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Presentation to ESL teachers at the Emily Griffith Opportunity School

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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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