Libraries Serving Older Adults During COVID: A facilitated conversation

Throughout the pandemic, libraries across the US have been creating innovative ways to continue providing important services and to remain connected to their communities. But reaching older adults provides additional challenges these days.

So, let’s talk about it! Join us for a facilitated conversation, where we all brainstorm and learn from each other as we contemplate the following questions:

 

 

 

 

 

  • How are you connecting with older adults, and what services are you offering?
  • What have you been hearing from older adults about their current needs and interests?
  • What are your successes and failures/innovations and lessons learned?

This is not your normal webinar! We want to hear what you have done and are doing to serve older adults no matter where your organization is in the re-opening process. Join us for this conversation, and share your ideas, challenges, and successes!

This conversation will be facilitated by:

  • Amy DelPo: Administrator of Older Adult Services for the Denver Public Library
  • Nancy Slote: Older Adults Program Manager for the Seattle Public Library
  • Wendy Pender:  Older Adults Program Coordinator for the King County Library System
  • Christine Kreger, Professional Development Consultant for the Colorado State Library

When: January 13, 2021 – 10am PT, 11pm MT, 12pm CT, 1 pm ET

Where: Zoom (a Zoom link will be emailed to those who register. Zoom does have a limit of 100 participants, so register now!).

  • The Zoom invitation will include phone in options. These options are not toll free, but should be free to use with a cell phone
  • We will provide live transcription for this session.
  • This session will be recorded.

How to register: Email Christine Kreger at kreger_c@cde.state.co.us to register.

Quick Bites: STEM with Toddlers: Yes You Can! with Kate Brunner

Toddlers are natural scientists. Dropping blocks down the stairs? Physics experiment with gravity! Banging pots and pans? An exploration of sound waves! Come learn how to use play-based programming to foster scientific thinking in our youngest library users and how to encourage families and FFNs to embrace the mess of STEAM-powered play.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the link below.

https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff

As public health has taken the world stage during a global pandemic, the future of public health is both clear and unclear. How does COVID-19 relate to factors that impact health and future health? How do we apply lessons learned? What are the key roles of nature and mental health, in this pandemic and beyond? How can we cross sectors for change? This session will explore these questions and more. We will tackle the hard questions and messy stuff of public health.

Presenter information:
Lisa Carlson MPH, MCHES® is an affiliated instructor in the Executive MPH program at the Rollins School of Public Health and the executive administrator of research programs and operations at the Emory School of Medicine. She is also the immediate past president of the American Public Health Association. Lisa has spent more than 25 years working in public health and medicine. She has served in a leadership capacity at Emory University for almost 17 years.

Please register  at this link: https://nnlm.gov/class/evolution-public-health-tackling-tough-questions-and-messy-stuff/28827

Quick Bites: Grandparents as Informal Caregiver with Gail Yerbic

Grandparents are ideal caregivers for children ages 0-5. They offer cost benefits, trust, consistency, and LOVE. They care for about 25% of children under 5–about the same number in formal care. Join this webinar to learn more about who they are, what they need, and how libraries can support them.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the link below.

https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

Quick Bites: Read with me! Inviting Children into the Reading Experience with Melody Garcia

When you read WITH children, rather than to them, you invite children to participate in the experience of reading and create opportunities for language and cognitive growth. asking questions, making connections, and exploring the pictures are a few ways to invite children to read with you. Modeling this to caregivers at storytime can open up a new world of literacy and language opportunities. We will explore strategies to make your storytelling more interactive, practice creating early literacy tips for caregivers, and discuss how to make this part of every storytime.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the link below.

https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

 

Fall Youth Services Workshops – Part 4

Join us for our Fall Youth Services Workshops!

There will be 4 sessions, each 2 hours long, all virtual on Zoom, and free.

Each session will have a mix of ideas and continuing education from State Library staff and other presenters, along with lots of time for discussion, networking, and idea exchange among participants.

Here’s an overview of each session;

Tues, Nov 10, from 11:00-1:00: All things summer planning: A recap of summer 2020, the most unusual and challenging summer program ever–what worked, what didn’t work, and lessons learned; online reading program platforms; hybrid in-person/remote programs; incentives; and planning in uncertain times.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83217753793?pwd=RGJobkN4VXN2aWtremRxeFUzZTRPZz09
Passcode: 900602

Friday, Nov 13, from 1:00-3:00: All things early literacy: Join the State Library’s Growing Readers Together team, Gail Yerbic, Melody Garcia and Kate Brunner, for these topics: kindergarten readiness in summer programming; outreach to caregivers; and early literacy (and summer learning programs) is everyone’s job.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86494790400?pwd=eFR0ZGNrNGkyVXBMSFBIc1ljQWF6Zz09
Passcode: 538501

Tues, Nov 17, from 11:00-1:00: All things animals: Ideas for the 2021 CSLP theme of Tails and Tales. After an overview of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and its 2021 program and manual, we’ll discuss programming ideas in and beyond the CSLP manual for all ages, including in person, hybrid, online, take and make, outdoor, and socially distanced options.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82894696726?pwd=SGlJVzRXYWZBYno1WHAzSjQ5S0diQT09
Passcode: 678744

Friday, Nov 20, 1:00-3:00: All things volunteers, and more animals! In this session Becca Philipsen from Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) will provide an overview of the new CAL (Colorado Association of Libraries) summer reading interest group; following that we’ll learn about PPLD’s volunteer program and have a discussion about summer volunteers, and also continue for an hour with the discussion on animal-related programming ideas.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83027640616?pwd=TEd0bHlLVHRxWForZG5jUnVwNnJqZz09
Passcode: 641675

No registration is required for any of these sessions. If you can only attend part of a session, no worries! Please join for whatever time you can.

