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Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference by Thomas Flynn / Marshall-Lyon County Library

This was an immensely valuable event overall, and it highlighted a lot of important topics and discourse specific to libraries in rural settings — something I've found to be difficult to find in the larger conferences and webinars put on by the American Library Association, or other such monoliths in the profession.The topics of community [...]

SLIS Graduate Coursework through Mankato State University – KSP 630 Materials for Young Adults by Johanna Hanneman

As a continuation of my path to obtaining licensure in School and Library Information Sciences, I took a semester-long course focusing on selecting and evaluating both print and multimodal media materials that are appropriate for students in grades 7-12. I became more knowledgeable about issues facing secondary school librarians: book challenges, selecting the right ebook [...]

SLIS Graduate Coursework through Mankato State University – KSP 622 Materials for Children by Johanna Hanneman / ISD 423 – Hutchinson Public Schools – K-5 Libraries

Entering my third semester at Mankato State University, I elected to take the course, KSP 622: Materials for Children. This course focused on selecting and evaluating both print and multimodal media materials that are appropriate for children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. I became knowledgeable about current issues such as censorship, social justice, and [...]

Teen Summit on Social Emotional Skills

Presented by the University of Minnesota Extension "Social emotional skills are powerful and complicated. There are no cookie cutter methods that work with every young person, but youth workers can influence how social emotional skills are caught and taught within their program. This training builds an understanding of how to support social emotional learning (SEL).  [...]