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  1. The Practical Librarian’s Guide to Collection Development

    Weeding and acquisition made easier By Abby Preschel Kalan After years of practicing adult collection development skills in a medium-sized suburban public library, I have discovered that specific “shortcut” rules have become second nature to me. I present ...

    bgoldberg - 05/29/2014 - 15:07 - 1 comment - American Libraries Magazine

  2. An Interview with Stan Lee

    The legendary comic book writer discusses the role of comic books in children’s literacy and what secret superpowers he possesses By Mariam Pera Over the past century, superheroes have ingrained themselves in society’s collective psyche and permeated pop ...

    ssinharoy - 05/20/2014 - 12:35 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Libraries Find Success in Crowdfunding

    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

  4. Knowing What Readers Need

    Done right, Common Core teaches texts, not tests By Ernie Cox The era of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in American education carries both promise and peril. Pundits readily discuss varied perspectives about CCSS in everything from traditional journal ...

    bgoldberg - 05/29/2014 - 15:13 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Patrons: Your New Partners in Collection Development

    By Suzanne M. Ward Librarians have always welcomed users’ suggestions for titles to add to the collection. When those titles meet the guidelines on subject matter, format, and price, librarians are happy to buy patron-suggested material. Some libraries ev ...

    bgoldberg - 05/29/2014 - 15:21 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. New and Tantalizing Spring Titles from Workman (Booklist Webcast)

    Originally aired February 15, 2011. In this free Booklist webcast, the staff of Workman Publishing, with divisions including Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Artisan, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press, preview a wealth of forthcoming books that will appe ...

    admin - 01/03/2012 - 12:24 - Online Learning

  7. Spring into Books: Terrific New Titles for Youth (Booklist Webcast)

    Originally aired February 22, 2011. Spring! Something new in the air. At Booklist that means fresh and fabulous spring books. Join us for this free, informative Booklist webinar to hear about the buzz-worthy titles from our sponsors, Macmillan Children’s ...

    admin - 01/03/2012 - 12:24 - Online Learning

  8. YA Alert: New Teen Titles for 2011 (Booklist Webcast)

    Originally aired on February 8, 2011. Young adult literature remains one of the most exciting areas of the publishing world, and it’s challenging to keep up with the latest news and books. In this information-packed Booklist Publications webcast, attendee ...

    admin - 01/03/2012 - 12:24 - Online Learning

  9. Breaking New Bread: Cookbooks in the Library (Booklist Webcast on 10/05/2010)

    From celebrity-chef cookbooks to the burgeoning interest in organic and sustainable foods, things are heating up in the cookery section of today’s libraries. In this hour-long webcast moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper, Booklist columnist and rea ...

    admin - 09/14/2012 - 09:24 - Online Learning

  10. Beads, Bulbs, and Books: Bringing Home and Garden into the Library (Booklist Webcast on 12/07/2010)

    Stitching in the sewing room, digging in the garden, looking information up in the library—these activities are often closely related for book-oriented home gardeners and crafters. If you find inspiration from yarn and paper, if you inhale wholesomeness w ...

    admin - 09/14/2012 - 09:23 - Online Learning