Literacy

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Storytime has joined the digital age, and incorporating digital media into collections and programming is now an essential part of children’s librarianship. Join PLA and instructor Cen Campbell for this on-demand webinar that tackles this new territory. Cen explores mobile apps and e-books and shares practical techniques for integrating these tools into traditional early literacy programming.
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Online Course: A basic level, 4-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Focus: Introduction to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $109 ALCTS members, $139 nonmembers

This four-module YALSA online course will introduce those who work with teens and graphic novels to best practices.
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Makerspaces are gaining popularity in public libraries across the U.S. These innovative spots introduce library patrons to tools, like 3D printers and makerbots, not normally found in the library and offer patrons the opportunity to explore their interests, use new tools, and develop creative projects. Join webinar presenter, Lauren Britton, developer of the “Fayetteville Fab Lab” at the Fayetteville (N.Y.) Free Library, to learn all about makerspaces including what they are, why your library should think about developing one, and what elements need to be incorporated.
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For the first time in American history, we have four different generations working and volunteering side by side. Discover the key characteristics of these four generations and explore new strategies for making the most out of age diversity. What motivates each generation? What types of recognition resonate with each generation? What strategies can you put in place to avoid conflict between generations? Leave the webinar with tools they can begin to use immediately to help bridge the work place generation gap. This archived webinar was originally presented March 18, 2015.
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The Cuyahoga County Public Library System and its local Parma School System have piloted a rich partnership to help youth literacy. It began with after school programming led by librarians, branched out to a homework center and a collaborative approach towards summer reading, and is now tackling the topics of early literacy and helping students achieve grade level reading standards. Representatives from these organizations tell you how the literacy partnership was established and expanded so successfully and how your library can forge a similar program to impact youth in your community.
Are you familiar with the terms lexile, phonics and word walls?  To appropriately assist children developing reading skills, you definitely should be. Learning to read isn’t simply about books—you must have an understanding of the different methodologies for reading instruction and the formulaic approach for evaluating and interpreting grade levels assigned to books.
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Attend the ALSC webinar, "Using the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® Toolkit with Spanish-Speaking Communities" with Saroj Ghoting, Early Childhood Literacy Consultant, and Freda Mosquera, Freelance Writer.