Literacy

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We have all heard how making and makerspaces can encourage STEM learning, but what can they do for literacy? This webinar will address ways that literacy and making can go hand in hand to enhance your programs offered at the library. By focusing on transliteracy skills, and including maker activities with traditional literacy activities, librarians can better influence the traditional literacy skills they have traditionally targeted.
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Grab your passport and join tour guide Pam Spencer Holley as you travel together via booktalk from Afghanistan to Iraq, Kenya, England, and places in between.
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Do you want to move beyond the basic Bilingual Storytime and ESL program to serve your Spanish speaking community? This 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. You will leave this webinar with an outreach toolkit and network of like-minded public librarians.
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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.
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Presenter Chelsea Condren will provide a working definition of the term diversity, strategies for understanding user demand and interest, and ways to ensure a collection is diverse while still meeting the needs of the population. Participants will receive a handout that outlines strategies for collection building/management, selection and weeding of diverse titles, as well as a list of recommended materials.
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Imagine that through your library's activities you are able to coach teens as a way to assist them build 21st century skills and literacies, demonstrate to the community how valuable an asset teenagers are, and help youth become strong members of the community's workforce. That's what Salvador Avila is accomplishing with his DJ learning lab at the Las Vegas – Clark County Library District. Join Salvador in this webinar to learn about his work and how you can have the same impact in your own community.
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What kind of programs can you offer for infants in your library? Should programming for two year olds look different than programming for five year olds? Discover these answers and more in this action packed webinar. We’ll be discussing different developmental stages from ages birth to five, how to program for different ages, and what it looks like in a real life library.
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Does your library have a dedicated early literacy space? Don’t think that you can’t fit one in! Children’s areas in libraries have blossomed in recent years, to incorporate innovative spaces and furnishings for play, exploration, and learning, in libraries from big to small. Learn how the library’s physical space and environment can impact early literacy skill building, and enjoy a showcase of successful library early literacy spaces.
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Ready for a change of scenery? Expand your current early literacy efforts by reaching children, parents, and caregivers who aren’t already coming to the library. We'll learn how to use the five early literacy skills and outreach to help your library break down the walls of service and reach those who may not know they need it. Discover the tools and techniques to identify potential community partners, develop community relationships, and ways to share important library services.
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STEAM subjects are exciting and have great potential to captivate young children. When you expose them to science and math at an early age you are building their confidence, and unleashing their potential. Librarians and early childhood educators can step in to make STEM learning (a national priority) more playful, fun and hands-on. Webinar attendees will learn innovative, playful ways to support Early Literacy and STEAM through programs, services, collections, and spaces.

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