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Welcome to September's YA Forum where we'll discuss the issue of eContent and Teen Services.  Sarah Sogigian, Advisor  for Youth Services for the Massachusetts  Library System, is our moderator for this month's discussion. To kick off our week's discussion, we're wondering, what kinds of professional development on eContent would help you be better prepared for the constant changes in technology in our world?

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Discussion 2016 Empire State Award Announced

by Joshua Carlson on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:53 am

Excited to announce Steve Sheinkin is the 2016 winner of the Empire State Award!

 

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Excited to announce Steve Sheinkin is the 2016 winner of the Empire State Award!

 

Promotional image: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0DZcPjDHJskRkVkbXBGOExlZWM

 

Press release available here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u0LdobCcj8GVW1yJPAuQfmBmMjiPrfDhKYxV...

 

 
 

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Discussion FTRF and U of I IF Course and Scholarship Info

by Wendy Stephens on Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 09:48 am

FTRF and GSLIS at Illinois announce intellectual freedom course and scholarship opportunities

FTRF and GSLIS at Illinois announce intellectual freedom course and scholarship opportunities

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) are pleased to announce a partnership to offer an online graduate-level course on intellectual freedom for library and information science (LIS) students around the country. The course, in its third year, will be taught by GSLIS professor Emily Knox, who was awarded a 2015 Instructor of the Year award by the WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) consortium for the course. It is a project of the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

“Intellectual Freedom and Censorship” is a 2-credit course and will meet online Tuesdays August 23–October 11, 2016. It is open to any student enrolled in an LIS degree program.  As part of the collaboration, Freedom to Read Foundation staff and volunteers will lend their expertise as guest speakers, and FTRF and ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom archival materials will be made available to students.

“Our culture is at a tipping point, a shift in its tolerance for the First Amendment. It is imperative that today’s library students have a deep and thoughtful exposure to the value of free speech. And who better to receive it from than the 2015 WISE instructor of the year?” said James LaRue, Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation.

“I’m excited to teach the intellectual freedom and censorship class again this Fall,” said Professor Emily Knox. “The course is one of the highlights of my semester. I, like the students, enjoy listening and learning from our weekly speakers and I love our spirited class discussions.”

To encourage students outside the University of Illinois to participate, FTRF is offering four half-scholarships ($700 each). Applications for the scholarships are due May 2, 2016.  For more information and to apply for the scholarship visit www.ftrf.org/?Krug_Education.

Students enrolled in programs affiliated with the WISE consortium will be provided course credit automatically upon completion of the course.  Others will need to coordinate course credit with their home institution.
For more information and questions regarding registration please contact:  Karla Lucht at U of I, klucht@illinois.edu217-244-3810, or staff at the Freedom to Read Foundation, FTRF@ALA.org or 312-280-4226.

For information about technology used for online education at U of I please see: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/itd/welcome.

The Freedom to Read Foundation (www.ftrf.org) is a First Amendment legal defense and education organization affiliated with the American Library Association. In 2009, following the death of its founding executive director Judith Krug, FTRF created the Judith Krug Memorial Fund. The Krug Fund has two purposes: to support Banned Books Week via event grants to organizations, and to provide intellectual freedom education. For more information on the Krug Fund, or to make a donation to support its work, please visit www.ftrf.org/?Krug_Fund.

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Illinois (http://www.lis.illinois.edu) is the premier LIS program in the nation, consistently ranked number one by U.S. News and World Report. We offer advanced degrees with areas of specialization including data curation, digital libraries, social and community informatics, socio-technical data analytics, and youth services as well as continuing professional development opportunities. Courses are available both on campus and online.

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"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul"
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Discussion FTRF and U of I IF Course and Scholarship Info

by Wendy Stephens on Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 09:48 am

FTRF and GSLIS at Illinois announce intellectual freedom course and scholarship opportunities

FTRF and GSLIS at Illinois announce intellectual freedom course and scholarship opportunities

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) are pleased to announce a partnership to offer an online graduate-level course on intellectual freedom for library and information science (LIS) students around the country. The course, in its third year, will be taught by GSLIS professor Emily Knox, who was awarded a 2015 Instructor of the Year award by the WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) consortium for the course. It is a project of the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

“Intellectual Freedom and Censorship” is a 2-credit course and will meet online Tuesdays August 23–October 11, 2016. It is open to any student enrolled in an LIS degree program.  As part of the collaboration, Freedom to Read Foundation staff and volunteers will lend their expertise as guest speakers, and FTRF and ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom archival materials will be made available to students.

