WVLS Youth Services Workshop: December 8th!

11/07/2016

WVLS Youth Services Workshop December 8, 2016

The Wisconsin Valley Library Service Presents:

WVLS Youth Services Workshop

December 8th, 2016

Marathon County Public Library 300 N 1st Street Wausau, WI 54403 

Please register by December 1st.

This workshop is designed for Library Professionals in WVLS and neighboring systems for all library types!

  • Attendees will explore collection development resources related to American Indians in Children's/YA literature and participate in interactive book evaluation activities.
  • Attendees will learn about STEM, STEAM, and STREAM library programming and ways to incorporate programming into collaborative outreach activities in their communities.
  • Attendees will learn new ways to create literacy rich summer activities through school/public library collaboration and apply new concepts to their own communities.

Agenda for the Day:

9:00 – 9:30 AM Coffee and conversation

9:30 – Noon

AMERICAN INDIAN COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS

  • Robin Amado (Library Media Technology Specialist, James Madison Memorial High School, Madison) 
  • Samantha Smith (Librarian Archivist, Forest Co. Potawatomi Library and Cultural Center) 

Our state has 11 federally recognized American Indian tribes, each one with its own rich language, history, culture, and sovereignty. At the same time, mainstream media perpetuates offensive, inaccurate representations of American Indians. How can your library promote culturally relevant and accurate information about these Native communities?  Join us to see how public and school librarians can confidently and capably support learning about Native communities with a tiered purchasing plan and an interactive activity on evaluating books. You'll walk away with a ton of resources at your fingertips.

Noon - 1:00 PM Register for $8 catered in, brown bag it, or walk downtown.

1:00 - 3:00 PM (Door prize drawing to follow presentations!)

STEM, STEAM, STREAM, OH MY!

Julie Kinney, Young Adult Librarian, and Taylor Weinfurter, Library Specialist (Marathon Co. Public Library)

Wondering how to embrace Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math in your library? Julie and Taylor have collaborated to produce creative programming around STEM, STEAM, and STREAM themes for children through age 12, both in the library and as an outreach program to after school groups.

SCHOOL/LIBRARY PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUMMER LEARNING & READING PROGRAMS

  • Sue Abrahamson (Waupaca Area Public Library Children’s Librarian) 
  • Sonja Ackerman (Retired Library Media Specialist, WVLS trustee)

Transform and enhance your library’s approach to Summer Reading Programs by learning new ways to create more effective engagement with children and families through school and public library collaboration. Sonja and Sue will explore going beyond reading record keeping to engage your community in activities that create a literacy rich experience for all.  

4.5 CEUs for the day.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY DECEMBER 1st.

School and public youth librarians from all Wisconsin public library systems are welcome!  If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, please contact us in advance and we will endeavor to assist you.

Anne Hamland / ahamland@wvls.org