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What’s New in Young Adult Literature? A Webinar from Infopeople

What’s New in Young Adult Literature 2014
Presenter:  Michael Cart
Format:  Webinar
Date:  Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Start Time:          12 Noon Pacific

  •     Do you know the latest trends in Young Adult literature are?
  •     Looking for emerging authors?
  •     Need a list of the latest “hot” YA books?
  •     Want recommendations for the best adult books for YAs?

The world of young adult literature is a dramatically dynamic one that, in the last decade, has become among the most vibrantly active in all of publishing. Each publishing season brings a plethora of new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation.
Keeping up with all these changes and the over 5,000 new titles flooding the market each year can be a full-time job. This webinar will help you identify new trends and know the best new titles for your collection development.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will be familiar with current:

  •     Trends informing the dynamic world of YA literature and publishing
  •     New YA fiction – both novels of realism and genre fiction – that comprises “first purchases” for YA collections
  •     Non-fiction for both recreational and classroom use
  •     Graphic novels and comics
  •     Adult books for young adults and New Adults

This webinar will be of interest to both public and school library staff with young adult collection development responsibilities.  For more information and to participate in the Wednesday, June 11, 2014 webinar, go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=407.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button (at the top and bottom of this page). If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar you can join directly from the thank you page by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

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:  http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived

Simply Irresistible: Storytimes for 2 and Under

An Infopeople online course, February 15, 2013 to March 4, 2013

Do you want to establish your library as a leader in early literacy? Build strong relationships with parents and caregivers of young children? And best of all, do you want to work with a storytime audience that is “simply irresistible”? Join experienced Infopeople Instructor and expert storytime presenter Colleen Willis to learn how to:

  • Prepare and deliver a literacy-based storytime
  • Use “parent patter” during the program
  • Identify and equip an appropriate space
  • Select age-appropriate resources and activities

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.

For a complete course description and to register go to http://infopeople.org/training/simply-irresistible-storytimes-2-and-under

 

Social Networking for Youth Services Librarians

The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California now has a blog, a Facebook Page, and Twitter:

Check out ACL’s new social networking avenues, maintained by Penny Peck and Meredith Steiner.
Blog: http://bayviewsandmore.wordpress.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BayViews
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/#!/ACLBayViews

The blog is fun for any youth services librarian, not just those in California, as it lists news such as book awards, obituaries of authors or illustrators, programming ideas, Review of the Week, and more!

Workshop for Working with Tweens @ your Library

Betwixt and Be Tween –Tips on how to effectively serve your Tween population.
Thursday, May 10, 2012, 9:30 a.m. – Noon at the Castro Valley Library in the Chabot/Canyon meeting rooms.

Speakers include:
Christie Inocencio –Owner of “Christie’s Creative Cupboard,” Home Schooler and mother of six.
Penny Peck –Librarian for 25 years, part-time Instructor at San José State University, and author of Reader’s Advisory for Children and Tweens (Libraries Unlimited, 2010).
Pete Villasenor –Children’s Librarian from Oakland Public Library, will speak on successful everyday dealings with tweens.
Contact: Sandy Silva, 925-931-3412 or ssilva@cityofpleasantonca.gov
Register online to hold your spot: http://host7.evanced.info/pls/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=475
Price: $15.  Deadline is May 3, 2012.  (And for $15, why not?  What a bargain!).
Checks should be made payable to Pacific Library Partnership.

Surly tweens

Surly tweens, coming to a library near you