[Michlib-l] Youth & Teen Services Updates

Lancaster, Cathy (MDE) LancasterC5 at michigan.gov
Fri Feb 26 14:08:54 EST 2021

Collaborative Summer Library Program Updates
Coming April 1: "Tails and Tales, Part 2", a supplemental collection of worksheets and resources to support your library mitigate the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.

The 2021 Incentive Catalog is live Click here to view! https://www.cslpreads.org/cslp-store/
Note: All orders placed in 2020 have shipped. If you placed your order in 2020 and it has not yet arrived, please contact customer service at custserv at cslpreads.org

New: 2021 Tails & Tales themed StickTogethers available for preorder. Click here to view: https://letsticktogether.com/collections/cslp-tails-tales.
We know that many ALSC members are experiencing furlough, personal job loss, household job loss, income loss,and many other forms of financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has disproportionately affected people who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color). Friends of ALSC will fund 50 ALA and ALSC membership renewals<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ala.org%2Falsc%2Fmember-center%2Falsc-relief-renewals-bipoc-members&data=04%7C01%7CLancasterC5%40michigan.gov%7C46c614c05d714c63de2d08d8d51f6600%7Cd5fb7087377742ad966a892ef47225d1%7C0%7C0%7C637493678128760544%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=%2FzcFd3%2F9RF6j4p5g%2FarXI5jL%2FhJSMTzgobmqUfGbO90%3D&reserved=0> to BIPOC members who find themselves in this position and have been active ALA/ALSC members in the last year. In funding these memberships, ALSC's goal is to honor BIPOC members' commitment and to increase retention of a diverse membership while reducing barriers to participation. The ALSC Membership Committee will be reviewing applications. To apply, please submit this application<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fairtable.com%2Fshr8eTEmQJBj21wyf&data=04%7C01%7CLancasterC5%40michigan.gov%7C46c614c05d714c63de2d08d8d51f6600%7Cd5fb7087377742ad966a892ef47225d1%7C0%7C0%7C637493678128760544%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=QjUQ3oAkbHcqk1lnQcac5c8sXDHCbtVY9TE6fz4IArg%3D&reserved=0> by March 30th, 2021. Finally, if you have the means to do so, Friends of ALSC are currently accepting donations toward this program. Find out more about Friends of ALSC and how to donate here<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ala.org%2Falsc%2Faboutalsc%2Fcontact%2Fdonatetoalsc%2Fhowtodonate_&data=04%7C01%7CLancasterC5%40michigan.gov%7C46c614c05d714c63de2d08d8d51f6600%7Cd5fb7087377742ad966a892ef47225d1%7C0%7C0%7C637493678128760544%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=rnK3Dba1RNjYoCGJ90JJU7SWIaTchYyrWTwvM5tECSc%3D&reserved=0>.
YALSA currently seeks program proposals for its 2021 Young Adult Services Symposium<http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium>. The theme of the symposium is "Biggest Little Safe Spaces: Serving Teens During Times of Adversity." It will follow a hybrid virtual/in-person format and will be held from November 5-7, 2021 in Reno, NV.
The past year has presented teens and the libraries that serve them with numerous challenges that will continue to affect them in 2021 and beyond. What does the future hold for today's teens? Where do we as librarians go from here? What's next for our libraries? Join YALSA, librarians, and YA authors as we discuss strategies for serving teens during difficult times and continue to develop programs that ensure our biggest little safe spaces thrive for years to come.
YALSA is seeking program proposals that address the following questions:
  *   How do staff provide inclusive programming and diverse collections? How do we ensure representation and equity of access to materials and information? e.g. book and program challenges, the library as a "neutral" space. How can literature assist us?
  *   How does staff provide outreach to teens in their community? How do you meet teens where they are?
  *   How do we create more inclusive and "safe(r)" spaces? How do we empower teens to find their voice and speak out about issues important to them? e.g. gun violence, global warming, #metoo, institutional racism, LGBTQ rights.
  *   How are staff affected by adversity on the job? How do we address this and other experiences like compassion, fatigue, and burnout? e.g. self-care
Interested parties are invited to propose 60-minute programs centering on the theme via the online form<https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/p4Jn05aEft7e5Vb22605zj> on the symposium site by April 1. Applicants will be notified of their proposals' status the week of May 1.

