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									            YOUTH SERVICES FORUM – WORKSHOP XXII:
                   “PUSHING THE ENVELOPE”

                          A DAY OF HOT TOPICS AND ISSUES
           IN LIBRARY SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
                             November 1, 2012
                           8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
                        Coffee 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
                                 Monroe Township Public Library
                                       4 Municipal Plaza,
                                   Monroe Township, NJ 08831
                                     Phone: 732-521-5000
                      Directions: http://www.monroetwplibrary.org/location

                                      Sponsored by:
   The Children’s Services and Young Adult Sections of the New Jersey Library Association
              The NJ State Library and the NJ Association of School Librarians

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                                Program Choices
                       Please return this sheet with your registration.

    Within each time slot: (10:15, 11:30 and 1:30), number your session choices 1, 2, 3.
    Efforts will be made to place registrants in sessions on a first-come, first-serve basis.

                                     10:15 am                                              Choice
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Geocaching & Youth Services, Perfect Together
Using Technology for Inspiration and Collaboration and Promotion of Youth Services
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Programming at the Library


                                    11:30 am                                               Choice
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Reaching Out! – In and Out of the Library
Get Ready to Get That Grant
Gaming at the Library: Beyond Jenga and Playstation


                                     1:30 pm                                               Choice
                                                                                             #
Garden State Book Awards – In your Library and Beyond
Preschool Panel
Otaku Unite - Meeting the Demands of Your Japanese Cultural Obsessed Teens
                                PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
9:30 am
                            Key Note – Policies that Serve our Patrons
Policy can be seen as a hindrance rather than a help, especially when serving children and teens. Marna
Elliott will discuss how library polices can help us serve our young patrons and their parents more effectively.
She will cover some of the most common issues that occur in Youth Services as well as some new challenges
and will address how to create effective policies in your library.

Dr. Marna Elliott is currently the Branch Manager of the Bridgewater Branch of the Somerset County Library System. She
has worked as the Youth Services System Coordinator for the Somerset County Library System, Youth Services District
Consultant for Montgomery County, PA, Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood Education Program at the
Community College of Philadelphia, and a children's librarian for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Library Policies,
especially those policies that affect children and youth, have been a long-term interest of hers.
Contact Information: melliott@sclibnj.org


10:15 am
                        Geocaching & Youth Services, Perfect Together
        What is geocaching? How does this technology relate to Youth Services? Isn't it expensive?
Geocaching uses GPS technology to locate hidden caches. Currently there are over one million caches hidden
   across the world. Join Librarian Cynthia Lambert, a geocaching enthusiast, for an in-depth discussion of
        geocaching and how you can create caching programs for children, teens, or the entire family!
 Cynthia will provide you with the history of geocaching, instructions on how to obtain the GPS units needed,
how to hide a cache at (or near) your library, and how to run a program (or series of programs) for your kids
                          to enjoy. Handouts will provide a road-map for future use.

                   Cynthia Lambert is an Adult Services Librarian at Mary Jacobs Memorial Library. She has presented on
                   geocaching in libraries for at the NJLA conference in 2009 and run successful geocaching programs for
                   Princeton Public Library, Middletown Public Library, West Deptford Public Library and at Mary
                   Jacobs. In her spare time, she is plotting to become ruler of the universe.
                   Contact Information: clambert@sclibnj.org

                     Using Technology for Inspiration and Collaboration
                              and Promotion of Youth Services
    Social media sites like Pinterest can be excellent resources for librarians. This presentation will provide
 information on the many ways to use social media accounts for collaborative planning and programming and
                the ways to use these tools to share ideas with the greater library community.

Alia Shields is a Children’s Librarian at the Cherry Hill Public Library in Cherry Hill, NJ. She manages the
library’s children’s blog, The Wild Rumpus.
Contact Information: ashields@chplnj.org

                Jessica Trujillo is the Head of Youth Services at North Plainfield Memorial Library, a branch of the
                Somerset County Library System.
                Contact Information: jtrujill@sclibnj.org
Camille Thompson is the Head of Youth Services at the New Brunswick Free Public Library, where she
has worked since 2006. She is a member of the NJLA YA section and has served on the NJLA Summer
Reading Committee and Honors & Awards Committee.
Contact Information: thompson@lmxac.org


           Michelle Yeager has been working in public libraries since 2002. Michelle is currently Supervisor of Young
           Adult Services at The Cherry Hill Public Library in Cherry Hill, New Jersey where she has worked since 2007.
           Contact Information: Myeager@chplnj.org

                      Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
                                 Programming at the Library
  Since the early 90's Diane Herbert has offered monthly afterschool science programs. This program grew to
include children ages 4-6. Stations, books and technology are used to demonstrate the various topics. In 2009
 Laura Mellor began offering a monthly Math program for ages 4-6. Books are read in addition to stations with
  activities related to the theme and a craft at the end. Diane and Laura have used activities from "What's the
   Big Idea? Making Math and Science Come Alive for Children and Families in Your Library" along with other
       resources. They have partnered with the Hillsborough High School Robotics team and offered robot
                                        demonstrations and a science fair.

