Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fran Romer Workshop

Calling all Booktalk enthusiasts!
The Young Adult Services Division of the Suffolk County Library Association is looking for discussion leaders for our annual Fran Romer Workshop on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 10 am – 1 pm at the Brentwood Public Library.  The theme this year is “Stories Retold”
Discussion leaders are needed to lead groups of approximately 10-12 librarians, discussing specific Teen books with the “stories retold” theme.  The focus of Fran Romer is Booktalking!  We would like leaders to give a booktalk and to demonstrate to the group how librarians can book talk at their own library.
FYI…What is a Booktalk?
·         A booktalk is NOT a review or a book "report." A book report tells somebody you read the book, a booktalk tries to convince the person to read the bookThe key to booktalking is to "sell, don't tell." Thus, a booktalk is more of an advertisement or a commercial.
·         A booktalk is a Performance - you want to "hook" the listeners, use every trick you can think of to make the booktalk fun, exciting, and suspenseful.

2017 Fran Romer Books for discussion groups

Group 1 Fairy Tales Retold
Ash by Milanda Lo - Cinderella Retelling

Group 2 Fairy Tales Retold
Entwined by Heather Dixon - 12 Dancing Princesses Retelling
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Group 3 Shakespeare Retelling
Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub- Retelling of Romeo and Juliet
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Group 4 Classics Retold
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige - Retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
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Group 5 Classics Retold
Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman – Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

If you are interested in being a discussion leader, please contact ….
Michele Cayea  mcayea@pmlib.org  by February 17, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

YASD February Joint Meeting



Thursday, February 2nd, 9:30am-12pm, at SCLS, Bellport, join the Suffolk and Nassau YASD to get tips on how you can build onto your resume and advance your career. Presenters will be focusing on becoming an adjunct professor, conference presenting, joining different committees/organization and book reviewing. 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Call for Speakers!!!

Have you been an adjunct professor?  Reviewed books for a professional publication?  Presented at a conference or joined a professional committee?  Would you like an opportunity to share your experience with your peers?  If so, then this is your chance!  

YASD is looking for volunteers to speak at the "Career Booster" Joint Meeting being held on  Thursday, February 2, 10am, at SCLS. We would like the meeting to focus on the above mentioned aspects of boosting your career.  This is a great opportunity to share your experiences and help others.  If you are interested in becoming a speaker, please contact Casey Fehn at casey@myrml.org.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

January Town Hall Meeting


YASD Luncheon Success!!

Thank you to everyone that joined us for our Annual YASD Luncheon! Nova Ren Suma was absolutely awesome! 
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2016 Teen Librarian Awards.
Most Creative Program: Michelle Kenny and Sara Fade, Middle Country Library, 
Zombie Survival Night
Most Successful Program: James Matias, Middle Country Public Library, Teen Technology Club
Best Display: Kristie Korade, Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, Banned Books Display
Best Community Service Program: Kristine Tanzi, Middle Country Public Library, Green Teens

Hope you all enjoyed it! We're looking forward to a great 2017! 



Monday, November 21, 2016

YASD December Luncheon

The YASD December Luncheon Registration date has been extended until November 28th.  Please see blog post below for registration information.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Annual December Luncheon!

Our Annual December Luncheon will be held on Thursday, December 1st, beginning at noon at the Outerbanks Restaurant in Riverhead. The speaker will be Nova Ren Suma, author of The Walls Around Us, The Imaginary Girls, 17 and Gone, and more!  The menu includes a chicken, fish, and pasta vegetarian option.  Exciting prizes will be raffled and you will be introduced to the 2017 YASD Board.  You can register online here or fill out the below form and send it to Casey Fehn. The Teen Librarian Awards are back! To nominate an amazing librarian, please follow the link on the right hand side to access the nomination form. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

October Meeting

Please join us in October as Christopher Schumaker from YALSA discusses "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action."  If you would like to read the report before attending the meeting, simply click here .

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Don't forget to stop by the YASD table at the Long Island Library Conference and check out our speaker!

Here are the details:
Title: The Challenges of Common Core and How Librarians Can Help
Description: Superintendent of Patchogue-Medford Schools, Michael Hynes, will be discussing the challenges of Common Core and what librarians can do to help.  He will also be speaking about effective partnerships libraries and schools can form to best assist both the teachers and the students in today’s learning environment.
Speaker(s): Dr. Michael Hynes, Superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District

This program will take place from 9:00am to 10:00am in the Nassau/Suffolk Room.