[kids-lib] Invitation to join an Ad hoc CSLP Committee about free food sites and summer reading at public libraries
katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Sep 21 08:21:20 PDT 2017
I know most of you do outreach to free Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites and many of your libraries are free food sites. Therefore, I thought a few of you might be interested in serving on the national Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) ad hoc committee that will be investigating the following questions (more details below):
· How do libraries measure the results of SFSP participation?
· How does SFSP participation meet the mission of the library?
· What does successful SFSP participation imply for library involvement in other aspects of child welfare?
Remember, if you work at a CSLP member library you may join CSLP committees. All public, volunteer, and tribal libraries in Oregon are CSLP members. CSLP committee work is done virtually. This ad hoc committee will be giving a presentation at the CSLP Annual Meeting, but only a couple people will actually present so you don’t need to be there. They are looking for representation from many states, geographies, and diverse demographics.
If you or someone you know would like to serve on this committee, please contact Luke at luke.kralik at cslpreads.org<mailto:luke.kralik at cslpreads.org> by Thursday, October 5.
From: Statereps [mailto:statereps-bounces at cslpreads.org] On Behalf Of Luke Kralik
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:27 AM
To: statereps at cslpreads.org<mailto:statereps at cslpreads.org>
Subject: [Statereps] Invitation to join an Ad hoc Committee: Supporting children during the summer months
Hello State Reps,
As many of you know firsthand, many children and teens lack stability, supervision, and good nutrition during the summer. While anecdotal stories abound, an evidence-based case to support public library child welfare activities has not firmly been made. Also, awareness of how libraries might address these issues in their communities is not widespread, and differences in opinion exist on the role libraries should play.
The rapid growth of library participation in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program points to shifting attitudes and practices in this area, and also to the challenges ahead. How do libraries measure the results of SFSP participation? How does SFSP participation meet the mission of the library? What does successful SFSP participation imply for library involvement in other aspects of child welfare?
To help librarians sort out these issues, we are creating an ad hoc committee tasked with creating a presentation on this topic for the 2018 CSLP annual Meeting.
The presentation will include:
• Identifying, accessing, and understanding the data on child indicators during the summer. Do they support library involvement?
• Expressing the range of opinions by library administrators, librarians, and communities on the appropriateness/level of library support.
• Presenting one or more ideas that can become deliverables, pending reception of presentation by CSLP Board & Membership.
The committee will be co-chaired by Janet Ingraham Dwyer (Library Consultant, OH) and Luke Kralik (Organizational Coordinator, CSLP)
We hope to have committee representation from various states and communities, representing the array of demographic and geographic factors impacting child welfare. State library youth services consultants will bring the wide view, and practitioners in direct public service will bring the on-the-ground realities. You are especially encouraged to extend this invitation to librarians in your state who are invested in or knowledgeable about child welfare.
If you or someone you know would like to serve on this committee, please contact me at luke.kralik at cslpreads.org<mailto:luke.kralik at cslpreads.org> by Thursday, October 5. We will follow up quickly, as we hope to have our first planning meeting (by phone or web conference) in October.
Collaborative Summer Library Program
luke.kralik at cslpreads.org<mailto:luke.kralik at cslpreads.org>
All Oregon public, volunteer, and tribal libraries are members of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), and receive a free summer reading manual. To get the most out of your membership, create an account on the CSLP website (http://www.cslpreads.org/) and you will be able to access additional summer reading resources. CSLP membership dues and manual fees are paid for by the State Library with Library Services and Technology Act funds. Summer reading manuals are distributed by OLA’s Children’s Services Division summer reading chair, summer reading feedback and suggestions are collected by OLA’s Young Adult Network CSLP Liaison, and all three of us listed below represent you on CSLP committees and at the CSLP annual meeting.
For more information contact one of your CSLP representatives:
* Anna Bruce, CSD Summer Reading Chair: csdcslprep at olaweb.org<http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/mailman/options/kids-lib/kristy.kemperhodge--at--corvallisoregon.gov>
* K’Lyn Hann, OYAN CSLP Liaison: klyn.hann at newbergoregon.gov<http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/mailman/options/oyan/klyn.hann--at--newbergoregon.gov>
* Arlene Weible, Interim CSLP Oregon State Representative: arlene.weible at state.or.us<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us>
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