Starting next month, the Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee will be hosting a series of free webinars presented by experts outside of the library world. The webinar topics were selected based on your feedback from our survey last fall.
The first is “Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Spaces & Behavior Management” on Thursday, December 6th at 3:00 p.m. EST. Education Consultant, Tommaso Lana will talk about sensory experiences, behavior management and programming environment set up; about ways to improve your room setups to create a more welcoming, engaging, and inclusive environment; and how to relate to either one over-excited or upset child or a room full of them — without completely interrupting your regularly scheduled programming. Click here to register!
On Tuesday, February 26th at 1:00 p.m. EST, Dr. Michelle H. Martin will provide attendees with strategies for using children’s literature to engage readers of all ages with questions of identity and difference in “Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s Literature for Tough Conversations About Diversity.” Register here!
Join Dr. Jessica Dym Bartlett and Dr. Maria A. Ramos-Olazagasti from Child Trends for our final webinar, “Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Serving Refugee and Immigrant Families” on Tuesday, April 9th at 3:00 p.m. EST. They’ll share how to look ahead and responding to the current needs of their communities, including the provision of meaningful programming and services to our refugee and immigrant families and the challenges young children and their families face when leaving their home countries, including the trauma associated with family separations and strategies to support them. Interested? Click here to register!
If you’re unable to attend the day of, all archived webinars are free for ALSC members, and $25 for non-members. Each session will last approximately one hour. The committee hopes you’ll join us in attending this informative webinar series!
This post addresses the following ALSC Core Competencies: I. Commitment to Client Group, III. Programming Skills, V. Outreach and Advocacy, and VII. Professionalism and