Secrets of the Remix Mash-up YouTube Generation By SLJ on October 22, 2015 5 Comments Tuesday, November 17th, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PTKnow your Memes, tropes, and teach it YouTube style! The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers It’s an interesting relationship that book lovers have with the Internet: most would rather read a physical book than something on an iPad or Kindle, and even though an Amazon purchase is just two or three clicks away, dedicated readers would rather take a trip to their local indie bookstore. Yet the literary world occupies a decent-sized space on the web. Readers, writers, publishers, editors, and everybody in between are tweeting, Tumbling, blogging, and probably even Vine-ing about their favorite books. In case the demise of Google Reader threw your literary Internet browsing into a dark void, here’s a list of 25 book sites to bookmark.
ALSC Book & Media Awards: "The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children." 2016 Book and Media Awards 2016 ALSC Book & Media Award winners View Reaction Videos from the 2016 Youth Media Award Winners 2015 Book and Media Awards Watch the 2015 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Awards Banquet
The List List #112 Our weekly round-up of the best bookish lists floating around the internet. This installment of The List List is sponsored by Random House Audio. Visit TryAudiobooks.com to get recommendations and download a free audiobook. Children's Literature - Electronic Journals and Book Reviews indicates an Internet resource that in my opinion is particularly valuable. Aaron's Book Review Aaron is about eight, and writes reviews of the books he's read. There's a new review each month.
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YALSA's Book Awards & Booklists - "The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. " Looking for great teen books? Look no further than YALSA's Book Awards and Selected Booklists. While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families. Book Awards
A Roundup of Our Reader’s Advisory Posts We’ve done a number of reader’s advisory related posts at STACKED, and I thought instead of reiterating the value of RA and how much it matters, I’d round some of our older posts up in one place for easy access. I’ll include some of our RA guides, as well as some of the visuals of reader’s advisory projects I’ve done in my libraries, too. I’d like to show the practical, applicable stuff, too. We’ll be back with our Saturday Links of Note post next week. If you’ve done any reader’s advisory posts or have links to displays, book lists, shelf readers, or any other tools you use as a reader’s advisor, I’d be happy to see them. Leave ’em in the comments — the more that are shared, the bigger a resource this becomes. Books - ArtsBeat Blog - The New York Times This year’s Hugo Awards, given to the best in science fiction, turned into a referendum on the genre’s politics. Two blocks of conservative authors and fans, calling themselves the Sad Puppies and the Rabid Puppies, have argued that the Hugos have become a litmus test of political correctness, valuing the racial and sexual identities of authors over their storytelling skills. This year, the groups used their leverage to fill categories with their own preferred nominees. At the Hugos ceremony on Saturday night in Spokane, Wash. — part of the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention — five categories ended up not giving out an award; the finalists in those five categories were all Puppies-endorsed nominees. Any member of the annual convention can vote on the Hugos, and a record number of people applied for membership this year, resulting in nearly 6,000 voters. John Scalzi, whose novel “Redshirts” won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel, called this year “a wake-up call for fandom.”
Youth Services Librarianship - Special Needs Youth: This project "provides students with an opportunity to think more deeply about some of the unique challenges and opportunities of working with young people in both school and public libraries." The term "special needs youth" covers a diverse group of children and teens. At the most basic level, it refers to any nontraditional or disadvantaged populations. These are patrons who are marginalized in their communities such as teen parents, youth in foster care, homeless teens and runaways, homeschooled students, and members of the LGBTQ community as well as people with disabilities. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 13% of youth (aged 3-21) are identified as having a disability, which can include physical disabilities, visual impairments, hearing impairments, learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia), cognitive disabilities, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities (e.g. autism spectrum disorders), and mental illness.