Finding a Place on the Shelf: YALSA Book Awards and the Middle School Library
Event Type: Online/web-based
Contact: Eve Gaus
Thu, 03/22/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
About the Event
The middle school librarian faces the unique challenge of building a collection that is appropriate for both teens and tweens. In light of the 2012 YALSA book award announcements, what winners and honor books have middle school appeal? Join Megan Fink, for a discussion of the YALSA award winners and honorees and their placement on the middle school bookshelf.
Megan will discuss the winner and honor books of the Printz, Morris, Nonfiction and Edwards Awards. She’ll also suggest criteria to use when evaluating these books for inclusion in a middle school library. Megan will lead a roundtable discussion regarding selection versus self-censorship when evaluating the award winners and honorees.. Participants should come ready to share one past YALSA award winner or honoree that they have chosen to include, or not include in their library. Join us for this lively discussion.
Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss developmental needs of middle school teen and tween readers
- Discuss criteria for collection development for middle school teen and tween readers
- Apply collection development policies to YALSA Book Award winners and honorees
- Discuss the difference between selection and self-censorship for teen and tween readers
This webinar will address YALSA Competencies Areas: Knowledge of Client Group, Knowledge of Materials, and Administration.
Presented by: Megan P. Fink
Megan P. Fink is a Middle School Librarian at Charlotte Country Day School. She began her career in children’s book publishing, but fell in love with the library while working for the New York Public Library. She is an active member of YALSA, and has served on several committees, including the 2012 Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, and edited Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week: Tips and Resources for YALSA’s Initiatives.
Cost: $39 for individual YALSA members, $29 for students and $49 for all other individuals. Make YALSA webinars a learning event for your whole department with our group rate of $195!