STEM workshop

Hello Directors and Youth Services Staff,
Please find attached a registration form for "Librarians as STEM Educators". The workshop will be at the James V Brown Library on Wednesday, April 5th from 9AM to 2PM. Carrie Lane, Courtney Bonnet and Kim Englert from the Allegheny County Library Association will be leading this peer to peer workshop. See the registration flyer for more details.

The last day to register is March 29th. There is a $20.00 fee to cover lunch and parking.

Hope to see you there!
June

June HoughtalingDistrict Consultant
North Central Library District
19 E Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-326-0536 ext. 196

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Summer Reading Workshop

Hello Everyone!
We’re having a summer reading workshop at the James V Brown Library Lowry Room on Friday, February 24th, from 1PM to 4PM. Jennifer Johnson from the York County Library System will be presenting on two topics: How to Attract Teens and Get Them in Your Library and Transitioning from Teen Summer Reading to Teen Summer Learning. Come enjoy an afternoon of inspiration and networking!

The registration form is attached. There is no fee for the workshop but participants will be responsible for their own parking ($1.50 for 3 hours). The deadline to register is Wednesday, February 22.

Save the date! We’re planning a STEM training on Wednesday, April 5th. Look for more information soon!

Best,
June

June HoughtalingDistrict Consultant
North Central Library District
19 E Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-326-0536 ext. 196

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PA One Book, Annual reports

Hello Everyone,
Just a little reminder to order your PA One Books if you haven’t already. The orders should go in ASAP as supplies are limited. The order form is attached.

You may have seen that the Pennsylvania Public Library Data Collection (annual report) is open. Beth Bisbano sent the notice out this morning. Be sure to read the "Changes for 2016" attached to her email. It explains and clarifies where to report physical circulation and electronic circulation.

The reports are due to me on March 3rd. If your library is part of a system, your system may have an earlier deadline.

Have a great day!
June

June HoughtalingDistrict Consultant
North Central Library District
19 E Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-326-0536 ext. 196

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Trustee Workshop survey

Hello Library Directors,
We have an opportunity to apply for a LSTA grant for a trustee workshop to take place some time in the spring or summer, 2017. I’m including a link in this email to a survey asking about days, times and topics. Please consider taking this short survey and sending the link to your trustees for them to complete. It won’t take long and will give us useful information as we plan our grant application.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQ7ZRV7

The survey will be available until December 22.

Thanks very much,
June

June HoughtalingDistrict Consultant
North Central Library District
19 E Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-326-0536 ext. 196

Overtime rule

Good Morning,
FYI: In case you haven’t heard, a federal district judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of the Overtime Final Rule. Barring a last minute appeal, the overtime rule will not go into effect as scheduled on December 1. The Department of Labor is expected to appeal the decision, meaning that the injunction could be lifted and the overtime rule put in place in a matter of weeks or months. Here’s a link to the complaint. Interesting reading. Will keep you posted.

Best,
June

District Consultant
North Central Library District
19 E Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-326-0536 ext. 196

One Book info

Good Morning Everyone,
Just saw an article in the Compendium about the 2017 One Book Every Young Child Program. Here’a a link to the article. http://compendium.ocl-pa.org/2017-one-book-every-young-child-program-title-selected/

​The article contains a link to the order form.

​Have a great day!
June

June HoughtalingDistrict Consultant
North Central Library District
19 E Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-326-0536 ext. 196

Mandated reporter training reminder

Good Morning,
Just a brief reminder that the district is offering mandated reporter training on November 16th from 9AM to Noon. The deadline to register is November 2nd. The reason for the early deadline is so that the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance can send training booklets in advance. We need at least 10 people to register in order to provide the training. If you or your staff didn’t get the training back in 2014, consider signing up! Registration form is attached.

Have a great day!
June

June HoughtalingDistrict Consultant
North Central Library District
19 E Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-326-0536 ext. 196

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Mandated Reporter Training

Good Friday afternoon!
We have the opportunity to provide face to face mandated reporter training through the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance. The district hosted this training about 2 years ago. Since then you may have new staff members that could benefit or those who may like a refresher.

The training will be at the James V Brown Library in the Lowery Room on November 16 from 9AM to Noon. There is no registration fee. Parking is on your own (a $2 cost if you park in the municipal lot). We need your registration by November 2 so that PFSA will have enough time to send workshop materials in advance.

Staff and volunteers are welcome. Registration form is attached.

Have a great weekend!
June

June HoughtalingDistrict Consultant
North Central Library District
19 E Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-326-0536 ext. 196

Mandated reporter training.docx

Youth services and STEM kits

Good Morning Everyone,
In an effort to communicate more efficiently and directly, we are including YS personnel in emails that concern youth services. If someone in your library is in charge of youth services programs and collections and is not on this list, please let me know and I will add them.

STEM kits are here! The North Central Library District received funding through a Library Services and Technology Act grant to provide STEM Maker Kits for our member libraries to check out. We have over 50 kits, with some duplicates for larger groups. You can access the list of kits on the ill.

We’re asking you to fill out a brief survey to let us know how you used the kit. A paper survey will come with the kit. Simply fill it out and send it back with the kit. We would like to compile a list of program ideas to share with the libraries in the district.

I personally love the Dash and Dot robots!

Let me know if you have questions. And if you lose this email, all district wide emails are archived on the NCLD web site on the home page under message corner.

Have a great day!
June

June HoughtalingDistrict Consultant
North Central Library District
19 E Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-326-0536 ext. 196