Conversation Starters: Going Up the Down Slide: School and Public Libraries Partner to Reduce Summer Slide

Monday, July 1, 2013 -
2:45pm to 3:30pm

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Moderator: Abby Harwood, Teen Services Librarian, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Moderator: Ann Marie Pipkin, Retired SLMS, Alabama School of Fine Arts
Moderator: Denise Hudec, Young Adult Librarian, Park Ridge Public Library
Moderator: Elizabeth Pollicino Murphy, Director, Callahan Library, St. Joseph's College
Moderator: Katelyn Browne, School Librarian, Capital City Public Charter School
Moderator: Martha Simpson, Head of Children's Services, Stratford Library Association

This facilitated discussion sponsored by the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation brings together enthusiastic moderators from all three divisions to engage participants in focused conversations around the theme of “summer slide”--the loss of academic skills, motivation, and knowledge that happens to students of all ages during the summer months. This session will highlight the enormous benefits of forging partnerships between school and public libraries by encouraging participants to ask questions, share struggles and strategies, showcase successful programs, and exchange ideas. Conversations will emphasize the intersection between STEM, Common Core, summer reading assignments and programs and “summer slide,” as well as the possibilities and implications for librarians who work with children, teens, and young adults. So bring your ideas and be ready to share, ask moderators and colleagues your most pressing questions, or simply absorb the collective knowledge as school and public librarians come together to talk about “summer slide.”

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Monday, June 3, 2013 - 12:46pm CDT
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