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Spring Fling 2013: ECRR2
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Every Child Reading to Read 2 in Action

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Noon-1:30pm PDT
Presenters: Cen Campbell, Children's Librarian, Santa Clara County Library District; Elaine Meyers, Consultant; Eva Mitnick, Coordinator of Children's Services, Los Angeles Public Library.

This workshop provides participants with an introduction to the Every Child Ready to Read 2 (ECRR2) initiative and a guide to implementing it successfully in your library. Presenters focus on staff training, community outreach, incorporating digital media in ECRR2, creating literacy spaces, and making the best use of ECRR2 materials. The webinar is presented by CLA's Youth Services Interest Group.

Registration Fees (webinar recording)


  • $35 non-members
  • $25 CLA members
  • $15 student members

Register for this event

Program registrations for the Every Child Ready to Read 2 in Action webinar are funded in part by the Women's National Book Association Eastman Grant.

Webinar attendees said:

  • "This is an excellent webinar that showcases not only the inspiring new approach to Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) but also an approach to serving young children and their families in general that is much more developmentally appropriate, kid friendly, and parent engaging than previous models. Any library that serves young children should watch this webinar."
  • "It was very enjoyable. The presenters were enthusiastic and knowledgeable."
  • "Today's program was very interesting. It made me think about how I can implement ECRR2 at my library."

About the presenters

Cen Campbell is a children’s librarian at the Santa Clara County Library District and the Mountain View Public Library, and a children’s digital services consultant at She has driven a bookmobile, managed branch libraries, developed innovative programs for babies, young children and teens, and now helps other libraries incorporate digital media into their early literacy programming. She attended the California State Library’s Eureka Leadership Institute in 2008 and now serves on the ALSC Children & Technology committee.

Elaine Meyers worked for over thirty years in public library administration and program coordination. Her primary responsibilities included youth services, programming, community partnerships, evaluation, staff development and training. Elaine is currently consulting with national organizations, state libraries, and a variety of public libraries and non-profits. She is a member of the Aurora Free Library Library Board and volunteer grant writer for the Aurora Free Library and Hazard Library in Cayuga County NY.

Eva Mitnick is Coordinator of Children's Services at the Los Angeles Public Library, where she has worked since 1987. She has served on several CLA and ALA committees and is also an adjunct professor at UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, teaching courses on library services to children. During 2011 and 2012, the Los Angeles Public Library conducted the first formal review of the implementation of ECRR2 in a project spearheaded by Mitnick.

Questions? Please email Anna Hartman or Edwin Rodarte, Program Coordinators, CLA Youth Services Interest Group.

Terms and Conditions for the Live Event

  • Registration closes Thursday, April 18, at 5:00pm PDT. Registration payments must be received at the CLA office by Thursday, April 18, at 5:00pm PDT for your registration to be processed and the webinar password and information to be sent to you.
  • Refunds cannot be issued within three weeks of an event taking place.
  • All refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee.
  • Events costing $25 and under are not eligible for refunds.
  • Group rates: one person must register for the entire group and the login information will be sent to that person. If the person registering the group is a CLA member the group is entitled to the member rate. Group rates are intended for four or more individuals viewing the webinar together. The login information you use may only be used on one machine.
  • The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be made available to all registrants at a later date.
  • Your registration for a Spring Fling program constitutes permission to utilize photos taken of you at the event for news, promotion, and similar purposes.
  • Please contact the CLA Executive Director if you have questions.


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