Youth Services Roundup 3/14/19



For those who weren't able to attend the summer reading workshop held at NCLS last week, don't worry - all of the slides and handouts have been uploaded to the summer reading page. If you signed up to attend the workshop, your bookmarks have already been sent in the delivery, and if you attended the workshop here in Watertown, you were able to grab some posters, too. If you have not yet received bookmarks or posters and are interested in having them, please e-mail me, and I'll send them your way. Additionally, if you have not yet received the flash drive containing the 2019 CSLP manual if are interested in doing so, please let me know.


Join your teen-serving library colleagues from five states for a FREE day of energizing ideas, problem hacks, and go-to colleagues! If your job includes a focus on teens, you’re invited to the 2nd Annual G.O.A.T. Teen Services Meetup on Thursday, April 11th at East Greenbush Community Library. Get details here, and sign up here!


YSS is looking for applicants for the Ann Gibson Scholarship! This scholarship is given annually to honor the memory of Ann Gibson, a dynamic and dedicated librarian, storyteller, and teacher, in recognition of her many contributions to the field of youth service librarianship. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a person who has chosen to pursue graduate studies that will lead to New York State certification as a youth specialist in a public library or school media center. The deadline is May 31; get details and download the application here!


Jbrary is back with the second part of their piece on repetition in storytime: "In my first post about repetition I discussed what happens in the brain when we repeat information to young children and how repetition can benefit learning and language acquisition. In Part 2 I’m going to explore how we can incorporate repetition in storytime. What does it actually look like? How much is too much? Will the families get bored? Will I get bored?"