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RE-95-17-0085-17

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$249,969.00
City: 
Dublin
State: 
OH
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Program Categories: 
L21-Community Anchors Project

OCLC will partner with state and regional library systems, including New York State Library, Minnesota State Division of Library Services, and Southeast Florida Library Information Network, to expand the Supercharged Storytimes early literacy curriculum, and then deploy it nationally by offering a free self-paced online course for all library practitioners to access; training 100 facilitators to lead learning cohorts in their libraries using the online course; and training up to 20 expert online trainers to deliver the curriculum across each state and regional systems. The project will result in as many as 1,600 children's librarians nationwide better equipped to intentionally incorporate research-based concepts that promote literacy outcomes in young children during storytime programming. Collaborators on the project include the Public Library Association and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.