May
27
Mon
SALS Closed and No Delivery
May 27 all-day
For more information, please see the SALS Holiday Schedule *There will be no delivery to any SALS library on these days*
May
29
Wed
Joint Automation Council Meetings @ SALS @ SALS
May 29 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
New Media and Preschool Services – Practical Applications
May 29 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

New Media and Preschool Services – Practical Applications

Wednesday, 5/29/2019
  • 3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 2:00 PM (Central)
  • 1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 12:00 PM (Pacific)

In our first webinar, we covered the research behind new media and preschool services – screen time, co-viewing, and evaluation of media for preschoolers. In this follow-up, we’ll focus on practical application: what do digital storytimes look and sound like? how are other libraries implementing their digital storytimes and other media programs for preschool? what apps, tools, and other resources are libraries using?

Three public libraries will share their format, tools, and resources for facilitating digital storytimes, with sample plans and tech suggestions. After this webinar, you will be prepared to plan, promote, and present your own digital storytime for preschool audiences.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will know…how to set up for a digital storytime, from planning to promoting to facilitating.
  • Participants will understand….what to look for when reviewing apps and other digital media
  • Participants will be able to…plan and run a digital story time from start to finish.

Who Should Attend

Department heads, library school students, all staff serving children and their caregivers

Instructors

As a library services clerk for the Huntington Beach Public Library, Laura Jenkins entertains and educates preschoolers and their families in storytimes, pop culture programs, and through reader advisory initiatives. Laura is passionate about infusing technology into traditional library programming and has fun surprising patrons with giant e-book readings and app play in the middle of otherwise traditional sessions. Laura is a first-year MLIS student at San Jose State University and geeks youth services, emerging technology, and visual literature.

Francesca de Freitas is a Children’s Librarian at the Vancouver Public Library. As a librarian, mother to two experiments in perpetual motion, and an escaped web developer, Francesca delights in sharing the wondrous world of stories available to children – in all its forms – including electronic ones.

Carissa Christner currently works as a Youth Services Librarian in Madison, Wisconsin which she likes much better than her first job in high school, working at a theme park. She has created an online course for librarians called Digital Storytime about incorporating apps into children’s library programming and she regularly reviews apps on the local news. She also created a podcast called the App Fairy in which she interviews her favorite app makers in a meet-the-author format. Carissa blogs about her library adventures athttp://librarymakers.blogspot.com.

Registration

Cost

ALSC is offering this live webinar free of charge.

How to Register

Click here to register for this webinar.

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access

Jun
4
Tue
21st Century Skills–Preventing Harassment @ SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus - Adirondack Hall room 140
Jun 4 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The next session in the 21st Century Skills series will focus on Preventing Harassment. As with previous workshops, there will be two sessions:

·         1 pm to 4 pm Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at SUNY Adirondack, 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804 – Adirondack Hall 140

Objectives:

This training will address harassment prevention in the library setting.  Participants will be able to discuss, analyze, and apply skills and strategies related to:

    • Creating workplaces and community gathering spaces that are free of harassment and intimidation
    • Establishing clear policies and procedures for averting and managing sexual and other harassment, intimidation, and threats to safety
    • Recognizing the role of employees, community members, and other stakeholders in preventing and responding to harassment

All library staff are welcome to attend these workshops free of charge, thanks to a generous grant from SUNY Adirondack and underwriting from SALS.

Please register for a session here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D2N875B.

Jun
6
Thu
21st Century Skills–Preventing Harassment @ SUNY Adirondack Wilton Center
Jun 6 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The next session in the 21st Century Skills series will focus on Preventing Harassment. As with previous workshops, there will be two sessions:

·         9 am to 12 pm Thursday, June 6, 2019, from at SUNY Adirondack Wilton Center, 696 State Route 9, Wilton, NY 12866 – room 216

 

Objectives:

This training will address harassment prevention in the library setting.  Participants will be able to discuss, analyze, and apply skills and strategies related to:

    • Creating workplaces and community gathering spaces that are free of harassment and intimidation
    • Establishing clear policies and procedures for averting and managing sexual and other harassment, intimidation, and threats to safety
    • Recognizing the role of employees, community members, and other stakeholders in preventing and responding to harassment

All library staff are welcome to attend these workshops free of charge, thanks to a generous grant from SUNY Adirondack and underwriting from SALS.

Please register for a session here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D2N875B.

