Event: Sequences & Stories, Part 2
Time/Date: 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Monday, September 23, 2019
Presenters: Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, WI DPI; Caitlin Schaffer, Oconomowoc Public Library; Angela Meyers and Laurie Freund, Bridges Library System
Location: Franklin Public Library. 9151 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, WI 53132
This workshop will introduce participants to Computational Thinking (CT), which is a set of problem-solving methods that involve expressing problems and their solutions in ways that a computer can execute. CT is also referred to as "coding." Don't feel intimidated--the session will be relaxed with no PYTHON, HTML, or binary code spoken or used!
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Department of Literacy and Language will offer its annual Children’s Literature Conference designed for PK-12 teachers, literacy leaders, school administrators and librarians. The conference features four keynote presentations by authors of books for children and young adults. The authors will sign books, which will be available for purchase at the conference.
Registration opens in August.
Congratulations to these staff at NEWI-area libraries for having been chosen as members of the 2019 Youth Services Institute Cohort:
The Wisconsin Youth Services Development Institute provides professional development and networking for Wisconsin public library staff who serve babies, children, and teens in smaller public libraries. The Institute targets library staff who have no graduate degree in librarianship and/or work in rural/isolated library communities. For these individuals, there is a need to improve skill and knowledge base, foster a supportive network, and develop stronger peer-to-peer and professional community connections within the Wisconsin public libraries infrastructure.
The Institute is supported through an LSTA grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the Public Library Development Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).
View the entire list of participants at https://dpi.wi.gov/wilibrariesforeveryone/announcing-2019-youth-services-institute-cohort.
During this week, the country will unite in efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of libraries, museums, and many other partner organizations to lift our voices that summers matter. Join in shaping smarter summers, brighter futures by showcasing how quality summer enrichment opportunities can stem summer learning loss and change the lives of millions of young people.
Increasingly, public libraries are feeding hungry bodies as well as hungry minds during the summer – and throughout the year. The CSLP’s Child and Community Well-Being committee supports and encourages library participation in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and other initiatives to help kids and teens stay nourished, active, and healthy when school is out.
The CCWB committee is pleased to offer the new Libraries and Summer Food Guide on the CSLP website and a series of articles showcasing the experiences of libraries around the country. Past articles are available on the Resource List section of the Libraries and Summer Food Guide.
In the spirit of work at the national level through ALA’s State Ecosystem Initiative and the new Public Library & School Library Collaboration Toolkit done through collaborative efforts of AASL, YALSA, and ALSC, WEMTA, WLA, and DPI are working together to support and foster communications and collaborations among Wisconsin public and school librarians in order to better support the communities we serve.
Each quarter we will share a resource, strategy, or example with you that could be used as a talking point in your community. Please use these ideas to initiate or continue to build relationships with public and school librarians.
Do you have a tech tool that makes library work easier, a technology program or service that draws adults, teens or children into your doors, or apps you’ve found or created for library use?
Please fill out this form to let us know what you’d like to share and show at Tech Days East this September!
All topics at the intersection of technology and libraries are welcome.
Join the Global Family Research Project for a free Education Week webinar on April 25th at 1pm (1pm EST) and be part of the conversation about promising family engagement innovations.
“Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement” builds from its recent paper for the Carnegie Corporation of New York and features three powerful examples of the high-leverage areas in which investments in family engagement can be a key driver in children’s school success and for achieving educational equity.
If you are unable to attend the webinar and participate in the online chat to pose questions, share resources, and interact with the presenters and other webinar participants, the webinar will be available as a free webinar-on-demand as will a related resource center.
Wisconsin Youth Services Development Institute
Sunday, August 25 - Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Heartwood Conference Center • Trego, Wisconsin
Cost: There is no fee for Institute participants
The Wisconsin Youth Services Development Institute provides professional development and networking for Wisconsin public library staff who serve babies, children, and teens in smaller public libraries. The Institute targets library staff who have no graduate degree in librarianship and/or work in rural/isolated library communities.
Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
Public Library Youth and Inclusive Services Consultant
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Outdoor Learning at the Library: It’s Only Natural (webinar)
Wednesday, April 17; 1 pm
Presented by: Trina Evans, Branch Assistant
Susan Bednarz, Assistant Reference Librarian
Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, Kokomo, IN
1 Contact Hour
Studies show children benefit a great deal from spending more time outdoors. Do you want to create an additional avenue for early childhood learning at a currently unused library outdoor space? Join Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, as they go through the process of creating one, from the idea state to ground-breaking, and from the ribbon-cutting to programming. Learn about their Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom and why it’s the perfect setting for imaginative play for children.
This webinar is also sponsored by the Northern Waters Library Service and the Southwest Wisconsin Library System.