[kids-lib] Virtual Storytime Share

Barratt Miller BMiller at crooklib.org
Tue Apr 21 09:47:14 PDT 2015

Hi everyone,

At the Storytime Share session at last week's OLA Conference, several storytime presenters from rural libraries expressed interest in virtual storytime shares. Those of us who live far from other libraries often lack opportunities to collaborate with our colleagues around Oregon.

For those of you who haven't participated in a storytime share before, it's essentially a small group meeting for storytime presenters to share favorite activities and discuss solutions to problems the presenters might be experiencing in their storytimes. They're a) informal and b) super fun. A virtual storytime share would be conducted via a Google Hangouts video chat.

Please send me an e-mail if you are interested in joining a virtual storytime share group! If you'd like to participate but don't have access to a webcam, you can apply for a CSD Scholarship<http://www.csdola.org/awards--scholarships.html> to purchase one. I got my mom this $23 Logitech webcam with built-in microphone<http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Webcam-Widescreen-Calling-Recording/dp/B004FHO5Y6/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1429633772&sr=1-3&keywords=logitech+webcam> for Christmas a couple of years ago and she's had no problems with it.

I've loved participating in CSD, but understand that geography and tight budgets make it hard for people at small, rural libraries to benefit from this awesome community. Hopefully, this (and other cool things like the One Stop Shop of free web-based professional development resources...going live soon!) will make it easier for all children's librarians in Oregon to get involved!


Barratt Miller, MSLIS
Assistant Director
Crook County Library
175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive
Prineville, OR 97754
541-447-7978 ext 303
bmiller at crooklib.org<mailto:bmiller at crooklib.org>
Crook County Library - Experience the Journey!

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