224

1 - 4 pm
ALSC Board of Directors I - LVCC-N202

7 - 9 pm
2015 Award/Notable Chairs Orientation - PARIS-Bordeaux

Saturday, June 28 

7 - 8:30 am
Priority Group Consultants - CAP-Genoa

8:30 - 10 a.m.
2015 Geisel Committee* - LVCC-N211
2015 Carnegie/Notable Video Committee - CAP-Imperial

8:30 - 11:30 am
2015 Caldecott Committee* - HIL-Diamond

The Apps Are All Right! Exploring the Role of Apps in Children's and Teen Services - LVCC-S230
Designed as a primer for children’s and teen librarians, this session offers a dynamic overview of the place of the app as a new format within our profession. Four panelists will provide relevant research and examples from practice with diverse populations of children and teens. Participants will also be invited to explore the continuously evolving rationale for strengthening the role of the children’s and teen librarian in app recommendation for the communities we serve.

Every Child Ready to Read 2: Does It Really Work? Evaluating the Program - LVCC-S228
What research and evaluation has been done to determine whether ECRR2 is really supporting our children? What are the research results? How can you use their results to support your work? Two IMLS research grants will be discussed: Project VIEWS and Bringing Home Literacy: determining the impact of library programming on parent behavior. Research results will be shared and discussed. Other research on using ECRR2 with in home child cares will be shared.

8:30 - 11:30 am
Leadership & ALSC - CAP-Roman I & III
Biting Into the Core: How Public Librarians Support Student Success. Come join us to take a look at a new toolkit that will help public librarians support students and educators in schools that are adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This session will give public librarians tools, tricks, and strategies to work with children, parents, teachers, and school librarians. Learn about some important CCSS basics, resources you can use immediately in your library, and tools for planning a parent event about the CCSS. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Presdenters include: Janet Ingraham Dywer, Maeve Visser-Knoth, and Kathryn Roots Lewis

2015 Wilder Committee* - LVCC-N212

10:30 - 11:30 am
2015 Sibert Committee* - LVCC-N215
Joint Legislation Committees (AASL, ALSC, YALSA) - LVH-Conference Room 03
Notable Children's Books (Procedural Meeting) - LVCC-N114

What No Tchotskes? Creating an Experience-Based Summer Program - LVCC-S231
Looking to better engage your summer reading patrons? Hear from a panel of librarians who have incorporated 21st century skills into their programs, to create dynamic customer driven learning experiences. Summer Reading should be a time for exploration and discovery. Learn how your library can drop the incentives, increase your programs participation, and inspire patrons’ creativity.

1 - 2:30 pm
2015 Nominating Committee I* - FLAM-Bryce Board Room

1 - 4 pm
Board Orientation - LVCC-N202
2015 Notable Children's Books Committee - LVCC-N114

1 - 5:30 pm
2015 Newbery Committee* - LVCC-N229
2015 Odyssey Committee* - FLAM-Lake Mead II
2015 Notable Children's Recordings Committee - FLAM-Reno I

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
ALSC 101  - FLAM-Laughlin II
If you're new to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) or if this is your first conference as a children's librarian, then this program is for you!  We'll provide you with information about the perks of ALSC membership, tips on how to get involved in the organization, and tricks of the trade for navigating Annual Conference.  Meet other new members and ALSC leaders during this informal session.

4:30 - 6 pm
2015 Batchelder Committee* - LVCC-N225
2015 Belpré Committee* - LVCC-N222
2015 Geisel Award Committee* - CAP-Siena
2015 Sibert Committee* - LVCC-N224

5 - 7 pm
USBBY Meeting - CAP-Milano I

Sunday, June 29 

8:30 - 10 am  
Budget Committee I - LVCC-N216

8:30 - 11:30 am
2015 Belpré Committee* - CAP-Octavius 07
2015 Caldecott Committee* - HIL-Diamond
2015 Newbery Committee* - CAP-Octavius 08
2015 Odyssey Committee* - FLAM-Lake Mead II
2015 Sibert Committee* - CAP-Octavius 15

The All Committee rooms are available during this 3-hour time frame for chairs to meet with their committees. Chairs will arrange with their committee members a meeting start/end time during this time frame. Please note ALSC members may stop by your meetings to see what type of work your committee has been doing.)