              Diane Herbert has been with the Hillsborough Public Library (a branch of the Somerset
              County Library System) since 1991, beginning first as the Teen Librarian and then becoming
              the K-5 Librarian. Laura Mellor has been at the Hillsborough Public Library since 1990.
              Laura became head of the department in 1991 and works with various age groups.
              Contact Information: lmellor@sclibnj.org, dherbert@sclibnj.org


  “I knocked down all the blocks! I’m this many fingers old!” Children can have fun with math concepts long
 before they are ready for formal instruction. Librarians can have fun, too! Math based programs for toddlers
 and preschoolers are filled with stories, finger plays, and games—and planning and leading these programs
               utilizes the same skills librarians draw upon to create literacy based story times.

Jennifer Salt has an M.L.I.S. from Rutgers University and has studied early childhood education at
Brookdale Community College. She is a member of NJLA, ALA and NAEYC (National Association for
Education of Young Children). Jennifer draws upon research in both fields in her job as youth services
librarian at the Middletown Township Public Library and is committed to increasing communication
between professionals in both fields.
Contact Information: jsalt@mplmain.mtpl.org


11:30 am
                            Reaching Out! – In and Out of the Library
 Outreach begins at home. Homeschooling families are often heavy users of the library. How can we reach
 out to this special category of patrons? How do you start a group? Is the librarian needed? Resources found
                               through patrons and LibraryLinkNJ will be shared.


Keisha Miller is the teen librarian and volunteer coordinator at South Orange Public Library.
Contact Information: Twitter handle: @thatlibrarychic Email: kmiller@sopl.org
 We all run afterschool programs at our libraries that primarily serve children with parents who can easily get
them there. However, many more children are in an afterschool care program of some kind and have a much
               harder time getting to the library. Bring the library to them! It's easy and cheap!

               Karen Bilton has been a public librarian for 17 years with 11 years experience serving children and teens.
               She has worked at urban and suburban libraries on both coasts. Karen enjoys working with elementary
               age children and teens, and extending library services outside the library walls with booktalks and
               afterschool program visits.
               Contact Information: kbilton@sclibnj.org

Partnering with after-school sites is a great way to reach many students who aren't able to come to the
library. Carol Simon Levin will share descriptions of the programs she has taken "on the road" as well as a few
tips for success when planning these programs.

               Carol Simon Levin is a Youth Services Librarian at the Bridgewater Branch of the Somerset County Library
               with more than 20 years experience in Children's Services.
               Contact Information: clevin@sclibnj.org


 We have two programs we created at the Middletown Township Library to balance our desire to do outreach
 to schools and child care centers with the limitations of staff time. We simply don’t have the staff to travel to
 all the schools located within the township (over 20 childcare centers and preschools, 15 elementary schools
  (including two K-8 Catholic schools), 3 middle schools, and 4 high schools (2 public and 2 Catholic), but we
have created two programs that allow us to partner with schools within our limitations of staff time: “Books in
Schools” allows us to partner with elementary, middle, and high schools while “Camp Connection” allows us to
                                         partner with child care centers.

Jennifer Salt has an M.L.I.S. from Rutgers University and has studied early childhood education at
Brookdale Community College. She is a member of NJLA, ALA and NAEYC (National Association for
Education of Young Children). Jennifer draws upon research in both fields in her job as youth services
librarian at the Middletown Township Public Library and is committed to increasing communication
between professionals in both fields.
Contact Information: jsalt@mplmain.mtpl.org

                                      Get Ready to Get That Grant
 Libraries of all sizes benefit from grant funding. Where to find the opportunities and how to proceed with the
    proposals can be daunting questions. Panelists will discuss their experiences and share what they have
      learned: from finding grant (and award) opportunities, writing proposals, and administering grants.

