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Partners in Literacy: How Schools and Public Libraries Can Work Together (PLA On-Demand Webinar)—GROUP RATE
Julia Boxler, Bonnie Demarchi, and Jodie Hausmann for PLA
Item Number: 1204-1309
Publisher: PLA
Price: $119.00
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The Cuyahoga County Public Library System and its local Parma School System have piloted a rich partnership to help youth literacy. It began with after school programming led by librarians, branched out to a homework center and a collaborative approach towards summer reading, and is now tackling the topics of early literacy and helping students achieve grade level reading standards. Representatives from these organizations tell you how the literacy partnership was established and expanded so successfully and how your library can forge a similar program to impact youth in your community.

This archived webinar was originally presented December 4, 2013.

Running time: 1 hour, 4 minutes
About the Authors

Julia Boxler has been youth programming manager at Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public library for six years. In her position she centrally coordinates programming birth through 18 years old. This includes system wide programmers at all 27 branches, impactful programming for special needs and struggling readers, homework centers at 10 locations, summer reading, and summer camps for all 27 locations. In addition to the programming that Julia plans, she also maintains support resources and bookable materials for the branch staff to use, and has established best practices for the three major age ranges of youth services within Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Bonnie Demarchi has worked with youth at Cuyahoga County Public Library in Ohio since 1997. As the youth public services supervisor for sixteen years at the Parma Branch, she led outreach efforts and built relationships with schools and other organizations in the Parma community. She currently holds the same position at the Maple Heights Branch Library. Bonnie successfully completed the Treu-Mart Youth Development Fellowship Program at Case Western Reserve University in 2007. Treu-Mart is a capacity-building initiative aimed at increasing the ability of youth-serving organizations in Cuyahoga County to attain positive outcomes for the youth they serve.

Jodie Hausmann serves as the director of Teaching and Learning, with an elementary focus, for the Parma City (Ohio) Schools, a district of over 12,000 students. She leads the Response to Intervention framework, supports teacher-based-teams, designs a common language of instruction, and is a trained OPES evaluator. Jodie has been a principal for four years during which time her school received the School of Promise award and was designated as a school “Excellent with Distinction.” A teacher for seven years, Jodie taught primary through middle school years. She attributes her love for learning and reading to her grandmother, Lilly, and to working as a librarian assistant for Cuyahoga County Public Library system. Jodie and her husband Mike reside in Strongsville and are proud parents of two college-age redheaded girls.

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

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