Jun
11
Tue
Inclusive Technology for Babies to Teens in the Library
Jun 11 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Inclusive Technology for Babies to Teens in the Library

Tuesday, 6/11/2019
  • 3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 2:00 PM (Central)
  • 1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 12:00 PM (Pacific)

An easy-to-understand overview of accessibility software/online programs, (free) adapted book sites, and assistive technology aids (adaptive mice, etc.) for youth of all abilities, including an overview of current apps geared to developing vital skills. Participants will also learn about adaptive technology for babies and toddlers that will make your play programs more inclusive of children with mobile disabilities.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Explore interactive software and online programs that encourage the development of motor, cognitive, social, daily living and vocational skills.
  • Learn about assistive software programs for youth who are blind, have low vision, speech/language disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorder (SPD), dyslexia, ADHD, and English Language Learners (ELL).
  • Gain knowledge of current assistive technology aids and adaptive toys for youth to make services more universally accessible.
  • Discover educational and engaging apps geared to youth working on developing various developmental skills.

Who Should Attend

All staff serving children/teens and their caregivers, department heads, library science students.

Instructors

Jennifer Taggart
Assistant Department Head of Youth Services, Bloomfield Township Public Library (Michigan)
Accessibility Services Speaker & Consultant

Jen has enjoyed being a youth librarian for almost 20 years. She collaborated with special education teachers and therapists to develop the Youth Special Needs Collection at the Bloomfield Township Public Library (btpl.org/youth/special-needs) and adaptive library programs. She has presented on inclusion and accessibility in library services and collection development nationally, including the American Library Association and Michigan Library Association, in addition to developing the biennial Adaptive Umbrella Workshop (a day-long workshop for librarians, teachers, and caregivers working with patrons who have special needs). Jen co-created and serves as chair of the Special Needs Services Roundtable (SNSR) of Michigan librarians providing services for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. She also serves as the programming chair for the Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility (MACA). In 2009, she received the Michigan Library Association Children’s Services Division Award of Merit and was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal Magazine in 2016. You can also find her on adaptiveumbrella.blogspot.com.

Registration

Cost

ALSC is offering this live webinar free of charge.

How to Register

Click here to register for this webinar.

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access

Jun
12
Wed
An Introduction to STEM in Preschool Library Programming: What It Is, Why Do It, and How to Get Started
Jun 12 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Title: An Introduction to STEM in Preschool Library Programming: What It Is, Why Do It, and How to Get Started

Part 1: Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 1:30-2:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 1:30-2:30 PM

Presenter: Alissa A. Lange, PhD, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, East Tennessee State University

Description:

We will explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts in preschool, why to include this content in library story times and programs, and how to get started. With many years of experience working with preschool teachers, families, and with libraries, Dr. Lange will demystify STEM and early STEM education.

We hope attendees will leave with inspiration to include more STEM concepts in their programming for young children in a way that builds on what children and families are already doing, and that empowers children, families, and library staff to find the STEM all around them every day. We will discuss many examples of how STEM concepts can be easily incorporated into preschool programs.

The webinars will be recorded and archived. For more information, please see the attached flyer (PDF).

Register today by visiting the following link:

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/earlylit/webinars.htm

Infomingle @ Scribner Library
Jun 12 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Infomingle @ Scribner Library | Saratoga Springs | New York | United States

Calling all information professionals! Network with your colleagues and catch up on the latest news from Capital Region academic, public, school, and special libraries during the June 12 Infomingle, from 3 to 5 pm at the Lucy Scribner Library at Skidmore College. Be ready to share your triumphs (and failings, if you like), meet lots of super smart library folk, and have fun. We’ll have time to chat; mingle, a tour of the Scribner special collection, and even an escape room designed by the fabulous Leah LaFera.
All are welcome to join in the festivities!

Infomingle is a collaboration between the Capital District Library Council, Skidmore College, the Southern Adirondack, Mohawk Valley, and Upper Hudson Library Systems.

Jun
18
Tue
SALS Board of Trustee Meeting
Jun 18 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The SALS Board of Trustees meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1 pm unless otherwise posted.

More information is available on our website.

Jun
19
Wed
An Introduction to STEM in Preschool Library Programming: What It Is, Why Do It, and How to Get Started
Jun 19 @ 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Title: An Introduction to STEM in Preschool Library Programming: What It Is, Why Do It, and How to Get Started

Part 1: Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 1:30-2:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 1:30-2:30 PM

Presenter: Alissa A. Lange, PhD, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, East Tennessee State University

Description:

We will explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts in preschool, why to include this content in library story times and programs, and how to get started. With many years of experience working with preschool teachers, families, and with libraries, Dr. Lange will demystify STEM and early STEM education.

We hope attendees will leave with inspiration to include more STEM concepts in their programming for young children in a way that builds on what children and families are already doing, and that empowers children, families, and library staff to find the STEM all around them every day. We will discuss many examples of how STEM concepts can be easily incorporated into preschool programs.

The webinars will be recorded and archived. For more information, please see the attached flyer (PDF).

Register today by visiting the following link:

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/earlylit/webinars.htm