[R2R-OR] Community Based Coordinators of Early Learning - UPDATE
katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Feb 12 11:39:49 PST 2013
Hello! Below is an email from the State Librarian regarding the Early Learning Council's work on creating a plan for local communities/regions to transition to early childhood hubs. Please read her email and the Early Learning Council's report: http://www.oregon.gov/gov/docs/OEIB/HUBLeg.pdf.
I would like to take this opportunity to start a conversation around libraries participation in early learning locally. A few libraries have been trying, but struggling to get involved in their local early childhood groups. Those of you experiencing success can help other libraries by hitting "reply all" and sharing...
* How you connected with and got involved in your local early childhood group,
* What other organizations and/or agencies are part of your group (i.e. who other libraries might contact in their communities),
* What your library is or plans to contribute to your group, and
* What the benefits are of participating in your group.
Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
From: al-directors-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [mailto:al-directors-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of MaryKay Dahlgreen
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 2:01 PM
To: pl-directors at listsmart.osl.state.or.us; al-directors at listsmart.osl.state.or.us; tl-directors at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [AL-Directors] Community Based Coordinators of Early Learning - UPDATE
Dear Library Directors:
As most of you know, there is a lot going on in Oregon relating to education, especially early learning. The Early Learning Council has submitted a report<http://www.oregon.gov/gov/docs/OEIB/HUBLeg.pdf> to the Legislature on the process, characteristics, timeline and general roadmap for Hub Implementation.
While this is mostly targeted to public library directors I am sending it to all directors because we all have an interest in the Governor's education initiative.
I believe now is the time that public libraries should be talking with early learning providers in their communities to learn about the activities that are taking place around developing early learning hubs. Katie Anderson, our youth services consultant, and I are tracking this process very closely and would be happy to talk with you about it. Katie is very engaged with the early learning community at the state level and can provide you with information about state level activities and how they relate locally.
Public libraries have been in the early learning business for a long time and OSL has a history of promoting and providing early literacy support for libraries, from the Ready to Read grant to the recently completed Reading for Healthy Families project. For a brief history of libraries and early literacy in Oregon I would direct you to my last four blog posts Snippets From the State Librarian.
I am very excited about the Governor's education priorities and believe that libraries will continue and improve on our current ability to be an essential resource for all Oregon children and their families
Oregon State Library
marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us<mailto:marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us>
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