Booklist Online adds new youth content, navigation

Contact: Mary Frances Wilkens


312-280-5715


mwilkens@ala.org

NEWS


For Immediate Release


October 12, 2009

CHICAGO— A new
Book Links landing page and related feature content have been added to
Booklist Online following the recent transition of Book Links from being a standalone subscription magazine to a free quarterly supplement to Booklist.

Book Links has been helping connect children with books around curriculum themes for nearly 20 years and now increases its reach through both the print supplement and the enhanced online presence.

The Book Links content on Booklist Online is fully searchable, via both Quick Search and the Feature Advanced Search page, and offers links to related content throughout the site.

Additional site updates continue to make Booklist Online an increasingly efficient and effective part of the library workflow. Booklist Online users have always been able to "Browse Current Print Issue" with a handy link to what is essentially a reprint of the table of contents, linked to all the elements of that issue of Booklist print magazine. This feature is now visible from any page on the site in the left-hand navigational bar—whether users are on the homepage, reading a review, feature, or blog, checking on a book award, working with a list or enjoying any of the site’s other functionality and content.

Booklist Online includes more than 125,000 reviews as well as a free Web site offering the latest news and views on books and media. Five blogs and three e-newsletters are among the popular free offerings.
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.

Book Links (a Booklist Publication) has been helping librarians, teachers, and parents connect children with high-quality books for nearly 20 years. This practical, easy-to-use magazine supplement puts a new spin on how to introduce books that capture and hold children’s interest. With thematic bibliographies, author features, and reviews of new titles and articles that tie books to national education standards, Book Links is a one-stop resource for librarians and teachers who want all the teaching sources on a subject at their fingertips.