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Registration Open for Pop YS Con: Conference for Youth Services Librarians April 4-5 in Ames

Feb 10, 2022

Pop YS Con Logo.pngRegistration is now open for Pop YS Con, the State Library’s conference for librarians who work with children and teens. The conference will be held April 4-5, 2022 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames, IA.

The conference will feature two days of award-winning keynote speakers, breakout sessions from in-practice librarians, a chance to network with librarians from across Iowa and meet exhibitors that support library work, all while earning Continuing Education credit.

Registration Information: Librarians can register to attend both conference days or a single day. Online payments are accepted, or attendees can mail in a check along with a copy of the completed registration form. (Note: if you've submitted a session proposal, please wait until you hear back from the Pop YS Con team before registering.)

  • Two-day cost: $150
  • Single day cost: $100

Hotel Reservations: The Gateway Hotel and Conference Center has reserved a block of rooms at the conference rate of $114.

Keynotes and Schedule: The conference keynotes and the full conference schedule will be available soon. New this year will be an exhibitor area featuring vendors, nonprofits, and government organizations that support library work.

Visit the Pop YS Con webpage below to find out more about the conference, register and book hotel rooms, and more:

Pop YS Con Webpage

About Pop YS Con

Pop YS Con, formerly known as Kids First, is a two-day, biennial conference all about all things youth services. Pop YS Con 2022 is the first in-person youth services conference from the State Library since 2017. In 2021, the conference had to be moved online due to the Covid pandemic.