Monday, August 22, 2016

Sneak Peek at Wednesday Youth Programs at WLA!

YSS is sponsoring a number of great sessions at WLA this fall and we want to pump you up! We will be sharing tidbits between now and Oct 26 when the conference starts at the Potowatomi Hotel and Conference Center. To stay updated, bookmark the conference site to register for the conference and hotel and read all the details!

Our first look is at some of the Wednesday, October 26 sessions. We are happy to have not just YSS members sharing their expertise but also Amy Koester, a nationally recognized speaker on youth services join us.

State of the State: WI Children and Teen Library Services   11-11:45 am       
Join our youth think tank! Get updates on the current status of library service for youth in our state. Then it's your turn to share. This active sharing/listening session will focus on YOUR needs as a youth library staffer and what YSS, DPI AND CCBC can do to support and improve library service for all youth in our state.

ABCs of Leading from Anywhere – Amy Koester   1:45-2:30 pm
You’ve probably heard the leadership mantra that you can “lead from anywhere”; but what does that really mean? Learn strategies for serving as a leader from your current position in your organization. We’ll cover the basics, including unpacking the difference between leading and management, how to survive change, and leadership as a career trajectory.

Play and Read: A Partnership to Engage Young Readers   2:24-3:30 pm
Play and Read, a collaborative grant between AmeriCorps Serve Wisconsin and DPI, develops literacy skills through play for economically disadvantaged young children at the local public library. Participants from seven participating Wisconsin public libraries share successes outcomes for this program.

Family Matters: Supporting Families to Learn, Connect, and Grow – Amy Koester   4:15 -5:00 pm 

Families with children are in the library every day, taking advantage of our collections and programs aimed at youth. But how do we support families as a unit, as well as the caregivers who support them? This session will explore strategies for tapping local resources and harnessing staff expertise, allowing libraries to offer parent engagement opportunities that empower caregivers and family-focused programming that builds social connections and community

Stay tuned for information on our luncheon speaker, Burr Worzalla award speaker, preconference plus great WLA events celebrating the 125th anniversary of our association and lots more in coming weeks and months!

To see all the WLA conference posts:
Stellar School Age Services Preconference
Burr Worzalla Award Winner
Bill Konigsburg Interview
Luncheon Speaker Bill Konigsburg
Thursday Youth Events
Konigsburg Book Discussion
Friday Youth Conference Programs
Social Events at WLA

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