Monday, April 14, 2014

WAPL Abounds in Great Programs

Spring is a busy time, I know.  But I'm going to take the time to attend WAPL, and I'm excited about the array of great programs for youth services librarians at the WAPL Conference this year, from the keynote speech to the last session.  I'm actually going to have to do some coin tossing to decide which session to attend.  Here are some that really stood out for me:

Dipesh Navsaria, the Wisconsin medical director for Reach Out and Read, pediatrician and librarian, and frequent speaker around the state will deliver the keynote.  Could you ask for a more inspiring title than this:  Libraries Lift Limits on Learners:  Libraries as Agents of Change Across the Continuum

From there, you can attend sessions from librarians in the field about a variety of awesome topics, including:

Developmentally Age-Appropriate Storytimes, which will include information from Ashley Theim-Menning on how to make sure you are reaching all the kids in your storytime, and how to adapt multi-age storytimes to meet their needs

No Fines?  No Way!  An exploration of fines vs. no fines--relevant for youth services librarians!

Stealth Programming Can Free You  with the inimitable Marge Loch-Wouters

A Tour of Bookworm Gardens for inspiration for your own library garden/play area space

Elements of a Teen Summer Reading Blog Elizabeth Timmons talks about her successful blog

A World of Holidays at Your Library Sharon Grover and Rene Bue will inspire you to try some new programming

Book to Art Club with the curators of the Library as Incubator project will be bound to have lots of great ideas to implement with young people

Wow!  That's a lot of stuff!  Be sure to register to join us for a terrific conference.  Registration due by April 18 (that's this Friday)

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