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ALA Conference Programs

Annual 2012 (Anaheim)

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LSYC Programs:

Spectacular Services for At-Risk Teens (Sat, June 23rd, 1:30pm-3:30pm)

Presenters: Amy Cheney, Angela Craig, Kathleen Houlihan

Participants in this program will learn how to identify at-risk youth populations in their communities and how to advocate, plan, design, implement, and evaluate your library’s program for at-risk teens.


LSYC Interest Group Meeting (Sun, June 24th, 8:00am)

Official meeting of LSYC.  Will occur simultaneously in the same room with the adult group's meeting for better networking.


Touching Literacy: iPads in the School Library Serving Incarcerated and Detained Youth (Sun, June 24th, 1:30pm-3:30pm)

Presenters: Regan Schwartz, Claudio Leon

Are tablets available to your patrons yet? This program introduces you to three library staffers and their project to bring iPads to school libraries serving detained youth in New York City. We will examine the practical “how to’s” of technology pilots; the process of collaborating with multiple institutions; and maintenance, marketing, funding and collection development for tablets. This session will appeal to all librarians who have not yet integrated tablets or e-readers into their libraries.

Locked Up! Go Inside a Juvenile Detention Center (Mon, June 25th, 1:30pm-3:30pm)

Presenter: Amy Cheney, Diane Walden

Tour Los Angeles County’s Central Juvenile Hall. Talk with experts who provide library services to juveniles behind bars. Learn the difference between detained and adjudicated, between jail and prison; how the library fits into institutional culture; how the poulation defines the library services provided. Talk with incarcerated youth to hear what the facillity library means to them. The program goal is to provide knowledge, resources and contacts for anyone interested in this vital service. Advance reservations and security clearance required. More information at




Other Programs of Interest:

Back to Basics: Strategies & Techniques for Teaching Basic Digital Literacy to Underserved Populations (Sat, June 23rd, 10:30am-12:00pm)

Black Arm Bands, Full Metal Jackets and Young People (Sat, June 23rd, 1:30pm-3:30pm)

eThemes, Newsy and This Week in Newsy: FREE Online Resources for 21st Century Learners (Sun, June 24th, 8:00am-10:00am)

Graffiti, Poetry, Dance: How Public Library Art Programs Affect Teens (Sun, June 24th, 10:30am-12:00pm)

Mix IT Up! Poster Session @ Diversity Fair (ongoing)

Not Another Boring Vampire Romance: Going Beyond the Norm in YA Paranormal Literature (Sun, June 24th, 4:00pm-5:30pm)

Passive Programming that’s Anything But: Reaching Young Adults Subversively (Sun, June 24th, 4:00pm-5:30pm)

Preconference: Nuts & Bolts of Building a Public Library/Jail/Prison Partnership (Fri, June 22nd, 8:00am-12:00pm)

Share the Wealth: Contribute to the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database (Sun, June 24th, 8:00am-10:00am)

Teen Advisory Boards—Keeping Teens Interested (Mon, June 25th, 10:30am-12:00pm)

Writing a Way Out: The Success of Writing Programs in Correctional Settings (Sat, June 23rd, 8:00am-10:00am)

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