Reaching Your Patrons in the Digital Age
(March 4, 2014) The role of the public library has changed dramatically as society shifts into the digital age, and technology has provided ample opportunities for librarians to reach out to patrons of all ages in new and exciting ways. Join representatives from Britannica as they discuss new resources that will help your library connect with patrons and the community.
Popular E-books for Your Library
(February 25, 2014) Join Booklist and Open Road Media for a free webinar discussing popular e-books for your library. Representatives from Open Road Media will showcase their much-loved mysteries, classics, romance, science fiction, and children's digital debuts sure to engage your patrons.
YA Announcements: Need-to-Know Titles for Teens
(February 18, 2014) Don’t miss out on the latest and greatest books from Bloomsbury, Disney Book Group, Lerner, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, and Tor Teen! Representatives will share new fantasy, adventure, romance and other teen-grabbing titles in this free, hour-long webinar moderated by Booklist Book's For Youth senior editor Ilene Cooper.
Hot New Titles for Middle- and High-School Readers
(February 11, 2014) Help your young readers weather the cold with these high-interest new fiction and nonfiction titles aimed at tweens and teens. In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Egmont, Reference Point Press, Sourcebooks, and Zondervan will spotlight terrific spring releases for students’ research or personal reading.
Developing Library Collections for Today's Young Adults
(February 4, 2014) Whether your current YA collection needs refreshing or you’re working to create a new separate collection for teens, Simmons College associate professor Amy Pattee will have some useful tips for you. Join us for this free, hour-long webinar based on Pattee’s book Developing Library Collections for Today's Young Adults for Scarecrow Press’s new library science line.
New Audios for the New Year
(January 9, 2014) A new year deserves a new list of listens! Join us for this free, hour-long webinar where representatives from Harper Audio, HighBridge Audio, and LA Theatre Works will discuss their new and upcoming audiobooks sure to start your year off right. Moderated by Booklist columnist and audiobook expert Mary Burkey.
Common Core 101: Understanding the Basics
(December 10, 2013) In the sea of resources about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it can be easy to miss what’s most essential: a basic explanation of what the standards are, how they are structured, and the themes that run throughout. Presented with the elementary-school librarian in mind, this hour-long webinar sponsored by Capstone offers attendees a chance to develop a practical understanding of the standards and how librarians are uniquely positioned to support them.
YA Announcements: Warming Up with Reading
(November 19, 2013) It may be cooling down but these YA publishers are heating up! Listen as representatives from Blink, Lerner Publishing Group, and Open Road Media share their new teen titles perfect for hibernating with this winter and on into next year. Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Ann Kelley moderates.
E-Books in Schools: Lessons Learned from A to Z
(November 5, 2013) It's time for school libraries to move forward with e-book technology, prompting questions that range from funding to implementation to actual usage. In this webinar sponsored by OverDrive, a panel of school librarians discuss their successes with implementing an e-book platform and using e-books in the classroom and school library.
Red-Hot Crime for the Coldest Months
(October 29, 2013) Whether you buy crime fiction for your library or just read it for fun, you’re sure to discover a lengthy list of must-reads and must-listens! Join Keir Graff, editor of Booklist Online, as representatives from Books on Tape, Macmillan, Oceanview, Open Road, and Severn House preview the most exciting books from their forthcoming lists.
Struggling Readers and the Common Core: Improving Literacy in Changing Times
(October 22, 2013) The goal of the Common Core is to accelerate students’ reading achievement to grade level by the end of 2014, but educators can’t begin to make an impact on young adults who are reading below grade level without rich resources to aid them. In this webinar, sponsored by Orca Book Publishers and Saddleback Education, an expert panel will offer tips about how to implement the Common Core State Standards with struggling and striving readers in the middle- and high-school classroom.
More Dazzling Debuts: Discover Them First!
(October 17, 2013) Join Booklist and Random House Library Marketing for a free, hour-long webinar where you’ll meet hot new names in adult fiction sure to be popular at your library Spring of 2014! Hear from Pierce Brown (RED RISING), Ariel Lawhon (THE WIFE, THE MAID, AND THE MISTRESS), Susan Rieger (THE DIVORCE PAPERS), Amy Talkington (LIV FOREVER), and Vivien Shotwell (VIENNA NOCTURNE) about their novels, the writing process, and the inspiration behind their works.
Creating a Makerspace Culture
(October 8, 2013) Some of today’s most incredible innovations are coming from the global community of makers--thinkers, inventors, and programmers sharing information and using technology to push new ideas forward. In this hour-long, free webinar hosted by University of Michigan School of Information professor Kristin Fontichiaro, authors from Cherry Lake Publishing's Makers as Innovators series will share their lessons learned from creating a makerspace culture. Learn tips and secrets to unlocking creative energy, innovation, and action in your library, staff, and patrons
What Not to Weed: Best Practices in Weeding Library Collections
(October 3, 2013) We know weeding library collections can be a tricky task! Representatives from collectionHQ and three librarians discuss recent weeding projects and offer real-life weeding examples. Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk discusses various pitfalls to avoid and how to manage public perception.
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What's New for Fall 2013
(October 1, 2013) A free, hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from six of the top publishers in this booming field: Capstone, The Creative Company, Jump!, Rosen Publishing, and Scholastic Library Publishing.
