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OLA Superconference Presentation 2011

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  1. 1. Library Library
  2. 2. Cambridge Libraries <ul><li>Cambridge Libraries has four locations and serves a community of 130,000 people with 45,000 card holding library members. </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge Libraries on average are visited by over 330 school classes per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 8000+ students are given the experience of becoming a library user. </li></ul><ul><li>Value? Priceless! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Support not Competition! <ul><li>We are NOT classroom teachers </li></ul><ul><li>We are NOT Teacher-Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>We are NOT replacing the school library </li></ul><ul><li>We ARE offering access to a wide range of curriculum support materials that the school library cannot afford to provide </li></ul><ul><li>We ARE displaying new leisure reading materials from comics to the latest chapter books </li></ul><ul><li>We ARE showcasing the ASKON databases for student research </li></ul><ul><li>We ARE training students to perform basic catalogue searches </li></ul><ul><li>We ARE giving students library cards & FREE replacement cards </li></ul>
  4. 4. Establishing Teacher Relationships <ul><li>Relationships Matter </li></ul><ul><li>Spend time cultivating relationships with teachers by contacting them regularly with library special events and promotions that may interest their students (Let’s READ, Author Visits, Poetry Contest, Learn|Create Workshops, Gallery Exhibits and Summer Reading Club) </li></ul><ul><li>Returning Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers who are committed to introducing their students to the public library will return monthly, seasonally or yearly based on their proximity to the library location and need for curriculum support materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers will need flexibility when booking regular library visits. Afternoon time slots work well with public libraries whose preschool programming occurs in the morning time slots. Staff are available to accommodate class visits from 12-2 most days. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Online & Offline Connections Which is more effective? Online Publicity Principal direct emails Teacher emails lists Online PDF Brochures Online Request Form Method: Blind Copy Lists Distribution Lists Single Copy emails Cost: Staff hours Offline Publicity Print flyers Print Information Packages Print Brochures Method: Mailed using Canada Post or School Board Courier Route Cost: In-house printing, ink, paper, postage. Staff hours: Design, print & compile.
  6. 6. Online Communication <ul><li>Attention Principal Foote - please forward this email to your Grades 2,4 & 6 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 2, 4 & 6 Teachers; </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for a class trip destination with current curriculum links that enhance your teaching objectives? </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge Libraries & Galleries offer half day Learn|Create Workshops that focus on active learning for your students. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will enjoy participating in library activities designed to encourage reading while exploring the relevant unit of study. </li></ul><ul><li>The art component involves a studio session where students will gain an understanding of design from a professional art instructor while completing an art project. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Go online for more information: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 2 Teachers – 2 Celebrate Canada Workshop: Traditions and Celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 4 Teachers – Quest 4: Medieval Culture & Society </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 6 Teachers – Eagle Eye 6: First Nations Peoples </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>With an affordable $4.00 per student fee, flexible schedules and close locations ,Cambridge Libraries & Galleries are ready to provide your students with an opportunity to Learn|Create! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Sandra Sydor </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Student Services </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>519-621-0460 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Use hyperlinks in your email – attachments and PDF files are often blocked by school board networks. Send emails to principals with a request that they forward to their teaching staff
  7. 7. Keep the form simple -- this should be the EASY button! QR Code links to this page
  8. 8. Class Visits – Content & Delivery
  9. 9. Learn|Create Workshop <ul><li>Library Component: </li></ul><ul><li>Tour of the Department =10 min </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum based activities = 30 min </li></ul><ul><li>Library Cards & Membership Guidelines= 10 min </li></ul><ul><li>Book Selection and Check-out =10 min </li></ul><ul><li>Gallery Component: </li></ul><ul><li>Art instruction and art project = 1 hour </li></ul>
  10. 11. Library Visits – Unit of Study <ul><li>Project Prep </li></ul><ul><li>Tour of the Department =10 min </li></ul><ul><li>Unit of Study PowerPoint =20 min </li></ul><ul><li>Research Activity =10 min </li></ul><ul><li>Library Cards & Membership Guidelines= 10 min </li></ul><ul><li>Book Selection and Check-out =10 min </li></ul>
  11. 12. Library Visits – Reading Rocks <ul><li>Reading Rocks </li></ul><ul><li>Tour of the Department =10 min </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction based PowerPoint presentation & Reading Activity = 20 min </li></ul><ul><li>OPAC Training =10 min </li></ul><ul><li>Library Cards & Membership Guidelines= 10 min </li></ul><ul><li>Book Selection and Check-out =10 min </li></ul>
  12. 13. Community Partnerships
  13. 14. Public Library Author Events for Elementary Students
  14. 15. Promote the complete experience: Author presentation, library orientation, library cards & book selection!
