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PLPSDC Spring Workshop 4/21/15 or 4/22/15

Why Do They Act Like That and How Am I Supposed to Deal With It? : Working Successfully with Teens, Children, and Parents in Public Libraries

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of library staff, especially for staff whose primary focus at work falls outside children’s and teen services.

All of us who work in public libraries have to occasionally address behavioral issues. Children and teens fill most of our libraries every day.  We all work with them and, at times, with their parents.  The presenters will provide practical techniques and resources to work successfully with children and teens.

Topics will include:

  • Child development by age group
  • Age of reason
  • When can a child be left alone?
  • Children with special needs
  • The reference interview and the child
  • Tween/teen brain changes
  • Teen behavior
  • Distracting vs. dangerous behavior
  • Tips for positive interactions with teens
  • Tips for talking with parents of younger children, of older children, and of teens

Two identical sessions; choose one or the other:
Tuesday, April 21, Castro Valley Library, a branch of the Alameda County library system. On-site parking is available, and the library is close to the Castro Valley BART station. 9:00 am-12 noon (sign-in 8:30-9:00), $15 registration fee.
Handouts: Why Do They Act Like That? / .ppt Presentation

For more info and to register for 4/21, see: http://host7.evanced.info/pls/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=535

Wednesday, April 22, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, the main library of San Jose Public Library. The Fourth Street Garage is across the street from the library. 9:00 am-12 noon (sign-in 8:30-9:00), $15 registration fee.
Handouts: Why Do They Act Like That? / .ppt Presentation

For more info and to register for 4/22, see http://host7.evanced.info/pls/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=536

Presenters:
Sarah Flowers has worked in California public libraries for 20 years, including five years as Deputy County Librarian at the Santa Clara County Library.  She was the 2011-12 President of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). She is the author of Young Adults Deserve the Best: YALSA’s Competencies in Action (2011) and Evaluating Teen Services and Programs (2012).

Penny Peck  has been a children’s librarian for 30 years. She has led thousands of children’s storytimes, hundreds of book club discussions for students in grades 4-12, and hundreds of school tours and assemblies.  She has taught classes in children’s and teen services at San Jose State University since 2002.  She has written three books on children’s services, including Crash Course in Children’s Services, 2nd edition (2014).

Handouts: Why Do They Act Like That? / .ppt Presentation

Simply Irresistible: Storytimes for 2 and Under

An Infopeople online course, February 15, 2013 to March 4, 2013

Do you want to establish your library as a leader in early literacy? Build strong relationships with parents and caregivers of young children? And best of all, do you want to work with a storytime audience that is “simply irresistible”? Join experienced Infopeople Instructor and expert storytime presenter Colleen Willis to learn how to:

  • Prepare and deliver a literacy-based storytime
  • Use “parent patter” during the program
  • Identify and equip an appropriate space
  • Select age-appropriate resources and activities

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.

For a complete course description and to register go to http://infopeople.org/training/simply-irresistible-storytimes-2-and-under

 

Social Networking for Youth Services Librarians

The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California now has a blog, a Facebook Page, and Twitter:

Check out ACL’s new social networking avenues, maintained by Penny Peck and Meredith Steiner.
Blog: http://bayviewsandmore.wordpress.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BayViews
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/#!/ACLBayViews

The blog is fun for any youth services librarian, not just those in California, as it lists news such as book awards, obituaries of authors or illustrators, programming ideas, Review of the Week, and more!

Children’s Literature Update 2012 Webinar

Title:  Children’s Literature Update 2012

Presenter:  Penny Peck

Format:  Webinar

Date:  Thursday, February 2, 2012

Start Time:

12 Noon Pacific
1PM Mountain
2PM Central
3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge and registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No Passwords are required.  For Tips and Registration Information, please go to http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/tips.html

For more information and to participate in the Thursday, February 2, 2012 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/children%E2%80%99s-literature-update-2012

Frustrated that you cannot think of a recommendation when a child asks for a “good book to read?”    Tired of recommending the same books because you can’t think of anything new to recommend to a child visiting the library?

Discover the new books that you can recommend to children who use your library! Hear about books published in 2011, and upcoming Spring 2012 titles, that will be popular with children ages 0-12. These include picture books, easy readers, transitional fiction, genre fiction for middle grades, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, and more!  Hear about books that will appeal to the “reluctant reader,” boys who may have drifted away from reading, and books that will have popularity with a wide audience of children.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  •     Be able to identify “read-alikes” – other books you can recommend to children after you find out their favorite book
  •     Discover books that will grab the attention of reluctant readers, including the newest graphic novels for kids, nonfiction including “gross” topics, and popular culture titles
  •     Hear a recap of the recent ALA awards (such as Newbery, Caldecott, etc.) and other recent children’s book awards, to make sure you have these available to recommend
  •     Take away a list of helpful websites to use when doing readers’ advisory, and sites that will help you keep up-to-date on the latest children’s books

This webinar will be of interest to any library staff or volunteer who serves children ages 0-12, in either public or school libraries.

Do you require an accommodation?
Closed captioning will be provided upon request. For this service, please notify ipweb@infopeople.org at least 72 hours before the webinar.
If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check our archive listing at:

http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived