YSS Spring Conference 2018: New York Libraries Are For Everyone

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April 13, 2018
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center
Syracuse, NY

Earlybird Registration Deadline: March 1, 2018
Advance Registration Deadline: April 1, 2018

 

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Join NYLA's Youth Service Section (YSS) for the 2018 Annual Spring Conference in Syracuse, NY, April 13, 2018. Join us as we celebrate our conference theme this year: New York Libraries Are For Everyone.


Conference Registration

Pass Name Description
YSS Past Presidents Dinner ONLY This pass is for those who are attending the YSS Past Presidents Dinner ONLY, and who do not intend on attending ANY other programs as part of the YSS conference.
YSS Spring Conference 2018 This pass includes: a badge good for entry to all events and programs, and admission to the luncheon.


Events

Event Name Date Time Description
YSS Past Presidents Dinner 2018 Apr 12, 2018 6:00 PM -
9:00 PM
YSS Past Presidents Dinner - open to ALLJoin us for a delicious dinner honoring the Past Presidents of YSS! On April 12, 2018, starting at 6 o'clock, Spring Conference attendees are encouraged to come to Pascales Italian Bistro at Drumlins restaurant. Hobnob with Past Presidents while enjoying a scrumptious buffet dinner. Test your trivia knowledge and bid on baskets. This fantastic fun filled evening costs only 40 dollars. We hope to see you there!
1-A 21st Century Tools for Little Coders Apr 13, 2018 10:30 AM -
11:30 AM
21st Century Tools for Little CodersPresenter: Madalyn Lombardo, Tully Free LibraryLearn all about hands-on technology and how to incorporate it into fun programming for elementary students. Learn how to use these technologies as well as get program and lesson plans on how to incorporate them into your daily activities.
1-B Using Apps to Support Early Literacy and Kindergarten Readiness Programs Apr 13, 2018 10:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Using Apps to Support Early Literacy and Kindergarten Readiness ProgramsPresenters: Donna DeStefano and Erin Cosyn, FindawayWork through how to achieve higher outcomes through curated mobile content. We will highlight top apps for early literacy and kindergarten readiness as well as reviewing skills and how they can be applied using specific apps.
1-C Two Heads Are Better Than One: School and Public Library Partnerships Apr 13, 2018 10:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Two Heads Are Better Than One: School and Public Library PartnershipsPresenters: Alyssa Newton, Onondaga Free Library and Penny Feeney, Onondaga Hill Middle SchoolLearn about the successful MakerClub collaboration between Onondaga Free Library and Onondaga Middle School, now going into its third year. This collaboration between the school and public libraries not only created new learning opportunities for students, but helped them understand that the library is a great place to learn and explore their personal interests. Penny and Alyssa will share tips on how to create successful partnerships, discuss grant opportunities their partnership provided, and highlight the resource sharing network that empowered students to explore their passions year round.
1-D Breaking Down Barriers By Rethinking Fines Apr 13, 2018 10:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Breaking Down Barriers By Rethinking FinesPresenters: Patricia Uttaro, Monroe County Library System, Katie Hayduke, Onondaga County Public Library System, Rebecca Maguire, Onondaga County Public Library SystemLearn how libraries in Syracuse and Rochester have worked to bring children and families back to the library by eliminating fines.
1-E A Natural Fit: Environmental Programs at the Library Apr 13, 2018 10:30 AM -
11:30 AM
A Natural Fit: Environmental Programs at the LibraryPresenter: Nathan Keefe, Syracuse University iSchoolDoes your library offer nature programming? Libraries are uniquely positioned to link the world of books and media with the natural world, and foster this interest in children, families and teens. Join us to explore fun and exciting ideas to engage youth in your library with do-it-yourself nature programming. Participants will leave with a handout featuring takeaway program ideas for implementation.
