ALSC 2012 National Institute

I am TOTALLY jonesing to go to the 2012 ALSC National Institute in Indianapolis in September. And I’m REALLY jonesing to attend the following workshop:

Phones, Pads, eReaders & Tablets: Keeping Kids Connected to the Library
Does your library have what it takes to keep up with children in the 21st century? Your young patrons and their caregivers are using smartphones, tablets, eReaders, and iPads: are you catering your services to your high-tech patrons? Learn about communication, publicity, programming, and reference services and trends with these portable devices and how you can maximize your library’s tech-potential and keep a high cool-factor.  Presented by Laura Brack, Guilford Township Public Library

There are some other programs I’d like to attend as well, but not all of these relate to technology. I may have to spring for this 3 day children’s services extravaganza on my own if I can’t sweet talk anyone into sending me.

It’s All About the Money: Corporate Partnerships in Children’s Programming
Have you ever been strapped for cash for a children’s library program? Need a cash infusion? Well you’ve come to the right workshop. We’ll show you how to target corporations to receive funding for a successful library program. You’ll learn how to prospect for businesses, give corporations the hard sell, and in the end, gain the much needed funding. Remember, it’s all about the money!  Presented by Silvia Cisneros, Santa Ana Public Library and Cheryl Lee, Palo Alto City Library (Hi Cheryl!)

Moving Mock Newbery Online
Learn how the King County Library System (KCLS) transformed their Mock Newbery program from an internal staff development activity to a large, system-wide program.  The online transformation included blogging, video reviews, in-person debates, online voting, regional classroom discussions, and much more.  No matter what your audience, there are fun and easy ways technology can be used to enrich the experience and get everyone talking about the year’s big winner.  Presented by Angela Nolet, King County Library System

Planning for Excellence: Developing Best practices for Youth Services
You’re doing good programs – right? People are attending – right? But…if asked, could you explain the reason and purpose behind what you’re doing? What parameters you’re using to assure a consistent quality and message?  Hmmm… Unsure? We’ll share our process for developing best practices for youth programming birth through teen.  Presented by Celia Huffman, Cuyahoga County Public Library

Shake, Shimmy, and Dance: Using Music with Preschoolers
Looking for a way to shake up your preschool storytime? Try a dance party! Get the children moving and grooving to the best in children’s music. Participants will learn the importance of introducing music in early childhood, how to conduct a dance party, and how to encourage creative movement in children. Come ready to dance and participate!  Presented by Kate Schiavi,  Louisville Free Public Library

What difference does it make? The Impact of Early Literacy Training on Youth Services Staff
In May 2011, Hedberg Public Library youth services staff and community partners in Janesville, Wisconsin, participated in a two-day early literacy training program with Betsy Diamant-Cohen and Saroj Ghoting. Short and long term effects of the training on the library staff will be presented as well as observations from parent participants of the programs making this one of the few studies to find out what parents/caregivers are getting from changes in programming.  Presented by Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Mother Goose on the Loose® Early Literacy Program, Saroj Ghoting, early childhood literacy consultant, Sharon Grover, Hedberg Public Library, Dr. Allison G. Kaplan, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Julie Westby, Hedberg Public Library


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