Making the Grade at Each Stage with School Outreach
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room 102/104/106
School partnerships offer a unique form of service, marketing, and outreach for public libraries. Four library systems, at different stages of their partnership process, will share what they are doing and how they got there, offering a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior perspective on school outreach. They will address the logistics of getting started, address sustainability, and highlight the importance of library and stakeholder buy-in. The panel will cover concerns with giving every student a library card; benefits of attending school events; marketing to teachers; and collaborating with schools on learning initiatives.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Leave the program with at least one large-scale idea to implement with their local schools
2: Gain at least two small-scale ideas to implement with their local schools
3: Leave with at least two ideas to create library staff and teacher buy-in
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.
This session will have: Medium interaction: single speaker/panel with questions or audience participation throughout
Tags: Serving Youth, Children's Services, Collaboration, Outreach Services, Partnerships, Youth Services
Lisa Mulvenna, Head of Youth/YA Services
Clinton-Macomb Public Library, ,
Julie Jurgens, School Outreach Specialist (K-8)
Arlington Heights Memorial Library, ,
Julie Jurgens has worked in libraries since 2006 and before that spent several years as an early childhood educator. You can read more about her programs, philosophy, and opinions at himissjulie.com.
Judy Nelson, Customer Experience Manager - Youth
Pierce County Library System, ,
Judy Nelson is the Customer Experience Manager for Youth for the Pierce County Library System in Washington State, with over 20 years of experience managing youth services. She serves 13 school districts, one tribal and numerous private schools and home-schoolers, working to connect every students to the vast array or resources and services available for free through her community's public library.
Cari Gast, Head of Children's & Teen Curriculum
Howard County Library System, ,
Cari Gast is the Head of Children's and Teen Curriculum for Howard County Library System in Maryland, with over 20 years experience working with children and educators. She works closely with the Howard County Public School System, community college, various schools, centers, and county partners. Working with partners she has the common goal of preparing children for Kindergarten and to continuously enhance children's and teens learning experiences throughout school and life.
Clinton-Macomb Public Library, Clinton Twp., MI