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Seeking Program Proposals for Youth Services Forum

April 19th 2018

Please excuse cross postings *_ _* *_Call for Program Proposals for 2018 Youth Services Forum on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018_* Do you have an innovative idea/program/experience that you would like to share with your fellow Youth Services Librarians?  The 2018 Youth Services Forum planning committee is soliciting for */new/*, */different/*, or */innovative/* program proposals that have not been presented before at other venues for this Forum for youth services librarians and staff serving children and teens. Th ...Continue Reading

CSLP Updates

April 16th 2018

Please excuse cross postings Hi, Everyone, Just some updates regarding the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) in public libraries: ·         The Public Services Announcements (PSAs) are up from the Collaborative Summer Library Program for 2018’s */“Libraries Rock”/* which include Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Spanish language and more!  Watch, share and “like” the videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/cslpreads. When sharing on social media, please us ...Continue Reading

U of WA requesting your help for needs analysis survey by youth services staff

April 16th 2018

FYI, Youth Services Staff, The University of Washington Information School is engaged in an IMLS grant project to perform a needs analysis that will provide a deeper understanding of what public libraries need to be more effective community anchors for families with children ages 0-12, in underserved communities, who do not utilize the library (find out more here: https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/grants/lg-97-17-0040-17/proposals/lg-97-17-0040-17-preliminary-proposal.pdf).  As part of their research ...Continue Reading

Looking for your feedback re: engaging caregivers during children's events

March 30th 2018

Hello and forgive the cross-post. I'm Emily Moore, Head of Youth Services at the Voorhees Branch of the Camden County Library System. This spring, I will be presenting "Do I Really Have to Talk to the Grown Ups? Engaging Adults at Children's Events" at the NJLA Conference. I want to compile as many tips and tidbits from children's and youth services librarians as I can to make it as worthwhile and pertinent as possible. If you have a moment, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/RVItrf5nqyfhfaN83 to submit feed ...Continue Reading

Re: NJ Teen Advisory Board Summit Invitation

March 23rd 2018

Re: NJ Teen Advisory Board Summit Invitation Hi all, we are officially past the deadline. Thank you all for your interest! I wanted to ask those of you who are maybe's, probably's, still checking with the teens, etc, to please let me know even if you're not sure yet so I can plan accordingly. Thanks!!-JeffOn Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Jeff Cupo <jcu...@montvillelibrary.org> wrote:Hi all, sorry for any cross-posting! I just wanted to remind everyone that there's only a little over a week left to register. Than ...Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed for Youth Services Planning Committee

March 20th 2018

Please excuse cross-postings * * *Seeking Volunteers for the annual Youth Services Forum Planning Committee  - Deadline to Confirm Your Interest April 16, 2018* Have you attended the Youth Services Forum in the past and felt the desire to have more of an impact on the programs offered? The Youth Services Forum, an annual conference for youth services librarians, is looking for volunteers for the Forum’s planning committee (you must be a member of NJLA). You would be working closely with Sandi Cronce, Pr ...Continue Reading

2018 National Teen Lock-In

March 20th 2018

FYI, I know some NJ public libraries have participated in this in the past. Here’s the information for this summer’s National Teen Lock-In. National Teen Lock-in is a grassroots collaborative of teen library services staff who coordinate activities on the final Friday night of July. This summer, NTL: Rock Your World will happen on Friday, July 27, 2018.  It is free to sign up and open to all libraries regardless if your library is participating in CSLP or iRead summer reading programs. The length of progr ...Continue Reading

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

March 16th 2018

Please excuse cross postings The New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ are co-sponsoring this training. Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulation ...Continue Reading

SYNC: Free Audiobooks for Teen Encourages Listening

March 15th 2018

FYI, * * *GET READY FOR 2018 SYNC AUDIOBOOKS FOR TEENS * SYNC Audiobooks for Teens kicks off its ninth year on April 26th. It’s a free summer audiobook program sponsored by AudioFile Magazine/ /and powered by OverDrive that pairs YA books with classics for teens aged 13+. Teens, librarians, club leaders, and educators may sign up for email or text alerts about these FREE offerings and can learn more at www.audiobooksync.com. SYNC also has a toolkit you can use to publicize it with your teens at http://w ...Continue Reading

Workshop for aspiring writers of animal books

March 14th 2018

FYI, I’m sending this information for informational purposes only. Author Loren Spiotta-DiMare who writes books about animals for children is coordinating a special program for animal lovers and aspiring authors. The *By The Book:  Animal Writers' Workshop* will take place on April 28th in Oldwick (Hunterdon County), NJ. A registration flyer is attached. Any questions should be addressed to the author: Loren Spiotta-DiMare www.LorensReadingRoom.com Thanks. ~Sharon Best regards, Sharon Rawlins, MLS ...Continue Reading


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