Librarians who serve children understand one of their core missions is to support reading. Reading is one part of literacy as is writing, listening, and communication. Writing experiences support family engagement, community engagement, close the education gap, facilitate literacy, and support out-of-school learning across the curriculum including STEM. Join youth service librarians, Lisa Von Drasek (Curator, Children's Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries), Jennifer Brown (Children’s Librarian, Bank Street College of Education), poet Nikki Grimes, author/activist and founder of 826 National Dave Eggers, and the inaugural Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and author Jon Scieszka as they provide easy and inexpensive replicable program templates to promote, encourage, and facilitate writing in libraries.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALSC
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.