MOYAC is an unmoderated discussion list sponsored by the Missouri State Library. The list is exclusively for school and public library staff working with children and young adults. This short webcast includes an explanation of the purpose of MOYAC, guidelines for participation, and information on how to participate in this discussion list.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have been shown to have long-lasting effects on the health of our communities. The ability to understand and react to ACEs is the first step to a healthy community. This session will help you learn to recognize trauma and toxic stress and what you can do to help patrons and staff become more resilient, especially at this time when communities are dealing with COVID-19. Materials from today's session are available at Trauma Informed Libraries.
Lysha Thompson facilitates an overview of the Building Block Picture Book Award, Show-Me Readers, Mark Twain Readers, Truman Readers, Gateway Readers, Dogwood Readers List, and Great Kids Can Read Programs which are Missouri-specific. She also looks at national book award programs.
Join librarian and digital storytimes researcher Lauren Collen as she discusses the basics of digital storytimes, including image-based storytimes across a variety of cultures and the research behind using digital storytimes with young children.
This webinar is designed for practitioners who would like to build a stronger foundation in serving ages 0-2. Presenter Brooke Newberry discusses developmental milestone, optimal formats, and content for library programming aimed at babies.
Sue McCleaf Nespeca, of Kid Lit Plus Consulting, presents on selecting ideal picture books for storytime read alouds and how to pair books with appropriate wrap-around activities to encourage early literacy skill development.
This webinar is designed for practitioners who would like to build a stronger foundation in serving toddlers. Presenter Brooke Newberry discusses developmental milestones, optimal formats, and content for library programming aimed at your most energetic patrons.
For library staff new to working with teens in the community, or those who need a refresher, this webinar, presented by Dolly Goyal of San Mateo County Library, provides information about today’s teens, their needs and how to use that knowledge to create engaging teen programs.
Amanda Struckmeyer, former Head of Youth Services at the Middleton (WI) Public Library, provided an overview of today’s tweens, as well as resources for providing programs and services to tweens, and examples of successful tween programs for any sized library.
Eva K. Johnston, Senior Ecomomic Education Specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, introduces the free personal finance and economic materials available for use in financial literacy programs for children and teens.
A 2016 study from Stanford University reports that most middle school to college age students are unable to evaluate information and news they find online. According to a different study release by Pew Research Center last year, two-thirds of adults say the prevalence of fake news confuses them about current events. Librarians have always been on the forefront of information literacy, but the recent influx of fake news and alternative facts in the media and elsewhere has made our role more important than ever.
Join Casey O'Leary, Director of Youth Services and Library Programs at Mooresville Public Library, to learn how they use outreach to support instruction and share resources with the school system, including reasons to develop collaborative outreach partnerships between the public library and schools, methods connecting with schools and teachers, and ideas for possible collaborative activities for outreach partnerships.
The St. Charles City-County Library has begun expanding its teen outreach services to special communities in unique ways, connecting with teens who never come to the library but need community love and support. From juvenile detention centers, to at-risk youth social services, to teens with disabilities, discover who you can reach out to and how you can support them. Learn from our successes and mistakes as we navigate supporting teens outside the library and school.
Nevada Public Library created a Makerspace focused on creativity, exploration, and learning new skills. In this presentation, Jodi Polk presents detailed information about how Library Service Improvement Grant funds were used to create, stock, and facilitate this new service.
Heather Thompson and Heather Love Beverley share ideas for incorporating science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts into classes and programming at the library. The presenters provided an overview of 60+ STEM/STEAM programs as well as in-depth summary of 3 programs for ages 3-12. The presenters' blog can be located at www.steminlibraries.com
Heather Thompson and Heather Love Beverly provide youth services staff in public libraries of all types, sizes, and budgets with information on easy and fun ways to add science and math concepts into storytime sessions, in order to positively impact early learning. The presenters discuss the value of science and math in storytime, as well as provide examples of simple ways to include age appropriate science and math concepts in preschool programs.
Rachael Grime presents on the summer library collaboration between the Little Dixie Regional Libraries (LDRL) and the Dulany Memorial Library in Salisbury. LDRL staff both wrote and were responsible for the grant, including funding to form a summer reading program partnership between the two libraries.
The St. Charles City-County Library has been utilizing the LSTA Summer Reading grant funds to hire interns for the last three years with amazing success. Maggie Melson and Sara Nielsen share how interns can help any size library with daily tasks, special projects, and outreach.
Content includes a brief history of Summer Library Programs, information on the Collaborative Summer Library Program which provides national themes and artworks to member states and libraries, useful resources, and details on summer library program grants for Missouri public libraries.