Children's Programs & Services

On-DemandWebinarFree!
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.
LiveWebinar
For years libraries have been providing access and training to technology through their services and programs. Kids can learn to code, build a robot, and make a movie with an iPad at the library. But what can they do when they get home? How can libraries expand their reach to help more than just the youth they see every day? The Meridian Library (ID) has chosen to start circulating new types of technology. Want to learn about Arduinos? Check one out from our library! What is a Raspberry Pi? You get 4 weeks to figure it out. Robots too expensive to buy? Too many iPad apps to choose from?
CEUs
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! This YALSA online course will focus on the developmental needs and interests of tweens and how we can best meet those needs and interests in terms of books, activities, and programming.
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Join ALSC Membership Chair Amanda Roberson and ALSC Membership Manager Dan Bostrom to talk about ways to get involved with ALSC. Attendees are invited to discuss these topics and their experiences with membership. Learn about what you can do to connect with other members and grow your career.
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Regardless of whether your first library job is in a public library or a school, your first few weeks will bring new opportunities and challenges that no one ever told you about in library school. Join Katrina Hartz Taylor and Eileen Makoff for "New to the Children’s Library: What I Didn't Learn in Library School" on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 5pm CST.
On-DemandWebinar
NOTE: This past webinar has now been archived. Access to the recording can be purchased. Acclaimed writers and educators/librarians, Pat Scales and James LaRue will talk about difficult conversations with parents. Parents are often coming from an emotional place that has less to do with a book they're upset about and more to do with a changing world and a loss of control as their children grow up. They will share insights to guide the response from defensive to embracing, empathetic, and educational.
On-DemandWebinarAttendance Cert.Free!

Booklist’s free webinar series offers multiple programs each month. Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors, and publishers’ representatives on a variety of topics, offering immediate tips, tools, resources, and new ideas for collection development and readers’-advisory work.

Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Course instructor Melissa Mallon will guide you through the steps of designing an authentic lesson and assessment plan.
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Join ALSC for "Balancing Social Media" student session on Monday, September 16, 2013, as we discuss various social media platforms and their use as library marketing tools. We will also discuss your internet presence and how to stay professional at the library and at home.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
Ideal for those without previous experience, in this eCourse, librarian and ASL interpreter Kathy MacMillan will use readings, multimedia resources, and online discussion boards to introduce basic ASL vocabulary and grammar appropriate for use in a library setting.

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