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Strategic Planning in the Youth Services Department

By   04/20/2017

Managing Children’s Services: Strategic Planning in the Youth Services Department

The phrase “strategic planning” is frequently tossed around in libraries, but what does it really mean? And how does it pertain to youth services? In this webinar, participants will learn about the importance of strategic planning, what different planning processes may look like, how to involve youth services in the strategic planning process, and how to apply these processes to create a more successful youth services department. This webinar is part of a series hosted by the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee.
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How Libraries can use Literature to Support Family Engagement

By   04/20/2017

How Libraries can use Literature to Support Family Engagement in Children’s Social and Emotional Learning

Research shows that libraries are trusted spaces within communities and are therefore uniquely positioned to engage families in meaningful experiences that support children’s learning both inside and outside of school (Lopez, Caspe, McWilliams, 2016). One way that libraries can do this is by using literature to inspire dialogue with children and families about the importance of developing and practicing Life Skills.
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Community Change Agents Information Sessions

By   04/14/2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join the NYLA Sustainability Initiative’s Community Change Agents for a live webinar to hear in detail about how you can apply to attend our year-long training program designed to strengthen the library’s place in the community –  Learn more about the topics of the four training sessions, application requirements and how to become an active participant devoted to positive change in the three areas of sustainability. Register online.

Watch the Community Change Agent Program Overview