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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 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.  Live webinars are free and open to all. All webinars will be recorded and available in the archived webinars section of our website immediately following the live presentation.

Archived webinars are now free for members!

Archived webinars are now available free and on-demand for ALSC members! For non-ALSC members, individuals pay only $25, and groups $195.  These webinars will not be offered again live, but you receive unlimited access to the recording with your ALSC membership or archived webinar purchase.

Upcoming webinars

Live webinars are free and open to all.

Math Counts: Using Math in Early Literacy Programming

Monday, October 23, 2017, 12pm Eastern/11am Central
JoAnna Schofield, Librarian, Cuyahoga County Public LIbrary

Many librarians are comfortable incorporating basic math principles in story time, such as counting, number recognition, and shapes, but what other ways can you incorporate mathematics into your regular story time routine? Join JoAnna Schofield, Cuyahoga County Public Library children’s librarian and former mathematics teacher, to explore easy (and cheap!) ways to explore computation, spatial awareness, geometry, measurement, data collection and interpretation, and more!

 
 
Managing Children's Services: Employee Engagement
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 3pm Eastern, 2pm Central

Sarah Wethern, Youth Librarian, Douglas County Library; Krissy Wick, Director of Public Services, Madison Public Library
 
Learn how to retain and motivate staff by creating a positive workplace culture. This proposal is part of a webinar series hosted by the ALSC Managing Children's Services Committee.

 

Get Involved with ALSC: Navigating Opportunities within the Organization
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12pm Eastern, 11am Central

Jamie Campbell Naidoo, ALSC President-Elect

Did you know ALSC has a myriad of volunteer opportunities, both virtual and in-person and local and national? Learn how to become appointed or elected to a committee, write for the ALSC blog or Children & Libraries, teach a course or webinar, or participate in ALSC activities in your region. Both new and long-term ALSC members will learn something new from this webinar hosted by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, ALSC President-Elect.

 

Bringing PLUM LANDING to Your Library and Community
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 1pm Eastern, 12pm Central
Rebecca Fox, Children's Librarian at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library; Brianne Keith, Outreach Manager, Education Department, WGBH

Libraries are evolving with the digital age, replacing stacks of paper books with digital community spaces. PLUM LANDING, a digital project produced by WGBH for PBS KIDS', provides a unique opportunity for harnessing the opportunities libraries provide as a source of digital access as well as on-site STEM learning and community engagement. The PLUM LANDING web site is rich in STEM-and NGSS-based resources to help kids learn about the environment and inspire them to be caretakers of the planet. Hear how public libraries have incorporated the PLUM LANDING resources into their library programming for kids 6- to 9-years-old to create fun, engaging programs and events focused on environmental science learning, the use of digital technology, and an appreciation of nature. Brianne Keith, Outreach Manager with the WGBH Education Department and Rebecca Fox, Children's Librarian of the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library co-present.
 

 

 

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