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Beyond Our Walls - Neighborhood Games through Public Libraries

July 25th 2022

Please excuse cross postings * * *FYI,* *_ _* *_Making neighborhood GAMES and outdoor STORIES with community history, monuments, and art_*   Open call: more than 20 public libraries will be selected starting August 15 to “engage beyond our walls.” Each library will receive modest funding, live workshops with experienced game designers, and support to launch public events. There is a growing need for digital media in public space – and “low-tech” for everyone. By joining this program, libraries can become ...Continue Reading

Summer Reading Program Survey Open! Deadline Sept. 9th

July 21st 2022

Please excuse cross postings Hi, Everyone, It’s that time of the summer when I, as the State Representative, ask for those of you working in public libraries to complete the summer reading survey created by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). This survey was created so CSLP can better assess the usefulness of the materials offered by the program on a national level to better serve you, the CSLP membership! Here is the link to the survey: https://forms.gle/Bg2izw8TrS99swn68 *FAQs* /Who should complete ...Continue Reading

Library of the Chathams Job Opening for Emerging Technologies-Teen Position

July 15th 2022

Please excuse cross postings   FYI,   Please share this job opening with your colleagues. *Emerging Technologies/Teen Position, Library of the Chathams* Library of the Chathams Position Description Emerging Technologies/Teen Position – Fulltime Librarian – Library Intern – Library Associate Requires three (3) years of experience working for and with Young Adults and emerging technologies, project management skills and a great imagination. Full position description at https://chat ...Continue Reading

Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table Webinar on Comic Bk Bans, Censorship & Challenges 7-21-22

July 14th 2022

FYI, Please join us *July 21st at 2 p.m. ET *for a free Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table x Booklist webinar - Register now Be Prepared! The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table (NCRT) Guide to Addressing Comic Book Bans, Censorship, and Challenges In the last few years schools and libraries have experienced some of the highest number of bans to comics since the 1950s. To meet this challenge, GNCRT's newest committee has created a Toolkit on Preparing For & Addressing Comic Bo ...Continue Reading

Attend CSLP 2026 Theme and 2025 Slogan Listening Sessions Aug. 15 or Aug. 17, 2022

July 13th 2022

*Save the Date! - *CSLP 2026 Theme and 2025 Slogan Listening Sessions – Aug 15 or Aug 17.   *The voting lists have been finalized and we want to hear from you! * All CSLP Members - Talk up your favorite *2026 Themes* and *2025 Slogans* from the vetted and translated voting slate. These sessions are YOUR opportunity to build support for your favorites.     State Reps will be casting their vote at the CSLP Annual Meeting so make sure to reach out to your state rep by August 30 and let them know your favori ...Continue Reading

PBS Survey: Middle & High Schoolers' Media Habits

July 13th 2022

Please excuse any cross-postings   FYI,   This summer, PBS LearningMedia is researching middle and high schoolers’ media habits. The goal of this survey is to give the PBS LearningMedia team insight on how we can engage students as media makers and consumers. Furthermore, it will aid us in learning more about how students utilize media which will allow us to make available more free resources that serve your classrooms. If you know any middle and high school students who might be interested, please invite ...Continue Reading

Youth Services Forum: We're Back!

July 12th 2022

Hello everyone, On behalf of the Youth Services Forum Planning Committee, I'm thrilled to announce that we are returning this year! We are currently open for proposals! Submit your ideas here: https://forms.gle/vfSSsWWT4vhEXvDK7 This year's Youth Services Forum, the first since 2019, will be a day for youth services librarians from all over the state to come together to exchange ideas and discuss hot topics and issues in library services to children and teens. This year's theme, appropriately, is /We're Back: ...Continue Reading

Brooklyn Public Library Hosting a Virtual Hiring Event - Apply by Monday, July 11th

July 8th 2022

FYI,   From ALA Connect: Brooklyn Public Library is one of the nation's largest library systems and among New York City's most democratic institutions. We are looking for dedicated librarians to work with all age groups! We are hosting virtual hiring events next week. Please apply by Monday, July 11, 2022 and we will contact you to set up a time to interview.  Under the overall supervision of the Neighborhood Library Supervisor, librarians works as part of the branch team and performs b ...Continue Reading

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

July 6th 2022

FYI, The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and National Maternal Mental Health Hotline Beginning July 16, 988 will become the new three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Lifeline will provide compassionate, accessible care and support via phone, text, or online chat to anyone experiencing mental health-related distress. You can use 988 if you have thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crises, or any other kind of emotional distress. You can also dial 988 if you are wo ...Continue Reading

2021 STATS?

July 5th 2022

Sharon, In all the excitement of being able able to still use READsquared I misplaced our summer reading stats from last summer (2021). Is there any way you could get access to that or point me in the direction of someone who does? Thanks so much! -Jess Jessica Moskowitz, MLIS Head of Children's ServicesPequannock Township Public Library 477 Newark Pompton TurnpikePompton Plains, NJ 07444973-835-7460 Ext. 3 Jess...@PequannockLibrary.org ...Continue Reading
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