[kids-lib] 2010 Focus Institute: Register Now!

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Jul 2 10:35:55 PDT 2010

2010 Focus on Children and Young Adults Institute

Dates:  Sept. 26th—29th, 2010
Fee: $90
Location: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in the Columbia River Gorge
Download the registration form online at: http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/youthsvcs/focusinstitute.shtml
Registration Deadline: Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Special Guest: Author Christine Fletcher will present about Ten Cents a Dance, her acclaimed historical novel for teens!

Christine Fletcher is a young adult author from Portland, OR.  Her book Ten Cents a Dance is on YALSA’s 2009 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults,  received a Blue Ribbon from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, was a Jefferson Cup Honor Book of the Virginia Library Association, and was a finalist for the 2008 Cybils Award for Young Adult Fiction. 2010 Focus Institute participants are encouraged to read Ten Cents a Dance prior to Sept. 26th.

The Focus on Children and Young Adults Institute seeks to provide a foundation of professional knowledge about youth services necessary for the operation of small public libraries.  Participants will attend several training sessions over the course of three and a half days.  The sessions concentrate on the principles of public library services to children and teens, and how to put those principles into practice.  Session topics may change from year to year based research, library practices, and trends which change and improve continually.  Feedback from the previous Focus Institute participants is also considered when planning session topics.  Training sessions are presented by highly skilled, experienced Youth Services Librarians in Oregon.  Presenters are typically active members of the Oregon Library Association's Children's Services Division<http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=61033> (CSD) and Oregon Young Adult Network<http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=61034> (OYAN). To learn more about the 2010 Focus Institute sessions and presenters go to: http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/youthsvcs/focusinstitute.shtml#2010_Focus_Institute_Details.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
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