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YSF Workshop and Networking Event draws crowd
Monday, July 23, 2018 05:33 PM

Workshop and Networking Event draws crowd

The Youth Services Forum Workshop allowed attendees to share ideas and discuss issues.

The March 2018 YSF Workshop attendees had positive things to say about the event.

March 16, 2018, was a day full of learning, laughter, and networking for Youth Services librarians across the state.

The Youth Services Forum hosted a Workshop and Networking Event at the JMRL Central Library in Charlottesville. The morning consisted of three presentations. We learned about sensory storytimes for special needs children, book talking for all ages, and self directed teen programs. After lunch, we joined others to discuss different topics. There were seven different groups we could attend to network with other librarians for ideas, discussion, and tips.

The workshop was well attended and we have already begun planning our next workshop, which will be held at the end of August. Be on the look-out for more details on the Virginia Library Association website. 

- Rebecca Lowe
Youth Services Forum Chair 

Youth Services Forum December 2016 Meeting
Thursday, December 01, 2016 10:00 AM

The Youth Services Forum will hold a meeting on Friday, Dec. 16, from 2 p.m. to  3 p.m. As Angela mentioned in her introductory post, we will share ideas about event planning, including holiday events and other family events. Ask questions and leave inspired!

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking on this link:

You can also dial in using your phone

Dial: 1 (646) 749-3112
Access Code: 899-615-549

If this is your first time using GoToMeeting, make sure you open the following link to enter a test session:

Introducing the 2017 Youth Services Forum Chair
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 10:00 AM

Hi everyone,

First, I'd like to introduce myself.

I am the new Chair of the VLA Youth Services Forum. I hope over the coming year to work with all of you to make the Youth Services Forum a useful group where you can network, find support, and share ideas. If you know someone who is not a VLA member, but who would like to participate in our networking, let me know and I'll add them to our email list!

Here are the notes from the VLA Youth Services Forum meeting in November.

2017 VLA Youth Services Forum Officers and Contact Information
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:00 AM
Angela Critics
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
[email protected]

Vice-chair/ Chair-elect

Jeffrey Wood
Stand-in Secretary, 2017
Jefferson Cup Roanoke Public Libraries
[email protected]

Region I Representative

Rachel Timm
Region II Representative
Pittsylvania County Public Library
[email protected]

Madelyn Kresinske
Region III Representative
Suffolk Public Library
[email protected]

Anne Rappe
Region IV Representative
Petersburg Public Library
[email protected]

Rachel Placchetti
Region V Representative
Central Rappahannock Regional Library
[email protected]

Laini Bostiani
Region VI Representative
Culpeper County Library
[email protected]

Minutes for June 24, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:00 AM

The minutes from the June 24 Youth Services Forum meeting are now available:
YS Forum Minutes 6/24/2016

If you have any questions or would like to become more involved in the Forum, please contact Jeff or Angela.

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