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Youth Services Critical Conversations Club (YS3C)

Information about and collected resources from the Washington State Library's Youth Services Critical Conversations Club.

Youth Services Critical Conversations Club

                Washington Secretary of State Washington State Lib            Institute of Museum and Library Services

Supported by funding provided by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library Services and Technology Act, through the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

What is YSC3?

What is Youth Services Critical Conversations Club (YS3C)?

Once a month the YS3C (Youth Services Critical Conversations Club) meets to learn about and discuss an essential topic relevant to serving youth in libraries. Content will vary and may consist of presentations or facilitated conversations with guest speakers, brainstorming sessions, discussions, and more. There may be a small amount of pre-work before the meeting (no more than one video or one reading).

To ensure a productive discussion for everyone, please be willing to participate in conversation or interactive activities either via microphone or chat. Meetings will be recorded and posted to the Youth Services Niche Academy page along with any documents and resources. While any library staff can attend, the topics will be focused on youth services, so we'd love to see a great turn out from our youth services specialists.

Through YS3C, we hope to create a community of practice amongst library staff who serve youth in Washington State, break down silos between libraries and other members of the youth services ecosystem, and facilitate open and productive dialog.

If you have more questions, please contact:
Youth Services Consultant
Washington State Library


Youth Services Critical Conversations Club was formerly known as YACHT Club. To find past YACHT Club meeting recordings, visit the Washington State Library's Niche Academy page by clicking HERE.

Recordings of YS3C meetings can be found HERE.