                        Mary Piekarski has worked at Piscataway Public Library for over 25 years. She has held several
                        positions in the Adult/Young Adult Services Department: twice as Teen librarian, twice (including
                        currently) as Head of the Department. For 13 of these 25 years plus, she worked part-time. She
                        especially enjoys collection development and programming for teens and adults. She has written
                        numerous grant proposals and has received all but two of them.
                        Contact Information: mpiekars@piscatawaylibrary.org

Heidi Lynn Cramer coordinates Central Library Services at the Newark Public Library where she's worked for
17 years. In addition she has responsibility for programming, public relations, and special events. She has
worked closely with the Development Department on major fundraisers and co-authored a successful grant
for over $300,000 for preschool financial literacy. She is a past president of the New Jersey Library
Association, current chair of the NJLA Publications Subcommittee, and co-chair of NJ’s Snapshot Day.
Contact Information: hcramer@npl.org
              Lynnette Fucci graduated with her M.L.I.S and B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University. She is currently
              the Youth Services Librarian at the Monroe Township Public Library and is President of the Children's
              Services Section of NJLA. Contact her at lynnettefucci@gmail.com, on twitter @lynnettef, or friend her on
              Facebook at facebook.com/lynnette.fucci.


                 Gaming at the Library: Beyond Jenga and Playstation
 Many libraries have experimented with board game nights and Playstation tournaments but how can we go
  beyond programs and build a community at our libraries? Presenters from a variety of libraries will share
 their experiences with Collectible Card Games (CCG) such as Magic and Pokemon and Role Playing Games
         (RPG) such as Dungeons and Dragons as well as other tabletop miniature games. Game on!

              Natalie Niziolek has been a librarian in the Ocean County Library system for over two years, working with
              children and teens. In her previous life, she worked at and then owned a gaming store that sold card
              games, tabletop miniatures games, role-playing games, and comic books.
              Contact Information: nniziolek@theoceancountylibrary.org

Amanda Heideman is a teen librarian at Cape May County Library. She is from Michigan but moved to Jersey       -
in April 2010 to be a part of the Cape May County team. She is an avid YA reader and loves to game!
Contact Information: amandah@cmclibrary.org


              Robert Huber slayed his first dragon at the age of four. At the age of 13 he discovered his Planeswalker
              spark. By the age of 16 he had built his first mechanical army and decided to settle down in the land of
              Catan. And finally at age 18, he created his first world. An avid gamer and reader since he was in a
              playpen, Robert has worked in the library field for over eight years. A large part of that time has been
              spent running various forms of gaming in the library. When not at the Bergenfield Public Library, you can
              find Robert at his local game store, always ready to play a game or talk about books.
              Contact Information: robert.huber@bccls.org


1:30 pm
               Garden State Book Awards – In your Library and Beyond
 Learn how you can easily use the book awards in your library to hook kids into some great books and make
  connections with your school library. This year, we are promoting how school librarians can use the book
  awards in their curriculum with grade level lesson plans suited to meet Common Core Content Standards.

              Karen Bilton has been a public librarian for 17 years with 11 years experience serving children and teens.
              She has worked at urban and suburban libraries on both coasts. Karen enjoys working with elementary
              age children and teens and extending library services outside the library walls with booktalks and
              afterschool program visits.
              Contact Information: kbilton@sclibnj.org
Emily Chornomaz is head of Youth Services at the Vogelson Branch of the Camden County Library System.
She earned her MLS from Pratt Institute in 2009 and has worked in Teen Services as the Brooklyn Public
Library and the West Orange Public Library. She is the President of NJLA's Young Adult Section for
2012-2013.
Contact Information: chornomaz@gmail.com
              Kate Vasilik is a librarian in the Adult/Young Adult Department at Piscataway Public Library. Since earning
              her MLIS in 2005, her primary professional experience has been in teen services and advocacy, and she
              has been involved with the state association on a wide variety of levels, including serving as President of
              the NJLA Young Adult Section, 2010-2011.
              Contact Information: kate_thelibrarian@yahoo.com



                                                Preschool Panel

                               Early Learning Adventures for Preschoolers
 We’ve all done crafts for preschoolers but in this era of pushing children to excel at early ages, parents may
 be looking for a little something extra. Early Learning Adventures is a story and craft time that incorporates
          math and science curriculum as laid out in NJ Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards.

Tamara Richman has been a Youth Services Librarian for 10 years and currently works at the Mary Jacobs
Library in Rocky Hill, part of the Somerset County Library System. Tamara has presented extensively on a
variety of subjects including using non-fiction with preschoolers, Fantasy Readers Advisory and Ready
Reference for Kids. Tamara has 2 sons both of whom are extremely reluctant readers so reader's advisory is
a way of life for her!
Contact Information: trichman@sclibnj.org

                                Best Practices in Early Literacy – Winners!

Sing , Dance & Play - Gloucester County Library – Swedesboro Branch
  In 2008, to both provide a fun and new way of promoting literacy and to meet the needs of our youngest
 population, birth to 18 months, Gloucester Library initiated a baby music program. Swedesboro doesn’t offer
 any free music programming for children five years of age or younger and kindergarten classes were cut to
  half days. Local teachers asked the library for assistance. Learn how Gloucester expanded their successful
                              baby music program to toddlers and preschoolers.

