Resources: Links of the Month – March 2015

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 March:

Melissa Depper at Mel’s Desk has a series of posts about saying no and finding balance professionally: What I’ve Learned About Saying No and How Do You Know When to Say No?. Over at Tiny Tips for Library Fun, Marge Loch-Wouters shares similar sentiments in ALL.THE.THINGS. Something to reflect on for all librarians!

Continuing on the theme of saying no, the latest Adventures in Outreach post by Hayden Bass at the YALSAblog is Be a Quitter, all about when and why to stop offering programs and services.

Whether you work in a public or school library, you probably have to teach databases to students. Check out Databases: Making the Case with Kids in VOYA by Joyce Kasman Valenza for some concrete tips to making it more useful for students.

Stacked kicked off their second annual About the Girls series this month. Authors are sharing their thoughts on girls, girls reading, and feminism in YA. While you’re there, read last year’s posts too!

To go along with TSU’s pop culture theme for the month, take a look at Fandoms Unite: Sherlock for some fandom programming ideas from Valerie at Skipping Through the Stacks.

Teen Tech Week has come and gone for this year, but the Teen Tech Week 15 Was Huge Success ideas from Tales from a Loud Librarian can be used any time of year. Lots of small activities that can be used together or separately.

5 Ways Librarians Can Include Comic Books and Graphic Novels into this Year’s Summer Reading Club at Cosplay, Comics, and Geek Culture in Libraries is exactly what it says it is.

Thinking about using Instagram at your library? The Daring Librarian share why you should Say Yes! To a School Instagram!. Lots of tips that apply to both school and public libraries.

In this fascinating case study, School Library Journal shows How to Build a School Library from Scratch with real-world examples.

Also from School Library Journal, read about Serving Conservative Teens with tips on reader’s advisory, collection development, and displays.

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