YALSA Podcast #105- Elections Candidates for the Board of Directors

This episode continues coverage of YALSA’s 2012 elections. The following podcasts are interviews with the four candidates for the Board of Directors.

Candice Mack

Matthew Moffett

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Sarah Sogigan

Priscille Dando

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

Support Effective School Library Programs

There has been ample buzz at Midwinter regarding signing an online petition initiated by Carl Harvey, 2011-2012, AASL president to “ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program.” As of this post, over 14,000 signatures are still needed by February 4 in order for the petition to be viewed by White House Staff.

The petition in its entirety can be read and signed here: Ensure that every child in American has access to an effective school library program. A blog post on AASL with comments about the petition can be viewed here.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the petition as well as how the word can be shared with colleagues and other library supporters. Note that anyone 13 or older can create or sign a petition. This is a great advocacy project for your teens to sign on to!

YALSA Podcast #104: Badges for Lifelong Learning

This episode’s guest is Erin Knight, Learning Director for the Mozilla Foundation. Erin walks us through all the ins and outs of Mozilla’s new education initiative Badges for Lifelong Learning, a developing system that will enable users to highlight and gain recognition for specialized learning and achievements outside the standard classroom or workplace.

Badges for Lifelong Learning

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.

For more information on the program you can visit the project website openbadges.org. Please also check out the Digital Media and Learning Competition for proposals issued by a number of different organizations, including YALSA, for different ways of using the project.

Thanks for listening!

YALSA Podcast Episode #103: Graphic Novels in Your School Library with Jesse Karp

For this episode we are happy to bring back librarian, author and YALSA member Jesse Karp to discuss his new book Graphic Novels in Your School Library, currently available through ALA Editions.

Graphic Novels in Your School Library with Jesse Karp

For more information on Jesse and his various projects, including sample lesson plans from his book, please visit 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.

Thanks for listening!

YALSA Podcast Episode #102: Megan Honig of YALS

For this episode we sit down with Megan Honig, editor-in-chief for YALS, YALSA’s own quarterly journal. Megan tells us about some of the highlights of the November, 2011 issue as well as the brand new online component that will enhance the content of the print version of YALS.

YALSA Podcast # 102

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YALSA Podcast #101: Teens & Music

This episode’s guest is April Layne Pavis. As convener for YALSA’s Teen Music Interest Group, April takes us on a whirlwind tour of teens, music and ways to integrate music into your own library’s programming.

Teens & Music

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If’  you’re interested, check out the Teen Interest Group on’  ALA Connect; while there you can get ideas, learn about new music or even share programming ideas of’  your own.

YALSA Podcast Episode #100: Serving New Adults

For this episode we talk to Thomas Knowlton, librarian for the New York Public Library and Convener for YALSA’s Serving New Adults Interest Group, about new adults: who they are, how to reach them and some of the unique programs they might be looking for.

Serving New Adults

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For further information please check out these links mentioned in the episode:

YALSA’s Serving New Adults Interest Group: bit.ly/newadults-yalsa

New York Public Libraries Sci-Fi Summmer Program: bit.ly/scifisummer

YALSA Podcast Episode #99: 2011 ALA Annual Preview

For episode #99 we’re talking New Orleans as we preview some of the upcoming YALSA-oriented events happening at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference. First we talk to Penny Johnson, who gives us the big rundown on The Nuts and Bolts of Serving Teens Pre-conference. Then Blog Manager MK Eagle interviews Matt Moffett about The Table Talk Mashup Program and things close out with Gretchen Kolderup giving us a nice overview of the Speed Networking for YA Librarians event.

2011 ALA Annual Preview

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To find out more about these and other YALSA-related events happening at this year’s annual conference, take a look at the YALSA Conference Wiki.

 

 

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

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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.