Monday, January 9, 2017

Continuing Education Opportunities

Is one of your new year resolutions is to learn something new? Then here are some opportunities for you!


Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff

In this asynchronous, 6-week eCourse offered by the American Library Association beginning January 23, 2017, librarian and ASL interpreter Kathy MacMillan will use readings, multimedia resources, and online discussion boards to introduce basic ASL vocabulary and grammar appropriate for use in a library setting. Ideal for those without previous experience.

Visit the ALA Store to learn more about cost, content, and how to register.



Creating Inclusive Storytimes for All Children

ALA is also offering a 90-minute inclusive storytime workshop Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm CST. Child development expert Carol Morrone will tie child development into storytelling, offering insight on working with children with special needs, including children affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and intellectual challenges. This workshop will provide tools needed to build inclusive story hours that apply solid child development theory into practice.

Visit the ALA Store to learn more about cost, content, and how to register.


Do you have additional continuing education opportunities to share with our SNAILS community? Send an email to Ginny Sieck at gsieck(at)gpld(dot)org and I will post it here.

Happy New Year!

Our next SNAILS meeting is coming up February 8, 2017.

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