Finding Balance: Self-care for You and Your Team

As librarians and teachers serving youth, it’s in our jobs and in our natures to care for the kids in our communities. But how do we do that without burn-out and compassion fatigue? How do we stay at our best to give our best?

Join Regina Townsend, from the Forest Park Public Library, to discuss self-care strategies for individuals and organizations and ways you can create a culture of mental health in your library.

When: Saturday May 11, 2019 from 1pm-3pm

Where: Butler Children’s Literature Center–Dominican University–Crown 214

RSVP to butler@dom.edu to reserve your seat

 

 

Headed to IYSI?

Will you be at the Illinois Youth Services Institute next week?
We will – lets chat!

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You can find the Butler Center at Booth #3 in Redbird CD during the following exhibit hours:

Sponsor Exhibit Hours
Thursday, March 21
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.                Sponsor Exhibit Reception
Friday, March 22
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.              Sponsor Exhibits Coffee
10:00 – 12:30 p.m.            Concurrent Sponsor Exhibits

Stop by for a chat and a chance to win a signed book from an Illinois author!  

Haven’t registered for IYSI yet? Find out more at ILA

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Illinois Youth Services Institute
March 21-22, 2019
Marriott Bloomington-Normal Hotel & Conference Center

 

What’s Happening…

Spring is about to spring in the Midwest (it’s got to be, right?) and not a moment too soon for an ice-free road trip to one of these upcoming Youth Services events.

Road Travel Road Trip Freedom

90 Second Newbery Film Festival

  •    When: Sunday 3/10 at 1:45 p.m.
  •    Where: Harold Washington Library Center— Chicago, IL
  •    Registration: free, with registration required

Seventh Annual Butler Lecture with Carmen Agra Deedy

  •      When: Wednesday 3/20 at 6:00 p.m. — book signing to follow
  •      Where: Dominican University’s Martin Recital Hall—River Forest, IL
  •      Registration: free, with registration required

Illinois Youth Services Institute

  •       When: 3/21-22
  •       Where: Marriott Bloomington-Normal Hotel and Conf. Center
  •       Registration: Details and registration
  •       Look for BCLC at booth #3

2019 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture with Debbie Reese

  •       When: Saturday 4/13 at 7:30 p.m.
  •       Where: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery—Madison, WI
  •       Registration: ticket and registration info coming soon

 

Sort of Bilingual: Serving Youth and Young Adults from Spanish-speaking Homes

Spanish/English Dictionary collectionJoin Elizabeth Lynch of Addison Public Library and Kelly MacGregor of Berwyn Public Library for an in-depth look at how they worked to improve service for the teens at their library and a discussion of how you can too.

Children and Young Adults growing up in Spanish-speaking households can encounter unique barriers to academic and social-emotional growth. Addison Public Library surveyed nearly 400 residents with the help of the ALA Diversity Research Grant to get a richer picture of the assets and needs of youth in bilingual homes. Their findings led them to develop new ways of approaching programming and services for bilingual youth. Find out more about the process for collecting useful community data and how you can replicate successful programs in your library.

When: Saturday February 9, 2019 from 11am — 1pm

Where: Butler Children’s Literature Center — Dominican University, Crown Rm 214

RSVP: to butler@dom.edu by 2/4/19 to reserve a seat

Mark your calendars, book-lovers!

Whether you’re looking for holiday gifts or building your own collection, it’s the perfect time of year for buying books.

butlercenter booksale 2018

Ok, so maybe I think it’s always the perfect time for new books, but I know a big stack of books and a warm cup of cider will help me make it through the cold months ahead.

Cheers!

Jen Clemons
Curator, BCLC