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Children & Youth Services, State Library News, Summer Reading Program

Upcoming WebJunction webinar- Library Reading Incentive Programs for Summer and Beyond

01.21.11 | Comment?

The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce a WebJunction webinar in February featuring two Ohio librarians Melanie A. Lyttle, Head of Public Services at the Madison Public Library and Janet Ingraham Dwyer, Library Consultant at the State Library of Ohio.

Library Reading Incentive Programs for Summer and Beyond

Date: 2/15/2011
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM

Description:

Join us for a showcase of reading initiatives that will draw readers of all ages to your library. Presenters will share how they plan, promote, and carry out successful summer reading programs, and will discuss year-round efforts that encourage and support lifelong readership in the community. Panelist Melanie A. Lyttle, head of public services at the Madison Public Library in Ohio, will describe her library’s use of social media to support their summer reading program, including the famed “Crabby Librarian.” Carol Evrard and Jenny Sitzman of Indiana’s Spencer County Public Library will speak about their summer reading program; and Janet Ingraham Dwyer, library consultant at the State Library of Ohio, will talk about other successful reading programs in her state including Choose to Read Ohio, a statewide initiative which encourages Ohioans of all ages to read and enjoy books together.

For more information and to register go to: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1688

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Other upcoming WebJunction webinars include:

Best Small Library in America 2010

Date: 1/18/2011
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM

Description:

Library Journal’s annual Best Small Library in America Award, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was created in 2005 to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of libraries serving populations under 25,000. After the Glen Carbon Centennial Library in Illinois was recognized as an “honorable mention” in the 2008 awards, its staff resolved to win the award-and they did! Their successful results are seen in their commitment to hire and inspire staff to provide “more than you expect” service to patrons, and in their stellar outreach and programming that leverages partnerships and technology every way they can. As we await the naming of the 2011 winner (expected February 1, 2011), we’re pleased to bring you this webinar exploring the inner workings of GCCL, in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and featuring GCCL library director, Anne M. Hughes and Library Journal’s executive editor, Rebecca Miller.
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Get Your Geek On: Improve Local Funding Outlook through Community Advocacy

Date: 1/25/2011
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM

Description:

Geek the Library is a public awareness campaign that is used as a platform for educating the public about the library’s important local role and the critical funding issues that libraries are facing today. Campaign materials include advertising, collateral, a Web site, social media and other online tools. After a successful pilot program in 2009 involving nearly 100 libraries, Geek the Library can now be implemented by any public library in the US. In this webinar, Jennifer Pearson, Advocacy Programs Senior Manager at OCLC, will discuss the campaign and how your library can participate. With Jennifer will be Heidi Gustad and Liz Kudwa of the Capitol Area Library District of Lansing, MI, who will share with you why they implemented the campaign, how they are applying it locally, and its impact on their community.
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Understanding Unemployment Insurance and Its Impact on Your Library Customers

Date: 1/27/2011
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM

Description:

One simple change in library hours can have an unexpected impact on a large number of library patrons: Unemployment Insurance (UI) customers. In this webinar, we will be joined by an Unemployment Insurance Specialist from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, who will explain out how the service works. In addition, Alice Neve, Public Service Manager at St. Paul Public Library, will describe how your library can support UI customers. Using her library as an example, she will describe how to collaborate with local UI offices, analyze challenges and implement solutions throughout your library system. This session is the first in a series brought to you in collaboration with the Jobs and Small Business Task Force of MELSA, serving the eight public library systems of the Twin Cities metro region of Minnesota.

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To see more WebJunction events go to: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

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