Library Journal Webcast

Evaluating Youth Lit — What Makes a Good Book Good?

 

Writing or illustrating a book for kids is easy, right? Those of us who work with children’s books for a living can say emphatically that “no, it isn’t!”

Sure, most people can read a book and tell right away whether it’s great or not-so-great. But what is it, exactly, that makes the difference?

Behind the Scenes: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors

 

Join Kiera Parrott, the reviews director for School Library Journal andLibrary Journal, for a rich conversation with three storied children’s book editors, Kendra Levin of Penguin Young Readers, Alix Reid of Carolrhoda Books, and Mark Siegel of First Second.

Engaging Students and Staff with Digital Content

 

Learn how eBooks and other digital content formats are helping school librarians deliver enhanced educational and recreational reading opportunities to students and educators. We’ll share best practices and real-life examples from K-12 librarians who’ve lead successful digital shifts and more deeply engaged their school communities in reading.

Children, Children, What Do You See? Using the Whole Book Approach at Storytime

 

In a world of rapid digital change, the picture book is a powerful reminder of why traditional bookmaking matters. There’s something important in a book’s very physicality and the way it brings together adults and children in a shared reading experience.

Reading on Mobile Devices: Challenges and Opportunities

 

Now, more than ever, school librarians are leading creative technology use in K–12, from maker activities and robotics to mobile devices. Led by top practitioners in the field, these one-hour free programs will provide practical takeaway information on these hot topics in ed tech.

Using Technology to Engage the Reluctant Reader

 

Now, more than ever, school librarians are leading creative technology use in K–12, from maker activities and robotics to mobile devices. Led by top practitioners in the field, these one-hour free programs will provide practical takeaway information on these hot topics in ed tech.

New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home

 

With the elevated emphasis of higher learning standards, providing patrons with informative, high-quality (and highly appealing) nonfiction is more vital than ever. Outstanding nonfiction is key to meeting the needs of all readers, from the very youngest library users to high school students.

The Digital Shift: Libraries Connecting Communities

 

Join Library Journal and School Library Journal for the 6th annual Digital Shift virtual conference to focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital transition’s impact on libraries and their communities.

Engaging Reluctant Middle Grade Readers

 

Getting a struggling and/or reluctant reader excited about books is a challenge for many librarians. Very often, a voracious reader is hidden within these kids—they just need to find the right books to help spark their interests.

Behind the Scenes: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors

 

Join Kiera Parrott, SLJ’s review editor, for a conversation with three storied children’s book editors, Neal Porter of Roaring Brook Press, Sheila Barry of Groundwood Books, and Kathy Dawson of Penguin.

Fresh Titles for Book Clubs

 

Do you struggle to find titles that your book clubs will devour and jumpstart lively discussions?

Discovery Services and the User Experience

 

Libraries have invested a great deal of time and effort into choosing and implementing discovery systems, often to mixed responses from students and faculty.

Join this webcast to learn how libraries have marketed these services to their users and assessed users’ experience with discovery tools.

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