  15. 16. Author Events as Promotional Tools An Author Event can be used as a promotional tool for library visits. A visiting poet compliments the Poetry contest and SLAM
  16. 17. Public Library Author Events for Elementary Students: <ul><li>Increase class visits Cambridge Libraries during the winter months. </li></ul><ul><li>Partner with core area schools to give their students the opportunity to listen and learn from award winning Canadian authors. </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with new teachers who may not otherwise visit the library with their class. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish the library as a community resource for materials and events. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a FREE event for 12 classes of 20 + from public, catholic, private and home schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Support Canadian authors and promote their books. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Young Readers – Young Riders History: <ul><li>The program started because teachers were indicating that a lack of money for transportation was the main reason they were not visiting the library. </li></ul><ul><li>How could the transportation costs be lowered for visiting classes? </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge Libraries Children’s Coordinator contacted Thunder Bay Library to get details of their established transit program. </li></ul><ul><li>A proposal was written for a partnership with GRT in conjunction with KPL and WPL. Chief Librarian Greg Hayton brought the proposal to Waterloo Regional Chair who encouraged GRT to pursue the idea. Cambridge, KPL, WPL & GRT worked diligently to make the program a success. </li></ul><ul><li>GRT was interested in the partnership 1. Increase ridership during slow times 2. Introduce future riders to the benefits of mass transit 3. Public relations opportunity. </li></ul>
  18. 20. An established partnership: Libraries & Galleries Learn|Create Workshops
  19. 27. School Outreach
  20. 29. Principal Connections <ul><li>The email sent directly to the principal was the most effective way of communicating with the principals. The response rate from the Catholic School Board e-letter had an 80% return rate with 12 of the 15 schools requesting the Cambridge Libraries partner with them at their JK Orientation events. </li></ul><ul><li>The public school board e-letter was also sent to the principals with a response rate of 48% with 11 of the 23 public schools requesting the Cambridge Libraries attend their JK Orientation event. </li></ul><ul><li>66% of Cambridge Schools invited Cambridge Libraries to attend their JK Orientation events. </li></ul>
  21. 30. JK Orientation Outreach <ul><li>JK Outreach 10 Minute Presentation Content: </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase Pre-K Reading Materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beginner Reading collection - supports emergent readers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reader Styles: Phonics, phonetic awareness, and whole language approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book-CD kits (Active listening skills) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Picture books (First Day of Kindergarten Theme – shared experience) , Board Books, Parenting collection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library Memberships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free for all students of Cambridge schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Drop-in summer programs that include songs, rhymes, finger-plays, crafts, and a story read aloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer Reading Club – a reading incentive program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social opportunities to practice listening skills, taking turns, sitting in groups and peer interactions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>How the Library helps “stimulate learning” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking neighborhood trips & making your local library a destination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a wide variety of reading materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Programs that children can attend independently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences for parents and children to share together </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  22. 31. JK Orientation Outcomes <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Positive principal feedback with invitations to return next year </li></ul><ul><li>JK outreach provided an evening to connect with families that are were not regular library users. Many were interested in getting library cards for their children and finding out more information regarding the summer programs and reading incentive club. </li></ul><ul><li>The JK Orientation events were an excellent time to establish and strengthen relationships with area principals. Arriving early to set-up allowed valuable time to network with teaching staff and principals regarding what the library offers on an ongoing basis for teaching staff at the elementary level. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents from the JK Orientation nights often visited the library the next day to get a library card for their child and select materials. Many families were seen over the summer period continuing to use their memberships and active members of the Summer Reading Club. </li></ul>
  23. 32. <ul><li>Attend school functions that include parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Family Literacy Day events that combine students and their parents for literacy based activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Include program, collection and library card promotion. </li></ul>Special Event Outreach
  24. 33. For more Info: [email_address]

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