2-F A Safe Place to Game Apr 13, 2018 1:45 PM -
2:45 PM
A Safe Place to GamePresenter: Daniel Fadden, TCGPlayer.comLearn about the program Safe Place to Game, which partners with Onondaga County libraries to run a fun and educational program for those passionate about gaming. We donate materials, hold game nights, and teach, promoting a culture where children can have fun and feel safe, while interacting with their peers through tabletop games.
2-G An Overview of Autism Apr 13, 2018 1:45 PM -
2:45 PM
An Overview of AutismPresenters: Mardie Ninno and Charissa Taylor, Margaret L. Williams Developmental Evaluation Center, Upstate Golisano Childrens HospitalOne in 68 children are diagnosed with Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This workshop will provide an overview of the characteristics of autism and some strategies librarians can use that will be helpful in providing activities and services to individuals with autism.
2-H Bring Them All In: Programs That Work for Both Kids and Teens Apr 13, 2018 1:45 PM -
2:45 PM
Bring Them All In: Programs That Work for Both Kids and TeensPresenters: Stephanie Preston and Christina Stenson-Carey, Albany Public LibraryLearn about programs that work for early elementary aged children through young teen. We will have lots of winning ideas from pop culture and beyond to enable you to make your library a fun destination for kids and teens. There will be hands-on projects and activities.
2-I Family Literacy in a Food Pantry Apr 13, 2018 1:45 PM -
2:45 PM
Family Literacy in a Food PantryPresenter: Betsy Kennedy, Cazenovia Public LibraryCazenovia Public Librarys outreach program at the local food pantry includes early literacy, high school equivalency tutoring, summer reading programs, parenting workshops and Read Aloud Book Club. This is achieved on a small budget with many volunteers. It started small and continues to grow.
2-J Enhancing Library Services for LGBT Youth PART I Apr 13, 2018 1:45 PM -
2:45 PM
Enhancing Library Services for LGBT Youth PART IPresenter: Lyndon CudlitzWith practical advice and tips for library services, learn how your library can be a welcoming and supportive place for LGBTQ young people and their families.
3-K Table Talks Apr 13, 2018 3:00 PM -
4:00 PM
Table TalksRoundtable discussions/hands-on activities about programming and services for children and teens. Participants can attend three different Table Talks during this workshop.
3-L Popup Libraries and Community Partnership Apr 13, 2018 3:00 PM -
4:00 PM
Popup Libraries and Community PartnershipPresenters: Heather Urtz and Leslie Stolins, Mid-York Library SystemHave you thought about doing a popup library in your local schools or businesses? Well take you through our creation and implementation of a System-wide Popup Library, and how that has increased our member libraries partnership opportunities.
3-M Circulating Unique Collections: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Apr 13, 2018 3:00 PM -
4:00 PM
Circulating Unique Collections: The Good, The Bad, and The UglyPresenters: Emily Wormuth, Community Library of Dewitt & Jamesville and Marc Wildman, Central NY Library Resources Council, Jill Youngs, NOPL CiceroLibraries are experimenting with circulating non-traditional items to their patrons, such as DeWitts Discovery to Go collection of math and science kits. Learn about the experience of several libraries circulating unique collections. Whats worked and what hasnt?
3-N Reading South Asia: Culture, History, Identity Apr 13, 2018 3:00 PM -
4:00 PM
Reading South Asia: Culture, History, IdentityPresenter: Emera Bridger Wilson, South Asia Center, Syracuse UniversityThis workshop will explore ways to bring aspects of South Asian cultures, religions and histories into the library through childrens and young adult books and activities. Highlighted books will include those which have received recognition from the South Asia Book Award (SABA) as a starting point to explore possible programs and events you could hold at your library.
3-O Enhancing Library Services for LGBT Youth PART II Apr 13, 2018 3:00 PM -
4:00 PM
Enhancing Library Services for LGBT Youth PART IIPresenter: Lyndon CudlitzWith practical advice and tips for library services, learn how your library can be a welcoming and supportive place for LGBTQ young people and their families.