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AzLA Conference Business Meeting

Posted By Lauren Regenhardt, Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Good morning!  We are excited for the AzLA conference in Flagstaff from the 18th to the 20th!  Our ALYAS Business Meeting is open to ALL - there is no need to be a member of ALYAS to attend and we hope that you bring a friend or five!

We will be discussing programming and successful events such as comic-cons and maybe even do a craft for you to take back and do with your group! 
We will be meeting on T hursday from 3:25 to 4:25.  The description is as follows:

YA Programming - How to put the GO in HoMaGo 

Meet with different libraries to discuss programs that bring in the teen patrons.  From Library Comic-Cons to passive programming, we will discuss effective programs for teens and how to implement them.  This is an open roundtable so bring a successful program to share with the group! 

So come Geek Out with us!  We'll share our programs and then give you a chance to share your programs!

See you there!

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Tell The Teens! Workshop in Maricopa County

Posted By Mariana Van Meter, Saturday, June 20, 2015
Updated: Saturday, June 20, 2015

On May 12, 2015, Maricopa County Library Council hosted its annual Tell the Teens workshop at Phoenix Public Library. Three local young adult librarians booktalked their lists of great reads in completely different ways: traditional, Prezi Powerpoint and Powerpoint with interactive game and the results were excellent! See some of the books that Donna Boyce, Alyssa Black and Kearsten LaBrozzi chose. Check out their lists here.

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News: Bloggers needed!

Posted By Lauren Regenhardt, Wednesday, May 20, 2015

 Any bloggers out there?  Take a look at these opportunities!

ALA Units Looking for Bloggers. These are two of them:

 

1.       @OIF is looking for bloggers! Details here: http://bit.ly/1Iy01mT

 

2.       We need you to blog for LITA! Call for contributors close May 29 - send us your ideas! http://litablog.org/?p=6887 

 

Very likely there are more. To find more, go to https://twitter.com/alalibraryval/lists/alaontwitter

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News: AzLA Call For Proposals REMINDER

Posted By Lauren Regenhardt, Monday, April 6, 2015

Call for Proposals

2015 AzLA Conference: Libraries: Making Connections

 

The Arizona Library Association is excited to announce our first ever Annual Conference in Northern Arizona!  The Call for Proposals is now open for the 2015 AzLA Annual Conference, to be held at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, November 18 – 20, 2015.  All library and information professionals are invited to submit their ideas for this year’s conference.  Submissions may be made from the conference website, at: http://www.azla.org/?page=AzLA15

 Conference Theme

 The 2015 conference theme is “Making Connections.”  “Good book seeks reader.” “Unemployed seeks computer literacy.” “World traveler seeks foreign language skills.” “Student seeks reliable information.” “eReader seeks downloadable book.”

 Librarians are the matchmakers that bring individuals, communities, and resources together.  Whether it is done high tech, low tech, through social media or in person—librarians know how to match the best resource or program to the patron, student or community group in need. We connect through technology, collaboration, and great customer service. How are your library and staff serving as the “Great Connectors” of your community? How do you find and serve your community’s needs? How do you nourish the connections you have while seeking to serve more diverse populations? Share your matchmaking success stories, your best practices, innovations, and ideas for making connections in your community. Continue “Making Connections” as you learn, network and share with your colleagues at this year’s AzLA Conference in Flagstaff.

 

 Submission Deadlines:

 

•           Pre-conferences and Programs: April 27, 2015.

•           Posters, Roundtables and Blitz Sessions: May 25, 2015.

 

 Pre-conference Presenters must be available:

 

•           Wednesday, November 18, 2015

 

 All other presenters must be available to present on either day of the conference:

 

•           Thursday, November 19, 2015, and

•           Friday, November 20, 2015

 

 Program Tracks:

 

•           Leadership & Staff Development - Explore leadership, management, and organizational/career development issues, trends, and best practices.

 

•           Children & Young Adults - Share exciting, practical, and theoretical ideas and information about serving children and young adults.

