State and National Resources
Youth Services Section (YSS) of the Wisconsin Library Association provides several opportunities and resources:
- The YSS Blog Youth Services Shout-Out has great tips and information from contributors from around the state–read it and comment or contribute by sending in an idea!
- Elizabeth Burr/Worzolla Book Award Committee chooses the most distinguished books for youth published by Wisconsin authors each year
- Youth Services Guidelines offer some great standards for your own youth services department
Growing Wisconsin Readers is the state-wide initiative to help libraries reach out and help caregivers develop literacy skills with the children in their care.
DPI’s Coding Initiative has resources and ideas for everything from low-cost/low-tech projects to high-cost/high-tech programs.
Cooperative Children’s Book Center is a terrific state resource, creating a yearly publication called CCBC Choices, offering various webinars and trainings throughout the year, and providing a robust Intellectual Freedom service to libraries facing a challenge to youth materials.
American Library Association has two sections that deal specifically with youth:
- Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) provides
- Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) provides