2011 WLA Conference & Handouts

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The following meetings and programs are being sponsored by the Youth Services Section. For more information about the ENTIRE 2011 WLA Conference visit 2011 WLA Annual Conference. If you're having trouble accessing anything email yssadmin@gmail.comand we'll see if we can help.

Wednesday Thursday


YSS Luncheon with Tad Hills

In addition to being the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book, "How Rocket Learned to Read", Tad is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling picture books "Duck & Goose" and "Duck, Duck, Goose". His board books include the ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book "What’s Up, Duck?"; "Duck & Goose, 1,2,3"; "Duck & Goose, How Are You Feeling?"; "Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin" and "Duck & Goose, It’s Time for Christmas".


Youth Services Section Board Meeting

Everyone is invited to join us for the annual YSS business meeting, where we will be presenting this year's Penworthy Award Winner.

Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Wisconsin Children's Book Awards

The Children's Book Award Committee of the WLA Youth Services Section carefully examined and evaluated more than seventy titles by authors and illustrators with a connection to the state of Wisconsin. Come and hear committee members discuss this year's winning book and the other titles they selected to honor as Outstanding Books. Be ready for some great book talks! The presenters will also reveal the process of selecting the winners and describe what it is like to serve as a member of this awards committee.

The Technology Connection and Children's Programming

Many authors and publishers are integrating 21st century technology into popular books and series. It may be Skyping with an author, visiting an interactive website or viewing a short movie on YouTube. Join the conversation to find new ways to incorporate technology with books and create interactive programs for children of all ages.

Teen Ideas Swap

Swaps are a great way to share ideas and creative new ways to enhance teen programming at your library. Sometimes all it takes is another person's creativity to spark a new approach or idea for serving teens in your community! If you have ideas and suggestions to swap with other youth services staff please bring 25-30 handouts, briefly describing your ideas, to share at the teen swap.