Public Libraries in Summer: A Great Place to Build Success Skills

Librarianship | Mary Harrington | June 12, 2017

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The start of summer also kicks off the annual challenge of keeping learning afloat and avoiding summer learning loss. Here’s how public libraries can help.

Now that school is out, the annual challenge to keep learning afloat and avoiding summer learning loss begins. Public libraries can have a meaningful impact helping students maintain their current academic skills, acquire new skills and get ready in advance for a strong upcoming academic year.

One of the best ways to do this is to build the foundational skills that help anyone sail more smoothly through life and its daily challenges. Soft-skills such as time management, study skills, information literacy, and basic money management help students succeed in school and beyond. Summer is a great time to focus on these skills, without the stress of coursework and extracurricular activities.

Not only does summer kick off soon, but so does the ALA Annual Conference. Please stop by LearningExpress in the EBSCO Booth (#4411) to learn about our soft-skills resources for academic and workplace success and talk to our product specialists about the exciting, new “Student Success Skills” resources now available for LearningExpress Library™ and PrepSTEP™. See how these tools help students build the foundational soft-skills that employers are looking for —the building blocks for success in the classroom and in life.

We look forward to seeing you at the booth and don’t forget to enter to win an iPad Mini.

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