Storytime Manifesto: Early Literacy Awareness and Advocacy
Friday, April 8, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Colorado Convention Center, Room Mile High Ballroom 3-4
Translate your passion for storytime into a meaningful message for early literacy awareness and advocacy. This session will be entirely interactive: a high-energy discussion, debate, and drafting workshop to establish fresh and inspirational language to guide early literacy action in our profession. Polish your brainstorming skills and engage in collaborative, process-based, experiential learning as we write a Storytime Manifesto! Let’s develop a new philosophy for storytime in the 21st century.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Have tools to conduct a strategic visioning exercise for storytime. 2: Gain experience with techniques for rapid brainstorming. 3: Have a fresh elevator speech that articulates the importance of storytime in simple, persuasive language.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: High interaction: facilitated discussion; small group discussion; hands-on activity
Tags: Serving Youth, Advocacy, Children's Services, Collaboration, Programming/Services, Strategic Planning
Patrick Remer, Senior Community Library Manager
Contra Costa County Library, Pleasant Hill, CA
Patrick Remer works and plays at Contra Costa County Library as Senior Community Library Manager in Pleasant Hill, CA. When he's not singing and reading books at storytime, he's probably singing and reading books somewhere else. Patrick also likes to draw and make stuff in his aspiration to be as creative as the amazing kids he serves.
Heidi Dolamore, Assistant Director
San Jose Public Library, San Jose, CA
Heidi Dolamore is Assistant Director at San Jose Public Library and has previously worked as a children's librarian, an engineering librarian, and a circulation clerk. She loves riding her bike and reading ebooks on the train.