Join library advocates from various states as they share their case studies of advocating for libraries on the local, state, and national level. Our guests will discuss their top advocacy tips that you can implement into your daily work practice. This webinar is geared toward library staff who want to more effectively advocate and communicate their library’s value to stakeholders, but aren’t sure where to start. Panelists will include managers and non-managers. This webinar will not review legislation.
Let’s face it: one of the trends in the library industry is having to do more with less. How can you achieve your goals without sacrificing service when budgets and time are stretched thin? The key is advocacy. Join ALSC’s Advocacy and Legislation committee for an exploration of advocacy as it relates to children and children’s library services. You’ll get concrete tips on how to advocate for the patrons you serve, regardless of whether your advocacy happens at a local, state, or federal level. A&L will consider, too, the impact your advocacy can have on your community and profession.
Children's librarians are experts in supporting K-12 learning and work side-by-side with schools to support youth and families. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, however, school partners are now challenged by a lack of staffing, resources, time and attention. What can your library do to support educators more effectively, locally and state-wide?
The public library is traditionally the home educator's biggest resource. It is essential to foster valuable relationships with all members of the community and that libraries and librarians are responsive to the growing number of parent educators and homeschooled youth.
Not all storytime presenters have the opportunity get professional instruction in developing and implementing storytimes. This webinar will focus on developing a basic preschool storytime (ages 3-5) from deciding on a theme or no theme, choosing books, choosing extension activities, and developing early literacy messaging for caregivers.
Hiring new staff is one of the most important decisions you make as a manager. Learn strategies to find and recruit the best candidates for your positions. Discover how flexibility in the hiring process can encourage diverse candidates.
In this webinar, we’ll discuss key elements of successful tween events and how to promote your programs and manage registration, group size, and materials. You’ll finish this webinar ready to put some of our ideas into practice for tweens in your community as well as develop new tween programming ideas on your own!
Beyond Awareness: Strategies for Demonstrating Cultural Competence in Library Services to Children (ALSC)
Diversity isn’t just about race and ethnicity! Diversity pertains to ability levels, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and more. This webinar will focus on increasing participants' level of understanding of the value of providing culturally competent library service in order to meet the information needs of an increasingly diverse group: children.
Building Literacy in Every Library: How to Develop Fun Programs that Support Reading for School Age Children - Comprehension Basics: Developing Critical Thinking to Discover Meaning (ALSC)
In this webinar, learn how to implement programs and services that will provide literacy support for early readers ages 5-9. An expert in the field of elementary education will speak about the key concept of why it’s essential for children to develop critical thinking skills as they learn how to read. We will discuss how important it is to know the parts of a story and how to develop knowledge of new words in order to gain a greater understanding of the text.
Building Literacy in Every Library: How to Develop Fun Programs that Support Reading for School Age Children Pt 2 - Making Connections: How Does Background Knowledge Contribute to Comprehension?
In this webinar, learn how to implement programs and services that will provide literacy support for early readers ages 5-9. An expert in the field of elementary education will speak about how our personal experiences and prior knowledge help us to understand what we are reading. We will discuss the many ways readers connect with texts. This can include relating the text to themselves, comparing similar texts or making connections between the text and the wider world around them. We’ll share ideas for programs, book recommendations and reader’s advisory that will help connect with children