Youth Services Workshop

The Arkansas State Library hosts the annual Youth Services Workshop for all public library or school library media specialist staff working with ages pre-school through teen. This day long event features a special keynote speaker and up to eighteen break out session options focused on improving professional knowledge and rejuvenating the passion of those who serve these challenging age groups.


2020 Youth Services Workshop

The annual Youth Services Workshop took place March 13, 2020. Session recordings and materials are available online. Please fill out an evaluation survey for each presentation viewed.

Physical materials from the workshop were sent to the libraries with registered staff unable to attend due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Recorded Sessions

Video quality may vary due to recording method. Contact Ruth Hyatt for assistance with viewing the recordings or downloading session materials.

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2020 Sessions

  • Animate Your World (30 minutes)

    Stephanie Sweeney, Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library.  Note: video must be viewed in Classic View; be sure to switch when prompted by Adobe Connect.

  • Cosplay 101 (10 minutes)

    Amy Shipman, Hot Springs World Class High School

  • Create a Story Your Way (45 minutes)

    Marilyn Willis, William F. Laman Library.  Note: video must be viewed in Classic View; be sure to switch when prompted by Adobe Connect.

  • Find Yourself in the Story: Gender Inclusivity in Libraries (31 minutes)

    Allie Stevens, Calhoun County Library.  Note: video must be viewed in Classic View; be sure to switch when prompted by Adobe Connect.

  • Storytelling and Body Art: Bridging Prehistory to Now (50 minutes)

    Donovan Mays, Stuttgart Public Library.  Note: video must be viewed in Classic View; be sure to switch when prompted by Adobe Connect.

  • Summer Story Time Ideas (26 minutes)

    Amber Duncan and Lisa Boatman, White County Regional Library System.  Note: video must be viewed in Classic View; be sure to switch when prompted by Adobe Connect.

  • You Just Need a Hand session recording (30 minutes) `

    AJ Jackson and Rebekah Harmon, Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library


2019 Sessions

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