When it comes to programming in the youth department, libraries have a tremendous reputation for serving children from birth through elementary school. We put immense amounts of staff time and library resources into creating programs that will have optimal impact on our intended audience. Yet how often do we consider serving their parents and caregivers? By providing opportunities for parent engagement, libraries can solidify their reputation as an institution invested in family and community.
This 2-week course will prepare library staff to:
- Identify opportunities to support parent needs with library learning experiences
- Apply youth services expertise and community connections to facilitate parent confidence and knowledge
- Evaluate the impact of parent engagement workshops at the library
For more information and to register, go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=720&reset=1