 

•           Information Literacy & Teaching - Focus on instruction techniques, theory, information literacy, and classroom trends and topics.

 

•           User Services - Explore collection development topics, new trends in designing user spaces, and improving public services.

 

•           Technology & Tech Services - Explore ideas and information about digital library issues, metadata standards, and hot new technology trends.

 

•           Library Outreach, Marketing and Advocacy - Teach others how to create partnerships, be aware of legislative issues, advocate for libraries, and utilize new marketing techniques and ideas.

 

For more information, or to submit your proposal online, visit the conference page at http://www.azla.org. You can also “like” us on Facebook, or follow our Twitter feed (hashtag #azla2015). 

 

Online registration opens on August 20, 2015. Contact the AzLA Association Management Office for questions about registering for the conference or if you need assistance with your username and password. They can be reached at (480) 609-3999 or admin@azla.org.   

 

Thank you for your interest in AzLA 2015!

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Programs: Perler Beads

Posted By Lauren Regenhardt, Monday, March 30, 2015

This was one of my most successful programs for Teen Tech Week.  It was unexpectedly popular and it's one that the teens have been asking to continue every day since we started it.  Even the teen boys loved it; they made all kinds of superhero-related creations so it would be perfect for the Unmasked Summer Reading Program theme.

 Materials:

Perler beads: Found at Joann Fabric

Peg boards (comes with iron paper): Found at Joann Fabric

An iron

Templates: Found on Pinterest

 

Directions:

Use the templates to place the perler beads on the peg board.  Some might not be to scale so it can be a little tricky!

Once the design is to your liking, cover it with the ironing paper and iron evenly for 20 seconds or until all is melted.

You can iron both sides; however, we found it looked nicer and cleaner with only one side melted.

 We had our iron set to medium.

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News: AzLA Call for Proposals

Posted By Lauren Regenhardt, Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Call for Proposals

2015 AzLA Conference: Libraries: Making Connections

 

The Arizona Library Association is excited to announce our first ever Annual Conference in Northern Arizona!  The Call for Proposals is now open for the 2015 AzLA Annual Conference, to be held at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, November 18 – 20, 2015.  All library and information professionals are invited to submit their ideas for this year’s conference.  Submissions may be made from the conference website, at: http://www.azla.org/?page=AzLA15

 

 

Conference Theme

 

The 2015 conference theme is “Making Connections.”  “Good book seeks reader.” “Unemployed seeks computer literacy.” “World traveler seeks foreign language skills.” “Student seeks reliable information.”  “eReader seeks downloadable book.”

 

Librarians are the matchmakers that bring individuals, communities, and resources together.  Whether it is done high tech, low tech, through social media or in person—librarians know how to match the best resource or program to the patron, student or community group in need. We connect through technology, collaboration, and great customer service. How are your library and staff serving as the “Great Connectors” of your community? How do you find and serve your community’s needs? How do you nourish the connections you have while seeking to serve more diverse populations? Share your matchmaking success stories, your best practices, innovations, and ideas for making connections in your community. Continue “Making Connections” as you learn, network and share with your colleagues at this year’s AzLA Conference in Flagstaff.

 

 

Submission Deadlines:

 

           Pre-conferences and Programs: April 27, 2015.

           Posters, Roundtables and Blitz Sessions: May 25, 2015.

 

 

Pre-conference Presenters must be available:

 

           Wednesday, November 18, 2015

 

 

All other presenters must be available to present on either day of the conference:

 

           Thursday, November 19, 2015, and

           Friday, November 20, 2015

 

 

Program Tracks:

 

           Leadership & Staff Development - Explore leadership, management, and organizational/career development issues, trends, and best practices.

 

           Children & Young Adults - Share exciting, practical, and theoretical ideas and information about serving children and young adults.

 

           Information Literacy & Teaching - Focus on instruction techniques, theory, information literacy, and classroom trends and topics.

 

           User Services - Explore collection development topics, new trends in designing user spaces, and improving public services.

