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2011 Youth Services Forum

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For more information about Youth Services Forum: Workshop XXI: "Recharging Your Batteries", visit NJYAC.  The Forum is a joint production of the Children's Services Section and Young Adult Sections of NJLA, the New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Association of School Librarians.


For those of you who couldn’t attend the Youth Services Forum held at the Monmouth County Library in Manalapan on Oct. 13, 2011, here are the handouts from the program sessions.


Library Advocacy: Are We Doing All We Can?

Youth services librarians in all types of libraries serving all ages will have the opportunity to talk with Assemblywoman Amy Handlin(R), Monmouth, about what legislators are looking for when librarians advocate for funding for their libraries and discuss ways to successfully promote the important role they play in library service to youth.

Presenter: Susan O'Neal, NJLA President and Director, Middletown Township Public Library - speaking on behalf of Dr. Handlin who couldn't attend the program

Presenter: Pat Tumulty, NJLA Executive Director, and Chair of ALA's Committee on Library Advocacy

Moderator: Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Consultant, NJ State Library

Advocacy Materials for 2011 YSF.doc aasl_policymakers_intro-color.pdf aasl_policymaker_8x11panels-FINAL.pdf


Preschool Programming on a Budget

Do you have patrons that ask for more programs for preschoolers besides storytime? Learn about some well-loved (and inexpensive) programs that are asked for over and over again for children ages 2 - 5!

Presenter: Linda Schroeder, Youth Services Librarian, Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library

ysf 2010 pd and koolaid.pdf


What's New with ECRR Two?

Want to know what's new with the newly revised, 2nd edition of Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) initiative? Find out some new tips for young readers from birth to age five, their parents and caregivers from the updated toolkit developed out of an in-depth evaluation of the original initiative and an extensive literature review.

Presenter: Tamara Richman, Youth Services Librarian, Mary Jacobs Library, Somerset County Library System

Presenter: Lisa Taylor, Youth Services Librarian, Ocean County Library

Getting Ready to Read at Home.pdf


Tween Programming in Teams

Do you like to learn about programs for tweens that work? In this presentation, we are going to share with you programs that provide small responsibilities that can be easily accomplished to help tweens stretch and grow, programs that encourage accountability that are required when tweens transverse to teen years, programs that encourage team work and leadership building skills, and programs that indulge the desire of tweens for "transitional toys".

Presenter: Matt Kirschner, Tween Librarian, South Brunswick Public Library

Presenter: Karen Bilton, Head of Youth Services, Mary Jacobs Library, Somerset County Library System

Tween Programs in Teams.ppt


Library Services for Post-Teens/New Adults

Do you have older teens and Gen Yers (or Millenials) who feel they're too old for your teen collection but don't want adult books about married couples with kids? Looking for programming ideas for this age group (19 - 25)? Come hear about some bibliographic ideas and program suggestions and share your own ideas with the group.

Presenter: Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Consultant, NJ State Library



Girls Groove - Empowerment for Girls 8 - 12

The tween years can often be stressful with lots of challenges for girls & their parents! Experience a creative program where girls can interact about peer pressure, making friends, harassment, family roles & personal success. Girls enjoy sharing music & movement, or recycled crafts while learning how to explore what is important to them. Jointly presented by the Youth Services and Teen Librarian, this program provides a dynamic way for young teens to enjoy the value of their library services. Learn how community volunteers & TAB students add a special dimension to this program!

Presenter: Pamela Zern-Coviello, Senior Youth Services Librarian, Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library

Presenter: Pham Wolfe Condello, Teen Services Coordinator, Ocean County Library

Go for Your Goals-Girls Groove 2011.doc In the Groove for School.doc Jumpstarting Your Invention Ideas-Girls Groove 2010.docx Positive Attitudes in Life-Girls Groove.doc Guts,Gumption & Spunk Girls Groove.dot


Using Rhymes to Increase Attention Span

In our media-saturated world, young children have many distractions competing for their attention, yet developing a longer attention span is crucial to learning. Learn how to use different types of nursery rhymes and educational objectives to help preschool and special needs children pay attention longer. For more information on the topic, go to the kids blog on the library website.

Presenter: Anne Lemay, Head of Youth Services, Franklin Township Free Public Library, Somerset County


Technology Programs and Uses for Children and Tweens (Ages 8 - 12)

Looking for creative ways to interact with your younger patrons? Why not use technology? Learn effective ways to integrate PowerPoint in your storytimes for a more rich, interactive and multimedia experience for your younger patrons, and learn how Weebly and Scratch can effectively work for your tweens who are too old for storytime and too young for Facebook.

Presenter: Peggy Wong, Children's Librarian, Piscataway Public Library

Presenter: Lanora Melillo, Youth Services Librarian, Secaucus Public Library



Voting Rocks & GSBA Makes it Easy!

The Garden State Book Awards are unique and highly respected because the votes of the children and teens of New Jersey determine the winning books. Join us to find out how easy it is to be a part of this empowering process. Find out new, innovative ways to promote the awards and to ensure that the children and teens of New Jersey continue to make their votes count for their favorite books!

Presenter: Ellen Pozzi, Part-time lecturer at the School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University

Presenter: Audra Osorio, Head of Youth Services, Mount Olive Public Library

Presenter: Saleena Davidson, Young Adult Librarian, South Brunswick Public Library

Presenter: Laura Leonard, Teen and Reference Librarian, Hillsdale Public Library

Promotional tools and ideas are available on this wiki.





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