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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

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

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).

Partnering with Your Local Schools: An Infopeople Online Course

A Smart Partnership: Collaborating Successfully with Your Local Schools
An Infopeople online course, March 25, 2014 to April 21, 2014

Establishing a partnership between your public library and public school may be one of the smartest investments of time and effort your library can make. Creating a successful partnership leverages funding and expertise in a visible way and benefits both partners. In this course you will learn…

  • The basic concepts of an effective partnership
  • Why partnerships between schools and libraries are especially beneficial to all parties involved
  • How to assess and repackage existing K-12 program components into a comprehensive partnership
  • How to plan and implement a strong and lasting public library/school partnership

Instructor: Valerie Gross

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 https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=374

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!

Workshop for Working with Tweens @ your Library

Betwixt and Be Tween –Tips on how to effectively serve your Tween population.
Thursday, May 10, 2012, 9:30 a.m. – Noon at the Castro Valley Library in the Chabot/Canyon meeting rooms.

Speakers include:
Christie Inocencio –Owner of “Christie’s Creative Cupboard,” Home Schooler and mother of six.
Penny Peck –Librarian for 25 years, part-time Instructor at San José State University, and author of Reader’s Advisory for Children and Tweens (Libraries Unlimited, 2010).
Pete Villasenor –Children’s Librarian from Oakland Public Library, will speak on successful everyday dealings with tweens.
Contact: Sandy Silva, 925-931-3412 or ssilva@cityofpleasantonca.gov
Register online to hold your spot: http://host7.evanced.info/pls/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=475
Price: $15.  Deadline is May 3, 2012.  (And for $15, why not?  What a bargain!).
Checks should be made payable to Pacific Library Partnership.

Surly tweens

Surly tweens, coming to a library near you