Book It: Fall Titles for Youth
(September 24, 2013) Representatives from Annick Press, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Running Press, and Teacher Created Materials Library will spotlight their favorite upcoming fiction and nonfiction titles. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Ann Kelley.
What's New in Youth Nonfiction: Fall 2013
(September 17, 2013) Don’t miss the latest titles from three top youth nonfiction publishers in this free, hour-long webinar! Join representatives from Boyds Mills Press, DK, and Simon & Schuster to learn about new nonfiction titles, plus ways to incorporate these titles in the library and classroom. Moderated by Gillian Engberg, Booklist’s Books for Youth Editorial Director.
A Passion for Romance
(September 10, 2013) Find out about newly available classics and the most alluring of soon-to-come titles. Romance and genre fiction expert Diana Tixier Herald talks about her favorite romance novels and current trends, and representatives from Baker Publishing Group, HarperCollins Publishers, and Severn House offer exclusive previews of their forthcoming titles.
Trends in YA Books
(August 27, 2013) Stay on top of the latest YA trends in books with this free, hour-long webinar sponsored by Blink. Hear from popular authors as they discuss teens in grief, bullying, dystopian fiction, historical fiction, romance, and paranormal fiction.
YA Announcements: Falling Into Books (August 13, 2013) Representatives from Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Disney Book Group, Egmont, Harlequin Teen, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group share their new teen titles for fall and beyond. Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Ann Kelley moderates.
Back to School with the Common Core
(August 6, 2013) Whether or not your state has adopted the Common Core State Standards, you’ll find a wealth of terrific tips for linking books to the curriculum in this back-to-school presentation. Preview new and upcoming titles from Albert Whitman & Company, Capstone, DK Publishing, Reference Point Press, and Scholastic Library Publishing.
“I Have a Dream”: An Anniversary Celebration
(July 30, 2013) It's been 50 years since Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his watershed "I Have a Dream" speech to over 250,000 civil rights supporters during the 1963 March on Washington. Hear from award-winning authors and illustrators, including Andrew Aydin, Kadir Nelson, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Brian Pinkney, and Nate Powell, as they discuss their work that honors this historic event. Sponsored by Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Random House Children's Books, and Top Shelf Productions.
Book Group Buzz
(July 16, 2013) Rebecca Vnuk, Reference and Collection Management Editor for Booklist, is joined by representatives from HarperCollins, Random House Library Marketing, and Sourcebooks for a discussion of upcoming and backlist titles that are a perfect fit for adult book groups, as well as a whirlwind tour of must-know websites for book discussion leaders.
New Kids on the Block
(June 18, 2013) Hear from Algonquin Young Readers, Blink/Zondervan, Soho Teen, and Sourcebooks Fire as they present middle grade and YA titles from their new imprints hip to all things tween and teen. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Annie Kelley.
Summertime and the Listening Is Easy
(June 11, 2013) Celebrate National Audiobook Month with Booklist and audiobook publishers AudioGO, Books On Tape/Listening Library, Dreamscape Audio, Galaxy Press, and L.A. Theatre Works. Be the first to learn about new summer and fall titles during this hour-long, free webinar as we arm you with audio suggestions for family car trips, summer-reading lists, and more.
Dazzling Debuts: Hot New Names in Fiction
(May 14, 2013) In this hour-long webinar, Random House will introduce four not-to-be-missed names in fiction, sure to be popular at your library this summer. Booklist Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk will moderate the panel and interview the authors on their novels, the writing process, and the inspiration behind their works.
Hooking Reluctant Readers with Middle Grade Series
(May 9, 2013) Getting the right books into the hands of reluctant readers makes all the difference in their reading growth. In this hour-long webinar, authors Nick Bruel (Bad Kitty), Tommy Greenwald (Charlie Joe Jackson), Obert Skye (The Creature From My Closet), and Janet Tashjian (My Life As) will discuss their pitch-perfect books for middle grade reluctant readers in a conversation led by Booklist editors, Ilene Cooper and Gillian Engberg.
Worlds of the Imagination: What’s New in SF/Fantasy
(May 7, 2013) Science fiction and fantasy remain greatly popular among genre fiction readers and are gaining new fans fast! Expand your universe without leaving your seat as representatives from Baen, Galaxy Press, Tor, and Tu Books cover titles for all ages. Moderated by Booklist Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.
Thrilling Mysteries: Can’t-Miss Crime Fiction for Spring
(April 30, 2013) May is Mystery Month at Booklist, a time when we indulge our taste for crime. AudioGO, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Poisoned Pen Press, Seventh Street Books, Random House, and Severn House will share the best titles for libraries from their forthcoming lists. Booklist Online editor Keir Graff moderates.
Weeding: The Basics and Beyond
(April 16, 2013) Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist editor for Reference and Collection Management, presents the basics of weeding a collection as outlined in her popular Corner Shelf feature, “Weeding Tips.” Miriam Tuliao of New York Public Library and Mary Cohen of Palos Verdes Library District offer practical advice and discuss the benefits of using collectionHQ.
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: Spring 2013
(April 9, 2013) Don't miss the latest from six of the top series nonfiction publishers: ABDO Publishing, DK Publishers, Enslow Publishers, Gareth Stevens, Lerner Publishing, and Scholastic Library Publishing.
