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Edwards Award

And now, for a bit of blatant self-promotion. I am a candidate for the 2016 Edwards Award Committee! The Edwards Award ”honors an author, as well as a specific body of his or her work, for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine. It [...]

Pop Programming!

PopGoesTheLibrary

Remember my self promotion post from a few days back, about Pop Goes the Library: Using Pop Culture to Connect to Your Whole Community AKA the book that Sophie Brookover and I wrote? And I said how Sophie and I have contributed a couple of guest posts to our publisher’s blog, ITI Books Blog? Well, [...]

Pop Technology!

PopGoesTheLibrary

Excuse a little blatant self promotion; yes, it’s about the book Sophie Brookover and I wrote in 2008, Pop Goes the Library: Using Pop Culture to Connect to Your Whole Community (Information Today). Sophie and I have contributed a couple of guest posts to our publisher’s blog, ITI Books Blog. The first post: Don’t Be [...]

Pop Goes the Library

PopGoesTheLibrary

And now, a little Blatant Self Promotion. Back in 2008, Sophie Brookover and I wrote a book, Pop Goes the Library: Using Pop Culture to Connect to Your Whole Community (Information Today). The Library Journal review; In the Library With a Lead Pipe review; American Libraries; and Booklist. From the publisher website: “You loved the [...]

Best of YALS

yalsa

…and “all about me.” And, a lot of smart, talented people. Megan Fink has edited a terrific book for YALSA, Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week: Tips and Resources for YALSA’s Initiatives (ALA, 2011). It’s the first edition of the planned Best of YALS series. From the book jacket: “For the first time, YALSA has [...]

Hey, That’s Me!

The Chicago Tribune covered the Youth Media Awards with a photo and an article in Newbery, Caldecott Medals Awarded. And I am one of the people in the photo! Note to self for next year: yes, it’s early, but put on some makeup. FuseEight and people in the comments have identified most of the people [...]

Vintage is Fancy Talk for Old

This past ALA was my first time attending the Newbery Award Banquet — and I even made it to On the Red Carpet at ALA with Kristin Clark Venuti and Jim Averbeck! I appear in the Fashion Statement segment. “Vintage” means it’s last year’s dress and I wore it last year’s Printz Award Reception. Check [...]