[kids-lib] Focus Institute: Register by next Monday (8/2/2010)

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Jul 26 11:52:54 PDT 2010

2010 Focus on Children and Young Adults Institute

Dates:   Sept. 26th-29th, 2010
Fee: $90
Location: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center<http://www.menucha.org/> 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

The following Focus Institute session topics and presenters are confirmed:

  *   Early brain development (a brief review of the RFHF<http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/youthsvcs/rfhf.home.page.shtml> session, with a focus on more in depth information and research): Joann Contini, RFHF Project Coordinator
  *   Early literacy storytimes: Dana Campbell, Corvallis-Benton County Library
  *   Readers' advisory and reference for parents and young children: Dana Campbell, Corvallis-Benton County Library
  *   Outreach to parents, childcare providers, and preschool teachers: Nancy Spaulding, Cedar Mill Community Library
  *   How to Host an Author with special guest Christine Fletcher
  *   Readers' advisory and programming for elementary school age children: Anna Bruce, Tigard Public Library
  *   Homework help for 1st-12th graders using OSLIS and the statewide databases: Jen Maurer, Oregon State Library
  *   Teens @ your library (brain development and positive youth development strategies to help all staff work with teens in the library): Susan Smallsreed and Deborah Gitlitz, Multnomah County Library
  *   Selling it in the stacks (teen readers' advisory): Ruth Allen and Natasha Forrester, Multnomah County Library
  *   Teen programming on a shoe-string budget: K'Lyn Hann, Newberg Public Library
Christine Fletcher is a local young adult author.  She will be presenting about her book Ten Cents a Dance which is on YALSA's 2009 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults and has received much acclaim. 2010 Focus Institute participants are encouraged to read Ten Cents a Dance prior to the presentation so they will be familiar with the story, characters, and historical period  discussed during this presentation.

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).

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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