By Beverly Goldberg Kindergartners get a Sneetches storytime at Fullerton College Library from Acquisitions Librarian Monique Delatte Starkey (left) and Library Assistant Betsy Murray. The children were among 1,800 who came to the campus’s 19th annual Ki ...
bgoldberg - 07/11/2014 - 12:55 - American Libraries Magazine
Youth librarians serve kids, parents, and advocates all year long By Linda W. Braun When library staff members serving youth tell me how much busier they are when school is out for the summer (and in preparing for students’ vacation time), it makes me a l ...
bgoldberg - 06/23/2014 - 11:44 - 6 comments - American Libraries Magazine
Creating licensing partnerships that work By Christopher Harris, Ric Hasenyager, and Carrie Russell Much attention has been paid to library lending, the availability of ebook titles that public libraries can purchase, and the business models associated wi ...
ssinharoy - 06/10/2014 - 20:00 - American Libraries Magazine
By Megan Cottrell When the Northlake (Ill.) Public Library District wanted to grow its popular graphic novel collection and add a fun element to attract young adults, the staff decided to dream big—really big. As in 9-feet-tall-and-green kind of big. Staf ...
ssinharoy - 05/29/2014 - 15:13 - American Libraries Magazine
By Beverly Goldberg Youngsters learn how to navigate a sewing machine courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library’s Lorain branch “Sew Lorain Kids” program. Debuting this past fall, the low-tech drop-in maker class has students producing finger puppets, lunc ...
bgoldberg - 05/21/2014 - 15:53 - 2 comments - American Libraries Magazine
One library staff's journey toward excellent readers’ advisory By Abby Johnson Can you provide excellent readers’ advisory without reading widely yourself? This question, posed to my Twitter followers (whose replies shared a refrain of “No way”), l ...
bgoldberg - 03/31/2014 - 09:50 - American Libraries Magazine
Let’s focus on the well-being of African-American male youth By Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Casey Rawson Often statistics tell a story that spurs us to action. Consider: Only 13% of African-American male 4th graders and 11% of African-American male 8th grad ...
bgoldberg - 02/04/2014 - 15:37 - American Libraries Magazine