2023 Youth Services Conference Schedule 

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Sunday, August 13, 2023

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Join committee members, staff, and other attendees for a fun evening out, with food and drinks included.
Details to come!

Monday, August 14, 2023

8:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Refreshments

8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Headshot Lounge with Bateman Photography

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Welcome & State of the ILF

9:40 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Breakout Block One

Puppets are the Best Storytellers!
Presenter: Mel Douglas

Giving a Voice to School-Age Children in a Youth Library Council
Presenters: Lauren Sutton & Kelli Trainor

Painting Programs at Your Library
Presenter: Alyssa Morgan

Read Aloud Indiana Presentation and 2024 List Sneak Peak
Presenter: Read Aloud Committee

10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Breakout Block Two

New Books, Publishers, and the Book Industry Redux
Presenter: Shirley Mullin
Teaching Human Skills in the Library!
Presenter: Emily Dills 
Getting READy to Build Better School Partnerships: Lessons from the first year of the SB READy program
Presenter: Jill Williams 

Music & Early Literacy 
Presenter: Darla Casey

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Break
Take this time to network and visit with the 2023 Youth Services Exhibitors.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Roundtable Lunches - Three Options
Choose an interactive roundtable lunch of your choice or take a quiet break away for lunch.

School & Public Library Collaborations
StoryWalk Basics - Implementations
Book Awards 2024

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Breakout Block Three

What's Cooking in the Library?
Presenter: Cindy Baumeister

Creating Interactive Movies
Presenter: Patricia VanArsdale

Science & Literacy
Presenter: Kristen Poindexter

Programs in a Box: Indiana Escape Rooms Starring Primary Sources
Presenter: Suzanne Walker

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Break
Take this time to network and visit with the 2023 Youth Services Exhibitors.

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Keynote Session
A-tisket a-tasket | A green-and-yellow bask: What inspired my subject?
Keynote Speaker: Michele Wood

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Book Signing
Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom
Michele Wood

Event concludes