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Basic Library Skills Training: Youth Services--Building the Foundation

Event Type: Continuing Education
Date: 12/5/2019
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
 As a youth services library team member, you have the opportunity to build a fun, supportive and literacy-enriched environment for your youngest patrons. Sounds simple enough, but we all know it’s a big job! You need the right tools in your toolbox and a foundational understanding of youth services and programs specifically designed for infants to 18 year-olds in a public or school library setting.

Join Robin Hargrave, youth and school services consultant, as you construct a basic understanding of youth services roles and responsibilities. Also, dig into current trends and resources that create a positive learning environment and promote literacy.

As an active participant, you will learn how to:
• Compare and contrast the purpose of youth services in public and school libraries as well as generate ideas about how public libraries and school libraries may support and complement mutual objectives through collaboration
• Access age-appropriate, quality resources to create an annual programming calendar
• Apply state educational and ALA standards to drive instruction and planning
• Integrate online resources to support young readers, researchers and career planners.

Whether you’re new to library youth services or just need a refresher, you are sure to build confidence and fill your toolbox with new ideas at this Basic Library Skills Training (BLaST) program.

Basic Library Skills Trainings (BLaST) are programs designed for new librarians and library staff that cover fundamental skills and basic library services. Click HERE for more information about BLaST and future BLaST trainings. When you register, be sure to indicate that you want BLaST Certificate credit for your attendance at the Youth Services: Building the Foundation workshop. Once you have completed a minimum of eight Core Trainings, and four Optional Trainings, SCKLS will issue you a Basic Library Skills Training (BLaST) Certificate. Registration is limited to 12 participants and the deadline for registration is Thursday, November 21, 2019. Light refreshments will be offered compliments of SCKLS. This event will be held in the SCKLS building located at 321 North Main Street in South Hutchinson.

Location: Large Meeting Room
Registration Ends: 11/21/2019 at 12:00 AM
Other Information:
 Registration is open only to SCKLS member libraries' staff and board members.
Contact: Katherine Hughes
Contact Number: 800-234-0529 ext 149
Presenter: Robin Hargrave
Status: Closed

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