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Annual Youth Services Workshop
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Wausau Community Room, Marathon County Public Library
300 First Street, Wausau, WI
Register online by November 2 
2018 Youth Services Workshop Flyer

  • Participants will learn about developmental assets, attitude, and demeanor crucial for building relationships with teens.
  • Participants will learn how to advocate for teens in library service and in the community.
  • Participants will learn how children and teens share their lives online and how to educate and communicate with youth on safe and proper use of technology.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Coffee and conversation 

Linda Jerome9:30 – 12 p.m.: Teen Librarianship & 60 Teen Programs in 60 Minutes
Linda Jerome, Teen Librarian for the La Crosse Public Library, will outline how librarianship is more than picking the best books and planning great programs when it comes to serving teens. It’s about building relationships with teens and within the community. It’s also about being an advocate for teens inside and outside the library walls. Then Jerome will dive into 60 successful teen programs that range from passive to massive, crafty to techy, and silly to serious.

12 – 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
Register for $8, or brown bag

12:45 – 2:15 p.m.: Toddlers to Teens: Keeping Kids Safe in Apps and Online
Special Agent Theodore Indermuehle from the WI DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation Office will present on internet and app safety with youth. Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat…we’ve heard of these. What about WhatsApp, Yellow, YouNow or Skout? Our kids are active participants in sharing their news and lives online, many times unsupervised. With new popular apps being downloaded every day, how can adults keep up? This session will provide an overview of current technology trends, apps, and issues for children and teens; ways we can educate and communicate with young people on safe and proper use of technology; and resources for online safety information and how to report instances of online child exploitation.


3 – 3:30 p.m.: Break & Discussion of PLA Inclusive Internship
Julie Beloungy, Director of the Thorp Public Library, will report on the Thorp Public Library’s experience in applying for, securing, selecting, and mentoring a PLA Inclusive Intern for the 2018 summer. Designed to introduce students from diverse backgrounds to careers in librarianship the 2017 PLA III pilot sponsored public library internships for 50 high school juniors and seniors at 39 host libraries across the U.S. Beloungy and the intern traveled to Washington, D.C. in June to kick off the opportunity and interns presented their summer projects in Chicago, IL.

4.5 contact hours for the day. School and public youth librarians from all of Wisconsin are welcome!
If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, please contact Anne Hamland at: ahamland@wvls.org or 715-839-5082 ext. 150.

Submitted by: Anne Hamland