YALSA is currently seeking individuals for the following volunteer opportunities:

  *   YALSA Board Fellow<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ala.org%2Fyalsa%2Fawardsandgrants%2Fyalsa_fellows_program&data=04%7C01%7CLancasterC5%40michigan.gov%7C9cadeb71e12e46352f4508d8d9f282b9%7Cd5fb7087377742ad966a892ef47225d1%7C0%7C0%7C637498982892194380%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=0toGvMtsu8CqAiSxSH6MF1t8nhvhKPJYAZGXw7IuMjI%3D&reserved=0>: Gain leadership skills and learn about association governance as a non-voting member of the board. Term: one year.
  *   YALSA Liaison to ALA Groups<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ala.org%2Fyalsa%2Fala-liaison&data=04%7C01%7CLancasterC5%40michigan.gov%7C9cadeb71e12e46352f4508d8d9f282b9%7Cd5fb7087377742ad966a892ef47225d1%7C0%7C0%7C637498982892194380%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=1P5uwyIfD4eyWCI%2F9Wg6pFKDF1h%2Fn%2FNdYnslT%2B3uu7k%3D&reserved=0>: Strengthen ties between YALSA and ALA by sharing information between groups at ALA conferences, representing YALSA's interests to ALA, and seeking opportunities for collaboration. Term: one year.
Both volunteer opportunities require attendance at ALA conferences. Stipends to offset registration and other expenses are available. Learn more and apply via the respective links above by March 1.

The USBBY Committee for the IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award is soliciting names of programs to be considered for USBBY's nomination for the 2022 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award. The Award is given biennially to a group or institution, which by their outstanding activities are judged by an international Jury to be making a lasting contribution to book promotion programs for children and young people. The prize-winning organization will receive a diploma and a sum of $10,000, which is generously given by the Asahi Shimbun Newspaper Company of Japan. Each National Section of IBBY is invited to nominate 1 or 2 programs for the Award.
If you know of a program worthy of consideration for this prestigious Award, or if you would like further information, please email:Dr. Elizabeth Poe, Chair of the USBBY IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award Committee, at eapoe1 at gmail.com<mailto:eapoe1 at gmail.com>.
Along with the name of the organization, please include its website, a brief justification for the program's worthiness for consideration, and your contact information.
Due date for all program suggestions is April 1, 2021.
Young Adult Wellbeing Webinar & Resources
*Canzano: Death of Lakeridge High (OR) football player hits hard<https://www.oregonlive.com/sports/john_canzano/2021/02/canzano-death-of-lakeridge-high-football-player-hits-hard.html?fbclid=IwAR27LFJRYfFd5-PYHXeCWUVqiSeCns7d6gFmcJPfTxW2GpSMIM1f9muFF0o> - The Oregonian, 2.25.21
*Please note that this is a tough read about a teen suicide, but so important I wanted to share, as many of our teens are so very isolated right now.
Help is available, 24/7 at: 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or Help Someone Else<https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-someone-else/>.
Mindful with Headspace is just for Michiganders: https://www.headspace.com/mi.
Finally, register for the upcoming PCI Webinar brought to you from the Library of Michigan/IMLS:
Creating a Culture of Caring: Practical Approaches to Support Young Adult Wellbeing & Mental Health<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flibraryofmichigan.z2systems.com%2Fnp%2Fclients%2Flibraryofmichigan%2Fevent.jsp%3Fevent%3D362&data=04%7C01%7CLancasterC5%40michigan.gov%7C00f1cd069d87490ff44f08d8d73ab7e0%7Cd5fb7087377742ad966a892ef47225d1%7C0%7C1%7C637495994484917829%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=cCmM1SW9Ak%2FUZr4QL6NXPpiqE4A39PPVVxwuvOndPdA%3D&reserved=0>
3/24/2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
Additional Upcoming LM Webinars
Helping Children Build a Bigger Vocabulary<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flibraryofmichigan.z2systems.com%2Fnp%2Fclients%2Flibraryofmichigan%2Fevent.jsp%3Fevent%3D353%26&data=04%7C01%7CLancasterC5%40michigan.gov%7C1a4db52f0dca4e1a8a3b08d8b0bdd6f3%7Cd5fb7087377742ad966a892ef47225d1%7C0%7C0%7C637453676692998253%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=p6Xk1C5WvsdcUnlWycdMwctMyM7CFNY078D5G3KcaCw%3D&reserved=0>
March 23, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Intentional and diverse language experiences are the key to helping children build a bigger vocabulary and establish reading readiness. Storytelling and Narrative Coach, Jenifer Strauss will use the five practices of early literacy featured in Ready to Read Michigan to present activities designed to intentionally provide young patrons with a plethora of interactive vocabulary building opportunities. Handouts provided.

