9:30 – 10:00 Breakfast and Registration
10:00 – 10:10 Business meeting
10:15 – 11:00 Sexual Violence Survivor’s Panel
Panel Speakers: Erin Moulton (Things We Haven’t Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out), Sharon Abra Hanen (The Secret Liar of Coredelia Blue, wellfedpoet.com), Ella Andrews and Miranda Dube
In her latest work, Things We Haven’t Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out, Moulton and 25 anthologists take aim at sexual violence toward children and adolescents. Now, they’re bringing the conversation to us.Copies of Erin’s book will be available for purchase at the conference. Net proceeds of Things We Haven’t Said go to support survivor services.
11:05 – 11:15 Isinglass and Flume Update
Panel Speakers: Justine Fafara (Flume Chair), Katherine Bollenbach (Isinglass Chair)
A presentation reviewing the changes to the Isinglass and Flume awards and the unveiling of the new NH Teen Book Award Voting Website.
11:20 – 12:05 How to Keep Teens Safe @ the Library
Speaker: Stephen M. Lefebre, Chief of Police – Plymouth Police Department and additional officer
Chief Lefebre and his officer will present a modified active shooter training highlighting the small things you can do at your library to keep your teens and library safe.
12:05 – 1:00 Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:00 Featured Speaker – Kwame Alexander
Kwame Alexander is the author of over 21 books including The Crossover, which won the 2015 Newbery Medal. Kwame has two books published in 2018, Rebound, which was published in April of this year and Swing, which Kwame co-authored with Mary Rand Hess,will be hitting shelves on October 2nd.
1:00 – 1:20 Social Networking Time & Advocacy
Tools Petting Zoo
Purchase books by authors featured at today’s conference. Touch base with your colleagues as you explore hands on activities like button- making. Learn how YALSA can improve your services to teens. Discover other resources to help you inexpensively improve how you advocate for your teens.
1:30 – 2:15 Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Steam in Box
Panel Speaker: Edward Cormier (Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Recruiting & STEM Outreach Coordinator )
Discover how your library can team up with the Department of Defense to bring free STEAM programming or teacher training to your library.
2:15 – 2:45 Steam Programming Share
Get a hands-on look at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard’s STEAM in a Box kits and learn about other steam programs offered by NH libraries.
Raffle tickets for either a $50.00 Amazon gift card or a $50.00 Target gift card will be available throughout the day.
3:00 End of Conference