LJ & SLJ Public Library Youth Services Leadership Summit

Venue

Broward County Main Library

100 S. Andrews Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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The people shaping the future of youth services are creating the future of libraries. In libraries large and small, a strong approach to youth services fuels a first, fundamental relationship that can be lifelong. A strong strategy prioritizes early development around multiple literacies, connections that support and complement school curricula, and programming and collections that inspire independent reading, thinking, and creation.

Join us and a national group of youth services leaders and their administrators for this robust networking and educational program where we’ll explore the top thinking that leading libraries are applying to youth services, as well as emerging thinking on community engagement, co-creation of services, partnership to expand impact, personal leadership skills, and other groundbreaking approaches that you’ll be able to put into practice in your community.

Who should attend: Heads of youth services, emerging youth services leaders, library directors — send your teams!

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact Advertising Director Roy Futterman: rfutterman@mediasourceinc.com.

 


 

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Thursday, March 12th 
 

9:00 - 10:00 AM | Optional Tour of Library
 

10:00 - 10:30 AM | Coffee and Registration
 

10:30 AM | Welcome Remarks: 

Meredith Schwartz, Editor-in-Chief, Library Journal
Kelvin Watson, Director of Libraries, Broward County, FL, Libraries Division 
 

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM | Keynote: Christian Zabriskie & Lauren Comito, LJ’s 2020 Librarians of the Year  and co-founders of Urban Librarians Unite 

Christian Zabriskie, Executive Director of Onondaga County Public Libraries, NY
Lauren Comito, Neighborhood Library Supervisor at Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard Library
 

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM | Youth Services: The Key to the Whole Community 

Katherine Debertin, Youth Programs and Services Manager at Hennepin County Library, MN
Other speakers TBA
 

11:45 AM  - Noon | Industry Spotlight TBA 1
 

Noon - 1:00 PM | Lunch and Networking
 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Unconference Part 1
 

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Everything I Need to Know about Library Leadership I Learned in Youth Services

Lucia Gonzalez, Library Director, City of North Miami, FL 
Allison Grubbs, Assistant Director, Broward County, FL
 

2:30 PM - 2:40 PM | Industry Spotlight TBA 2
 

2:40 PM -3:10 PM | Fostering the Love of Independent Reading and Learning

Trixie Dantis, Youth Services Manager, Arlington Heights Memorial, Library, IL
Other speakers TBA
 

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM | Break
 

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM | Literacy Partners Beyond the Library

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4:00 PM - 4:10 PM | Industry Spotlight TBA 3
 

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM | Keynote: Gretchen Caserotti, Director of Meridian Library District, ID
 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Reception
 

Friday, March 13th
 

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Continental Breakfast and Reflection
 

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Keynote: Brian Bannon, Merryl and James Tisch Director, New York Public Library
 

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM | Industry Spotlight TBA 4
 

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM | Unconference Part 2
 

11:10 AM - 11:30AM | Break
 

11:30 AM - 11:40 AM | Industry Spotlight TBA 5
 

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM | Keynote: Kao Kalia Yang, A Map Into the World (Lerner/Carolrhoda)
 

12:10 PM -12:15 | Closing Remarks

Nefertiti Austin

Brian Bannon
Merryl and James Tisch Director of Branch Libraries and Education
Bio

Nefertiti Austin

Linda Braun
Learning Consultant
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Nefertiti Austin

Gretchen Caserotti
Library Director, Meridian Library District
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 Lauren Comito 

Lauren Comito
Neighborhood Library Supervisor at Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard Library
Bio

 Nefertiti Austin 

Trixie Dantis
Youth Services Manager at Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML)
Bio

 Nefertiti Austin 

Katherine Debertin
Youth Programs & Services Manager, Hennepin (MN) County Library
Bio

 Nefertiti Austin 

Lucia Gonzalez
Director of City of North Miami Library
Bio

 Nefertiti Austin 

Allison Grubbs
Assistant Director, Broward County Libraries
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 Nefertiti Austin 

Tracie Hall
Executive Director, American Library Association
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 Nefertiti Austin 

Kelvin Watson
Library Director, Broward County Libraries
Bio

Nefertiti Austin

Kao Kalia Yang
Author of A Map into the World (Lerner/Carolrhoda)
Bio

Christian Zabriskie

Christian Zabriskie
Founder and Executive Director of Urban Librarians Unite
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Baker & Taylor, a Follett company, is the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products. We love books and leverage our unsurpassed distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere, to readers worldwide. Baker & Taylor offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers globally. 

 

Exceptional is a strong word, but it’s what Lerner strives to be. Why? Because readers, librarians, and educators are counting on us. We bring together skilled authors, illustrators, photographers, educational consultants, editors, and designers to craft exceptional books. Books that engage, educate, and entertain. Books that open young minds and build bridges to learning. Books that affirm and celebrate diversity, build understanding, and broaden awareness of the world. Visit lernerbooks.com to explore our breadth of high-quality nonfiction and fiction titles for children and young adults.

Abrams

 

"For over 30 years, Midwest Tape has been dedicated to serving the unique media needs of libraries and their patrons. Whether it is through custom processing and collection services for physical collections, creating the leading all-in-one digital experience of hoopla digital, or library-first content from Dreamscape, our commitment to libraries is unwavering. We’re proud to announce the next generation of hoopla, which will give libraries the option to transfer and manage their digital one-user-one-copy collections."
 

Alane Adams

 

Playaway Pre-Loaded Products are built for circulation. From product design to content and services, they make it easy to put safe, durable and simple- to-use technology in the hands of all library patrons. Curated with content from the industry’s top publishers and app providers, Playaway products deliver the highest quality audiobooks, apps, videos, and read-alongs. They are currently circulated in 40,000 schools, libraries, and military installations worldwide.


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 


 
 

 

   


 

   

 

   
 

 

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