Due to my passion for Mother Goose on the Loose and my belief that it is an extraordinary program that can benefit children and parents immensely, I decided to lessen the time spent in other work situations and to devote more time to training people to run Mother Goose on the Loose programs. So, after ten years at the Enoch Pratt Free Library working full-time as the Children's Programming Specialist, at the end of December I accepted a part-time job as Early Childhood Specialist at Port Discovery Children's Museum. When we arrived in Baltimore, my first job for Pratt was as the Manager of the Exploration Center, the Enoch Pratt Free Library location inside of Port Discovery. I enjoyed being part of both the public library and the children's museum.
When budget cuts meant the closure of the Exploration Center, I was tranferred to Pratt's Central Library where I worked as the Children's Programming Specialist until recently.
Now that I am only receiving a salary for part-time employment, I hope to do many more training workshops with the extra tmie to spread the word (and also to help support my family!)
So, if you would like to schedule a training workshop, or know of someone else who would like to schedule a training workshop, please feel free to contact me!!! All requests can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can respond directly to this post.
Why is Mother Goose on the Loose great? Rather than me telling you (I am obviously biased), I will ask some librarians to post their comments. Please feel free to add your stories as well.
Hi and welcome to the new Mother Goose on the Loose Blog!
Look here for an updated listing of events and feel free to add any comments or questions you have about Mother Goose on the Loose.
- Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen
- Baltimore, MD, United States
- Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen created the Mother Goose on the Loose ® program while working in Jerusalem in the late 1980s at the Israel Museum Youth Wing Library. She holds a doctorate in Communications Design and a Masters in Library Science. Betsy was named a 'Mover and Shaker' by Library Journal in 2004; her book, Mother Goose on the Loose : a handbook and CD-ROM kit with scripts, rhymes, songs, flannel-board patterns, and activities for promoting early childhood development was published by Neal-Schuman in 2006. Check out her Website at www.mgol.net!