LSC Journal Club Fall 2019: Social Emotional Learning

Last week we had our Fall 2019 meeting for the Library Services for Children Journal Club. Have you heard of the LSC Journal Club? It’s a side project of mine centered on reading and discussing relevant research to the field of youth services. It’s award winning!  This round we discussed social emotional learning. What is… Continue reading LSC Journal Club Fall 2019: Social Emotional Learning

LSC Journal Club Summer 2019: Summer Reading Clubs

Coming in a bit late with this recap but it’s been a busy summer! Here’s what we discussed at our summer meeting for the Library Services for Children Journal Club. What better time to discuss summer reading than in the summer. Summer Reading Clubs, also known as Summer Reading Programs, Summer Learning Programs, Summer Learning… Continue reading LSC Journal Club Summer 2019: Summer Reading Clubs

LSC Journal Club Winter 2019: Early Literacy Information on Canadian Public Library Websites

Have you heard about the Library Services for Children Journal Club? It’s a side project I started with my friend Christie to encourage anyone serving children in libraries to read and discuss relevant research. We have a local Vancouver meetup quarterly and you can find a recap of all our discussions on my Professional Development… Continue reading LSC Journal Club Winter 2019: Early Literacy Information on Canadian Public Library Websites

LSC Journal Club: Fall 2018 Recap: Evaluating Early Literacy Programs

Our Vancouver chapter of the Library Services for Children Journal Club held our fall meeting last week to discuss how and why we evaluate early literacy programs such as Mother Goose and storytime. We read and discussed an article about a research study designed to evaluate the impact Regina Public Library’s Mainly Mother Goose program… Continue reading LSC Journal Club: Fall 2018 Recap: Evaluating Early Literacy Programs

LSC Journal Club: June 2018 Recap: Co-Designing the Library

The Vancouver Library Services for Children Journal Club is still going strong! We had our June meeting a few weeks ago and talked about co-designing the library with community members and barriers some community members face when accessing the library. You all know how much I care about community outreach, so this topic was right… Continue reading LSC Journal Club: June 2018 Recap: Co-Designing the Library

LSC Journal Club: April 2018 Recap: Play and the Learning Environment

We had our third Library Services for Children Journal meeting this past Sunday.  We read two articles that explored play and the learning environment.  Here’s a quick recap of the articles and discussion points.  This post, except for the final thoughts at the end, was written by our group leader Jennifer Streckmann. Want to get… Continue reading LSC Journal Club: April 2018 Recap: Play and the Learning Environment

LSC Journal Club: January 2018 Recap: Educational Apps

On Sunday we had our second Vancouver Library Services for Children Journal Club meeting.  Have you heard about the LSC Journal Club? My friend Christie and I started it as a way to promote research-based library service and professional development opportunities for anyone serving children in libraries. In November we discussed executive function and this… Continue reading LSC Journal Club: January 2018 Recap: Educational Apps

LSC Journal Club: November 2017 Recap

Yesterday we had the inaugural meeting of our Vancouver Library Services for Children Journal Club! If you missed my post about the LSC Journal Club, go read it now and find out all about this free professional development resource aimed at anyone serving children in libraries. The articles we read and discussed were about executive… Continue reading LSC Journal Club: November 2017 Recap

Introducing the Library Services for Children Journal Club!

Oh, friends. Have I got something exciting to tell you!  For the past few months I have been hard at work on a special project that is finally ready to launch. I would like to introduce you all to the Library Services for Children Journal Club. This project is the brainchild of myself and my… Continue reading Introducing the Library Services for Children Journal Club!