Power Partnerships: When School and Public Libraries Unite

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On Friday, June 14th YASD held its annual June Brunch. This year our brunch included a panel of four Librarians from Syosset. The panel consisted of three librarians from a public school setting: Syosset High School Education Technology Specialist Kristina Holzweiss, School Media Specialist Lynn Ortlieb and School Media Specialist Sarah Wasser, along with the Head of Teen Services from Syosset Public Library Sharon Long. The four did a wonderful job of presenting now only what they do but how they work together and ways that all school and public librarians can work together.

Syosset Public Library puts on SY-Con every other year and Sharon makes sure to get the school librarians involved. This included having Lynn be a judge for the cosplay contest. Sharon believes it is great to invite the school librarians and get them involved in large library programs. 

Together these awesome librarians are also planning an un-convention called Cardigan Camp where school and public librarians can come together to discuss the library world, what they have done, and what they will like to do. As it is an un-convention, the exact topics will be decided that day by those who attend.

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They also encouraged visits and meetings between the public and school librarians. Public Librarians should invite School Librarians to visit their space and vice versa. Every year, Sharon, Lynn, Sarah and Kristina get together to discuss the school summer reading lists as well, making a great partnership between those assigning the assignment and those who will be helping the teens find their books for it.

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Kristina also shared about the important of social media as a way to reach our patrons and share what we have to offer. In her e-mail signature she uses GIF made on EZGIF as a moving banner to help advertise. She also shared the QUIK APP to make presentations to share for class visits, PTA meetings and more.

Sharon, Lynn, Sarah and Kristina were all amazing panelists who definitely seem to enjoy working well together. The YASD Board Members and Committee Chairs are so grateful they were able to spend their Friday morning with us.

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April Professional Development

Thank you to Meghan Fangmann for curating these webinars and articles!

Webinars

Booklist

https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Other Webinars: 

5:00pm

The Power of Manga, Comics, & Graphic Novels through the Lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners (American Association of School Librarians)

When: Wed, April 3, 5pm – 6pm

Description: Wednesday, Apr 3 (5-6 pm)
The Power of Manga, Comics, & Graphic Novels through the Lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners (American Association of School Librarians)

Using the lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners, we will examine the role of manga, comics, and graphic novels to promote literacy and learning. Participants will not only learn about the power of these genres but they will also be exposed to the language of the AASL Shared Foundations.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

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1:00pm

 Celebrating Diversity & Multiculturalism through Crafts (Infopeople)

When: Thu, April 4, 1pm – 2pm

Description: Thursday, Apr 4 (1-2 pm)
Celebrating Diversity & Multiculturalism through Crafts (Infopeople)

In this webinar, we will define diversity and multiculturalism, cultural appropriateness, and highlight crafts and activities that will help teach children to respect and celebrate the differences in all people. By merging diversity and equity into our library programming we can build cultural relevance into any craft program.
For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

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12:00pm

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

When: Tue, April 16, 12pm – 1pm

Description: Tuesday, Apr 16 (12-1 pm)
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.
To register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

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12:00pm

YA/Teen Book Buzz Spring 2019 (School Library Journal)

When: Tue, April 23, 12pm – 1pm

Description: Tuesday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)
YA/Teen Book Buzz Spring 2019 (School Library Journal)

Get ahead of the curve and discover the latest and greatest hot reads during SLJ’s 2019 Teen Book Buzz webcast! Join us in conversation with publishing insiders to learn about their most buzz-worthy titles coming out this spring. You’ll hear about some can’t miss new reads, from a dystopian novel where girls are bannished to the woods for their 16th year to an historical verse retelling of the last day of Joan of Arc’s life. Tackling everything from romance to gender indentity to fantasy, these selections are loaded with teen appeal. Don’t miss out!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

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12:00pm

Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement (Education Week)
When
Tue, April 23, 12pm – 1pm
Description
Tuesday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)
Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement (Education Week)
Research shows that when parents are engaged in their children’s learning, students succeed. Educators often need support in helping families integrate into local school communities, where they can learn about the education practices and policies that impact their children. The challenge is figuring out the best methods for building these relationships.  In this free webinar, learn about the five high-leverage areas identified in the report: attendance, data sharing, academic and social development, digital media, and transition points. 
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

