Booklist Revamps Quick Tips E-Newsletter

Contact: Mary Frances Wilkens

General Manager

Booklist Publications

(312) 280-5715

For Immediate Release,

August 18, 2009

Quick Tips, the popular free monthly e-newsletter for youth librarians and teachers, is growing, relaunching in September 2009 with additional features and enhanced content. Renamed
Booklist’s Quick Tips for Schools and Libraries, the newsletter will take greater advantage of
Booklist Online’s extensive youth content, drawing from thousands of feature articles and more than 125,000 reviews from both
Booklist and
Book Links magazines.

“I’m so pleased that we’ll be able to offer
Quick Tips readers more
Booklist Online content in future issues, as well as continuing to offer original online content,” said Laura Tillotson,
Booklist Books for Youth editorial director and
Quick Tips editor. “The September issue will have online exclusive articles on topics as varied as audio formats for special-needs students, mystery read-alouds, and children’s books about unemployment and job loss. We look forward to putting even more timely resources in front of our readers.”

Quick Tips is unique among e-newsletters in the field, since it regularly features original content. The articles, tied to curricular themes, are written by highly respected practitioners in the field and reflect Booklist Publications’ commitment to promoting literature and literacy. With timely features, interviews and tips designed to enrich library programs and the K–12 classroom curriculum, each monthly issue speeds professional planning and puts a new spin on how to introduce books that will capture and hold children’s interest.

In addition,
Quick Tips’ partnership with gives readers instant and free access to online author interviews, discussion guides, book readings and Web sites that support the titles and authors included in each article.

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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
includes more than 125,000 reviews as well as a free Web site and blogs offering the latest news and views on books and media.

Book Links (a quarterly
Booklist supplement) offers literature-based resources for the curriculum and has helped librarians, teachers, and parents connect children with high-quality books for nearly 20 years. This practical, easy-to-use publication with thematic bibliographies, author features, and articles that tie books to national education standards is a one-stop resource for librarians and teachers who want all the teaching sources on a subject at their fingertips.