The project grant will run from October 1, 2015 to September 31, 2018. Year one, 2015-‐2016, will involve regular discussion with the core partners and grant personnel to result in curricula implemented at Champaign School District in spring of 2016 and Douglass Branch Library in summer of 2016.
Year two, 2016-‐2017, will involve refinement of those curricula and their repetition, with the addition of implementation at the Frederick County Public Libraries and the Springfield Public Library in summer of 2017. Additionally, year two will involve the identification of two to five additional sites for participation in year three.
Year three will expand the curriculum implementation to those new sites as well as the prior four sites, at school libraries in spring 2018 and at public libraries in summer 2018. Year three will also involve the communication of our work at conferences and in journals as well as the broader online dissemination of the curriculum to interested librarians.
If you are interested in partnering with us in the second and third phases, please contact Deborah Stevenson.