Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Test Post

project that Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy have been working on for months. It came out of a partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS and a grant from IMLS. The great part is there are videos that show experienced storytime staff sharing a simple early literacy activity and modeling sharing a parent tip that goes with it. It's aimed at library staff who are new to doing ECRR storytimes, and yet, so useful for childcare providers and parents. In fact, we hope that libraries will share the rhymes and songs, and then refer parents to the site as a way to build on what happens in the library. Storyblocks


5. Does my content speak to people on a human level?

You should examine your posts and see if they make any emotional appeals to the reader. How can you better connect to your readership? Many people come to blogs expecting to discover something about the writers themselves. Revealing a little about yourself will encourage your readers to do the same, allowing for more open and free discussions on your blog.


LIBROS is a systemwide initiative at Multnomah County Library that connects the Spanish-speaking community with library services. It makes services available within its libraries and in the surrounding community to a population that is underserved because of cultural and language differences. LIBROS got started backed by Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) grant, MCL hired a Spanish-outreach specialist to coordinate the program and to expand library services to Spanish-speaking Latino children and their families. A survey sent to community agencies, school programs, and members of the community identified information needs and obstacles to library use. Their findings showed, among other things, a lack of understanding by Latinos about the role of the library and it's mission (public libraries were practically non-existent in most Latin American countries); lack of Spanish-language materials in the collection; lack of adequate programming for Spanish speakers; the existence of a transportation barrier which prevented access to the library; and the inability