Each session will have a 100 person capacity. All sessions will be recorded so that you can view them at a later time. Two hours is a long time to sit in a Zoom workshop! To help lessen the Zoom fatigue, each session will have a 10 break halfway through.

Questions? Feel free to contact Beth Crist at crist_b@cde.state.co.us

2020 National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is creating a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences to have richer, more robust lives by providing access to the tools and resources they need until everyone can read. Whether you are a researcher; teacher; administrator; evaluator; service provider; parent, student, or adult with dyslexia, we are confident the conference will be an enriching experience for you.

Fall Youth Services Workshops – Part 3

Join us for our Fall Youth Services Workshops!

There will be 4 sessions, each 2 hours long, all virtual on Zoom, and free.

Each session will have a mix of ideas and continuing education from State Library staff and other presenters, along with lots of time for discussion, networking, and idea exchange among participants.

Here’s an overview of each session;

Tues, Nov 10, from 11:00-1:00: All things summer planning: A recap of summer 2020, the most unusual and challenging summer program ever–what worked, what didn’t work, and lessons learned; online reading program platforms; hybrid in-person/remote programs; incentives; and planning in uncertain times.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83217753793?pwd=RGJobkN4VXN2aWtremRxeFUzZTRPZz09
Passcode: 900602

Friday, Nov 13, from 1:00-3:00: All things early literacy: Join the State Library’s Growing Readers Together team, Gail Yerbic, Melody Garcia and Kate Brunner, for these topics: kindergarten readiness in summer programming; outreach to caregivers; and early literacy (and summer learning programs) is everyone’s job.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86494790400?pwd=eFR0ZGNrNGkyVXBMSFBIc1ljQWF6Zz09
Passcode: 538501

Tues, Nov 17, from 11:00-1:00: All things animals: Ideas for the 2021 CSLP theme of Tails and Tales. After an overview of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and its 2021 program and manual, we’ll discuss programming ideas in and beyond the CSLP manual for all ages, including in person, hybrid, online, take and make, outdoor, and socially distanced options.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82894696726?pwd=SGlJVzRXYWZBYno1WHAzSjQ5S0diQT09
Passcode: 678744

Friday, Nov 20, 1:00-3:00: All things volunteers, and more animals! In this session Becca Philipsen from Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) will provide an overview of the new CAL (Colorado Association of Libraries) summer reading interest group; following that we’ll learn about PPLD’s volunteer program and have a discussion about summer volunteers, and also continue for an hour with the discussion on animal-related programming ideas.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83027640616?pwd=TEd0bHlLVHRxWForZG5jUnVwNnJqZz09
Passcode: 641675

No registration is required for any of these sessions. If you can only attend part of a session, no worries! Please join for whatever time you can.

Each session will have a 100 person capacity. All sessions will be recorded so that you can view them at a later time. Two hours is a long time to sit in a Zoom workshop! To help lessen the Zoom fatigue, each session will have a 10 break halfway through.

Questions? Feel free to contact Beth Crist at crist_b@cde.state.co.us

Fall Youth Services Workshops – Part Two

Join us for our Fall Youth Services Workshops!

There will be 4 sessions, each 2 hours long, all virtual on Zoom, and free.

Each session will have a mix of ideas and continuing education from State Library staff and other presenters, along with lots of time for discussion, networking, and idea exchange among participants.

Here’s an overview of each session;

Tues, Nov 10, from 11:00-1:00: All things summer planning: A recap of summer 2020, the most unusual and challenging summer program ever–what worked, what didn’t work, and lessons learned; online reading program platforms; hybrid in-person/remote programs; incentives; and planning in uncertain times.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83217753793?pwd=RGJobkN4VXN2aWtremRxeFUzZTRPZz09
Passcode: 900602

Friday, Nov 13, from 1:00-3:00: All things early literacy: Join the State Library’s Growing Readers Together team, Gail Yerbic, Melody Garcia and Kate Brunner, for these topics: kindergarten readiness in summer programming; outreach to caregivers; and early literacy (and summer learning programs) is everyone’s job.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86494790400?pwd=eFR0ZGNrNGkyVXBMSFBIc1ljQWF6Zz09
Passcode: 538501

Tues, Nov 17, from 11:00-1:00: All things animals: Ideas for the 2021 CSLP theme of Tails and Tales. After an overview of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and its 2021 program and manual, we’ll discuss programming ideas in and beyond the CSLP manual for all ages, including in person, hybrid, online, take and make, outdoor, and socially distanced options.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82894696726?pwd=SGlJVzRXYWZBYno1WHAzSjQ5S0diQT09
Passcode: 678744

Friday, Nov 20, 1:00-3:00: All things volunteers, and more animals! In this session Becca Philipsen from Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) will provide an overview of the new CAL (Colorado Association of Libraries) summer reading interest group; following that we’ll learn about PPLD’s volunteer program and have a discussion about summer volunteers, and also continue for an hour with the discussion on animal-related programming ideas.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83027640616?pwd=TEd0bHlLVHRxWForZG5jUnVwNnJqZz09
Passcode: 641675

No registration is required for any of these sessions. If you can only attend part of a session, no worries! Please join for whatever time you can.

Each session will have a 100 person capacity. All sessions will be recorded so that you can view them at a later time. Two hours is a long time to sit in a Zoom workshop! To help lessen the Zoom fatigue, each session will have a 10 break halfway through.

Questions? Feel free to contact Beth Crist at crist_b@cde.state.co.us