presentations/programs

I love presenting and training.  I’ve been presenting professionally since 2001.  One of my favorite topics to present/train on is helping library generalists become familiar with teen services. (what I call (Teen Services 101.)  Here you’ll find links to some of my past presentations and, when applicable, links to resources I created for them.  If you’re interested in more information about any of these programs, in collaborating with me, or in having me present, please contact me at fatgirlreading at gmail dot com. (I have reasonable rates and am willing to present virtually.)

  • I Wanna Read That – pre-conference session at the Iowa/Nebraska Library Association Joint Conference, October 2019 (Google Slides Presentation)
  • But I Loved That Book As A Kid! – virtual presentation at the Power Up 2019 Conference, March 2019 (Google Slides Presentation)
  • Diversify Your Shelves Today – program at the Colorado Association of Libraries Conference, October 2017 (Google Slides Presentation)
  • Presented a session as part of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries – Towards A Less Normative Future in Library Services to Children and Teens, January 2017 (Google Slides Presentation)
  • Diversify Your Shelves Today – program at the Nevada Library Association Conference, October 2016 (Google Slides Presentation)
  • African-American Books Rock! – session at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, April 2016 (Google Slides Presentation)
  • We Need Diverse Books: Diversify Your Collection TODAY – session at the Wyoming Library Assocation/Mountain Plains Library Association Conference, September 2015 (Google Slides Presentation and Complete Bibliography of Titles Discussed)
  • 20 Titles to Diversify Your Collection TODAY – 5 minute (!) Ignite session at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference, January 2015 (Powerpoint Presentation)
  • Ready, Set, Read: Creating Early Literacy Storytimes for ages 5-8 – program at the New Mexico Library Association Conference, October 2014 (Google Slides Presentation)
  • New and Notable Non-Fiction – presentation for the Boulder Valley School District, August 2014 (Google Slides Presentation, Complete Bibliography of Titles Discussed)
  • Best Tween & Teen Titles – breakout session at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, April 2014 (Google Slides Presentation)
  • Stranger Than Fiction: Young Adult Non-Fiction – session at the Colorado Teen Literature Conference, April 2014 (Google Slides Presentation)
  • presented a poster featuring my Teen Tech Week Lock-In during the YALSA’s President Program at ALA Annual, June 2013 (my program was a 2012 Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults winner)
  • Don’t Forget The Middle: Serving Middle Grade Patrons @ Your Library – a half-day preconference at the 2013 NMLA conference. (Reader’s Advisory PPT)
  • co-presented Get Real: Contemporary Young Adult Fiction as the Next Big Thing at the 2012 YALSA YA Lit Symposium (Prezi, complete booklist, and flow chart via co-presenter Andrea Sower’s blog, Book Blather), November 2012
  • moderated the author panel Not Another Boring Vampire Romace: Going Beyond the Norm in YA Paranormal Literature,  featuring the authors Kendare Blake, Kenneth Oppel, Jackson Pearce, and Cindy Pon program at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference, June 2012
  •  The First Time: Why Debut Novels Count and How to Find The Best – session at the Colorado Teen Literature Conference, April 2012
  • Twitter: What Can I Do in 140 Characters? – breakout session at the 2012 Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, April 2012 (complete PowerPoint presentation via SlideShare)
  • presented the segment Why Teens Need Libraries as part of the YALSA preconference The Nuts & Bolts of Serving Teens: Practical Tips for the Library Generalist or New YA Librarian, American Library Association Annual Conference, June 2011 (Powerpoint presentation via SlideShare)
  • Welcoming Teens Into Your Library – a half-day preconference at the 2011 New Mexico Library Association conference, April 2011 (Powerpoint presentations for Teen Programs and The Stuff on the Shelves via SlideShare)
  • Advocacy 101 – panel presentation at  the 2011 New Mexico Library Association conference, April 2011 (short powerpoint presentation via SlideShare)
  • Make Your Teen Collection Awesome – breakout session at the 2011 Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, April 2011 – complete Powerpoint presentation (on SlideShare)
  • presented the preconference Body Positivity and Fat Acceptance in YA Lit at the 2010 YALSA YA Lit Symposium, November 2010 – blog summarizing/recapping the event with complete links to all material
  • presented during the practitioner’s portion of the YALSA pre-conference Promoting Teen Reading Web 2.0 Tools, American Library Association Conference, June 2010 (transcripts of author chats as mentioned in the presentation: Elizabeth Scott, Laurie Stolarz, Gail Giles)
  • “What Should I Buy Next?” – collection development workshop/training for New Mexico librarians, presented at the New Mexico State Library, May 2010 – Wiki
  • Teen Programs That Work – breakout session at the 2010 Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival,
    April 2010
  • panelist on Spanning the Generations: Serving the GLBTIQ Community of ALL AgesPublic Library Association Conference, March 2010 
  • presented What’s New in Young Adult Literature session (as part of YALSA’s 2009 Road Trip Initiative) at the 2009 New Mexico Library Association Conference & the 2009 Mississippi Library Association Conference
  • Teen Services 101: A Basic Primer for Working with Teens @ Your Library – session at the 2009 New Mexico Library Association Conference & the 2009 Mississippi Library Association Conference
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