An instructional tutorial for making customized READ posters using the READ Design Studio products. Accompanying step-by-step written instructions are in the Getting Started Guide - http://www.alastore.ala.org/pdf/READ_DS_Getting_Started.pdf.
Archive of an ALA TechSource webinar originally held on May 13, 2010. While many institutions like libraries have been successful in implementing these technologies as part of their online presence, the web is also littered with inactive library blogs, lifeless virtual library communities, and out-of-date Facebook pages. To help ensure that yours is one of the success stories, watch this hourlong webinar with panelists John Blyberg, Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience, Darien Library (CT); and Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Initiatives, Norwich University (VT).
Originally aired October 19, 2010. Students can be reluctant readers for many reasons and using fiction and independent reading to engage them can be a great way to bring them into the wider community. In this webinar sponsored by Orca Book Publishers, attendees will hear from presenters in the library and education fields who have had success using fiction to reach at-risk and disengaged readers.
The hour-long presentation will focus on hands-on tips for both school and public librarians and will touch on the research behind the benefits of using fiction in the classroom. Examples of practical classroom projects, such as Read 180 and lit circles, and the insights of a successful publisher of short novels are just some of the offerings in this program moderated by Gillian Engberg, Booklist’s Books for Youth managing editor/YA editor.
• Carolyn Salonen, Program, Curriculum, and Instruction Consultant, Waterloo Region District School Board, Ontario, Canada
• Rebecca English, Educator, Godwin Heights High School, Wyoming, Michigan
• Amy J. Cheney, Librarian, Alameda County Library, Juvenile Hall, San Leandro, California
• Andrew Wooldridge, Publisher, Orca Book Publishers
Originally aired November 2, 2010. More than ever a strong graphic novel collection is essential in both school and public libraries. Whether used as curriculum support, literacy tools, or avenues of entertainment, comics hold undeniable appeal for both reluctant and avid child and teen readers.
Booklist associate editor Ian Chipman and comics expert Kat Kan will be joined by representatives from Lerner Publishing Group, ABDO Publishing Group, and SLG Publishing in this hour-long webinar that looks at new titles and explores the role of graphic novels in the library and beyond.
In this informative hourlong webinar, youth librarians will discover a wealth of tips and ideas for improving their summer reading programs and inspiring children and teens to crack the books during the warmer months. Expert librarians Carole D. Fiore and Jeanette Larson as well as presenters from Candlewick Press and HarperCollins Children’s Books share their knowledge and offer sneak peeks at new titles.