Professional Development · Uncategorized

Free Webinar on Reading Diversity from Teaching Tolerance

Check out this free webinar on the text selection tool, Reading Diversity, from Teaching Tolerance. Go here for more information and to register. Overview Title: Reading Diversity: Tools for Selecting Diverse Texts Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Time: 04:30 PM Central Daylight Time Duration: 1 hour Summary Include diverse voices in your classroom with a… Continue reading Free Webinar on Reading Diversity from Teaching Tolerance

Professional Development

Patron Privacy Series for Texas Library Staff Begins February 9 | Library Developments

I am SO GLAD to see that we are going to start talking about patron privacy here in Texas! I have reached out to the Library Freedom Project to see about bringing them here for workshops, but haven’t gotten any interest from librarians. I hope this is the beginning of a long conversation… Looking forward… Continue reading Patron Privacy Series for Texas Library Staff Begins February 9 | Library Developments

Professional Development · Public Libraries

Getting Excited and Inspired for #SummerReading at CTLS Workshops

Last week I was in Mansfield and Cedar Park having our first Summer Reading Program workshops and we had a blast! Here are just a few highlights! Suzan Nyfeler is our fantastic tour guide through the 2016 manual! We talked books, songs, decor, and display ideas. The photo booth was a big hit! The morning… Continue reading Getting Excited and Inspired for #SummerReading at CTLS Workshops

Professional Development · Resources

Free, Online Tutorials on Storytime Basics

Are you a new librarian taking over storytime for the first time? Or maybe your children’s librarian is out and you are filling in? Or maybe you just need a refresher on some storytime basics? Then check out this wonderful series by the Early Literacy Facilitators, part of a project called iLEAD, Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and… Continue reading Free, Online Tutorials on Storytime Basics

Professional Development

Some Free Professional Development Resources For Librarians

I am so excited to see that the Colorado State Library is expanding their training website! I utilized some of their modules in a library customer service training I did. They are apparently going to be including Makerspace programming, potential funding opportunities, and resources. The Tampa Bay Library Consortium also has a great website, Florida… Continue reading Some Free Professional Development Resources For Librarians