[kids-lib] Save the Date: Focus Children and Young Adults Institute 9/25-9/28

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Apr 14 09:55:16 PDT 2016

The 2016 Focus on Children and Young Adults Institute will be Sunday, September 25-Wednesday, September 28th. Registration will take place in July, it will be announced on this list at that time.

The Focus on Children and Young Adults Institute is a training opportunity for staff who work with children and teens at small, rural libraries and do not have a Masters in Library Science. The purpose of the Focus Institute is to provide them with information about child and youth development, learning theories, and other professional knowledge and teach them how to use that information and knowledge to improve youth services at their library. Participation is limited to 25 library staff for quality control.

This is the tentative program for the 2016 Focus Institute:

Sunday, September 25

*         Welcome (Probably at 5:45pm)

*         State Library overview
Monday, September 26

*         Introductions

*         Early language, literacy, and brain development

*         Early literacy storytimes and easy outreach

*         Rethinking shelving to help kids and their parents find the right book

Tuesday, September 27

*         Collection development to increase circulation of children's and teen materials

*         Small group discussions/planning

*         Children's and teen summer reading best practices and easy outreach

*         Everyone Serves Teens (teen development)

Wednesday, September 28

*         Selling it in the Stacks (help teens find the right book)

*         Teen volunteers and advisory councils

*         (Sessions end at noon, participants are welcome to stay for lunch so may leave about 1pm)

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528


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