The Youth Section is happy to invite you to our spring event - “Libraries Making a Difference for Children at Risk". We will be looking at things being done in both school and public libraries:
“More Hats than Librairies: Serving At-Risk Youth at Multiple Alternative Schools” by Nicholas Warren
Nicholas Warren is the Documentation Technician in charge of the Outreach and Social Affairs schools at the EMSB. He works with at-risk youth at thirteen different schools, including a high-security prison and a school for teenage mothers. He will share his experiences including challenges, successes, the work environment, and tools of the trade.
"Programming ideas to serve the special needs of autistic children in a library setting" by Carole Boubalos
Carole Boubalos is an assistant librarian at the Montreal West Children's Library. She has experience leading groups and telling stories to school groups, babies and toddlers, and of particular note, a group of autistic children. She has been working with Giant Steps for the last 2 years and will share her experience working with autistic children with us.
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:30 pm
Location: Room 101, Schulich Library of Science and Engineering, McGill University, 809 Sherbrooke Street West
Cost: ABQLA members free*; non-members $5
(*ABQLA Membership is free for current Library students. Bring your student ID card, and we will sign you up on the spot!)
Refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 13, 2015