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Morris and Nonfiction Finalists Announced!

Have you heard the news?? That’s right, it’s almost that time again…ALA/YALSA book awards time! Each year at ALA’s Midwinter Conference, one of the highlights is the presentation of the Youth Media Awards. 196 more words


Grants and Free Book Opportunity

Apply Now for the 2015 Bookapalooza Program

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now accepting applications for this popular program, a way to infuse free books into your collection. 433 more words

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Collection Development - A thought

Collection Development is at its core the process of collecting a “coherently connected selection of appropriate items intended to serve an easily identifiable body of users.” (Disher, 2007)This collection is to be placed into the appropriate user’s hand after identifying materials that meet the public needs. 392 more words


I have returned from the land of chicken fried steak

I’m back from Austin and the YA Literature Symposium and had a great time! I wish that I had more time to explore the city and I know I missed out on some food truck awesomeness. 551 more words


YALSA Literature Symposium 2014 | Reporting on: Reaching Reluctant Readers: from creation to circulation

One of the best sessions I attended at the YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium this year was, “Reaching Reluctant Readers: from creation to circulation.” I learned so much and came to some realizations about myself as well. 1,306 more words

Continuing Education

Off to Texas

My other post about adult programming is languishing lasciviously in the drafts folder, fraternizing with all the other unpublished drafts. It will have to languish for a bit more as I won’t work on it now, and I’m headed to… 185 more words


Apply for a Free 3D Printer for your MakerLab!

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is teaming up with The MakerLab Club to offer free 3D printers to libraries and museums around the country.   60 more words

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