Youth Services Interest Group (YSIG)
To provide leadership, collaboration, and educational opportunities specific to public library services, issues, and technology impacting youth and those who serve them.
Chair Monica Owens
Albany County Public Library
Incoming Leader Becky Prelle (2020)
Campbell County Public Library
Spring Meeting and Training: NASA@My Library
The Wyoming State Library was pleased to announce that it was selected to partner with NASA@MyLibrary to host a workshop for Wyoming public librarians. This workshop was held in Laramie on March 28-29, 2019 in conjunction with the WLA Youth Services Interest Group Spring Meeting.
The NASA@MyLibrary staff provided the training free of charge to public librarians in attendance. The workshop training aimed to help participants in facilitating hands-on space science activities for children ages 5-13 and families in their libraries and connect to a broader online community of space science resources (STAR Library Network). Participants enjoyed activities demonstrated by two facilitators from the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The facilitators provided supplies for everyone to participate in hands-on activities, as well as lunch and snacks on Thursday and Friday. Part of the training included an evening under the stars that included outdoor activities.
All of these activities were designed to be replicated in your own library programming.