Series Programming for the Elementary School Age

Children love series books. Lots of libraries have one-shot series parties or events. This course expands on the one-shot idea and provides the tools necessary to establish series clubs at the library so that more children will read and use the library more often. Using trivia, games, music and reading, children will clamor to come back to the library each week. Series such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Magic Tree House, Spiderwick, Fancy Nancy, Froggy, Curious George, and American Girl will be discussed.

This course is certified to provide 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to students who pass.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify popular series books in children’s literature
  • Identify series books that are an important part of children’s literacy using published data
  • Develop a 4-8 week library program for school-aged children centered on popular children’s book series

Who Should Attend

Children’s librarians in public libraries and schools; library paraprofessional and support staff who are working with students, parents and teachers.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This course is open to library staff of all experience levels; no prerequisites are required.

Instructor(s)

Lisa M. Shaia, Children’s Librarian, Oliver Wolcott Library.

Date(s) & Time(s)

This is a four week Moodle course run asynchroniously, meaning you will never need to login to a class on a certain date/time.  This course will begin the week of January 14, 2013.

Credits &/or CEUs

This course is certified to provide 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to students who pass the course.  A certificate of completion will be sent to each participant upon successful completion for each course taken.

The American Library Association (ALA) has been certified to provide CEUs by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  Individual courses must pass a rigorous certification process by ALA's office of Human Resources Development and Recruitment to be able to provide students with CEUs.  If you have questions about CEUs or course certification, please contact Jenny Najduch in the ALSC office by email (jnajduch@ala.org) or phone 800-545-2433 ext. 4026.

Fee

Class size is limited to 30 students.

ALSC Personal Member: $115
ALA Personal Member: $165
Nonmember: $185

Member rates apply to personal memberships only.  Interested in joining ALSC?  Click here to learn more about ALSC and how to join.

Technical Requirements

Computer, internet connection, web browser.

How to Register

Registration is now open!  Visit the ALA Registration page to register online, or fill out the registration form and mail it in.  You can also register by calling ALA Member and Customer Service at 800-545-2433 ext. 5.  Course space is limited.

Contact

If you have questions about the course material, please contact the course instructor Lisa M. Shaia.

If you have questions about registration, please contact ALA's Member and Customer Service Department by email or by calling 800-545-2433 ext. 5.

All other inquiries, including sponsorship questions, can be directed to Jenny Najduch, ALSC program officer, via email or by calling (312) 280-4026.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked or faxed to the ALA/MACS department by no later than seven days before the class starts.  Cancellations will result in a full refund less a $35 processing fee.  NO phone cancellations will be accepted.  Refunds will be processed two weeks after the start of the course.  ALSC reserves the right to cancel a course for reasons including insufficient numbers of students. Cancellations after the course has begun will not be accepted.