[kids-lib] Learn about school/public library partnerships, STEM made easy, and the Sibert Medal

Kimbre Chapman kimbrec at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 12 11:44:01 PST 2015

I took one of these ALSC courses.  They are very good.  As a heads-up, they do take a lot of time.

On Thu, 11/12/15, Katie Anderson <katie.anderson at state.or.us> wrote:

 Subject: [kids-lib] Learn about school/public library partnerships, STEM made easy, and the Sibert Medal
 To: "Kids-lib" <kids-lib at listsmart.osl.state.or.us>
 Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 10:11 AM
 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
  and in most cases you can participate whenever works best
 for your schedule. 
 Questions? Please contact Kristen
 Figliulo, ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education, at
 312-280-4026 or
 kfigliulo at ala.org
 Katie Anderson, Youth
 Services Consultant
 Support and Development Services
 Oregon State Library,
 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301 
 katie.anderson at state.or.us,
 From: alsc-l-request at lists.ala.org
 [mailto:alsc-l-request at lists.ala.org]
 On Behalf Of Kristen Figliulo
 Sent: Friday, November 06, 2015 9:07 AM
 To: 'alsc-l at lists.ala.org'
 Subject: [alsc-l] Registration open for Winter 2016
 ALSC online courses 
 The Association for
 Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants
 to sign up for Winter 2016 ALSC online courses. Registration
 is open for all courses. Classes begin
 Monday, January 4, 2016. 
 One 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
 Mutual: School and Public Library
  Collaboration (6 weeks, January 4 –
 February 12, 2016) 
 Instructor: Rachel Reinwald,
 School Liaison
 and Youth Services Librarian, Lake Villa District
 Both schools
 and public libraries have the same goal to help people
 become lifelong learners and effective and efficient
  users of information. There are many mutual benefits of
 collaborating with your area public schools. You already
 have the same audience. Why don't you reach them more
 effectively and benefit all involved? We will look at past
 successful collaborations. You
  will have a toolkit of sample forms to help you reach out
 to your fellow school district and/or public
  Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs Made
 (4 weeks, January 4 – 29, 2016, CEU Certified Course,
 1.2 CEUs)
 Instructor: Angela Young, Head of
 Children's Department, Reed Memorial
 Our children are lagging behind in
 the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
 (STEM).  Schools have begun to concentrate on providing
  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. 
 The Sibert
 Medal: Evaluating Books of Information (6 weeks,
 January 4 – February 12, 2016) 
 Instructor: Kathleen T.
 Horning, Director, Cooperative Children's Book Center,
 University of Wisconsin- Madison 
 The Robert F. Sibert
 Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the
 author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished
 informational book published in the United States in English
 during the preceding year.  This course will explore
  non-fiction books for children, and what makes these award
 winning books great. The class will also look at past
 winners of the Sibert Award to hone critical skills in
 nonfiction evaluation. 
 Detailed descriptions and
 registration information is available on the ALSC website at
 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 Figliulo at
 kfigliulo 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
 Kristen Figliulo 
 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)  |  kfigliulo at ala.org
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