“Our culture is at a tipping point, a shift in its tolerance for the First Amendment. It is imperative that today’s library students have a deep and thoughtful exposure to the value of free speech. And who better to receive it from than the 2015 WISE instructor of the year?” said James LaRue, Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation.

“I’m excited to teach the intellectual freedom and censorship class again this Fall,” said Professor Emily Knox. “The course is one of the highlights of my semester. I, like the students, enjoy listening and learning from our weekly speakers and I love our spirited class discussions.”

To encourage students outside the University of Illinois to participate, FTRF is offering four half-scholarships ($700 each). Applications for the scholarships are due May 2, 2016.  For more information and to apply for the scholarship visit www.ftrf.org/?Krug_Education.

Students enrolled in programs affiliated with the WISE consortium will be provided course credit automatically upon completion of the course.  Others will need to coordinate course credit with their home institution.
For more information and questions regarding registration please contact:  Karla Lucht at U of I, klucht@illinois.edu217-244-3810, or staff at the Freedom to Read Foundation, FTRF@ALA.org or 312-280-4226.

For information about technology used for online education at U of I please see: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/itd/welcome.

The Freedom to Read Foundation (www.ftrf.org) is a First Amendment legal defense and education organization affiliated with the American Library Association. In 2009, following the death of its founding executive director Judith Krug, FTRF created the Judith Krug Memorial Fund. The Krug Fund has two purposes: to support Banned Books Week via event grants to organizations, and to provide intellectual freedom education. For more information on the Krug Fund, or to make a donation to support its work, please visit www.ftrf.org/?Krug_Fund.

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Illinois (http://www.lis.illinois.edu) is the premier LIS program in the nation, consistently ranked number one by U.S. News and World Report. We offer advanced degrees with areas of specialization including data curation, digital libraries, social and community informatics, socio-technical data analytics, and youth services as well as continuing professional development opportunities. Courses are available both on campus and online.

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"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul"
~Edward Abbey

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Discussion Teen sites

by Erin Morrow on Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 02:09 pm

I am putting together a page on my library's website for teens and teen services and could definitely use some inspiration. Does anybody have some examples of sites they could share?

Discussion YALSA Member Survey - Deadline extended!

by Joy Kim on Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 02:03 pm

YALSA Members:

This is a friendly reminder that the 2014 YALSA Membership Survey is open to responses. The deadline has been extended to Monday, September 29. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey online. Your input and ideas will be used in developing YALSA's next Strategic Plan.

Thanks in advance for your feedback!

Joy Kim,
on behalf of the YALSA Strategic Planning Task Force

Event 20 Programs Under $20

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm

With budgets for programming being cut all over the country, creating quality teen programming can be challenging, but not impossible. This program will detail twenty programs that cost twenty dollars or less, and can be easily executed at any library. Outlines for each program will be available for all participants, and audience members will be able to try out some of the program activities themselves. Presenter: Pamela Jayne

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Event Summer Reading Update (ALSC, PLA, YALSA)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Join the Association for Library Service to Children, the Public Library Association, and the Young Adult Library Services Association for an update on summer reading. This session will include an update on the progress of YALSA’s two minigrants made possible through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The minigrants support the implementation of innovative summer reading programs for teens, especially to underserved teen populations and funding for libraries to train and use teens as interns to provide support during libraries’ summer reading programs.

Join the Association for Library Service to Children, the Public Library Association, and the Young Adult Library Services Association for an update on summer reading. This session will include an update on the progress of YALSA’s two minigrants made possible through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The minigrants support the implementation of innovative summer reading programs for teens, especially to underserved teen populations and funding for libraries to train and use teens as interns to provide support during libraries’ summer reading programs. PLA will provide an overview about their IMLS-funded pilot research and design of a national digital summer reading (NDSR) program website application (app). Finally, ALSC will provide information on the latest summer reading resources and tools, including taking your summer reading program online.

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Event ALA Youth Media Awards

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books and media for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

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Event Research on Teens and Libraries Panel

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

This session will feature speakers from the ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) Youth Services SIG sharing "lightning talks" on their current research in YA library services and resources. Following the brief talks, participants will gather in break-out groups with the speakers to discuss the research as it relates to YALSA's Research Agenda and related YA topics, and the session will conclude with a group debriefing.

This session will feature speakers from the ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) Youth Services SIG sharing "lightning talks" on their current research in YA library services and resources. Following the brief talks, participants will gather in break-out groups with the speakers to discuss the research as it relates to YALSA's Research Agenda and related YA topics, and the session will conclude with a group debriefing. This format follows the Research Forum of the 2012 Midwinter Meeting, and we're looking forward to the contributions and participation of YALSA members this year.

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The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.

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