NKU, READiness Matters launch professional development series for librarians

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University and the READiness Matters Taskforce, a school readiness initiative of Kentucky public librarians, have launched a new professional development series for early childhood programming.  The workshop series is part of the Steely Library’s continuing education program for librarians and library staff. 

The online workshops are accessible 24/7 from any location and conveniently bring the expertise of library science faculty and experienced practitioners to any local library.  The School Readiness series allows library staff to earn CEU credits as well as one, two, or three specialized credential certificates in this field. 

In the core certificate, participants will learn key child development principles, the developmental domains of school readiness, and early literacy teaching techniques.  A second certificate in early literacy will guide enrollees in the examination of successful library programs, as well as the identification of many resources supporting enriched learning activities for young children.  The third certificate explores issues of program administration, such as the development of increased funding and outreach to expand the library’s service to new groups of children and families.

For more information on the READiness Matters credential certificates and additional continuing education offerings, please visit libraryeducation.nku.edu.