Are you ready for an adventure? With beautiful illustrations, imaginative journeys, and timeless lessons, a great children’s book captures the hearts and minds of all generations. Whether you’re looking for the perfect book to fit in with the Common Core State Standards or you’re just looking to spice up story time, this free webcast is for you. Join Groundwood Books, Teacher Created Materials, and Random House Inc. as they present the best new upcoming books for kids from Shell Education, Archie Comics, National Geographic for Kids, Blue Apple Books, and Quirk Books.
Science fiction and fantasy remain greatly popular among genre fiction readers and are gaining new fans fast! In this hour-long, free webinar, hear what series promise to hit it big and what authors have upcoming volumes. Expand your universe without leaving your seat as representatives from Baen, Galaxy Press, Tor, and Tu Books cover titles for all ages. Moderated by Booklist Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.
Break out those farmer’s market carts, uncover that barbecue grill, and unfold your best checkered picnic blanket. Warm weather is an invitation to cook! Fantastic meals for sunny spring celebrations and family dinners start with fresh ingredients and fresh ideas. Join us for our Sizzling Spring Cookbook Buzz, and inspire your patrons to cook up something special! With fresh offerings from Running Press Book Publishers, Random House Inc., and Tuttle Publishing, spring will be nothing short of delicious.
A webinar discussing recent research and data around public library e-book purchasing and exploring strategies being developed around public policy, data collection and the library’s value in the e-book supply chain.
Access to e-books is one of the most important issues facing public libraries today. With a planning grant (The Big Shift) funded by IMLS, OCLC has gathered recent research and data around public library e-book purchasing to aid the discussion and inform public library leaders who are assessing tactics for extending e-book access.
A January 2013 convening of public library leaders from across the U.S. resulted in a set of strategies that they have agreed to pursue. The strategies include public policy, data collection and clearly defining the library’s value in the e-book supply chain, and outlining how libraries themselves can become vital participants in the emerging models for content creation and delivery. We will talk about how these strategies are progressing, how this work fits with other initiatives to extend e-book access, and we’ll touch on how you can get involved with these efforts.
As the eBook industry continues to evolve, there are more and more acquisition and collection development options available to libraries, which is a great thing—once you can make sense of them all. Subscribe or purchase? Outright or demand-driven purchase? What about short-term loan and loan-to-own? There are so many variables to explore, and these are just a small handful of the business model considerations available to libraries today.
This special webinar event, hosted by EBSCO, will address key points to consider when navigating eBook business models, and will also take a closer look at other options, including ordering services (e.g., EBSCOhost Collection Manager, GOBI and OASIS), eBook providers, user experience, digital preservation and much more.
The presentation will provide an overview of records and information management (RIM) ethics. RIM ethics is envisioned as a professional ethics for records and information professionals. As a body of knowledge, it will share characteristics and issues with other fields such as librarianship and accounting but will have its own distinctive values and perspectives. Issues important to RIM ethics include: Truth/Deception, Information Privacy, Confidentiality, Conflicts of Interest, Whistle blowing, and other topics related to the ethical management of information. Issues covered in the presentation will include characteristics of professions and their specialized ethics, the relation of professional ethics to business ethics and our common morality, codes of ethics, and the distinguishing features of RIM ethics.
- Frustrated that you cannot think of a recommendation when a child asks for a “good book to read?”
- Tired of recommending the same books because you can’t think of anything new to recommend to a child visiting the library?
Discover the new books that you can recommend to children who use your library! Hear about books published in Fall 2012, and upcoming Spring 2013 titles, that will be popular with children ages 0-12. These include picture books, easy readers, transitional fiction, genre fiction for middle grades, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, and more!
Hear about books that will appeal to the “reluctant reader,” boys who may have drifted away from reading, and books that will have popularity with a wide audience of children.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Be able to identify “read-alikes” – other books you can recommend to children after you find out their favorite book
- Discover books that will grab the attention of reluctant readers, including the newest graphic novels for kids, nonfiction, and popular culture titles
- Be able to name some new books relating to the Common Core
- Hear a recap of the recent ALA awards (such as Newbery, Caldecott, etc.) and other recent children’s book awards, to make sure you have these available to recommend
- Take away a list of helpful websites to use when doing readers’ advisory, and sites that will help you keep up-to-date on the latest children’s books
This webinar will be of interest to: any library staff or volunteer who serves children ages 0-12, in either public or school libraries.
This webinar has reached maximum capacity. The video recording of this event will be available on the Booklist webinars archive page on April 22 for anyone wishing to view it.
Few librarians are ever ambivalent about weeding—some weed with abandon, while others would rather do just about any other library task. In this hour-long, free webinar Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist editor for Reference and Collection Management, will present the basics of weeding a collection as outlined in her popular Corner Shelf feature, “Weeding Tips.” She’ll be joined by Miriam Tuliao of New York Public Library and Mary Cohen of Palos Verdes Library District who will offer practical advice and discuss the benefits of using collectionHQ.
L is for new spring picks for your library. O is for the only books you’ll want to see. V, they’re very, very extraordinary. E, there are even more romances for your patrons to adore. Romance is in the air this spring, and we know your patrons will love these upcoming releases. Join Library Journal managing editor, Romance editor, and RWA Vivian Stephens Industry Award winner Bette-Lee Fox in uncovering the sweet, sassy, sultry, salty, and sexy spring romance selections from Siren Audio Studios, Sourcebooks, and Baker Publishing Group. Sign up today for your chance to join us for some fine romance.