Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mornings with YSS at WAPL 2016

Attending WAPL? Hooray! Not sure yet? Below are three great reasons to attend the 2016 conference in Oshkosh. See the full slate of programs put together by your Wisconsin library colleagues here on the WLA website. The blog will be featuring WAPL YSS programs over the next several days. These sessions are sure to be informative, inspiring, and even better - implementable at your library. 

Sensory Programs That Make Sense
10:30 - 11:30 am on Thursday, May 12

Abby Bussen, Muskego Public Library

Want to start offering scheduled sensory opportunities at your library, but aren't sure where to start? Let Abby Bussen, Children's Librarian, help build your confidence and know-how in this informative, hands-on presentation. She'll focus on planning sensory programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers as well as for special needs children, giving you actionable information you can put to use in planning your own one-off or continuing program, and encouraging you to get your hands a little dirty with some sensory experiences to enjoy as a group. A veteran sensory program planner, Bussen has been running monthly sensory playdates for over a year.

If You're Appy and You Know It…
8:30 – 9:30 am on Friday, May 13

Ann Cooksey and Kristi Helmkamp, Appleton Public Library; Denise Chojnacki, Rhinelander District Library, Kerry Pinkner, Waukesha Public Library

Think Storytime Underground meets New Media. Strengthen your Media Mentor skills with tips from the field such as digital flannel boards for outreach, networking through Google Drive for collection development and troubleshooting technical difficulties. Have an app or new media experience to share? Come and join the fun! No new media? No problem! Walk away prepared to make a case for Media Mentorship as a vital part of librarianship in the 21st century.

Tackling the Tough Stuff: SLP & Beyond!
11:00 am – 12:00 pm on Friday, May 13

Katherine Elchert, Rice Lake Public Library; Georgia Jones, Friday Memorial Library, New Richmond

Does SLP have your coworkers rolling their eyes and heading towards the door? Stressed out over drop- off daycare invasions? Or, worse yet, worn out from worry over kids left at the library without access to food? Never fear, Georgia and Katherine are here to help! Let's discuss positive, proactive solutions for these sticky SLP challenges. Feel free to bring your own tricky topics for discussion and we can all triage them together!

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