Marge Dombrosky is the Branch Manager for the GCLS Swedesboro Library Branch. Marge has been with
the Swedesboro Library for 24 years. Swedesboro Branch is proud to have good rapport with the
Swedesboro schools, municipality and community.
Contact Information: mdombrosky@gcls.org
                     Teresa Carlton has been with the Swedesboro Library Branch for 14 years. She is the Youth
                     Services Coordinator and is responsible for a story time program, two music programs, a tween
                     book club, a tween/teen writers’ club, Meet the Artist, reading buddies, and the Teen Advisory
                     Board. Teresa is completing her Masters in Library Science from Clarion University.
                     Contact Information: tcarlton@gcls.org

Math and Science Program –Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library
    The Math and Science program for ages 3-5 is run throughout the school year, biweekly on Thursday
       afternoons. Each 30 minute program starts off with a short book related to the topic followed by
   demonstrations and lots of hands on activities. The program ends with a craft or activity related to the
topic, such as building with blocks if we are discussing the "building" topic, or gluing textured materials to a
 cardstock hand when we are discussing the "sense of touch and feel". I try to use as many visual aids that
      are commonly seen by many of the children so they can see how our topic relates to everyday life!

Karen O’Malley began her professional career as a classroom teacher with a Masters in Education. Later
she transitioned to working circulation and is presently a Library Associate. Currently she is responsible
for children's programs and book purchasing at the Mount Tabor branch of the Parsippany Troy-Hills
Public Library. Contact Information: karen.omalley@parsippanylibrary.org
Family Reading Incentive Programs – Watchung Branch, Somerset County Library System
   Reading and parental involvement provide the foundation for meeting the challenges of school – and life
beyond. Watchung Library’s Family Reading Incentive Programs provide children with opportunities to develop
  their reading skills and interests, and to share these with their families and the community. As an ongoing
 project for the past five years, Watchung Library has created a series of Family Reading Incentive Programs
 specifically designed to encourage families to read, promote the public library as a resource for families, and
                                   motivate families to visit the library regularly.

Sharon Orlando is Youth Services Librarian at Watchung Library branch of the Somerset County Library
System. With her background as an early childhood educator and project manager of regional libraries
within the NJ Department of Education, she’s been working for years creating opportunities for
communities to engage children and their families at the library.
Contact Information: sorlando@sclibnj.org


Dress for Mess! – Middletown Township Public Library
   The process centered approach to arts and crafts is developmentally appropriate, research based, actively
teaches language and literacy skills, saves staff time, and is loads of fun for everyone involved. Unfortunately,
   most of the existing information on the topic focuses on school/childcare based projects that do not easily
 translate to public library settings. This presentation will give a brief overview of the fundamentals of process
  centered art and offer suggestions for carrying out process centered art activities in a public library setting.

                Jennifer Salt has an M.L.I.S. from Rutgers University and has studied early childhood education at
                Brookdale Community College. She is a member of NJLA, ALA and NAEYC (National Association for
                Education of Young Children). Jennifer draws upon research in both fields in her job as youth services
                librarian at the Middletown Township Public Library and is committed to increasing communication
                between professionals in both fields.
                Contact Information: jsalt@mplmain.mtpl.org

                                Otaku Unite –
         Meeting the Demands of Your Japanese Cultural Obsessed Teens
 Have a group of teens who are obsessed with Japanese animation and you just don’t know what to do with
  them? Let us tell you about our Anime Clubs, programs, and collections. Want to know what Otakon is and
how you can have your very own cosplay convention @ your library? What is the difference between “regular”
    anime groups and hetalia anime groups? You will find out here. J-Pop and J-rock are the newest things
 springing up in the US, and we can tell you all about it! Also, we will provide suggestions on Anime to show,
                            manga to buy, and licensing you need to know about.

Jen Schureman, aka Schuwey, has been a YA Librarian for 4 years. She is currently the head of the
youth services department at the Gloucester County Library System. Jen, along with Clearview HS
librarian Arlen Kimmelman, won the NJLA/NJLSA Amy Job Partnership Award for their work with their
Anime and Manga Clubs. Jen holds a MLIS from Drexel University.
Contact Information: jschureman@gcls.org

 Lanora Melillo has been the youth services librarian at the Secaucus Public Library since January 2011.
 In 2011, she discussed crime manga at the 2011 NJLA Conference, she co-led a panel about specific
 programs used for her Tween Tech Club during the 2011 Youth Services Forum, and in 2012 she
 discussed online gaming, manga and anime at the 2012 NJLA Conference. In addition, she has also
 done a Scratch workshop for LibraryLinkNJ. Lanora holds a MLIS from Drexel University.
Contact Information: SPLYouths@gmail.com

								
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