January Meeting

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Our next meeting:

January 12
Willimantic Library Service Center
10 am

picture found: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/305189312218427594/

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,


Happy New Year

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I hope 2016 brings you and your library much joy, good books, and good friends.


Tips for Readers’ Advisory

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From the ALA site:

Jessica Moyer and Michael Cox included in the following tips in a presentation


  • Stock popular materials and replace them when they wear out or walk out
  • Have nonfiction, graphic novels, magazines and audiobooks in your YA collection
  • Read nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, magazines and adult fiction, and listen to audiobooks of all types, even if it is only in “10 Minutes”
  • Keep a journal to remember what you “read”
  • Suggest nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, audiobooks, and adult fiction
  • Be specific, not abstract when describing your suggestions
  • Admit your likes and dislikes when asked – be honest with your teens!
  • EVER make any kind of judging statement when talking to teen readers
  • Suggest really old materials (as in I loved that when I was a teen)
  • Push your favorite books
  • Encourage teens to read “quality” books or “move them up” to better books
  • Tell teens only books (or fiction) count as really “reading”
  • Read only YA books
  • Forget the Rules of Leisure Reading

What other tips would you suggest?

~ Jennifer

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 http://yalit.com/ for YA books. They offer a list in calendar order.

~ Jennifer

Early Word

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Just a reminder, tonight is the twitter YA Galley Chat:

Tues., Dec. 15,
5 to 6 pm, EDT
NOTE: hashtag changed to #ewgcya

I’ll be there as @yabooknerd

~ Jennifer

On Readers’ Advisory

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In doing some research for our December meeting, I came across this post and thought it was fantastic. (Meeting Reminder: 12/8 at 10am at the WLSC)

I’ve always loved RA; it was one of my favorite parts of the job.

So I can’t wait to hear everyone’s stories/tips

~ Jennifer