Friday, April 15, 2016

Teens, Games, and Collaboration - Thursday at WAPL with YSS

This year's series of YSS sponsored programs at the Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries (WAPL) 2016 Conference promises to be full of engaging speakers and ideas. Register for the conference here or to view the full listing of conference programs. Librarians, support staff, trustees, and friends of the library are all invited to attend.

Creative Collaborations: Fostering Future Career Success for Teens
1:30 – 2:30 pm

Katrina Dombrowsky, Columbus Public Library; Melissa Cooley, Job Quest, LLC

Libraries are great at working with partners like schools and community groups to enhance programs and services. But have you ever thought about collaborating with your local career coach? Katrina Dombrowsky, Youth Services Director at Columbus Public Library and Melissa Cooley, certified resume writer for The Job Quest, LLC, will share about their unique partnership and how it helped two Teen Advisory Board members become Pages at their beloved library.

Theatre Games for All Ages
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Leah Langby, Indianhead Federated Library System, Eau Claire

Learn some creative, cooperative and hilarious games to play with preschoolers, school age kids and teens. You can build a whole program around these games, or use one or two as part of a larger program (or to keep a group of squirrelly kids entertained while someone else tries to fix the DVD player!).

You Don't Have to be Alone: Working with Teens and Other Librarians/Libraries
4:15 - 5:15 pm

Ashlee Kunkel, Milton Public Library

Do you have big ideas but don't have the resources to go it alone? Have your creative juices dried up? Ashlee will talk about the steps she took to create her Teen Advisory Board and the programs she has been able to have because of them. She will also talk about the success of a countywide teen battle of the books put together by seven libraries.

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