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
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.