Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information
Homework Help Centers
Customer Service and Patron Awareness
The author of the new book, Creating & Managing the Full-Service Homework Center (ALA, 2018), will share what you need to know about starting and running an after-school homework program in your library: everything from staffing to where to offer homework help, from hours, supplies and equipment to funding sources and evaluation. She’ll also point you to some of the best homework programs in the country. Questions are welcome!
Cindy Mediavilla has been studying homework programs since she ran an after-school homework center for the Orange (CA) Public Library in the early 1990s. She has written two books and several articles on the topic, plus has evaluated homework programs for the California State Library as well as public libraries in Los Angeles and Long Beach (CA). She is a well-known speaker and has conducted many workshops on homework help. A retired public librarian, Cindy is now a library consultant, trainer and author. Her MLS and PhD in library science are both from UCLA.