University of Wisconsin–Madison

Youth Services 101

FULL: Register to be added to the waitlist

Looking to ground yourself in the basics of youth services in the public library?

Whether you are a newbie or need a refresher (or a breath of fresh air), this course will look at the past, present and, future of great service for children and teens.

At a glance

When: Sept 11-Nov 3

Where: Online

Cost: $275 (10% discount if you register by Aug 27)

CE Credit: 2.6 CEUs/26 LEUs

Program: #3034

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer

FULL: Register to be added to the waitlist

Register online

Register by phone: Pyle Center, 608.262.2451

Register by fax or mail: Print out a registration form

Login information will be emailed to you a few days before the course begins.

Course description

Topics in this introductory level course will include:

  • Child development
  • Collection building
  • Programming, planning
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach
  • Partnerships
  • Kid-friendly environments
  • Trends in service
  • Success with difficult patrons


Marge Loch-Wouters is an educator and youth services consultant at Loch-Works Consulting and has worked in youth services for over 40 years. She blogs at Tiny Tips for Library Fun.