The Power of Pre-writing and Writing Activities with Kids<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flibraryofmichigan.z2systems.com%2Fnp%2Fclients%2Flibraryofmichigan%2Fevent.jsp%3Fevent%3D354%26&data=04%7C01%7CLancasterC5%40michigan.gov%7C1a4db52f0dca4e1a8a3b08d8b0bdd6f3%7Cd5fb7087377742ad966a892ef47225d1%7C0%7C0%7C637453676692998253%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=amSdEEC8pP7EeUN7Ry7R3Kbgd7hu4omgMBu8VbtbnSc%3D&reserved=0>
April 20, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
We know that there is a strong literacy connection between speaking, reading and writing. Every storytime should include pre-writing or writing activities to support language and literacy skills in our young patrons but, it is often the hardest element to include.  Storytelling and Literacy Coach, Jenifer Strauss will share a process for providing engaging writing activities in your storytime plans to enrich your programs and provide parents with ways to extend the language experience when they get home.

Collaborate with Positivity: Improv Superpowers to Improve Team Communication & Resilience<https://libraryofmichigan.z2systems.com/np/clients/libraryofmichigan/event.jsp?event=380&>
04/29/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Two-Hour Remote Interactive Presentation with Pam Victor, President, Happier Valley Comedy. We ask you attend live!
Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone this secret: In this remote interactive presentation, professional improviser Pam Victor shares the exclusive collaboration superpower that allows improvisers to create comedy out of thin air, so you can use these trade secrets for building stronger collaboration, communication, and resilience at work. This presentation provides easily applicable techniques for quieting the inner critic to build more confidence and adaptability. You'll receive fun, hands-on experience with why we overuse "no" to restrict progress, and how we can get to a "yes" mindset in order to move forward together with more positivity and creativity. Through humorous stories and impactful exercises, you learn how to use improv superpowers to improve brainstorming, flexibility with change, team empowerment, and creative problem solving. Participants also receive links to instructional demonstrations of improv games to play online or in-person with young patrons, families, and friends.
Register with your co-workers!

These projects are made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan.
In the News...
In light of growing concerns about COVID-19 learning loss, researchers at MSU and the University of Michigan have developed two project-based learning studies designed to improve student engagement. One effort is on Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning and is targeted at third graders, and the other is on the Project-Approach to Literacy and Civic Engagement and is targeted at second graders: https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2021/remedy-covid-learning-loss.

Michigan students to take standardized tests, but which one is unclear<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bridgemi.com%2Ftalent-education%2Fmichigan-students-take-standardized-tests-which-one-unclear&data=04%7C01%7CLancasterC5%40michigan.gov%7Cfee1f396edeb4f28af2708d8d8cacabb%7Cd5fb7087377742ad966a892ef47225d1%7C0%7C0%7C637497712786139938%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Nxe1t49H7tJZASggsuz5xIfSXIDnhIjREs5Bjlv7y4Q%3D&reserved=0> (Bridge Michigan<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bridgemi.com%2F&data=04%7C01%7CLancasterC5%40michigan.gov%7Cfee1f396edeb4f28af2708d8d8cacabb%7Cd5fb7087377742ad966a892ef47225d1%7C0%7C0%7C637497712786149895%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=tuS0sgCQC4%2FpvBz%2BU1d%2FnluyItu7vu%2Fq6wv2lm4%2BPwI%3D&reserved=0>, 2/24/2021)

Here's what we do and don't know about standardized tests in Michigan schools this year, Michigan Radio<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.michiganradio.org%2Fpost%2Fheres-what-we-do-and-dont-know-about-standardized-tests-michigan-schools-year&data=04%7C01%7CLancasterC5%40michigan.gov%7C7cb8f6bc360445582a2b08d8da4cfe7f%7Cd5fb7087377742ad966a892ef47225d1%7C0%7C0%7C637499371531863045%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=rUdGSKmhiuiGtIAU2XVklQyPs3cbCN0MRYBnOcs3LoY%3D&reserved=0> - 2.25.21

Next MiYouth call is Wednesday, March 10th at 1:00pm and we'll be discussing Summer Reading!
Wishing you a peaceful weekend,

Cathy Lancaster
Youth Services Coordinator
Library of Michigan
702 W. Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48915
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