Library Journal Webcast
Holy Bagumba! An exclusive webcast with beloved children’s book authors Kate DiCamillo and Jon Scieszka
Join Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature emeritus Jon Scieszka as they discuss Kate’s latest book FLORA & ULYSSES: THE ILLUMINATED ADVENTURES and the importance of humor in children’s literature. Kate DiCamillo is the author of many beloved books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie. In her new genre-bending novel Flora & Ulysses, Kate delivers a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences.
Our 4th annual online event is back with a dynamic new format, featuring programming designed to take libraries into the future to better serve their community’s evolving needs.
The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries will offer thought-provoking discussions and actionable solutions to some of the biggest challenges libraries are facing, including rethinking collections, engaging the community, and helping students and patrons learn. The program will feature insights on managing new technologies and services; the latest developments in ebooks and streaming media; optimizing discovery; and much more!
Our expert speakers and panelists will present innovative ideas and actionable solutions for and from libraries of all types – school, academic, and public.
Discovery service not doing what you hoped it would? Your library just bought a brand new video collection, but you can’t you find anything in it? As models like PDA and EBA become prevalent in all media formats, ensuring patrons can find what they are looking for is more essential than ever. But many types of content simply don’t rise to the top of discovery service searches, and other searches return too many unrelated results to be truly useful.
Here’s an idea: how about baking discovery into the actual resource? Let two product editors and a librarian walk you through their philosophy of search–that discovery shouldn’t mean losing discipline-specific searching, that videos and scores should be just as easy to find as books and periodicals, and cross-search should be a given – and then see examples of the impact this has on ease of use, find-ability, and ultimately, patron satisfaction.
Learn about fall’s collection of new books for boys during this School Library Journal webcast event. From illustrated books to chapter books, and even audio books topics will range from superheroes to farmers, and then some! Attendees will learn some tips to promote and support genres that boys like, including comic books, graphic novels, sports, and nonfiction, as well as some ideas for creating reading role models and communities for boys grades K-12. If you want ways to get books in the hands of your guys this session will inspire you.
Join us for our Books for Boys webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your readers. Our featured panelists from Annick Press, Random House Listening Library and Egmont USA will discuss genre trends, hot new releases, and upcoming titles.
Doesn’t it seem that wherever romance goes, mayhem follows? And we all know that life as a teenager is full of both of these!
Join SLJTeen‘s Dodie Ownes as she moderates a free one-hour webcast featuring titles presentations from Soho Teen, Tor Teen, and Harlequin Teen,who will offer sneak previews of their new titles for Fall 2013 and 2014. You won’t believe some of the cover art—shocking, sexy, and sensational—that will have your young adult readers picking the book display clean.
- Soho Teen will be sharing Relic, the first in The Books of Eva series from Heather Terrell, will certainly pique the interest of fans of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games; from veteran novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard, What We Lost in the Dark, explores the lives of three teens, two with a deadly allergy to sunlight, who witness a murder; and will acquaint you to their Alex Award-winners, The Night Birds, by Thomas Maltman, and Caring is Creepy, by David Zimmerman.
- You know Ender’s Game is coming to the big screen, so you’ll want to have the movie tie-in from Tor Teen available for your readers. We’ll also be hearing about the Tor Teen’s new Goddess War series from Kendare Blake (Anna Dressed in Blood), which is kicked off with Antigoddess. And weenie fans, god bless ‘em, will be delighted to know that Dave Lubar’s Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies will be on shelves soon.
- Harlequin Teen will be focusing on their “5 Star Reads” line-up which will include Through the Zombie Glass, Iron Traitor, Crash Into You, Pawn and White Hot Kiss.
Summer vacations and summer reading programs are just distant memories now. School is back in session, and now it’s time to restock the library shelves!
Join us for our fall Teen Book Buzz webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your teen readers, and get forthcoming Spring 2014 titles on order.
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Credit cards are a way of life, even at public libraries. However, many library decision-makers are unsure of how to meet their obligations when it comes to protecting patron information. Confusion about the PCI Data Security Standard can inadvertently expose the library to serious consequences.
This Webcast will provide clear-cut, definitive answers about how to accept credit cards, protect patron privacy, and comply with the PCI Standard. Presenters include library professionals who have confronted the challenge as well as an independent Qualified Security Assessor to answer your specific questions.
Join us for an exclusive webcast with beloved children’s book author Kevin Henkes!
Kevin Henkes is the creator of nearly 50 books for children. He has written both picture books and novels; his picture books include Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; Chrysanthemum; and Kitten’s First Full Moon, a winner of the Caldecott Medal. Among his novels are the Newbery Honor Book Olive’s Ocean and the upcoming middle grade novel The Year of Billy Miller.
From apocalyptic adventures to intricate Amish relationships, Christian fiction is so much more than devotion. Whether you are looking for some good clean romance or exciting protagonists guided by the Spirit, this webcast is for you. Discover the latest offerings from David C. Cooke, Kregel Publications, and WaterBrook Multnomah and pick up some inspired reading this fall!
Tamora Pierce is the recipient of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and School Library Journal, honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for the “Song of the Lioness” and “The Protector of the Small” quartets. She lives happily in upstate New York where she continues to write both adult and young adult novels.
Real Life Mysteries and Thrillers
From racially motivated murders and a secret military operation, to the “code of silence” and the life of a teen hit man, the plots of young adult mysteries and thrillers are more varied than ever. These titles are great choices for reluctant teen readers who need a great hook to keep them reading. Elizabeth Stewart (Lynching of Louie Sam), D.J. MacHale (SYLO), Allen Zadoff (Boy Nobody) and Tim Shoemaker (Back Before Dark) will discuss their books, character development, and the importance of pacing in the mystery/thriller genre.
Did someone say medieval assassin nuns? How about a summer vacation in 14th century Florence in the midst of the plague? You know the legend of King Arthur, but have you heard about his treacherous sister Morgause? Does spending time in a mid-19th century clockworks factory sound like fun to you? Historical fantasy is enjoying the spotlight in young adult literature, taking advantage of the genre blending that makes it all possible. Hear Deb Noyes (Plague in the Mirror), Robin LaFevers (Dark Triumph), Elizabeth Wein (The Winter Prince), and Sharon Cameron (The Dark Unwinding) talk about what makes this genre blending so appealing to them.
Technology in Teen Lit
For better or worse, young people today have never known a world without cell phones, the Internet, or social media. Technology is completely ingrained in the lives of today’s teens, and the titles being presented by our panelists demonstrate the good, the bad, and the downright ugly side of this reality. Join Sara Grant (Half Lives), Alex London (Proxy), and Annabel Monaghan (Double Digit) to learn how they weave technology into their stories, and what teen readers can learn from them.
It’s about time to talk about the meaning of diversity—it’s not just sexual orientation or race. The conversation needs to include teens of different religions, social stature, and cultures, and their ability to be discovered and appreciated. Whether the setting is the far future or modern day Japan, the books being discussed on this panel allow teens to draw their own conclusions on what acceptance really is. Join Jonathan Friesen (Aquifer), James Klise (Love Drugged), St. Stephen’s Community House (It’s Not All Black and White), and Amanda Sun (INK) to discover what motivates and informs their stories.
Teenagers already have so much angst and drama in their lives. Wouldn’t it be nice to offer them something that will make them laugh? Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Paul Rudnick (Gorgeous), Don Calame (Call the Shots), and Louise Rozett (Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend) will discuss their books and then turn their stun guns on each other!