The R.O.A.D. I Travel: A Program Model for School Libraries (archived)

Creating a library program can be daunting regardless of an audience’s age. Developing a program for K-8 students— one that aligns with curriculum, stays on budget and keeps kids engaged — comes with a unique set of challenges.

“The R.O.A.D. I Travel: A Program Model for School Libraries” will explore how an Indianapolis middle school library partnered with other organizations to develop an innovative genealogy unit for eighth-graders. The program was recognized with ALA’s 2014 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

Takeaways

  • Explore how an Indianapolis middle school library partnered with other organizations to develop a program for its students

Who Should Attend

The program is beneficial for school librarians of all grade levels, as well as children’s librarians and others interested in library programming. It will be especially beneficial for school librarians who are considering applying for ALA's annual Sara Jaffarian Award.

Instructors

Leslie Preddy, school librarian at Perry Meridian Middle School

Suzanne Walker, children's services consultant at the Indiana State Library

Registration

Cost

Free

How to Register

View the recorded presentation

Tech Requirements

Youtube access and speakers/headphones

Contact

ALA Public Programs Office (312.280.5045) / publicprograms@ala.org)