We are also a group of UW MLIS students interested in public/school youth services, digital youth, and community engagement.
While we were solidifying our club constitution for this year, we noticed that our passion for youth services was actually very diverse. Some of us are really excited to present storytimes at public libraries. Some of us can’t wait to become school librarians. And some of us used to be very excited to go into youth services, but there are many other fields in librarianship that we want to explore.
Our club encompasses all of these interests.
Our mission is to connect iSchool students interested in the broad field of youth services to the professional world. We create a community of students to share ideas and passions to envision the future of the youth services profession. We are committed to working with allies in organizing events–open to the student body–that focus on professional development opportunities and networking, as they relate to the UW iSchool and the field of youth services at large.
This year is an opportunity to focus on what iSchool students want to learn, explore, and create.
We will focus on energizing a strong iYouth following and work to create an engaged community to help nurture and support iYouth and iYouth affiliated endeavors.
At our fall mixer, we colored, ate cookies, drank cider, and brainstormed some fantastic ideas!
We will be online too!
Everyone (residential and online students) can participate continually online with:
Instagram hashtags (#shelfie #iyouthuw)
Facebook (related articles, polls, links to blog)
Blog (how-to posts, read-alikes, tutorials, lists, topics of interest, video blogs, written blogs, pretty much anything youth related)
At last week’s meeting, we asked attendees about what they wanted iYouth to look like this year. What kind of events would they like to attend? How can we, as the officers, make this one of the best years for iYouth?
We received some lovely feedback:
YA oriented library crawls
Children’s literature pub quiz
Children’s/YA book club
But… we want more ideas! Leave us a comment with any thoughts about events or goals for the 2013-2014 academic year. We want to hear from you!
UW Women in Informatics, Microsoft Women in Research, and Women in Bio Seattle Metro have joined forces to bring the passion, spirit, and energy that is TEDxWomen to the University of Washington.
This year’s theme is “The Space Between,” participants will watch via livestream speakers from Washington DC as well as local speakers, including Katie Davis, Assistant Professor at the iSchool and Munmun De Choudhury, Microsoft Researcher, who will be speaking about digital youth.
This is a free event, and you can register online at tedxwinfo.eventbrite.com. Password to see the page is WINFO. Then tune in Saturday morning December 1, at 10:30am.
We will follow up with a link to recorded program in a few days if you’re not able to stream it live.