January 23 – March 3
$200 10% discount if you register by January 9th!
2.0 CEUs/20 LEUs
Program # 3049
You will receive an email with login instructions a few days before the class begins.
Feeling overwhelmed, rather than excited, when lots of kid patrons visit your library at once? Take back your space with research-based practices from the education world! This course will empower youth services staff to create a welcoming environment for the kids they serve and enforce their expectations of kid patrons without fear of “being mean”. Discuss techniques from the classroom to maximize the enjoyment of everyone. Change the way you see your space, your kid patrons, and yourself.
- Identifying the Needs of Your Kid Patrons: who do you serve, and why is this important? What is your role in the lives of your kid patrons?
- Setting Up Your Space: how are kids navigating your space, and how can you help them do this better?
- Making Expectations Clear to the Kid Brain: how do kids interpret library rules, and how can you help them meet your expectations?
- Helping Kids Use Your Space: how do you introduce the library space to day camps and during tours? How can scripts help you make your expectations clearer and more accessible?
- The Trouble with Rewards: how can you help kid patrons become more intrinsically motivated to meet your expectations? Why is this important?
- Holding a Successful Non-Chaotic Program: how can you make your traditional programs more engaging for all kid patrons?
Expectations: a pass/fail grade is based on engaging with assigned material, the completion of brief weekly activities, and a succinct culminating project about your take-aways. All assignments will emphasize relevance and practicality, and you’ll be able to start using what you gain from this course right away.
Instructor: S. Bryce Kozla (also known by her alter-ego moniker Sara Bryce) is the youth services librarian at the Cooperative Library Services of Washington (OR) County. She received the Wisconsin Library Association 2012 Rising Star Award and was a member of the ALA Emerging Leaders class of 2013. Seven years’ professional experience in education have served her well in her library’s long and storied battle to reclaim the enormous boat in the children’s department in the Name of Reading. She blogs about programming and other youth services topics at http://brycedontplay.blogspot.com/ and can be found gallivanting on Twitter at @PLSanders.
PHONE – Pyle Center Registration Office: (608) 262-2451
FAX or MAIL – Print out a registration form