[kids-lib] Learn how to present bilingual storytime regardless of your own Spanish language skills (online class)

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Feb 20 08:54:07 PST 2015

Hi! The email below describes upcoming online courses offered by Library Juice Academy. This online course is for children’s library staff, regardless of your ability to speak Spanish, to learn how to present Spanish/English bilingual storytimes. This may be a good alternative for those of you at libraries already serving Spanish speakers, but unable to hire or contract with a native Spanish speaker to present Spanish and/or bilingual storytimes.  While this course costs quite a bit of money, remember there is no travel involved and you can participate whenever works best for your schedule.

More information: http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/033-storytime-biblioteca.php

Questions? Contact: Library Juice Academy at 218-260-6115 or inquiries at libraryjuiceacademy.com<mailto:inquiries at libraryjuiceacademy.com>

Katie Anderson, Library Support and Development Services

* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *

Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

katie.anderson at state.or.us, 503-378-2528

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Subject: [alsc-l] Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca (online class)

Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca

Instructor: Katie Scherrer

Dates: March 2-27, 2015

Credits: 1.5 CEUs

Price: $175


This 4-week, online course teaches participants how to present bilingual storytimes (English/Spanish) for various ages, regardless of their own language skills. Video demonstrations, articles, online resources and course discussions direct students as they learn how to successfully deliver the various elements of bilingual storytimes, either on their own or with a bilingual community partner. Participants will discover new books, rhymes, songs, plans and resources that they can immediately put to use in their bilingual storytime programs.

Learning Objectives:

- Students will learn how to select and use the following components in bilingual storytime: books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and stories for telling aloud.

- Students will experiment with incorporating bilingual materials into their existing storytime programs.

- Students will select books and other materials they can use to increase inclusion of Latino culture and the Spanish language in their English storytime programs.

- Students will develop strategies for working with bilingual community partners to present and market bilingual storytime.

- Students will gain an increased understanding of the early literacy and school readiness needs of Latino children.

- Students will articulate how bilingual storytime supports the early literacy and school readiness needs of Latino children, and identify online resources for sharing early literacy and school readiness information with Spanish-speaking parents.

- Students will each develop two bilingual storytime plans.

NOTE: This course does not address outreach/marketing to Latinos and Spanish-speakers, and is best suited for libraries that are already successfully serving these communities. Libraries interested in learning how to establish or improve services to Latino and Spanish-speaking families are encouraged to take the course, 'Building Relationships, Building Bridges: Library Outreach and Marketing to Latino and Spanish-Speaking Families.'

Katie Scherrer is a library consultant and training specialist whose work focuses on improving library services to Latino and Spanish-speaking children and families. She previously worked as the first Spanish Program Specialist for the Columbus Metropolitan Library and as a Children’s Librarian at the uniquely bilingual Village Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Katie has presented many workshops on bilingual storytime and library services to Latino families for librarians across the country, including at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference.

Read an interview with Katie about her courses:


Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Payment Info

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction.

The "Register" button on the website goes to our credit card payment gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards.

(Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us to make arrangements.

Library Juice Academy

P.O. Box 188784

Sacramento, CA 95818

Tel. 218-260-6115

Fax 916-415-5446

inquiries at libraryjuiceacademy.com<mailto:inquiries at libraryjuiceacademy.com>






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