Today's September YSS board meeting update is from Claire Parrish, YSS 2022 Chair and Public Services Director at Rice Lake Public Library.Fall is here! It’s my favorite time of year, and not just because there are so many important WLA things happening! One of those exciting things is the WLA Election of Officers, and YSS is so happy with our slate of candidates. A big thank you to everyone who volunteered to run, we appreciate your commitment to continuing the work of YSS. Please know that even if you are not elected this year, there are opportunities every year to run. Also, if candidates, or ANYONE, wants to be involved right this minute, we always welcome contributors to this blog that you’re reading right now. It takes a lot of rock star libraries serving youth to make this awesome resource continue to be of value!
The next big thing coming up is the WLA Annual Conference taking place November 1-4th at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa. There’s an endless slate of amazing professional development opportunities, as well as Jason Reynolds and Kevin Henkes – two top notch youth authors! Kevin Henkes will be the YSS Luncheon Speaker so be sure to check that box when registering for the conference.
You can also spend more quality time with your YSS folks at the Dungeons and Dragons event taking place on Wednesday evening from 6-8pm in the foyer. Experienced D&Ders will be showing the basics of the game to novice players, as well as welcoming sage Dungeon Masters to share their knowledge, making this a great time for all levels of experience. Come for the adventure, stay for the bar.
Following up our Wednesday night of fun will be an early morning business meeting for anyone who can peel themselves out of the sure-to-be luscious resort beds. Join the board in the conference center Board Room from 7-8am for the annual YSS Business meeting. This is a chance for any members to sit in and offer input on the work the section is doing as we look to create goals for the upcoming year.
Here’s the link to the conference website, where you can register for the conference and reserve your room.
Lastly, YSS has some irons in the fire to pull together a few more webinars before the year ends, so keep checking the blog for upcoming details!
And just for fun, some of Claire’s favorite fall things: apples, carving pumpkins, Oktoberfest brews, flannel, Sunday driving fall color tours, oversize hoodies, eating Halloween candy from September-December.