Every month we’ll be rounding up some can’t miss online resources from the wide world of teen services and beyond. Here’s what we’ve been reading in January:
‘Tis the season for an abundance of ALA awards and booklists! Check out the books selected by fellow librarians for all of your collection development and reader’s advisory needs:
- YALSA Awards: Alex Awards, Edwards Award, Morris Award, Odyssey Award, Nonfiction Award, Printz Award
- YALSA Lists: Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, Best Fiction for Young Adults, Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
- Coretta Scott King Book Awards from the Ethnic and Multicultural Exchange Round Table
- Pura Belpré Awards from ALSC and REFORMA
- Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature from the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association
- The Amelia Bloomer List from the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table
- Stonewall Book Awards from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table
- The Rainbow Book List from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table
More resources this month to teach information literacy to students: The Smell Test: Educators can counter fake news with information literacy. Here’s how. by Linda Jacobson at School Library Journal and Teaching Students To Understand Bias by Jackie Whiting at Mackin TYSL.
At AASL’s KnowledgeQuest, Sedley Abercrombie writes about Why you should get to know your public librarian….
Pamela Groseclose shares Five Lessons in Tween Programming at the ALSC Blog.
Jennifer McCulley shares her teen incentive program Rewarding Teens for the Win! at Two Book Geeks.
Over at from the Biblio Files, Jenni Frencham writes about Running a TAB Meeting at the Library.
Leigh Collazo at Mrs. ReaderPants gives ideas to Jazz Up Your Booktalks: 31 Practical Tips Part 1 and Part 2.
At YALSA’s The Hub, read these tips for Promoting Reading and Reading Diversely in High School Libraries by Kristin McKeown and Hollie Hawkins.
Check out these ideas as you plan your programming:
What have you read this month that’s been insightful, inspirational, or just plain interesting? Share in the comments!