Los Gatos Librarian Leads Project for Students to Publish Ebook: Windows to the Teenage Soul, a poetry anthology ebook containing work by more than 120 freshman from Los Gatos High School will be published next month by Smashwords for $2.99. The proceeds will be used by the class to pay for special school events. Henry Bankhead, the Los Gatos town librarian, collaborated with Smashwords and the students to make this ebook a reality. http://www.slj.com/2014/05/books-media/publishing/california-town-librarian-leads-project-for-high-schoolers-to-publish-e-book/
FREE webinar from Infopeople on LGBTQ Families: Rainbow Family Connections: Embracing LGBTQ Families at Your Library from presenter Jamie Campbell Naidoo on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 , 12 Noon – 1pm Pacific.
• Does your library serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families?
• Do you know how to design displays, programs, services, and collections inclusive of these Rainbow Families?
• How do you select high-quality children’s materials representing Rainbow Families?
• Where can you find information about successful children’s library programs that welcome Rainbow Families?
This webinar will help library staff establish a basis for understanding the informational and cultural needs of children and adults in Rainbow Families while exploring the best resources for collection development and program planning. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to:
• Identify informational needs of children and adults in Rainbow Families
• Describe how to make the library welcoming for Rainbow Families
• Evaluate culturally appropriate materials representing Rainbow Families
• Plan programs and outreach services for Rainbow Families
• Locate high-quality children’s materials and professional resources related to Rainbow Families
For more information and to participate in the Wednesday, June 18, 2014 webinar, go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=406 .
FREE webinar on Help Youth Find a Free Meal this Summer: The webinar will introduce you to the USDA summer meal program and to resources you can use to help children and teens find free meals. If your library isn’t able to provide free meals on site and you want to help hungry children and teens access free meals this summer, please sign up today! To be held Wednesday, May 28, 11:00AM-12:00PM (PDT)
Register for this webinar: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/hk0pdkqbqack&eom.
Join in this free webinar on May 28 to learn about how you and your organization can increase the numbers of youth who benefit from free meals in your community this summer. You can make a difference! You’ll hear from special guests with expertise in this area:
• Marnie Webb, CEO of Caravan Studios, who will talk about childhood hunger and resources to reduce the hunger gap in your community, including WhyHunger.org and Range, a new free mobile app designed to locate free meal sites for youth this summer.
• Michael Cox, Director of Public Services at the Pueblo City-County Library District (CO), whose library serves meals each summer as a summer meals site in his community.
• Patrice Chamberlain, Director, California Summer Meal Coalition will share how the Summer Meals program improves access to nutritious meals and builds community in the process.
Please bring your ideas, your experiences, and your phones. We’ll download Range together during the webinar! Register for this webinar: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/hk0pdkqbqack&eom.