Thursday, April 11, 2013

Announcing the 2013 Youth Services Development Institute

Wisconsin Youth Services Development Institute
Sunday, Sept 8 - Wednesday, Sept 11, 2013
Heartwood Conference Center • Trego, WI

The Wisconsin Youth Services Development Institute will provide professional development and networking for librarians who serve babies, children, and teens in smaller public libraries. The Institute will target librarians who have no graduate degree in librarianship and/or work in rural library communities.  There is no fee for Institute participants; the costs are covered through an LSTA grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the Public Library Development Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

A complete description of the Institute including a letter of support from Kurt Kiefer, Assistant State Superintendent, can be found at

Applications are due by Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Twenty-five applicants will be selected, preferably representing all 17 public library systems. Applications must be completed online at

Questions should be directed to:
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
Public Library Youth and Special Services Consultant Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
125 South Webster Street / PO Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
P: (608) 267-5077 F: (608) 267-9207

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