Librarian II Chesapeake Public Library System Chesapeake, Virginia
Chesapeake Public Library in Chesapeake, VA used the challenges of COVID and virtual learning as an opportunity to partner with their local schools to develop an entirely new model of library/school partnership. Learn how they transitioned a traditional branch into a learning and outreach center, partnered with the local University's schools of Education and Library Science to provide internships and practicum experience to their graduate students, created virtual classes, and met the needs of Chesapeake's 40,000 students.
Upon completion, participants will have concrete ideas to develop more meaningful library/school partnerships.
Upon completion, participants will be able to expand library services to underserved communities using outreach services, including partnerships, technology and data driven decision making.
Upon completion, participants will be able to connect with community organizations, civic leagues and city departments to better engage students and caregivers in nontraditional learning settings.