Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Event Announcement

Youth Library Group Wales Day School

What makes teenagers tick? Working with young adults in libraries

Keynote speaker: Dr Mel Gibson, comics scholar & consultant
Also Technocamps, 'Inspiring Creative Fun' with ICT
£65.00 including refreshments throughout the day.
Non CILIP members welcome.

10:00  Coffee & registration
10:30  Welcome by the Chair
10:35  Dr Mel Gibson
           Comics scholar & consultant        
1:00    LUNCH
1:45    Technocamps
3:00    Closing remarks
3:30     Finish
Dr Mel Gibson
Dr Mel Gibson is a UK based comics scholar and consultant. She has run training and promotional events about comics and graphic novels for libraries, schools and other organizations for twenty years. Working extensively promoting and enthusing about comics, graphic novels and manga; working with young adults in libraries is something that Mel is passionate about. We are very pleased to welcome her to our day school.
Technocamps is an exciting project that provides free workshops to young people on programming, robotics, game design, app development and much more……
It is about getting young people (11-19 years) in Wales excited about Computer Science and STEM and challenging them to think about the world around them in a different way.  This is your chance to find out more.
Aims of the Day
  • To better understand the needs of young adult service users as library professionals.
  • To demonstrate how visual literacy can offer an exciting approach to reading & writing.
  • To consider innovative ways of engaging young adults in a library environment: developing the core library offer.
  • To share good practice. 
The Newport Centre
1 Kingsway, NEWPORT. South Wales. NP20 1UH. Telephone: (01633) 656 757

Travel by rail: Direct trains from Wrexham in under 2.5hrs. Direct trains from Swansea in under 1.5hrs.

The Newport Centre is less than a mile from Newport Train Station & can be reached easily on foot.

Day School Fees & Booking
The course will cost £65 including VAT and a buffet lunch.
Please inform us of any dietary requirements.                                                     
Please make cheques payable to Wales Youth Libraries Group.  Please reply no later than 19th April 2013.
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Published on behalf of the YLG Wales. YLG is a Special Interest Group of CILIP.
Charity No: 313014
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