Learn about fall’s collection of new books for boys during this School Library Journal webcast event. From illustrated books to chapter books, and even audio books topics will range from superheroes to farmers, and then some! Attendees will learn some tips to promote and support genres that boys like, including comic books, graphic novels, sports, and nonfiction, as well as some ideas for creating reading role models and communities for boys grades K-12. If you want ways to get books in the hands of your guys this session will inspire you.
Join us for our Books for Boys webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your readers. Our featured panelists from Annick Press, Random House Listening Library and Egmont USA will discuss genre trends, hot new releases, and upcoming titles.
Doesn’t it seem that wherever romance goes, mayhem follows? And we all know that life as a teenager is full of both of these!
Join SLJTeen‘s Dodie Ownes as she moderates a free one-hour webcast featuring titles presentations from Soho Teen, Tor Teen, and Harlequin Teen,who will offer sneak previews of their new titles for Fall 2013 and 2014. You won’t believe some of the cover art—shocking, sexy, and sensational—that will have your young adult readers picking the book display clean.
- Soho Teen will be sharing Relic, the first in The Books of Eva series from Heather Terrell, will certainly pique the interest of fans of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games; from veteran novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard, What We Lost in the Dark, explores the lives of three teens, two with a deadly allergy to sunlight, who witness a murder; and will acquaint you to their Alex Award-winners, The Night Birds, by Thomas Maltman, and Caring is Creepy, by David Zimmerman.
- You know Ender’s Game is coming to the big screen, so you’ll want to have the movie tie-in from Tor Teen available for your readers. We’ll also be hearing about the Tor Teen’s new Goddess War series from Kendare Blake (Anna Dressed in Blood), which is kicked off with Antigoddess. And weenie fans, god bless ‘em, will be delighted to know that Dave Lubar’s Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies will be on shelves soon.
- Harlequin Teen will be focusing on their “5 Star Reads” line-up which will include Through the Zombie Glass, Iron Traitor, Crash Into You, Pawn and White Hot Kiss.
A free, hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from five of the top publishers in this booming field: Capstone, The Creative Company, Jump!, Lerner, Rosen Publishing, and Scholastic Library Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus.
Summer vacations and summer reading programs are just distant memories now. School is back in session, and now it’s time to restock the library shelves!
Join us for our fall Teen Book Buzz webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your teen readers, and get forthcoming Spring 2014 titles on order.
Get the inside scoop on new youth titles for fall and beyond. Representatives from Annick Press, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Running Press, and Teacher Created Materials Library will spotlight their favorite upcoming fiction and nonfiction titles. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Ann Kelley.
Don’t miss the latest titles from three top youth nonfiction publishers in this free, hour-long webinar! Join representatives from Boyds Mills Press, DK, and Simon & Schuster to learn about new nonfiction titles, plus ways to incorporate these titles in the library and classroom. Moderated by Gillian Engberg, Booklist’s Books for Youth Editorial Director.
Find out about newly available classics and the most alluring of soon-to-come titles in this free, hour-long webinar that highlights the rich and pleasurable happily-ever-after variety this ever-popular genre generates. Romance and genre fiction expert Diana Tixier Herald talks about her favorite romance novels, and representatives from Baker Publishing Group, HarperCollins Publishers, and Severn House offer exclusive previews of their forthcoming titles. Booklist senior editor Donna Seaman moderates.
Join us for a one hour free webinar that briefly introduces the critical components of digital content creation and collection development.
Collections - Making the Right Choices
Did you take Collection Development in library school but still feel like you don’t know what you’re doing most of the time?
Have changes in the publishing world like the explosion of self-publishing and eBooks left you doubting your selection skills?
What does a “balanced” collection look like and is it achievable with a limited budget?
In today’s high demand/low budget environment, meeting community needs through collection development is more challenging than ever. In this webinar, participants will learn how the collection development “nuts and bolts” they learned in library school (or maybe didn’t) can be applied in the real world. We’ll discuss everything from how to make a simple and usable collection development plan to new trends and resources that should be influencing your decisions.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will know:
- The difference between a collection policy and collection plan and what should be include in each.
- Three ways to make smart collection funding allocations and choices based on real world data relevant to their community’s needs.
- Three non-traditional selection methods and resources and how to use them effectively.
Lots of libraries lend eBooks, but did you know that some are also lending eReaders?
As eBooks become more popular, patrons want to know more about the various devices they can use to access them. Join our panel of librarians as they share their experiences circulating eReaders at their libraries. Speakers: Karen Stuart, Columbus Public Library; Megan Boggs, Seward Memorial Library; Nancy Black, Mead Public Library; Sara Lee, Central City Public Library; Susan Knisely, Nebraska Library Commission.