Archive - 2012
UHLS and MVLS present:
Where the Boys (and Girls) Are: Developing Effective Partnerships With Schools
The tweens, teens, and kids we see have another life -
and a lot of it is
Presenters: Mary Fellows (Upper Hudson Library System) and Sue Rokos (Mohawk Valley Library System)
Where: William K. Sanford Town Library
When: January 20, 9-12, registration 8:30
Free to UHLS and MVLS; $45 to all others
Register by contacting Mary Fellows, 437-9880 ext. 228 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming program (For Upper Hudson libraries)
In preparation for the reality of a tax cap UHLS will
be offering a program primarily targeted to the Association/Municipal
libraries in the System to encourage them to consider the concept of
re-chartering their library as a taxing district (school district or
special legislative district). I arranged the program using the feedback
from the targeted libraries, but I wanted to extend an invitation to
all of our member library directors and trustees, should they be interested
in attending this program. See the details below.
Thanks and I look forward to seeing you on 7/26. Please
let me know if you have questions.
Webinar: Customer Service @ the Library
For details click here
Online Conference - Big Talk From Small Libraries
Summer Reading Program Planning Workshop
Important -- Date change: Due to an expected severe winter storm, the SRP Planning Workshop has been postponed to its published snow date, Thursday, March 8. The location and schedule for the day will remain the same. **Please confirm your ability to attend on March 8 with Mary Fellows (email@example.com). We apologize for the inconvenience.
Location: William K. Sanford Town Library in Colonie
Time: 9:00 (registration) - 3:30
Description: Announcing the eleventh annual Summer Reading Program Planning Workshop! Sponsored by Upper Hudson and Mohawk Valley Library System, this is a day of dozens of ideas about most every aspect of Summer Reading Program (SRP), including a performers showcase. If you need a SRP planning jumpstart, come join us! Our promise is that you will leave with your SRP at least half-planned - in your head, if not on paper! For more details and the registration form, see attached flyer (PDF).
Handouts and Resources:
A big thank you to all of the presenters who shared their
expertise at the
Thanks also to Dave Cole and his crew at William K. Sanford Town Library who are always welcoming and helpful when we come to visit for the day!
Below are links to some of the resources shared during the workshop. Enjoy!
The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
UHLS will provide snacks and a lunch for the event, so
please RSVP if you
intend to come. The online event is free to member libraries.
Something Good for Everyone: Children as Learners and
Adults as Partners in Multi-Age Storytimes
Libraries play a key role in giving young children a foundation
for literacy and learning. Yet as modern life get busier, separating
storytimes by age group may not always fit families' needs. The answer?
Storytimes for newborn to 5 year-olds and their parents and caregivers.
Hands-on practice included; please bring with you:
Saroj Ghoting is an early childhood literacy consultant
and national trainer on early literacy. She has been a consultant for
PLA and ALSC on the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® early
literacy initiative. Saroj is co-author of Early Literacy Storytimes
@ your library: Partnering with Caregivers for Success and The
Early Literacy Kit: A Handbook and Tip Cards.
Play at the Library: Creating Early Literacy Spaces
That Invite Learning
WORKSHOP STATUS: The workshop on November 1 will take place as scheduled. Posted 10.29.12, 11:30 a.m.
Libraries have a new understanding of how our role in supporting lifelong learning begins with the very youngest child. Our challenge is to design spaces as well as activities to most effectively support learning for emergent leaders. Play is essential to children's healthy cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. When our early literacy spaces invite play along with reading, we model effective strategies for family literacy.
Come learn how to engineer a play space, incorporate play into existing children's spaces and activities at the library, and select appropriate active toys - on any budget.
Marisa Conner is Youth Services Coordinator
for Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL). A primary focus of her work
is creating active learning spaces designed to promote early literacy
and school readiness in public libraries. Marisa was responsible for
developing the learning components for the innovative Storyville installation
at BCPL http://bcplstoryville.org.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
William K. Sanford Town Library
The life of a 21st century tween is vastly different from our own adolescence. What do tweens love, hate, fear, and need from caring adults? National youth marketing expert Michelle Poris studied hundreds of young people to help libraries answer these questions and improve our service. Her answers may surprise you! In a lively and fast-paced presentation, Michelle will illuminate the lives of our tech-savvy tweens and young teens. You will leave with two or more ideas for making your librarys services to tweens and teens more effective.
Join us for Michelles presentation and more! Registration and details are here.
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