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My first Summit report

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What I loved about the past three days at the SLJ Summit in Arlington, was the blend.  The discussion was reading, and we discussed reading in all its glorious traditional and emerging formats. Forward-thinking practicing librarians interacted with other reading passionate stakeholders–an array of authors, illustrators, researchers, publishers, distributors, developers, content aggregators, school administrators, and [...]

Still time for the Trailees!

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Good news!  The deadline is extended for SLJ’s Trailee Awards! If you missed the August 31 deadline to nominate your favorite book trailer–perhaps because of that little thing called summer–you still have time to gather those little video gems. The deadline is extended till September 15. Submit your favorite book trailer in any of these [...]

CLSA Bookstore

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Jane Lofton, librarian at Mira Costa High School, asked me share Jackie Siminitus’ new promotional flyer for the Cafe Press Library Store (cafepress.com/csla). The online store features art donated by book illustrators in support of the new California Campaign for Strong School Libraries. You don’t have to be from California to appreciate and use these [...]

Children’s book apps: 2 review tools

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I rely on professional journals to help me decide which books to buy.  But the book app market is an emerging new frontier for libraries.  As many of move our collections into interactive media-rich ereader/ebook/app book mode, where do we turn for advice?  And how do we select or help parents and teachers select the [...]