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1 PA Forward in Our Libraries

2 Helen Taylor Elizabeth Davis

3 Sci-Fi Day Helen Taylor Indiana Free Library

4 Activities include:  Children’s storytime & craft  A visit from the Garrision Carida  Viewing of a Sci-Fi movie  Science Fiction trivia Promoting our collection through the Force

5 Elizabeth Davis

6 YearBook 2002To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee 2003The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 2004The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek * 2005Our Town by Thornton Wilder & The Crucible by Arthur Miller 20061776 by David McCullough * 2007The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 2008The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammet 2009The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien * 2010The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 2011Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 2012Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya 2013The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane 2014Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

7 Community Partners The Dearly Departed Players KristEn Shemanski Graphic Designs


9 Liz Evans Joann Janosko

10 SMART START POINT PARK UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Information Literacy in 10…. 9 Days Liz Evans University Librarian

11 Programme History PAS [Programme for Academic Success] ran SIX weeks programme starting Monday after Pittsburgh High Schools’ graduation. Library involvement ? One time brief introduction session.

12 Programme History 2011 ELEVEN students enrolled.

13 Smart Start is Born! TWO weeks programme before term begins. 3 credits 2012 & 2013, 2 credits 2014. Librarians meet cohorts daily, 75 mins. What do you need, where is it, credibility, don’t plagiarise. Activities/exercises/assessment. Throw in “how to find your free textbooks” [EZBorrow or Reserve] as an appreciated bonus.

14 Smart Start Saves the Day!  August 2012 51 Students  August 2013 77 Students  August 2014 92 Students  August 2015 ???????????

15 Smart Start Library Benefits Students get info lit skills boost. Keep in touch – emails, pizza parties. Hire them as our work studies. Help with University retention.

16 Assessment/Follow Up Will conduct “how did the Library help you” survey in Spring 2015 using 2012, 2013, 2014 cohorts. Students say name “Smart Start” makes them feel “stupid” and “labelled”. Will look at changing name.

17 EBSCO Discovery Service as a Pathway to Information Literacy Joann Janosko Indiana University of Pennsylvania

18 Nathaniel Thomas Lauri Steffy

19 LGBT History Month Nathaniel Thomas Reading Public Library

20 In conjunction with Reading Pride Celebration, Reverend Jen Glass will give a FREE presentation on the events and importance of gay history in the United States. When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 1PM Where: The Reading Public Library Main Floor 100 South Fifth St. Reading, PA 19602

21 100 Years of Fashion Partnering with our local Historical Society Lauri Steffy Indiana Free Library Civic and Social Literacy




25 Hazel Bilka Susan Jeffery

26 Family Health & Safety Fair Hazel Bilka Bellwood Antis Public Library

27 Susan Jeffery, Library Director

28 Promoting PA Health Literacy

29 OUT OF THE SHADOWS OUT OF THE SHADOWS Workshop promoted PA Forward Health Literacy Focus on Consumer Mental Health Resources Partners include Academic Libraries, Public Libraries, Human Service Agencies and NNLM/MAR.

30 Partnering for PA Forward Health Literacy Look to your local human service agencies for good partnerships Consider working with NNLM/MAR. They have funding, hand-outs, and resources to help you. Consider starting small and moving on to bigger efforts. Even small efforts are a big step! Look to your local human service agencies for good partnerships Consider working with NNLM/MAR. They have funding, hand-outs, and resources to help you. Consider starting small and moving on to bigger efforts. Even small efforts are a big step!

31 Encouraging Healthy Partnerships through a Local Blood Drive

32 Carrie Sturgill Theresa McDevitt Lauren Reiter

33 MATH PLAYGROUND: FINANCIAL LITERACY Carrie Sturgill Radnor Memorial Library 610-687-1124 x41

34 What Exactly Do We Do?  Pre-Activity  Read storybook that introduces math concept  Might have to do a little teaching  Follow-up Activity: Usually a craft  Handout with other related books  Materials from Let's Read Math™:

35 Example: Money Pre-Activity: – Penny rubbings – Show Sesame Street video (first 2:30): “For You, For Me, For Later”“For You, For Me, For Later” Read Benny’s Pennies by Pat Brisson Follow-Up Activity: – Story review sheet – Make a group chart: What would you buy? – Song: Ten Little Pennies (Tune of Ten Little Indians)

36 Math Concepts Number sense Counting Telling time Classifying Spatial vocabulary Money Problem-solving Size reasoning Shape awareness Equations Fractions Measurement Sorting Picture Books Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed P. Bear’s New Year’s Party Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom Rooster’s Off to See the World Benny’s Pennies One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab The Mitten Bear in a Square Anno’s Counting Book Ten Black Dots Fiesta Con Pizza: Pizza Party Inch by Inch Hannah’s Collections

37 “You tricked us! We thought this was gonna be about math, but it’s actually fun!” –Alex, age 5  Recognizing math and fun don’t have to be mutually exclusive  Favorite activities:  Creating spot equations  Playing the pizza game  Creating a collage

38 Reading + Math = Happy Parents  Main component of S.M.Art Kids @ Radnor Library  Parents LOVE anything STEM-related!  Increased attendance among school-age children  Families anticipate the next series

39 Help them Win the Wage War Theresa McDevitt Indiana University of Pennsylvania

40 Financial Literacy For IUP College Students Looking for their First Job

41 Why? Students are interested in finding work after graduation with the best possible job, salary, benefits Studies suggest that negotiation skills make a huge difference in the salaries new graduates end up getting. Knowledge of how to find average wage for new graduates, cost-of-living in city of destination, and other background information can give new graduates significant advantages in negotiating better packages when they land a job

42 Wage Project Workshops The WAGE Project, Inc is a 501(c)3 charitable, tax- deductible organization established for one purpose: to end discrimination against women in the American workplace in the near future. To do that, WAGE inspires and helps working women to take the steps needed so that every woman is paid what she’s worth. Workshops help job seekers find information they need to

43 Calculate What Your Job is Worth

44 Cooperative Library Workshops IUP WAGE Project Trainer (Health AWAREness) Career Services IUP Business Librarian More information on the Wage Project

45 MONEYCOUNTS: A FINANCIAL LITERACY SERIES Lauren Reiter Business Librarian, Penn State University

46 MONEYCOUNTS IS…  Collaborative  Unbiased  Available  Timely

47 COLLABORATIVE  Hosted by Pattee-Paterno Library at Penn State University, University Park campus  Dr. Daad Rizk, Financial Literacy Coordinator, Commission for Adult Learners  Co-presenters drawn from Financial Literacy Advisory Board  Supported by Student Financial Education Center

48 UNBIASED  Financial information presented without bias  Objective and trustworthy resources

49 AVAILABLE  In-person workshop is recorded for later viewing  People check in online during presentation and watch on-demand later

50 TIMELY  Selecting topics that resonate with audience  Examples of MoneyCounts programs  Financial Literacy for Women  Mortgages-Financial Process of Owning a House  Look Before You Leap: Getting Student Loans  More examples on “Financial Literacy for College Students” Research Guide:




54 THANK YOU! Lauren Reiter Business Librarian Penn State University


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