Booklist launches free webinar series

Contact: Mary Frances Wilkens

General Manager

Booklist Publications



For immediate release

September 3, 2009

Booklist is launching a free webinar series on Sept. 22, building on previous popular Booklist Online webinars.

The first in the new series, “The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: Best Uses, Best Practices, and Best New Titles for Fall,” will be useful to anyone involved in engaging reluctant readers, promoting reading success and keeping the library relevant in this era of accountability. Booklist youth editors will moderate as four top series nonfiction publishers—Lerner Publications, ABDO Publishing Company, Norwood House Press and Cherry Lake Publishing—share their expertise and introduce a selection of their fall titles. Webinar participants will also get a sneak peek at Booklist’s Oct. 1 Series Nonfiction Spotlight, including a focus on a new trend: series nonfiction for early primary children. You can sign up
here or through
Booklist Online.

Other topics will be announced throughout the fall; updates will be available on the
Booklist Online webinars page.

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