Link Round Up for June 2022: Creative Displays, Important Info on Book Banning, and More
Here’s a secret you may not know: I started TLT in part to get all my thoughts down and together in one place so I could find them again. And I have, in fact, used TLT as a type of journal, or perhaps I have been creating my own teen services manual. So today I am sharing with you a Link Roundup of links that I want to remember, but also think you may find awesome, helpful, or informative in some way.
Link 1: Creative Display Idea – A Catalog of RA Tools
I have been seeing this one around, and apparently it’s very popular on TikTok. I have seen it primarily from Kathie MacIsaac on Twitter, but she sends people to the Tik Tok of @bee_in_the_library. It’s a great way to take all those RA tools you make and put them in one place for your students/patrons.
You can find several options by searching “catalog display” on Amazon.
Link 2: Templates for the Above Creative Display Idea
Melissa Corey has been generously sharing some Canva templates that you can edit which would work nice with the display idea above. You can find her Visual Book Lists here: https://visualbooklists.wordpress.com/. I have already used them and honestly, they are awesome. Thanks Melissa, you are doing amazing things!
Link 3: Book Banning in the News
Publisher’s Weekly has a post about the current wave of book banning and how it impacts a kid’s right to read. You can read it here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/89582-when-libraries-are-a-battlefield-standing-up-for-kids-right-to-read.html
Link 4: Why Do Teens Read?
Here are the results of a survey that asks the question: http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2022/06/why-teens-read.html
Link 5: Another Creative Display Idea!
This library did a display of books on travel and each book contains a bookmark that looks like a plane ticket!
Thank you everyone who shares their creative display ideas, articles and more.
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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