Carterette Series Webinars

Upcoming Session

Sustainable Connected Learning for Youth

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)

Description: Connected Learning is an innovative approach to youth learning that is based on the principle that learning happens best when it is interest-driven, peer supported, and academically oriented. Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library system has spent several years developing rich, outcomes-based programs, and creating a sustainable pool of volunteers with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) backgrounds. Learn how the connected learning model has been implemented at Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 27 branches and how you can implement similar programming in your library.

About the Presenters:
Megan Barrett is the Information & Technology Literacy Specialist for the Cuyahoga County Public Library where she works with staff to create impactful technology programs for customers of all ages. Equal parts strategic thinker, facilitator, and coach, Megan reframes staff thinking around technology to focus on the learning experience instead of the equipment. A former teen librarian, Megan is a youth advocate committed to creating opportunities to engage and empower teens. Megan has a Masters in Library and Information Science.

Rebecca Ranallo is the Information & Technology Literacy Manager for the Cuyahoga County Public Library where she oversees innovation, implementation and training. Technology in libraries is a constantly changing environment and Rebecca works to help staff embrace the challenges and recognize the value of integrating technology to our community. Rebecca has a Masters in Library and Information Science and a background in adult technology instruction. Before joining the Cuyahoga County Public Library, Rebecca worked for Cuyahoga Community College where she managed their Technology & Information Literacy learning program and designed, evaluated, and implemented distance learning instruction.

About the Carterette Series Webinars

The Carterette Series Webinars was named to honor one of our founding members, Pat Carterette.

In June of 2010, members of the Georgia Library Association and the Georgia Public Library Service launched this educational webinar series. The series highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations. Topics are chosen to be of interest to students and employees from all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia continuing education (CE) contact hour.

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Webinar Archives

With the permission of the presenters, Carterette Series Webinars are recorded and posted in our archives within two weeks of the live presentations. Continuing education (CE) credit is not provided for viewing the recording of a webinar.

Please visit our archived sessions page to find recordings of previous Carterette Series Webinars.

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Carterette Series Webinars Planning Team:

  • Kimberly Boyd
  • Ashley Dupuy
  • Ariel Turner