Professional development training is a frequent part of ACL’s monthly meetings. Experts from ACL and other organizations offer presentations on current and essential topics regarding library service to youth. Below are the professional development topics that are upcoming at ACL meetings; for past meetings’ information view our Professional Development Archive. Find additional professional development resources on our blog.
Upcoming Professional Development Topics at ACL Meetings (second Friday of each month)
Longtime ACL reviewer Penny Peck will go over the steps on how to review for ACL to help newer members join in this important effort. We will describe how to obtain books to be reviewed, what the reviews should focus on, and how to submit reviews. If you haven’t reviewed before (or lately) you can sign up for a mentor, and obtain books to review at the September meeting.
This professional development session was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube here:
Chris Kyauk, Creative Learning PLIX Ambassador and former Coordinator of Innovation and Cultivation at Alameda County Library will lead us in a Spatial Poetry program that we can then facilitate in our own libraries. Bring paper, pens, pencils and any art supplies you have laying around if you want to get creative.
Sex Ed. and Public Libraries: A Conversation with Rakisha Kearns-White and Cory Silverberg, 10am – 12pm PST
In this workshop we’ll focus on what sex education may look like in libraries. Through conversation and activities, Cory and Rakisha Kearns-White, a senior YA librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library will explore what’s possible, what challenges we can anticipate, and ways of addressing them. Rakisha will share her experiences creating programming about bodies, menstruation, and sexuality, including the popular Cycle Alliance.