Apps in Story Times & Digital Kids at Pierce County Libraries Part 3: Judy Nelson

This post is the third in a series about the Digital Kids project at the Pierce County Library system. See the first  and second posts here.

Before we went live, I wanted to make sure that I had personally met with our executive director, our head of branch services, our virtual services folks and any Board of Trustee member and Foundation Board member who might have an opinion/concern.  I wanted to be sure they were on the same page and did not have any questions, comments or concerns that I could not address before we went live.

As part of our vetting process for our greater community, I met directly with one Foundation Board member who happens to be a founding member of the statewide Reach Out and Read project , is a pediatrician, and an outspoken advocate for libraries.

I wanted to be sure that PCLS was sharing this important information in a manner that was not contrary to  the message from Reach out and Read  and AAP.  This pediatrician was very excited and pleased to see how these three did their work and the approach we were taking to share the information.

She is considering linking to this page in her pediatric practice.  They have a screen  where information is shared with parents and caregivers and she felt this was appropriate. Once I had her buy-in, we were ready to go live.

I have shared this with  our county wide early learning coalition, the Every Child Ready to Read’s committee, the ISchool here in Washington State (especially one grad student who is thinking of doing her PhD on children and technology). I will be sharing this with Dr Dimitri Christakis at Seattle U whom we have worked with before on block play.

Judy Nelson
Customer Experience Manager – Youth
Pierce County Library System

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Posted on January 4, 2014, in Literacy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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