CSD is staring 2018 off with a professional development bang!
Join us at the Mock Coretta Scott King Book Awards Workshop for an opportunity to:
When: Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 12pm-4:30pm
Where: Multnomah County Central Library – US Bank Room, 801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR
*Registration deadline: January 24, 2018
Our featured speaker is Dr. Jonda McNair, Professor of Literacy Education at Clemson University and Past Chair of the CSK Book Awards Committee. Via Skype, Dr. McNair will talk about her experiences as a Coretta Scott King Jury Member and Chair and as a member of EMIERT (Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table).
Attendees will learn about the history and criteria of the CSK Awards and have time to explore the 8 illustrator books. The afternoon will be filled with small and large group discussions and voting for Oregon's Mock Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.
Registration is $5 for CSD members* and $10 for non-members, and all attendees who register before January 20th will have the chance to win a selection of past Coretta Scott King books. Scholarships to cover registration costs or travel costs like hotel for CSD members traveling over 100 miles away for the event might be available. You can find out more information and apply for CSD scholarships here.
Bring your lunch or enjoy lunch out at one of many restaurants within walking distance including these recommended by local library staff. Afternoon snacks provided.
NOTE: Due to potential registrant feedback, we will only focus on 8 books eligible for the Illustrator Award. All titles will be available for perusal prior to the event.
OLA Mock Coretta Scott King 2018 Book List - please read as many as you can prior to attending the workshop:
You can find the OLA Mock Coretta Scott King Book List and Coretta Scott King Resources on Bibliocommons.
Get in the groove this fall with OLA-Children's Services Division Fall Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Sherwood Library! The CSD Board meeting will be in the morning from 10:30 to noon, followed by a workshop from music and movement expert Iris Nason. You can find more information and register online through Oct. 15.
And if you are looking to double your fun that weekend, don't forget the OYAN meeting on Friday, October 20 at Tualatin Public Library from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., featuring a QPR suicide prevention training with presenter Cindy Womac. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Please join us in congratulating our new CSD CSLP (Collaborative Summer Learning Program) Representative, Anna Bruce of Happy Valley!
We are so excited to have her represent Oregon children's library staff at the national level and help bring summer reading ideas and MANUALS to Oregon libraries!
It’s time to vote for your next CSLP Representative! This person will represent Oregon children’s librarians and staff at the national Collaborative Summer Learning Program conference and help shape future summer reading themes and resources! They also manage distribution of summer reading manuals for all Oregon libraries. Please vote for one of these fantastic candidates by Sunday, July 30! Must be a member of CSD to vote!
CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!
Stayed tuned for part two of our elections, where we will vote for the Incoming Chair for the Children’s Services Division! Happy summer reading!
Librarians use music to bolster early literacy skills, but as a librarian I had not really thought about the music knowledge that is imparted to children during storytime. The OLA pre-conference workshop, Basics of Singing for Storytime, helped me realize more concretely that when we introduce music to young children, we also are building their learning about musical components.
How we introduce music in our storytimes will affect what the children learn about music. I learned a few tips on how to introduce musical concepts to children, such as rhyme, beats, and learning to properly use one’s voice.
As a result of attending this pre-conference, I recently incorporated teaching proper breathing techniques while singing and doing yoga during a preschool storytime. I had attended an Imagination Yoga workshop last fall that uses yoga movements to tell stories. I combined the two workshops to write a ‘musical yoga story’ that taught the kids to breathe deeply and stand tall when singing while doing yoga through a spiel about singing animals.
By incorporating various aspects of music and demonstrating proper vocal techniques, librarians can introduce music to young children during storytimes in an easy and fun manner.
Storyteller, author, and youth librarian Heather McNeil received the 2017 Lampman Award at an awards ceremony breakfast at the OLA Annual Conference in Salem, Ore. Read more ...
Saturday, March 18
9 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Tigard Public Library
13500 SW Hall Blvd.
Registration deadline: March 13
This year’s spring workshop is all about big programs and family programming!
It can be daunting to step outside your normal programming and try something that encompasses all ages or will bring out hundreds of people. Learn tactics to make your next big program a success and get ideas for future programs.
There will be time to collaborate with your colleagues, so come prepared to share some of your favorite programs.
And don’t forget! We will be hosting our annual fundraiser. This year, we are selling book bundles of recently published children’s books, so come prepared to stock up. We accept cash, check, or credit card.
Register online by March 13. Registration is $10 for CSD members and $15 for non-CSD members.
Lunch is on your own. The Tigard Public Library hosts a lovely café with a variety of drink, sandwich, and salad options.
For questions, please e-mail Rebecca Mayer at or call 503-742-8589.
Sadly, the rescheduled workshop has been cancelled, as a majority of registrants were unable to attend the new date.
However! Let us know what you thought of the books! Here is a link to vote for your choice from the Mock Caldecott titles: https://goo.gl/forms/06quJlJ5ExpyLcfd2
The Mock Caldecott organizing committee has made the call to postpone the workshop, which had been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Oregon City Public Library.
The workshop is rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Oregon City Public Library. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Be safe and stay warm!
NEW DEADLINE: Friday, Jan. 6! You can still register for this year's mock! Learn more ...
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