Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sneak Peek at WLA Thursday Youth Programs

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. Registration is now open! Early bird registration runs through Oct. 7.

What's happening on Thursday at WLA. Holy Moly! Lots! Be sure to register and enjoy the mightiness that is October 27! Stop here for full details.

Don't Go It Alone: How two libraries created a joint Teen Advisory Board  11-11:45
Have you ever thought of starting a Teen Advisory Board but were unsure of where to begin, or were afraid of the added workload or a lack of teen involvement? Our panelists will discuss how they developed a unique partnership that led to the creation of a joint Teen Advisory Board. They will discuss their application process, marketing, monthly meetings as well as what their group has accomplished so far.

Librarian Dreaming: Serving on a Book Award Committee  1:45-2:30
Ever wonder what it's like to serve on a youth book award committee? This panel will feature Wisconsin librarians currently serving on state and national youth book award committees who will share their experiences and offer information on how to be selected for an award committee, how to prepare for serving, and what the process is like. Q and A to follow.

College and Career Planning at the Library  1:45-2:30
Beginning in 2017-18, Wis. Stat. 115.28(59)(b) will require that school boards provide academic and career planning (ACP) services to all pupils in grades 6 to 12. Libraries are uniquely positioned to support ACP efforts. Join representatives from the Milwaukee Public Library and partner institutions to learn more about this legislation and discuss resources for infusing college and career planning into teen services at your library. Pilot programs featured will include career exploration workshops, teen internships, and job fairs.

Meeting the Challenge: Collection Development of Youth Materials    2:45-3:30
Should you buy a buzzed-about book if reviews point out serious shortcomings? How do you handle an award-winner that rubs you the wrong way? Are you uncertain after reading blog posts calling out books for racial insensitivity? Do worries about challenges make you hesitate with some titles or topics? This safe and instructive conversation will also explore the essential role intellectual freedom plays in the work you do every day. Library newbies and veterans welcome.

Books and Babies and Teens, Oh My! How Your Public Library Can Serve Teen Moms    4:30-5:15
Are you looking to expand your outreach to a new population? Do you want to make a difference in young women’s lives and support them in creating literacy-rich home environments for their children? Programming for teen mothers may be for you! Hear about working with teen moms, see examples of program successes and failures, and learn why it’s important to reach out to this specific population

Awards and Honors Reception        5:30-7:00
You know you want to offer our WI champions congratulations and huzzahs! Come on down!

Talk About It        7:30-8:15
Join us for a discussion of two books, The Porcupine of Truth and Openly Straight by our YSS Wed luncheon speaker Bill Konigsburg at the Canal Street Cafe (1611 W. Canal St). Feel free to join us having read one or both books, or if you heard Bill's talk and want to discuss what he had to say. Sponsored by YSS and the CCBC.

Youth Services Social         8:30-10pm
Join youth services librarians for a fun, relaxed time together at the Canal St Cafe (1611 W. Canal St). Buy a drink or some food, share laughter and great stories, meet new friends and enjoy old ones. All youth services librarians are invited to attend this event, sponsored by the YSS board.

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

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