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Workshop Presentation: "The Library as a Partner: Library Information and Resources for OST Providers". Building Stronger Programs through Collaborations Conference for OST Providers, October 2008, New York, NY.

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  • Brand new library card design! Apply online or in-person. Borrowing materials – books, dvds, cds, etc. ILL Use of meeting rooms – event/meeting must be free and open to the public More info and details about borrowing materials, use of meeting rooms, and other library policies on website Speaking of meeting rooms and spaces in the library, there are a lot of programs that happen at the library
  • Range of library programs for everyone….Today – will focus on programming for youth A few things to mention… Class sets of books for book discussions available at some branches – can borrow Volunteer opportunities – Special Program - T4 - teens get to learn new computer skills in a two-week summer technology institute and then share those skills by helping patrons to use library computers (ages 14-18)
  • Sampling of library programs available at some Brooklyn Public Library locations So how do I find out about what library programs, when and where they take place?
  • Print and Online Calendar of Events – See print one in your packets Exhibitions at Central and other branch locations So what else is available on the library website?
  • Library Catalog and Digital Media Catalog
  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online - 1841 to 1902 Our Brooklyn – short histories, facts, resource lists – Brooklyn’s diverse neighborhoods Brooklyn in the Civil War – interactive map, lesson plans for teachers Trade cards – advertisement cards Illustrated sheet music covers View Historic photos of Brooklyn – order digital or print reproductions View various photo galleries arranged by themes – Brooklyn Dodgers, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Women’s History, Transportation, Subway Portraits, and much more.
  • Put together by librarians Explore a Topic – Genetics and Genomics, Green New Yorkers Internet Links – What’s Happening in NYC What to Read – Recommendations, Email Book Lists and Clubs Online Book Discussion Ask a Librarian Areas/pages of the website specific for youth….KidZone and TeenZone
  • TeenZone – Teen Read Week - October 12-18, MySpace, In Your Own Words, Teen Book Club KidZone – Halloween, Games, Surveys Databases for Kids – segway into Kerwin’s part
  • Brooklyn Public Library - The Library As Partner

    1. 1. The Library as Partner Library Information and Resources for OST Providers Presenters: Lisa Chow, Kerwin Pilgrim, and Angeli Rasbury October 10, 2008 Columbia University Department of Youth and Community Development 2nd Annual Conference for OST Providers Building Stronger Programs Through Collaborations
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Greetings </li></ul><ul><li>Brief introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Icebreaker </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of participants </li></ul><ul><li>Goals and Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Important points of information </li></ul>
    3. 3. Library Policies <ul><li>Library Card </li></ul><ul><li>Borrowing Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Meeting Rooms </li></ul>
    4. 4. Library Programs <ul><li>Range of library programs for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Class sets for book discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer Book Buddy, After School Homework Helper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Techies (T4) </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Sampling of Library Programs
    6. 6. What, When, and Where? <ul><li>Calendar of Events (Print and Online) </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for BPL eNews </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibitions </li></ul>
    7. 7. Library and Digital Media Catalogs Books | DVDs | CDs | E-books | Audiobooks | Music | Video
    8. 8. Brooklyn Collection <ul><li>Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online </li></ul><ul><li>Our Brooklyn – Neighborhood Histories </li></ul><ul><li>Brooklyn in the Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Sheet Music </li></ul><ul><li>Historic Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Galleries </li></ul>
    9. 9. Explore a Topic/Internet Links <ul><li>Explore a Topic/Internet Links </li></ul><ul><li>What to Read and Online Book Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a Librarian </li></ul>
    10. 10. KidZone and TeenZone
    11. 11. Introduction to Library Databases <ul><li>What is a database? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it different from the Google and Internet searching? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s there? </li></ul><ul><li>How to get there? </li></ul><ul><li>How to search? </li></ul>
    12. 12. Library Databases for Kids <ul><li>Homework help (kids and teens) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amazing Animals of the World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>America the Beautiful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookflix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia Britannica Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for Kids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lands & Peoples Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle Search Plus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Book of Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Book of Popular Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Resource Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LearningExpress Library </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Library Databases for Teens <ul><li>African American Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Biography Reference Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Black Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Black Short Fiction and Folklore </li></ul><ul><li>Bookflix </li></ul><ul><li>Britannica Online </li></ul><ul><li>Career Cruising </li></ul><ul><li>Custom Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Grolier Online </li></ul><ul><li>New Book of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper Source </li></ul><ul><li>Lands and Peoples Online </li></ul><ul><li>LearningExpress Library </li></ul><ul><li>Literary Reference Center </li></ul><ul><li>LitFinder </li></ul><ul><li>Mango Languages </li></ul><ul><li>MasterFILE Premier </li></ul><ul><li>NOAH-New York Online Access to Health </li></ul><ul><li>Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>ProQuest National Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Science Reference Center </li></ul><ul><li>Student Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Health and Wellness </li></ul><ul><li>TOPICSearch </li></ul>
    14. 14. Library Databases for Youths and Providers <ul><li>Job and Career Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LearningExpress Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test prep material and practice exams for the GRE, SAT, graduate school, civil service, technical and professional exams. Also includes skills improvement for students. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Cruising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive career guidance resource in English and in Spanish. Users can find help with occupational assessment, career exploration, educational planning, and portfolio development. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Library Databases For Providers <ul><li>Professional development resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development Collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Articles and abstracts from academic journals for professional educators. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Express Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test prep material and practice exams for the GRE, SAT, graduate school, civil service, technical and professional exams. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ERIC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full text articles, citations and abstracts from the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index and some education related journals. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Other Homework Help Resources <ul><li>Live Online Homework Help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect to live tutors in 20-minute one-on-one sessions in the areas of math, science, social studies, and English. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who, When and Where? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students from kindergarten to adulthood can use Live Homework Help and Live Homework Help en Español from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week . You must have a valid BPL Library Card. You can connect to Live Homework Help from your home computer or by using a computer at your neighborhood library. </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework help for grades K-12. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The site is produced by The New York Public Library with the assistance of the Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Infozone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links on a variety of homework topics. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Conclusion <ul><li>Questions and comments </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Reminder—important points </li></ul><ul><li>Contact information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Angeli Rasbury [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>718.230.2173 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kerwin Pilgrim [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>718.230.2795 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lisa Chow [email_address] </li></ul></ul>