Over the past several weeks and months I’ve written a number of posts about the world of search and tools teens use in order to locate information. I’ve talked about Twitter, new search sites like Searchme and TinEye, and social news sites like Social Median.’ What I hadn’t mentioned in the past, but need to now, is YouTube.
In this podcast listen to IA school librarian Joel Shoemaker interview Micheal L. Printz Award winners Terry Trueman and Gene Yang in a celebration of teen reading, teen publishing, and the Printz Award.’ The audio begins with Joel Shoemaker introducing the program to audience members.
This weekend my library held a music conference for teens and adults that brought in dj’s, recording artists, reps from record labels and more. It was of course not only a great opportunity for teens to network but they could also show off their music, dance, and dj’ing talents that they’ve learned and developed while at the library.
In this first in our podcasts from the YALSA YA Lit Symposium, Lindsey Dunn talks with a variety of attendees about their experience at the event. Conversations took place at the YALSA receptions on Friday and Saturday evenings, the genre lunch, and following some of the Symposium programs.
As I was browsing the Tribune online, I came across this quote from Barack Obama’s letter bidding goodbye to Illinois as a Senator, “I learned how to disagree without being disagreeable.” That quote has stuck with me all day, and fortunately I was able to share it with someone that wrote it down and who will hopefully pass it on as well. I think it’s such a fitting quote for so many professions, even librarians (especially librarians?!). Continue reading
YALSA is seeking a Member Manager for its blog. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2008. The Member Manager will be responsible for the content and look of the blog, and will work closely to recruit and oversee designated bloggers. The mission of the YALSA Blog is to provide a virtual space for publishing information about time sensitive issues and to provide a forum for members and the library community to discuss matters relating to serving teens through libraries. Continue reading