2010 WAPL Conference & Handouts

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2010 WAPL: April 29 - April 30

Thanks to everyone for a great conference.  The following meetings and programs are being sponsored by the Youth Services Section.  For more information about the ENTIRE 2010 WAPL Conference visit 2010 WAPL Conference. If you're having trouble accessing anything email yssadmin@gmail.comand we'll see if we can help.

Thursday Friday


Fresh Connections

Presenters: Beth Lokken, Youth Services Librarian, Door County Library, Sturgeon Bay; Becky Spika, Programming Coordinator, Racine Public Library; Lois Gilbert, Branch Manager, North & South Community Libraries, La Crosse; Marcia Sarnowski, Library Consultant, Winding Rivers Library System

Here's what can happen when library staff sit down at the community table, not to say "library, library, library," but to listen, learn and then say "economic development, child safety, literacy.  How can we help?"  This session will feature examples of how staff from libraries of all sized have joined the community conversation, built important connections and experienced positive results for the community, the library, and themselves.

Youth Services Swap (Handouts)

Presenters: Cindy Tuschy, Assistant Librarian, Gillett Public Library; Patricia Hewitt-McNichols, Head of Youth Services, Neenah Public Library; Martha Moore, Assistant Librarian Youth Services, Neenah Public Library; Ida Nemec, Director, Plum Lake Public Library, Sayner; Kim Robson, Children's Services Librarian, Marshfield Public Library; Laura Skalitzky, Library Assistant, Marshall Public Library Payne, Youth Services, Elisha B Smith Library, Menasha

Need a little pep in your programs?  Need a little action in your activities?  Need a little creativity in your crafts?  Then come to this program and meet other librarians who will share their ideas with you! In this information session, members of the panel will share actitivities, crafts, songs and more that were used in successful creative programming for preschool to middle school.  You are also invited to bring your own ideas to swap (and 50 copies of your activitiy).  The Youth Services Swap is your chance to mingle with others in the field while you gain some fresh ideas to take back and try at your library! 


Youth Services Section Social "Business Card Speed Meet and Greet"

Join the Youth Services Board and other librarians around the state for idea sharing: Speed Dating Style! Participants will move around the room and meet one-on-one for two minutes at a time to share ideas and then swap partners. Share your successes and failures. Share your wisdom and experience. Share your ideas and more as a youth services librarian. Make sure to bring your business cards for networking!



Youth Services Section Board Meeting

Promoting the Value of Summer Reading in Your Community (Handouts)

Presenters: Cindy Beyer, Children’s Librarian,  WJ Niederkorn Library, Port Washington; Rhonda K. Puntney, Youth Services and Special Needs Consultant, Lakeshores Library System; Kristin Pekoll, Young Adult Librarian, West Bend Community Memorial Library; Michelle Dennis,Director, Clinton Public Library

Librarians know all about the value of summer reading, but how can you best convey that message to the community? Join us for a panel discussion of children’s librarians around the state as they discuss ways that they have marketed their summer reading programs to their communities. Come prepared to share some of your own ideas as well.


Summer Programs Made Easier with Teens and Tweens (Handouts)

Presenters: Pat Laughlin, Director, Hales Corner Library; Elizabeth Fox, Children’s Librarian, Hales Corner Library; Kristin Pekoll, Young Adult Librarian, West Bend Community Memorial Library; Stacey Burkart, Head of Youth Services, Verona Public Libraryl; Katrina Collins, Children’s Librarian, Aram Public Library, Delava; Linda Schuster, Youth Services Librarian, T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill

Learn how to recruit and train young volunteers, maintain a steady, reliable work schedule, and get the most from children as young as 11 and older. The speakers have years of experience working with young volunteers who manage reading clubs, shelve children’s material and help with crafts. How to fix or avoid problems will also be covered.