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Spanish Storytime: Where to Start & How to Do It (even if you barely speak Spanish!)

Spanish Storytime: Where to Start & How to Do It (even if you barely speak Spanish!)

 

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There are more than 37 million Spanish speakers in the United States, and it is by far the most spoken non-English language for people over the age of 5.  Spanish is also the most spoken language of non-Hispanics in households in the United States.

The desire for parents to give their children exposure to a second language and the rapid growth of Hispanic populations in the United States is all the more reason to start an engaging bilingual storytime at your library.

In this interactive webinar program, Alicia Lemar will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:

Select appropriate titles for Bilingual Storytimes
Teach rhymes and songs that will help children and adults recall the language
Utilize props to further enhance language development

Learn the ins and outs of presenting a bilingual storytime from an experienced children’s librarian and bilingual storytime presenter. We’ll cover tips and tricks to make your bilingual storytime a success – even if you are not a native speaker or have limited knowledge of Spanish!

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Original broadcast July 26, 2018

Alicia Lemar ~ Biography
Alicia Lemar has enthusiastically shared her passion for bilingual storytime for eight years. She earned her MLS from Indiana University and is a former Children’s Librarian at the Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library in Indiana and the Forsyth County Public Library in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  She is teaching her own brood of children Spanish through songs and rhymes and stories!

 

Everything You Need to Know About Musical Storytimes

Everything You Need to Know About Musical Storytimes

Are you ready to step up your storytime game and increase your numbers at storytime? Do you have a passion for music, play an instrument (for better or worse) and sing in your storytime? Do you sing or hum songs all day long and drive your co-workers crazy by getting songs stuck in their heads? If yes, you are ready to start doing Musical Storytimes!
The connection between music, reading and language is undeniable and the research to prove it is vast. By incorporating more music into storytime you will find a greater foundation for presenting literacy skills in a fun interactive way. This webinar will give you tips and tools to take your storytime to a new exciting level. Kids (including babies) and caregivers LOVE it and you will too.

Attendees will learn how to:
Choose books and flannels with fundamental rhythmic elements.
Ways to incorporate instruments into a storytime on multiple levels.
Tips that help make a Musical Storytime a success.
Learn about Every Child Ready To Read Six Skills and Five Practices (http://everychildreadytoread.org/) and how each work specific to a Musical Storytime.

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Original broadcast July 24, 2018

Melanie Borski-Howard ~ Biography
Melanie has studied music, theater and received her Masters in English from Utah State University. She is currently a Youth Services Librarian at Boulder Public Library in Boulder Colorado, where she has been doing storytimes since she started in 2002. She does 4-5 storytimes a week and incorporates music into everyone. She also does storytime at a local preschool and is currently in her Second Season of the local televised program, Read With Us. (https://boulderlibrary.org/youth/read-with-us/)

 

Comics, Superheroes and Pop Culture in Your Library

Comics, Superheroes and Pop Culture in Your Library

Superheroes have become a multi-billion dollar industry, with four of the top ten theatrically released films in both 2017 and 2016 being based on comic book properties. Considering that superhero characters started to appear in comics in 1938, though, it can be difficult to know where to start when developing your collections.

In this interactive and informative webinar, a long-time superhero comic fan will teach you how to stop looking at superhero comics as a single genre but instead as multiple genres, allowing you to match materials with your customers.

Topics covered and discussed will include:
The major comic book publishers and “universes”
How to select and recommend titles for all ages
Diversity in superhero comics, especially for YA audiences
Purchasing for single or multiple branches
Digital resources and vendors
Movies and other tie-in media for your collections
Marketing and promotion

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Original broadcast April 19, 2018 


Brian Real ~ Biography

Brian Real is a public services librarian for the Calvert Library, a public library system in rural southern Maryland. He holds a Master of Library Science (2011) and PhD in Information Studies (2015) from the University of Maryland, where he currently teaches graduate courses in public libraries and reference services.

Brian served as the lead author of the report Rural Libraries in the United States: Recent Strides, Future Possibilities, and Meeting Community Needs, which was published by the American Library Association in summer 2017. He also edited the volume Rural and Small Public Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities for the Advances in Librarianship book series, which was published in November 2017.

 

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.

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

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

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.