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How To Connect

The ELF initiative offers library staff a variety of opportunities for professional development, partnership building, networking, and idea sharing. All library staff are welcome to get involved by participating in any of the following:

  • Like and follow us on Facebook to stay abreast of upcoming events and opportunities...it's that easy to get connected!
  • Attend an annual professional development conference and/or take advantage of an array of webinars that highlight the latest studies and innovative ideas from researchers and specialists in the fields of child development and early learning.
  • Share your expertise and ideas with other library colleagues at regional networking meetings and through our social media sites.
  • Access a variety of resource tools and templates (such as story time kits and instructional video-shorts), especially designed to facilitate inter-library idea sharing and collaboration. These tools have been developed specifically for ELF and are available for free on this website and our Pinterest and YouTube channels.
  • Apply for unique funding opportunities, periodically offered through the ELF initiative, to help address your library‚Äôs early learning needs.

In addition, a training curriculum is being designed in collaboration with the Brazelton Touchpoints Center specifically for library staff. The curriculum will address both the foundations of early child development and approaches to parent engagement. We hope to launch the first trainings based on this curriculum in Fall 2015 – making it an ongoing, affordable option to help support staff skills and expertise in working with young children.