NJSL Selected to Support Supercharged Storytimes Train the Trainer Program

WebJunction announced its new training partners for Supercharged Storytimes for All and the New Jersey State Library was selected to join the Alaska State Library, the Utah State Library, and the Tennessee State Library and Archives to join the New York State Library, the Southeast Florida Library Information Network, and Minnesota’s State Library Services to form the Train the Trainer partner team. Each partner will choose a small group of trainers to participate in the live, online Train the Trainer course that will take place May through June 2018. These trainers will in turn deliver online or blended trainings throughout their state or region. This format will expand the reach of the successful Supercharged Storytimes pilot project.

Supercharged Storytimes offers an evidence-based curriculum to teach library staff to deliver storytimes that focus on improving early literacy skills. It was inspired by the IMLS-supported Project VIEWS2, which demonstrated that storytimes were measurably more effective when practitioners focused on foundational early literacy components: alphabetic knowledge, phonological awareness, communication, comprehension, language use, print concepts, vocabulary and writing concepts.

Supercharged Storytimes for All is a free and openly accessible training program made possible by the financial support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and OCLC, and the expertise of project partners, Saroj Ghoting, The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and PLA’s Project Outcome.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

About Tiffany McClary

Tiffany McClary is the Director of Communications, Marketing & Outreach for the New Jersey State Library. She coordinates marketing and public relations initiatives in order to enhance the reputation of the State Library, and promote the value of NJ libraries and the services and programs that they provide to residents.