What's New in Youth Nonfiction
(April 4, 2013) Join representatives from Candlewick Press, Annick Press, and Boyds Mills Press to learn about the latest in nonfiction, plus ways to incorporate these titles in the library and classroom. Moderated by Booklist senior editor, Ilene Cooper.
No Name Calling: Addressing Bullying through Books
(April 2, 2013) This free, hour-long webinar focuses on how children’s and young adult literature can help prevent bullying and features a presentation by Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy (Random House, 2013). Sponsored by Books on Tape/Listening Library, Free Spirit, and Lorimer.
Sustaining Your Green Collection
(March 28, 2013) Books have launched every phase of the environmental movement from Henry David Thoreau to Rachel Carson to Bill McKibben, and today books about sustainability are being publishing at a dizzying rate. Representatives from Chelsea Green Publishing, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press offer guidance in a lively presentation moderated by Booklist senior editor Donna Seaman.
Have No Fear, Poetry is Here!
(March 19, 2013) Booklist teams up with the Poetry Foundation to provide resources, ideas, and support for making the most of your library poetry collection. Catherine Halley, the Poetry Foundation’s Director of Digital Programs, and the foundation’s library director, Katherine Litwin, discuss how audiences of all ages can enjoy poetry through programs, workshops, displays, and more.
Youth Announcements: Spring 2013
(March 15, 2013) Representatives from Owlkids, Groundwood Books, Sleeping Bear Press, Zondervan, and Holiday House will showcase their picture books and middle-grade novels for sharing aloud or for independent reading, as well as exciting new titles for young adults. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg.
Panel Discussion: New Graphic Novels for Libraries and Classrooms
(March 12, 2013) Tune in for a preview of hot spring titles and industry insights from both graphic novel publishers and creators in this free, hour-long webinar moderated by Booklist Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg and featuring a panel of representatives from Kids Can Press, ABDO Publishing, DC Entertainment, and Viz Media.
Promoting Literacy with 21st Century Tools
(March 5, 2013) Students are developing their literacy skills across multiple learning platforms, from databases to e-books and i-books. School librarian Marsha Lambert will address the new ways that students use these materials and what they expect from their library interaction, while representatives from Rosen and Scholastic showcase their digital literacy tools.
Open the Door to the Common Core! Resources & Rants from ABDO
(February 26, 2013) Discussion will focus on ABDO Publishing's new print and multimedia imprint, Core Library, designed with Common Core text prompts for critical reading, thinking, and writing, as well as their eBoost line. Plus, tune in for "The Hidden Library at the Heart of the Common Core Standards" and "The Case for 50-500 Books per Student" based on Standards-related studies and research.
YA Announcements: Spring Sneak Peek
(February 19, 2013) Representatives from Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Disney Book Group, Macmillan, Sourcebooks, Tor Teen, and Zonderkidz fill you in on their budding teen titles for spring and beyond. Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Annie Kelley moderates this free webinar.
Unpacking the Common Core
(January 22, 2013) Deepen your understanding of the Common Core Standards--particularly the Anchor Standards--and what they mean for students, teachers, and librarians. Learn how Britannica’s wide array of digital resources support the effective implementation of Common Core Standards and complement how you may already be addressing them. Moderated by Booklist’s Reference and Collection Management Editor Rebecca Vnuk.
New Resources for the Common Core
(January 15, 2013) Seeking terrific titles to link to the Common Core State Standards? You’ll hear about new fiction and informational books for youth that will help teachers and librarians implement the standards across subjects and grade levels. Sponsored by Holiday House, Rosen/Gareth, Enslow, and DK Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth Editorial Director, Gillian Engberg.
Great Group Reads All Year Long
(November 29, 2012) Book groups are perennially searching for books and authors to add to the discussion itinerary that will fulfill and challenge their members. Hear about all this and more as authors, bloggers, and representatives from Algonquin, HarperCollins, and Perseus Books Group discuss new titles to inspire and engage. Moderated by Booklist editor Brad Hooper.
A Conversation with Patrick Ness
(November 13, 2012) Hear award-winning author Patrick Ness speak to readers from his hometown in London and answer questions from Booklist senior editor Dan Kraus. Librarians Robin Brenner of the Brookline Public Library (MA) and K.T. Horning of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) show how they’ve used Patrick’s books in their libraries.
New Common Core Connections: Holiday House, Rosen/Gareth Stevens, Scholastic Library Pubilshing
(November 8, 2012)
The Common Core State Standards open up exciting opportunities to focus on individual titles in the classroom. Hear about terrific new fiction and informational books for youth that will help teachers and librarians implement the standards across the curriculum in this presentation sponsored by Crabtree Publishing, Holiday House, Gareth Stevens/Rosen, and Scholastic Library Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg.
New Nonfiction for Students
(November 6, 2012) Representatives from Encyclopedia Britannica, DK Publishing, Grey House Publishing, Scholastic Library Publishing, and World Book will show off their new Fall nonfiction and reference titles for students in Kindergarten through High School. Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk moderates.
Criminally Good: Cool Mysteries for Fall
(November 5, 2012)
Our mystery webinar is back and bigger than ever with a bumper crop of bumping-off. Join Keir Graff, editor of Booklist Online, as representatives from Books on Tape, Five Star, Oceanview Publishing, Random House, Seventh Street, and Severn House preview the most in-demand titles from their forthcoming lists.
