WLA Annual Conference YSS Preconference Offering

Posted by Jeff Dawson on Monday, July 29, 2013 in WLA News
The Youth Services Section of the Wisconsin Library Association and the Public Library Development Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction are pleased to announce the joint hosting of an early literacy preconference at the 2013 Wisconsin Library Association annual conference. The preconference will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 12:30-5:00pm at Hyatt on Main and KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI.

The conference theme of “Play, Create, Innovate,” will be emphasized in a variety of ways by the preconference presenters. Jim Gill, celebrated musician and author, will serve as the keynote speaker as well as offer additional breakout sessions on the topic of music and play for young children. Other breakout sessions include: Bringing “Every Child Ready to Read 2” to Diverse Audiences—Tanya Misselt and Yee Vue, Appleton Public Library; Early Literacy Library Spaces—Ashley Bieber and Shelly Collins-Fuerbringer, L. E. Phillips Memorial Library, Eau Claire; Developing an Early Literacy Collection: Books That Work for Kids, Parents, and Librarians--Merri Lindgren and Megan Schliesman, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC); Engaging Early Literacy Storytimes—Flannelboards, Puppets, Props, and More!—Anna Haase Krueger, Ramsey County Library, MN.

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