DCLA Co-Sponsors Professional Development for School Librarians

22 Aug 2010 10:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

On Thursday, August 19, 2010, DCLA joined the DC Public Library in sponsoring a Professional Development Day for DC Public School Librarians. Over 100 attendees were able to choose two workshops on topics that they could apply to their schools in the year that began on Monday, August 23. Workshops included: Storytelling; Oral Histories; Children's Choice Awards; Graphic Novels; GLBT Literature; Blogs and Children's Literature; Washington History and Black Studies. 

The event ended with boxed lunches where staff from the Public Library joined public school librarians by Ward to talk about ways the two groups can partner with one another. Lunch was provided by DCLA with funding from Follett Library Services and Book Wholesalers, Inc. The entire event was a lot of fun for everyone involved and it set the stage for an ongoing partnership. DCPL is already planning a training session on the National Endowment for the Humanities program, "Picturing America" on October 29, 2010.