Beginning the end of March, CLEL will be facilitating small study groups of youth services staff interested in reimagining equity and access using the Project READY curriculum. This will be a year long learning opportunity, with a mix of biweekly small group discussions, occasional large cohort meetings, and asynchronous work; all taking place virtually between March 2021 and February 2022. The CLEL Steering Committee is launching this Project READY cohort to support the inte
by Julia Makowski, Buena Vista Public Library Guest Blogger I’m new. New to my job. New to libraries. And like everyone else I know, new to living in a world with a global pandemic raging. I started in my new role as the Buena Vista Library Youth Services Coordinator at the end of July. The library I was walking into had recently re-opened its doors, allowing patrons to come inside to browse, use a few computers and the copiers, but had stopped all in-person programming.