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From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels and Manga of 2015

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Brigid Alverson, editor of SLJ’s “Good Comics for Kids,” along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves this year. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Del Rey, Marvel, Titan, and Viz Media, including Batman, Star Wars, Buffy, SHONEN JUMP, and more!
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Tests Are Changing: How to Keep Your Collections Up-to-Date

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us as Rosanne Cordell, Lauren Barack, and Barron’s publisher, Bob O’Sullivan, share insights and tips on ensuring your test-prep collections are up-to-date.
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Diverse Voices: A Discussion on Crafting Fiction, Nonfiction, and Audiobooks that Reflect and Celebrate Diversity

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join authors Sharon Draper, Jason Reynolds, Christy Hale, and Sandra Moore, along with librarian Thom Barthelmess, and SLJ editor Kiera Parrott for a conversation about diversity in kid and YA lit.
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Blending Print & Digital Resources in K-12 Classrooms: More Personalized, More Engaging, More Collaborative

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join SLJ and Brain Hive for a FREE one-hour webinar on best practices for supporting K-12 literacy initiatives in the digital age! We’ll explore how librarians, curriculum directors, and teachers can make teaching and learning sweeter by combining print and digital resources to differentiate and personalize instruction.

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

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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. Archive is now available!

New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home

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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!

A Conversation with the 2015 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

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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!

Lerner Publishing Group Spring 2015 Librarian Preview Webinar

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Get a sneak peek at Lerner’s nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K–12 coming this spring. Plus, learn about new digital offerings, as well as supports for Common Core State Standards, and free teaching guides, reader’s discussion guides, classroom activities, and websites that make lesson planning easy.
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Integrating eBooks into Library Instruction

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Thursday, December 4th, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
Hear from three educators from across the country about how they are integrating eBooks into their library. Taking advantage of Capstone Interactive’s unique features, such as simultaneous access and read-aloud natural-voice audio, these librarians provide real-life examples of how Capstone Interactive eBooks effectively address the diverse needs of their students.
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Common x 3 (Public, Academic, School): Designing next generation gathering and learning spaces for libraries of every type

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us on November 18th for our “Commons x 3” webcast, and you’ll get to hear from a panel of expert architects as they explain critical elements of creating a successful commons space in a wide variety of environments while showing you some of the best examples of “uncommon commons” out there today.
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21st Century Approach to Test Preparation – ACT/SAT/Advanced Placement

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT
Join this informative webinar to review trends and learn about how online study tools that adapt to a student’s study habits and schedules lead to success for not only the student – but also the school and community! Two featured services will include ePrep (ACT/SAT Prep) and BenchPrep (AP and advance course study.)
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Keeping Libraries Relevant: Using Technology • Understanding Informational Text • Improving Literacy

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Elementary and middle school libraries have always been a central location for learning and resources. With the changing educational standards and the growing use of technology, libraries are growing and changing as well. Join Rourke and our expert panelists as we discuss how technology, informational text, and literacy are the keys to keeping libraries relevant for students and teachers.
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Fiction & Nonfiction for Middle and High School Readers

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us a for an exclusive free preview of upcoming fiction and nonfiction titles that will appeal to your Middle and High School readers. With topics ranging from the former Soviet Union and medieval times to cell phones and video games, there will be plenty of new and existing series titles to get excited about. Register Now!

Engaging the Reluctant Middle Grade Reader

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us for this free one-hour webcast moderated by Kira Moody, a youth services librarian at the Whitmore Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. You’ll get a sneak peak at intriguing new books about life in prison, the mysteries of the Mawangdui tombs, and the fascinatingly gross side of science, from Charlesbridge and Darby Creek. We’ll also look at electronic and audio options for readers who prefer their stories in digital formats.
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Books for Boys 2014

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us for our Books for Boys webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your readers. Our featured panelists from Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and Tor Books will discuss genre trends, hot new releases, and upcoming titles.
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Inspire Inquiry with Digital Nonfiction and Imagery

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
What new, differentiated strategies can school librarians use to support students – and their classroom teaching colleagues – in evaluating, synthesizing, and contextualizing nonfiction digital content? What experiences can be offered that will inspire students to communicate, collaborate, and think both critically and creatively within a framework of inquiry-based learning? Get new answers in this powerful, practical, 60-minute discussion with live Q&A! Register Now!

Finding a Formula for Independent Reading

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In this informational webcast, we’ll explore the latest research and philosophies behind independent reading to unlock some of the mysteries around student engagement and motivation — including things K–12 schools can do to redefine independent results—and you’ll get practical ideas for building an affordable, engaging, and effective independent reading program in your school. Register Now!

Teen Book Buzz Fall 2014

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Thursday, September 18th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
From family strife during the Vietnam era to an alternative Victorian London, our sponsors will be featuring new and forthcoming releases that are sure to appeal to your tween and teen readers. Get ahead of the curve and discover the latest and greatest hot reads during SLJ’s Fall 2014 Teen Book Buzz! Join representatives from Harlequin Teen, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Llewellyn, and Egmont as they tell us about books that will have every teen chatting at their lockers. You do not want to miss this exciting webcast! Register Now!

Rick Riordan: Live from Mount Olympus

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT– 60 minutes
Think you (or your classroom or school) can stump Rick Riordan when it comes to Greek mythology? We’ll be testing him live! You’ll have a chance to submit a question when you register, and if your question is chosen you’ll receive a signed copy of Rick Riordan’s new illustrated collection, Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods. SLJ Reviews Editor Kiera Parrott will be on hand to ask the questions. Register Now!

Let’s Talk About Banned Books: Using Them, Displaying Them, and Dealing with Challenges to Your Library Collection

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Thursday, September 11th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join SLJ for an important discussion with SLJ columnist Pat Scales, along with authors M.E. Kerr and Todd Parr as they provide practical advice when dealing with book challenges and hear the authors’ perspective on their books that have been banned over the years. You’ll also hear from Youth Services librarian Heather Accero on ways that librarians can celebrate, display, and use these books. Register Now!