The CCBC presents on new books for children and teens at the annual Wisconsin Library Association, Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association, and Wisconsin State Reading Association conferences.
We are able to do a limited number of regional workshops around Wisconsin in addition to these conferences.
Hosting a CCBC Workshop
Start by contacting CCBC librarian Megan Schliesman (608-262-9503) to see if we have already committed to a workshop in your part of Wisconsin and with any questions you have about the information that follows.
We ask Wisconsin library systems and Cooperative Educational Services Agencies (CESAs) interested in hosting a CCBC workshop to work collaboratively with one another and other library systems and CESA’s to sponsor a regional hands-on CCBC children’s/young adult literature workshops. Additional sponsors might include area reading councils as well as school districts or early childhood groups.
Workshop Format Options
CCBC workshops can take place over the course of a single day or over two days. We encourage planners to consider an evening component that might be more accessible to classroom or early childhood teachers.
Below is a menu of possible workshop sessions. A day-long workshop might include two-to-three topics. A workshop over 1-1/2 to 2 days might include three to four. Individual sessions/workshop components can be aimed at a specific targeted audience. For example, we might speak to K-12 teachers in the evening, and then provide a day-long workshop aimed at school and public librarians the following day.
- Great New Books for Children and Teens
- CCBC Reference on the Road (question-and-answer about books and book issues)
- What Do I Do Now? Navigating Intellectual Freedom Concerns and Complaints
- Between the Covers, On the Shelf: Evaluation Issues in School and Public Libraries
In addition to gearing a book presentation toward a specific audience, we can also develop other workshop topics toward a specific focus/need (e.g., evaluating young adult fiction, non-fiction, etc.)
We are open to exploring ideas for both format and content. Let us know your interests and needs.
Minimum Audience Size:
For a single-day workshop, the CCBC will expect at least 40 advance registrants. For a two-day workshop, minimum registration requirement is 65 over the two days. (The workshop may serve different audiences over the course of two days.)
Please promote workshops widely—through the sponsoring agencies (library systems, CESA’s, etc.) and other library/education agencies in the area (e.g., reading councils, school districts, early childhood community if applicable).
The CCBC will not charge for staff time or workshop content. The CCBC will require reimbursement for all travel costs, including UW Fleet vehicle and lodging/meals if applicable.
Hands-on Workshop Alternatives
If you can’t plan a collaborative workshop in your region, or if the CCBC is are unable to provide one due to prior commitments, then consider the following options:
1. We are always willing to provide presentations to groups who can come to the CCBC in Madison.
2. We can explore options for presenting to librarians and/or teachers in your area using distance education.
Contact CCBC librarian Megan Schliesman (608-262-9503) with your questions.