- be able to identify characteristics of successful and developmentally appropriate early literacy spaces.
- understand ways in which space and physical environment can be used to support early literacy skill-building.
- learn simple ways to transform library space into a print-rich environment.
- understand and recognize examples of how early literacy spaces encourage the Five Practices (Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library®): reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing.
Who Should Attend
Librarians who serve youth ages 0-5 and their families, youth services managers, branch managers, and library directors. Public librarians working in other areas, library school students who are interested in serving youth, and anyone who works with young children and their families.
This webinar will be presented by ALSC's Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee members Janet Ingraham Dwyer, Brooke Newberry, and Sarah Stippich.
Janet Ingraham Dwyer, youth services library consultant at the State Library of Ohio in Columbus, loves that her whole job is to support and assist that creative and mighty tribe: children’s and teen librarians. She partners with the Ohio Library Council on Ohio Ready to Read, a statewide resource network to facilitate early literacy activities in libraries. Janet is devoted to collaboration: separately we are beneficial; together we are transformative.
Brooke Newberry, an early literacy librarian in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is a fan of anything involving little ones under 5. Self appointing herself “The Beyoncé of Babies”, she loves to sing, dance, and play at every storytime and throughout the day as well. She is currently chair of the ALSC Early Childhood Services and Programs Committee. You can find her at Reading With Red (readingwithred.blogspot.com) and on Twitter as @be_newberry.
How to Register
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