Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Two Great Webinars

Don't have time for longer conferences?  Stop in for one of these upcoming webinars from ALSC:

  • Leveling Easy ReadersWhat is the best way to organize easy readers, that continually growing collection of books designed to be used during emergent literacy? Is it possible to attach levels to these books that will effectively assist parents and children in selecting appropriate titles? This webinar will consider the philosophical and practical pros and cons of leveling easy readers. Differences in the three basic leveling criteria—format, language structure and content—will be explored. Examples of leveling systems designed by other libraries will be shared. Strategies for determining the best approach for your library and community will be discussed. Starts Thursday, April 28th.  
  • Family Programs on a Shoestring @ Your LibraryPublic libraries continue to lose funding and many never had much to start with.  Learn how to create memorable family programs using everyday recyclable products, scrap paper, donations from patrons, freebies from local businesses, etc.  Learn how networking and local business will help your library with programs that not only entertain your families but also provide a chance to educate them on other services available within their community.  Family programs do not have to be expensive or take a lot of preparation time.  Think simple and reduce, reuse, recycle. Starts Friday, May 13th.