Resources: Links of the Month – December 2015

Links of the MonthEvery 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 December:

Bryce at Bryce Don’t Play shares the why and how of planning an inclusive summer reading experience in SRP 2016: All Abilities Invited. Something to be mindful of in all of your programs and services.

For some low-key ways to foster a positive environment in the library, read Back to Blogging and Promoting Kindness by Valerie from Skipping through the Stacks.

A group of librarians share their book club tips at YALSA’s The Hub: Teen Book Clubs in Your Library.

Lauren McBride shares Six Things That Made my Patrick Ness Author Visit a Knockout Success at School Library Journal.

A few program ideas:

Sometimes programs just don’t work—Heather Booth at Teen Librarian Toolbox writes about Saying goodbye to a successful program.

Not sure where to begin with anime? Read Anime 101: A Primer for Librarians by Marissa Lieberman at School Library Journal for an intro.

Get inspired/be envious of these library teen rooms: New Teen Spaces from Coast to Coast by Ryann Uden at School Library Journal and Teen Spaces: Modifying an All-Too-Solid Room by Stephanie Reinhardt at a Congregation of Magpies.

Planning to do more outreach in the new year? Read How to Bolster Your Outreach Using the 3 Ps by Brooke Newberry and Liz Bowie at Demco’s Ideas and Inspiration blog.

What have you read this month that’s been insightful, inspirational, or just plain interesting? Share in the comments!



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