Published on March 13, 2014
AN EXPLORATION OF BEST PRACTICES SERVING PARENTS AND CHILDREN 0-12 Kara DeCarlo LIS 771
Best Practices for Identifying Community Needs 1. Identify the culture/client group 2. Identify community stakeholders 3. Identify goals of client group
Determine Goals Parents Face-to-face interviews Focus Groups Paper Surveys Children Paper Surveys Focus Groups Community Stakeholders Educators Pediatricians Social Workers Caregivers Parents Children
Community needs are fulfilled by the programs, materials, services that will help the group achieve their goals.
“We need to model existing behaviors, attitudes and values and then apply what we know about future trends to create experiences that surprise and delight consumers” STEVE MCCALLION Future trends for Parents and Children 0-12 Newest Curriculum Standards Kindergarten Readiness Expectations Newest Child Development Findings
Needs of Parents and Children ages 0- 12 Access to materials and services Information on community resources Support of literacy (functional, informational, media) Curriculum Support Development of parenting skills
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Goals of children's services • To facilitate the right of every child to - information - functional, visual, digital and media literacy - cultural development - lifelong learning - creative programs in leisure time • To provide children with open access to all resources and media • To provide various activities for children, parents and caregivers • To facilitate families' entry into the community • To empower children and to advocate for their freedom and safety • To encourage children to become confident and competent people • To strive for a peaceful world.
Oregon’s Ready to Read Program Dahlgreen, MaryKay. “Ready to Read in Oregon: Building Best Practice in Library Service to Children,” Children and Libraries. Winter 2004. 4-10
Pennsylvania Public Libraries: Best Practices in Early Learning 2009. Gilbert, Paula. “Pennsylvania Public Libraries: Best Practices in Early Learning,” Pennsylvania Library Association Bulletin, May/June 2009. 4-6
Pennsylvania Public Libraries: Best Practices in Early Learning 2009 Gilbert, Paula. “Pennsylvania Public Libraries: Best Practices in Early Learning,” Pennsylvania Library Association Bulletin, May/June 2009. 4-6.
Curriculum Support Knowledge of current standards Access to materials Educational programs that coincide with school holidays
Information Literacy Teaching Information Literacy Using Children’s Literature By Dana Dukic 1 instructional session, 40 minutes long Children worked in groups to research information and design oral presentations with a web-based component Presentations were published on school library webpage
Digital Literacy Through Transmedia Storytelling Already in use in classrooms in Australia and Canada, digital novels are an exciting way to familiarize children with technology through the medium of storytelling.
Library as Family Resource Center Community Resources Illinois Head Start Association Cook County Department of Public Health Franklin County Whole Child Preschool Project Library Resources Books/Programs on parenting Storytimes to support early literacy Orientations for students School-Library collaboration
Franklin County Whole Child Preschool Project Franklin County Whole Child Preschool Project http://frcowholechild.webs.com/
Bristol-Meyers Squibb Children’s Hospital Library, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Forsberg, Nancy N. “Family Friendly Space for Research, Reflection, and Respite: A Family Resource Center and Library in a Pediatric Hospita Journal of Hospital Librarianship, volume 10, 2010. 82-87.
Conclusion By familiarizing ourselves with the goals of our client groups we can determine their needs and be the bridge to success.
Resources Bon, Ingrid. “Best Practices of Children’s Library Services Around the World,” World Library and Information Congress: 71th IFLA General Conference and Council Report, August 2005 Cook County Department of Health http://www.cookcountypublichealth.org/ Dahlgreen, MaryKay. “Ready to Read in Oregon: Building Best Practice in Library Service to Children,” Children and Libraries. Winter 2004. 4-10 Druin, Allison. “What Children Can Teach Us: Developing Digital Libraries For Children With Children.” The Library Quarterly, Volume 75, no. 1. 2005. 20-41. Dukic, Dana. “Teaching Information Literacy Using Children’s Literature,” Access, June 2007. 21-26 Forsberg, Nancy N. “Family Friendly Space for Research, Reflection, and Respite: A Family Resource Center and Library in a Pediatric Hospital Setting.” Journal of Hospital Librarianship, volume 10, 2010. 82-87. Franklin County Whole Child Preschool Project http://frcowholechild.webs.com/ Gilbert, Paula. “Pennsylvania Public Libraries: Best Practices in Early Learning,” Pennsylvania Library Association Bulletin, May/June 2009. 4-6. Illinois Head Start Association http://ilheadstart.org/ Indian Valley Public Library website https://sites.google.com/a/ivpl.org/school-age- children/home/programs Pullinger, Kate and Joseph, Chris. Inanimate Alice http://www.inanimatealice.com/index.html
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