2:00pm – 3:00pm
Try It Out! – Chris Dorman & Paula Dugan & TBD
3:15pm – 4:15pm
Move It! Simple Exercises to Get You In the Moment – Valerie DiLorenzo
Explore how and why movement is paramount to life and learning. You will actively move your body through a variety of activities from Brain Gym® to Kundalini Yoga, and more. In our fast-paced and technology-driven society, take some time to relax and recharge. Resources for more information provided. Attendees can add their own thoughts/ideas/activities to this session as well.
10:15am – 11:15am
Cooking Up Programs Teens & Tweens Will Love: Recipes for Success – Megan Emery
Join Programming Librarian Megan Emery Schadlich for an overview of her book Cooking Up Programs Teens & Tweens Will Love: Recipes for Success. We’ll review the contents and how to use this cookbook style programming guide then try out a few of the more than 30 programs detailed within. We’ll touch on user based design, STEAM, as well as your own innovative ideas!
Since the book’s 2015 release it’s received positive reviews as a “Recommended” purchase by Teacher Librarian magazine and School Library Journal calling it “An easy to digest compilation of ideas, designed to demystify programming for tweens and teens.”
Planning a Poetry Walk – Penny Cunningham & Lisa Liotta
Poetry Walks promote literacy, learning, and encourage a deeper appreciation of the environment, especially when poems are site-specific and change monthly over a five-month summer season. Not only is this program easy to design, it can be inexpensively implemented by libraries. Penny Cunningham of Burnham Memorial Library in Colchester, Vermont and Lisa Liotta of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation are now planning their fourth annual poetry walk. In this program, Penny and Lisa will explain their process of creative collaboration and show you how to select a walking trail; find and choose monthly poetry collections; display the poems; prepare and present a brochure; invite audience participation, engagement and reflection; and market for success.
2:00pm – 3:00pm
The Healing Library: Lending Healing Experiences to Families – Kristen Cappy & Megan Emery
Join Kirsten Cappy of Curious City & Megan Emery of the Chattanooga Public Library for an overview on how your library can use The Healing Library for free. These free, lendable kits were designed for families undergoing periods of trauma due to the death of a pet, a loved one developing Alzheimer’s, or the death of a loved one. Each kit comes with discussion guides, activities, acts of kindness, community helpers, and more. This session will go over the basics of the kits as well as how to develop your own kit based on the needs of your community.
Keeping It All Together – Sashi Kaufman & Rita Meade
Join Rita Meade and Sashi Kaufman as they share how they manage full time jobs, writing books, families, social media, and more!
4:30pm – 5:30pm
YA Smackdown – Kara Reiman
Do you work with teens? Could you use some new program ideas? Or do you have something that worked really well that you’d love to share? Come to this informal sharing time modeled after the Guerrilla Storytime format.
9:00am – 10:00am
Beauty & the Beak: How Science, Technology, & a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle – Deborah Lee Rose
Winter the dolphin’s prosthetic tail made a huge splash among young readers. Now Beauty the bald eagle’s prosthetic beak lets young readers soar, with a new, nonfiction book about the wild eagle that was shot, rescued, and received a pioneering, 3D-printed prosthetic beak. Award-winning children’s author Deborah Lee Rose, www.deborahleerose.com, recounts the remarkable scientific collaboration that produced Beauty’s new beak, and her literary collaboration with raptor biologist Janie Veltkamp that produced Beauty and the Beak (now a Junior Library Guild selection).
10:15am – 11:15am
Hands on = Brains on! – Nancy Keane & Rebecca Sofferman
Twenty-first Century learners require more engagement than students have ever before. We know that a hands-on approach to learning fosters collaboration and inquiry, and aids retention. This session will cover ways to assess patron learning while increasing patron engagement using participatory learning tools such as Kahoot, BreakoutEDU, Virtual Reality viewers, Goosechase, and more.