Every Child Ready to Read in the Digital Age
I’m going to be presenting a webinar with Eva Mitnick and Elaine Meyers for the California Library Association’s Spring Fling. My part of the panel will focus on incorporating apps and eBooks into ECRR programs. Looks like there might be some scholarships available to attend; check it out!
Every Child Reading to Read 2 in Action
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Presenters: Cen Campbell, Children’s Librarian, Santa Clara County Library District; Elaine Meyers, Consultant; Eva Mitnick, Coordinator of Children’s Services, Los Angeles Public Library.
This workshop will provide participants with an introduction to the Every Child Ready to Read 2 (ECRR2) initiative and a guide to implementing it successfully in your library. Presenters will focus on staff training, community outreach, incorporating digital media in ECRR2, creating literacy spaces, and making the best use of ECRR2 materials. The webinar is presented by CLA’s Youth Services Interest Group.
About the presenters
Cen Campbell is a children’s librarian at the Santa Clara County Library District and the Mountain View Public Library, and a children’s digital services consultant at LittleeLit.com. She has driven a bookmobile, managed branch libraries, developed innovative programs for babies, young children and teens, and now helps other libraries incorporate digital media into their early literacy programming. She attended the California State Library’s Eureka Leadership Institute in 2008 and now serves on the ALSC Children & Technology committee.
Elaine Meyers worked for over thirty years in public library administration and program coordination. Her primary responsibilities included youth services, programming, community partnerships, evaluation, staff development and training. Elaine is currently consulting with national organizations, state libraries, and a variety of public libraries and non-profits. She is a member of the Aurora Free Library Library Board and volunteer grant writer for the Aurora Free Library and Hazard Library in Cayuga County NY.
Eva Mitnick is Coordinator of Children’s Services at the Los Angeles Public Library, where she has worked since 1987. She has served on several CLA and ALA committees and is also an adjunct professor at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, teaching courses on library services to children. During 2011 and 2012, the Los Angeles Public Library conducted the first formal review of the implementation of ECRR2 in a project spearheaded by Mitnick.