PCI Webinar with Jill Burket Ragase and Amy Schardein
Best Children’s Books of 2017 (2 Hour Special!)
Competency: Children’s Services
Sub-Category: Builds a collection designed to meet the needs and interests of children: Evaluates and selects materials and resources in various formats for children
With over 30,000 titles published for children in 2017, it can be challenging to see the forest through the trees. Identifying new titles for use in programs, displays, teacher collections, and class visits can be challenging and time consuming.
In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase and Amy Schardein will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:
• Be up to date on recently released board books, picture books, chapter books, and nonfiction books for children
• Pair new items to create storytimes and other programs
This overview of must-have board, picture, and nonfiction books covers under the radar choices for programs and class visits, coverage of un-reviewed items, and suggestions for almost every facet of your collection. Program ideas and pairings and an extensive bibliography are also included.
Jill Burket Ragase ~ Biography
Jill Burket Ragase has enthusiastically shared her passion for Youth Services as an Independent Library Consultant for four years. She earned her MLS from the University of Kentucky and is the former Children’s Librarian and Juvenile Collection Development Librarian for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, an SLJ 5 star library and winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Services. She is also the proud parent of two, yes two sets of boy/girl twins with her husband Mark in Cincinnati, OH.
Amy Schardein ~ Biography
Amy Schardein, MLS, is a Children’s Librarian in Covington, KY for the Kenton County Public Library where she has specialized in early childhood work for over ten years. She plans and presents programs, manages book collections, writes and manages grants and presents on a variety of library topics related to Children’s Services. She was the 2011 SWON Librarian of the year and is listed in both the 2013 and 2015 Covington Index of Awesome.