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SWON Weekly: How to Build a Better World with SWON's Summer Reading Workshop (and more!)

Monday, August 22, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cassondra Vick
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Build a Better Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading is probably finished for many of you… which means it is time to start thinking about Summer Reading! SWON’s Fall Summer Reading Programming Workshop – an all-day event chock full of fresh programming ideas for Youth Services staff – is almost here, so that you can get a jump on your next year’s Summer Reading Program.

Twice a year we here at SWON do our best to bring you fresh ideas and a unique take on the Collaborative Summer Library Program, and for the 2017 theme “Build a Better World,” we’ve done no different. In fact, we are hoping that our take on this theme will help you reach even more broadly for even more exceptional programming ideas.

The CLSP’s 2017 “Build a Better World” theme may have been billed as a theme about architecture, building and construction, (and we’ve got those programs for you: such as Alice Beresford of PLCHC’s “Tool Time for Kids” program, which will guide you onprojects using hammers, screwdrivers and other basic tools that you can do with children ages 6 to 12 at minimal cost), however, woodworking isn’t the only way we think you can “Build a Better World.” And since not all of you use CLSP's program, we believe offering a wide variety of choices helps us to better serve you all.


So we’ll also be including sessions on Environmental Education, Civics, Recycling and even Financial Literacy. For instance: You can learn from theMontgomery County Solid Waste District’s T.R.A.S.H. exhibit how to better your world by building with recycled materials. From KCPL’s Certified Environmental Educator, Jennifer Beach, you can learn how to support “environmental literacy” in your library’s programming.

There’s lots more to learn at this year’s Fall Summer Reading Programming Workshop, so we’ll see you at the Washington Centerville Public Library inCenterville,Ohio on Tuesday September 27thand we’ll learn how to build and build a better world… together.

~ Cassondra Vick, MLIS
Technology Educator, SWON Libraries

Research Opportunity

Hello! We are library science professors from the University of Kentucky, conducting IRB-approved research on intellectual freedom. We want to interview children’s and young adult librarians who work in public libraries who havenothad any challenges to their collections. This will help us develop best practices for promoting intellectual freedom and will help your fellow librarians. If you are interested in participating, please email one of us for more information.


Also, we want to interview people nationwide, so please share this announcement widely.


With thanks,


Dr. Stephanie D.

Dr. Shannon M.

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The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library of the University of Cincinnati is partnering with The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to bring a series of workshops to educate researchers on a number of database housed within the NCBI domain. The workshops will be held November 8th-10th 2016 in Kresge Auditorium in the College of Medicine.

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