ECRR and Family Engagement: Positive Impacts for Libraries and Communities
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 201 ABC
New studies show libraries using Every Child Ready to Read have stronger engagement of parents and more diverse program offerings than others. Join this session to hear the results of federally-funded research showing ECRR’s impact on library services and parent behavior. ECRR helps libraries become learning spaces and strategically focus services on fostering parent engagement. The family engagement framework developed by PLA and its application in your library will also be highlighted.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Articulate the value of ECRR model and its benefits to society to library, families and communities 2: Develop plans to implement parent/caregiver-focused early literacy and family engagement programs at the library 3: Understand basic research behind family engagement and how their library can integrate with the movement in education and other community services to better support parents/caregivers
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.
This session will have: Medium interaction (example: single speaker/panel with questions or discussion throughout)
Tags: Serving Youth, Children's Services, Family Engagement, Programming/Services, Youth Services
Clara Bohrer, Director
West Bloomfield Township Library , West Bloomfield , MI
Clara Bohrer served as Chair of the Advisory Board for the IMLS grant which funded research on ECRR's impact on library services and parent behavior. She currently serves as co-chair of the PLA Task Force on Family Engagement. She is the Director of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library (MI).
Susan Neuman, Professor, Childhood Education and Literacy Development
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University , New York , NY
Donna Celano, Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Communication
La Salle University , Philadelphia , PA