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Children/Youth Services (11-14) [clear filter]
Thursday, May 16

11:00am MDT

Meaningful Making: Bridging STEM & Teen Programming
Libraries are striving to provide teens with programming opportunities that allow them to learn & collaborate with peers. One facet of programming that libraries are implementing are STEM Maker activities. We have developed a set of easy to follow program guides freely available online to support librarians to implement these activities. In this workshop, attendees will participate in Maker activities and experience fun & cost-effective possibilities for STEM-oriented Making in the library.  


Aubrey Rogowski

Utah State University

Heidee Vincent

Utah State University

Victor Lee

Utah State University

Mimi Recker

Utah State University

Thursday May 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • Topic Tags Programming/Services, Rural and Small Libraries, Children/Youth Services (11-14), Technology
  • Objective 1 Participants will learn about several STEM-oriented Maker activities and be provided with online resources that can be used to support implementing STEM-oriented Making in their own libraries
  • Objective 2 Participants will learn how to implement both passive and librarian-led STEM-oriented teen Maker activities.
  • Objective 3 Participants will be able to participate in a hands-on STEM-oriented Maker activity such as paper circuits or squishy circuits.

1:30pm MDT

45 Diverse Books in 50 Minutes: Fresh Voices in Storytime & Book Clubs
Update your storytimes, tween programs, and book clubs with "windows” books opening outward into the lives to others as well as “mirrors” books enabling all readers to see themselves reflected in the books you feature in your library programming. In this fun, fast-paced, informative session, Lisa, Phuong, Danae, and Heather will share engaging, relevant, diverse books you can use to refresh existing library programs--or create new ones.

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Lisa Grant

Salt Lake City Public Library
The City Library - Main Branch

DaNae Leu

School Librarian, Davis County School District
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Heather Novotny

Librarian, The McGillis School
Before accepting my current position as librarian at The McGillis School, I served as Senior Librarian for Children's Programming & Outreach with Salt Lake County Library. I love informational works for children, and I'm honored to have served on the 2021 Sibert Award Committee. I... Read More →
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Youth Services Librarian, Salt Lake County Library System

Thursday May 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session

3:40pm MDT

Author Panel: Novel 19s
Come and meet Middle Grade and Young Adult debut authors from Utah and learn about their new books: Dan Haring (MG Fantasy), Samantha Hastings (YA Historical), Sofiya Pasternack (MG Fantasy), Crystal Smith (YA Fantasy), Tiana Smith (YA romance), RuthAnne Snow (YA Contemporary), and Erin Stewart (YA Contemporary). The authors will share 2019 publishing trends, participate in a Q&A session, and host a prize drawing for books and swag. 

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Christina Walsh

Salt Lake City Public Library

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Dan Haring

Dan Haring is a visual effects and animation artist, who has worked on films such as Tangled, The Lion King 3D, Incredible Hulk and Rio 2. He is currently helping create new worlds in virtual reality at Strange Reptile. He loves comic books, especially Batman. He lives in Utah with... Read More →
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Sofiya Pasternack

Kidlit Author
Hi I’m Sofiya! My debut middle grade fantasy ANYA AND THE DRAGON will release 9/24/19 with HMH! I love love love talking about all things fantasy, writing, story structure, and especially my weird niche passion, the neuropsychology of writing! Come say hi!
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Tiana Smith

Tiana Smith is a copywriter turned novelist who grew up in the Rocky Mountains. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing after her ninja son, reading, or binging the Disney Channel. She has double degrees in Honors and English from Westminster College but wants to go back to school... Read More →

Thursday May 16, 2019 3:40pm - 4:30pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 B
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • Topic Tags Readers Advisory, Children/Youth Services (11-14), Children's Services (6-10)
  • Objective 1 Introduce local authors and how to book-talk their 2019 debuts
  • Objective 2 Read-alike books for the debuts and 2019 publishing trends for middle grade and young adult markets.
  • Objective 3 A Q&A session, including information/availability for author visits and other programming opportunities.
Friday, May 17

10:00am MDT

I Like My Library S.T.E.A.M.ed
Incorporating Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) programming into a Public Library setting. A.K.A. How to Outreach, Outsource, and Out-Pinterest Pinterest. One library's experience turning a struggling weekly evening storytime into a popular and fun learning night.  


Melissa Lindsay

Davis County Library System

Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am MDT
Eagle Room 200 D
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session

11:00am MDT

Let's Talk Tweens
How can libraries meet the needs of the underserved tween population? In this session, we will discuss ways library staff can create an environment for children ages 8-12, bridge the gap between story times and teen nights, and foster a lifelong love for libraries.


Dan Mickelson

Springville Public Library

Lauren Tolman

Springville Public Library

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
Eagle Room 300 A
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • Topic Tags Programming/Services, Children's Services (6-10), Children/Youth Services (11-14)
  • Objective 1 Participants will be able to assess the needs of their community’s tween population, including addressing gaps in library services by age group.
  • Objective 2 Understanding how to develop a tween programming plan.
  • Objective 3 Understand the factors that go into creating a dynamic tween library space.

2:30pm MDT

Ignite Creativity in Your Library with Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark is a website and app suite that encourages impactful learning through creative communication. Go beyond the Powerpoint or Google Slide presentation, and let students show what they know through easy-to-use apps to create videos, web pages, and posts. Discover how you can use Adobe Spark apps for professional-looking library displays, signs, and graphics. Join elementary and secondary teacher librarians who will share their experiences using these tools with students, and in their libraries. You’ll have some hands-on time to explore the Adobe Spark suite and ignite creativity in your library!

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Amy Jamison

District Library Specialist, Ogden School District
Amy Jamison is a district library specialist for Ogden School District. She has an EdTech endorsement and is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator. Amy is a district liaison for the WSU Storytelling Festival, and supports History Day in her district, advocating for student-centered... Read More →

Shelly Ripplinger

Syracuse Arts Academy Charter School

Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 D
  (7) School Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • Topic Tags Children/Youth Services (11-14), Instruction, Technology, Library School Education
  • Objective 1 Introduce Adobe Spark tools: Video, Page, Post
  • Objective 2 Demonstrate ways Adobe Spark can be used to engage students with creative projects; design professional-looking library signs and displays; and promote libraries through online posts and communications.
  • Objective 3 Provide hands-on opportunities for the audience to create a video, page, and/or post.

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