Sponsored by Kansas City Metropolitan Library
& Information Network
Young Adult Workshop
November 16, 2010
9:00 am—3:30 pm
North Kansas City Hospital
Kansas City Metropolitan Library &
2800 Clay Edwards Drive
North Kansas City, MO
Independence, MO 64050
15624 E. US Highway 24
General Information Young Adult Workshop, November 16, 2010
COST: Each class has a membership and non-membership rate. Please
refer to the session for cost. Name: ___________________________________________________
LOCATION: The directions to the North Kansas City Hospital will be Library:__________________________________________________
sent out with your workshop confirmation.
PRE-REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required to ensure your place,
lunch and workshop materials. Address: _________________________________________________
Send Registration to: City: ______________________State: ____ Zip: ________________
Mary Puhr, Professional Development Coordinator Phone: _____________________ Fax: ________________________
15624 E. US Highway 24 E-mail: __________________________________________________
Independence, MO 64050
KCMLIN BILLING/REFUND/CREDIT POLICY: KCMLIN Member Prepaid $60.00 ______
KCMLIN Member Billed $65.00 ______
KCMLIN WORKSHOP BILLING/REFUND/CREDIT Non-KCMLIN Member $120.00 ______
POLICY: We prefer all workshops to be prepaid or paid
at the door. If you prefer to be billed, please add $5.00 per Prepaid fees must be in the KCMLIN office at least seven days prior to the
person. Full refunds or credits are available for cancella- workshop. No refunds will be given after this date.
tions made a minimum of seven (7) days prior to the work-
shop less a $5.00 administrative fee (you can transfer to Check # ________________ Amount: _________________
another workshop a minimum of seven (7) days prior to
the workshop with no administrative fee.). Cancellations
Required information to process credit card:
made less than seven (7) days receive no refund or
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
credit and you or your organization will be billed. NO
SHOWS ARE BILLED TO YOU OR YOUR LIBRARY.
Name on Credit Card_____________________________________________
Billing Address for Credit Card____________________________________
City, State, Zip Code_____________________________________________
A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND CATERED LUNCH WILL
ACCOMPANY THIS WORKSHOP FOR THE COMFORT AND Credit Card Number: ____________________________________________
PLEASURE OF OUR GUESTS. THIS YEAR OUR LUNCH WLL BE AN
ITALIAN BUFFET. IF YOU REQUIRE A SPECIAL DIET, PLEASE FEEL 3 Digit Security Code __________________Exp. Date __________________
FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH.
SPEAKERS Our Keynote Speaker
Cari Albarelli is a Youth Services Specialist for the Johnson County Library,
working primarily with teens. She participates exclusively in hobbies that allow
her to listen to books at the same time. Kimberly Patton
2010-2011 President of YALSA
Amanda Barnhart is a Library Associate at the Trails West Branch of the Kansas
City Public Library. From thinking it might be the end to Life As We Knew It to
evading the treacherous designs of President Snow, Amanda has navigated the Oh
My Teen Book Group through four years of teen literature.
Linda Bowman is the YA Associate at West Wyandotte Library in Kansas City,
Kansas. She is always looking for programs to try out on her unsuspecting teens.
April Edwards is the Teen Services librarian for MCPL- Raytown Branch. She is
currently collaborating with the Raytown secondary schools to promote teen
reading and services in the community.
Crystal Faris is the Director of Teen Services at the Kansas City Public Library
but she thinks that in another life she was a filmmaker. Or maybe she just wishes
she was one now.
Jessica Ford is currently in charge of teen programming and book clubs at the
Red Bridge Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library. She also works with her
alma mater, Center High School and the Center School District. She has two dogs, Kimberly Patton is the 2010-2011 president of the ALA‘s Young
one cat, two ferrets, a husband and lives in Waldo. Adult Library Services Association and the Central Library‘s Teen
Librarian for Kansas City Public Library. The theme for her
Megan Garrett is the Library Associate at the Sugar Creek Branch of the Kansas presidential year is Think Big. Developed with guidance from the
City Public Library. Megan enjoys teaching computer classes, hosting teen Presidential Advisory Task Force, Patton hopes to spend this year
programs, and working with community partners. In her spare time, Megan is an helping YALSA to make a big impact on members' communities, see
avid bowler and is patiently awaiting the return of Conan O'Brien to cable with a global focus, and provide the tools members need to take their
television. teen library services to the next level.