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Don’t #%?$ My Graphic Novels: Conquering Challenges and Protecting the Right to Read (American Association of School Librarians)

When
Wed, April 24, 5pm – 6pm
Description
Wednesday, Apr 24 (5-6 pm)
Don’t #%?$ My Graphic Novels: Conquering Challenges and Protecting the Right to Read (American Association of School Librarians)
In 2018, 38% of reported book challenges took place in schools. Among the challenged works were those in illustrated format, including Persepolis, Drama, This One Summer, Captain Underpants, Bad Kitty, and Bone. As we celebrate School Library Month, join us in advocating for and defending books that incorporate art with Bad Kitty author and illustrator Nick Bruel and librarians Mariela Siegert, Martha Hickson, and Suzanna Panter.
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

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Mock Printz 2019

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Yesterday (January 18th) was the annual Mock Printz Workshop with Nassau and Suffolk Libraries. Many Teen/Young Adult Librarians, including members of the YASD board were in attendance. This year was Suffolk’s turn to host and the event took place at the beautiful Sayville Library. 

“The Michael L. Printz Award recognizes the best titles in young adult literature in a given calendar year.” (source) To find out more about the award please click here.

The nominees this year were:

  • The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
  • Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
  • Hey, Kiddo by Jarret J. Krosoczka
  • Illegal by Eoin Colfer
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers

Four of these years nominees were introduced by Nassau Librarians, each making the case for why that book should be selected the winner.

  • Briana of Elmont Library introduced The Astonishing Color of After
  • Kaye of Mineloa Library introduced Children of Blood and Bone
  • Laura of Garden City Library introduced Dread Nation 
  • Amanda of Uniondale Library introduced Sadie

Following introductions everyone broke into two small groups to discuss the titles and if they were worthy of being this year’s winners. Two pairs of discussion leaders two took discussing four titles with each group.

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Former NCLA President Laura and current YASD President Janice were discussion leaders. The books they lead the discussion for were Dread Nation, The Astonishing Color of After, Blood Water Paint and Hey, Kiddo.

Suffolk County librarians James (Huntington) and Brian (Patchogue-Medford) were leaders for the other four titles.

After all the titles were discussed, voting took place. The voting procedure involved everyone selecting their top three choices with different point values.

Two titles stood out among them all.

  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers

The Poet X received five more points than Sadie but Sadie received more votes for 1st place. After a brief discussion and the reminder that part of the qualification that the book should stand the test of time, a vote between those to titles took place.

At the end of the day:

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

was declared the 2019 Mock Printz winner for Long Island

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Courtney Summers’ Sadie received an Honor, along with Jarret J. Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo.

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Shout out to
RENEE MCGRATH, MANAGER OF YOUTH SERVICES, NLS
DEREK IVIE, YOUTH SERVICES COORDINATOR, SCLS
for putting together a wonderful Mock Printz Workshop.
Thanks for all that you do!

 

YASD Joint Meeting

Join us at 10 am on Thursday February 14th, for the joint meeting of Nassau and Suffolk YASD.​ A PoliceSmart Cyberbullying workshop with be presented by Suffolk County Police Officer Nancy Ward.
The meeting is to be held at the Patchogue-Medford Library. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Please click here in order to register online. A $10 registration fee must also be submitted through the mail.
To fully register through mail please contact Michele Cayea, Suffolk YASD President at mcayea@pmlib.org for a registration form.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Click Here to Download a PDF version of the above flyer.

December Professional Development

Thank you to Meghan Fangmann for curating these webinars and articles!



https://www.nypl.org/books-music-movies/recommendations/best-books/ya


 

Webinars

https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/health-literacy-begins-at-your-library.html

FYI: For more professional webinars use this link https://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar/

November Professional Development

Thank you to Meghan Fangmann for curating these webinars and articles!


Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)
Wednesday, Nov 14 (2-3 pm)
Join Catherine Boddie and Bridget Kiely, Young Adult Librarians at Arapahoe Libraries in Colorado, for a crash-course on understanding teen behavior and strategies for applying your know-how so all staff can offer the best teen services at your library. We’ll touch on everything from adolescent neuroscience to behavioral issues. Whether you’re a teen expert or teen averse attend for some useful takeaways for your day to day work in the library.