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Luz's Digital Advocacy Story: 1, 2, 3: Leap into Literacy@Your Library®



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1, 2, 3: Leap into Literacy @ Your Library®



Digital Advocacy Story Reflection 


Digital Advocacy Story Reflection Script



Meme: 1, 2, 3: Leap into Literacy @ Your Library®

Target Audience(s): Parents of children aged birth to three

One-sentence Theme: Discover the benefits of library programs designed for parents and their children aged birth to three years.

Competencies: Based on ALSC Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries

I. Knowledge of Client Group
6. Understands and responds to the needs of parents, caregivers, and other adults who use the resources of the children's department.

III. Communication Skills
2. Listens and interacts actively when speaking individually with children, families, other patrons, and staff, paying genuine attention to what is being communicated, and confirming understanding. 

a. Who is your target audience? Why is this group your target audience?   Parents and caregivers of children aged birth to three are the target audience. These adults have the opportunity to expose young children to early literacy skill development prior to ever entering the formal school environment.
b. How does your advocacy story relate to the concept of social justice?   All children deserve access to material which will increase their success in kindergarten and beyond. By providing tools to adults whose children are at this developmental stage, we create an environment of support and become a valuable information resource.


American Library Association (ALA) and Association for Library Service to Children Education Committee (ALSC). Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries.American Library Associationhttp://www.ala.org/alsc/edcareeers/alsccorecomps (accessed  February 12, 2014).

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