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YALSA 2016: Call For Proposals

March 17, 2015

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from YALSA/ALA The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is accepting proposals for continuing education sessions to be presented at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, June 23 – 28, 2016. Proposals may be submitted through June 1 via this form. YALSA is accepting proposals for creative, innovative programs that address topics of focus […]

Free Books! Apply for the Great Books Giveaway

July 16, 2014

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Need some new books for your YA collection? Consider applying for the Great Books Giveaway administered by YALSA. Each year, the YALSA office receives approximately 2000 newly published books, videos, CDs and other materials targeted primarily towards young adults. These are awarded to libraries that submit winning applications to the Great Books Giveaway. For more […]


June 1, 2014


Another small press to put on your radar: Brown Girl Publishing. From their site: Our Company: Brown Girls Publishing is a boutique publishing company, focusing primarily on digital content, while still providing printed books through Amazon. Our goal is to provide a voice for literary fan favorites, while introducing the next generation of authors. Our Founders: Between […]

GIVING you a lot if free information TUESDAY

December 3, 2013


Today is Giving Tuesday, a day for us all to take a time to remember the non-profits. I’m a bit tired of the gimmicky ways to help me spend money. Cyber Monday is silly because we don’t need to go to work anymore to have internet access for online shopping. Opening stores on holidays defeats […]

Grant for Libraries in Need

October 7, 2013

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BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant: Do you wish there was extra money to buy more items for your library’s teen section? Are your teens wishing they had a larger selection of materials at their public library? Then this might be your lucky day! The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is now accepting applications for the […]


September 26, 2013


The following are a few good ways to get involved in the dynamic world of YA. ALAN, the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE, is seeking applicants for the position of editor of their journal, The ALAN Review.  To apply, interested persons should submit the following: a letter of application detailing qualifications for the […]

Sunday Morning Reads

September 22, 2013


This post would have been up hours ago if I hadn’t been having Internet issues. Service just shouldn’t be so intermittent in one’s own home. I’m just sayin’ This may have been my last visit to the garden. I was surprised with a head of cabbage that I missed in previous visits and green peppers […]


February 3, 2013

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I didn’t know until last night that the Harbaughs were born in Toledo, Ohio. No wonder they’re so good! (Yes, Toledo is my hometown.) When the Colts lost early in the playoffs, all my attention turned to the 49ers. You could call me a fair weather fan of the Niners, thanks to my oldest son. […]


January 27, 2013


School Library Journal recently published “Not a Lack of Latino Lit for Kids, but a Lack of Awareness”. I do agree that there is a lack of awareness. Every discussion list I belong to routinely has someone asking for books that will be “of interest to Latino teens”. Which of course implies that the only […]