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CSLP Inclusion Webinar – Save the Date!

November 3rd 2022

FYI,   The Collaborative Summer Library Program’s (CSLP) Inclusion Committee is proud to announce their 2022 annual online training session, “Cultivating Affirmation and Belonging for LGBTQIA+ Youth.” This webinar is on Tuesday, November 22nd at 2 pm EST/ 1 pm CST/ Noon MST/ 11 am PST. *Registration will open on Monday, November 14, 2022*, at www.CSLPreads.org, and the webinar will be recorded & posted.  (Registration links are not currently posted)   *Cultivating Affirmation and Belonging for LGBTQI ...Continue Reading

Free webinar: THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST Resources Webinar for Libraries

October 28th 2022

FYI,   Learn about THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST, a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein and the free educational resources available to engage in this important topic.   Join PBS Books, WETA, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and ALA to learn about THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST, a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein and free educational resources available to engage in this important topic.   In this 60-minute session, you’ll meet Sarah Botstein, one of the filmmakers; ...Continue Reading

Announcing the quantum-steampunk short-story contest: Prizes: $4,500 total, including a $1,500 grand prize

October 26th 2022

FYI, This may be of interest to public libraries and schools to share with their English and Science Departments: A unique writing contest that combines steampunk and quantum tech - deadline Jan. 15, 2023. From the Quantum Frontiers blog announcement: "Steampunk stories combine Victorian settings and sensibilities with futuristic technologies, such as dirigibles and automata. Quantum technologies are cutting-edge and futuristic, whereas thermodynamics-the study of energy-developed during the 1800s. Inspired by th ...Continue Reading

Two job openings at Verona Public Library

October 25th 2022

Hello! We are hiring for two part-time positions at Verona Public Library. Come join our fabulous team! Part-Time Youth Services Library Assistant General Statement of Job Responsibility The Youth Services Library Assistant will support the Youth Services Department by providing customer service and assisting the Head of Youth Services Librarian and Children’s Librarian with daily operations of the department. Essential Functions Assists in the development and implementation of children’s, teens and family pr ...Continue Reading

2023 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant

October 24th 2022

FYI, The ALSC Program and Services Recognition Committee is now accepting applications for the 2023 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant! This grant is designed to encourage reading programs for children in public libraries by providing $3,000 in financial assistance, while recognizing ALSC members for outstanding program development. Applications and supporting materials, including an itemized budget and the required signature form, are due by November 18, 2022. Please visit: https://www.al ...Continue Reading

Baker & Taylor's TeenTober YA Author Events

October 20th 2022

FYI, YA Author Events for TeenTober that you will not want to miss! Online talks hosted LIVE every Thursday of October.** Learn More *_Oct. 20 _**- *7PM EST, 4PM PST: LIVE event featuring Frederick and Porsche Joseph co-authors of Better Than We Found It. Register here *_Oct._*_ _*_27_** -* 7PM EST, 4PM PST: LIVE event featuring Malinda Lo (A Scatter of Light). Register here Forwarded by:   Sharon Rawlins, MLS (she/her/hers) /Youth Services Specialist/ /Library Development Bureau / *New Jersey S ...Continue Reading

Please Participate in the NJ State Library's NJ Makerspace Survey

October 19th 2022

Please excuse cross postings   Hi, Everyone,   Thank you to all who have contributed to the /Catalyzing Teen Entrepreneurship through Makerspaces/ survey that my colleague Andrea Levandowski, Library Consultant, Small Business Development & Technology, and I are working on.   We currently have over 100 responses but we are hoping to have /every NJ public library perspective represented/! Even libraries that don’t have makerspaces. Please fill out the survey to add your library to the understanding ...Continue Reading

PA author who does school and library visits

October 18th 2022

FYI,   I met this author at the National Book Festival in DC. He shared this information with me and asked if I would share it with youth services library staff. I’m doing so for informational purposes only.   Dr. Andrew Vassall is the author of two books for children. “/The Black Crayon/” and “/Family Mean Love/.” “/The Black Crayon:/ is a colorful, vibrant, and captivating story of a box of colorful crayons, with one Black Crayon who struggles to be accepted. If not for the love of a little girl named Laila ...Continue Reading

NJ State Library conducting survey of maker activities and makerspaces in NJ public libraries - Your response needed!

October 11th 2022

Please excuse cross postings   Hi, Everyone,   Thank you to all who have contributed to the /Catalyzing Teen Entrepreneurship through Makerspaces/ survey that my colleague Andrea Levandowski, Library Consultant, Small Business Development & Technology, and I are working on.   We currently have over 50 responses, but we are hoping to have /every NJ public library perspective represented/! Even libraries that don’t have makerspaces. Please fill out the survey to add your library to the understanding o ...Continue Reading

Paid ALA advisor opportunity

October 4th 2022

Please excuse cross postings   FYI,   Hi, Everyone,   I’m sharing information about an advisor opportunity now open from ALA’s Public Programs Office. Please direct questions to publ...@ala.org. Thanks! ~Sharon * * *Great Stories Club: Imagining Tomorrow: Building Inclusive Futures* * * The American Library Association’s Public Programs Office is seeking two librarian advisors to develop supplemental programming ideas for teen audiences and a list of related reading young adult science fic ...Continue Reading
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