Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Calling all Booktalk enthusiasts!
The Young Adult Services Division of the Suffolk County Library Association is looking for discussion leaders for our annual Fran Romer Workshop on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 10 am – 1 pm at the Brentwood Public Library. The theme this year is “Stories Retold”
Discussion leaders are needed to lead groups of approximately 10-12 librarians, discussing specific Teen books with the “stories retold” theme. The focus of Fran Romer is Booktalking! We would like leaders to give a booktalk and to demonstrate to the group how librarians can book talk at their own library.
FYI…What is a Booktalk?
· A booktalk is NOT a review or a book "report." A book report tells somebody you read the book, a booktalk tries to convince the person to read the book. The key to booktalking is to "sell, don't tell." Thus, a booktalk is more of an advertisement or a commercial.
· A booktalk is a Performance - you want to "hook" the listeners, use every trick you can think of to make the booktalk fun, exciting, and suspenseful.
2017 Fran Romer Books for discussion groups
Group 1 Fairy Tales Retold
Ash by Milanda Lo - Cinderella Retelling
Group 2 Fairy Tales Retold
Entwined by Heather Dixon - 12 Dancing Princesses Retelling
Group 3 Shakespeare Retelling
Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub- Retelling of Romeo and Juliet
Group 4 Classics Retold
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige - Retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
Group 5 Classics Retold
Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman – Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
If you are interested in being a discussion leader, please contact ….
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Posted by YASD at 2:38 PM
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Thursday, February 2nd, 9:30am-12pm, at SCLS, Bellport, join the Suffolk and Nassau YASD to get tips on how you can build onto your resume and advance your career. Presenters will be focusing on becoming an adjunct professor, conference presenting, joining different committees/organization and book reviewing.
Posted by YASD at 2:59 PM
Monday, December 12, 2016
Have you been an adjunct professor? Reviewed books for a professional publication? Presented at a conference or joined a professional committee? Would you like an opportunity to share your experience with your peers? If so, then this is your chance!
YASD is looking for volunteers to speak at the "Career Booster" Joint Meeting being held on at SCLS. We would like the meeting to focus on the above mentioned aspects of boosting your career. This is a great opportunity to share your experiences and help others. If you are interested in becoming a speaker, please contact Casey Fehn at ,email@example.com.
Posted by YASD at 2:43 PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Thank you to everyone that joined us for our Annual YASD Luncheon! Nova Ren Suma was absolutely awesome!
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2016 Teen Librarian Awards.
Most Creative Program: Michelle Kenny and Sara Fade, Middle Country Library,
Zombie Survival Night
Most Successful Program: James Matias, Middle Country Public Library, Teen Technology Club
Best Display: Kristie Korade, Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, Banned Books Display
Best Community Service Program: Kristine Tanzi, Middle Country Public Library, Green Teens
Posted by YASD at 2:12 PM
Monday, November 21, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Our Annual December Luncheon will be held on Thursday, December 1st, beginning at noon at the Outerbanks Restaurant in Riverhead. The speaker will be Nova Ren Suma, author of The Walls Around Us, The Imaginary Girls, 17 and Gone, and more! The menu includes a chicken, fish, and pasta vegetarian option. Exciting prizes will be raffled and you will be introduced to the 2017 YASD Board. You can register online here or fill out the below form and send it to Casey Fehn. The Teen Librarian Awards are back! To nominate an amazing librarian, please follow the link on the right hand side to access the nomination form. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Posted by YASD at 4:49 PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Please join us in October as Christopher Schumaker from YALSA discusses "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action." If you would like to read the report before attending the meeting, simply click here .
We look forward to seeing you there!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Posted by YASD at 4:04 PM