With the American Library Association (ALA) holding their Annual Midwinter meeting in Seattle, what better time (and place!) for Novel Effect to mix and mingle with librarians, educators, publishers and indie authors! For the second year in a row, we will be attending the conference and are super excited to be at Booth #1204 and welcome folks to our hometown.
In addition to showing off our voice-driven storytelling platform at our booth, we will also be unveiling two new initiatives during the show: Storytime Squad and Storytime Sue.
Storytime Squad is a literacy initiative, designed specifically with librarians in mind. Since the Novel Effect app launched in 2016, we have noticed that a significant number of our users are librarians and as we prepare to launch on Android, we wanted to more directly engage with this community.
Over the course of 2019, Squad members will receive free books, activities and other materials to engage your readers at library events around the country. During the show, we invite librarians to stop by to learn more about the Squad and sign up to be inaugural members.
Because every great Squad needs a leader, so we are pleased to introduce Storytime Sue — the virtual face of our literacy initiative:
Storytime Sue has already launched her profile on Twitter (@Storytime_Sue) and is eager to hear how librarians and educators are using our free Novel Effect app in at storytime.
If you can’t be at ALA in person, you can sign up to learn more about the Storytime Squad and follow Sue on Twitter at @Storytime_Sue!
#Storytime_Sue, #StorytimeSquad, #NovelEffect
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Melody Zagami Furze is Chief of Education for Novel Effect and is a certified special educator with an emphasis on early childhood populations with blindness and visual impairments. With over a decade of education experience, Melody does research and development on Novel Effect’s application in educational settings. She lives in Olympia, WA with her husband, toddler, and fluffy white dog.