November 17, 2017

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Pictures of the Week: 3M’s Post-It ‘Partner for Pride’ Wall

Attendees of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference added their favorite diverse book suggestions to 3M’s heart-shaped display made of rainbow-hued Post-it notes.

Teaching Kids to Deconstruct the Advertising Pitch

A school librarian teaches young students how to analyze persuasive advertising strategies by looking at gendered earplugs, chain-store clothing ads, and other product pitches.

“Caldetatts”: Santat and 2015 Caldecott Committee Members Get Inked

Following the Youth Media Awards in January and the conclusion of the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, several librarians and fellow book-loving industry folk cemented their love of the winning and honored titles by getting Caldecott-themed body art.

Early Learning and “Law & Order”

Greater outreach and a holistic approach to early learning characterizes initiatives such as Too Small to Fail, which seeks to place literacy-positive images in prime-time TV shows. A far-reaching outward focus is taking hold in library programs as well.

Grants for Making; 2015 Int’l Latino Book Awards Announced | SLJTeen News

Kids can apply for Summer of Creativity Grants by August 10. The International Latino Book Awards honored 246 artists and book creators during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference on June 27. Penguin and Listening Library present LGBTQ audiobook resources; and more industry news.

Your Guide to Upcoming Titles and ARC Giveaways | ALA 2015 Galley Guide

Download this handy guide to free advance reading copies and author signings at ALA Annual. Even #ALALeftBehind librarians will want to check out the listings of buzz-worthy titles coming out in Summer and Fall 2015.

SPONSORED: Join Macmillan (Adult) at 2015 ALA Annual

Macmillan (Adult) invites librarians attending the 2015 ALA Annual Meeting in San Francisco to visit their booth (#1009) and attend teen-friendly and YA-focused events. NOTE: This content was sponsored and contributed by Macmillan.