[kids-lib] New Libraries Transform "Because" Statement to Promote Summer Learning

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Wed May 24 12:52:04 PDT 2017

Please pardon the cross-posting.

ALA’s Libraries Transform campaign is ongoing, and per the announcement below, there’s a new Because icon/statement to promote summer learning.

[Because the summer slide isn't playground equipment]

Information and images can be found on the I Love Libraries website. You can copy the small square images from the webpage, but if you want to download larger images, posters, and other materials, you’ll need to register to access the toolkit.



Jen Maurer, MLS
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From: Jeff Julian [mailto:campaign at ala.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:32 PM
To: Jennifer Maurer
Subject: New Because statement to promote summer learning!

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[Libraries Transform Newsletter]

This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and with it summer learning programs at libraries across the country.  Our new statement, "Because the summer slide isn't playground equipment," is arriving just in time to help promote the value of summer learning programs at libraries.  We're impressed by the creativity of the staff at Upper Arlington (Ohio) Public Library, who wrote this statement, so we're asking you to send us your ideas this month.  See the end of the email for details.


Because College Is Just the Beginning

[Because those primary resources aren't going   to cite themselves, Libraries Transform]DePaul University Librarian Scott Walter remembers what he was thinking when he heard ALA President Julie Todaro announce her “expert in the library” focus for the Libraries Transform campaign, “It struck me as a perfect platform for deepening academic library engagement.”

Around the same time, Walter’s colleague, Ashley McMullin, assessment and marketing librarian at DePaul, and her team were working on a plan to share more information about librarians with the campus through a new initiative called “library spotlights,” which shows how individual librarians are transforming the university. Read the full story<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT02NjE1MTI2JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NDQ0NjQ4MzQ/index.html>.


Meet Our New Libraries Transform Campaign Coordinator

[Badge: Librareis Transform: I'm   an expert in - (fill in the blank)]Since joining the ALA team in April, Lindsey Simon has been helping out with all things Libraries Transform. As a lifelong book lover, Lindsey is thrilled to be spreading the word about the transformative power of libraries!

If you're attending ALA Annual Conference in Chicago next month, you'll probably find her at the ALA Lounge.  Stop by to say hello and talk about the campaign! Or send her an email (lsimon at ala.org<mailto:lsimon at ala.org>) with any comments or questions about the Libraries Transform campaign.


New Because Statement

[Because the summer slide isn't playground equipment]The school year is coming to a close. Libraries play a crucial role in preventing summer learning loss for students around the country. Help raise awareness about the importance of summer learning with our new statement: "Because the summer slide isn’t playground equipment." You can download it now from our toolkit<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT02NjE1MTI2JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NDQ0NjQ4MzU/index.html>.

Thanks to the team at the Upper Arlington Public Library in Ohio for coming up with this statement!

Share your idea<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT02NjE1MTI2JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NDQ0NjQ4MzY/index.html> for a new Because statement this month for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the ALA Store.


Libraries and the IoT

[Icons (coffee maker, phone, and refrigerator connected to the   Internet]The Internet of Things, or IoT, has caused an explosion in the number of everyday devices that are able to collect and transmit data. Librarians recognize the balancing act required to implement IoT technologies in accordance with core principles of librarianship. Where IoT can improve access to materials or services, or provide learning opportunities, without compromising patron privacy, libraries are joining hands with their communities and diving in. Librarians are also leading the way on educating patrons about what IoT entails—its inner workings, uses, limits, and implications for our communities and society.

Read more about how the IoT is at work in some libraries<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT02NjE1MTI2JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NDQ0NjQ4Mzc/index.html>.


Coming Soon - Book Club Central!

[Book Club Central]On June 24, 2017, the American Library Association is launching Book Club Central, a new website with reading resources, book recommendations, author interviews, and other content for book clubs and their readers.

Sarah Jessica Parker, award-winning actor, producer, designer, library supporter and avid reader, will serve as Honorary Chair.  Parker will appear at the President’s Program<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT02NjE1MTI2JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NDQ0NjQ4Mzk/index.html> at ALA's Annual Conference in Chicago to launch the website and announce her first pick for Book Club Central. Stay tuned!


Headed to ALA Annual Conference? Check Out These Sessions

[http://ala.informz.net/ala/data/images/@yourlibrary/ben-bizzle.png]If you're attending ALA Annual Conference in Chicago next month, we encourage you to attend two sessions, "PR Forum: Learn to Tell Your Library Story" and "Libraries Transform: New Tools and Best Practices."

At PR Forum 2017 Ben Bizzle, library advocate and marketer, will discuss the stories libraries tell, how we tell those stories and ways to enhance the stories libraries are telling their communities. PR Forum takes place from 3 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, in Room W185d at McCormick Place.

Join Jeff Julian, director of ALA's Public Awareness Office, along with star supporters and users of the Libraries Transform campaign, for in-depth conversation, sharing of ideas, and problem-solving at the "Libraries Transform: New Tools and Best Practices." The session takes place from 10:30 -11:30 on Sunday, June 25, in room Williford A at Hilton Chicago.

We'll post notes from both sessions in the Libraries Transform Toolkit for those that can't attend ALA Annual Conference.


#GreatSpotForAWindowCling Promotion

[Libraries Transform Window Cling Set]Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's #GreatSpotForAWindowCling Promotion. The winners of the random drawing are:

South Davie Middle School<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT02NjE1MTI2JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NDQ0NjQ4NDE/index.html>
Mocksville, NC

Jackson Memorial High School
<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT02NjE1MTI2JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NDQ0NjQ4NDM/index.html>Jackson, NJ

Gila Community College<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT02NjE1MTI2JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NDQ0NjQ4NDU/index.html>,
Payson, AZ

Hayfork Elementary School<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT02NjE1MTI2JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NDQ0NjQ4NDc/index.html>
Hayfork, CA

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College North Campus LRC<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT02NjE1MTI2JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NDQ0NjQ4NDk/index.html>
Salisbury, NC

Have an Idea for a New Because Statement?

We're inspired by the creativity of the Because statements coming from libraries like DePaul and Upper Arlington Public Library, so this month we're asking you to send us your ideas for new Because statements. We'll pick our favorites and then let you vote for the winner. The creator of the best Because statement will receive a $50 gift certificate to the ALA Store. Send us your best Because statement<http://ala.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT02NjE1MTI2JnA9MSZ1PTEwMjAwMTYxNDEmbGk9NDQ0NjQ4MzY/index.html> before June 14th for a chance to win!

More than 7,000 libraries and library advocates have joined the Libraries Transform campaign!

Because of you, Libraries Transform!

[Screenshot: Map   of Libraries Transform Libraries]


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