Every Child Ready to Read—New conversations on research, relationships and partnerships

Every Child Ready to Read ® @ your library® (ECRR) continues a commitment to research and introduces a powerful concept of constrained and unconstrained skill sets to our conversations with parents and caregivers. The 2nd edition utilizes natural language and a flexible format to encourage a more interactive way for library staff to work with caregivers and to create new ways for parents to interact with their children.  Community and staff partnerships are a staple of ECRR, and in our 90 minute webinar we will discuss research, new ways to relate to our customers, partners and community members using the new tools provided by ECRR.

ECRR is a parent education initiative by the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). It stresses early literacy begins with the primary adults in a child's life. The ECRR toolkit empowers public libraries to assume an essential role in supporting early literacy within a community.  For more information about ECRR please visit the Every Child Ready to Read website.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will:

  • Be informed of constrained and unconstrained skill sets
  • Understand how to use ECRR materials to have conversations with a variety of groups
  • Receive information on past partnerships and discuss suggestions for working with new and old partners

Who Should Attend

Children's librarians and library paraprofessional and support staff in public and school libraries who work with young children. Library administrators, community early literacy partners, and other stakeholders in early literacy success would find the content of value in planning and advocating new roles for their library.

The webcast would be especially helpful to those who have purchased the ECRR materials and have attended other introductory trainings.

Instructor(s)

Elaine Meyers is a public library consultant in King Ferry, New York. She served on the Every Child Ready to Read Task Force and as a consultant for the second edition. Her areas of expertise are youth services planning, evaluation and staff training.

Accessing the Webcast

This webcast is not taking place live; you are purchasing a recording of the session that has already taken place.  This webcast can be purchased through the ALA Store:

 
Webcasts are priced at $25 each (less 10% discount for ALA members) for individuals and $195 each (less 10% discount for ALAmembers) for groups. If access to a webcast will be shared with multiple people—viewing either on an individual basis or gathered together in a single location—then the group rate applies. You'll have access to the webcast for one year from date of purchase. 
 
Webcasts are intended for the sole use of the purchaser, whether an individual or group. Redistribution or rebroadcast to another individual or group other than the purchaser is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation.

Technical Requirements

To take part you must have a computer, Internet access, web browser, and a copy of Flash® Player 8 or higher.  You can download a free copy of Flash® Player from the Adobe website if you do not already have it.

For more information, view a video about Abode Connect meetings produced Adobe.

Contact

If you have questions about purchase, please visit the FAQ or contact the ALA Store by phone: 1-866-Shop ALA or by email ala-orders@PBD.com.  

All other inquiries, including sponsorship questions, can be directed to Dan Bostrom, ALSC marketing specialist, via email or by calling (312) 280-2164.