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March 1, 2015

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Librarians and the Changing Job Market | Consider the Source

A recent news article offered a fascinating graphic on American jobs that pay $40–80,000 a year, highlighting whether these jobs grown or declined between the years 1980–2012. Where does librarianship fit into the picture?

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Just Tech It Up Challenge: Win $100K in Classroom Technology from Sharp

If you work in a K–12 accredited school that could benefit from over $100,000 worth of classroom tech products, read on about Sharp’s Classroom Technology Challenge.

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Much-Anticipated Sequels and the Latest from Avi, Suma, and Wein | SLJ Sneak Peek

From the new “Penderwicks” novel to the sequel to E.K. Johnston’s The Story of Owen, the titles featured in SLJ’s March issue will delight fans and create new ones. Check out the latest sneak peek of reviews appearing in the next print issue.

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ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom Wants to Know About Your State’s Challenged Books

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom wants to know about your state’s 2014 book challenges. The deadline for reporting is Friday, February 27—so find out how to do so here.




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Librarians and the Changing Job Market | Consider the Source

A recent news article offered a fascinating graphic on American jobs that pay $40–80,000 a year, highlighting whether these jobs grown or declined between the years 1980–2012. Where does librarianship fit into the picture?

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Coming in March: “A Crossover Year”

A preview of our March issue.

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Heroic Reads: Supporting Collaborative Summer Library Programs | Focus On

A sensational collection of titles to use with the Collaborative Summer Library Program theme “Every Hero Has a Story.” This dynamic roundup includes selections for early elementary, middle grade, and young adult readers alike.

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March Madness & Hoop Dreams | Great Books about Basketball

Looking for titles to satisfy patrons who’ve caught March Madness fever? Searching for the next book to hand fans of The Crossover? From stats to free verse to early basketball history, this list’s got game.

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Warm Stories for Cold Nights: Curl up with a CD or digital download| Listen In

Audiobook recommendations for listeners seeking a promise of warmth, comfort, and contentment and a sense of well-being.

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ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom Wants to Know About Your State’s Challenged Books

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom wants to know about your state’s 2014 book challenges. The deadline for reporting is Friday, February 27—so find out how to do so here.

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Beboppin’ with “Bird & Diz”

With bursts of rhythm and flashes of color, Gary Golio and Ed Young’s stunning new picture book “Bird & Diz” captures the spirit and genius of bebop artists Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie and their classic rendition of “Salt Peanuts.”

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Net Neutrality: Why You Should Care About the FCC Vote

The Federal Communications Commission vote concerning the regulation of Internet broadband services and net neutrality is on February 26, and here’s why schools and libraries should care.

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Ebooks are here to stay, and the offerings geared toward young children expand every day. Still, the debate about their use among early learners rages on. What is the case for and against ebooks in supporting early literacy? And what about screen time? Two sides weigh in.


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Creepy Thrillers and Seriously Wicked Titles for Spring | Hot Books for Teens

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

Join SLJ reviews senior editor Shelley Diaz as she moderates a free one-hour webcast featuring presentations on teen romances, gripping sci-fi, and insightful postapocalyptic works that will keep teens buzzing. Register Now!

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New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home

This free webcast, moderated by Jess deCourcy Hinds, the library director of Bard H.S. Early College Queens, will showcase a wide range of reading materials and educational series covering motorcycles, wildlife, history, kid-friendly culinary recipes, research projects, thinkers, innovators, and many other new nonfiction titles all with plenty to offer librarians serving today’s youth. Archive is now available!

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A Conversation with the 2015 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

Join us for a live webcast featuring the five finalists for the 2015 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award. Register now to learn a bit about these terrific titles; hear from the authors about their research and writing processes; and glean some insight into what goes into making the best nonfiction titles accessible and engaging to today’s teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event, which is scheduled just a week before the winner is announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. Archive is now available!

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CNN legal analyst and host Sunny Hostin (left) with Ilyasah Shabazz (center) and her coauthor Kekla Magoon (right) at the launch for their YA book, X: A Novel.

Pictures of the Week: Shabazz and Magoon Launch “X: A Novel” at the 92Y in New York City

CNN legal analyst and host Sunny Hostin (left) with Ilyasah Shabazz (center) and her coauthor Kekla Magoon at the launch for their YA book, X: A Novel on January 6. They were in conversation at the 92nd St. Y as part of the organization’s YA Lit at 92Y series.

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