The Great Stories Club (GSC) Orientation Workshop will bring together representatives from 75 libraries selected to receive a GSC grant on the theme "The Art of Change: Creation, Growth and Transformation." Participants will explore the series theme, program model, and three selected titles: "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie, "The Complete Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi, and "Buck: A Memoir" by M.K. Asante. Session attendees will also participate in small group activities that focus on best practices for serving at-risk youth with literature-based reading and discussion programs. Grant administration requirements, final reporting, and additional resources for grantees will be covered as well.
The Great Stories Club is a project of the ALA Public Programs Office (PPO), conducted with support from the Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA. The Great Stories Club is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Meeting Type: Preconference/Institute
Content Area: Transforming: Services
Interests: Advocacy, Community Engagement, Equity of Access, Literacy, Outreach Services, Partnerships, Public Programs, Social Change, Special Needs Populations, Training, Young Adult Literature, Young Adult Services
Type of Library: Academic, Association, Community College, Consortium, High School, Joint Use, Native, Prison Library, Public, Regional System, Rural, Special, State Library, Tribal, Undergraduate
Cost: Ticketed Event. Not included with registration.
Project Director, Public Programs
American Library Association
Director of Outreach Services
Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn, New York
Director of the Writing Center and Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany, New York
Maria Sachiko Cecire
Director of Experimental Humanities and Assistant Professor of Literature
Red Hook, New York