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  1. Cream of the Crop PA Forward in Our Libraries

  2. Basic Literacy Helen Taylor Elizabeth Davis

  3. Sci-Fi Day Helen Taylor Indiana Free Library

  4. Promoting our collection through the Force Activities include: Children’s storytime & craft A visit from the GarrisionCarida Viewing of a Sci-Fi movie Science Fiction trivia

  5. Elizabeth Davis

  6. The Dearly Departed Players KristEn Shemanski Graphic Designs Community Partners

  7. Information Literacy Liz Evans Joann Janosko

  8. SMART STARTPOINT PARK UNIVERSITY LIBRARYInformation Literacy in 10…. 9 Days Liz Evans University Librarian

  9. Programme History • PAS [Programme for Academic Success] ran SIX weeks programme starting Monday after Pittsburgh High Schools’ graduation. • Library involvement ? One time brief introduction session.

  10. Programme History • 2011 ELEVEN students enrolled.

  11. Smart Start is Born! • TWO weeks programme before term begins. • 3 credits 2012 & 2013, 2 credits 2014. • Librarians meet cohorts daily, 75 mins. • What do you need, where is it, credibility, don’t plagiarise. Activities/exercises/assessment. • Throw in “how to find your free textbooks” [EZBorrow or Reserve] as an appreciated bonus.

  12. Smart Start Saves the Day! • August 2012 51 Students • August 2013 77 Students • August 2014 92 Students • August 2015 ???????????

  13. Smart Start Library Benefits • Students get info lit skills boost. • Keep in touch – emails, pizza parties. • Hire them as our work studies. • Help with University retention.

  14. Assessment/Follow Up • Will conduct “how did the Library help you” survey in Spring 2015 using 2012, 2013, 2014 cohorts. • Students say name “Smart Start” makes them feel “stupid” and “labelled”. Will look at changing name.

  15. Joann Janosko Indiana University of Pennsylvania EBSCO Discovery Service as a Pathway to Information Literacy

  16. Civic & social literacy Nathaniel Thomas Lauri Steffy

  17. LGBT History Month Nathaniel Thomas Reading Public Library

  18. In conjunction with Reading Pride Celebration, Reverend Jen Glass will give a FREE presentation on the events and importance of gay history in the United States. When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 1PM Where: The Reading Public Library Main Floor 100 South Fifth St. Reading, PA 19602

  19. 100 Years of FashionPartnering with our local Historical Society Lauri Steffy Indiana Free Library Civic and Social Literacy

  20. Health Literacy Hazel Bilka Susan Jeffery

  21. Family Health & Safety Fair Hazel Bilka Bellwood Antis Public Library

  22. Susan Jeffery, Library Director

  23. Promoting PA Health Literacy

  24. OUT OF THE SHADOWS • Workshop promoted PA Forward Health Literacy • Focus on Consumer Mental Health Resources • Partners include Academic Libraries, Public Libraries, Human Service Agencies and NNLM/MAR • .

  25. Partnering for PA Forward Health Literacy • Look to your local human service agencies for good partnerships • Consider working with NNLM/MAR. They have funding, hand-outs, and resources to help you. • Consider starting small and moving on to bigger efforts. Even small efforts are a big step!

  26. Encouraging Healthy Partnerships through a Local Blood Drive

  27. Financial Literacy Carrie Sturgill Theresa McDevitt Lauren Reiter

  28. Math Playground: Financial Literacy Carrie Sturgill Radnor Memorial Library 610-687-1124 x41

  29. What Exactly Do We Do? • Pre-Activity • Read storybook that introduces math concept • Might have to do a little teaching • Follow-up Activity: Usually a craft • Handout with other related books • Materials from Let's Read Math™:

  30. Example: Money • Pre-Activity: • Penny rubbings • Show Sesame Street video (first 2:30): “For You, For Me, For Later” • Read Benny’s Pennies by Pat Brisson • Follow-Up Activity: • Story review sheet • Make a group chart: What would you buy? • Song: Ten Little Pennies (Tune of Ten Little Indians)

  31. Picture Books Math Concepts • Number sense • Counting • Telling time • Classifying • Spatial vocabulary • Money • Problem-solving • Size reasoning • Shape awareness • Equations • Fractions • Measurement • Sorting • Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed • P. Bear’s New Year’s Party • Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom • Rooster’s Off to See the World • Benny’s Pennies • One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab • The Mitten • Bear in a Square • Anno’s Counting Book • Ten Black Dots • Fiesta Con Pizza: Pizza Party • Inch by Inch • Hannah’s Collections

  32. “You tricked us! We thought this was gonna be about math, but it’s actually fun!” –Alex, age 5 • Recognizing math and fun don’t have to be mutually exclusive • Favorite activities: • Creating spot equations • Playing the pizza game • Creating a collage

  33. Reading + Math = Happy Parents • Main component of S.M.Art Kids @ Radnor Library • Parents LOVE anything STEM-related! • Increased attendance among school-age children • Families anticipate the next series

  34. Theresa McDevitt Indiana University of Pennsylvania Help them Win the Wage War

  35. Financial Literacy For IUP College Students Looking for their First Job

  36. Students are interested in finding work after graduation with the best possible job, salary, benefits • Studies suggest that negotiation skills make a huge difference in the salaries new graduates end up getting. • Knowledge of how to find average wage for new graduates, cost-of-living in city of destination, and other background information can give new graduates significant advantages in negotiating better packages when they land a job Why?

  37. The WAGE Project, Inc is a 501(c)3 charitable, tax-deductible organization established for one purpose: to end discrimination against women in the American workplace in the near future. To do that, WAGE inspires and helps working women to take the steps needed so that every woman is paid what she’s worth. • Workshops help job seekers find information they need to Wage Project Workshops

  38. Calculate What Your Job is Worth

  39. IUP WAGE Project Trainer (Health AWAREness) • Career Services • IUP Business Librarian More information on the Wage Project Cooperative Library Workshops

  40. MoneyCounts: A Financial Literacy Series Lauren Reiter Business Librarian, Penn State University

  41. Moneycounts is… • Collaborative • Unbiased • Available • Timely

  42. Collaborative • Hosted by Pattee-Paterno Library at Penn State University, University Park campus • Dr. DaadRizk, Financial Literacy Coordinator, Commission for Adult Learners • Co-presenters drawn from Financial Literacy Advisory Board • Supported by Student Financial Education Center

  43. Unbiased • Financial information presented without bias • Objective and trustworthy resources

  44. Available • In-person workshop is recorded for later viewing • People check in online during presentation and watch on-demand later

  45. Timely • Selecting topics that resonate with audience • Examples of MoneyCounts programs • Financial Literacy for Women • Mortgages-Financial Process of Owning a House • Look Before You Leap: Getting Student Loans • More examples on “Financial Literacy for College Students” Research Guide: