PCI Webinar with Kathy Barco
All I Really Need to Know I Learned from ABC Books
Competency: Children’s Services
Sub-Category: Programming for Children
Alphabet books are a treasure trove that can be used with almost any age. They’re fun to look at, can be found on a wide variety of topics, and inspire questions and conversations, thereby enhancing talking skills. Older youngsters and adults who have struggled with reading might be offended by “baby or kiddie” alphabet books. But they would love spending time with some of the specialized ABC books that seemingly involve the alphabet almost incidentally.
This webinar is designed to appeal to librarians looking for literacy activities that can be shared with parents or caregivers who are interested in ways to enhance their own child’s exposure to books. It will also be valuable for storytimes and other programming in a library setting. Kathy will share some of her favorites, along with enrichment activities and tips on how specific books can cater to a reader’s personal interests.
Kathy Barco- Biography
A former children’s librarian, Kathy recently retired from the position of Literacy Coordinator at ABC (Albuquerque/Bernalillo County) Library. Previously, Kathy was Youth Services Coordinator at the New Mexico State Library from 2001-2006.
Kathy’s accomplishments include:
• Graduate of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS
• Recipient of the 2006 Leadership Award from the New Mexico Library Association
• Author of READiscover New Mexico – A Tri-Lingual Adventure in Literacy – Sunstone Press, Santa Fe
• Co-author (with Valerie Nye) of True Stories of Censorship Battles in America’s Libraries – ALA Editions; Breakfast New Mexico Style and Breakfast Santa Fe Style – Sunstone Press, Santa Fe