ALSC offers FREE Día webinars during April 2014!

In honor of Día, ALSC is happy to offer four Día webinars for FREE during the month of April!  Learn more about the Día celebration, how to incorporate this initiative into your library programming throughout the year and more! Don’t forget to register your program today!

Día 101: Every year hundreds of libraries and schools celebrate the multicultural family literacy initiative El día de los niños/El día de los libros, informally known as “Día.”  Whether your library has celebrated in the past or plans on celebrating this year, this practical webinar will help you to get a head start on your planning.   We’ll cover Día’s history, explore program ideas big and small, discuss recommended resources, and hear the true story of a librarian’s very first Día.

Día 201: Learn how to expand on your El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Dia) programming by taking Dia beyond the library walls.  Participants will discuss large scale Dia events, strategies for community collaboration, grant opportunities, and ideas for creating a Dia “season” or year-round Dia-related events.

Making Everyday a Día Day: An effective way to really make Día (El día de los niños/El día de los libros--Children's Day/Book Day) a part of library programming throughout the year is to introduce multicultural literature and bilingual literacy into any and all programs and events at the library where it might apply.

Cultural Literacy @your library: Are you culturally literate? Do you know how to plan and promote programs and services for diverse populations of children and their families? In this interactive session, participants will explore their understanding of various cultures and discuss how to create culturally sensitive library programming that promotes cultural literacy and connects many children from many cultures.

Are you interested in more great ALSC webinars?  We have a wide selection happening this spring. For additional information and registration please visit www.ala.org/alsced.