Fresh Lit 2014 (With a Look Ahead to 2015)
Roz Reisner has agreed to reschedule this popular annual webinar for Wednesday, December 10 from 10-11:30 AM. If you registered for it over the summer, we sent you an email to say we’re holding your place. If you need to cancel, let us know and we will take care of that for you.
Tracking popular genre authors is easy—the bestseller list is filled with thrillers, mysteries, fantasies, and paranormal novels—but what about all that great literary fiction, the mainstay of so many of our readers and “best” lists? Join Roz Reisner to learn about the best of the recent and forthcoming midlist literary fiction from the big publishing houses and the best small literary presses, so you’ll be able to suggest titles to your patrons. We’ll also share resources for keeping up with new titles.
After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
- Recommend current and forthcoming literary fiction to your Readers’ Advisory patrons;
- Identify and use print and online resources for staying abreast of new and upcoming titles.
- Learn which small presses are publishing interesting, award-winning, literary fiction.
This 90-minute webinar will include a 60-minute presentation and 30 minutes for Q&A, as well as an interactive portion about resources and keeping up with new and forthcoming titles.
As always, we will record and archive the webinar and all related materials for those of you who can't participate in real time, one week after the completion of the event.
Registration is open through December 5, but space is limited - about 60 people registered over the summer and have elected to stay registered, so claim your seat today!
SAVE THE DATE!
Transparency is the New Black:
New Literacies That Look FABULOUS On You
Audience: especially designed for school librarians, with valuable insights for all practitioners!
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 3:00 - 4:15 PM
Presented by Gwyneth Jones, The Daring Librarian
Registration opens at 9 AM on Monday, December 15, 2014
Be daring and go transparent! Straight from the Paris & New York runways, it's time to be on-trend and change into that digital shift! 8 stunning ways to pump up your web presence and stand out from the crowd by being culturally literate, curation cultured, interweb savvy, and cloud computing friendly. Advocate for your practice and our profession by embracing social media and start strutting your stuff. Having a hip web presence isn't showing off - it's sharing with the community! Gather ‘round, it’s time to make it work!
After participating in this webinar, you’ll be able to do the following - all at no cost and with minimal time invested:
- Establish a presence for your school library media program on one of the eight services presented and enhance the work you’re already doing in those spaces;
- Build cultural literacy into your daily teaching and learning practice;
- Advocate for your students, colleagues, and your school library media program throughout the Internet.
Learn at Your Own Pace With Our Webinar Archives
If you couldn't participate in our October or November webinars in real-time, we're happy to share with you the archives for both. Bookmark and learn at your own pace!
Internet Explorers: Social Libraries and Building Communities Online, presented by Amanda Brennan, a librarian who works on the Community Team at Tumblr.
What you can look forward to: Amanda's slides, fabulous handout of annotated links, and a recording of her presentation.
What you'll learn: After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
- Interact with social network communities outside of Facebook or Twitter, including Tumblr, YouTube and Instagram
- Identify ways to create enriched and enriching web-based content for your local community, as well as the internet community at large
- Identify and implement new ways to interpret your library’s physical collections in a digital manner
Beyond Storytime: Creative Ways to Support Early Literacy in the Children's Department and the Home, presented by Melissa Depper, Supervisor of Early Literacy Specialists at Arapahoe Library District in Colorado.
What you can look forward to: Melissa's slides, her annotated links handout, a two-page PDF of early literacy activities for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and a recording of Melissa's interactive presentation.
What you'll learn: After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Articulate rationales for expanding support for early literacy beyond storytime
- Recognize the early literacy components of existing programs and services for children and their caregivers
- Use a "remixing" brainstorming strategy to identify new early learning opportunities in your library
Save the Dates: Super Library Supervisor Returns!
Our annual series of workshops for new library supervisors will return this spring. Please save the dates below. We’ll open registration on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015. We usually fill all 25 spots by noon on the first day of registration.
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015
- Wednesday, April 8, 2015
- Wednesday, May 6, 2015
- Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Location: Monroe Township Public Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831 (Middlesex County)
Target Audience: Library staff who are currently supervisors and have less than five years experience. (More experienced supervisors are welcome, if this is their first supervisory training.)
Cost: $199 - includes all course materials, continental breakfast and lunch for all 4 sessions.