"As a general rule, librarians are a kick in the pants socially, often full of good humor, progressive, and naturally, well read. They tend to be generalists who know so much about so many things that they are quite the opposite of the boring old poops they have been made out to be. Most of them are full of life, some even full of the devil." -- Bill Hall, editorial page editor, Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune, Sept. 9, 2001.
Why I Became a Librarian Categories: Love Teachers Students Helping/teaching Books Reading Technology Role models Results 156 instances, 97% 64 instances, 48% 79 instances, 59% 75 instances, 56% 96 instances, 72% 58 instances, 43% 11 instances, 8% 48 instances, 36%
Let’s talk books….
Texas Library Association
ALA Best books for… (children’s notables and BBYA)
Follett book lists
Hot new Trend we need to know about!
Personal books and booktalks – advertise!!
Now onto choosing good literature!
What do teens like? Find the research and start delving!!!
“Teens get it: “Reading Matters”
“A Portrait of Popularity: An Analysis of Characteristics of Novels from Young Adults’ Choices for 1997”
Understanding the Reader’s development (Yes….it’s a refresher course : )
Stages of Literary Appreciation
This can be scary….
Listserv Sites – Your questions answered Texas Library Association LM-NET listserv archives TLA LM-NET
Handy Virtual Tools to Own bookmarks Online storage Research tools
Collaborate!! Question – how important do others see the library on your campus? Information for the district: Texas School Libraries Report Information for administrators: Bi-annual snapshot of the library Information for teachers: Pathfinders and websites PS- keep a folder!
Some favorite websites….
AllReaders.com - Cool book review site!
ConnectingYA.com – All things YA and more!
Know your genres – www.genrefluent.com
Children’s literature web guide – ultimate in children’s books!
Wired For Youth – Austin Public Library website for teens