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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. 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)

  3. Booktalks Quick and Simple

    Want to entice teens to read but are not sure how? Try booktalks! In this YALSA online course, participants will learn what a booktalk is as well as a variety of techniques on how to use them with teens. Learn how to create hooks for books and how to shar ...

    admin - 04/16/2014 - 16:43 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  4. Two Debuts That Will Thrill

    By Bill Ott As anyone who has followed this column knows, I read a lot of mysteries. Sure, I love to follow the careers of my favorites—Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Daniel Woodrell, among many others—but the thing I enjoy most about reviewing myste ...

    ssinharoy - 02/10/2014 - 12:40 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. A Word from the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medalists

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop Doris Kearns Goodwin and Donna Tartt speak about their books Interviewed by George M. Eberhart     Doris Kearns Goodwin praises grassroots activism:   ​     Donna Tartt shares how New York Public Library staff helped her re ...

    bgoldberg - 06/30/2014 - 13:47 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Genre Reading of the Year

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop By Lindsey Halsell The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) hosted Sunday morning’s “Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year” program. Sponsored by publishers Penguin, HarperCollins, and Macmilla ...

    bgoldberg - 06/29/2014 - 21:56 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Flicking the Switch: Printz Authors Speak

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop What it’s like to write for youth By Mariam Pera After 40 years of the Booklist Books for Youth Forum, it was time for a transition. On Friday, June 27, Booklist and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) part ...

    bgoldberg - 06/29/2014 - 12:41 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Goldfinch, Bully Pulpit, win Andrew Carnegie Medals

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The ...

    bgoldberg - 06/29/2014 - 09:44 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. ALA Unveils Shortlist for 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals

    geberhart's blog The Scoop The awards honor excellence in fiction and nonfiction The American Library Association announced on April 7 the six books shortlisted for the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The medals ...

    geberhart - 05/13/2014 - 10:50 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. PLA Collection Development/Readers' Advisory On-Demand Webinars

    3rd Annual Nancy Pearl Presents: Books That Make Great Gifts (2012) – FREE Alternative Reads: Discovering and Sharing Great Indie Fiction Books with Your Patrons Dive into a Good Book: Great Summer Reads to Recommend to Your Patrons – FREE E-Books 101 – A ...

    SHOFMANN - 05/08/2014 - 16:21 - Public Library Association (PLA)

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