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IMLS Funding Awarded for 20 Early Childhood Librarianship Fellowships at DU LIS

Thinking of becoming a children's librarian? Check this opportunity out!

The following was posted to LibNet by Mary Stansbury, Associate Professor and Chair, Library & Information Science Program, University of Denver:

"We are so pleased and honored to announce that the DU Library and Information Science Program has been awarded IMLS funding for a second round of Early Childhood Librarianship fellowships. These fellowships will commence with the Autumn 2012 quarter.

Early Literacy Storytime Videos for Libraries

Saroj Ghoting, at the request of the Library of Virginia in support of an online class, created a series of videos explaining what early literacy tips in storytime are, and showing how to present them to parents in storytime. Here, she demonstrates the difference between and effective early literacy aside and one that is ineffective:


Training Opportunity: Infopeople Webinar: Cuddle Up and Read: Storytimes for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

A free training opportunity out of California:

Title:  Cuddle Up & Read: Storytimes for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Format:  Webinar

Date:  Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Start Time: noon, Pacific Time

1:00 pm, Mountain Time

2:00 pm, Central Time

3:00 pm, Eastern Time

Every Child Ready to Read 2nd Ed. FREE Webinar

Every Child Ready to Read Update

Save the date! - Every Child Ready to Read 2nd ed. Webinar
Wednesday, May 4
1:00 p.m. Central time
(approximately one hour in length)

Training Opportunity: Registration Deadline Friday! Early Literacy Storytimes

Via Michelle Gebhardt at the Colorado State Library:

Training Opportunity: Supporting Early Literacy through Language-Rich Library Environments

ALA Editions is offering this training, taught by Saroj Ghoting, on Thursday, April 21. The cost is $50. The class description:

Training Opportunity: CLiC Spring Workshops in Pueblo

In April, head down to Pueblo for CLiC's spring workshops, including an exciting session taught by CLEL's own Babette Reeves: "Beyond Eensy Weensy Spider: Early Literacy Storytimes and Your Library":

Training opportunity: Early Literacy and Books: Making the Connection with Saroj Ghoting

Early Literacy and Books: Making the Connection

This four-week online course is a basic introduction to the six early literacy skills as set forth in the “Every Child Ready to Read @ your library” initiative from the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to children of the American Library Association. The Library of Virginia will provide the book Ages and Stages by Karen Miller. Participant will also be required to read Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks


THIS FRIDAY! Free Webinar: Early literacy storytimes and how to use most effectively

Announcing a FREE Webinar on using CLEL's new site,!
From Patricia Froehlich at the Colorado State Library:
StoryBlocks! Songs and Rhymes that Build Readers
 Join us on Friday, August 6 at 10:00 am

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