Recommended New Adult Titles

This weekend I’m presenting at the YALSA Symposium on Literature and Services for New Adults with another YA librarian. For the past year, I’ve been reading a lot of New Adult fiction in preparation. I read a handful of titles in late 2012 and early 2013 when the fledgling category was picking up steam. I… Continue reading Recommended New Adult Titles

Readers’ Advisory Toolkit: Writing Book Reviews, Blog Posts, and Annotations

Last week I attended the Missouri and Kansas Library Associations Joint Conference Libraries without Borders. In addition to attending some sessions that were really great, I presented with my friend and co-worker on writing about books for your community as a librarian in a session entitled Readers’ Advisory Toolkit: Writing Book Reviews, Blog Posts, and… Continue reading Readers’ Advisory Toolkit: Writing Book Reviews, Blog Posts, and Annotations

Urban Fantasy Genre Guide

We’ve started a new kind of book club at my library: a genre book club. Each month, staff selects a sample reading list for a genre, patrons sign up for a book from the list, and then staff facilitate a discussion where each participant can discuss the book they read and how it relates to… Continue reading Urban Fantasy Genre Guide

Young Adult Fiction for Fans of Doctor Who

This weekend is Doctor Who Comics Day, and we’re having a day of passive programming to celebrate. We’ll have Doctor Who Guess Who (A modified version the teen librarian made) as well as some crafty stuff set out all day. We’ve done a Doctor Who themed party for the 50th Anniversary in November 2013 and… Continue reading Young Adult Fiction for Fans of Doctor Who