Are you interested in increasing your outreach to families? Are you wondering how you might elevate family voice in the work that you do? Are you thinking about how to develop stronger community partnerships in support of families? In their recent report Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement, Harvard Family Research Project and the Public Library Association outlined five important processes that build successful family engagement pathways.
eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory is a repository of webcasts, podcasts, and resources from AASL professional development events. eCOLLAB offers more than 300 opportunities for on-demand learning. eCOLLAB also contains a read-only version of the latest issue of AASL’s print journal, Knowledge Quest, which is available for view before the issue mails.
Beyond Awareness: Strategies for Demonstrating Cultural Competence in Library Services to Children (ALSC)
Diversity isn’t just about race and ethnicity! Diversity pertains to ability levels, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and more. This webinar will focus on increasing participants' level of understanding of the value of providing culturally competent library service in order to meet the information needs of an increasingly diverse group: children.
Do you want to move beyond the basic Bilingual Storytime and ESL program to serve your Spanish speaking community? This on-demand webinar will assist you with identifying an underserved segment of the community and developing an outreach plan. Instructors will give unique examples of outreach to underserved Spanish speaking communities and solicit audience participation. This on-demand webinar includes an outreach toolkit. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
This course is not being offered at this time. Please note: for groups who have 20 or more individuals interested in taking the course, we can also offer it exclusively to your organization! In this YALSA online course, find out how to go Beyond Booklists to serve today's teens, the most diverse generation ever. Participants will learn about available tools to help them identify the diverse teen populations in their service area and explore ways to design, implement and evaluate more in-depth services and programs for the diverse teen population and recent teen immigrants.
This course is not currently being offered as part of this year’s course schedule; however, for groups who have 20 or more individuals interested in taking the course, we can offer it exclusively to your organization! Though boys have been behind girls in nearly every subject for more than thirty years, many teachers and librarians are still struggling to find the key to encouraging boys to read. This YALSA e-course will cover the special issues faced in reaching boys through books.
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.
This free 90-minute webinar will feature a panel of experts on "hot topics" in privacy today, plus practical tips and resources for developing library programming to engage the community. Brought to you by American Libraries and ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom.
Tune in and learn how Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to develop an innovative public program series that uses history as a gateway to productive, critical conversations on race, policing and human rights.
Closing the Word Gap: How a Museum/Library/Research Partnership Created Community Impact through Parent Education (ALSC)
How can collaborations between researchers, museums, and libraries create impact in the community? How can libraries serve as effective sites for parent education? Staff from Chicago Children's Museum and the Thirty Million Words Initiative will illustrate how they partnered with the Chicago Public Library to translate research-based messaging into a public exhibit (The 3T's: Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns) aimed at empowering parents and closing the word gap.