[kids-lib] Focus Institute: Save the date 9/16-9/19

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Feb 3 13:34:34 PST 2012

Save the date for the 2012 Focus on Children and Young Adults Institute
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September 16-19, 2012
At Menucha Retreat Center<http://menucha.org/> in Corbett, OR
Check in 4:30-5:30pm on Sunday 9/16
Head home at 1pm on Wednesday 9/19

$75 per person, meals and lodging included.
Session details will be available in June.
Registration will take place in July.

The Focus on Children and Young Adults Institute<http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/youthsvcs/focusinstitute.shtml> 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 on 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).

The Focus Institute is held in September of even numbered years.  Registration is limited to 24 participants. It is designed for library staff who serve children and teens, and have no graduate level education in librarianship.  Staff from libraries that are not yet offering youth services programs constitute the highest priority for the Institute, if attendance will result in the library implementing programs for youth.

The Focus Institute is able to keep costs low for participants because it is primarily supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

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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