A tool designed to enable access to the best literature for teens will debut for Apple devices next month. A project of YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association), the Teen Book Finder lets users discover titles from the past three years of the organization’s lists and awards, all from their smartphones.
Ce matin a eu lieu la conférence de presse dévoilant les livres finalistes du Prix des libraires du Québec 2012, dans les nouveaux espaces de la Librairie Formats. La comédienne Brigitte Lafleur, porte-parole du Prix, ainsi que plusieurs libraires du comité ont présenté et commenté la sélection. Ce prix, coordonné depuis 19 ans par l’Association des libraires du Québec, comporte deux catégories: «Roman québécois» et «Roman hors Québec». Il vise à honorer des auteurs dont les œuvres se sont imposées aux libraires par leur qualité littéraire et leur originalité.
Jonathan Franzen, the author of The Corrections and Freedom, has no patience for e-readers, he tells the Telegraph: "I think, for serious readers, a sense of permanence has always been part of the experience. Everything else in your life is fluid, but here is this text that doesn’t change…Someone worked really hard to make the language just right, just the way they wanted it. They were so sure of it that they printed it in ink, on paper. A screen always feels like we could delete that, change that, move it around. So for a literature-crazed person like me, it’s just not permanent enough."
Arlette Cousture n'a rien perdu de son don pour créer des personnages qui marquent l'imaginaire. L'auteure des Filles de Caleb le prouve dans ce nouveau roman, Petals' Pub, qui se déroule dans le Montréal de la fin du XIXe siècle et met en scène des héroïnes qui n'ont peur ni de se battre ni d'aimer.
Our Outside/In column will aim to bring information about what’s happening in the larger world of trends (outside) to see how they apply to libraries (in). Appropriately enough, our first column begins with a look at “calls to action”—ways in which you can use your online presence to inspire people to engage with their library.
The library was concerned that simply offering a reward for kids to read does not help them develop into lifelong readers.This year, instead of offering a summer reading program, CPL presented Connect Your Summer, a game in which players collected badges for tapping into various experiences. “Our goal was to find ways to connect people to the library and the community,” Golden said.
Library Lovers Day is a success. Staff get involved by decorating their libraries and choosing books, while community members take the opportunity to thank library staff and share their love of books and reading.
An increasing focus on impact reshapes how leaders evaluate and design service. This article is the first in a series looking at the strategies libraries can take to better inform themselves and their stakeholders about the impact of their services. Look for future articles in the fall of 2012.
Le livre n'est pas en voie de disparition. Pour vous en convaincre : la preuve en images. Détourné de son utilisation première par des bibliothécaires fantaisistes, le livre se met en scène. Il s'impose dans une nouvelle lecture visuelle.
In the everyday world of pseudo-journalistic non-fiction publishing, where memoirists vie for media attention with ever-more-alarming personal stories, the view that there is no such thing as truth is dangerous. What was offensive about Frey’s claim of truth was that it was not an artistic ploy but a marketing one. He knew that the average person would not, in fact, react to his story with awe and compassion if they thought it was a novel.
Ready to glean some ideas on working with teens? Then check out YALSA Academy, a free online collection of training videos sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. The service launches today with an initial six videos on: Conducting a successful teen reference interview, Connecting teens and ereaders, Creating a mock Printz program, Building a YA collection, and Using ereaders.
As a CBC journalist, filmmaker and blogger, Waubgeshig Rice knows a lot about modern storytelling techniques. But he's keenly aware of how important the printed page has been in preserving Aboriginal culture and history.
"Let's get one thing out of the way: Mexican immigration is an oxymoron. Mexicans are indigenous. So, in a strange way, I'm pleased that the racist folks of Arizona have officially declared, in banning me alongside Urrea, Baca, and Castillo, that their anti-immigration laws are also anti-Indian. I'm also strangely pleased that the folks of Arizona have officially announced their fear of an educated underclass. You give those brown kids some books about brown folks and what happens? Those brown kids change the world. In the effort to vanish our books, Arizona has actually given them enormous power. Arizona has made our books sacred documents now."
Sales have soared for erotic literature with the advent of e-readers such as Kobo and Kindle, with one company in British Columbia reaping the benefits. Tina Haveman, who's based in Squamish, B.C., north of Vancouver, owns a busy digital erotic publishing company and she says there are a lot of “closet readers” who would never admit to liking that kind of literature.
Cela faisait plusieurs années que son nom revenait à l’occasion de la traditionnelle assemblée des Grands Prix de la ville d’Angoulême. Cette fois-ci est la bonne : après être passé très près du Graal l’an dernier, Jean-Claude Denis a été coopté par ses pairs, dimanche. Celui qui signe ses œuvres sous l’abrégé "Jean-C. Denis" aura le privilège, l’an prochain, de présider la quarantième édition du Festival international de la bande dessinée.
It's hard to pinpoint when the current frenzy for handmade works began, but people young and old have embraced the DIY spirit. It's a pleasurable experience to create something with your own hands that's beautiful, fun, or useful. Some crafters find the act of creating to be relaxing and a fine way to relieve stress.
Aside from lack of circulation, how can you determine which titles have outlived their usefulness? Often, in the case of craft books, you can judge a book by its cover. If it's obviously dated, let it go. Holding on to older titles until the fashions come back in style isn't always the best option. If the models have hair and makeup that you haven't seen lately outside of a retro costume party, the book probably doesn't belong in your crafts collection. Besides, even if those 1980s “Cosby sweaters” ever do come back, a contemporary knitter will have devised a better way to knit them, most likely with yarns that are readily available.
Scavenger hunts, story hours, and dogs will greet children and their families at the first annual Take Your Child to the Library Day set for Saturday, February 4. An idea of Nadine Lipman, head of children's services at Waterford Public Library the event has already captured the attention of more than 120 libraries, which are rapidly joining the celebration, having just heard about it in recent weeks.
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