Your home for all things related to the committee that is guiding naming and branding of the Early Learning Public Library Partnership.
|Meetings and Notes||Running List of Name Ideas
Early Learning Public Library Partnership (ELPLP)
Library and Early Learning Initiative (LELI)
Early Learning and Library Initiative (ELLI)
Washington Early Learning and Libraries (WELL)
Early Learning Library Alliance (ELLA)
Washington Alliance for Libraries and Early Education (WALEE)
Washington Libraries for Early Education (WaLEE)
|ELPLP 2007 goals||ELPLP goals, up to 2015||ELPLP 2016 goals|
|1. Have public libraries recognized by early learning professionals, decision makers and the public for their work in early learning.
2. Public libraries become members of local and statewide early learning coalitions.
3. Public libraries will continue to grow in their services and influence in their early learning community.
|1. Public Libraries influence early learning policy.
2. Strengthen the Early Learning Public Library Partnership
3. Establish the Public Library as the go-to place for literacy resources and family and community engagement early learning supports.
|1. Librarians are recognized for as a key partner in closing the opportunity gap and increasing school readiness
2. Public libraries are each community’s go-to place for high-quality literacy interactions and family engagement
3. The Early Learning Public Library Partnership is strengthened
Surveys and Interviews
We are pursuing two stakeholder input processes simultaneously: a survey of ELPLP members and an interview with key state stakeholders. So far, this is what we’re learning from both groups.
- Survey link for ELPLP member feedback
- Protocol for state stakeholder interviews
- Greg Williamson, Department of Early Learning Interview complete
- Evette Jasper, Department of Early Learning Interview complete
- Aira Jackson, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Gretchen Stahr Bruenig, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Interview complete
- Nancee Alvord, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Karma Hugo, Northwest Educational Service District 189 Interview complete
- Jodi Wall, Educational Service District 112 Interview scheduled
- Sandra Szambelan, Educational Service District 101
- Deeann Puffert, Child Care Resources Interview complete
- Lisa Conley, Child Care Resources Interview complete
- Sam Whiting, formerly of Thrive Washington and now of Boeing Interview complete
- Chris Rosenquist, Child Care Resources Interview complete
- Alan Walker, United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties Interview complete
Other States’ Library and Early Learning Efforts
- California: Early Learning with Families (ELF)
- Arizona: Read on Arizona
- New York: Ready to Read at New York Libraries
- Colorado: Supporting Parents in Early Literacy through Libraries (SPELL) and Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy
- Idaho: Read to Me
- Vermont: Vermont Early Literacy Initiative
Growing Young Minds
This report from IMLS says libraries and museums are community anchors, connectors, innovating learning specialists, stewards and digital hubs.
10 Ways Libraries and Museums Support Community Efforts
1. Increasing high-quality early learning experiences
2. Engaging and supporting families as their child’s first teachers
3. Supporting development of executive function and “deeper learning” skills through literacy and STEM-based experiences
4. Creating seamless links across early learning and the early grades
5. Positioning children for meeting expectations of the Common Core State Standards
6. Addressing the summer slide
7. Linking new digital technologies to learning
8. Improving family health and nutrition
9. Leveraging Community Partnerships
10. Adding capacity to early learning networks
- Choosing a Nonprofit Name – 4 Key Areas to Consider
- One Nonprofit’s Experience in Renaming Itself
- If the Name Gets in the Way, Change It
- The Seattle Public Library Rebrand: What went wrong? And what can we learn?
- Brand Statement Re-Do: Alternatives for the Seattle Public Library
- Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action (video)
- Discussion with author Sherman Alexie: “Books are Sacred”