Collection Maintenance

Books We Love

 

Looking for books that will keep students from sliding in their reading levels this summer?

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.

Getting Started with Digitization: An Introduction for Libraries

 

Do you have special collections that need to be digitized? Digitization projects can be a big undertaking, but the key to success is in the planning process. Libraries must consider content selection, scanning processes, copyright, and making content available for public use.

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.

Going Digital

 

Join us for a one hour free webinar that briefly introduces the critical components of digital content creation and collection development.

Register HERE!

Riding the Range from Your Armchair

 

Do you need to find westerns writers other than Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour for your patrons?

Join Nebraska Library Commission staff for a discussion of western stories that are historical, contemporary, mystery, romance, traditional, or maybe jump new cliffs.

Register HERE!

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