- Take a right onto 15th Avenue NE.
- Continue south on 15th Avenue NE until you reach NE 41st Street.
- The parking garage entrance will be on your left.
- Stop at Gate 1. This is where you will validate parking. The password is YOUTH to get free parking
- Once you have parked in the garage, find the corridor labeled “Suzzallo Library” and climb the staircase to exit the parking garage.
- Descend the stairs to your right after exiting; Mary Gates Hall will be the first building on the left.
- Accessible entrances to the Central Plaza Parking Garage can be found in both Kane Hall and Odegaard Library.
When: Saturday, February 8th
Registration & Breakfast begins at 9 AM
Conference ends at 5 PM
Where: Mary Gates Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Lunch provided in $35 professional registration or $20 student registration.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 2009, the iYouth conference has been a successful professional development opportunity, focusing on a wide range of relevant themes and topics, including literacy, education, intellectual freedom, technology, and trends in youth services.
This year, we have chosen “[R]Evolution” as a theme that reflects the ways in which the face of librarianship is adapting to meet the evolving needs of our young patrons and to help them develop the tool kits to advocate for themselves.
As youth services organizations, how can schools, libraries, and community services work together to meet the ever changing needs of children and adolescents? As individuals, how do we evolve in order to best serve our users? How do we work side by side with youth in order to revolutionize the nature of youth services?
We have brought together local presenters to share unique perspectives on these questions, including educators, researchers, youth enrichment professionals, community organizers, librarians, and students. Each presenter’s session will explore different strategies for furthering the (r)evolution.
While our primary audience is UW students from the Information School, the iYouth conference also reaches UW faculty and staff, local educators, school librarians, public librarians, and youth service professionals. We support our attendees by providing continuing education credit. In addition, we are doing more outreach to local non-profit and community organizations this year to help our students make valuable connections and broaden the scope of our conversations.
This year, we are also inviting teens for a special multimedia writing workshop. For more information, see Teen Workshop for more information.
We are proud to continue to create a space where students and professionals can collaborate to further their development as leaders in the field of youth services.