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A librarian's guide to engaging families in learning

Lopez, M. Elena, (editor.). Mehra, Bharat, (editor.). Caspe, Margaret, (editor.).


"Public libraries can increase their impact on knowledge development, innovation, and social change by promoting parent and family engagement in children's learning"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781440875847
  • ISBN: 1440875847
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 221 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. Perspectives on Libraries, Families, and Communities -- Know, Partner, Lead: Family Engagement in Public Libraries / M. Elena Lopez and Margaret Caspe -- Research Paradigms for Engaging Families in Public Libraries / Bharat Mehra and Scott Sikes -- Part II. Knowing Families and Communities -- Case Studies -- 'The Library Has to be More Than Books': 'Voices' of Latinx Mothers / M. Elena Lopez and Margaret Caspe -- The Partnership for Family-Library Engagement: A Unique Library-University Partnership / Michelle Taylor, Megan E. Pratt, and Mariko Whelan -- Finding Home: One Book, One Community / Kaurri C. Williams-Cockfield -- Reflections -- Who Do We Need to Serve? / Carine Risley -- Closing the Distance: Reaching Incarcerated Loved Ones / Nick Higgins -- Reading is Grand! A Family Literacy Program of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association / Karen Lemmons and Tamela Chambers -- Part III. Building Partnerships -- Case Studies -- Designing Learning Experiences with and for Families / Mega Subramaniam and Tamara Lynette Clegg -- Engaging Families in Computational Learning Opportunities / Ricarose Roque and Sari A. Widman -- Age is But a Number: How to Create Multigenerational Family Programs in Your Public Library / Jessica Hilburn and Becky Stahl -- Reflections -- We're Happy You're Here: Honoring Family Strengths to Build Relationships and Enhance Programming at the Denver Public Library / Sarah McNeil -- Media Mentors Start by Listening to Parents / Lisa Guernsey -- Lending an Umbrella to the Community / Felton Thomas Jr. and Laura Walter -- Part IV. Leading for Impact -- Case Studies -- 'Un-level' the Playing Field to Give Every Child a Chance / Donna C. Celano and Susan B. Neuman -- Homelessness as a Barrier to Family Engagement in Learning / Olivia Forehand -- Family Place Libraries: A Place for Families to Learn and Grow / Kristen Todd-Wurm -- Removing Barriers for Youth and Families through Fine Elimination / Misty Jones -- Reflections -- Talking, Thinking, Making: How IMLS Grants Help Libraries Facilitate Family Literacy and Learning / Sandra Toro -- Information Needs of Rural Families: A Social Justice Imperative / Bharat Mehra and Scott Sikes -- Six Ways to Build a State Library Platform for Family Engagement / Mark Smith -- Public Libraries Adapt to Connect with Families in Times of Crisis / Ashley J. Brown.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 30, 2021).
Subject: Libraries and families > United States.
Libraries and community > United States.
Education > Parent participation > United States.
Public libraries > United States > Case studies.
Education > Parent participation.
Libraries and community.
Libraries and families.
Public libraries.
United States.
Genre: Case studies.
Electronic books.

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