Monday, November 17, 2014

“Looking Closer at Family Literacy” Early Literacy Webinar Reminder

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Join us for the Growing Wisconsin Readers Fall Webinar Series on Tuesday, November 18, 1:00-2:15pm. Tomorrow’s presentation on “Looking Closer at Family Literacy” features the expert opinions of two Wisconsin literacy and literature authorities.

Cathy Compton-Lilly is an Associate Professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will offer ideas about how Wisconsin public librarians might consider family literacy in the context of underserved populations.  Megan Schliesman is a librarian at the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her presentation will emphasize multicultural books to use in programming, not just as items in the library collection. Learn how to better serve the young children and families in your community, even if they are not regular library users.

All webinars in this series will be held live, recorded, and available for free--no registration required. Webinar archives can be found under “Professional Development” on the Youth and Special Services webpage:

Access the live webinar through Blackboard Collaborate via the following link

  • Attendees who need telephone audio (versus VoIP) should use the conference number:1-877-820-7831 and enter participant passcode:  697156.
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  • Blackboard Collaborate overview video
  • Blackboard Collaborate online support or phone (877) 382-2293