New BayNews and Upcoming Workshops

The June issue of BayNews is now available at the website.  Check out the columns on the new Origami Yoda craft book, ideas for a Caldecott program, a profile of Heyday Books, storytime themes on teeth, computers, and puppets, and much more!

Also, you may be interested in two upcoming workshops:

Announcing a new free, 1 hour webinar from Infopeople.  Please let your staff and colleagues know about this event!

Title:  Early Literacy Programming in the Digital Age

Presenters:  Cen Campbell  and Genesis Hansen

DateWednesday, July 24, 2013,  12 Noon Pacific

•       Are you concerned about how new screen technologies are impacting young children?

•       Are you working to help children in your community develop their early literacy skills and school readiness?

•       Does the idea of adding one more service or technology to your existing offerings fill you with dread?

In this webinar you will learn about the latest research into children, early literacy, and screen technology; best practices for using media in early literacy programming; get tips for selecting quality resources; and learn about the qualities of successful digital literacy programs and how to incorporate them in your library.

For more information and to participate in the Wednesday, July 24, 2013 webinar, go to

Here is another workshop that may be of interest:

The Future of Libraries 9.0: Libraries Re-imagined

San Francisco Public Library, Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Wednesday, October 9, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (sign-in 9:00 – 9:30)

$35 registration fee  

Sponsored by the Pacific Library Partnership Staff Development Committee

The Future of Libraries 9.0 is the ninth in an annual series of one-day conferences where speakers highlight innovations taking place in libraries
today.  This year’s conference theme will be Libraries Re-imagined, with the
following sessions and presenters: The Digital Public Library of America: how DPLA “brings
together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes
them freely available to the world”.

Presenter: Luis Herrera, DPLA board member and San Francisco City Librarian
Minimally Staffed Libraries: Livermore’s
access_library.asp Easy Access Library and Alameda County’s REACH Ashland Youth
Center library.
Presenters: Leila Swisher, Livermore Public Library; Gary Morrison, Alameda
County Library
A Library-Developed eBook Platform: Enki, one
year later: A progress report on the new Enki eBook platform, developed by
Contra Costa County Library and Califa, and now up and running at several
Presenters: Elliot Warren, Contra Costa County Library, and other presenters
to be determined later
Maker Spaces in Libraries: exciting new projects at the Mountain View and
Sunnyvale libraries.
Presenters: Ann Awakuni and Paul Sims, Mountain View Public Library; Rachel
Collier and Kate Gaidos, Sunnyvale Public Library

Further details about the conference will be posted to this list when they
become available. For more information and to register, go to .

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