Let Them Eat Facts! Leading Students to the Nonfiction Revolution
(October 25, 2012) World Book offers essential information on coupling nonfiction text with contextual information to engage and inform K–12 students. Explore methods of getting students the background, overview, and multiple perspectives they need to interpret what they’re reading in fun and inventive ways. Moderated by Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk.
What's New in Audiobooks: Fall 2012
(October 23, 2012) Discover the latest audiobook trends, statistics, narrators, and titles in this hour-long, free webinar featuring representatives from AudioGO, Galaxy Press, L.A. Theatre Works, and Oasis Audio. Moderated by Booklist Media editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard.
Common Core & More: Surprising Reasons to Go Graphic
(October 16, 2012) Whether you are new to graphic novels or a long-time fan, this is the session for you! Join our expert panel for a lively discussion about how you can build on kids’ fascination with graphic novels to meet learning objectives and enhance critical thinking skills, such as prediction and inference. Moderated by Gillian Engberg, Editorial Director of Books for Youth at Booklist Publications.
Warm Up to Reading: Getting Kids Hooked on Books
(October 11, 2012)
The weather is getting cooler, but books are always hot. Join representatives from ABDO Publishing, DK Publishing, James Lorimer & Co., and Listening Library to learn about books and media designed to spark reluctant readers' interest in reading—be it turning pages or pushing play. Moderated by Booklist senior editor Ilene Cooper.
Ring the Dinner Bell: New Cookbooks to Enjoy
(October 9, 2012)
Let’s talk about what’s for dinner. Or for breakfast and lunch, too. New recipes emerge every day, a situation that ensures cooks need not go stale and meals can be exciting time after time. Representatives from Perseus Books Group, Sterling Publishing, and Tuttle Publishing will treat webinar attendees to what’s new in their lively lineup of cookbooks. Moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.
What's New in Series Nonfiction: Fall 2012
(October 2, 2012) There’s so much going on in the world of series nonfiction we’re following our August “Scoop on Series Nonfiction” webinar with presentations from four more of the top publishers in this booming field: Crabtree Publishing Company, The Creative Company, Rosen Publishing, and Scholastic Library Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus.
Reeling in Reluctant Readers
(September 25, 2012) Teachers and librarians are always looking for new ways to connect with children and teens categorized as “reluctant readers.” In this webinar a reading specialist and literacy coach—along with representatives from Orca Book Publishers and Saddleback Educational Publishing—will discuss strategies and resources effective in reaching struggling readers ages 10 and up, as well as present new releases and best-selling series from Saddleback Educational Publishing and Orca Book Publishers. Moderated by Books for Youth associate editor Ann Kelley.
Common Core State Standards: Getting Ready for K–8 Research
(September 18, 2012) Whether you’re a public or school librarian, you will be impacted by the rollout of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The great news for librarians is that research skills and projects are included in CCSS at all grade levels. In this program sponsored by Cherry Lake publishing, learn specific strategies that public and school librarians can employ to become active partners in CCSS implementation, and the Cherry Lake resources that can help you get there. Moderated by Gillian Engberg, Books for Youth editorial director.
Keeping Romance Fresh: Debut Authors and New Trends
(September 11, 2012) Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year John Charles pairs up with Booklist reference editor Rebecca Vnuk to discuss how to select new romance writers and keep track of new subgenres. Representatives from Sourcebooks and Baker Publishing Group join in to share their best new titles. Moderated by Adult Books senior editor Donna Seaman.
Youth Announcements: Fall Into Reading
(September 6, 2012) Get a sneak peek at new titles for fall and beyond. Representatives from Albert Whitman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Perseus/Running Press, and Zondervan will share their favorite upcoming books for youth. Moderated by Booklist senior editor Ilene Cooper.
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What's New for Fall 2012
(August 28, 2012) A free, hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from three of the top publishers in this booming field: Lerner Publishing, Teacher Created Materials Library, and ReferencePoint Press. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus.
Back to School with Graphic Novels
(August 21, 2012) Josh Elder, founder of Reading with Pictures, discusses the Graphic Textbook, and representatives from ABDO Publishing, Graphic Universe an imprint of Lerner Publishing, and VIZ Media introduce graphic novels for both the classroom and independent reading. Gillian Engberg, Books for Youth editorial director, moderates.
YA Announcements: Fall Preview
(August 14, 2012) Get a sneak peek at the hottest new YA releases from Disney Book Group, Harlequin Teen, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Sourcebooks Fire, and Tor Books. Moderated by Annie Kelley, Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor.
In the News and On the Shelf: Fiction & Nonfiction in Your Book Groups
(July 24, 2012) This free, hour-long webinar will explore numerous ideas for enhancing your book group discussions using book awards, current events, reviews, and technology. Moderator Rebecca Vnuk, Reference and Collection Management Editor for Booklist, will be joined by representatives from Random House and W. W. Norton, as well as Kaite Stover of the Kansas City (MO) Public Library and Lucy Lockley of the St. Charles (MO) City-County Library District.
Book Battle II: This Time It’s Personal
(July 12, 2012) Esteemed If you missed those legendary book brawlers, Cutie and Tiger (a.k.a. Chris Vaccari from Sterling Publishing and Talia Sherer from Macmillan), mixing it up at recent ALA conferences, now’s your chance to get a ringside seat—and dozens of terrific new-book recommendations. Moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.
