Expanding Access to Opportunity: Library-School-Community Partnerships for Summer Learning
This fall, ULC's Director of Education and Learning Initiatives, Emily Samose, will co-host a pre-conference session with our close partner the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) at their annual National Conference on Afterschool and Summer Learning, October 24-26 in Seattle, WA.
On Monday, October 24, join Emily along with NSLA's Director of Community System Building, Leslie Gabay-Swanston, and ULC library leaders from Denver Public Library, Edmonton Public Library, and King County Library System for "Expanding Access to Opportunity: Library-School-Community Partnerships for Summer Learning." As trusted community anchors, public libraries are building powerful partnerships with schools, local governments, museums and other organizations to significantly increase the scale of children benefiting from summer learning. Library panelists will describe their summer learning partnerships and how they collaborated to intentionally reach more kids in more ways and in more places. Session participants will have the opportunity to consider how they can use shared tools and resources designed to build or strengthen local partnerships that maximize summer opportunities. This interactive session builds on ideas shared in the recently released Leadership Brief: Libraries Expanding Summer Opportunities, which is based on research conducted by ULC in partnership with the NSLA with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
ULC Library Panelists include:
- Ann Schwab, Senior Librarian, Denver Public Library
- Tamara Van Biert, Manager, Castle Downs Branch, Edmonton Public Library
- Larence Wawro, Children’s Librarian, King County Library System