Youth Services Update: June 2022

Upcoming Opportunities

Descriptions below are provided by host organizations.

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FUN FOR ALL:

GAME-BASED PROGRAMMING ACROSS THE GENERATIONS

June 15, 2022 | 2:00 PM Eastern

In this 60-minute webinar, based on the new book Librarian’s Guide to Games and Gamers, Michelle Goodridge and Matthew Rohweder provide tips and tactics to establish a variety of game-based programming in their libraries. Participants will leave having ideas for cross-generational and specific user group programming suggestions outside of the perceived core game user group because you’re never too old to have fun! Visit the event site to register.

TORNTO COMICS ARTS FESTIVAL (TCAF):

LIBRARIES & EDUCATION DAY

June 17, 2022 | Virtual

TCAF Libraries & Education Day is a day of programming aimed at teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians,  library workers, and people in similar roles who want to know more about incorporating comics and graphic novels into their collections and classrooms. Registration required. For more information, visit the event page.

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I SEE YOU:

THE STRENGTHS-BASED PERSPECTIVE IN PUBLIC SERVICE

June 22, 2022 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM | Webinar

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is offering a free webinar in June that is applicable and beneficial to all types of library staff – school, public, academic, and special. Often, our world tends to focus on problems, pointing out faults before recognizing resilience. Choosing to focus first on strengths rather than deficits is called a strengths-based perspective and it has the potential to shift both our work as public servants as well as the ways in which we see our patrons. This session is presented by Patrick Lloyd, LMSW, Community Resilience Consultant for TSLAC and will introduce the strengths-based perspective, examine its use in a world that is often problem-focused, and discuss the ways in which focusing on the strengths of our patrons can help empower our communities. To register or find more information, visit the webinar page.


Ongoing Tools

Descriptions below are provided by host organizations.

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#TXBOOKCHAT LITERARY SERIES

The Texas Center for the Book is continuing its #TXBookChat series with a fifth season of the popular literary program. This online series launched in 2020 and offers brief discussions with authors, librarians, and literary professionals. These informal “coffee chats” last about 30 minutes and offer a quick look into different aspects of the state’s literary world. #TXBookChat seeks to bring together diverse voices and perspectives.

ARe You Curious About Incorporating More AR (Augmented Reality) In Your LibrARy?

At the recent TLA conference in Fort Worth, technical issues cut an ITRT sponsored session about Augmented Reality (AR) short.  A member of the audience, school librarian Melanie Sowa (Humble ISD) heroically stepped in to provide an enthusiastic (and quite impromptu) talk about all the ways she uses AR with her students. She was so impressive, ITRT has asked her to share her experiences, tips, and insight about AR with everyone who wasn’t there in person. This Tech Chat is available for viewing on the TSLAC YouTube channel.

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EXECUTIVE FUNCTION & SELF-REGULATION

Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child occupies a unique niche among university-based institutes and independent think tanks. As an interfaculty initiative accountable to the Provost, its projects draw on faculty from across the university and its affiliated hospitals, as well as a growing number of collaborators beyond the Harvard community. The Center’s current mission is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity.The Executive Function & Self-Regulation learning module provides resources that explain this aspect of a child’s brain and the significance of building its capacity.

NO KID HUNGRY’S CENTER FOR BEST PRACTICES

No Kid Hungry’s Center for Best Practices created a space just for libraries! This webpage houses information for libraries on both the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP or Summer Meals) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program (CACFP At-Risk or Afterschool Meals). Learn more about each program and how libraries can share their strengths to increase access to healthy food in their communities. Planning and implementation resources are also available along with training opportunities. Check out the webpage today! Have feedback on the website or want to share a resource from your state? Contact bestpractices@strength.org.



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Need more resources?

Check out our webinars that focus on Youth Services. Click here for information.


Questions?

For more information, visit our youth services page, contact Christina Taylor at ld@tsl.texas.gov, or call 512-463-5465.

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