[kids-lib] Register for summer online courses: graphic novels, STEM, & storytime
katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Apr 21 14:10:13 PDT 2014
Hi! The email below describes upcoming online courses offered by ALA's Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC). While these courses cost quite a bit of money, remember there is no travel involved and in most cases you can participate whenever works best for your schedule. There are a few courses you may be particularly interested in given Oregon's current education landscape and the role public libraries can play to support it.
Questions? Please contact Kristen Sutherland, ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education, at 312-280-4026 or ksutherland at ala.org<mailto:ksutherland at ala.org>.
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
Help Celebrate School Library Month<http://www.ala.org/aasl/slm>!
From: Kristen Sutherland [mailto:ksutherland at ala.org]
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2014 1:57 PM
To: alsc-l at ala.org
Subject: [alsc-l] Registration open for Summer 2014 ALSC online courses
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants to sign up for Summer 2014 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, July 14, 2014.
Two of the courses being offered this semester are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs). The American Library Association (ALA) has been certified to provide CEUs by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). ALSC online courses are designed to fit the needs of working professionals. Courses are taught by experienced librarians and academics. As participants frequently noted in post-course surveys, ALSC stresses quality and caring in its online education options. For more information on ALSC online learning, please visit: http://www.ala.org/alsced
Children's Graphic Novels 101: Selection, Evaluation and Programming for Children<http://www.ala.org/alsc/edcareeers/profdevelopment/alscweb/courses/graphicnovels> (6 weeks, July 14 - August 22, 2014)
Instructor: Janet Weber, MLIS, Youth Services Librarian, Tigard Public Library
Graphic novels are one of the best tools for motivating kids to read, and have become an essential component of many youth library collections. Learn about the emerging trends in this genre, resources available to make quality selections, evaluating graphic novels for young patrons, and developing or building a collection. In addition to book selection, participants will gain the skills needed to successfully market the collection and provide programming. Participants will come away from this course excited about using graphic novels in their library, and equipped with the tools needed to provide reader's advisory and fun children's programs.
Featured in this course will be live chats with popular graphic novel author/illustrators. Chats are optional, but provide students with a rare, inside look into the world of graphic novels.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs Made Easy<http://www.ala.org/alsc/science-technology-engineering-and-math-stem-programs-made-easy> (4 weeks, July 14 - August 10, 2014, CEU Certified Course, 1.2 CEUs)
Instructor: Angela Young, Head of Children's Department, Reed Memorial Library
Our children are lagging behind in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Schools have begun to concentrate on providing better education in these areas and now libraries are being asked to provide the same. Learn how to provide educational programs using STEM without going to school to become a scientist. Children's librarians and associates will learn to present and adapt programs for multiple ages.
Storytime Tools<http://www.ala.org/alsc/storytime-tools> (4 weeks, July 14 - August 10, 2014, CEU Certified Course, 2 CEUs)
Instructor: Lisa M. Shaia, Children's Librarian, Oliver Wolcott Library
Are you in a storytime rut? Do you repeat the same storytimes each year? Spice up your preschool programming using ideas from the most recent developmental and brain research. Learn how to use iTunes to create playlists and manipulate songs to use with puppets in your programs. Find literacy crafts to develop children's fine motor skills to prepare for kindergarten. You'll add a list of blogs and stories to your toolbox to make your library storytime the place to be!
Detailed descriptions and registration information is available on the ALSC website at http://www.ala.org/alsced. Fees are $115 for personal ALSC members; $165 for personal ALA members; and $185 for non-members. Questions? Please contact ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education, Kristen Sutherland at ksutherland at ala.org<mailto:ksutherland at ala.org> or 1 (800) 545-2433 ext 4026.
ALSC is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children's and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC, visit their website at www.ala.org/alsc<http://www.ala.org/alsc>.
Program Officer for Continuing Education
Association for Library Service to Children
50 E Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
312-280-4026 (tel)| 312-280-5271 (fax) | ksutherland at ala.org<mailto:ksutherland at ala.org>
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