Nancy Pearl Presents Book Lust Rediscoveries
(July 10, 2012) Esteemed Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl discusses her new book series, Book Lust Rediscoveries, with Rhian Ellis, author of After Life, and Frederick G. Dillen, author of Fool. Moderated by the series’ editor, Alan Turkus, the foursome reflects on the series, the writing process, and their favorite moments of discovering a wonderful book. Hosted by Booklist Adult Books senior editor Donna Seaman.
What's New in Audiobooks
(June 12, 2012) Celebrate National Audiobook Month with Booklist and representatives from AudioGO, Books on Tape/Random House, Dreamscape, Recorded Books, and Tantor Audio. Connect with audiobook experts and get a preview of summer and fall listening titles. Moderated by Booklist media editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard.
Curriculum Connection: Bridging Reference and Students
(May 3, 2012) Join us for a free, hour-long webinar where representatives from Britannica and World Book will showcase their resources suited to state standards for elementary through high school students. Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk moderates.
Putting Nonfiction to Work: Helping Youth Nonfiction Circulate in Your Library
(May 1, 2012) Join three children's nonfiction publishers—The Creative Company, Amicus Publishing, and Black Rabbit Books—who will offer “best practices” advice from librarians nationwide, while also introducing upcoming fall books. Moderated by Books for Youth associate editor Ann Kelley.
The Murderous Month of May: Hot Mysteries for Spring
(April 24, 2012) Publishers Felony & Mayhem, Macmillan, Harper, Random, and Severn House will share the best titles for libraries from their forthcoming lists. Moderated by Keir Graff, Booklist Online editor.
What's New in Children's Reference
(April 19, 2012) Representatives from World Book present how children's reference has changed over the years, and how publishers are creating new publications and innovative delivery methods to help librarians meet new challenges. Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor.
Picture These: What's New with Graphic Novels
(April 10, 2012) As readership of graphic novels continues to skyrocket, it’s clear that the format has firmly taken root for a wide range of readers. Learn about the hottest new graphic novels in this program moderated by Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Ian Chipman and featuring a panel of representatives from six leading graphic-novel publishers: ABDO, First Second Books, Kids Can Press, Papercutz, TOON Books, and Top Shelf.
You’ve Got Male: Great New Books for Boys
(April 3, 2012) Capturing the attention of the often elusive male reader continues to be a goal of many youth publishers. Join us for a fascinating program moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus and featuring a panel of representatives from Listening Library, Annick, and Lormier.
Fossils, Field Study & the Ocean Floor: How 100 Years of National Geographic Grants Changed Science
(March 27, 2012) For nearly 125 years, the National Geographic Society has empowered discovery and exploration--and so have libraries! Explore the top 10 ways National Geographic funding has changed the world and how Gale’s exciting new resource, National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994, can encourage new discovery in your library!
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What's New for 2012
(March 20, 2012) An hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from five of the top publishers in this booming field: ABDO Publishing Group, Lerner Publishing Group, DK Publishing, Enslow Publishers, and Scholastic Library Publishing.
Fertile Ground: Growing a Great Gardening and Homesteading Collection Part 1 and Part 2 (February 28, 2012) Booklist reviewer and readers’ services librarian Carol Haggas joins Chelsea Green Publishing, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press to discuss instructional and inspiring books about everything from flower and vegetable gardens to tree care and backyard chickens. Booklist senior editor Donna Seaman moderates.
Books for Youth Alert: New Titles for 2012
(February 21, 2012) Representatives from Holiday House, Penguin Young Readers Group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Perseus/Running Press fill you in on their leading titles for spring and beyond. Moderated by Booklist senior editor Ilene Cooper.
What's New in YA: 2012
(February 7, 2012) Representatives from Egmont USA, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Sourcebooks, and Disney Book Group will share what 2012 holds in store for teen readers during this free, hour-long webinar. Booklist Books for Youth Associate Editor Ann Kelley moderates.
Connecting with Struggling Readers: Resources, Tips, and Advice to Engage and Inspire
(January 31, 2012) In this digital age, teachers and librarians need to be on the lookout for new ways to connect with readers, especially those who struggle. Orca Book Publishers and Saddleback Educational Publishing discuss strategies and resources to engage struggling readers that include tips and tricks from the field. Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Ian Chipman moderates.
New Year, New Reference
(January 17, 2012) Join us for this free, hour-long webinar that will feature the latest in reference products—including print, database, and apps—from, Encyclopedia Britannica, Facts On File, and World Book. Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk moderates.
Young Love: YA Romances for Guys and Girls
(January 10, 2012) From steamy vampire stories to realistic tales of first love gone wrong, we offer something for every reader in this free hour-long overview of the genre. You’ll hear about past, present, and future trends from well-known YA librarians Jennifer Hubert Swan and Angelina Benedetti, along with new teen romance titles from Egmont USA. Don’t miss this program, moderated by Gillian Engberg, Booklist's Books for Youth Editorial Director.
Hooked on Books: New Titles for the Newest Readers
(December 13, 2011)
Board books, picture books, beginning readers—all ideal for reading together and reading aloud. See the latest offerings from Holiday House, Gareth Stevens, and Simon & Schuster at this webinar designed to entice new book lovers. Booklist's Children’s Books editor Ilene Cooper moderates.
