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Free Literacy Workshop, Elevator Speeches, and Weeding Fiction

Monday, April 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Emily Wages
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Mother Goose on the Loose: FREE Literacy Workshop for SWON Members

 

 

 

Play is important, and all children need it! Mother Goose on the Loose is a lively program filled with tips on providing playful learning experiences for the children in our communities. This workshop provides professional development by exploring the science behind play and its importance in our programs & activities and practicing multiple ways to include play in story times and circle times.  Mother Goose on the Loose is a proven method for planning and presenting programs that focuses on the whole child and incorporates research-based theories of learning, music, puppets, picture books, nursery rhymes, art, play, and language. The goal of MGOL is to help young children develop and strengthen early literacy and school readiness skills in a nurturing environment through engaging activities.

Mother Goose on the Loose was created by Betsy Diamant-Cohen, who holds a BA from Brandeis University, an MLS from Rutgers University, and a DCD (Doctorate of Communications Design) from the University of Baltimore. She was influenced by training with “Your Baby Needs Music” classes run by Barbara Cass-Beggs in the late 1980s, where she learned the “listen, like, learn” method. Eventually, Betsy created MGOL out of her popular library programming and began to share it with other librarians and staff as a workshop.

In 2004, Betsy was selected by Library Journal as a “re-inventor” and chosen as one of the “Movers and Shakers: people who are shaping the future of libraries” largely due to the success of Mother Goose on the Loose. Based on that, Neal Shuman publishing company invited her to write a Mother Goose on the Loose book. Betsy has been giving training workshops around the country ever since. She was profiled in the University of Baltimore alumni magazine as a “Librarian on the Loose.” In 2013,  she was the recipient of ASCLA’s Leadership and Professional Achievement Award, which stated that Mother Goose on the Loose “has revolutionized the way story times are presented to young children at libraries across the country and has empowered librarians to work confidently with this young population of readers.” Last year, she was selected as the winner of the 2018 Alexandre Vattermare Award for Creativity in Libraries.

On April 18th, with the help of funds from an LSTA grant, SWON is excited to offer this amazing all-day literacy learning opportunity. Interested in attending? Reserve your spot today! 

Emily Wages, MLIS
Emergent Trends & Technology Educator, SWON Libraries

 

     

 

  Mother Goose on the Loose
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$25 for members in our Ohio service area
$35 for everyone else
4/18/2019 - Hebrew Union College, Mayerson Hall Auditorium
3101 Clifton Ave
Mayerson Hall, Upstairs
Cincinnati, Ohio
 
     
   
     

   

 

 

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SWON Level-Up Lab: Crafting Your Elevator Speech

 

 

 

When was the last time you found yourself with an opportunity to share the successes and challenges of your library with a potential benefactor or collaborator? Are you prepared to tell your story in 2 minutes or less? In business circles it’s called an “elevator speech,” but it’s actually more of an introduction intended to pique someone’s interest to learn more. Our brains remember stories. An elevator speech is a short story. What is your story… in 2 minutes or less? 

 

     

 

 

Level-Up Lab: Crafting Your Elevator Speech

FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
FREE for members in our Ohio service area
FREE for everyone else

4/26/2019 - Xavier University, Mc. Donald Memorial Library
3800 Victory Pkwy #5211
Room 130
Cincinnati, Ohio  45207
 
     
   
     

   

 

 

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Weed ‘em and Reap: Readers Advisory Benefits of Fiction Weeding

 

 

 

While weeding training often focuses on nonfiction and informational materials, tending your fiction and popular materials collections are just as important!

Keeping popular materials well-curated can revitalize collections, increase circulation, and enhance the visibility of diverse materials. Weeding is a tool that focuses your active readers advisory efforts while simplifying your collection’s passive readers advisory potential. Learn tips and tricks for reaping the readers advisory benefits of actively weeding your collections.

Fearful of the scythe? Bring you questions, fears, or doubts to this interactive and informative program on April 17th.

Can't attend on the date and time listed? Anyone who registers in advance for PCI Webinars will receive an archived copy of the presentation for later viewing. SWON provides PCI Webinars to our Supporting Members for free (and to Geographic Members and everyone else at a reduced price), so there's no reason not to register today! 

 

     

 

  FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
x/x/2019 - Online
 
     
   
     
   

 

 

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Coming up on the calendar...

   
  Please register for SWON & PCI events by the Friday before they take place
 

Information Security 101 Workshop with "Library Sherpa" Tracy Z Maleeff
Cost: FREE  for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio Service area
$25 for everyone else
4/29/2019 - Hamilton Clermont Cooperative Information Technology Center
1007 Cottonwood Dr
Loveland, Ohio  45140

SWON Spring 2019 Membership Meeting Featuring Tracy Z Maleeff
Cost: FREE for everyone
Leaders of potential members institutions as well as long-time supporters are invited to come learn what SWON is all about and what we're planning for the future & hear from Tracy Z Maleef, the "Library Sherpa" turned Information Security expert. 
4/30/2019 - Hamilton Clermont Cooperative IT Center
1007 Cottonwood Dr
Loveland, Ohio  45140

Reviewers of Young Adult Literature (ROYAL) - Central KY
Cost: $50 per year for employees of Supporting Member Institutions to Join ROYAL
$100 per year for everyone else to Join ROYAL
Free books included with cost!
4/30/2019 - Lexington, KY

PCI Webinar - Do You Have Compassion Fatigue?
Cost: FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
5/01/2019 - Online

Reviewers of Young Adult Literature (ROYAL) - Blue Ash
Cost: $50 per year for employees of Supporting Member Institutions to Join ROYAL
$100 per year for everyone else to Join ROYAL
Free books included with cost!
5/08/2019 - Blue Ash, OH

Children's Literature Evaluation Group (CLEAR) - North Miami Valley
Cost: $50 per year for employees of Supporting Member Institutions to Join CLEAR
$100 per year for everyone else to Join CLEAR
Free books included with cost!
5/09/2019 - Bradford Public Library
138 E Main St
Bradford, Ohio  45308

 

 

 

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  Take note of these selected events in the coming weeks and months
   
 

MLA, Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2019 
5/3/2019 to 5/8/2019 - Chicago, IL

IOLUG Spring 2019 Conference 
5/10/2019 - Indianapolis, IN

OLSSI 2019 - Ohio Library Support Staff Institute Conference 
7/28/2019 to 7/30/2019 - Tiffin, OH

2019 OPAL Annual Conference 
8/1/2019 to 8/2/2019 - Cincinnati, OH

   

 

 
     

 

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