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 October:
For school librarians or others planning information literacy classes, check out Formative Assessments: Our Compass for Understanding Affective, Cognitive, and Physical Aspects of Information Search Processes by Buffy Hamilton over at The Unquiet Librarian.
There are oodles of posts about library makerspaces this month:
Look no further for programming ideas:
Feeling out of touch with youth culture? Dawn Abron covers Fandom 101: Youtube Celebrities at The Hub.
Level up your reader’s advisory game with Molly Wetta’s Readers’ Advisory Toolkit: Writing Book Reviews, Blog Posts, and Annotations at Wrapped Up in Books.
Learn about strengthening your partnerships with Teen Programming: Building Teen Futures with Community Partnerships by Elise Martinez for the YALSAblog.
Speaking of partnerships, Linda Jacobson at School Library Journal profiles several libraries working with incarcerated youth in Beyond Walls: Libraries and Incarcerated Youth. Also includes great research on the juvenile justice system.
Need a pep talk? Kelly Czarnecki at the YALSAblog has you covered: Level Up Your Leadership Skills: Overcoming Perfectionism.
The YALSAblog also kicks off a new series by Jaclyn Lewis Anderson all about grants: Getting the Grant: A YA Librarians Guide to Grant Writing – Part 1 of 6.
If you need a quick monthly primer on what’s going on in the YA literature world, check out Kelly Jensen’s new series What YA Talking About?: September 2015 in YA News over at Book Riot.
Did we miss any must-read pieces? Let us know in the comments!