Lerner Publishing Group’s Spring 2012 Librarian Preview
(December 6, 2011)
Get the inside scoop on upcoming nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K-12 as Lerner Publishing Group's editors unveil the new books they’ll be publishing in Spring 2012. Plus, learn about new digital content, as well as free discussion guides, downloads, and websites that make lesson planning easy. Booklist's Books for Youth senior editor Dan Kraus moderates.
A Page Turner: Gale's All-New Digital Book Experience
(November 29, 2011)
Gale Virtual Reference Library, a digital book platform, has been completely redesigned and encourages users to stay longer, search deeper, and find what they need faster. In this free, hour-long presentation see how Gale has combined the greatest parts of the print experience with a Web-like design to create a one-of-a-kind digital reference resource. Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk moderates.
Continuing Focus on Series Nonfiction
(November 8, 2011)
Another free, hour-long installment of our ongoing and popular series nonfiction webinars for youth, showcasing presentations from three notable publishers: Scholastic Library Publishing, Crabtree Publishing Co., and Britannica. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus.
Reaching Reluctant Readers
(November 1, 2011)
Engaging the diverse group of children and teens labeled “reluctant readers” is an effort as challenging as it is common. In this free, hour-long webinar moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Ian Chipman, representatives from five publishers—ABDO, Abrams, Lorimer, Orca, and Saddleback—will present books that provide a combination of high-interest topics and accessible writing.
What's New in Audiobooks: Fall 2011
(October 25, 2011)
Connect with audiobook experts and learn of new titles and trends in a lively and informative hour of audiobook talk, moderated by Booklist Media editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard. Join AudioGo, Galaxy Press, and Tantor Audio for an enlightening discussion on sure-to-be popular fall and winter releases.
What's New in Reference: Fall 2011
(October 18, 2011)
Join Booklist for a free, hour-long presentation illuminating new products relevant to the needs of today’s patrons and students. Representatives from Encyclopedia Britannica, Scholastic Library Publishing, and World Book will discuss and showcase their new print and digital reference sources.
Common Core Opportunities for Librarians: Strategies for Leading the Way
(October 11, 2011)
How does The Common Core State Standards Initiative open up exciting new opportunities for youth librarians? Learn more from a panel of experts, including Kristin Fontichiaro of University of Michigan, Julie Green of Birmingham Public Schools, and Carolyn J. Starkey of Madison County Schools, in this free, hour-long presentation moderated by Gillian Engberg, Booklist’s Books for Youth editorial director and sponsored by Cherry Lake Publishing.
Celebrating National Reading Group Month: Great Group Reads 2011
(October 7, 2011)
October is National Reading Group Month, sponsored by the Women’s National Book Association. Join popular readers'-advisory expert Kaite Mediatore Stover to hear about her long experience running and blogging about library book groups as she moderates a panel that includes Great Group Reads selection committee chair Rosalind Reisner and Great Group Reads titles publishers Workman-Algonquin and Penguin.
Food for Thought: New Cookbooks for the Library
(October 4, 2011)
Food remains hot! As a reflection, public libraries have turned up the heat in their food collections, and publishers are eagerly appeasing the public’s insatiable appetite for more cookbooks. Moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper, a panel of publishers—Tuttle, Sterling, Chelsea Green, and Wiley—will discuss what’s hot in their new line of books about food.
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What's New for Fall 2011
(September 27, 2011)
An hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from five of the top publishers in this booming field: Lerner, Creative Company, Black Rabbit, Amicus, and Norwood House.
Acquiring Books for Your Collection through Specialized Selection and Analysis Tools
(September 22, 2011)
During this hour-long Booklist presentation, Bowker will demonstrate how it can help you and your library save money and resources while accumulating the perfect collection for your patrons. Senior Product Manager Mark Tullos presents from Bowker, joined by Cathy Goodwin, Collection Management Librarian from Kimbel (South Carolina) Library.
Ready for Romance? New Novels and Hot Trends
(September 13, 2011)
Can’t keep up with the deluge of romance titles? Join Booklist romance editor Donna Seaman for a lively overview of forthcoming romance titles from five leaders in the genre as representatives from Harlequin, Sourcebooks, Macmillan, Baker, and Harper showcase established and new writers and the latest trends from demon passion to Amish love stories in a free, hour-long webinar.
YA Announcements: Fall 2011
(August 23, 2011)
Get a sneak peek at the hottest new YA releases during this free, hour-long webinar. Gillian Engberg, Booklist’s Books for Youth editorial director, will be joined by representatives from Bloomsbury Children’s Books and Walker Books for Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Disney Book Group, and Saddleback Educational Publishing who will fill you in on their leading teen titles for autumn and beyond.
Math, Science & More
(August 9, 2011)
Still count on your toes? Don’t know a bat from a butterfly? There’s a book for that! Join Ilene Cooper, Children’s Books editor, for an hour-long presentation about new and backlist books on a rarely discussed topic. Representatives from Holiday House, Rosen Online Publishing, Sylvan Dell Publishing, and Norwood House Press will introduce featured books from their lists.
