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5.4.3: Learn More from Online Sources
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- Ideabook: Libraries for Families - https://www.packard.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IdeaBook.pdf - The Public Library Association and the Harvard Family Research Project put together a guide of research-based practices that is easy to search and skim for practical, effective strategies for improving existing programs or building new ones, based on principles of family engagement.
- Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit - https://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/resources/educator-resources/library-toolkit - This toolkit provides a varied set of resources for program improvement strategies connected to findings from a review of research in cognitive and developmental psychology, developed specifically for library staff by the Bay Area Discovery Museum and California State Library's Early Learning with Families initiative.
- Working with Teen Parents at Your Library: Where to Begin - https://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2018/08/working-with-teen-parents-at-your-library-where-to-begin/ - Kathryn Woody, a member of the ALSC Library Service to Underserved Children and Their Caregivers committee, provides general strategies as well as descriptions and links to more in-depth resources and examples of successful programs.
- ¡Colorín Colorado! Parent Guide: The Resources at Your Library - http://www.colorincolorado.org/guide/parent-guide-resources-your-library - Colin Colorado is a bilingual education site with many research-based professional development resources including a ready-made handout to introduce families to library services and a video with family outreach advice from author and literacy advocate Pat Mora.