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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of July 10, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of July 10, 2019

Oh hey, webinar watchers! It’s been a while. But we’re officially back from our hectic Annual Conference-induced webinar hiatus—and just in time for Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, a program devoted to providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages. In addition to generous […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of June 19, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of June 19, 2019

Happy Webinar Wednesday! It’s time for your weekly roundup of recordings from our most recent webinars, which means perusing the very latest in lit from a variety of subjects (yoga! book clubs! graphic novels!), no prior registration required. Simply follow the #WednesdayWebinarWatch hashtag, click the links provided, and start viewing! For more information on our […]

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Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of June 12, 2019

Wednesday Webinar Watch: Week of June 12, 2019

Readers, let’s talk hashtags. When it comes to days of the week, there’s #MondayMotivation, #TuesdayTips, #ThrowbackThursday, and #FridayFeeling, to name four of approximately thousands. But how do we properly commend Wednesdays (you know, in addition to the usual declarations of love offered by #WCWs)? From this point forward, Wednesdays at Booklist will mean handy roundups […]

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Audiobook Webinar Roundup

Audiobook Webinar Roundup

Whether you’re a librarian looking for professional development, an educator interested in audio’s impact on literacy, a newbie listener in search of narrator superstars, or an audio superfan fascinated by insider info, you’ll find something in this roundup of audiobook webinars.   Register now for Booklist’s April 18 webinar, “Now Hear This: #LoveAudiobooks,” featuring star […]

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Mystery Month 2016: It’s to Die For
By April 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Mystery Month 2016: It’s to Die For

Unless you’re serving consecutive life sentences for a crime you committed in frontier days, you’re probably aware that, each May, we at Booklist like to celebrate all things crime fiction with a hootenanny we call Mystery Month. The festivities won’t officially get underway until Monday, May 2, but that doesn’t mean the game isn’t already afoot. Tomorrow, copies […]

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Book Group in a Slump? Break out with These Tips!

In this archived video of a fantastic webinar for RAILS (Reading Across Illinois Library System), readers’ advisor extraordinaire Becky Spratford (RA for All, The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror) shares ways to revitalize your book group. All book groups go through their ups and downs, of course. According to Spratford, book groups in a slump need […]

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Capers, Cozies, and Other Crime Fiction You Might Have Missed

Capers, Cozies, and Other Crime Fiction You Might Have Missed

Every year we offer a crime fiction webinar on the Tuesday before Halloween, and that’s no coincidence. The holiday echoes the genre nicely, from the sweetly costumed toddlers and cozies all the way through to the horrific Jason-masked teens and serial killers. It’s also, in our minds, the start of the best weather for crime fiction. Certainly we read the genre all […]

Got the Readers’ Advisory Blues? The Doctors Are In!
By September 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Got the Readers’ Advisory Blues? The Doctors Are In!

Readers’ advisory is a key part of librarianship, and yet the topic remains intimidating to many librarians. In a recent Booklist webinar, Robin Nesbitt, Manager of the Hilliard Branch at Columbus Metropolitan Library, says her library has changed the name of “readers’ advisory” to “reading conversations” to reduce any stigma or expectation surrounding the phrase and further CML’s […]

Where Do You Look? Finding the Perfect Book-Group Read
By September 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Where Do You Look? Finding the Perfect Book-Group Read

I love this time of the year. While teachers and kids everywhere are getting ready for school, I am starting the selection process for next year’s book group. It may seem strange, but I love reading the endless catalogs, emails, and publisher advertisements in order to find that one book that will give my group the […]

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Blast from the Past: Middle-Grade Webinars You May Have Missed

Blast from the Past: Middle-Grade Webinars You May Have Missed

Is Jon J. Muth’s dapper panda, Stillwater (Zen Socks), holding your July Booklist reading hostage, preventing you from cracking the cover because you can’t flip past the panda-parasol-cat-cycling cuteness? Allow us to help. Inside, you’ll find that one of July’s two spotlights is middle-grade fiction. Associate editor Julia Smith offers a list of essential middle-grade fiction titles in “Core […]