[kids-lib] Provide feedback directly to Upstart and CSLP on the 2015 summer reading program by March 27th

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Mar 5 11:28:14 PST 2015

The Collaborative Summer Library Program is trying something new! They are collecting feedback directly from library staff on the 2015 CSLP summer reading materials available from Upstart.

Please take a moment to go online and fill out the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CSLP_2015_Products. Your input in this survey will help Upstart provide CSLP with the best possible product mix at the most affordable prices. CSLP and Upstart are already almost done with 2016 materials so your feedback will likely impact the 2017 summer reading program.

The survey will only be open until March 27,  so enough time is left to collect the information for Upstart to present the results at the annual meeting in April.

A few things to remember that may help you provide really useful feedback:

·         Provide concrete suggestions so they really understand what you’d like to see.

o    For example, “More teen incentives” is too vague. List a couple of ideas too like “More useful teen incentives like ear buds, socks, school supplies, etc.”

o    For example, “More in Spanish” is too vague. List exactly which items you think should be available in Spanish.

·         The relationship between cost and quality.

o    For example, if you know of a similar product from a different company that costs less and is higher quality, let them know specifically what that items is and who sells it. This may help Upstart identify potential new manufacturers to work with.

o    If there is a particular product your community loves and you’d be willing to pay a few more cents per item for better quality, let them know.

·         Don’t complain, make a suggestion instead.

o    For example, instead of “My library didn’t like the art this year so used our own art.” you might suggest “My library would like to see more variety in the art such as different types of heroes/athletes/etc, gender represented equally, different animals (i.e. races/ethnicities) so we have art to pick and choose from to better reflect our unique community.”


All Oregon public, volunteer, and tribal libraries are members of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), and receive a free summer reading manual.  To get the most out of your membership, create an account on the CSLP website (http://www.cslpreads.org/) and you will be able to access additional summer reading resources. CSLP membership dues and manual fees are paid for by the State Library with Library Services and Technology Act funds. Summer reading manuals are distributed by OLA’s Children’s Services Division summer reading chair, summer reading feedback and suggestions are collected by OLA’s Young Adult Network CSLP Liaison, and all four of us listed below represent you on CSLP committees and at the CSLP annual meeting.
 For more information contact one of your CSLP representatives:

  *   Danielle Jones, CSD Summer Reading Chair: daniellej at multco.us<mailto:daniellej at multco.us>
  *   Kristy Kemper Hodge, CSD Summer Reading Incoming Chair: kristy.kemperhodge at corvallisoregon.gov<http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/mailman/options/kids-lib/kristy.kemperhodge--at--corvallisoregon.gov>
  *   K’Lyn Hann, OYAN CSLP Liaison: klyn.hann at newbergoregon.gov<http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/mailman/options/oyan/klyn.hann--at--newbergoregon.gov>
  *   Katie Anderson, CSLP Oregon State Representative: katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>

Katie Anderson, Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
* 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<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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Learn about storytime training, early learning, and summer reading program mechanics at
OLA’s Children’s Services Division’s spring workshop<https://ola.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_188795>
Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

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