Youth Section Spring Event & AGM: "Mind the Middle: Readers' Advisory & Programming, Ages 9-13"

On March 16th, 2016, the Youth section hosted their 2016 Spring Event consisting of a webinar -- “Mind the Middle: Readers' Advisory & Programming, Ages 9-13” and the annual general meeting.

Attendees enjoyed the webinar, which was presented by Angie Manfredi, the Head of Youth Services at the Los Alamos County Library System in New Mexico. She is an advocate for teen reading and an avid and popular library blogger. Participants enjoyed the theme-based readers’ advisory from Angie and were inspired by the programs that she ran to draw teens into the fascinating world of literature.

In the annual general meeting, Julia Wagner was voted-in as Vice President-elect for the Youth Section for 2016-2017. She is a Board Librarian at the English Montreal School Board where she works on many projects, with an emphasis on technology and digital literacy. She will work with Nicholas Warren, the incoming President of the Youth Section, to organize events for members in the next year.

-- Jennifer Zhao and Nicholas Warren