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Creative Ideas for Promoting Reader Services. We collect great ideas for promoting readers services in libraries.

Creative Ideas for Promoting Reader Services

Here are just a few of our favorites! Have one to add? Feel free to send it along. Give each staff member their own stock of small cards to hand out to patrons when they're doing in-person RA. Have one side of the card blank for writing down the call numbers of books, and on the other side have the card filled out with the librarian's name, branch, and maybe even their photo. This article explains ideas for making books part of every program you do. Start a series of Staff Picks posts on your blog; it helps readers connect with your staff! Partner with book clubs in your community by offering to host "Booked for Dessert" nights in your library. NoveList Search Strategies. Use our search strategy handouts to tackle challenging reader questions and library scenarios.

NoveList Search Strategies

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. Librarian Design Share – inspiration for library creatives. Refreshing your on- and offline spaces with a bit of library eye candy. MangaBookClubHandbook digital. 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.

Long Island Pre-K Initiative / School Readiness Playbook

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: Best Interactive eBooks.

Library Development:New York State Library. School Library Research (SLR) School Library Research (ISSN: 2165-1019) is the scholarly refereed research journal of the American Association of School Librarians.

School Library Research (SLR)

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. The journal will also emphasize research on instructional theory, teaching methods, and critical issues relevant to school libraries and school librarians. SLR seeks to distribute major research findings worldwide through both electronic publication and linkages to substantive documents on the Internet. The primary audience for SLR includes academic scholars, school librarians, instructional specialists and other educators who strive to provide a constructive learning environment for all students and teachers. ECRP: Early Childhood Research & Practice. 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 Follow Edublogs Thousands of votes have been cast, and we’ve tallied them all up.

And The 2015 Winners Are… – The Edublog Awards

Many thanks to all that nominated, voted, and participated in this year’s awards! Don’t forget, you can find a full list of all nominees here. So without further ado, here are your 2015 Edublog Award winners and top 5 vote-getters in each category… DayByDayNY Family Literacy Calendar - Day By Day NYFamily-Literacy Calendar. ALA Editions. Mediasource.actonservice. Candlewick Press - Resources. National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Home - KidLit.TV. Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. I got a postcard in the mail this week with the image above on it.

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

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. (I will be posting next Sunday, though, for the record. I see good things, and even more potential, in his illustrations.

KidLitosphere Central - Home. Nassau County Library Association Children's Services Division. Youth Services at the Nassau Library System – Youth Services Department. Highlight and Annotate Web Pages, Share Notes, Research Smarter. Graduate School of Library and Information Science. As librarians and information experts, GSLIS students, faculty, and alumni are driven to help others find answers.

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

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. At GSLIS, we believe that open and unfettered access to information is the bedrock of democracy. Random House - Bringing you the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. LibraryWorks. Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 21-27, 2014. GUYS READ. Kinder-Craze: A Kindergarten Teaching Blog. About IFTTT. A community of readers. School Library Journal. Putting the rarin back in librarian since 1999.

The Children's Book Review: Reviews of Kid's Stories and the Best Books for Children and Kids of all Ages. Book-A-Day Almanac.