[kids-lib] Tidbits from the Library World

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Feb 28 08:40:47 PST 2011

Here are a few items that pertain to public libraries that my colleague Jen Maurer sent out on the Oregon Association of School Libraries email list.  Enjoy!

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

From: oasl-all at oema.memberclicks.net [mailto:oasl-all at oema.memberclicks.net] On Behalf Of Jennifer Maurer
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 10:50 PM
To: Katie Anderson
Subject: [oasl-all] Tidbits from the Library World

If you don’t have time to read everything, I encourage you to scan the headings for dates and deadlines and for topics that you deem most important.  Sources include American Libraries Direct, Library Hotline, AASL Hotlinks, library journals, ODE, newspapers, and more.


Celebrate Día on April 30th
“El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.”  2011 is the 15th anniversary of this program sponsored by the Association of Library Service to Children.

Elizabeth Bird Offers Tips for Evaluating Picture Book Apps
What criteria do you use to decide if a picture book app is a good one?  Read the SLJ article for suggestions.

Sex, Etc. Has Section for LGBTQ Youth
“A national sexuality education organization based at Rutgers University, announced … the launch of a new, expanded section of their award-winning teen Web site, Sexetc.org, that includes the most up-to-date resources on issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) young people.  ‘Far too often, the only discussions relating to LGBTQ youth are about suicide rates, drug and alcohol use and HIV—all of which paint very negative pictures of what it means to be LGBTQ,’ says Elizabeth Schroeder, Answer’s executive director.  ‘Our goal with this expanded area of Sexetc.org is to offer sexuality-related information and resources that both support LGBTQ youth who are struggling with who they are and celebrate what it means to be LGBTQ.’”  I learned about the site from ODE’s Oregon Health Educator Update.

Poetry Institute Partners to Create Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry
“The Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute has worked with American University’s Center for Social Media and its Washington College of Law to create the ‘Code of Best Practice in Fair Use for Poetry.’  Devised specifically by and for the poetry community, this best practices code serves as a guide to reasonable and appropriate uses of copyrighted materials in new and old media.”

Booklist Selects Top 10 Black History Books for Youth: 2011
I know that Black History Month is almost over, but the list can still be useful for collection development.

EarlyWord Kids Blog // Judy Moody Movie Releases in June
EarlyWord Kids is a blog by Lisa Van Drasek that gives readers a heads up about soon-to-be-released children’s and YA books and related news.  From it, I learned about the Judy Moody movie coming out this summer.

Trust Offers Grants to Libraries for Innovative YA Programs That Encourage Reading for Pleasure
“The Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust has announced the availability of small grants (under $5,000) for school and public libraries seeking to offer innovative programs that promote reading for pleasure for young adults.  There is no specific deadline to apply. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis.  Applications that feature new or creative programs will receive special consideration over those simply seeking funds for collection development or for a book discussion group.  The Trust prefers to be contacted by postal mail or phone, which is why neither an email address or URL is provided.  For further information and/or for an application, please contact: Julian L. Lapides, Esquire, Trust Manager, 600 Wyndhurst Ave., Suite 246, Baltimore, MD 21210 at 410.464.0100.” I heard about this from Peyton Stafford.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Library Development
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR  97301-3950
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

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