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PA Forward in Our Libraries
Helen Taylor Elizabeth Davis
Sci-Fi Day Helen Taylor Indiana Free Library
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
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 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
Community Partners The Dearly Departed Players KristEn Shemanski Graphic Designs
Liz Evans Joann Janosko
SMART START POINT PARK UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Information Literacy in 10…. 9 Days Liz Evans University Librarian
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.
Programme History 2011 ELEVEN students enrolled.
Smart Start is Born! TWO weeks programme before term begins. 3 credits 2012 & 2013, 2 credits 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.
Smart Start Saves the Day! August Students August Students August Students August 2015 ???????????
Smart Start Library Benefits Students get info lit skills boost. Keep in touch – s, pizza parties. Hire them as our work studies. Help with University retention.
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.
EBSCO Discovery Service as a Pathway to Information Literacy Joann Janosko Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Nathaniel Thomas Lauri Steffy
LGBT History Month Nathaniel Thomas Reading Public Library
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, 1PM Where: The Reading Public Library Main Floor 100 South Fifth St. Reading, PA 19602
100 Years of Fashion Partnering with our local Historical Society Lauri Steffy Indiana Free Library Civic and Social Literacy
Hazel Bilka Susan Jeffery
Family Health & Safety Fair Hazel Bilka Bellwood Antis Public Library
Susan Jeffery, Library Director
Promoting PA Health Literacy
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.
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!
Encouraging Healthy Partnerships through a Local Blood Drive
Carrie Sturgill Theresa McDevitt Lauren Reiter
MATH PLAYGROUND: FINANCIAL LITERACY Carrie Sturgill Radnor Memorial Library x41
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™:
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)
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
“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
Reading + Math = Happy Parents Main component of S.M.Art Radnor Library Parents LOVE anything STEM-related! Increased attendance among school-age children Families anticipate the next series
Help them Win the Wage War Theresa McDevitt Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Financial Literacy For IUP College Students Looking for their First Job
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
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
Calculate What Your Job is Worth
Cooperative Library Workshops IUP WAGE Project Trainer (Health AWAREness) Career Services IUP Business Librarian More information on the Wage Project
MONEYCOUNTS: A FINANCIAL LITERACY SERIES Lauren Reiter Business Librarian, Penn State University
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
UNBIASED Financial information presented without bias Objective and trustworthy resources
AVAILABLE In-person workshop is recorded for later viewing People check in online during presentation and watch on-demand later
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:
THANK YOU! Lauren Reiter Business Librarian Penn State University