November 28, 2015

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What Public Librarians Need to Know about Common Core State Standards


SPONSORED BY: Junior Library Guild, School Library Journal and Library Journal

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From programming to collection development, common core state standards can impact the work of the public librarian. With implementation in the schools, where do you fit in? Join Deborah B. Ford, former District Resource Librarian for San Diego Unified School District, in this free webcast designed to debunk the myths, inspire you with programming ideas, and guide you in the demand for rigorous fiction and nonfiction.

Topics include:

  • Basic CCSS information and resources
  • Best components of informational text and nonfiction
  • Resources for finding books and websites to support CCSS
  • Programming ideas that support CCSS
  • Action Steps in Collection Development, Programming and Staff Development

A LiveBinder is in development to accompany this PD session.


Deborah Ford – Director of Library Outreach, Junior Library Guild

Deborah is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools. She is the former District Resource Librarian for San Diego Unified School District, which serves over 180 schools. Traveling across North America, she does seminars for the Bureau of Education and NEFLIN, including “Increasing the Effectiveness of Your School Library Program,” “Best Books of the Year,” and “Web Resources for Teachers.” Deborah is the author of Scary, Gross and Enlightening: Books for Boys.


Mahnaz Dar – Associate Editor, School Library Journal

Mahnaz Dar is Associate Editor, reviews at School Library Journal, as well as editor of SLJ’s Series Made Simple supplement.

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