 

           Technology & Tech Services - Explore ideas and information about digital library issues, metadata standards, and hot new technology trends.

 

           Library Outreach, Marketing and Advocacy - Teach others how to create partnerships, be aware of legislative issues, advocate for libraries, and utilize new marketing techniques and ideas.

 

For more information, or to submit your proposal online, visit the conference page at http://www.azla.org.  You can also “like” us on Facebook, or follow our Twitter feed (hashtag #azla2015). 

 

Online registration opens on August 20, 2015. Contact the AzLA Association Management Office for questions about registering for the conference or if you need assistance with your username and password. They can be reached at (480) 609-3999 or admin@azla.org.   

 

 

Thank you for your interest in AzLA 2015!

 

 

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News: CSLP Teen Video Challenge

Posted By Lauren Regenhardt, Wednesday, February 11, 2015

This year, we are joining forces with CSLP to participate in the 2015 Teen Video Challenge.  The deadline for submissions is March 6th.  The submissions can be an individual or group.

  • Entries must be 30-90 seconds 
  • Must not reference any particular library; must be able to be used at any library in the country
  • Interpret the slogan "Unmasked"

Winning submission wins $150 and the library wins $50.

Attached is the entry form with more information as well as the Model Release Form. Both must be included in the submission!

For full details about the CSLP 2015 Teen Video Challenge and to find out how to enter your state’s competition, please visit www.cslpreads.org or contact your Arizona’s summer reading consultant dthrockmorton@azlibrary.gov.

 

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News: AzLA

Posted By Lauren Regenhardt, Monday, February 2, 2015

Good morning and Happy February!

 We have some exciting news for AzLA this year! The 2015 AzLA conference will be held in Flagstaff this year on November 18th through November 20th.  The theme this year is Making Connections. The theme's intent is to encourage us to embrace all the networking, collaborations, and partnerships that librarianship entails.  It is about community and unity.  Let's take this opportunity to help ALYAS grow as a group and as a community.

The opportunity to submit proposals to present at AzLA will be up soon.  As soon as it's available we will have more information for you, but start planning now! Let's see some awesome sessions and workshops on Young Adult Services! 

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Programming: Live Action Angry Birds

Posted By Lauren Regenhardt, Monday, January 26, 2015
Updated: Monday, January 26, 2015

Program Title: Live Action Angry Birds

Attendance: 12

Preparation time: 15 Minutes

Supplies: Empty boxes, water balloon slingshot,  6 medium-sized balls

What we did: 

We borrowed some empty boxes from Technical Services.  We got the plastic balls from Walmart and we already had the sling shot (Click!) which you can find at any toy store or amazon!  We made a large space within our teen room and set up the boxes.  Two teens held the slingshot while a third pulled it back and let loose! It took some practice to figure out the best way to hold the ball in place and how far to pull back, etc.  We gave each teen three chances to knock over the 'pigs'. 

Surprisingly enough the teens had more fun resetting the boxes and pigs after each run.  They enjoyed constructing different designs and making them sturdy to add some difficulty.  The teens took turns holding the slingshot and retrieving the stray 'birds'.  It was easy and successful and even educational as they tried different architectural designs to see how sturdy and strong they could make it!

 

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Welcome!

Posted By Lauren Regenhardt, Thursday, January 15, 2015

Welcome to the newsletter created for the Arizona Librarians for Young Adult Services!  Here you will find book reviews, program ideas and outlines, news, crafts and recipes, and more!

If there's anything you would like to see OR if you would like to contribute, please contact lauren.regenhardt@yumalibrary.org, ALYAS Chair, or mvanmeter@scottsdaleaz.gov, ALYAS Co-Chair.

If you have any questions, concerns, or contributions please do not hesitate to contact us at the above addresses.

 

We are so excited to get this going!

Lauren Regenhardt, Teen Services Manager/Yuma County Library District

Mariana Van Meter, Youth/Teen Librarian, Arabian Library Scottsdale

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