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Fwd: FW: Bernette Ford Tribute:: Wed, Oct 20, 2021, 1-2 PM

October 15th 2021

For those who are interested there will be an online tribute for the groundbreaking author, editor and publisher Bernette Ford who died in July On Wednesday October 20.  I am attaching the inviation (I hope) Here is the NY Times obituary  https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/14/obituaries/bernette-ford-dead.html as well as the Publisher's Weekly obituary https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/86781-obituary-bernette-ford.html Amy Sear ...Continue Reading

Tweens Read Week October 18-23, 2021

October 15th 2021

*FYI,* * * *Tweens Read starts in 4 days*! It's going to be an amazing virtual festival that connects tween readers (typically grades 5-8) with authors.  Here's a flyer with all of the information you'll need to join the author panels next week. Please share widely with interested readers and educators!  Thanks for your support of Tweens Read - we look forward to the day when we can do this in person once again. Visit TweensRead.com for all the details on how you and your st ...Continue Reading

Cynthia Leitich Smith to Headline 2021 Neustadt Lit Fest

October 15th 2021

Cynthia Leitich Smith to Headline 2021 Neustadt Lit Fest NORMAN, OKLA. (October 6, 2021) – World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma's award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, will host the 2021 Neustadt Lit Festival on Zoom from Oct. 25–27. The festival features numerous panels exploring the work of Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee), winner of the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature. Robert Con Davis-Undiano, World Literature Today's executive director, said ...Continue Reading

Leap into Science Virtual Training October 20, 2021 2 pm - 4:30 pm

October 6th 2021

Please excuse cross postings   Hi, Everyone,   Are you interested in being trained to provide STEM/STEAM workshops for children ages 3 – 10 who you serve in your library? The State Leadership Team for Leap into Science is doing a virtual training on the Leap into Science curriculum “light and shadow” on October 20, 2021 from 2:00-4:30 pm. Developed by the Franklin Institute, Leap into Science integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. Th ...Continue Reading

CSLP Summer Symposium - Registration NOW OPEN!

October 5th 2021

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

CSLP updates and SLJ Day of Dialog reminder

October 1st 2021

Please excuse cross postings   Hi, Everyone,   I’m sharing the code for public library staff to access the 2022 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) Summer Reading manuals: https://www.njstatelib.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2022-Online-Manual-Code-New-Jersey.pdf Please don’t share this code with the public. School libraries don’t have access to the code but are encouraged to reach out and partner with their local public libraries on the summer library program.   The votes are in! The 2024 CSLP ...Continue Reading

EBSCO Interested in Offering Focus Group Meetings With NJ Librarians

October 1st 2021

FYI, I’m passing along this message from EBSCO to public and school librarians and library staff. From Michael James at EBSCO: I am reaching out on behalf of EBSCO regarding a focus group meeting that EBSCO would like to convene with a small group of New Jersey  librarians. EBSCO would like to hear from you regarding your challenges, goals, impact of COVID changes on library resources and needs.  Also, EBSCO has been working on a new User Interface  for the  EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery S ...Continue Reading

Youth Services Library Assistant PT Job Opening- Chester Library

October 1st 2021

*FYI,* *P-T Youth Services Library Assistant, Chester Library, Chester, NJ*** Chester Library is seeking a pleasant, professional library assistant who has experience working with children and teens. This position is 16 hours a week, which includes Saturday mornings and may include evenings. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: ·       Assisting Youth Services Librarian with organizing and running story time, crafts and other youth and teen programs ...Continue Reading

Online learning module: Enhancing Storytimes to Promote School Readiness: Considerations for Selecting Books

September 30th 2021

Please excuse cross postings   FYI,   I’m sharing this information from the Youth Services Consultant at the Ohio State Library, one of the partnering agencies, along with The Kentucky Dept. of Libraries and Archives and Indiana State Library, involved in this study.   Based on findings from the Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded /Storytimes for School Readiness and Community Needs/ project (LG-96-17-0199-17), a multi-state study of public library storytime programs designed for preschool ch ...Continue Reading

Self Care for Library Workers Module

September 30th 2021

FYI,   Just passing along this information from California’s Infopeople:   Infopeople has a module on Self-Care for Library Workers. It is a collection of freely available resources and archived webinars from Infopeople and other professional development providers supporting self-care work for library workers. The module topics include: Vocational Awe Combatting Compassion Fatigue Mindfulness Putting the “Me” in Mental Health *Enroll in the Self-Care for Library Workers module today!*   The mod ...Continue Reading
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