From the American Library Association:
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL), has announced the 24 participants of its IMLS grant funded project, Future Ready with the Library. The 24 participants make up the second cohort of the project.
The participants are:
- Bartz, Vicky. Ortonville (Minnesota) Public Library
- Bauer, Mary. Cedaredge (Colorado) Public Library
- Bundy, Amanda. Kaibab Paiute Tribal Library; Fredonia, AZ
- Burley, Linda. Burley (Idaho) Public Library
- Chalman, Kate. Charles Ralph Holland Public Library; Gainsboro, TN
- Crawford, Claire. Geneseo (Illinois) Public Library
- Deck, Todd. Tahama County Library; Red Bluff, CA
- DeHoff, Lois. John R Wooden Middle School; Martinsville, ID
- Dickerson, Heather. Lewis and Clark Library; Lincoln, MT
- Durbin, Cynthia. Cascade (Idaho) Public Library
- Fee, Jay. Keene (New Hampshire) Public Library
- Gillum, Holly. Ashley Public Library; Hamburg, AR
- Heideman, Ann. Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Library; Mount Pleasant, MI
- Hollingsworth, Erin. Tuzzy Consortium Library; Barrow, AK
- Hutchinson, Bailee. Bolivar- Hardeman County Library; Bolivar, TN
- Kesseler, Nisa. Petosky (Michigan) District Library
- Kunnerup, Carol. Mott (North Dakota) Public Library
- Lancaster, Abby. Lincoln County Library System; Afton, WY
- Mayfield, Pattie. Bertha Voyer Library; Honey Grove, TX
- McCann, Robin. Perry Middle School; Perry, OH
- Shimek, Allison. Fayette Public Library; LaGrange, TX
- Simpson, Sherry. Dover (Arkansas) Public Library
- Walker, Keri. St. James Parish Library; Vacherie, LA
- Wickham, Meredith. J Elliot McMullin Public Library; Newton, MS
“I’m excited to see how the library staff in Cohort 2 partner with community organizations to transform library services for and with middle school students in their small, rural, and tribal communities,” said YALSA President Sandra Hughes-Hassell. “Enabling teens to not only explore their passions, but to develop career and college ready skills, is critical to teens’ personal growth, academic success, and career development – a key component of YALSA’s vision for 21st century public library services.” Continue reading Participants for IMLS funded project, “Future Ready with the Library” announced
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“Makerspaces, making, and the maker movement have become frequent conversation topics among librarians. We’ve encouraged making in the library through programming focused on writing, drawing, designing, building, coding, and more. As informal learning and gathering spaces, libraries are by nature situated to invite collaboration and discovery. In many cases, making has been associated with makerspaces — independent spaces that provide tools, materials, and support to youth and adults with an interest in creating (Educause, 2013). Sometimes makerspaces are flexible, subscription-based environments, sometimes they are hosts to structured programs and classes with an attached fee. Some have a technology prominence with 3D printers and laser cutters, while others lend an artistic attention by supplying sewing machines and design software (Moorefield-Lang, 2015). No two makerspaces are the same, just as no two makers are the same.
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Big news in YALSA this week! The 2017 Teen Read Week site was launched earlier this week with the theme “Unleash Your Story.” Library staff, afterschool providers, and educators should attempt to leverage this theme to encourage teens to write, share and tell their own stories as well as find stories, biographies, autobiographies, folktales, and more in their local library!
YALSA also announced the Teens’ Top Ten nominations today! The stars of the upcoming movie Everything, Everything announced the titles in a video you can see here! Teens across the country can vote on their favorite titles between Aug. 15 and Teen Read Week, which will be celebrated Oct. 8-14. The winners will be announced the week after. You can view an annotated list of nominees here (pdf).
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“The YALSA Legislation Committee wonders if you would share an example of a time you helped mobilize teen participation for a social justice or advocacy cause. We’re collecting examples!
It could be an example of a time you encouraged high schoolers to write a letter to their school board, or an example of the time you took a group of teens to your local representative’s office to advocate for library funding.
We want to know what you did, how, and why!
It’s quick, easy, and painless! Fill out this brief form and be forever in our gratitude: https://goo.gl/forms/oqYLEZAd9C3maqII2“
Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway
Have you heard? In celebration of the upcoming announcement of the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten (TTT) nominees on Thursday, April 13th, during National Library Week, 50 sets of the 2017 TTT nominees will be given away to libraries in need generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. And applications are open now! You can apply for the giveaway via the online form by May 1, 2017. To be eligible, applicants must be personal YALSA members and work in a library within 20 miles of a Dollar General store. Other eligibility requirements also apply. Learn more and apply here.
2017 Teen Read Week Site
Make sure you keep an eye on our Teen Read Week site at teenreadweek.ning.com early next week, during National Library Week, for an update featuring the 2017 theme! This year’s Teen Read Week will be celebrated October 8th-14th! So, don’t forget to sign up for an account to get the latest news, if you haven’t already.
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