Pop YS Con
Pop YS Con (formerly known as the Kids First Conference) is a two-day, biennial conference all about all things youth services. Join us for award-winning keynote speakers, breakout sessions from in-practice librarians, networking with librarians from all across Iowa, and meeting vendors, nonprofits, and government organizations that support your library work, all while you earn Continuing Education credit.
The first Kids First event was held in 1997 and it has grown as a learning and connection experience every year since then! The conference is partially funded through the Hazel Westgate Endowment and by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of Iowa. Hazel Westgate was a beloved children's librarian who worked at the Iowa City Public Library for 39 years. The Endowment carries on her work in educating librarians and advocating for youth in the public library.
Pop YS Con is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Service and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of Iowa.