Book Trailers for the Win

Book Trailers are a fun way to promote books.  Colleen from Menomonie often uses them as part of the mix when she is booktalking to teens.  Some libraries feature them prominently on websites.  This seems like a cool project for a teen advisory board,...

Be a Mentor or a Mentee!

This means you, you awesome librarians of IFLS-Land! ALSC mentoring program applications now open for Spring 2014The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced the opening of spring 2014 applications for the ALSC mentoring program. The program is...

Inspiring Even When Gone

Yesterday, Pete Seeger, a folksinger, activist and storyteller who had a profound effect on the world, died at the age of 94.  I just found out, and I’m sitting here at work, weeping.  When I think about the important influences of my life, Pete Seeger...

Award Books Announced!

I must admit that I was distracted by a busy weekend and thoughts of surviving cold and drifting snow and I forgot all about the ALA Book and Media Award announcements that happened this morning.In case you are in a similar situation, take a peek at this year’s...