Culturally responsive teaching is an essential foundation for successful school library programs. Diverse library collections are a cornerstone for this methodology, and much effort has been put into intentionally curating inclusive collections.  The question remains how to best encourage students to enjoy the resources that teacher librarians have worked so hard to build.  This session will focus on strategies to encourage student engagement with library materials.  Please join us to discuss facilitating inclusion and diversity through reading incentive programs, events, such as author visits, and partnerships with your local public library.

When: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 4 to 5 pm MT
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Shoshannah Turgel

Shoshannah Turgel is the Teacher Librarian at Centaurus High School in Boulder Valley School District. Previously, she held similar roles in Cherry Creek School District. She loves collaborating and co-teaching with teachers to support reading advisory and research skills. She takes pride in maintaining an equitable and diverse library collection, enjoys connecting students with YA literature, and believes that books and a love for reading them can be used to help develop deep, meaningful relationships with students. Prior to working in high schools, Shoshannah was an Access Services Librarian at NYU. She holds a BA in history and religious studies from CU Boulder, an MA in History for NYU, and an MLS from Long Island University.

Offered in part thanks to an IMLS grant in partnership with the Colorado State Library