Kudos to our fantastic speakers, tireless officers, and scrappy volunteers for making the 2013 iYouth Conference a hit!
We had lively sessions and workshops, informative panels, and an author signing, as well as a stunning display of books from our conference bookseller, Mockingbird Books.
Thanks to all and we hope we’ll see you next year!
Meantime, stay tuned for more blog posts and give us your feedback on all things iYouth.
As the fifth annual iYouth Conference approaches, we will highlighting some of the speakers and presenters who will be featured at the Conference.
We are thrilled to announce that Marisa Elena Duarte will be our keynote speaker this year. Marisa is a doctoral student at the University of Washington Information School. Her area of research is on the social and political impacts of information, knowledge, and technology in Indigenous and borderland communities. While her current research is on tribal broadband Internet deployment, her prior work has included serving as a children’s librarian and world languages collections development librarian at Fresno County Public Library, an instructional librarian for Millennial learners at Arizona State University, and a Peer Information Counselor at the University of Arizona. She is a strong advocate for diversity and social justice in libraries and youth services and we are very excited for her to share her insight and experiences.
If you would like to learn more about Marisa, you can visit her website here.
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Fifth Annual iYouth Conference
Common Ground: Engaging Diversity and Building Community in Youth Services
University of Washington–Mary Gates Hall
February 9, 2013
If you live or will vacation in the Massachusetts area this year, you might be interested in attending this program. It’s a chance to visit the Eric Carle Museum, meet some award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators and gain useful teaching tips. iYouth officer Erin Quarterman lived in Massachusetts for a while and highly recommends this museum!
From Creative Process to Curriculum Connections:
Children’s Book in the Classroom
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA
This program, which is intended for teachers, librarians, and other educators, features eight New
England-based children’s book authors and illustrators. Panels focused on fiction, picture book
biographies, and the craft of research and writing will provide educators with plenty of ideas they
can take back to their classrooms.
For more information and the registration form, Click Here.
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Save the Date!!
January 28th, 2012
Join us for the Fourth Annual iYouth Conference 2012!
The 2012 iYouth Conference, Where Technology Meets Tradition, is a one-day professional development conference at UW – open for all students and professionals. We’ll have innovative panels, presentations, and hands-on learning opportunities for you to explore another side of library science!
Featuring sessions on storytelling, information literacy, video booktalking, bilingual literacy research, with presentations by professor Dr. Mike Eisenberg, author Janet Wong, and author Kirby Larson!
Keynote speech by middle school librarian Chris Gustafson!
For more information and the registration link.
After much hard work, many details falling into place, and spending less time on homework than it warrants, iYouth is pleased to open up registration for the 2011 iYouth Conference: Young Minds, Fresh Perspectives. Details are available on the iYouth 2011 Conference page here.
Personally, I am really excited about the line up of work shop presenters and keynote speakers for this year, including once again, beloved Nancy Pearl! In trying to accommodate both young adult AND childrens’ librarians, we distributed workshops so that each time slot has one geared to each demographic. A new addition to the conference is an extended ‘networking lunch’ that will be held in Mary Gates Hall.
Registration is available through BrownPaperTickets.com. We look forward to seeing you at the conference. Please don’t hesitate to email with questions!