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New Student VOYA Advisory Board Members Announced

VOYA Magazine’s program for LIS students welcomes two new students to the VOYA Advisory Board.  The students will get a look behind the scenes in the publishing industry by working with and interviewing the VOYA staff, attending virtual board meetings, and taking... (Continue reading)

Tag Team Tech December 2017

Making the Case for the Portable Makerspace Janice Scurio Perhaps you’ve got a fully loaded makerspace at your library. Perhaps you don’t, but you’re interested in the maker movement and providing access to maker tools in your community. You’ve been... (Continue reading)

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Teen ServicesVocate 4.0 December 2017

Mentoring . . . What’s Mentoring? Jessica Snow Who has had the benefit of being mentored as a new teen librarian? Was the mentoring opportunity something that your library set up or did the mentoring happen organically? Mentoring can help... (Continue reading)

Teen Pop-Culture Quiz Update #53

Erin Helmrich BUZZ 1.While they haven’t all been confirmed, strong rumors indicate that all but which Kardashian/Jenner sisters won’t be having a baby in 2018? Kim  b. Khloe  c. Kylie  d. Kourtney  e. Kendall 2. Mattel announced that they will... (Continue reading)

Electronic Eye December 2017

World News Digest Kathleen Meulen We all agree that young adults need consistent access to quality news reporting and that this is crucial to help them make sense of their world. We also know that libraries have long had a... (Continue reading)

YA Strike Zone December 2017

The “Secret Sauce” of a YA Professional: The Job Description Anthony Bernier Are you curious if there’s a “secret sauce” for becoming a successful YA professional? Shouldn’t you be? If there is a secret, it lies in the instrument called... (Continue reading)

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VOYA Seeks Two Student Advisory Board Members

VOYA Magazine seeks student voices and perspectives to add to the VOYA Advisory Board by seeking two current student members to serve one-year terms beginning January 1, 2018. Minimum Qualifications: Currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program, halfway or more... (Continue reading)

YA Clicks October 2017

Giving More than You Get Jessica Farrow and the Web Surfers from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library In recent months and years, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and economic uncertainty have become frequent news topics. With each new concern, though, there... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech: Wrestling with Teens and Technology October 2017

Embracing Technology in Escape Rooms Kelly Czarnecki Incorporating technology into a library escape room program doesn’t have to be difficult. Sure, there are elaborate uses of technology at many commercial escape rooms. For example, at 60 to Escape, located in... (Continue reading)

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Alone Is a Perfect Ten!

5Q 5P J S NA Balog, Cyn. Alone. Sourcebooks Fire, November 2017. 288p. $17.99. 978-1-4926-5547-3. When her mother inherits the Bismarck-Chisholm Home, a creepy “murder” mansion on Solitude Mountain, Seda is happy to escape Boston and appointments with her shrink.... (Continue reading)

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