Summer Reading: What We Do/Why We Do It – Making the Connection $25 for Members; $35 for Non-Members
9:15: Coffee & Registration
9:45: Welcome and overview of the day [YA Co-Chairs & Linda Williams, CT State Library]
10:00: The Numbers Game: Jennifer Rummel looks at Connecticut library statistics and helps interpret them in ways we can actually use
11:00: Keynote Speaker, Teri Lesesne: An overview of Adolescent Reading Research
We are very excited to have keynote speaker, Teri Lesesne, author of Naked Reading: Uncovering What Tweens Need to Become Lifelong Readers. Teri is Professor in the Department of Library Science at Same Houston State University, where she teaches literature for children and young adults. She also hosts a YA literature blog as Proffessornana: http://professornana.livejournal.com.
12:30-1:15: Lunch and networking
1:15: Connecting the Research to Summer Reading Goals and Follow Through:
Linda Williams will lead a group discussion about how to connect what we heard in the morning session to our goals for summer reading.
2:00: Summer Reading Incentives: the good, the bad, and the ugly
2:45: Elevator Speech Discussion: Being Ready to Promote Summer Reading on the Spot