A message from a former MGOL facilitator


At the ALSC Conference in Oakland, I met Beth Wren, a lecturer at San Jose State Univeristy iSchool.  She had such wonderful things to say about MGOL that I asked if she would feel comfortable sending me an email which I could post on the blog, and she agreed. Here it is:

I personally was touched by how beautiful and simple the MGOL was when I was just starting out as a children’s librarian a few years back now. My mentor introduced me to it and said, “You might want to look at this as a way to really touch the little ones and the grown ups who bring them with the ideas and techniques Dr. Diamant-Cohen gives.”

I did, and even though I am now teaching in an iSchool I still pass along to all of my youth services students (especially those going into children’s services) this gift that I think the MGOL is.

Thanks Betsy and all the others who continue to use these key ideas and techniques and touch children’s lives in so many ways through story times and other programming. 

Beth Wrenn-Estes, Lecturer, iSchool at San Jose State University

Thank you Beth, for such wonderful, positive feedback!

About Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen

A renowned national speaker and accomplished author, Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen is best known as the creator of Mother Goose on the Loose, an award-winning early literacy program. Her charismatic presentations always include an easily-understandable combination of research and practice. Recognized by the ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award for “revolutionizing the way librarians work with children from birth to age 3” and the 2018 Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries, Betsy’s passion is for helping children and the adults in their lives be the best they can be while sparking a love of reading.