Book Group Buzzing
(July 26, 2011)
Join Rebecca Vnuk—readers’ advisory expert, co-creator of Shelfrenewal.com, and blogger for Booklist’s Book Group Buzz blog—for an hour-long presentation about trends in book group selections as well as a look at upcoming and backlist titles that might be a perfect fit for your group. Representative from Macmillan, Random House, and HarperCollins will join the discussion.
What's New in Audiobooks (June 14, 2011)
Celebrate National Audiobook Month with a lively and informative hour of audiobook talk. Connect with audiobook experts Dreamscape, HighBridge Audio, AudioGo, Books on Tape/Listening Library, and L.A. Theatre Works for an enlightening discussion of the latest audios and a preview of summer listening titles.
Fresh Voices for Teen Readers
(June 7, 2011)
Young adult literature continues to be one of the most exciting and diverse fields in the publishing world. In this hour-long webinar, you’ll hear directly from up-and-coming and established authors writing for teens. You'll also receive a preview of new YA releases coming from independent publishers Thomas Nelson, Inc., Sourcebooks, Inc., and Orca Book Publishers.
Make Your Library’s Collection an Open Book: Enhance Discovery with Tools from Bowker
(May 17, 2011)
Assisting patrons in finding what they need starts with a solid collection—physical or digital—but helping them with search and discovery can be a challenge in itself. Through this webinar, you will discover tools from Bowker® that can enhance your patrons’ experience: Bowker® Syndetic Solutions™, LibraryThing for Libraries™, and Bowker® Data Profiler.
It's All about the Student: How Students Learn and How Online Reference Sources Help
(May 10, 2011)
Susan Kane, Harvard Library's System Librarian for the Office for Information Systems, opens a discussion on how today’s diverse students respond to varying interests, readiness levels, and learning styles in the classroom. Britannica Digital Learning, World Book, Scholastic, and ABC-CLIO present how they are meeting the needs of this new generation of learners.
Lerner Publishing Group’s Fall 2011 Librarian Preview
(May 3, 2011)
Get the inside scoop on upcoming nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K-12 from Lerner editors as they unveil the new books publishing in Fall 2011. Plus learn about free discussion guides, downloads, and websites that make lesson planning easy.
Beyond Bestsellers: High-Demand Mysteries in Libraries
(April 26, 2011)
Readers' Advisory expert and Booklist columnist Joyce Saricks will share her discoveries about what really circulates and how librarians can alert their patrons to wonderful authors who don't necessarily top the sales charts. Publishers Macmillan, AudioGO, Severn House, and Felony & Mayhem will preview the best titles from their forthcoming lists.
Multimedia in Your Library: Innovative Learning Tools for Literacy, Languages, and More
(April 19, 2011)
An hour-long presentation begins with new discoveries about how the brain works and how the learning process should meet the specific needs of students and patrons. Sponsors Playaway and Mango then share innovative ways to make audio and video more accessible as literacy and language learning tools.
Superbooks: How Graphic Novels Can Save Your Library Part 1 (intro) and Part 2 (presentation)
(April 12, 2011)
An hour-long look at new titles and eye-opening research from Christian Zabriskie, Assistant Coordinator of Young-Adult Services at Queens Library, about the true potential graphic novels have at building circulation. Sponsored by Top Shelf Productions, ABDO Publishing Group, and SLG Publishing.
Tackling Tough Topics in Books for Youth (April 7, 2011)
An hour-long webinar about high-quality youth literature that can help young people expand their awareness and start discussions on challenging subjects featuring a publisher, an author, a youth-literature professor, and an educational consultant. Sponsored by Second Story Press.
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What's New in 2011
An hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from five of the top publishers in this booming field: Scholastic Library, Mason Crest Publishers, Lerner Publishing Group, Enslow Publishers, Inc., and ABDO Publishing Group.
Diderot Goes Digital: Why Authority, Comprehensibility, and Utility in Reference Sources Still Matter (3/1/2011)
An hour-long informative webinar on how to measure whether a source is authoritative, comprehensible, and useful. Presented by editors from World Book and sponsored by World Book.
Spring into Books: Terrific New Titles for Youth
An hour-long informative webinar featuring buzz-worthy new titles for youth from our sponsors Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Holiday House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Annick Press.
New and Tantalizing Spring Titles from Workman
An hour-long webinar featuring the staff of Workman Publishing, with divisions including Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Artisan, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press, previewing a wealth of forthcoming books that will appeal to a wide range of library readers. Sponsored by Workman Publishing.
YA Alert: New Teen Titles for 2011
An hour-long webinar featuring publishing representatives who fill you in on their leading teen titles for spring and beyond. Sponsored by Egmont USA, Bloomsbury Children’s Books/Walker Books for Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, and Disney Book Group.
Battle Bullying with Books: Celebrate No Name-Calling Week
An hour-long webinar on how high-quality children’s and young adult literature, as well as online resources, can help prevent bullying, including a presentation by James Howe, acclaimed author of The Misfits (2001). Sponsored by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Albert Whitman and Company, Rosen Publishing, and Candlewick Press.
Beads, Bulbs, and Books: Bringing Home and Garden into the Library
An hour-long webinar that discusses what’s new in crafts and gardening books and how those books are used in the public library. Sponsored by Storey Publishing; Creative Publishing, a division of the Quayside Publishing Group; and Wiley Publishing.
