YALSA Teen Summit- Oklahoma Edition
Date: Monday, March 31
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Oklahoma School Librarians (OKSL) and Children and Teen Services Roundtable (CATS)
Back from the National YALSA forum, Amanda Kordeliski will host our own Oklahoma Teen Summit. The Summit will feature speakers and small group discussion to examine the current state of services for and with young adults and to build partnerships to meet the needs of 21st century adolescents. Amanda will be joined by Michael Sullivan, Susan Dumas and Jeremy Davis. Kordeliski will be referring to the YALSA report which was published in January called: The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action. By the end of this preconference you will have learned how to collaborate and expand your partnerships for the benefit of teens.
Amanda Kordeliski, Librarian, Irving Middle School, Norman, Oklahoma
Amanda Kordeliski has been the librarian at Irving Middle School in Norman for the past four years. She currently serves on the Intermediate Sequoyah team and is a member of the OLA Gold Leadership class for 2013. Amanda is very active in YALSA and AASL, currently serving on the Teen Read Week, YALSA State Road Trips and YALSA Development and Membership Promotions committees. Amanda participated in the 2013 YALSA Summit on Teens and Libraries and is a voracious reader of middle grade and young adult literature.
Michael Sullivan, Family Literacy Specialist for the Tulsa City-County Library
Michael graduated with his MLIS from Simmons College and is a former professor of public library administration and the author of Raising Boy Readers, The Fundamentals of Children's Services, and other books published by the American Library Association. He has spoken at ALA, PLA, and more than twenty state and regional library conferences, and internationally as far afield as Korea. A former special needs teacher, public librarian, and professional storyteller, he is currently the Family Literacy Specialist for the Tulsa City-County Library and lives in Collinsville where he plays really bad country guitar. On the web at www.talestoldtall.com.
Susan Dumas, Assistant Curator of Education, Oklahoma Museum of History
Jeremy Davis, Media Teacher, Norman High School