WLA Children’s and Teen Services Librarians attend conference in Cody



childrens workshopOn May 3, 2013 eighty Youth Services librarians descended on the Park County Library in Cody to attend the WLA Children’s and Teen Services Workshop, “Cuing the Future.”  Organizers of this workshop were Holly Baker from Park County Library and Shari Haskins from the Riverton Branch Library.

May 3 Linda BraunThe keynote speaker was Linda Braun, VOYA columnist, LIS professor at Simmons College Graduate School, Educational Technology Consultant with LEO: Librarians & Educators Online, and past YALSA president.  Ms. Braun’s dynamic and energetic speaker style engaged the audience as she shared her vast knowledge and insight on the future of teen services that focused on eReaders, eBooks and the landscape of the physical space in a teen area.

Shari Haskins said, “I was thoroughly impressed and engaged with Linda. I feel she brought information and ideas to our librarians that can be implemented at this very moment.”

Other conference speakers who shared their time and knowledge were:  Ana Cuprill, Vickie Overcast, Sarah Growney, owner of The Thistle, Sara Marcus and Robin Levin.

“Networking and visiting with my Wyoming peers never gets stale.  It is always a thrill to catch up and discover what is happening in other libraries and a statewide workshop is the perfect time to rekindle,” Haskins said.

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