Statewide Early Literacy Training for Public Library Staff 2013
The New York State Library is developing a coordinated statewide early literacy training plan for public library staff. A draft of the plan was presented at the New York Library Association Conference in September 2013.
The first step in this initiative was a webinar with Saroj Ghoting* (http://www.earlylit.net) titled Helping Every Child Enter School Ready to Read - Understanding Early Literacy as a Foundation for School Success, which provided an introduction to early literacy library services for public librarians and library staff as well as a professional development opportunity.
Early Literacy Resources
- Early Literacy and You; An Overview of Early Literacy [.PDF format, 471k], developed by Saroj Ghoting for Library of Virginia with support provided by the Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
- Dialogic Hear and Say Reading [.PDF format, 125k], adapted by Saroj Ghoting from materials provided by Every Child Ready to Read @ your library (print two-sided as two "bookmarks")