Book Links to Become Booklist Supplement

Contact: Mary Frances Wilkens
General Manager
Booklist Publications
312-280-5715
mwilkens@ala.org Â

NEWS
For Immediate Release
May 22, 2009

CHICAGO - Book Links magazine is on the move; starting in October 2009, it will be published as a quarterly print supplement to Booklist, at no additional cost to subscribers, rather than as a stand-alone magazine.

Book Links’ editorial focus and original content, popular with tens of thousands of readers for almost 20 years, will continue to fulfill the mission of connecting children with books and related media. “Bringing Book Links and Booklist together in one package enhances what both publications offer to school librarians and media specialists, and to youth librarians in general,” according to Bill Ott, Booklist editor and publisher.

This new supplement model offers all subscribers more content in one convenient package. Book Links content will also appear in Booklist Online, further enriching the site and database as a resource for school and youth librarians. The free e-newsletter Quick Tips will continue as Booklist’s Quick Tips for Schools and Libraries, incorporating additional content from the youth section of Booklist.

Book Links subscribers will receive further information regarding the status of their subscriptions in the coming weeks.

Book Links (a Booklist Publication) has been helping librarians, teachers and parents connect children with high-quality books for nearly 20 years. This practical, easy-to-use publication puts a new spin on how to introduce books that capture and hold children’s interest. With thematic bibliographies, author features and articles that tie books to national education standards, Book Links is a one-stop resource for librarians and teachers who want all the teaching sources on a subject at their fingertips.

Booklist is the book review magazine of the American Library Association, considered an essential collection development and readers advisory tool by thousands of librarians for more than 100 years. Booklist Online offers an archive of more than 125,000 reviews as well as a wealth of free content delivering the latest news and views on books and media.