Date: Friday, September 6th, 2019
Time: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Circle City Center 365 N. Main St., Corona, CA 92880
- $25 for ILS Members
- $30 for Non-ILS Members
- Presenters will receive a special discount!
Registration Deadline: August 20th at 5:00 PM or when spaces are filled.REGISTER HERE
About This Workshop:
Join us for the Inland Library System YA Interest Group’s fourth annual Everything YA mini-conference specifically for Teen/Tween librarians. This event will provide teen and tween librarians with programming ideas for several recurring events—as well as helpful advice regarding YA Collection Development, Serving Challenging Communities, Building Partnerships within your Community and much more. Throughout the day there will be plenty of time to network and share your own great ideas!
Former REFORMA President Madeline Peña will kick-off the event with the first of the morning’s keynotes, followed by Crystle Martin, Former YALSA President and Director of Library and Learning Resources at El Camino College in Torrance, California. The event will culminate in a panel discussion, “Diversity in YA.” The panel features YA author Cindy Pon (Ruse) as moderator, along with authors Mary Weber (The Evaporation of Sofi Snow), Jeff Sweat (Mayfly), Dana L. Davis (The Voice in My Head), and Daniel Acosta (Iron River). A local bookseller will be on hand to sell copies of the authors’ books, and a signing will follow the panel. Panel bios and full schedule/description of the day’s activities follow below.
Session #1 Choices
- School Partnerships: Getting on Campus and Maintaining a Relationship with Teachers, Administrators, Counselors and even the Janitor
- Are you having a hard time penetrating the fortress that is known as High Schools and Middle Schools? Are you emailing and calling the campuses but can’t seem to line up a meeting in order to set up class visits or lunch time outreach? Have you been able to contact that ONE English teacher and can’t seem to connect with other departments? Have you made it on campus but the teens pass by your outreach table at lunch? This presentation will provide tips, phrases and hacks to get on campus, make those connections and ensure that you are always welcome so that you can get to those teens and tweens! Hint: it involves leftover children’s crafts, cheap giveaways, candy, discarded YA books, and more!
- Presenters: Rhea Gardner, City of Woodland Public Library, Teen Services Librarian;
Stephanie Hiett, Woodland Public Library, Teen Services Library Technical Assistant
- SJ Engage: From Learning to Action
- Teens are standing up for what they believe in and the library is perfectly positioned to empower them. TeenHQ, San José Public Library’s teen space, has spearheaded SJ Engage, a civic engagement program for youth. We will give an overview of teen services at a large urban public library and present how a large-scale teen program was created, evolved, and where its future lies. Because networking with community organizations was vital to SJ Engage, attendees will gain valuable networking tips and we will introduce the SJ Engage resource that allows attendees to implement a similar program in their community.
- Presenters: Megan Maloy, San José Public Library, Librarian II; Leziel Jackson Case, San José Public Library, Librarian II
- A Year in the Life of a Teen Librarian
- Is this your first year as a teen librarian? Are you feeling overwhelmed but looking for fun ideas for all the many important teen week and month-long celebrations? This is the session for you! Librarian life can be tough enough without remembering which week is Teen Tech Week and which one is Teen Read Week. Come to this session to get dates, ideas, and tips so you can leave knowing you are ready to conquer the next year!
- Presenter: Danielle Sanchez, Teen Librarian, Ontario City Library
Session #2 Choices
- Career Conversations: Teen Career Readiness and Create Your Own Podcast.
- Join us in learning how teens can discover a new career path at no cost. Teen’Scape, the teen subject department at Central Library, Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), in partnership with the Library’s Digital Content Team, produces “Career Conversations,” a monthly job readiness program, podcast and transcript. As we reach our two and a half year mark with the program, we are celebrating our continued focus on diversity (gender, race, sexual, education) and our involvement in connecting and sparking teens’ personal interests into career and school achievement. This session will include a hands-on explanation on selecting career panels that appeal and reflect our communities, increase accessibility to the program through digital content, and demonstrate techniques on how to record and promote the podcast.
- Presenters: Vi Ha, Los Angeles Public Library, Librarian III, Digital Media Lab, Science, Technology & Patents Department; Llyr Heller, Los Angeles Public Library, Librarian II, Teen’Scape; Tina Lernø, Los Angeles Public Library, Librarian II, Digital Content Team
- Serving LGBTQ+ Teens at Your Library
- This presentation will cover providing welcoming library services to teens and tweens who identify as LGBTQ+. I will touch on my experience with the following: -Providing outreach (book talks, book clubs and crafts) to the GSAs at local middle and high schools. -Collaborating with local nonprofits that serve LGBTQ+ youth. -How I planned and facilitated a successful LGBTQ+ library program that included a presentation from a local nonprofit on positively re-framing queer narratives, an “Ask a Queer Adult” panel, and drag queen led BINGO with LGBTQ+ books as prizes. -I’ll also provide a list of my favorite LGBTQ+ books and resources.
- Presenter: Jill Tokutomi, San Rafael Public Library, Youth Services Librarian II
- The POWerful Punch of Graphic Novels for Teens
- Graphic novels have evolved from the comic violence of CRASH! BANG! POW! to a medium that tackles challenging subjects with sensitivity and emotion. Conducted by two school library staff, this session will introduce and explore YA graphic novels that examine contemporary and challenging issues of discrimination, immigration, family loss, addiction, mental health, and more. Blending artwork with the written word, graphic novels pack a POWerful punch. Reach out to your teens and make an impact with your graphic novel collection.
- Presenters: Silvia Gutierrez, Teacher Librarian, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School; Gabriela Gualano, Los Angeles USD, Teacher Librarian
Session #3 Choices
- Rep Picks: New Titles in YA
- Join reps from Macmillan and Penguin Random House books to hear all about new and upcoming YA titles that are must-haves for your library’s collection!
- Presenters: Amanda Barillas, Macmillan Publishers; Nicole White, Penguin Young Readers; John Shableski, The Graphic Novel Guy
- Permission to Focus: Increase Productivity with Agile Sprints in Teen Services
- Ever feel overwhelmed by your workload or need to reclaim your workspace from clutter? So did we! We tapped into project management and declutter trends to help us stay on task and get organized. Popular in Silicon Valley, Agile Sprints are an efficient way to manage multiple projects and keep informed about what everyone on your team is working on. Leave this workshop with an understanding of Agile Sprints and decluttering methods and tips and tricks you can implement immediately in your professional life.
- Presenter: Leizel Jackson, Librarian II, San Jose Public Library TeenHQ; Megan Maloy, San José Public Library, Librarian II
- Author Speed Dating:
- Sit down for several small chats with some of the amazing authors on this year’s panel. Authors will move about the room talking about their books and answering your questions regarding life, the universe and everything (Spoiler Alert: the answer is 42).