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CYP Annual Unconference
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When: 9:00 AM
Where: Rochester Public Library
101 2nd St SE
Rochester, Minnesota 
United States
Contact: Renee Grassi

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2019 MLA Children & Young People’s Unconference
Friday, March 29 from 9 am—1 pm 

Rochester Public Library
101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN 55904


The Children and Young People’s Section of the Minnesota Library Association invites you to our Annual Unconference event. What’s an Unconference? It’s a conference where we’ll hear from marvelous Minnesota children’s librarians on their areas of expertise. This is a chance to share what we know best, and a place to ask questions and share ideas and best practices.

Who Should Attend?
This is a day of learning for anyone who cares about youth, families, and libraries. That includes children’s librarians, teen librarians, paraprofessionals, and those aspiring to work with youth in libraries.


There will be light refreshments served in the morning and during breaks.

Registration Information
Registration for this conference is FREE to MLA members; $10 for non-members. A certificate of attendance is available on request, but CEUs are not available. 

Register by clicking the blue 'Register' button at the top of the page.

Highlights from Schedule of the Day

--Networking Opportunities 

--Welcome and MLA Updates from MLA CYP Chair, Renee Grassi

--Presentations from Minnesota Department of Education and St. Paul Public Library

--Breakout Discussions

Child and Youth Development: Ages and Stages" by Minnesota Department of Education In order to work effectively with youth, we need a basic understanding of how they develop, their needs and assets. This workshop summarizes key research into child and youth development with a focus on how to create programs that are appropriate for the young people you work with.

"Teenagers are Human and So Can You!" by Tasha Nins at St. Paul Public Library Tasha Nina, Librarian and Createch Lead at St. Paul Public Library, will discuss how SPPL utilizes a youth-focused model to mentor and program for older youth and teens through their STEM-based Createch Program.

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