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ALSC Webinar on Problematic Award-Winning Texts 9-28, noon

September 24th 2021

Please excuse cross postings * * *FYI,* * * *ALSC Webinar on Tuesday 9/28, 11 am (CT) Noon (ET)* * * *Problematic Award-Winning Texts: Daniel Boone, the Newbery Award, and Children’s Librarianship*   *Description* According to Melanie D. Koss and Kathleen A. Paciga, “Newbery Medal winners rarely go out of print… Since its inception, only one book is currently out of print, /Daniel Boone /by James Daugherty (1939), due to extreme racism and perpetuation of stereotypes” (2020). But are after 100 years ...Continue Reading

Public Library Staff Invited to Help Evaluate Computational Thinking Assessment Tools For Youth

September 24th 2021

FYI,   The University of Maryland iSchool's IMProving Assessment of Computational Thinking in Libraries (IMPACT Libraries) research team is looking for public library staff to help us evaluate a series of assessment tools developed to measure the success of Computational Thinking (CT) programs for youth ages 11-18.  Participating libraries will use assessment tools that we have developed to assess their youth CT programs. By CT programs, we mean activities that engage youth with concepts and practices related ...Continue Reading

EDI Assembly : Upcoming Banned Books Week Events

September 23rd 2021

FYI,   Here’s a listing of events for Banned Books Week that may be of interest.   ~Sharon Join One World Lit and the American Library Association on Wednesday, September 29 at 8:00 PM ET on Zoom for a special Ideas & Action virtual... EDI Assembly Post New Message Upcoming Banned Books Week Events Email a reply to the discussion Send a private message via email ...Continue Reading

Princeton Book Jam Saturday Sept. 25

September 21st 2021

*Please join us for Book Jam, a virtual presentation of the Princeton Children's Book Festival on Saturday Sept. 25, 2021.* Sessions will start at 11 a.m. run through the afternoon. Book lovers can tune in and ask questions in lively panel discussions with the participating authors and illustrators.  jaZams, our local independent bookseller, will handle book sales for the event. A portion of sales will be donated to the library. Complete Book Jam details here including lineup, schedule, and link to stream th ...Continue Reading

Youth Services Library Trainee Job Opening - East Brunswick Public Library

September 20th 2021

FYI,   East Brunswick Public Library -Youth Services Library Trainee Salaried Full-time   Schedule 35 hours per week, including regular weekend and evening shifts.   Duties East Brunswick Public Library, an innovative library serving a diverse community in central New Jersey, is searching for a passionate, creative, and self-motivated library student to join our Youth Services department. The Youth Services Library Trainee will work closely with YS librarians to serve the educational and informational ne ...Continue Reading

CSLP Virtual Summer Symposium - Save the Date! December 2, 2021

September 20th 2021

CSLP is excited to announce our first Summer Symposium.   *               Collaborative Summer Library Program* *                             Summer Symposium* *Who is this conference for?* All library staff that are interested in summer programming. *Where is the conference?* Virtually* *anywhere with ...Continue Reading

Seeking Librarians for STEM Cryptography Program Development

September 17th 2021

Hi, Everyone,   I am forwarding this for informational purposes only. I received this request from Linda Tripp, Collection Development Librarian, SCLSNJ, on behalf of the University of Chicago Center for STEM Education. Feel free to share it with any of your colleagues that work with middle grade youth.   The University of Chicago Center for STEM Education is seeking two public librarians to assist them as they develop a library cryptography club/program for middle grade students. The plan is to adapt ...Continue Reading

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September 17th 2021

Good afternoon, Sharing on behalf of Lora Hudicka, Director of The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Rider University Norm Brodsky College of Business for an opportunity for NJ HS students. Feel free to share with your teens you know if there is any interest  --------------------------------- I wanted to share with you a competition that I think some of your high school members might benefit from: The Norm Brodsky Business Concept Competition This competition is designed to recognize and promote e ...Continue Reading

2022 CSLP Summer Reading Manuals Online Access Code and Information for Public Libraries

September 16th 2021

Please excuse cross postings Hi, Public Library Colleagues, I know many of you just finished the 20201 Summer Reading Program! But, the 2022 CSLP Online Manual is live, and ready for any staff from a NJ *public library* to access. I have purchased the online 2022 manuals (early literacy, children’s, teen, adults and a new one - multigenerational) for every public library in NJ. I’ve attached a letter that contains the access instructions and code, and also included a link to the same information. Please do not post t ...Continue Reading

2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival Virtual Sept. 17-26

September 16th 2021

*2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival, September 17th-26th* 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival poster designed by artist Dana Tanamachi   The theme for this year’s Library of Congress virtual festival is “Open a Book, Open the World” and will feature live author conversations every day. On Sept. 17th at 10 a.m. ET, 35 video-on-demand programs will become available to watch anytime. This year’s Festival also features interactive presentations with Library of Congres ...Continue Reading
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