Nonfiction Read-In is a program for Collection Development staff, Children's Librarians, Teachers, Childcare Workers, in short, anyone who selects and/or reads books for children. We have thousands of recent titles (usually from the last two years) loaned to us for this event from local, leading, public library systems. Each attendee receives a printed listing of all of the books.
The day includes time for selecting and binge-reading nonfiction books, discussing possible story time options with your peers and two presentations.
- Reader's Advisory for Children's Literature
- Collections for Children
- Children's Programming
9:00-9:30 AM Breakfast, Intro, & Logistics
9:30-11:30 AM Nonfiction Book Reading
11:30-12:30 PM Speaker - Ella Mulford
12:30-1:15 PM Lunch
1:15-2:15 PM Speaker - Amy Schardein
2:15-4:00 PM Reading
4:00-4:15 PM Prizes & Feedback Forms
Ella Mulford - Why Makerspaces?
Why are we creating MakerSpaces? How can they help us connect children, parents, caregivers and schools with STEM or STEAM? What resources are there for us? Where can we find them? How do we bridge traditional library services with these new services? How can we wade through all the buzzwords, shiny toys and expensive equipment? There are so many questions, and I hope to give you a few answers and show you where to find more!
Ella Mulford started her career at PLCH as a part time LSA at the Greenhills Branch in 2011. She got her MLIS from Florida State University in 2012 and got promoted to the Teen Librarian position at the Mt. Washington Branch in 2013. At the Mt. Washington Branch she started PLCH’s first “Maker” Programs which included Building Your Own Robots, Learn to Solder, Introduction to 3Doodling, Coding for Beginners and How to Create Your Own Apps. Ella got promoted to Avondale Branch Manager in 2014. At this time, Ella was nominated by Kimber Fender to be a part of the 2014 YWCA Rising Star Career Women of Cincinnati and was chosen one of the American Library Association’s 2015 Emerging Leaders in Libraries. During this time Ella was highly involved in the creation of Main Library’s new MakerSpace and was appointed Team Leader of the Tech Center and MakerSpace in November 2014, where she continues to work today.
Amy Schardein - Meeting Expectations for STEM in Library Preschool Programming
Early literacy, STEM and curricular alignment have become buzzwords and expectations in library preschool programming. Integrating nonfiction into storytimes can update existing programs to quickly meet these goals while providing valuable learning opportunities for families and boosting circulation of non-fiction collections. Amy will present criteria for selecting nonfiction for early childhood programs, recommend imprints and specific titles, and give tips for using nonfiction in storytimes.
Amy Schardein, MLS, is a Children's Librarian in Covington, KY for the Kenton County Public Library where she has specialized in early childhood work for over ten years. She plans and presents programs, manages book collections, writes and manages grants and presents on a variety of library topics related to Children's Services. She was the 2011 SWON Librarian of the year and is listed in both the 2013 and 2015 Covington Index of Awesome. Recognized as an expert in children's literature and programming Amy presents webinars nationally. Amy is also the Convener for the Children's Literature and Review Special Interest Group of Northern Kentucky for SWON Libraries.
Employee of Supporting Member Library: $30.00
Geographic Member: $35.00
Out-of-State Member: $50.00
Continental Breakfast and Box Lunches:
Food and beverages are included in the cost. We can accommodate most special food requests. When you register, you will be given food choice options and a write-in area if you need to explain more.