Tuesday, May 11, 2010

SRC 2010 Training Highlights and Some Ideas

If you weren't able to get to the 2010 SRC Training at the Carnegie Library of Homestead last month, here are some of the highlights!

First, breakfast.  Meals are pretty important on training days.  We know how being energized and satisfied allows the ideas to flow!

Joe Wos spent some time talking about drawing and storytelling.  Inspiring smiles all around.

Rosemarie Perla and Seth Morrison, from Whole Foods spent some time talking to the librarians about programs that involve cooking and story tie-ins.  They used highlighted some classics like Stone Soup and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, both of which Seth had to wrestle from his daughter's book-loving hands to borrow for the day! 

Artist Cheryl Capezzuti was on hand for some inspiring art programs.  Here's Lynn Hahn and Chris Kritikos making sea creatures!

Charlie Williams, The Noise Guy came across the country from Seattle to teach librarians how to add more sound to their storytimes.  I think I'm just getting the hang of the airplane!

More food - lunch!  We enjoyed a delcious, hot catered lunch before the chaos of the scavenger hunt began.  Here's Andrea McNeill (one of the 2010 SRC Planning Team Members) and Karen Schmidt-Ramsey (who was on the 2009 SRC Planning Team.)

Demetrius Ivory, WTAE's weatherman, spent some time talking about this relationship with the library as a young kid.  It was a conversation that reminded everyone why we do what we do.

 The day ended with Lisa Dennis (CLP) and Tess Reismeyer (Beginning with Books) sharing a bunch of inspiring books along this year's theme.  Sadly, I didn't get a good shot of these two great ladies, but here's one of the books they brought with them.

Adaena Tray, Heather Anderson, Erin Tipping, Kristin Rama and Cathy Moore were glad to get a chance to chat and exchange ideas.  All and all, it was a very full and inspiring day and if you missed it, there are a ton of programming ideas on the wiki!