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Mahoney Children's Workshops
The Mahoney Children's Workshops are intended to provide convenient, low-cost, high quality professional development experiences for youth librarians in regions of Michigan where these opportunities are not readily available. The workshops are made possible through the support of the Alice C. Mahoney Fund administered by the Library of Michigan Foundation. The Library of Michigan is currently using Mahoney funds to support significant youth and children's programming at Rural Libraries Conference. Please join us there in May 2014.
2010 Mahoney Children's Workshop - Raising Healthy Readers! with Carolyn Isenga, Michigan State University Extension - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.Healthy eaters make healthy readers! Our 2010 Mahoney workshops covered the basics of childhood and family nutrition and how to bring curriculum ideas and creative resources into local library programs.
Basics of Childhood Nutrition Presentation
Michigan Team Nutrition Preschool Booklist - courtesy of the Michigan State University Extension Office
Updated Michigan Team Nutrition Booklist for K-2 - courtesy of the Michigan State University Extension Office
2009 Mahoney Children's Workshop - Connecting Boys with Books: A Day with Michael Sullivan
In this stimulating and timely program, librarian, educator, and author Michael Sullivan provided tools to overcome the many challenges that essentially program boys out of reading and using the library. Attendees learned effective ways to attract boys to library programs in the “tween” years and to enhance their interest in books and reading over their lifetimes. Sullivan’s practical and proven programming builds on the unique developmental needs and interests of boys in middle stage years, including reaching out with stories that resonate, encouraging independent reading, and talking about books in ways that entice boys.
Presenter: Michael Sullivan, Children’s Librarian and director, Weeks Public Library (New Hampshire); Author, Connecting Boys with Books I & II and Fundamentals of Children’s Services (published by ALA); (www.talestoldtall.com)
2008 Mahoney Children's Workshop Handouts (Every Child Ready to Read @ your library: the Fun and Facts of Early Childhood Literacy)
Presenter, Saroj Ghoting - www.earlylit.net
Best Practices and New Directions in Teen Services with Patrick Jones
The Library of Michigan and the Michigan Library Association's Teen Services Division collaborated to provide an excellent professional development experience for teen librarians. This workshop was presented by the author of Connecting Young Adults and Libraries and Things Change, Patrick Jones. Patrick has generously posted his PowerPoint presentations online, so that all may benefit from his expertise with teens.Introduction - PowerPoint Presentation Part 1
Customer Service - PowerPoint Presentation Part 2
Programs - PowerPoint Presentation Part 3
This workshop was funded with a Library Services and Technology grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.
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