Be a Media Mentor (Session 2)

Webinar Series

Session #1 Monday, March 20, 2017,. 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Session #2 Monday, April 24, 2017, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Series: Media Smart Libraries

Facilitator: Claudia Haines, Coordinator of Youth Services, Homer Public Library, Alaska

In our media saturated world, the way families connect to the library is shifting. How librarians respond to this is the focus of this two part webinar series facilitated by expert Claudia Haines, co-author of Becoming a Media Mentor: A Guide to Working with Children and Families.

The first webinar will introduce participants to media mentorship and include an overview, research highlights, types of media mentorship, tips for evaluating new media, and new media review sources. Participants will be asked to design a media mentorship experience applicable to their library and community.

At the second webinar, participants will share and discuss their proposed media mentorship experiences including possible challenges and plans for implementation. Join this unique opportunity to learn more about media mentorship and how you can put your new understanding into practice.

Registrants will receive an invitation to the Webinar three days prior to dates.

This workshop is part of the Media Smart Libraries program which was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant # LG-07-14-0045-14 and awarded to the URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. Attendance at this workshop could be applied to the Access & Use, Analyze & Evaluate, Create & Collaborate, Reflect, or Take Action digital badge.

Intended audience: Children and Teen Librarians, School Librarians with a focus on serving children ages 14 and under and their families.

Registration Required

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm