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  1. Reading Promotion

        Beyond the Basics: Sparking a Culture of Literacy by Re-igniting Readers Within a Secondary School Setting Learn how to develop a culture of readers in a secondary education setting by infusing literacy initiatives through collaboration with classroom ...

    JHABLEY - 04/24/2014 - 16:49 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. Nooks and eBooks: How They Look in a High School Library

      How do Nooks and ebooks fit into high school library collections? Downers Grove South High School Library has successfully implemented the Nook and eBooks into its circulating collection. The librarians share their journey of how acquiring Nooks meant e ...

    JHABLEY - 11/13/2014 - 15:05 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  3. Making a Place, Making a Case for Read-Alouds: A Powerful Teaching Tool for Literacy

    When is a read-aloud more than a great story? When it also ties in critical thinking skills. In this 4-week e-course, participants will learn how to infuse literacy skills while continuing to share the passion and power of a great read-aloud. The culminat ...

    admin - 10/10/2014 - 12:00 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  4. Get to Know the Caldecott Winners

    Join this curated documentary with ALSC Past President and Caldecott expert Kathleen Horning as she shares stories about some of the winning books and illustrators while we watch and listen to a handful of films and audio interviews with the winning illus ...

    JNAJDUCH - 05/23/2014 - 11:56 - Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

  5. 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

  6. The Other Side of Dark: The World of Young Adult Dystopian Literature

      Young adult dystopian literature has increased in popularity and publication over the past ten years. By discussing the development of young adult dystopian fiction, and reporting on common elements and trends, the presenters share insights to this rece ...

    admin - 11/13/2014 - 15:47 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  7. Here's a Challenge: Get Teens and Tweens to Read for Pleasure!

      The competition for teens’ time and attention is fierce. How do school librarians convince teens to spend time reading for pleasure? This session is a group-think, culminating in a list of great ideas produced by participants. The presenter describes ho ...

    admin - 11/13/2014 - 15:36 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  8. Heard Any Good Books Lately?

      They're not your grandmother's audiobooks anymore! Most new YA titles—and quite a few old favorites—are being released as audiobooks, narrated by outstanding vocal talents. Participants learn why listening to an audiobook can be a valid altern ...

    admin - 11/13/2014 - 15:33 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  9. Breathing New Life into Book Programming with Technology

      Through the use of free technology tools, school librarians can get students and patrons excited about reading and sharing what they read. Participants learn how to promote library materials, encourage book discussions, and teach kids and teens how to t ...

    admin - 11/13/2014 - 15:28 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  10. Khaled Hosseini Discusses Unforeseen Consequences

    MPERA's blog The Scoop How his books are influenced by the life he didn’t lead By Mariam Pera On June 29, Booklist ’s Donna Seaman interviewed bestselling author Khaled Hosseini as part of the Auditorium Speaker Series at the ALA Annual Conference, a ...

    MPERA - 11/20/2014 - 08:57 - American Libraries Magazine

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