Part 2 - ULC Webinar Series: Using MITM to Support Executive Function Skills: Training Library Staff and Community Partners

June 7th, 2017 | 9 - 10 am PT | 10 - 11 am MT | 11 am -12 pm CT | 12 - 1 pm ET

Marin County Free Library and Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will present their experience, Using MITM to Support Executive Function Skills: Training Library Staff and Community Partners. With support from IMLS, museums and libraries across the country are receiving training that augments and amplifies approaches to early learning programming by understanding what happens in children's brains from 0-5. Based on learnings fromEllen Galinsky's seminal book, Mind in the Making, (MITM) there is now a companion curriculum delivered through the Bezos Family Foundation an approach that informs library staff and community partners about the importance of growing young learners’ executive functions. MCFL will discuss the specifics of the training and how they involved all library staff and LVCCLD will share how a library-led community coalition, Raising Las Vegas, is cross-training on MITM with other local and state agencies and promoting a community development agenda that starts with child development.


Registration Fees

Members: $250 for the webinar package (May 31/June 7) recording included

Non-Members: $400 for the webinar package (May 31/June 7) recording included                 

*A landline (audio) and an internet connection (visual) are both needed for real-time event participation.

Members and non-members may purchase the package recording for $250/$400.

Presenter Bios

Sara Jones

Sara Jones is the Director of County Library Services for the Marin County Free Library system. She joined Marin County in July of 2014.  Her focus has been in making the library a critical resource to improve student achievement in underserved communities in Marin County. Currently she is collaborating on a project to deploy education and immersive learning environments using virtual reality (VR) and Virtual Augmented Reality (VAR) in public libraries, which was featured in the Innovation Pavilion at ALA midwinter in Atlanta. Sara has 25 years’ experience administering libraries, including the Carson City Library where she brought innovation and a focus on education and the library’s role in student achievement. She was Nevada’s State Librarian and Administrator of the Nevada State Library and Archives from 2001-2007, serving on several regional and national committees. Sara was named the Nevada Library Association’s Librarian of the Year in 2012. 

Danielle Patrick Milam

Danielle Patrick Milam is a community developer and organization innovator.  As Director of Development and Planning for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and chief staff liaison to the Library Foundation she is responsible for development, strategic planning and government relations activities.  From 2000 through 2008 she served as Sr. Vice President of Programs and Development at the Urban Libraries Council, and developed conferences, audio conferences, research publications, the ULC Executive Leadership Institute, the Librarians for America’s Neighborhood initiative, and the “ULC Foresight 2020” futures project.   Prior to that, she secured $3.8 million in grants from corporate and foundation donors for the San Antonio Public Library Foundation; raised $2.3 million for a bilingual early childhood development non-profit, AVANCE; led a 30-member coalition to establish the first Texas State Natural Area, Government Canyon; and worked on special projects for the City Manager’s Office in San Antonio, TX.