The School Library Journal "Good Comics for Kids team" presented a panel titled “Good Comics for Kids" at the 2010 American Library Association conference, and handed out a list of core comics now posted at the SLJ website.
Christy Shannon Smirl asked PubLib folk for suggestions for simple ways for to use book donations for replacements and/or additional copies of popular titles. Her library's selectors "would like to find a better system for identifying and 'trapping' donations that we need for the collection.
The American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners for top books, audiobooks, and video for children and young adults — including the Caldecott and Newbery awards — at its January 18, 2010 midwinter meeting in Boston. For a quick summary of all the YMA awards, read ALA's press release which lists all the Youth Media Award-winners. And here are links to press releases for each award:
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is giving away over 1200 new books, videos, CDs, and audiocassettes; apply for your chance to win and add these new materials to your library's collection!
Applicants must demonstrate:
Linda Steffen (director of Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose) shared this young adult / teen collection development tip:
To help find out what kids are reading ask the high school library staff what's getting a lot of use. You can also check the book aisle at Wal-Mart.