Tech Presentations at the Table Talk Mashup

YALSA receives lots of comments about the annual conference every year, and two common ones are that members crave more variety in the programming offered and that they want more opportunities to present their own ideas. To help meet these desires the YALSA board developed a new format called the Table-Talk Mashup. The Mashup—happening at this year’s ALA Conference on Sunday, June 26 from 4:00 to 5:30—-brings 16 different mini-presentations for attendees to choose from and experience. Think science fair for librarians, and you’ll have a pretty good idea what the feel of the room will be like.

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be posting details about individual presentations that cover similar themes or topics. This time I’m focusing on the presentations that look at technology and how it’s used in the school or public library. I hope to see you there!

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YALSA Podcast Episode #98: The Art of Book Reviewing

For episode #98 we are joined by critics Francisca Goldsmith, Candice Mack and Eva Volin to discuss the fine art of book reviewing and how it relates to the world of libraries.

Book Reviewing

If’  you prefer, you may go to the’ YALSA Podcast Site, download the Mp3 file and listen to it on the Mp3 player of your choice. To avoid missing future episodes, add’ the feed to Itunes or any other rss feed tracker.

After listening to the episode, come back to the post and let us know what you think about the book review sources out there, how you use them and even things about them that frustrate you.

YALSA Podcast Episode #97: OneBillionPoets.com

For episode #97 we talk to Alex Trivas, an English teacher at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles, California and the creator of One Billion Poets, a new website that uses social networking tools to expose teens to poetry.

OneBillionPoets.com

If’  you prefer, you may go to the’ YALSA Podcast Site, download the Mp3 file and listen to it on the Mp3 player of your choice. To avoid missing future episodes, add’ the feed to Itunes or any other rss feed tracker.

After listening to the podcast, please take a look at the website OneBillionPoets.com and let us know what you think in the comments section. Alex also published a helpful article listing writing prompts and exercises that can be used in the classroom and in conjunction with his site.

 

 

YALSA Podcast Episode #96: Jesse Karp

For Episode #96 we talk to librarian and YALSA member Jesse Karp about the release of his first published novel, a Young Adult story entitled Those That Wake.

Interview with Jesse Karp

For more information on Jesse, his novel and other upcoming projects please check out his website beyondwhereyoustand.com.

If’  you prefer, you may go to the YALSA Podcast Site, download the Mp3 file and listen to it on the Mp3 player of your choice. To avoid missing future episodes, add the feed to Itunes or any other rss feed tracker.

YALSA Podcast Episode #95: Think Big About Advocacy

For this episode of the YALSA podcast we talk to Michelle Gorman and Kelly Czarnecki of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg library system, whose Teen Video Advocacy Project won YALSA’s Think Big About Advocacy Contest.

Think Big About Advocacy

If’  you prefer, you may go to the YALSA Podcast site, download the Mp3 file and listen to it on the Mp3 player of your choice. To avoid missing future episodes, add the feed to Itunes or any other rss feed tracker.

To see the videos and read more about YALSA’s Think Big About Advocacy contest, go the contest page on YALSA’s website.

YALSA Podcast Episode #94: Interviews with Molly Krichten and Gail Tobin

This week’s episode concludes the podcast’s coverage of the YALSA 2011 election. This week’s guest are Molly Krichten and Gail Tobin, who are both running this year for spots on the YALSA Board of Directors.

Interviews with Molly Krichten and Gail Tobin

If you prefer, you may download the podcast at the’ YALSA Podcast site and transfer the file to the mp3 player of your choice.

Voting this year will open up on March 16. You can prepare your votes ahead of time by checking out the’ sample ballot and some of the’ previous coverage on the YALSA blog and YALSA Podcast.

 

YALSA Podcast Episode #93: Interview with Jack Martin, Candidate for YALSA President-Elect

This week’s episode continues the podcast’s ongoing coverage of the YALSA election. This week’s guest is Jack Martin, one this year’s two candidates for President-Elect of YALSA’s Board of Directors.

Interview with Jack Martin

If you prefer, you may download the podcast at the’ YALSA Podcast site and transfer the file to the mp3 player of your choice.

Voting this year will open up on March 16. You can prepare your votes ahead of time by checking out the sample ballot and some of the previous coverage on the YALSA blog and YALSA Podcast.

YALSA Podcast Episode #92: Interview With Mary Hastler, Candidate for YALSA’s President-Elect

This episode’ continues the podcast’s coverage of YALSA’s 2011 elections.’  This week’s guest is Mary Hastler, one of this year’s candidates for President-Elect of YALSA’s Board of Directors. Please visit this earlier post for the full slate of candidates running this ‘ year.

Interview with Mary Hastler

If you prefer, you may download the podcast at the’ YALSA Podcast site and transfer the file to the mp3 player of your choice.

 

YALSA Podcast #91: Interviews With the Candidates for YALSA Fiscal Officer

This episode’ continues the podcast’s coverage of YALSA’s 2011 elections.’  The guests this time are Jerene Battisti and Penny Johnson, who are both running this year for Fiscal Officer of YALSA’s Board of Directors.

Interviews with the 2011 YALSA Fiscal Officer Candidates

If you prefer, you may download the podcast at the’ YALSA Podcast site and transfer the file to the mp3 player of your choice.

YALSA Podcast #90: Interviews with the Candidates for YALSA Secretary

This episode’ continues the podcast’s coverage of YALSA’s 2011 elections.’  The guests this time are Krista McKenzie and Sarajo Wentling, who are both running this year for the office of Secretary of YALSA’s Board of Directors.

Interviews with 2011 Candidates for YALSA Secretary

If you prefer, you may download the podcast at the’ YALSA Podcast site and transfer the file to the mp3 player of your choice.

You can find the full ballot of everyone running this year online here. Voting this year begins in March.