Upcoming OYAN meetings and events

OYAN meetings are a great way to swap book recommendations, get help with your teen programs and services, and hear what other libraries around Oregon are doing for teens in their communities. Join us at one of our upcoming meetings or other events!

Don’t forget: meeting and workshop on 10/20

Posted on behalf of Julie Jeanmard:

It’s workshop time for OYAN and CSD!

Join OYAN on Friday, October 20 at the Tualatin Public Library for the fall meeting from 11 am-2 pm and a workshop on QPR, a suicide prevention training with presenter Cindy Womack, from 3-5 pm. RSVP to youthservices@cottagegrove.org.

Continue the fun with CSD on Saturday, October 21 at the Sherwood Public Library for the fall meeting from 10:30 am-12 pm and a workshop from 1-5 pm. The afternoon includes a presentation from movement and music expert Iris Nason, as well as brainstorming for next summer’s theme: Libraries Rock! Register online by October 15.

Fall Workshop & Membership Meeting This Friday!

Don’t forget that the OYAN Fall Workshop and Membership Meeting are this Friday at the Wilsonville Public Library!

Outcome-Based Evaluation: Putting Teen Programs on a Level Playing Field with Children’s Programs
Friday, October 21, 10am to 12pm
Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant of the Oregon State Library, will present. Teen programs typically get significantly less attendance than children’s programs, so it’s difficult to use statistics to justify your time and budget. Outcome-based evaluation is a way to find out the impact your program has on the teens who participate and communicate the value of your time and budget. At this presentation you will get an overview of outcome-based evaluation and will work on developing an outcome-based evaluation for one of your teen programs or services. Come with one teen program or service you want to evaluate in mind. Leave with desired outcomes for that program or service, ideas for evaluating it, and ideas for communicating the result to your library director and other stakeholders. If you’d like to join us, please email Bobbye Hernandez and let us know you are coming.

And if you’re coming for the workshop, stay for the membership meeting! The fall membership meeting will be held from 1 to 4pm. OYAN meetings are lively, fun, and not just business! Share and learn about new books and program ideas with your colleagues and help strengthen teen services in libraries.

Not able to make the fall meeting? Our next one will be held on Friday, January 27th at the St. Helens Public Library — mark your calendars now!