ILA Conferences

The 2013 ILA Annual Conference will be at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, October 15-17, 2013.  Be sure to mark your calendar for these dates.  Programs of interest to Youth Services Librarians include:


10:45-11:45 a.m.

“Cancel the Book Discussions and Do This”

“Intergeneration Station: When Generations Unite, Sparks Fly!”

12:00-1:30 p.m.

“Awards Luncheon”

1:45-2:45 p.m.

“KIDS READ: A Community-Wide Literary Event for Kids”

“MACHINES, TOOLS, IMAGINATION, STORIES: Book-Based, Guy-Friendly Teen Programming Girls Will Love Too”

3:00-4:00 p.m.

“Fire Up Your Teen Programming @ Anylibrary Illinois”

“Toddler Art: Active Learning Without a Mess!”

4:15-5:15 p.m.

“Burn, Lexile, Burn: How to Use the New Common Core Education Standards in the Public Library”

“Make it Count: Engaging Teen Readers Through a Multi-Library Collaboration”


5:15-6:15 p.m.

“Stories & Spirits” (South Balcony) The ILA Youth Services Forum invites all youth librarians to enjoy light snacks and drinks while networking. This event does not require pre-registration — just stop by!


8:30-10:00 a.m.

“Youth Author Breakfast, Featuring Tad Hills” Must pre-register

For more detailed descriptions and to register, visit the ILA web site.

10:15-11:15 a.m.

“Early Literacy: What’s It All About? Helping All Children Enter School Ready to Learn to Read” with Saroj Ghoting

“Breaking Bad Behavior: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in the Public Library”

2:00-3:30 p.m.

“Supporting Common Core Standards for Young Children through STEM Storytimes and Language-Rich Library Environments”

“Light the Fuse Research Resilience for your Teens and Twenty-Somethings”

3:30-5:00 p.m.

“2014 iREAD Showcase: Paws to Read”


9:00-10:30 a.m.

“A Message of Hope: The Manny Scott Story”

“Best Books of 2013”

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

“Open the Doors!  Here They Come Again!”

“Partnerships: from Kindling to Wildfire”

For more information about the ILA Conference:


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