October 27, 2016

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Building a 21st Century Library


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
In this webinar, you will learn what several experts are doing to help schools build a 21st century library. Our panelists will explain that it’s not enough to simply purchase digital assets – educators need professional development opportunities that concentrate on why students benefit from modern technology. They will also discuss how school librarians can leverage digital and print resources to become instructional and technological leaders, ultimately outfitting students with the skills they’ll need to succeed in the digital future.
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Hot New Graphic Novels Coming Soon


Thursday, October 27th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Annalisa Pesek, Assistant Managing Editor at Library Journal, along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves in the coming months. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Diamond Books, Penguin Random House, and Viz Media, including Batman, Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda, Neil Gaiman’s “Troll Bridge”, and more!
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Makerspaces 2.0: Don’t Just Build a Makerspace; Create a Makerhub


Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
In this webinar, expert maker librarians, David Saunders and Susan Polos, tell all about how they built their library makerspaces and their tips for engaging students in creativity and invention day after day. Join in the conversation as they look to the next future of makerspaces.
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Engaging Reluctant Middle Grade Readers


At our upcoming webcast, industry experts will offer a sneak peek at some titles from Andrews McMeel, Black Rabbit Books, and Listening Library. From graphic novels to audiobooks and everything in between, these selections are guaranteed to get patrons revved up about reading.
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Exciting New Nonfiction Titles for Fall – Part 2


Our webcast on series nonfiction will guarantee that you’ll be prepared, whether your patrons are asking for materials for a social studies report or just looking for cute animals to pore over. Moderated by Della Farrell, assistant editor of SLJ reviews and editor of Series Made Simple, the webcast will highlight stellar resources from Amicus, Purple Toad, and Scholastic.
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Better Together: Boosting Engagement by Pairing Fiction Series and Nonfiction

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Our panel of librarians and curriculum professionals will show which popular series chapter books, middle grade fiction, and YA readers pair perfectly with nonfiction texts and offer suggestions on bridging fiction and nonfiction reading in the library and classroom.
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Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality: What’s Next


Is there life after Pokémon Go? Get up to speed on VR and AR, with advice from an expert panel on where this fast-evolving technology is headed, and what applications educators can use now.
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Hot New Titles for Your Middle Grade Readers


Seeking something to hook your middle grade readers? Look no further than SLJ’s free, one-hour webcast on the latest and greatest titles coming out this fall. Join moderator Marybeth Kozikowski, of the Sachem Public Library in Holbrook, NY, for a sneak peek at intriguing new books from Boyds Mills Press, Penguin Young Readers, and Shadow Mountain Publishing.
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Teen Book Buzz Fall 2016


Get ahead of the curve and discover the latest and greatest hot reads during SLJ’s 2016 Teen Book Buzz webcast! Join us in conversation with Albert Whitman & Company, Harlequin TEEN, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books, and Sourcebooks about their most buzz-worthy titles coming out this fall.
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Exciting New Nonfiction Titles for Fall


Seeking something new to tempt your nonfiction fans this fall? Look no further! Books that inform, fulfill the needs of classroom teachers, and entertain are right around the corner.
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Celebrating Diversity: A Discussion on Children’s Literature That Reflects Today’s World


Join School Library Journal’s Shelley Diaz and industry professionals from Listening Library, Lorimer Publishing, and Second Story Press in a discussion about children’s and teen books that address different socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, and cultures across formats and genres. And tune in as we celebrate works that can be both mirrors and windows for all young people.
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Young Adult Debut Authors


Join Simon & Schuster and School Library Journal for a rich conversation with three debut young adult authors, Calla Devlin (Tell Me Something Real), Meg Leder (The Museum of Heartbreak), and Laurent Linn (Draw the Line).
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Makerspace Magic: Using littleBits in Your Library Makerspace


Find out about the many ways you can use littleBits in your library makerspace. We’ll discuss how to guide students through design challenges, fixed stations versus workshops, building a maker community, organizing your Bits, and share tips and tricks.
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Behind the Scenes: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors


Join Kiera Parrott, the reviews director for School Library Journal and Library Journal, for a rich conversation with three storied children’s book editors, Kendra Levin of Penguin Young Readers, Alix Reid of Carolrhoda Books, and Mark Siegel of First Second.
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Engaging Students and Staff with Digital Content


Learn how eBooks and other digital content formats are helping school librarians deliver enhanced educational and recreational reading opportunities to students and educators. We’ll share best practices and real-life examples from K-12 librarians who’ve lead successful digital shifts and more deeply engaged their school communities in reading.
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New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home


Thursday, March 24th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Taking on everything from the weather to emotional issues to STEM, these series are can’t-miss additions. Join us on March 24 at 3 PM ET for a glimpse at some fresh new nonfiction that’s sure to recharge any collection.
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Teen Book Buzz Spring 2016


Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join SLJTeen editor Shelley Diaz in conversation with Albert Whitman, Harlequin Teen, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt about their most buzz-worthy books coming out this Spring. From a new novel by Kwame Alexander, winner of the Newbery medal for The Crossover, to mind-bending time-travel adventures to thrillers that will leave readers on the edge of their seats, you’ll hear about some of the hottest titles for teen readers coming soon. Don’t miss out!
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Children, Children, What Do You See? Using the Whole Book Approach at Storytime


Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Joined by editorial director, Yolanda Scott, and educator, Emily Prabhaker, Megan introduces this practical method for reshaping storytime. Whether it takes place in the classroom, library, or home, a Whole Book Approach storytime serves as a primer on the picture book art form for readers of all ages. With examples from books available in most school libraries, adopting the Whole Book Approach for your storytimes is easy, enriching, and rewarding.
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New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home


Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
These new materials allow educators to support higher learning standards, bolster curricula, and entice reluctant readers. Public library programming also often begins with a fresh, engaging nonfiction title. Join us on February 10th for this can’t-miss webcast.
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Reading on Mobile Devices: Challenges and Opportunities


Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Smartphones and tablets may be the future of reading, but how does this work in today’s classroom and library? Join us for this free webcast from ISTE and SLJ to learn the latest on using mobile devices with students. Experts in the field will share insight and practical tips on everything from the finer points of 1:1 integration to the best apps, all toward enhancing multiple literacies among students and teachers alike.
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