For immediate release | May 23, 2011

Fresh Voices for Teen Readers and What’s New in Audiobooks—free Booklist webinars in June

CHICAGO - Booklist’s free webinar series has grown rapidly, attracting crowds of attendees. Booklist editors regularly host leading practitioners, authors and publishers’ representatives on a variety of topics that offer immediate tips, tools, resources and new ideas for collection development and readers’-advisory work. The webinars are recorded and archived on the Booklist Online webinars page, where you can also find information about upcoming offerings.

June’s upcoming webinars prepare you to expand your programs, services, and collections. All the webinars start at 1 p.m. CDT.

Fresh Voices for Teen Readerson Tuesday, June 7, moderated by Booklist Books for Youth Associate Editor Ian Chipman, is ideal for anyone serving teen readers. Young adult literature continues to be one of the most exciting and diverse fields in the publishing world, and attendees will hear directly from up-and-coming and established authors writing for teens. You’ll also hear about new YA releases to watch out for from independent publishers. This webinar is sponsored by Thomas Nelson, Inc., Sourcebooks, Inc., and Orca Book Publishers. Register for "Fresh Voices for Teen Readers."

June is National Audiobook Month and the perfect time to experience a lively and informative hour of audiobook talk, moderated by Booklist Media Editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard, in “What's New in Audiobooks” on Tuesday, June 14. Michele Cobb from AudioGo, Andrea McLin from Books on Tape/Listening Library, Brad Rose from Dreamscape, Susan Lovley from HighBridge Audio and Trond Knutsen from L.A. Theatre Works will participate in an enlightening discussion of audiobook trends and titles. Learn about the latest audios and where audios are heading in the future, connect with audiobook experts and get a heads up on summer listening titles. Register for What's New in Audiobooks.”

Booklist is the book review magazine of the American Library Association, considered an essential collection development and reader’s-advisory tool by thousands of librarians for more than 100 years. Booklist Online includes an archive of more than 135,000 reviews available to subscribers as well as a wealth of free content offering the latest news and views on books and media.