Resources: Links of the Month – November 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 November:

School Library Journal’s November issue was dedicated to all things teen services, so there was a veritable bounty of outstanding articles to peruse:

The annual Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Symposium took place November 6-8. YALSA bloggers have written up many of the sessions on The Hub. Here is a selection:

The ALSC blog has a great Best Practices for a Streaming Author Visit by the ALSC Children and Technology committee that is relevant for author visits for any age group.

Thinking about conferences for 2016, but unsure about swinging it financially? Marge Loch-Wouters has some tips for Making Ends Meet – Conference Cost Cutting at Tiny Tips for Library Fun.

We are approaching the end of 2015, which means the best books lists are slowly rolling out. Check out School Library Journal’s Best Young Adult Books, Publisher Weekly’s Best Young Adult Books, and Amazon’s Best Young Adult Books. For a comprehensive list of lists, check out Largeheartedboy’s Online “Best of 2015” Book Lists.

In the midst of planning your spring and summer programs? We have plenty of programming inspiration for you this month:

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

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