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Please help ALSC Emerging Leaders Team by taking a short survey on library leadership

March 24th 2017

Hi, Everyone, I’m forwarding a request from one of the ALA/ALSC Emerging Leaders team who are doing a research report on current trends and needs of youth services librarians as it pertains to leadership training. She asked if I would ask you if you would be willing to complete a brief *2-3 minute survey* to assist them in their research. Thanks! ~Sharon ** *Take the "Path to Youth Library Leadership" Survey* ALSC's Emerging Leaders Team invites you to take a short survey to help them in studying ...Continue Reading

Teen Author Fest 2017 - NYC

March 22nd 2017

FYI, Sunday, March 26th - Teen Author Fest 2017 No-Foolin’ Mega-Signing Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 1-4:30 pm The 10th annual NYC Teen Author Festival is here. At nine days long, and featuring over 100 authors, with thrilling panel discussions and riveting readings, this is a teen book extravaganza like no other. And, for the GRAND FINALE we invite you to please join us at Books of Wonder on Sunday, March 26th, from 1:00-4:30 PM for a mega-signing WITH 70 AUTHORS! -- we're NOT kidding! - ...Continue Reading

Soliciting 2019 summer reading craft or programming ideas

March 22nd 2017

Please excuse cross-postings Hi, Everyone, I have a favor to ask! If you have any programming or craft suggestions for children, teens or adults for the 2019 summer reading program - theme is SPACE - would you please send them to me by April 7, 2017? (the 2018 music themed manuals are already finished). I'm asking for more than just a brief idea, but more detailed/complete directions for a craft or program or an online link to a program or craft. Space doesn't just have to mean outer space, either. It can mean spac ...Continue Reading

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens starts April 27

March 22nd 2017

*GET READY FOR SYNC AUDIOBOOKS FOR TEENS FOR 2017* The 2017 season of SYNC returns April 27, 2017! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program that pairs YA books with classics for teens 13+. SYNC is thrilled to be offering 16 weeks of great listening this summer, thanks to SYNC’s publisher partners and OverDrive. Teens have the opportunity to download free audiobooks to listen to (and keep forever once they have been downloaded through OverDrive’s App). There is a toolkit you can use to publicize it with your teens ...Continue Reading

volunteers needed for annual Youth Services Forum planning committee

March 17th 2017

Please excuse cross-postings * * *Seeking Volunteers for the annual Youth Services Forum Planning Committee * Have you attended the Youth Services Forum in the past and felt the desire to have more of an impact on the programs offered? The Youth Services Forum, an annual conference for youth services librarians, is looking for volunteers for the Forum’s planning committee (you must be a member of NJLA). You would be working closely with Jennifer Schureman, Project Manager and Sharon Rawlins, Project Consult ...Continue Reading

Children's Position Open at Randolph Township Library

March 17th 2017

FYI, The Randolph Township Library is seeking an energetic, innovative, proactive and customer-service oriented individual for the position of Children's Services Librarian. This is a full-time position requires experience in programming, technology, collection development, and in providing excellent customer service.  Our library is very busy and offers a variety of programs for children, teens, and families including story times, book clubs, science programs, arts & crafts, and special events.  Oth ...Continue Reading

Fwd: Help Libraries Serve Refugees

March 17th 2017

Hi, Everyone, I received this on the NJLA Diversity-Outreach listserv and I’m passing to along to you, since I think this information is of interest to youth services librarians too - especially the booklists. ~Sharon *Hello and happy late Thursday to the newsletter!  (Hat tip to Maud Newton for this one!) Though the travel ban is temporarily on hold, refugees world-wide as well as those here in the US need our help and support more than ever before. Here's one way to get involved. * *The Libr ...Continue Reading

Position as Head of Children's Services Open at Pequannock Township Public Library

March 16th 2017

FYI, Just passing this job posting along: Below is the job posting (also at https://njla.org/content/head-childrens-services-pequannock-township-public-library). For geographical reference, Pequannock is located in northeastern Morris County and borders Wayne, Butler, Riverdale, Pompton Lakes, Kinnelon, and Lincoln Park. *Pequannock Township Public Library* *Head of Children's Services* The Pequannock Township Public Library is seeking an energetic, innovative, outgoing and proactive candidate for the po ...Continue Reading

Apply for Eclipse Glasses and Receive an Eclipse Education Kit

March 10th 2017

FYI, I've included this item in minutes to the CSS section, but don't think I sent it out separately on the listservs. -Sharon *Apply for Eclipse Glasses and Receive an Eclipse Education Kit * On August 21, 2017, a spectacular total eclipse of the Sun will be visible across the width of the continental U.S. for the first time since 1918.  Every state will have at least 60% of the Sun covered by the Moon, and lucky people on a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see the stunning beauty of tota ...Continue Reading

BookLinx Book Evaluation Group Looking for New Reviewers

March 9th 2017

*BookLinx Book Evaluation Group Looking for Reviewers* * * BookLinx Book Evaluation Program has scheduled their next meeting for May 16th, 2017. They continue to recruit new reviewers.   To participate, see information below. The next meeting announcement listed below is also on their website (booklinx.org): Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Rahway Public Library, 2 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, 07065 (Between E Milton Ave and Main St), (732) 340-1551 ~Preview 4:00  ~Reviews/Selections&nbs ...Continue Reading
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