Friday Finds – July 5, 2013
This Week at TLT:
Christie talks about surviving the summer as a teen librarian.
Robin shares her opinions on students’ free reading choices and the issue of text complexity.
Colin Fischer: a book review and discussion of the autism spectrum by Robin.
A discussion of Israeli female soldiers’ portrayal in YA literature, featuring World War Z, by Christie.
Remakes at the movies: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Kearsten joins us for some excellent summer reads.
Previously on TLT:
More on Autism and Libraries.
Karen wrote about an unconventional summer reading club.
Around the Web:
Check out how you (any public librarian) can contribute to a new monthly list of ten great, recently released reads at Library Reads. Their goal is to, “reach beyond the library walls to tell the rest of the country about the books you can’t wait to share.”
Someday My Printz Will Come is back. Go make a case for your favorite!
Concerned about your patrons’ digital literacy? Check out Digital Learn from ALA, a hub dedicated to providing teaching and learning resources – from ALA’s Digital Literacy Task Force. More information can be found in an article on The Digital Shift’s web site.
AASL has announced their 2013 list of Best Websites for Teaching and Learning.
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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