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The Hidden Prince The city of Skyvale is in trouble. Magic use is rampant. Crime is spreading. Graduate School of Library and Information Science As librarians and information experts, GSLIS students, faculty, and alumni are driven to help others find answers. Frequently on the front lines of social justice, they work to defend First Amendment rights, to overcome barriers to literacy, and to address the global digital divide that separates those with access to information from those without it. Making Membership Worth It I voted in my first ALA election today. So, consider this entry my big "I voted" sticker. I'm actually quite proud of myself.

asthenovelprogresses SOOO this is was super fun! My first ever challenge featuring my best friend (who is a silly goose as you can tell from the video :P) and it went WAY better than I expected it to :D I hope you enjoy the video, and if you'd like to see more challenges like this definitely let me know! For those of you who know portuguese, you can check out Eka and another one of my best friends' gaming channel here!: Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast I got a postcard in the mail this week with the image above on it. It was a happy surprise and a note from a RISD graduate, named Will Quinn, who told me he reads and enjoys my blog. I was taken with the image and then visited his website to see more of his artwork. I’m pleased that today he’s visiting 7-Imp to talk about his work and share even more art. It’s not the first Sunday of the month, when I tend to feature student or brand-new illustrators, but since I’ll be out of town next weekend at the beginning of February, I’m switching things up and posting that this week.

19 Young Adult Authors To Follow On Instagram Give your Instagram stream a literary makeover with this definitive list of young adult authors whose accounts you should be following. No seriously, go follow them and thank us later. If you like your InstaGs with a side of snark, then make sure to give these authors’ pics a double tap. Sara Benincasa And The 2015 Winners Are… – The Edublog Awards Skip to content And The 2015 Winners Are… -by- Ronnie Burt on Dec 18, 2015 11 Comments

The official blog of the Young Adult Library Services Association “Challenge yourself at #PLA2016 to be extraordinary because extraordinary libraries create extraordinary communities.” This was the theme for the bi-annual conference and it seemed to have genuinely expressed just that. I began the conference by leading a preconference titled “Emerging Adults in Our Libraries: Who are They and Where do we Find Them?” School Library Research (SLR) School Library Research (ISSN: 2165-1019) is the scholarly refereed research journal of the American Association of School Librarians. It is the successor to School Library Media Research (ISSN: 1523-4320) and School Library Media Quarterly Online. The purpose of School Library Research is to promote and publish high quality original research concerning the management, implementation, and evaluation of school library programs.

Amazing Audiobooks Skip to main content Search form a Division of the American Library Association You are at: » YALSA » Amazing Audiobooks Share this page: Share on Facebook Long Island Pre-K Initiative / School Readiness Playbook This Playbook is a compendium of the latest thinking and best practices on community-level collaborative efforts to increase school readiness for young children. The contents are designed to equip community "players" with the knowledge they need to work together. These players may be in law enforcement or libraries; be in school or retired; be members of a faith community or health care professionals. The Playbook includes information about how each community member can contribute. Specifically, it covers: what school readiness is and why it matters; how communities can work together to increase school readiness; how school readiness is a "win" for each potential player; actions diverse players and allies can take; examples and advice from communities successfully working together; a case study of Westbury, New York’s school readiness efforts; ongoing issues and recommendations; links to research, reports and over 150 web sites.

The Greatest Girl Characters of Young Adult Literature This kicks off our new series, Y.A. for Grownups, in which we talk about Y.A. literature—from the now nostalgia-infused stories we devoured as kids to more contemporary tomes being read by young people today. Despite what Joel Stein wants, grownups are reading Y.A. Let's embrace it. Much has been made of Katniss Everdeen as a new generation of girl hero, featuring a compounding of traits ranging from warrior to accidental girl-next-door hero to a new-era survivalist from a revamped frontier myth. NoveList Search Strategies Use our search strategy handouts to tackle challenging reader questions and library scenarios. In each Search Strategy we present a common scenario that you face as a librarian, reader, or parent, and offer several ways to use NoveList to find the books you need. Exploring Books by CultureFinding Books for StorytimeSearching for Books for TweensFinding Books with Diverse CharactersFinding Audiobooks for Every ListenerFinding Books and Resources for Common CoreFinding Books for Your Canadian ReadersFinding Graphic NovelsFinding Read-alikesFinding the Right RomanceSearching for Gentle ReadsFinding "Just Right" BooksSpeed Search NoveList Using Field Codes