iYouth Open Meeting 1/30/13 TOMORROW

Winter Quarter iYouth Open Meeting

Wednesday, January 30th
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm 
Research Commons
Room Red A
Come learn about the iYouth Conference “Common Ground: Engaging Diversity and Building Community in Youth Services” on February 9th. 
Help the conference team get ready for the conference. 
If you were able to hit up the Exhibition Hall at ALA Mid-Winter, bring your loot for a swap and share! 


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School Librarians Speak Out

Check out this article about Seattle-area School Librarians writing a letter to Superintendent Banda about the fact that their libraries have become testing centers and their technology support exists purely to ensure smooth testing. What do you think about this issue? Is there too much emphasis on testing and should the library be used for this purpose so much of the year?

iYouth Conference 2013 Keynote Speaker Marisa Duarte

As the fifth annual iYouth Conference approaches, we will highlighting some of the speakers and presenters who will be featured at the Conference.

We are thrilled to announce that Marisa Elena Duarte will be our keynote speaker this year.  Marisa is a doctoral student at the University of Washington Information School.  Her area of research is on the social and political impacts of information, knowledge, and technology in Indigenous and borderland communities. While her current research is on tribal broadband Internet deployment, her prior work has included serving as a children’s librarian and world languages collections development librarian at Fresno County Public Library, an instructional librarian for Millennial learners at Arizona State University, and a Peer Information Counselor at the University of Arizona. She is a strong advocate for diversity and social justice in libraries and youth services and we are very excited for her to share her insight and experiences.

If you would like to learn more about Marisa, you can visit her website here.

For more information and future updates, check out our webpage.  For tickets, you can visit our event page on Brown Paper Tickets.

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iYouth Conference Poster
iYouth Conference Poster


Fifth Annual iYouth Conference

Common Ground: Engaging Diversity and Building Community in Youth Services

University of Washington–Mary Gates Hall

February 9, 2013

Volunteer Opportunity

Check this out e’erbody! Another opportunity to get involved with Powerful Voices – love them!

-Elise (co-president)

Join Our Girlvolution! Volunteer Committee Meeting

Hello all!
Please join us in our first volunteer committee meeting at 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, January 16th 2013 at the Powerful Voices office at 1620 18th Ave, Seattle WA 98112.

Join us to learn more about the event, the responsibilities we are asking for and to meet other community-minded, youth-focused rad peoples of Seattle!

The 4th Annual Girlvolution Conference is scheduled to be Saturday, April 13th 2013.
We will have food and refreshments at this volunteer meeting .

Thank you so much for your interest and please email nicole@powerfulvoices.org with your RSVP before the 16th and any queries percolating in your brain!

Want to still be involved and can’t make it to the first meeting? Don’t worry, it is not mandatory. Let us know how you would like to be involved!

And if you have not checked out our “Get Involved” for Girlvolution, please do!