Presentation to ESL teachers at the Emily Griffith Opportunity School

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  • Chelsea:IntroductionsThank youWe are here today to offer you an overview of DPL services and resources which might help you in meeting your objectives, and in supporting your curriculum. That being said, today also presents an opportunity to get some feedback from you about which of our services and resources you value most. One thing that we’d talked about with Kevin was class visits, and we’d like to talk some about how to set those up, and to let you know how you can get in contact with us. Our hope is that you share this information with your students and encourage them to use these services outside of class time.
  • Chelsea
  • Chelsea:Class visits will occur at Central, but we want to let you know about all of our branches, which right now number 24, plus two bookmobiles. You can view all of these branches from our main web page, denverlibrary.org. We’ll check that out in a bit, but one thing that we wanted to highlight are the Language & Learning locations, and these are libraries that specialize in holding New Adult Readers and in offering citizenship materials. These are Ford Warren, Hadley, Hampden, Montbello, Ross-Barnum, & Woodbury.We’ll talk more specifically about the New Adult Readers, citizenship materials, and the DPL collection in a bit, but first let’s talk about the public access computers.
  • Hillary:Talk about CTC staff: Melanie Colleti, Tracy Treece, ZethLietzau.The Community Technology Center allows patrons to reserve computers for up to two hours per day, and is open all of the Central Library’s hours. One of the highlights of the CTC is the free public computer classes. One outcome of this partnership could be a raised awareness of these classes, and hopefully that you and your students will consider attending.Another hightlight is the free one-on-one lessons. These cover everything from basic computer lessons to jobsearching and tech help. Whatever you need help with, a CTC docent can help you.
  • Hillary:Students are welcome to come with their families, so there’s no need to arrange child care. The Community Learning Plazas are an informal, friendly atmosphere. We encourage you to check out the website and share it with your students.
  • Hillary:Reference Librarian Becky Russell.While we recognize that many of your students already use the library, we wanted to emphasize some parts of our collection and service that you and your students may not be aware of. We’ll be passing around some new adult readers and ESL materials. Although these collections are primarily located at the Language & Learning branches, we’ll show you how to place holds on them so you can pick them up wherever is convenient for you. -search for ESL by keyword-search for adult reader by subjectHopefully you are all already DPL customers, but if not, we’ll go over briefly how to sign up online, and we also have paper forms that you can use with your class.In order to best use your classes’ time in the library, we’d like you to have your students fill out the paper forms ahead of time. We’ll coordinate with Kevin to pick up the completed forms, and have the information entered in advance. In order to get their cards, the students will need to bring some form of picture ID and verification of their addresses to the first class visit or when the visit the library on their own.
  • Chelsea:Here are some ideas as to how our class visits might be structured. Functions: borrowing, returning, reference, CTC. Let’s brainstorm our goals for future class and independent visits. There is an online class visit form, but in order to simplify these initial visits, you can contact either of us…
  • Chelsea:Circulate sign-up sheet. We’ll get in touch with you If you anticipate bringing your class to the library , send us an email and tell us: the size of the group, anything specific you would like us to cover. We recommend one introductory visit before any subject-specific ones. As Kevin explained to us, your classes are comprised of students with very different skill levels when it comes to library and CTC services. We want to introduce services, with the hope that your classes will feel prepared to visit the library independently and use the resources they need.Questions?
  • Presentation to ESL teachers at the Emily Griffith Opportunity School

    1. 1. DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY & EMILY GRIFFITH OPPORTUNITY SCHOOLHillary EstnerChelsea Jordan-Makely www.denverlibrary.org
    2. 2. ABOUT THE LIBRARYMission & ValuesThe Denver Public Library connects people withinformation, ideas and experiences to provideenjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen ourcommunity.We value: Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty, Equalityof Service, Intellectual Freedom, Confidentiality of Use,Collaboration with Partners, The Trust of ourCommunity
    3. 3. ABOUT THE LIBRARY24 locations & 2 bookmobiles6 locations focused on Language & Learning2,165,258 items in our collection539 public access computers in total
    4. 4. Community Technology Center http://www.denverlibrary.org/ctc 1-on-1 lessons Computer classes
    5. 5. COMMUNITY LEARNINGPLAZAS “People of all ages—adults, children, families—are welcome to attend drop-in Community Learning Plazas to practice computing skills, improve communication in English, study for the GED and get help with homework. No registration is required. During some of the sessions, there are craft activities for children.” http://www.denverlibrary.org/content/comm unity-learning-plazas
    6. 6. MATERIALSNew Adult ReadersESL materialsHow to use the catalog & place a hold—http://denverlibrary.org/How to get a library card
    7. 7. CLASS VISITS Primary functions of a library Obtaining library cards Tour library, become familiar with floor plan & basic services Check out & return library materials Future goals?  CTC  Reserving a computer  Signing up for tutoring
    8. 8. FEEDBACK? “Collaboration can lead to partnerships that augment individual and organizational accomplishment through successful problem solving and enhance the ability to successfully adapt to change” (Franz, 2003). Email us! cmakely@denverlibrary.org hestner@denverlibrary.org Brief survey
    9. 9. THANK YOU! www.denverlibrary.org

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