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Friday, October 12 • 9:15am - 10:05am
Library Cards for Every Student: Customizing a Program for Your Community

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More and more public libraries are working with school and local government officials to get public library cards into the hands of every K-12 student. Because each school, library, and community is different, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work as well as one built around an understanding of local conditions. This session will focus on key components of successful programs including building constructive relationships among public libraries, schools, and local government officials; developing appropriate data sharing practices and agreements; determining which resources students can get with their cards; working out critical technical details; and rolling out the program. Learn best practices from people who have implemented successful programs throughout the state. Participants will leave the presentation ready to ask good questions and find answers that work best for their communities.

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Amy Boese

Teen Services Coordinator, Ramsey County Library

Emily Kissane

Library Development Specialist, State Library Services – Minnesota Department of Education
Emily Kissane is Library Development Specialist with MDE. She works with state aid programs, the Library Construction Grant, digital literacy initiatives, and partnerships with state agencies and organizations.

Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am CDT