Webinars

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What is a webinar?

One of ALSC's goals to provide children’s librarians with timely, educational and affordable professional development opportunities.  Because life in a library moves fast, ALSC's webinars are the perfect solution for someone who wants and needs educational information but doesn't have a lot of time or resources.  These short (one to two hour) interactive sessions taking place in Adobe Connect give librarians and library support staff the opportunity to learn right at their desks.  The only necessary tools are a computer and the internet.  At $45 a session for ALSC members, $55 for non-members and $195 for groups, webinars are highly affordable, and because they're interactive, students get the benefit of sharing ideas with one another and networking from afar.  In case you couldn't make the live session, also available are select webinar archives for $25.  Please note that recorded versions are not available until all of the live sessions of that webinar have taken place.

 

Webcasts only $25

Webcasts are webinars that have already taken place, but are still available for only a fraction of the cost.  Individuals pay only $25, and groups $195.  These webinars will not be offered again live, but you receive unlimited access to the recording with purchase.  Please note that archives of current sessions are not available until all live sessions have taken place. 

Upcoming webinars

ALSC will be announcing more webinars soon! Please check back for more information about upcoming webinars.
 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014: 2 pm Central, 3 pm Eastern

“C” is for Common Core State Standards and Collection development with practical application in public libraries, big or small: We will break down the Common Core Standards in Reading and Writing to understand what the expectations are for our elementary students and how we as librarians can support and enrich their learning. I'll share titles, new and classics, that align with Common Core and give examples of practical, fun activities to do with kids after reading the books. We will "decode" the language of the standards and put them into terms that librarians, educators, and parents can easily understand.
Instructor: Kristen Remenar, Youth Services Librarian at Orion Township Public Library

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014: 6 pm Central, 7 pm Eastern

“C” is for Common Core State Standards and Collection development with practical application in public libraries, big or small: We will break down the Common Core Standards in Reading and Writing to understand what the expectations are for our elementary students and how we as librarians can support and enrich their learning. I'll share titles, new and classics, that align with Common Core and give examples of practical, fun activities to do with kids after reading the books. We will "decode" the language of the standards and put them into terms that librarians, educators, and parents can easily understand.
Instructor: Kristen Remenar, Youth Services Librarian at Orion Township Public Library

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014: 3 pm Central, 4 pm Eastern

“C” is for Common Core State Standards and Collection development with practical application in public libraries, big or small: We will break down the Common Core Standards in Reading and Writing to understand what the expectations are for our elementary students and how we as librarians can support and enrich their learning. I'll share titles, new and classics, that align with Common Core and give examples of practical, fun activities to do with kids after reading the books. We will "decode" the language of the standards and put them into terms that librarians, educators, and parents can easily understand.
Instructor: Kristen Remenar, Youth Services Librarian at Orion Township Public Library

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014: 11 am Central, 12 pm Eastern

“C” is for Common Core State Standards and Collection development with practical application in public libraries, big or small: We will break down the Common Core Standards in Reading and Writing to understand what the expectations are for our elementary students and how we as librarians can support and enrich their learning. I'll share titles, new and classics, that align with Common Core and give examples of practical, fun activities to do with kids after reading the books. We will "decode" the language of the standards and put them into terms that librarians, educators, and parents can easily understand.
Instructor: Kristen Remenar, Youth Services Librarian at Orion Township Public Library

 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014: 11 am Central, 12 pm Eastern

Using the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® Toolkit with Spanish-Speaking Communities

This kit was developed by ALSC and PLA to assist and empower public library staff to serve Spanish-speaking families providing an effective manual that contains instructions in English for the presenter and Spanish translation of the slides, handouts and booklist. The Toolkit includes powerpoint presentations that will allow library staff, even those who do not speak Spanish, to present the workshops. We offer tips on reaching families as well as on ways to interact with Spanish-speaking families during your Todos los niños listos para leer en tu biblioteca workshops.

Instructors: Saroj Ghoting, Early Childhood Literacy Consultant; Freda Mosquera, Freelance Writer
 
 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014: 3 pm Central, 4 pm Eastern

Using the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® Toolkit with Spanish-Speaking Communities

This kit was developed by ALSC and PLA to assist and empower public library staff to serve Spanish-speaking families providing an effective manual that contains instructions in English for the presenter and Spanish translation of the slides, handouts and booklist. The Toolkit includes powerpoint presentations that will allow library staff, even those who do not speak Spanish, to present the workshops. We offer tips on reaching families as well as on ways to interact with Spanish-speaking families during your Todos los niños listos para leer en tu biblioteca workshops.

InstructorsSaroj Ghoting, Early Childhood Literacy Consultant; Freda Mosquera, Freelance Writer
 
 
 
Please note that many of the webinars are offered more than once to accommodate different schedules.  Each registration fee allows the participant to attend one session.  The same information will be presented each time.