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.
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.
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.
This four-module YALSA online course will introduce those who work with teens and graphic novels to best practices.
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.
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.
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.
This webinar is relevant to librarians that serve incarcerated youth and incarcerated adults. The topic will focus individually on the work the public library is doing and then focus on the work the state prisons are doing. The work will be tied together in that they both face challenges internally within their own institutions as well as both working with special populations. It supports ASCLA's mission by providing a framework of best practices in delivering services and programs to incarcerated youth and adults.
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.