November 17, 2017

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Beyoncé’s Lemonade Gets a LibGuide

Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade premiered on HBO, and the rest is history. Or is it? Creator of the Lemonade LibGuide, librarian Jennifer Ferretti considers the learning potential.

Anime 101: A Primer for Librarians

Children’s librarian Marissa Lieberman presents an introduction to Japanese animation (a.k.a. anime), with recommendations for running anime clubs, doing collection development, and picking out strong starter series.

Vlogging, Teens, and Literacy: Engaging Youth

Media and literacy scholar Antero Garcia explains why educators and librarians should be paying attention to vlogs and what it means for today’s teens’ literacy.

Once Upon a Time in Minneapolis: A Librarian Attends NerdCon

The first NerdCon, the brainchild of Hank Green, was the hot ticket convention for storytellers and story consumers October 8–9 in Minneapolis. The event, filled with YA authors, vloggers, podcasters, and more, focused on storytelling. Librarian Robin Brenner highlights some of the panels and speakers.

Top Page-to-Screen Adaptations to Put on Your Radar

Media and popular culture expert and founder of TheYoungFolks.com Gabrielle Bondi presents some of the upcoming book-to-film adaptations that teens (and librarians) should put on their to-watch lists.

The Epicenter of Geek Culture: Planning a “Con” at the Library

Children’s librarian and Summer Teen speaker Marissa Lieberman shares how she successfully organized East Orange (NJ) Public Library’s first Tosho-con—a conference dedicated to anime and geek culture for tweens, teens, and their families.