Daily Archives: January 27, 2012

Children’s Literature Update 2012 Webinar

Title:  Children’s Literature Update 2012

Presenter:  Penny Peck

Format:  Webinar

Date:  Thursday, February 2, 2012

Start Time:

12 Noon Pacific
1PM Mountain
2PM Central
3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge and registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No Passwords are required.  For Tips and Registration Information, please go to http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/tips.html

For more information and to participate in the Thursday, February 2, 2012 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/children%E2%80%99s-literature-update-2012

Frustrated that you cannot think of a recommendation when a child asks for a “good book to read?”    Tired of recommending the same books because you can’t think of anything new to recommend to a child visiting the library?

Discover the new books that you can recommend to children who use your library! Hear about books published in 2011, and upcoming Spring 2012 titles, that will be popular with children ages 0-12. These include picture books, easy readers, transitional fiction, genre fiction for middle grades, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, and more!  Hear about books that will appeal to the “reluctant reader,” boys who may have drifted away from reading, and books that will have popularity with a wide audience of children.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  •     Be able to identify “read-alikes” – other books you can recommend to children after you find out their favorite book
  •     Discover books that will grab the attention of reluctant readers, including the newest graphic novels for kids, nonfiction including “gross” topics, and popular culture titles
  •     Hear a recap of the recent ALA awards (such as Newbery, Caldecott, etc.) and other recent children’s book awards, to make sure you have these available to recommend
  •     Take away a list of helpful websites to use when doing readers’ advisory, and sites that will help you keep up-to-date on the latest children’s books

This webinar will be of interest to any library staff or volunteer who serves children ages 0-12, in either public or school libraries.

Do you require an accommodation?
Closed captioning will be provided upon request. For this service, please notify ipweb@infopeople.org at least 72 hours before the webinar.
If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check our archive listing at:


Electronic Services Librarian needed!

Full-time, Non-Tenured Track Externally Funded Faculty Position for Spring 2012.

Cañada College is seeking an innovative and student-centered Electronic Resources Librarian to provide leadership for the development of distance education programing and resources campus-wide. These will include online resources and services for distance education courses as well as online library resources and services for all students. The Electronic Resources Librarian will work with librarians, faculty, and staff across campus to integrate library services into online learning.

The Electronic Resources Librarian is expected to be active professionally in the fields of librarianship and distance education and will keep abreast of emerging technologies and trends for a diverse study body (including Basic Skills, ESL, Transfer, Career and Technical, and Honors students). This includes trends in electronic library resources, such electronic books and journals, electronic textbooks, open educational resources, and digital literacy. The Electronic Resources Librarian will collaborate with the campus Instructional Designer to provide training for the campus community on new technologies and online resources.

More information: https://jobs.smccd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=140553