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  1. Kindergartners Go to College

    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

  2. The Myth of Busy Summers

    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

  3. Partners in Literacy On-Demand Webinar

    How Schools and Public Libraries Can Work Together The Cuyahoga County Public Library System and its local Parma School System have piloted a rich partnership to help youth literacy. It began with after school programming led by librarians, branched out t ...

    SHOFMANN - 01/10/2014 - 11:18 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  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. Connect, Create, Collaborate: Supporting Teen Needs with Technology

    Over the past several years, technology has not only become a part of the every day life experience of teens, but it's also an integral part of the lives of the librarians that serve the age group. From Twitter to Vine and from coding to website crea ...

    admin - 04/24/2014 - 11:56 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  6. Reaching Teens with Gaming (YALSA)

    Gaming at the library refers to board, card, role-playing, and big games, not just digital video games. Thinking about hosting board game nights or starting a circulating video game collection? Already offering Rock band and Mario Kart and looking for a n ...

    admin - 04/16/2014 - 17:07 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  7. Power Up with Print (YALSA)

    Get more teens reading! Young adult literature is a rapidly growing field and keeping up with the latest in YA literature can be challenging. Through this course students will learn about key young adult authors and books, and will learn how to evaluate a ...

    admin - 04/16/2014 - 17:03 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  8. Making the Match (YALSA)

    Become an expert and connecting teens with books!  In a survey by Smartgirl.org and YALSA, the majority of teen respondents said that they would read more if they knew about more good books to read. In Professor Lesesne's own survey of 3600+ teens (2 ...

    admin - 04/16/2014 - 17:00 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  9. Graphic Novels and Teen Readers (YALSA)

    This four-module YALSA online course will introduce those who work with teens and graphic novels to best practices.  Each module consists of a weekly reading, an online discussion with instructor and classmates, and supplementary material.  There will als ...

    admin - 04/16/2014 - 16:56 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  10. Boys and Books (YALSA)

    Though boys have been behind girls in nearly every subject for more than thirty years, many teachers and librarians are still struggling to find the key to encouraging boys to read. This YALSA e-course will cover the special issues faced in reaching boys ...

    admin - 04/16/2014 - 16:46 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

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