Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Youth Services Webinar Series

How Youth Services Improve Our Libraries and Communities: A Webinar Series from DPI
Find out how annual report data, early literacy efforts, and summer library programs influence your library’s capacity to build a more literate community.  Library directors and youth services librarians are encouraged to attend three upcoming webinars coordinated by the Public Library Development Team at the Department of Public Instruction.

1.       Growing Wisconsin Readers
An abbreviated recap of the new statewide early literacy initiative launched in fall 2013
Friday, November 22, 12pm-1:15pm
Hosted by Tessa Michaelson Schmidt

2.       Youth Services by the Numbers: Data and Advocacy
A focused look at the annual report—how is youth services data generated and what does it show?
Tuesday, December 3, 12pm-1pm
Hosted by Jamie McCanless, Public Library Data and Finance Coordinator and Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Youth and Special Services Consultant

3.       Re-Thinking Summer Library Programs
Does SLP feel more like an 8 week long birthday party than a reading program? Discover how your literacy efforts can be more sustainable and effective after hearing inventive ideas from around the state.
Wednesday, January 22, 12pm-1pm
Hosted by Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, Youth and Special Services Consultant and a panel of Wisconsin youth services librarians

All three webinars will be recorded and posted online under “Professional Development” on the DPI Youth Services page: http://pld.dpi.wi.gov/pld_ys-sn#prof-dev
No registration is required; simply join the Blackboard Collaborate session.  Note--Internet Explorer is the preferred browser for this platform (Java required).  The same link will be used for all three webinars: http://tinyurl.com/pqn7svo
  • Attendees who need telephone audio (versus VoIP) should use the conference number:
     1-877-820-7831 and enter participant passcode:  697156.
  • Test your system beforehand 
  • Blackboard Collaborate overview video
  • Blackboard Collaborate online support or phone (877) 382-2293

Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
Public Library Youth and Special Services Consultant
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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