All Committee I - LCVV-N110
Advocacy and Legislation, Early Childhood Programs & Services, Intellectual Freedom, Library Service to Special Population Children & Their Caregivers, Public Awareness, School-Age Programs & Services, 2014 Local Arrangements, Special Collections and Bechtel Committee 

All Committee II - LCVV-N112
Liaison With National Organizations, Managing Children's Services, Membership, Organization & Bylaws, Program Coordinating, (Meta) Task Force Virtual Chairs Table (This table is for chairs of virtual committees to meet to discuss mutual virtual concerns. Please coordinate amongst yourselves for a specified meeting time.)

10:30 - 11:30 am
2015 Nominating Committee II* - LVCC-N225

Children’s Librarians in the Lead: Managing Change, Inspiring Innovation & Empowering the Next GenerationLVCC-N232
Children’s librarians are in a natural position to develop key leadership skills that will serve them both in and out of the realm of children’s services. This program will give children’s librarians practical front-line advice on managing busy libraries as well as provide longer-range tips on advocating for youth services, leveraging statistics, strategic planning, and growing into positions of leadership.  

So Long, Drive-By Storytimes; Hello, Focus and Impact! LVCC-N262
This school readiness initiative titled, “Here Comes Kindergarten,” launched a fundamental shift in the way Richland Library approached community outreach through parent/child engagement based on the second edition of ALA’s Every Child Ready to Read. The results were incredible! Family learning made fun and easy, everyday! Come see it for yourself:
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Youth Council Caucus (AASL, ALSC, YALSA) - LVH-Paradise North
1 - 2:30 pm
All Discussion Groups - LVCC-N220
Collection Management Discussion Group - LVCC-218
Joint Intellectual Freedom Committees (AASL, ALSC, YALSA) - LVH-Pavilion 10
Whet Your APPetite: Rapid Reviews of Apps for Children from Preschool to Tweens LVH-Pavilion 11
Are you ready to start using apps in your library programs and services? Already using apps but want to try something different? Looking for new recommendations for caregivers and children? Come to our showcase of new and favorite apps selected by ALSC's Children and Technology Committee and Digital Content Task Force. A variety of app recommendations will be paired with ideas for how to use them with children in your library.

1 - 3 pm
2014 Pura Belpré Celebración - CAP-Octavius 01-04

1 - 4 pm
2015 Notable Children's Books Committee - LVCC-N114
2015 Notable Children's Recordings Committee - FLAM-Reno I

3 - 4 pm
Dynamic Digital Día: Promoting Cultural Competence in Digital Storytimes LVH-Pavilion 11
For almost 20 years, librarians have used Día to celebrate literacy and cultural and linguistic diversity. By getting digital with Día, librarians can provide broader access to culturally responsive materials, connect digital natives with global children’s literature, and provide interactive programs promoting cultural and digital literacies. Navigating the fluctuating landscape of digital media, this dynamic session provides selection criteria and suggestions for using apps and digital books to promote cultural competence in children’s library programs. 

4:30 - 6 pm
2015 Batchelder Committee* - CAP-Siena
2015 Geisel Committee* - CAP-Livorno

6:30 - 11 pm
Newbery-Caldecott Banquet - PARIS-Paris Ballroom

Monday, June 30 

8 - 10:30 am

2014 Book and Media Awards Program - LVCC-N255/257

10:30 - 11:30 am
ALSC Membership Meeting - LVCC-N252

1 - 2:30 pm
Charlemae Rollins President's Program -- The Ripple Effect: Library Partnerships that Positively Impact Children, Families, Communities, and Beyond LVCC-N254
At the 2014 ALSC President's Program, get inspired to create meaningful partnerships in your libraries!  Learn how library and community collaborations can be the nexus of support for children and families.  Amy Dickinson, syndicated advice columnist, will inspire us with the keynote address.  She will speak about her collaboration with the Family Reading Partnership of Ithaca, New York to launch the campaign "A Book in Every Bed," that then sparked a national movement. Anna McQuinn, author of Lola at the Library, will bring an international perspective to our proceedings and speak of her work in the United Kingdom with young children and their families. The program will round up with a panel of librarians from across the country discussing their innovative partnerships that support children and families.  We will discover together how community collaborations can create change that ripples out to strengthen families, communities, and beyond.

1 - 4 pm
2015 Notable Children's Book Committee - LVCC-N114

3 - 4 pm
Budget II - LVCC-N215

3:30 - 5:30 pm
Odyssey Award Ceremony - LVCC-256

Tuesday, July 1 

1 - 5:30 pm
ALSC Board of Directors II - LVH-Ballroom E