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All I Really Need to Know I Learned from ABC Books

All I Really Need to Know I Learned from ABC Books

 

Looking for advice on some of the best Digital Media resources available? Needing to add more Digital content to Storytimes and Programming? This webinar is for you!

This interactive and informative program provides experienced advice and guidance on planning and executing digital storytime and other programs as well as how to best identify digital resources. We will discuss selection criteria and evaluation both through the lens of general and programming collections.

Attendees will learn:
• How to intentionally and appropriately incorporate technology and interactive media into existing and/or new programs
• Tips & Tricks- Strategies for using Digital Media in Storytime and other programs
• How to Select Apps and other Resources for use in Programming
• Recommended Resources, an overview of recommended apps by age and use

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Original broadcast November 14, 2017

Jill Burket Ragase ~ Biography
Jill Burket Ragase has worked as a Children’s Librarian and Collection Development Librarian in several states as an MLS Librarian and now is an independent library consultant and children’s services expert. She has made professional presentations at various professional conferences on children’s programming.

The Best of Digital Media for Storytimes and Other Library Programming and How to Use It

The Best of Digital Media for Storytimes and Other Library Programming and How to Use It

 

 

Looking for advice on some of the best Digital Media resources available? Needing to add more Digital content to Storytimes and Programming? This webinar is for you!

This interactive and informative program provides experienced advice and guidance on planning and executing digital storytime and other programs as well as how to best identify digital resources. We will discuss selection criteria and evaluation both through the lens of general and programming collections.

Attendees will learn:
• How to intentionally and appropriately incorporate technology and interactive media into existing and/or new programs
• Tips & Tricks- Strategies for using Digital Media in Storytime and other programs
• How to Select Apps and other Resources for use in Programming
• Recommended Resources, an overview of recommended apps by age and use

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Original broadcast November 14, 2017 

Jill Burket Ragase ~ Biography
Jill Burket Ragase has worked as a Children’s Librarian and Collection Development Librarian in several states as an MLS Librarian and now is an independent library consultant and children’s services expert. She has made professional presentations at various professional conferences on children’s programming.

Digital Storytimes: Digital Media and its Role in Library Programming for Young Children

Digital Storytimes: Digital Media and its Role in Library Programming for Young Children

 

75% of US households consume digital media. An overwhelming majority of toddlers and preschoolers are already using tablets and touch screens.

This interactive and informative webinar will provide an overview of digital media options that support and develop literacy and child development. We will also review current research and professional recommendations for the use of digital media both by and with children.

Attendees will learn:
What digital storytime is and how we define the role of digital media in youth librarianship
Current Research Summary/Overview
Familiarity with The Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8 policy statement
AAP Screen Time Recommendations
How to Support and Model Joint Media Engagement ie- be media mentors/guides

Original broadcast October 26, 2017

Jill Burket Ragase ~ Biography
Jill Burket Ragase has worked as a Children’s Librarian and Collection Development Librarian in several states as an MLS Librarian and now is an independent library consultant and children’s services expert. She has made professional presentations at various professional conferences on children’s programming.

Picture Books for School Age Readers

Picture Books for School Age Readers

The quantity and quality of picture books targeting school age readers is a fast-growing genre in children’s literature. Librarians are fielding increased demand both from elementary aged readers who prefer the reading picture book format and teachers who have incorporated this growing trend into their lesson plans.

In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will provide an overview of the genre, an overview of new titles, and discuss tools you can use to:

Be up to date on recently released fiction and non-fiction picture books for school aged children
Evaluate fiction and nonfiction picture books for inclusion in your collection

This overview of must have fiction and nonfiction books picture books covers under the radar choices for programs and class visits, coverage of un-reviewed items, and suggestions for almost every facet of your school age picture book collection. Program ideas and An extensive bibliography is also included.

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Original broadcast September 19, 2107

Jill Burket Ragase ~ Biography
Jill Burket Ragase has worked as a Children’s Librarian and Collection Development Librarian in several states as an MLS Librarian and now is an independent library consultant and children’s services expert. She has made professional presentations at various professional conferences on children’s programming.

Best Series for Teen Anime Clubs

Best Series for Teen Anime Clubs

 

Anime Clubs are often the most popular programs hosted by libraries for teens. However, how do you keep your Anime Club content new and refreshing, and keep new participants interested? Learn ways to choose exciting and engaging anime series to screen, as well as fun and easy activities for teen participants.

Participants will also be able to:
• Find resources for researching series ratings and reviews.
• Recognize opportunities for Reader’s Advisory in a program setting.
• Get materials and information for streaming free anime online.
• Receive suggestions for the latest engaging anime series appropriate for teen anime clubs.

