Free Webinar – Public Libraries and the Common Core

Date: Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Online at
Presenters: Kathleen O’Dean
Cost: Free

One of the exciting aspects of the new Common Core standards is their emphasis on nonfiction, which is better than ever for young people. This gives public libraries a great opportunity to highlight their nonfiction holdings and integrate them into programming, booklists, and more. Public libraries can also be instrumental in guiding students and their parents through the maze of information about the standards and what they mean.

During this webinar, participants will learn ways to improve and promote their nonfiction collections, especially in the areas of science and history. The program will review Common Core text complexity guidelines and introduce resources related to the standards.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Be able to identify ways to strengthen nonfiction collections for Common Core
  • Be familiar with Common Core text complexity concepts
  • Be able to articulate four ways to help parents and their children with the Common Core

This webinar will be of interest to public library staff working with children and Young Adults, literacy staff and volunteers, school librarians, directors, principals, library assistants, library school students, teachers, and reading teachers.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Join Webinar button now or go directly to the webinar by clicking on Join Webinar within 30 of the start of the event. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event. If you did not preregister and you can register in the 30 minutes prior to the event and directly enter. All webinars are archived for later viewing at

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