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Summer SYNC Line-up announced

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SYNC is back.  So make sure your favorite kiddos have their ear-buds ready for reading this summer.  Please also share this news with your favorite teachers. Beginning on May 15, the SYNC program, associated with the Audiobook Community, will offer teens weekly selections of free digital audiobooks pairings.  Each audiobook pair consists of a current [...]

Sync free audiobook downloads

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Each week this summer, Sync, part of the Audiobook Community, will once again offer free digital audiobooks pairings. Each audiobook pair consists of a current YA title and a thematically connected classic or frequently studied title. The program begins on June 23rd.  And here’s the list: June 23 – June 29 Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater [...]

eCatalog central redux?

Back in July 2009, I was fretting about volume of paper catalogs that arrived in our library, lamenting the waste and limited space issues, and brainstorming about a solution in a post-ALA post.  I was dreaming of an online resource, a catalog central, that would be there when I needed it, always up to date, [...]

Celebrating the ebook mess

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I am leading a panel at the Library Journal Virtual Summit, ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point. Our panel description: School Library Without Walls: New Content, New Collections In the school environment, ebooks provide new opportunities for curriculum support, allowing content to be accessed from the library to the classroom to the home. This panel [...]

Mrs. P’s Magic Library

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My Twitter buddies pointed me to Mrs. P’s Magic Library today.  Mrs. P. hosts: an award-winning FREE interactive digital storybook destination.  Classic children’s stories brought to life by TV star Kathy Kinney as Mrs. P. You may best remember Kathy Kinney as Mimi Bobeck on The Drew Carey Show. Using Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube, [...]

Free books for summer! SYNC shares 2 YA audiobooks each week

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Get out your earbuds. It’s not quite ready for primetime, but you are definitely going to want to share SYNC with your students and teachers and parents before they all leave for summer break.  Consider sticking this all over your website and blog too. Seeking to build the audience (13 and older) for audiobooks, the [...]