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The Unquiet Librarian. The Adventures of Library Girl. What's New in YA - The Official YABC Blog. ALA TechSource. ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, publishes Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter.

ALA TechSource

Library Technology Reports, published in eight issues annually, helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, provide thorough overviews of library technology, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Smart Libraries Newsletter, published monthly, offers Marshall Breeding’s news and analysis on products, vendors, and new developments in the library automation marketplace. Subscribers receive timely coverage of significant events about library technology products and organizations. Print subscriptions include access to digital versions. Free Range Librarian › K.G. Schneider's blog on librarianship, writing, and everything else. The Ubiquitous Librarian. The editor of a banned book blogs about libraries, social justice and telecommunication policy.

The Handheld Librarian. Why adults are buzzing about YA literature. TRACY WHOLF: These days, you don’t have to be a parent to be familiar with popular teen book titles like “Harry Potter,” “The Hunger Games” or “Twilight.”

Why adults are buzzing about YA literature

These titles have sold millions of copies of books and spawned merchandise empires, been adapted into blockbuster films, and have permeated our pop-culture lives. Young adult literature is a booming business and has been one of the fastest growing book categories for publishers in recent years with more than 715 million books sold in 2013. STEPHEN COLBERT: Because as far as I can tell, a young adult novel is a regular novel that people actually read. TRACY WHOLF: Even though the category is aimed at audiences ages 12 to 18, more non-teenagers are picking up these titles.

In fact, a 2014 report showed that 77 percent of young adult literature buyers were actually adults, with the largest segment of buyers — 43 percent, ages 18 to 29. Launching a Dialogue About Sexual Violence in YA Lit—and in Real Life. Let’s say you’re standing in a classroom of 30 students, evenly split between male and female students.

Launching a Dialogue About Sexual Violence in YA Lit—and in Real Life

If you go by current statistics, anywhere from three to five of the girls and one to three of the boys will have been the victim of some type of sexual abuse or sexual violence (SV) by the age of 18, according to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN). In other words, up to one out of three girls and one out of five boys experience SV by 18. Many suggest that the numbers are actually higher, due to underreporting. A sexual assault occurs every two minutes in the US, according to RAINN.

Horror in YA Lit is a Staple, Not a Trend. Though R.

Horror in YA Lit is a Staple, Not a Trend

L. About this LibGuide - Isn't She Lovely: Black Girls in Young Adult Books. From the time I was a very little girl, I loved to read.

about this LibGuide - Isn't She Lovely: Black Girls in Young Adult Books

I went to library with the intent of searching the stacks, but really I only wanted stories about girls doing adventurous or fun things. It’s Not All Death, Dystopia, and Disaster: YA Novels to Tickle the Funny Bone. Filled with memorable characters and laugh-out-loud moments, these entertaining tales of friendship, love, and self-discovery explore coming-of-age themes with spot-on insight and large doses of humor.

It’s Not All Death, Dystopia, and Disaster: YA Novels to Tickle the Funny Bone

Recommend these engaging offerings to readers who like their stories comedic and cathartic. The chemistry of the modern family. Books Central Young Adult & Kids Fiction Reviews. Book reviews written by a high school librarian. New York Times Book Blog - Includes lots of good reviews! Photo A rambling 1950 letter from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac that helped inspire “On the Road” will be auctioned next month by Christie’s in New York, apparently bringing to an end an 18-month legal battle over its ownership.

New York Times Book Blog - Includes lots of good reviews!

The 16,000-word typed letter, which carries an estimate of $400,000 to $600,000, had been considered lost before it surfaced in the discarded files of Golden Goose Press, a now-defunct small San Francisco publisher, and listed for sale by a Southern California auction house in 2014. That auction was suspended after the Kerouac estate and Cassady’s children said they were the owners. Jami Cassady, a spokeswoman for the family, told The San Francisco Chronicle this week that the three parties had reached “an amicable settlement.” She also said the family, which owns the copyright on the letter, intended to publish it at some point. Best YA Book Trailers. YA Book Trailers. YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists.

*YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners.

YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists

Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year. Looking for great teen books? New York Times Best Sellers. Jefferson Cup Award. Click here to see our past winners and honor books The Jefferson Cup honors a distinguished biography, historical fiction or American history book for young people.

Jefferson Cup Award

Presented since 1983, the Jefferson Cup Committee’s goal is to promote reading about America’s past; to encourage the quality writing of United States history, biography and historical fiction for young people and to recognize authors in these disciplines. The Jefferson Cup Committee selects the winning title. The committee has nine members: a chairperson (selected by the previous year’s committee), one person from each VLA region (total of six persons) selected by the current chair, the past chair of the previous year’s Jefferson Cup Committee and the outgoing chairperson of Youth Services Forum. All committee members must be members of VLA. 2014 National Book Awards.

2014 National Book Awards 2014 National Book Award Winners fiction: Winner: Phil Klay, Redeployment (The Penguin Press/ Penguin Group (USA)) - Interview > Finalists: NPR Books (@nprbooks) TeachingBooks (@TeachingBooks) VAASL (@VAASL) The YA Lit Review (@TeachYALit) YALSA (@yalsa) YA Books Central (@yabookscentral) 75 Of The Coolest Librarians To Follow On Twitter. Librarians have gotten a bad rap in the past, represented as bookwormish and ‘uncool’.

75 Of The Coolest Librarians To Follow On Twitter

But the fact is that today, librarians are really beginning to build up a name for themselves with their deep knowledge base and their access to huge stores of information. And social media has made it easier than ever to connect with librarians that are far beyond the norm. School Library Journal Pinterest Boards. Log in Home Categories There’s more to see... Come take a look at what else is here! School Library Journal. AASL Pinterest Boards. Log in Home Categories There’s more to see... Library Geek Pinterest Boards. Log in.