Pre-School. Summer Reading. Graphic Novels. Behaviour Intervention

Monday, November 30th at 1:00 PM ET (10:00 AM PT)
Rethinking Preschool Storytime
with Betsy Diamant-Cohen - 1 hour Audio Conference

After exploring the pros and cons of theme-based story times, this
session will offer alternative ways to plan and present preschool
storytimes. Rethink the focus of your programs and learn to use
time-tested materials in new ways. 

Betsy Diamant-Cohen is the creator of Mother Goose on the Loose, an
early literacy program; and now works as the Early Childhood Specialist
for the Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore, MD. 

Wednesday, December 2nd at 2:00 PM ET (11:00 AM PT)
Summer Reading Programs Aren't Just for Kids
with Sarah Jones - 1 hour Web Conference

The presenter will discuss the history of reading promotion programming
at Calgary Public Library, leading up to the recent program: Just for
Adults - Read all Summer! Goals and objectives of this program will be
discussed, along with the step-by-step details of the organization,
promotion, implementation and evaluation. Participants will leave this
session with inspiration for implementing an adult summer reading
program of their own! 

Sarah Jones is a Customer Service Manager at Calgary Public Library, and
this capacity she spearheads new reading promotion programs and readers'
advisory training. 

Thursday, December 10th at 2:00 PM ET (11:00 AM PT)
Intervention Strategies to Prevent Behaviour Escalation
with Brenda Putnam - 1 hour Audio Conference

Do you work in public service in your library? Do you have to deal with
difficult people from time to time? If so, you may be interested in
adding to your repetoire of techniques. This session will 
*Increase your confidence in dealing with agitated individuals. 
*Explore techniques for approaching these individuals, and applying
strategies designed to prevent situations from escalating into
full-blown incidents.
*Learn ways to maintain your personal professionism and control your own
anxieties in tense situations. 

Brenda Putnam has worked at the Institute for Human Services Education
In Nova Scotia since 1982. The Institute was awarded a contract with
Nova Institution, an institution for federally sentenced women in the
Maritimes, and Brenda was selected to facilitate training within the
instititution. In addition to this, she is active in early intervention
training with families and many other groups. 

Wednesday, December 16th at 2:00 PM ET (11:00 AM PT)
Helping Adult Readers Select Graphic Novels
with David S. Serchay - 1 hour Audio Conference

Graphic novels are a hot item in libraries that will increase
circulation and bring a new format to your patrons. This session covers
the topic with added emphasis on graphic novels read by adults as well
as those titles that are written specifically for adults. Other topics
include "How adult is too Adult?" "Which titles are winners with

David S. Serchay is a youth services librarian for the Broward County
Library System in South Florida, where he is on the graphic novel
selection committee. He has been reading comic books all of his life,
and has a personal collection of over 25,000 comics and graphic novels.
He has written extensively on the topic, his most recent publication
(October 2009) from Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc. is titled: The
Librarian's Guide to Graphic Novels for Adults. 



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