Lacie Griffin is the Library Media Specialist for Raytown Central Middle
School. She recently won the Lynne Stype Empowerment Grant from MASL and Come listen to her presentation and learn more about YALSA,
is working with MCPL to develop programming ideas for middle school age including current and future initiatives, how you can get involved
teens. and what YALSA has to offer you.
Abbey Ludlow is a passionate teen programmer for the Smithville Branch at
Mid-Continent Public Library. She likes the color red, pirates, anime, YA lit,
going green, Facebook, and Skittles.
Erica Voell is the Youth & Teen Librarian at the Bonner Springs City Library. In
her free time, she fights weeds in the garden, quilts, knits and can‘t wait to see the
interesting and odd movie adaptation of ―To Kill a Mockingjay‖.
AGENDA I WANT a Teen Book Group! - Listen to the lowdown from experienced
teen book group leaders as they reveal the gory and not-so-gory details
involved in running a successful teen book group. Amanda Barnhart, April
9:05-9:10 Opening announcements
Edwards, and Megan Garrett will share their book group triumphs and
mishaps while offering ideas, tips, and resources to start your own.
9:10 - 10:10 Keynote speaker Kimberly Patton
The Ultimate Duo! School and Public Library Partnerships - School and
10:10 – 10:25 Break
public libraries need to work together to meet the needs of teens in the
community. It‘s not impossible! Come and join us for programming and
10:25 – 11:15 Breakout Sessions
collaboration ideas that have joined school and public library efforts in
-I WANT a Teen Book Group!
reaching our readers. Presenters: Lacie Griffin, Jessica Ford
-The Ultimate Duo! School and Public Library Partnerships
Booktalking the Best Books for Young Adults - Listen to booktalks and
11:15 – 11:45 Booktalking YALSA‘s Best Books for Young Adults
watch book trailers of many of the titles from YALSA‘s Best Books for
Young Adults list. A great way to get ideas for talking up YA titles with
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 12:50 Afternoon announcements
Coming Attractions: Book trailers @ your library—Why should movies
be the only thing promoted with a preview? Move over films, book trailers
12:50 – 1:20 Booktalking YALSA‘s Best Books for Young Adults
attract readers and have terrific library programming potential. This session
will discuss all things book trailer—making them, using them, programming
1:20 – 2:20 Breakout Sessions
with them. Presenters: Crystal Faris, Cari Albarelli, Erica Voell
-Talking Teen Programs
Talking Teen Programs - Have you ever wished you could find out about
programs that worked in other libraries? Bring a program idea of your own
2:20 – 2:30 Break
to share and we will discuss all the details of programs that worked for us
including supplies, reference materials, and tips on how to make the
2:30 – 3:15 Booklists Galore
program run more smoothly. All program ideas shared will be made
available online after the workshop. If you have even one program to share,
3:15 – 3:30 Name That Book
join us and learn something new! Presenters: Linda Bowman, Abbey
Booklists Galore - Need book lists? We‘ve got ‗em! Whether you‘re
COMMITTEE looking for dystopian fiction, YA nonfiction, novels in verse, or anything
Lisa Gooden, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library (Facilitator) else, join us for this open house session to mix and mingle and take home a
handful of new booklists to help you recommend that perfect title for your
Amanda Barnhart, Kansas City Public Library
teens. Plus, add your own favorite titles to our lists and we‘ll email them
Linda Bowman, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library out at the end of the workshop.
Crystal Faris, Kansas City Public Library
Lacie Griffin, Raytown Public Schools Name That Book - Team up and test your reader‘s advisory skills by
Christen Rhodes, Mid-Continent Public Library matching vague descriptions of plotlines (like the kind you hear from actual
Dennis Ross, Johnson County Public Library teens) with real YA titles and covers. Discover how good you are at
deciphering which books your teens are really after.