University of Wisconsin–Madison

Storytime: An Opportunity for Social Justice

This class will focus on making your storytimes more welcoming, inclusive, equitable, and grounded in social justice. With fellow students, you will have honest discussions and learn creative ways to approach storytime spaces (in-person or virtual). This class challenges the idea that libraries are neutral spaces, and stands with vulnerable populations. You will focus on inspiring and assisting other students to provide the best possible storytimes to families.

This class provides the opportunity to celebrate successes and make mistakes to pave the way for assessment and growth.

At a glance

When:  Mar 28 – May 8, 2022

Where: Online

Cost: $250 (10% discount if you register 2 weeks before the class starts!)

CE Credit: 2.0 CEUs/20 LEUs

Program: #307122

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer

Register online

Due to the continuation of remote work, please use the online registration option. If you need alternate arrangements, email Anna Palmer, or Meredith Lowe, Alternate registration options may result in delays.

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This class is for library professionals who are experienced in storytime programming, and those just beginning. A basic understanding of best practices is helpful.

Instructor: Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez is a Youth Services Librarian in Washington County, Minnesota. Prior to working in public libraries she was a school librarian in southern Minnesota. She is an active member of ALSC and focuses her work within social justice, equity, and inclusion.