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RCLS: Professional Development Opportunities: Children's Staff Continuing Education

A list of archived webinars and organizations with trusted resources so you can stay up-to-date on your continuing education.

Youth Mental Health Webinar Series

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This video series is a project created by the Child & Community Well-Being, and is hosted by CSLP,

Livestreaming and Virtual Storytime Tips & Tricks


Diverse Book Finder

Creating Videos for YouTube

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Performers and Programmers Database

Yoga for Early Learners

Original program: February 18, 2021 by RCLS

Put on comfortable clothes and get ready to have fun! Participants will experience a 30 minute story-based yoga class in which poses flow with a story. Instructor Sara Wenger will also provide tips on how to safely incorporate yoga concepts into any story time.

Supercharged Storytime

WebJunction Expands on Successful Early Literacy Training

WebJunction updated and expanded its successful Supercharged Storytimes pilot project. The follow-on project, called Supercharged Storytimes for All, was made possible through the financial support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and OCLC. The program launched November 2017 and ran through April 2019.

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Census Data Literacy

Virtual Storytime

Originally hosted by CLRC on February 11, 2021

Many libraries closed physical buildings to the public in March, but nothing stops storytime! Library staff rushed to adapt this essential routine and keep families connected to stories, songs and community. In this webinar, we will embrace the power of the pause to reflect and dive deep into our new virtual storytime normal. About the Presenter: Jessica Fredrickson is a former teacher turned Youth Services Librarian. In 2020, she served as a Project Coordinator for the ALSC Virtual Storytime Services Guide and as the Training and Advocacy Chair of Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL). Professionally, Jessica is known for advocating for accessibility and giving storytime flannels early math makeovers. Her favorite things include tea, mountain hikes and middle grade fiction.

Sustainability in Youth Programming

Windows & Mirror Books

Ready to Read

Library Programming for Parents with Infants: What, Why, and How.

Webinar date:  Tuesday, March 2, 1:30 - 3:00pm

Webinar presenter:  Betsy Diamant-Cohen (Mother Goose on the Loose, LLC)

Webinar title and content: Library Programming for Parents with Infants: What, Why, and How. Programming for parents with infants in the library is a relatively new phenomenon; virtual programming for this population is even newer! Why is it important to present programs for children this young? What are the important factors to take into account when programming for these dynamic duos? What type of activities work best and how can they be adapted virtually?

Parenting in the New Wild