An hour-long webinar that provides an up-close look at how encyclopedias have changed and their latest adaptations. Sponsored by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Grolier, and World Book.
Seeing Is Reading: An Inside Look at Graphic Novels
An hour-long webinar that explores new graphic novel titles and the role of graphic novels in the library and beyond. Sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group, ABDO Publishing Group, and SLG Publishing.
Reaching Reluctant Readers: Using High-Interest Fiction to Engage and Inspire
An hour-long webinar featuring panelists in the library, education, and publishing fields who have had success using fiction to reach at-risk and disengaged readers. Sponsored by Orca Book Publishers.
Breaking New Bread: Cookbooks in the Library
An hour-long webinar that highlights new trends in cookbook publishing and the important place of the cookery collection in public library services. Three cookbook publishers also discuss their new and noteworthy cookery titles. Sponsored by Wiley, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Storey Publishing.
Defending the Right to Read: Celebrating Banned Books Week, featuring special guest Judy Blume
This hour-long webinar features a stellar panel of experts discussing book-rating systems, the impact of the Internet on challenges, the effect of censorship on children’s publishing, and how to best prepare for book challenges. Sponsored by Random House Children’s Books.
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What’s New for Fall
An hour-long webinar moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Daniel Kraus, which featuresfive of the top publishers in this booming field discussing their latest titles and recent trends in series nonfiction. Sponsored by Heinemann-Raintree; Gale, part of Cengage Learning; Weigl Publishers, Inc.; Black Rabbit Books; and Lerner Publishing Group.
Love and Magic: Trends in Romance Fiction
An hour-long webinar featuring readers’ advisory expert Diana Tixier Herald, best-selling romance author Katie MacAlister, and representatives from Sourcebooks, Inc., and AudioGO (formerly BBC Audiobooks America) discussing the many facets of the romance genre, including today’s hot supernatural and fantasy titles. Generously sponsored by Sourcebooks, Inc. and AudioGO.
Fantastic Fall Fiction for Youth
An hour-long webinar featuring books to watch for from publishers Egmont USA, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Albert Whitman and Company. Middle-school librarian Cindy Dobrez also offers tips on using fiction in library programs and getting kids hooked on reading. Sponsored by Egmont USA, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Albert Whitman and Company.
Selecting and Recommending Inspirational Fiction
A lively overview of the rich inspirational spectrum featuring the latest trends and scoops on forthcoming titles from Booklist reviewer Lynne Welch, Booklist associate editor Donna Seaman, and representatives from inspirational fiction publishers. Sponsored by Tyndale House Publishers, Baker Publishing Group, Abingdon Press Christian Fiction, and Thorndike Press, part of Gale Cengage.
Now Hear This: Audiobooks A to Z
featuring Booklist Online audiobook blogger Mary Burkey and representatives from audiobook publishers discussing the latest titles featuring popular readers, integrating audiobooks into book clubs, and finding backlist and crossover titles for summer listening. Sponsored by Books on Tape/Listening Library, BBC Audiobooks America, and HighBridge Audio.
Power to the User: Interactive Online Reference Sources
An hourlong webinar in which Booklist columnist Sue Polanka talks about the value and potential of interactive features and representatives from reference publishers demonstrate their newest interactive features and give us a preview of what’s coming next. Sponsored by Encyclopaedia Britannica, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and Paratext.
Trends in Teen Literature: The Independent View
Booklist columnist Michael Cart and three independent publishers discuss new trends in teen books, providing you with fresh perspectives on new books for eager and reluctant teen readers alike. Sponsored by Sourcebooks, Orca Book Publishers, and Annick Press.
Crime Fiction Past and Present
An informative hour-long webinar featuring mystery experts, librarians, and publishers discussing all things mystery, from little-known gems of the genre to today’s newest trends and titles. Sponsored by Macmillan, Severn House, and Poisoned Pen Press.
Let’s Get Graphic: Kids’ Comics in Classrooms and Libraries
An authoritative webinar on the latest trends of the graphic novel format. Sponsored by TOON Books, Rosen Publishing, Scholastic Graphix, and First Second.
Sensational Summer Reading
Expert librarians and publishers share their knowledge and offer sneak peeks at new titles. You’ll come away better prepared for this summer and beyond. Sponsored by Candlewick Press and HarperCollins Children’s Books.
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What’s New in 2010
Following up on our very successful fall 2009 series nonfiction webinar (see below), Booklist editors, working librarians, and series publishers discuss what’s new for spring in this growing area of youth publishing. Sponsored by Lerner Publishing, Enslow Publishers, Cherry Lake, and Marshall Cavendish.
21st Century Reference Collections
A discussion about the evolution of reference collections, their role today, and what they might look like in the future. Sponsored by World Book, M. E. Sharpe, Encyclopedia Britannica, and ABC-CLIO.
Sweet Talk: Romance Fiction in the Library
A discussion of the state of the romance genre—in public libraries and in the marketplace. Sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers, Books on Tape and Listening Library (Random House), and Romance Writers of America.
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: Best Uses, Best Practices, and Best New Titles for Fall
Four top series nonfiction publishers provide a wealth of information and ideas for enhancing collections and engaging young readers. Sponsored by ABDO Publishing Group, Cherry Lake Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, and Norwood House Press.