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Closing the Word Gap: How a Museum/Library/Research Partnership Created Community Impact through Parent Education (ALSC webcast archive)—GROUP RATE
Natalie Bortoli, Jennifer Farrington, Liz McChesney, and Beth Suskind for ALSC
Item Number: 22172
Publisher: ALSC
Price: $195.00
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How can collaborations between researchers, museums, and libraries create impact in the community? How can libraries serve as effective sites for parent education? Staff from Chicago Children's Museum and the Thirty Million Words Initiative will illustrate how they partnered with the Chicago Public Library to translate research-based messaging into a public exhibit (The 3T's: Tune In, Talk More, Take Turns) aimed at empowering parents and closing the word gap. Participants will gather insights on how to build effective partnerships, how to effectively reach parents, and how to strike a balance between providing information and hands-on interaction.
Learning Outcomes

By attending this webinar:
  • Attendees will be able to identify tactics for building successful partnerships with researchers and museums.
  • Attendees will be able to identify the qualities of effective research-based messaging for exhibits in libraries (such as tone, quantity, scope).
  • Attendees will recognize how to develop meaningful audience outcomes.

About the Instructors

Natalie Bortoli is the V.P. of Programming and Experience Development at Chicago Children's Museum.

Elizabeth Hanson-McChesney is the Director of System Wide Children and Family Services for Chicago Public Library.

Jennifer Farrington is the President and CEO of Chicago Children's Museum.

Beth Suskind is the Co-Director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative at The University of Chicago Medicine.

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