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The Harry Potter Lexicon click above for detailed menus, click below for special sections Affiliate Sites: These web sites have received special permission to use material from the Lexicon to create similar sites for non-English-speaking fans. L'Encyclopédie Harry Potter (in French)El Diccionario de los Magos (en Español)
“Teens and the Future of Libraries: Sharing Best Practices” Webinar Archives and My Questions for Thinking Today I was part of the panel for the final webinar, “Teens and the Future of Libraries: Sharing Best Practices,” in the collaborative month long series of conversations about Teens and the Future of Libraries facilitated by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) and Connected Learning TV, an initiative of the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub. A Google Document with highlights from today’s conversation as well as a PDF of the Livestream Chat transcript will be available soon on the webinar page. You can also watch the video archive of today’s panel discussion by clicking here. I’m including below some of my talking points I included at the beginning of the conversation as well as a few that didn’t make the panel discussion but that relate to the larger conversation. Many thanks to Jon Barilone, the “glue” who brings everything together, all the panelists and our host Jack Martin, and everyone who participated in the chat and/or Twitter conversation. 1. 2. 3. 4. Like this:
Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! Information & Advice for Book Clubs/Reading Groups A book club, sometimes also called a reading group, or book discussion group, is simply a collection of readers who get together regularly to discuss books. Whatever shape or size your book club might be, whether it's just getting started or well established, BookBrowse has resources for you. In addition, you are very welcome to join BookBrowse's free book club to discuss books - no committment necessary, just join the discussions you're interested in at anytime that's convenient to you. Read on for more information about our book club resources: Book Club Advice Our book club advice section includes everything you need to start and run a successful and fun book club, including the critical steps you need to take to get your new book club off to a successful start, how to choose books that will stimulate discussion, even trouble-shooting tips for dealing with difficult meeting situations! Over the years we've interviewed dozens of vibrant book clubs to find out what makes them tick.
Bloomsbury Publishing: Harry Potter kiwilibrarian.co.nz I attended LIANZA’s Future of Libraries Summit in Wellington on Friday with two of my staff, Maria and Ann-Louise. As one of this year’s K?tuku cohort, Ann-Louise had the opportunity to facilitate at one of the tables – well done! I’d like to thank Joanna, Ines, Jess, Kris, Corin, Christine (and no doubt many others) for bringing people together from all over the country, and from a variety of backgrounds and roles, to look at our future and how we can make it even better. There was some blue sky big picture thinking, and some small gems which I’m taking back to talk with my team about. There was a bit of frustration expressed that people were bringing up the “same old concerns we always talk about” and some people didn’t feel they could raise some issues. Many librarians do seem to have a problem with speaking up and saying anything that might be controversial – are we just to damn nice?
What's Next™ Database Our What's Next®: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. A series is two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits. e.g. Sue Grafton's "A is for Alibi", "B is for..." etc. or the "Star Wars" series Search for a Book The What's Next®: Books in Series database was developed and is maintained by the Kent District Library. We're looking for stories and feedback related to your experience with our What's Next® database. Kent District Library welcomes other libraries to link to this database.