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Connecting the Dots: use the resources you have to help students and parents meet their information needs

Connecting the Dots: use the resources you have to help students and parents meet their information needs

Sometimes it may feel like library staff, educators, and parents all speak different languages, even though they may all have the same literacy and educational goals for their community. This workshop is designed for any library staff member who interacts with teachers, parents, or kids in the course of their work, with a primary focus on school and public library staff. The goal is to give library staff the tools and vocabulary they need to better communicate with parents and teachers, and to provide stronger readers’ advisory and reference service to their whole educational community. We will discuss “text complexity” and reading levels, the difference between non-fiction and “informational text”, and how to use educational standards to inform your work. We will also provide a variety of print and digital resources, with a focus on the statewide databases, that library staff can easily use to support students and their families.

Bring a connected device for hands-on learning.

After this workshop you will:

  • understand the three components of “text complexity” and be able to identify two ways to find “right fit” books for kids, no matter what level system their school uses
  • have a list of resources for finding a variety of “informational text”, both print and digital, to support students or educators in your community
  • be able to “speak the language” of teachers and parents when they ask for help
  • better understand the digital resources available to Massachusetts libraries, from statewide databases to eBooks, and how to use them to meet information needs

This workshop aligns with the following MLS Strategic Plan Overarching Themes:

  • Leverage resources for the highest outcomes
  • Focus on inclusion and access for all

Location:
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

 

Connecting the Dots: use the resources you have to help students and parents meet their information needs Fall 2018 Farrar/Santillo

Date:
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time:
10:00am - 2:00pm
Location:
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Campus:
CE Classes
Categories:
   Electronic Content      School Libraries      Youth Services  
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