One CLASY event
On May 28th, 2010, Canadian Libraries are Serving Youth (CLASY) held its inaugural professional development event at the University of Western Ontario. CLASY is a newly established group dedicated to establishing a national network of library staff who work with teens and young adults.
Running this event involved a lot of work in a very short time, but we managed to pull it off, in no small part to the energy and determination of one Stephanie Vollick (a.k.a. Library Steph). I’m especially impressed considering that while all of this was coming together, Stephanie was also packing up her apartment and preparing to move all the way across the country where she’ll be starting a new job as a youth services librarian later this month.
For more information about the event, head over to the to the CLASY blog for a recap, including notes from the day’s think tank sessions. Dr. Paulette Rothbauer has posted a draft of her introductory address entitled “Taking Our Place at the Table Today: Working with and for Youth in Canadian Libraries ” on her blog, and you can view slides from Stephen Abram’s keynote, “Kids and Teens, Are They Different?” here.