Tag Archives: Early Literacy

The Firefly Award and Early Literacy Standards – A Perfect Match! – 1 LEU

 

The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is terrific, not only because it introduces parents and children ages 0-5 to high quality picture books perfect for the youngest among us, but also because it can easily be applied to early literacy standards like those developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. Join NAEYC member and Indianapolis Wayne Township preschool evaluation teacher, Jeanne Baldwin, to learn more about NAEYC’s early literacy standards, including information about duel language learners. We will also discuss how the Firefly books and programs can support the NAEYC standards. Suzanne Walker, Firefly Chair and Indiana Young Readers Center Librarian will facilitate a discussion throughout the event. 1hr / 1 LEU.

About Jeanne: Jeanne Baldwin works at Wayne Township Preschool in Indianapolis. She has degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education. She has worked in early childhood settings for 25 years, including public and private schools, Head Start, First Steps, and childcare ministries, working directly with young children and providing education and training for teachers and caregivers. Jeanne works as a member of the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award committee. She is a member of the Central Indiana First Steps planning council, the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council for Exceptional Children, and is currently reviewing proposals for the Division of Early Childhood’s national conference.

About Suzanne: Suzanne Walker received her Masters of Library Science from Indiana University. She is currently the Indiana Young Readers Center Librarian and Director of the Indiana Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress. She coordinates Indiana’s Letters About Literature competition annually. Suzanne judged the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards in 2013 and 2014 and the Indiana Poetry Out Loud competition in 2017. Most recently she was a judge for the 2020 Indiana Authors Awards and the 2021 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. She has presented numerous times at Indiana Library Federation’s District conferences, annual conferences, and youth conferences.

Date Recorded: 6/8/21

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Jeanne Baldwin / Wayne Township Preschool in Indianapolis and Suzanne Walker / Indiana State Library, Indiana Young Readers Center and Director of the Indiana Center for the Book

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TeachingBooks/Book Connections: Booklists and Collection Analysis Tools – 1 TLEU

Teaching Books Book Connections logoJoin trainers from TeachingBooks/Book Connections to learn more about the customizable tools available on Book Connections that support your collection development and patron engagement. Discover features to help analyze and generate reports that provide data insights into the genre, cultural, and curricular classifications represented in your collections. Book Connections, a children’s and young adult literacy resource, is licensed by INSPIRE, a Service of the Indiana State Library for all Indiana residents.

Date Recorded: 4/12/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Alyssa Yokota-Bryon, M.Ed., Implementation & Training Specialist and Kym Davick, Director of Implementation & Educational Support / TeachingBooks/Book Connections


TeachingBooks for Public Library Staff Serving Youth – 1 TLEU

Teaching Books for Public Library Staff Serving Youth logoDo you know Book Connections? Whatever your familiarity is with TeachingBooks or the recently launched public library interface, Book Connections, we can’t wait to show you the features available that are designed with you in mind. In this webinar, we will highlight ideas and resources to enrich your youth services library programming as well as new tools to complement your work to enhance diversity in your library collections. Learn about the Collection Analysis and Diverse Books Toolkits, ready-to-use resources for your book clubs, CSLP and other summer reading lists, homework help features, and more.

Date Recorded: 2/3/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters:  Kym Davick, Director of Implementation & Educational Support | Crystal Ballard, Implementation & Training Specialist / TeachingBooks

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CSLP 2021: Tails and Tales – 1 LEU

lion mouse booksJoin the Indiana State Library for this training where you will be introduced to and receive updates about the 2021 CSLP Summer Reading Program “Tails & Tales,” followed by program resources and ideas.

Date Recorded: 2/1/2021

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library

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Rainbow Reads: LGBTQIA+ Reader’s Advisory for Preschool & Youth – 1 LEU

LGBTQIA+ Reader's Advisory for Preschool and Youth logoLGBTQIA+ literature is not just for Pride Month! Librarians from the Indianapolis Public Library will share their top LGBTQIA+ literature picks for youth. They will introduce titles across multiple genres and age groups that can be easily incorporated into every day displays and reader’s advisory. Books from every aspect of the rainbow for parents and youth ages 12 and younger to read together or on their own will be shared.

Date Recorded: 10/29/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Jayne Walters / West Indianapolis Branch Manager and Maggie Ward / Outreach Services Manager – Indianapolis Public Library.

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Tackling Racism in Classic Children’s Literature – 2 LEUs

Linsdey Patrick-Wright and Klem-Mair Cajigas

We all know that there are outdated and racist classics on our shelves. These books reflect a homogenous past, yet they still thrive in an ostensibly multicultural present. How do we hold fast to intellectual freedom while solidifying our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness?
Nashville Public Library spent a year asking that question and the resulting work can be replicated by other libraries seeking to apply an anti-racist lens to their collections. Join us as Klem-Marí Cajigas and Lindsey Patrick-Wright offer insight and suggestions for us to re-evaluate our own collections. This webinar was previously presented as a session at both TLA’s 2019 Annual Conference and at the 2020 PLA Conference, and for the Tennessee State Library & Archives.
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Klem-Marí Cajigas is the Family Literacy Coordinator for Bringing Books to Life!, Nashville Public Library’s award-winning early literacy outreach program. She has been with Nashville Public Library since 2012, after more than a decade of academic training in Religious Studies and Ministry, including doctoral work at Vanderbilt University.

Lindsey Patrick-Wright was formerly the Youth Services and Continuing Education Coordinator for TSLA. She has been at Nashville Public Library for 9 years now, first managing the Children’s Department and is currently managing the Southeast Branch.

Date Recorded: 8/25/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video


Summer Reading 2020: Planning in a Time of Pandemic – 1 LEU

summer reading 2020 planning in a time of pandemic and puss in boots literary characterYour library is closed, the future is uncertain, and summer is approaching swiftly. Don’t panic! In this webinar Beth Yates, ISL Children’s Consultant, will walk you through the major issues to consider when deciding what your library’s summer will look like. From tracking to programs to reaching patrons without internet, we will touch on it all.

Date Recorded: 4/16/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Beth Yates / Indiana State Library, Children’s Consultant

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Outreach to Daycares and Preschools with the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award – 1 LEU

Abby JohnsonJoin Abby Johnson from the Floyd County Library to learn about how to do more with the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award. We will discuss why Firefly outreach is important, how to set up circulating book kits for daycares and preschools, incorporating the Firefly Award into existing outreach and lots more! This webinar was recorded on 2/11/2020.

Date Recorded: 2/11/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Abby Johnson / Floyd County Library


Indiana Authors: What’s New in Kids Lit – 1 LEU


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Indiana continues to produce great authors for kids. Join Shirley Mullin, owner of Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore in Indianapolis for a conversation about books by new Indiana authors that write for children and great authors to book at your library.

Date Recorded: 8/15/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Shirley Mullin / Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore

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Make Do Share – 1 LEU


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Join us to learn about STEM and “making” in libraries featuring the Make Do Share curriculum that has been tried and tested in a rural library system in Washington State. Make Do Share was made by libraries for libraries and includes helpful tips to build your confidence while supporting 21st century learners. We will explore ways to incorporate STEM skills into existing programs and how to become a non-expert leader in your community’s STEM learning ecology.

Date Recorded: 9/6/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Megan Burton / Kitsap Regional Library

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