We are thrilled to share our IMLS-funded project, Libraries Count.
Our work will support library staff in their work with families and children around early math.
What are We Doing?
Co-Creating an online professional learning program for library staff focused on math learning for children ages 3-5 and their families.
Building the capacity of library staff to include more math in library programming while integrating the needs, expectations, and realities of diverse families and their children.
Advocating for a strengths-based lens in our work with children, families, library staff, and communities.
Presenting the major domains in early math, including equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible ways of knowing and doing math with young children, concrete ways of building math into library programming, and strategies for engaging families in this work.
Evaluating the Libraries Count project throughout (Years 1-3), using mixed methods approaches.
Our Leadership Team (LT)
The team works to coordinate the project, lead research, incorporate the input, and share opportunities!
Dr. Alissa Lange
Dr. Bharat Mehra
Dr. Carol Trivette
Dr. Kwangma Ko
Project Coordinator Project Assistants
Helen Orimaye Amie Perry Nicolas Arias
Get to know our Development Group!
With representatives from all the 10 participating states and funding from IMLS, Our Development Group are currently collaborating to co-develop and evaluate the modules to roll out a FREE professional learning program through Webjunction soon!
The program is focused on math programming for young children and their families across diverse contexts.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services RE-252310-OLS-22.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. IMLS envisions a nation where individuals and communities have access to museums and libraries to learn from and be inspired by the trusted information, ideas, and stories they contain about our diverse natural and cultural heritage. To learn more, visitwww.imls.govand follow us onFacebookandTwitter.
Click here to learn more and get free activity plans for the Math and Science Story Time, MASST, program.