March Meeting

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Place: Willimantic Library Service Center
Date: March 8
Time: 10 AM

Updating and/or creating Teen Webpage

* The CT Teen Library tab has been updated – take a look

~ Jennifer


February Meeting

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Place: Willimantic Library Service Center
Date: February 9th
Time: 10 am

Image from CSLP

Meeting Topic:
Summer Reading:
program ideas, prizes (or prize alternatives), great books, and good movies to show.

~ Jennifer

January Meeting

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Our next meeting:

January 12
Willimantic Library Service Center
10 am

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Advocating Teen Services:
YALSA Toolbox
Using Stats
Make an elevator pitch

* All of these are perfect to get you ready for budget season

See you there,

2015 Stars

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Hi Everyone,

At the last meeting Linda Williams talked about her massive book list of starred reviews. Here they are:

Compilations of 2015 books which received 2 or more starred reviews (updated periodically)

~ Jennifer

Book Release Dates

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upcoming book

If you need a place to double check your order or you just need some ideas for ordering, check out for YA books. They offer a list in calendar order.

~ Jennifer

December Meeting

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The next meeting will December 8th 10am – 12pm at the WLSC

We’ll be talking about Collection Development and Readers’ Advisory

Please bring along your favorite Collection Development trick and RA tool.

Here’s one of my favorite type of RA for social media:

See you in December

~ Jennifer

November Meeting Notes

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If you missed the November meeting, it was a great day. But you’re in luck. Linda Williams created a page with

  1. Numbers game: using stats to your advantage: Jennifer Rummel
  2. An Overview of Adolescent Reading Research: Teri Lesesne
  3. Summer Reading Incentives: the good and the bad: Linda Williams
  4. Connecting the Research to Summer Reading Goals: Linda Williams
  5. Elevator Pitch: Linda Williams
  6. Alternatives

Check out all the great resources and research available.

~ Jennifer