CSD at the OLA Conference
The Children's Services Division (CSD) hopes to see you at this year's OLA Conference in Bend, Oregon - April 19th-22nd. Register here: https://oregonlibconference.org/2023/
Stop by the CSD exhibit booth to learn more about what CSD does, play some fun games, make a craft, pick up copies of recipe ingredients, and win a few prizes!
Here are some conference events that the CSD team is planning and youth-focused sessions the CSD is sponsoring:
Library Programs with Museums
Looking for a fun, easy program to offer kids, teens, and families? Try working with a museum or outdoor educator! Learn more about what is currently being offered around the state. Each participating organization will have hands-on activities you can learn during the session and take back to your library. Participating organizations include the University of Oregon's Museum of Natural History and Culture, Discover Your Forest (non-profit arm of Forest Service), and more.
Summer Reading: What Is It Good For?
This is the spot if you're wondering any of the following: Why do we do summer reading? How does summer impact kids, teens, and families in our state? How does my library fit into the bigger picture of summer? for Oregon families? What's our vision for summer in our community? Are we accomplishing what we want to? Join a panel of Summer Reading experts to learn more.
Fostering Readers: Research-Based Literacy Activities for K-3rd Graders
Explore research-based strategies for supporting K-3rd graders who are learning how to read and get ideas for starting your own literacy program. Learn from one of the creators of the Fostering Readers resources, a librarian who used the resources to implement a virtual literacy program during the pandemic and continued with in-person programming with the children and their families, and a librarian partnering with an elementary school to implement Camp Big Read-an in-person summer program for struggling readers based on Fostering Readers. Prepare to participate!
Next Level Storytime
You are an experienced storytime presenter who loves talking with families about literacy tips and tricks. You enjoy finding just the right picture book for that social-emotional learning need. If necessary, you could create a storytime at the very last minute. This session is for you if you are looking to level up with new ideas, you want to be intentional about incorporating early literacy best practices into your programming, you have been doing storytime for at least three years, or you need a crash course surround by a wealth of experience because you need to get to this level NOW! There will be plenty of opportunities to share and learn together, so be ready to dive in!
Oregon Youth Author Fair: Part 1 & Part 2
Meet Oregon authors who write for children and teens! Authors and illustrators from across the state will be featured in this open house, author-fair style program that gives you a chance. talk directly with authors, get books signed, and learn more about what is happening locally with children and young adult literature.
Oregon libraries currently incorporate STEM in a variety of ways. Come hear different approaches to STEM from librarians and community partners.
These sessions and many others await you in Bend! We look forward to seeing you there!
Please consider joining CSD when you renew your OLA membership! Your membership allows us to continue to serve you! It only costs ten dollars for full time workers, and five dollars for part time workers!
Emily West and Tara Morissette
Lampman Award Announced!
Rocío Espinoza-Cotero is the Library Outreach Coordinator at Hillsboro Public Library. She previously worked at HPL as the Libros (Spanish Outreach) Coordinator. Before joining the HPL team she held several other jobs serving the young people of Oregon, including more than one library in Washington County, Portland Public Schools, and Centro Cultural.
For more information please go to our Lampman 2023 webpage.
CSD Spring Workshop
Please join the Children's Services Division for our upcoming Early Literacy Virtual Spring Workshop, "Inclusive Early Literacy: Using the Principles of Universal Design for Learning" on Wednesday, March 15th from 1:00-4:00 pm.
We are excited to announce that Melissa Pebly, EdD Assistant Professor of Practice, Portland State University, College of Education will be our workshop facilitator. Her workshop will help attendees become familiar with:
· How storytime can impact educational outcomes for children with disabilities and diverse learning needs.
· The principles of Universal Design for Learning.
· Initial strategies to support children with disabilities in storytime.
Pre and Post Session Readings/Websites From Melissa Pebly:
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Tara Morissette and Emily West
But how about “noteworthy”? Based on a poll we all participated in during the workshop, here is our definition(s): Interesting to me; worth talking about and sharing; worth reading more than once; inventive in some way; worth recommending; quality, well-written, memorable; something that sets it apart and makes it better; valuable for sharing with patrons.
We had a great discussion comparing pre- and post-pandemic reading habits and preferences, storytimes and attention span (both kids and parents). In general, graphic novels are ever popular, and kids and parents have had to learn or re-learn how to do story time.
A question arose about what libraries in small towns can do other than using the big vendors if they just want to buy one book. Shopping at Bookshop.org or making deals with local bookstores in small towns might be solutions for smaller libraries, but for the most part, it seems that we use Ingram and Baker & Taylor a lot, and sometimes Amazon.
A couple more interesting tidbits: Fun activities associated with lots of new books can be printed from publisher websites. And last but not least, you might also want to check out this pilot project from the state library who granted 5 libraries Welcoming Library kits.
2022-23 Lampman Chair
Board Meeting 2/8
CSD Virtual Board Meeting
The mainpage of the Oregon Library Presenters Directory has a few updates. There's an FAQ, a Tutorial, and a Hiring Checklist for librarians new to the hiring process.
The FAQ answers questions like "Will there be an in-person showcase?" and "Are there performers recommended?"
The Tutorial is an audio/visual guided, step-by-step experience on how to use the filters in the directory.
The Hiring Checklist is a detailed account of questions you might have Before You Hire, Questions to Ask the Presenter, and After the Presenter is Hired.
If you have questions not answered by the new features, please reach out to the Oregon Library Presenters Directory committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Winter Workshop: Book Buzz
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
CSD co-chair 2022-23
Have you been on a recent book committee? Do you have new children's books lying around?
The Children's Services Division would love to use them. We are looking for new or almost new books for Legislative Day and our annual Spring fundraiser.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org about your donation.
CSD co-chair 2022-23
STEAM Programming Resources
As some libraries are just getting back to in-person programming or are taking a fresh look at the programs they offer, I thought now would be a good time to share some of the resources I have used in the past to increase my confidence and ability in offering educational programming to elementary age students.
Leap Into Science
evidence-based STEAM programs. Training with them includes access to fully-developed curriculum that
can be used for preschool to elementary school programs and even family workshops. The programs
that they have created all use reading a picture book as a component of the program, so this can be a
gentle segue from more traditional library programs. Check out their website here.
If you have the ability to dedicate a little more time to becoming a better out of school educator, I can’t
recommend the ACRES program highly enough. You will be part of a cohort, get training from a coach , as well as from your peers, and will learn so much about how to increase the quality of your STEM offerings. Many cohorts also offer the opportunity to earn a stipend in exchange for participating in a survey. Check here for available cohorts and get ready to meet some fabulous educators from around the country.
Closer to home we have an excellent evidence-based literacy program for young readers in the Fostering Readers program. While you won’t get in-person training, it is a great resource for programs that are planned and easy to put on. Some of the included programs have STEAM element and some are more literary, but you are sure to find something that suits your library and community.
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Banks Public Library
Children's Services Division Virtual Fall Workshop Series Presents:
How is it Going? What’s Next?
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Hello youth library workers! The Children’s Services Division second meetup will be on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm to discuss Programming: How’s It Going? What’s Next? Now that in-person programming has returned, what is going well and what challenges are you experiencing? Connect with other library workers to share how things are going. We want to give you time to share, get ideas, and to be heard.
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