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It’s All About the Kids!!! Frisco ISD and Frisco Public Library. Texas Library Association Strategic Initiatives CE Series March 1, 2010. Dr. Leigh Ann Jones and Mayra Diaz. Texas Library Association Strategic Initiatives CE Series.

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it s all about the kids frisco isd and frisco public library

It’s All About the Kids!!!Frisco ISD and Frisco Public Library

Texas Library AssociationStrategic Initiatives CE Series

March 1, 2010

Dr. Leigh Ann Jones and Mayra Diaz

texas library association strategic initiatives ce series
Texas Library AssociationStrategic Initiatives CE Series

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info for later
Info for Later

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It’s All About the Kids!!!Frisco ISD and Frisco Public Library

Collaborating to Create a Community of

Readers and Learners!!!

leigh ann jones mls ph d coordinator for library services at frisco isd
Leigh Ann Jones

MLS, Ph.D.

Coordinator for Library Services at Frisco ISD

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Mayra Diaz, MLS

Youth Services Manager

it s all about the kids public and school libraries collaborate for kids
It’s all about the Kids: Public and School Libraries Collaborate for Kids
  • http://www.txla.org/pubs/tlj85/TLJ85_4.pdf
  • A Growing Partnership
  • The Festival – Year One
  • Expanding a Good Thing
  • An Ongoing Relationship
  • Special Programs and Services
  • Support of Local and State Reading Lists
  • Filling the Gap
no attitude
NO Attitude!
  • No time
  • No staff
  • No money
  • No relationship
yes attitude
YES Attitude!
  • It is not about what you can’t do!
  • It is about what you can do!
demystify the collaboration
Demystify the Collaboration

Things you don’t need:

Things you need:

  • Agendas
  • Formal meetings
  • Proposals
  • Long structured meetings
  • Phone call
  • Email
  • Text
  • Working lunch
  • Frequent & informal conversations
establishing the trust in the beginning of the relationship
Establishing the Trust in the Beginning of the relationship
  • Frequent and short conversations
  • Be persistent
  • Take the initiative
  • Be willing to hear “no”.
  • Ask “what do you need from me?”
  • Get face to face time
  • Go to lunch
things we need
Things we need
  • Simple
  • Bullets
  • One page documents
  • Accurate communication
  • Send communication to those that need to know
  • Attend each other’s meetings – staff meetings, in-services, training
no staff
No Staff
  • One designated representative from each organization
  • Passionate individual
  • Doesn’t have to be the boss
  • Identify the organizational structure
  • Consider a liaison
  • Identify the level of authority for decision making
no money
No Money
  • Books for Babies – Special Program
    • Outside funding
      • Awards & Grants - Highsmith Award, $2000.00
      • Local funding – Frisco Rotary Club
      • Corporate funding – Centennial Hospital
no money1
No Money
  • Programming
    • Free
    • Requires an idea
    • Willingness to shift your workflow
    • Use volunteers
    • Allow your creative juices to flow
    • Plan ahead - build a line item in your budget, even with a decreased budget
questions
Questions?

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stakeholders appreciate collaboration
Stakeholders Appreciate Collaboration
  • City Manager
  • Assistant City Manager
  • Mayor and Council
  • Director
  • Library Staff
  • School Board
  • Superintendent
  • Asst. Superintendent
  • Curriculum Director
  • Subject Area Coordinators
  • Librarians
relationship
Relationship
  • School librarian is the campus advocate for the public librarian.
  • The public librarian is the advocate for the school librarian.
  • It’s amazing how much you can get done, if we don’t care who gets the credit.
it really is all about the kids
It really is all about the kids!

We want to raise readers and leaders in our community!

future collaboration
Future Collaboration
  • One Town – One Book
  • Author Visit
  • Monthly Book Chat
  • Reciprocal invitations to librarians’ staff development
all collaboration is built on something great
All Collaboration is built on something great!
  • Write down what you are already doing.
  • Use this list to build on.
  • Commit yourself to doing more.
  • Find a buddy in the other organization.
martin luther king jr public library exhibit
Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library Exhibit

The kids get out of school and they head to the public library!

working hard on a school assignment
Working hard on a school assignment!

Learning is done as a community in Frisco.

questions1
Questions?

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catch us at tla conference
Catch us at TLA Conference!

“Texas Two Step: Collaboration Between Public Libraries and School Districts”

Friday, April 16, 2:00 to 3:50pm

This program will expand on the points in this webinar and also in the original article in Texas Library Journal.

keep in touch
Keep in Touch

Leigh Ann Jones

jonesl@friscoisd.org

469-633-6843

Acker Special Programs Center

7159 Hickory

Frisco, TX 75034

Mayra Diaz

mdiaz@friscotexas.gov

972-292-5614

Frisco Public Library

6101 Frisco Square Blvd

Frisco, TX 75034

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It’s All About the Kids!!!Frisco ISD and Frisco Public Library

Texas Library AssociationStrategic Initiatives CE Series

March 1, 2010

Dr. Leigh Ann Jones and Mayra Diaz

starring
Starring
  • Presenters: Mayra Diaz and Leigh Ann Jones
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  • Special thanks to ReadyTalk.com
please remember
Please remember

CE Certificates and recordings of this webinar will be available next Monday at www.txla.org/ce

Please complete the evaluation form following the webinar.

for more information
For more information

Ted Wanner

Continuing Education Specialist

Texas Library Association

tedw@txla.org

512-328-1518 or 800-580-2852

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