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Original broadcast August 10, 2017

Eden Grey ~ Biography
Eden Grey is the Teen Services Librarian at the Jessamine County Public Library in Nicholasville, Kentucky. When she’s not at the library, Eden is writing several YA novels, working on cosplay, tending to her dachshund, or out catching Pokemon. You can also find her on Twitter @edenjeangrey and at www.greylibrarian.com

Supporting Teacher Collections, Class Visits and School Projects: Tips and Tricks for Success

Supporting Teacher Collections, Class Visits and School Projects: Tips and Tricks for Success

 

Teacher Collections, Class Visits, and Class Projects are frequent and often challenging aspects of Children’s Services. In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:

• Meet the needs of community educators through up to date and varied teacher collections
• Offer fresh ideas for class visits that engage both visitors and their grown ups
• Support grade-wide assignments with great resources and a dash of goodwill and humor.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran looking to refresh your library’s offerings or a rookie not sure where to start, we will discuss tips and tricks to make these in-demand and sometimes challenging services work.

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Original broadcast June 15, 2017 

Biography ~ Burket Ragase Biography
Jill Burket Ragase has worked as a Children’s Librarian and Collection Development Librarian in several states as an MLS Librarian and now is an independent library consultant and children’s buyer for an independent bookstore. She has made professional presentations at various professional conferences on children’s programming.

Integrating Minecraft and MinecraftEDU into Curricular Lessons

Integrating Minecraft and MinecraftEDU into Curricular Lessons

In this session we’ll explore different examples of how Minecraft and MinecraftEDU can be integrated into curricular lessons to enhance student engagement and learning.

Slides and more:  http://stem.wesfryer.com/home/minecraft

Original broadcast May 3, 2017

Biography ~ Dr. Wesley Fryer
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly “EdTech Situation Room” webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leads an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). A full bio is available at: http://www.wesfryer.com/bio/

Best of Manga 2016 and 2017

Best of Manga 2016 and 2017

Manga continues to be a favorite of patrons using our libraries, and staying up to date on this genre can be a challenge.

In this informative webinar with Eden Grey, she will cover an entire year of manga and review their appropriateness for library collections, as well as a look ahead at the best manga of 2017.

Attendees will take away a variety of brand new series to add to their collections for children, teens, and adults. They will also receive resources for finding manga reviews and ratings, and information on older manga series with a recent resurgence in popularity.

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Original broadcast April 27, 2017

Biography ~ Eden Grey
Eden Grey is the Young Adult Programming Librarian at the Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Public Library system, the busiest branch library in the state of Kentucky. She earned her MLIS from the University of Michigan in 2012 and is a Michigan native. Eden’s Twitter name is @edenjeangrey

Tabletop for Teens

Tabletop for Teens

Do you need unique program for a group of regulars who have seen everything? Do you need distraction and engagement for disruptive teens? Tabletop games are the answer! If you’re thinking about Monopoly and Clue, think again. These games are highly creative, engaging, and based on language skills, STEM concepts, collaboration, and teamwork.

Participants will:

– Learn about a variety of tabletop games, their prices, and their benefits
– Learn how to set up a tabletop gaming program in their library or classroom
– Learn three games that you could play with a group of teens RIGHT NOW!
– Get a list of resources for finding, playing, and curating tabletop games

Slides: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9HNxdaOEQzbLXZpaHdqSWh4dlU

Original broadcast April 5, 2017

Biography ~ Raegan Cross
Raegan Cross is a Youth Services Programmer in Kansas, whose work includes designing and implementing programs for teens and children in her community. These programs span from tech classes using a 3D printer to art projects to Star Wars Reads Day. Raegan has a deep love of all things nerdy and geeky, and often translates that passion into her programs.

Diversity in Comics

Diversity in Comics

 

Jack Baur (Berkeley Public Library) and Amanda Jacobs Foust (Colorado State Library), two longtime graphic novel selectors and the co-hosts of the In the Library with a Comic Book podcast present a unique opportunity for librarians working in any environment to learn about next-level graphic novel collection development, with a special emphasis on building a diverse collections.

The duo will share their collection development best practices, favorite resources, and philosophical approach to building and curating a diverse graphic novel collection. Everyone who works with graphic novels in their library or wants to learn more about these wildly popular materials will have something to gain from this webinar.

In this interactive and informative webinar, we will cover:

  • Current state of diversity in publishing
  • Why we need diverse comics
  • A brief history of comics
  • Publishing trends and change in comics

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Original broadcast March 21, 2017 

Presenters:
Amanda Jacobs Foust is librarian and trainer who speaks frequently at national and state conferences on a wide range of topics such as: eBook management, grant writing, website evaluation and content curation, including social media. Amanda is a dedicated comics reader and she co-hosts and produces the popular In the Library with a Comic Book podcast with Jack Baur of Berkeley Public Library. She can be found online at http://www.amandajacobsfoust.com/.

Jack Baur is a graduate of the University of Oregon and University of Washington who discovered he could parlay his longtime love of comic books into a legitimate career niche, paving the way for much of what’s happened since. Shortly after grad school Jack became a Teen Services Librarian at the Berkeley Public Library. Jack likes comics, and since he’s been a Teen Librarian, he’s written several articles, a chapter in Genreflecting, gone to conventions and provided trainings about using comics in the library.