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Podcasts on LGBTQIA+ Children's Literature

June 15th 2021

 FYI,   Just sharing this information from ALA’s Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). ~Sharon Hello Everyone   Two new podcasts on LGBTQIA+ children's literature are available from the literacy organization Reach Out and Read. These are the last in a three-part series that explores the creation and history of LGBTQIA+ children's literature as well as the presence of these books in libraries. I was honored to be a guest in episode two to talk about my research in t ...Continue Reading

Coming Soon: Poster Exhibition from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

June 15th 2021

FYI, In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is offering libraries a free digital poster exhibition, "September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World." Posters (both digital downloads and a limited number of printed poster sets) will be available for download on July 7. See below for more details and mark your calendars request your posters. September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the W ...Continue Reading

Museum Online Resource Center Launches

June 15th 2021

FYI,   The Institute of Museum and Library Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new online resource center https://museumsfordigitallearning.org/ featuring dynamic digital museum content for K-12 educators searchable by subject and grade. Teachers across the country can now find resources that feature engaging activities from a growing number of museums all aligned with national education standards. Full announcement: https://www.imls.gov/news/new-museums-digital-learning-site-k-12-educators-launches&nb ...Continue Reading

FW: Head of Youth Services - Matawan Aberdeen Public Library

June 11th 2021

FYI,   Just forwarding this information about a job opening for Head of Youth Services – Matawan Aberdeen Public Library.   All the best,   Sharon Rawlins, MLS, she/her/hers Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning NJ State Library 185 West State St. P.O. Box 520 Trenton, NJ 08625-0520 sraw...@njstatelib.org 609-278-2640 ext. 116 609-278-2650 – fax / / *From:* LibraryLink <no-r...@librarylinknj.org> *Sent:* Friday, June 11, 2021 9:57 AM*To:* job-...@llnjd7prod.virtual.vps-host.net*Subje ...Continue Reading

Re: Still time for your school / library to register to host Maker Camp!

June 11th 2021

Apologies everyone - seems the link provided to share does not direct correctly to the form. If interested in the Maker Camp initiative - please use the following link instead :  https://makercamp.com/2021registration -------- Doug BaldwinAssociate Director Technology and User Services Piscataway Public Library dbal...@piscatawaylibrary.org ...Continue Reading

Still time for your school / library to register to host Maker Camp!

June 11th 2021

Sharing the following on the behalf of Sandy Roberts who is this years organizer of the national Maker Camp initiative. She was the former coordinator of the Warren County Library makerspace and is one of our greatest advocates for informal maker/STEM education education in NJ. There is no cost to register to host maker camp sessions, very flexible, and as you will see in her post below, an opportunity to get a kit of supplies valued at up to $600. ----- /I wanted to ask your help in spreading the word ab ...Continue Reading

Climate Change Stories Project

June 11th 2021

FYI,   Just passing this along.   Hello everyone, My name is Kelly Hydrick. In addition to studying for my MLIS, I am currently working as program manager for Climate Stories Project, a climate change communications forum which conducts and collects climate change oral histories and stories. I just wanted to share that this summer we'll be running a free, online Climate Stories Ambassadors workshop. Over the course of three meetings (one meeting per month, with the first being July 2 at 12pm EST), work ...Continue Reading

Downloadable Summer Reading Bingo Board

June 6th 2021

FYI,   I’m just sharing this for informational purposes only. The Brightly website (a part of Penguin Random House) has a downloadable Summer Reading Bingo Board: https://assets.readbrightly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Summer-Reading-Bingo-1.pdf?ref=PRHAA18B257838C&linkid=PRHAA18B257838C&cdi=23CF0F9E3D1A2BF3E0534FD66B0A902E&template_id=21363&aid=randohouseinc49321-20   They also have summer reading lists.   ~Sharon   All the best,   Sharon Rawlins, MLS, she/her/hers Youth Services Specialis ...Continue Reading

Virtual Bookfest June 8-9, 2021

June 2nd 2021

FYI, *_ _* Just sharing this for informational purposes only.   *_Bookfest, June 8 – 9, 2021_* Librarian rate - $30 Register by Friday, June 4th, and take 20% off with coupon code BOOKLOVER! Two days of fun, 65+ sessions, 85+ authors, music, games, and HUNDREDS of new books at Bookfest on June 8th & 9th. To register and learn more: https://www.abovethetreeline.com/edelweiss-bookfest/   ~Sharon All the best,   Sharon Rawlins, MLS, she/h ...Continue Reading

CSLP Teen Video Challenge - Correct Link!

June 1st 2021

Please excuse cross postings   Hi, Everyone,   Sorry, the link has changed for the CSLP Teen Video Challenge. Here’s the information again with the correct link:   *_The CSLP Teen Video Challenge_*__ This CSLP sponsored annual national video contest is open to all teens (librarian and teacher support is encouraged so reach out to your local schools!). The challenge is for teens to create a public service announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2021 CSLP slogan “Tails and Ta ...Continue Reading