What happens when Chief Elected Officials, School Superintendents and Public Library CEO’s build a strong working relationship? Children and youth in their shared jurisdiction gain increased and streamlined access to valuable learning resources available at the public library. Schools, teachers, city officials and library teams collectively improve education outcomes, begin to close achievement gaps, and create a framework for an integrated approach to education. Join this session to learn about the Leaders Library Card Challenge initiative and the national network committed to building local partnerships that improve learning outcomes. Hear from a panel of library leaders and their school partners that are stepping up to the challenge by merging data systems to allow a single student ID number for access to resources. Gain practical strategies for how you can establish partnerships among the leaders of your community anchor institutions to further close the opportunity gap for children and youth.
Content Area: Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Interests: Administration and Management, Children’s Services, Community Engagement, Leadership, Literacy, Organizational Change, Outreach Services, Partnerships, Public Programs, Public Services, Resource Sharing, Urban Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Museum, Nonprofit, Public, Student
Cost: Included with full conference registration.