Archive - 2014
2014 Summer Reading Program Workshop/Unworkshop
Albany Public Library and Upper Hudson Library System Present
Science Discovery: Unraveling the Science Behind Fizz, Boom, Read!
February 12, 2014 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (9:00 check-in and networking) Upper Hudson Library System 28 Essex Street Albany, NY 12206
Presenters from CNSE Childrens Museum of Science and Technology:
Sarah Fisk, Director of Education and Museum Experience
Dawn Baldwin, Museum Educator
Join us for hands-on science! Youll learn about and replicate science experiments that will add zest to library programs from storytimes to tween programs. Experiment, broaden your knowledge, and have fun while gaining practical applications. Ideas for altering programs for different learning environments and accommodating various types of learners will also be part of your take-away.
Space for this workshop is limited!
Cost: $10.00 (UHLS member library staff only)
Email Mary Fellows (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register.
Once you receive a confirmation email, you will be requested to send your check.
Workshop: Making a Difference in a Life: Customer Service for Teens and Tweens
Thursday April 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. Doors Open
9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Workshop
11:30 a.m. Networking Opportunity
Bring a lunch, well provide dessert & drink, and well use the opportunity to discuss whatever you like concerning service strategies for teen/tweens!
Schenectady County Public Library
Presenter: Terrie Gifford
Cost: $10 per person.
For more information and to register, click here.
Upper Hudson Library System and Mohawk Valley Library System present:
Beyond a Rainbow Booklist: Serving LGBTQ Youth in Your Library
August 28, 2014
2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland NY
9:00 am networking, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm workshop
LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc.) youth, like all young people, deserve a library environment that is safe, supportive, and welcoming. This collaborative workshop will provide ideas, strategies and suggested policies that will help us make our libraries places where LGBTQ youth and their families find helpful guides, information, and books that reflect their experience.
The morning session will be a presentation, while the afternoon will focus on booktalks of LGBTQ books for all ages and discussion of LGBTQ literature. You are invited to volunteer to booktalk a non-discussion title. (Well provide a selection of book choices for you, and optional coaching. Please indicate on your registration form your interest.)
The booktalking will be followed by two simultaneous book discussions. Please do your very best to read all titles if you are attending one of the book discussions.
Book discussion Group 1: And Tango
Makes Three, Drama (Telgemeier). Totally Joe, Ask the Passengers
Jackson Radish has presented on trans young adult literature to librarians, teachers, and teens, and contributed a chapter on the subject to Oxford University Presss Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. He is an editor and book reviewer with a background as a teen librarian.
Handouts and resources:
From speakers Kyle Lukoff and Jackson Radish:
Upper Hudson Library System & Mohawk Valley Library System
Early Literacy Community Asset Analysis & Storytime Management
Thursday, October 2, 2014
William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
Effectively serving families with young children requires knowing who they are, how they live, which other community services they use, and what they need and want from your library. Whatever size your library, in this workshop, you will learn how to:
This training is part of the NYS early literacy initiative Ready to Read At New York Libraries.
Presenters: Mary Fellows, Upper Hudson Library System & Sue Rokos, Mohawk Valley Library System
Are your story times sometimes hard to manage? Would your activities be better if you werent spending so much time managing behaviors? Learn tested techniques and fun activities for calming and managing your young participants (and their parents!) so that everyone can get the most value from the experience.
Presenter: Don Sinton, Stepping Stones Learning Center, Rochester, NY
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