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Best Children’s Books of 2017 (2 Hour Special!)

Best Children’s Books of 2017 (2 Hour Special!)

 

With over 30,000 titles published for children in 2017, it can be challenging to see the forest through the trees. Identifying new titles for use in programs, displays, teacher collections, and class visits can be challenging and time consiIn this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase and Amy Schardein will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:
• Be up to date on recently released board books, picture books, chapter books, and nonfiction books for children
• Pair new items to create storytimes and other programs

This overview of must have board, picture, and nonfiction books covers under the radar choices for programs and class visits, coverage of un-reviewed items, and suggestions for almost every facet of your collection. Program ideas and pairings and an extensive bibliography are also included.

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Original broadcast February 15, 2018

Jill Burket Ragase ~ Biography
Jill Burket Ragase has enthusiastically shared her passion for Youth Services as an Independent Library Consultant for four years. She earned her MLS from the University of Kentucky and is the former Children’s Librarian and Juvenile Collection Development Librarian for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, an SLJ 5 star library and winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Services. She is also the proud parent of two, yes two sets of boy/girl twins with her husband Mark in Cincinnati, OH.

Amy Schardein ~ Biography
Amy Schardein, MLS, is a Children’s Librarian in Covington, KY for the Kenton County PUblic Library where she has specialized in early childhood work for over ten years. She plans and presents programs, manages book collections, writes and manages grants and presents on a variety of library topics related to Children’s Services. She was the 2011 SWON Librarian of the year and is listed in both the 2013 and 2015 Covington Index of Awesome.

Sensory Storytime 101: Where to Start and How to Make It Amazing!

Sensory Storytime 101: Where to Start and How to Make It Amazing!

 

More than 3.5 million American live with an autism spectrum disorder. The CDC estimates 1 in 68 US school children fall within the autism spectrum. An even greater number of children are impacted by developmental delays and/or disabilities.

Families impacted both by autism and developmental disabilities live in communities of all sizes. Providing programming for this demographic is an impactful way for the library to be an inclusive and supportive resource for families.

In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:

Select program appropriate titles and activities for Sensory Storytimes
Present and adapt programs for multiple ages/audiences as well as programming area/library sizes
Create and deliver programs that allow children to continue learning and skill building beyond storytime.
Enhance storytime inclusion.

Learn the ins and outs of presenting a sensory storytime from an experienced librarian who also happens to parent a developmental disabled child. We’ll cover the librarian tips and tricks as well as things you can do to enhance inclusion and make this segment of your patron population feel welcome!

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Original broadcast February 1, 2018 

Jill Burket Ragase ~ Biography
Jill Burket Ragase has enthusiastically shared her passion for Youth Services as an Independent Library Consultant for four years. She earned her MLS from the University of Kentucky and is the former Children’s Librarian and Juvenile Collection Development Librarian for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, an SLJ 5 star library and winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Services. She is also the proud parent of two, yes two sets of boy/girl twins with her husband Mark in Cincinnati, OH.

Digital Tools and Apps  That Inspire Storytelling and Creativity

Digital Tools and Apps That Inspire Storytelling and Creativity

 

Our students love telling their stories in creative and unique ways. Through technology and with access to so many wonderful digital tools and apps, we can now give children new ways to tell their stories within all areas of the curriculum. In this presentation, ​we will share several digital storytelling tools and apps that will enhance creativity within your libraries and classrooms. You will learn how to use these tools and hear project ideas for each. The digital tools, along with engaging and exciting ways to use them, will inspire the creativity in storytelling that you are looking for this year!

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Original broadcast January 25, 2018


Biography ~ Kira Smith

Kira Smith is a virtual reference provider for Florida’s Ask A Librarian Service. She has Master’s Degrees in Library Science and Education. Kira is a former elementary school teacher and childbirth educator. She has lived in New York, Louisiana, Texas and Florida. She enjoys teaching, technology and travel.

Board Books 101: From Selection to Programming Use and Everything In Between

Board Books 101: From Selection to Programming Use and Everything In Between

 

With over 30,000 titles published for children in 2015, it can be challenging to see the forest through the trees. Identifying new titles for use in programs, displays, teacher collections, and class visits can be challenging and time consuming.

In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:

Understand the role of Board Books in a well-balanced collection
Ideas for housing, storage, and display
An overview of recommended titles from the last 24 months

We will begin with a review of infant and toddler development focusing on the role of early literacy. This webinar will also feature a robust round up of must have board books including under the radar items, choices for programs, and un-reviewed titles. Program ideas and pairings and an extensive bibliography are also included.

Original broadcast December 14, 2017 

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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 Teen Book Club Choices

Best Teen Book Club Choices

 

Hosting engaging book clubs that keep teens coming back can be a challenge. This program with Eden Grey will help you overcome that challenge!

In this interactive and informative program, you’ll learn about the best options in Young Adult literature for keeping teens engaged, interested, and talking up your book club to all of their friends.

Participants will also be able to:
Find resources for book discussion topics and related activities
Recognize opportunities for Reader’s Advisory
Learn ways to engage reluctant readers in discussions and activities
Connect book discussion topics to class material, real life situations, hobbies, and other aspects of teen life

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Original broadcast December 7, 2017


Eden Grey ~ Biography

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

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