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Booklist’s free webinar series offers multiple programs each month. Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors, and publishers’ representatives on a variety of topics, offering immediate tips, tools, resources, and new ideas for collection development and readers’-advisory work.

Join Booklist Publications for an hour-long webcast on how high-quality children’s and young adult literature can help prevent bullying, including a presentation by James Howe, acclaimed author of The Misfits (2001). Attendees will also learn about the eighth annual National No Name-Calling Week (January 24–28, 2011), created by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. Sponsored by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Albert Whitman and Company, Rosen Publishing, and Candlewick Press.

In this hour-long Booklist webcast moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper, attendees will hear from crafts expert and Booklist reviewer Tina Coleman, Kansas City Public Library readers’ advisory librarian Kaite Mediatore-Stover, and representatives from Storey Publishing; Creative Publishing, a division of the Quayside Publishing Group; and Wiley Publishing on what’s new in crafts and gardening books and how those books are used in the public library.
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Booklist’s free webinar series takes place on most Tuesdays and some Thursdays.  Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors, and publishers’ representatives on a variety of topics, offering immediate tips, tools, resources, and new ideas for collection development and readers’-advisory work.

In this hour-long webcast moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper, Booklist columnist and readers’ advisory librarian Kaite Mediatore Stover and Booklist’s cookery reviewer, Mark Knoblauch, discuss trends in cookbook publishing and the important place of the cookery collection in public library services. They will also be joined by representatives from three cookbook publishers who will share their latest and most enticing cookbook titles. Sponsored by Wiley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Storey Publishing.
This free 90-minute webinar will feature a panel of experts on "hot topics" in privacy today, plus practical tips and resources for developing library programming to engage the community. Brought to you by American Libraries and ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom.

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Librarians and teachers face more challenges than ever when it comes to defending children’s right to read. In celebration of Banned Books Week 2010, this Booklist webcast features a stellar panel of experts, including renowned author and longtime advocate of intellectual freedom Judy Blume, who will discuss book rating systems, the impact of the Internet on challenges, the effect of censorship on children’s publishing, and how to best prepare for book challenges.
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Join Booklist and Gale, a Cengage Company, for this free webinar on the importance of LGBTQ titles in your library’s collection. We will hear from Kristin Pekoll, assistant director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, who will review how LGBTQ books can serve an underrepresented population and how to protect these titles from censorship, along with information about self-censorship and tools to empower librarians in their purchasing decisions. This FREE archived webinar was originally presented June 15, 2017. Running Time: 59 minutes.
Originally aired December 10, 2010. For ready-to-implement ideas on how to provide eGovernment services to your patrons, attend this new webinar, co-sponsored by American Libraries, the ALA Office for Research & Statistics, and the ALA Washington Office.