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Tag Team Tech October 2010

Go to Archives Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians By Joyce Kasman Valenza October 2010 A couple of summers back a young school librarian, fresh out of library school, asked a very honest question at one of our state retreats:... (Continue reading)

Professional Publications by VOYA Board Members

The VOYA Editorial Advisory Board is an active, accomplished group of talented people who have made major contributions to the world of young adult library services.  The list of their publications shows their dedication to the profession. We are proud... (Continue reading)

Eliza T. Dresang

Eliza T. Dresang, the Beverly Cleary Professor in Children and Youth Services at the University of Washington Information School and longtime VOYA board member, died on April 21. She was 72. Eliza wrote the following article about her career for... (Continue reading)

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Pam Spencer Holley

[Editor’s note: Pam Spencer Holley is the President of the VOYA Editorial Advisory Board, and occasional contributor, and a long time VOYA friend.] Reading Dorothy and Mary K’s adventures with getting VOYA off the ground, reminded me of the notice... (Continue reading)

Diane P. Tuccillo

[Editor’s note: Diane is a long time valued member of the VOYA Editorial Advisory Board and a frequent contributor.] Way back in the 1970s, I was a high school English teacher in New Jersey. I also coached the Drama Club... (Continue reading)

This Week in Reviews September 6, 2010

The following VOYA book reviews are only available online. Read about our review codes. 3Q 4P M J Echols, Jennifer. Endless Summer. Simon & Schuster, 2010. 624p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4424-0659-9. Endless Summer is actually two books in one. In... (Continue reading)

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VOYA’s Perfect Tens 2009

Eighteen titles reviewed during 2009 earned the prestigious Perfect Ten rating—a 5Q for literary quality and a 5P for teen appeal (see the Book Review Code)—about 2 percent of the 944 titles reviewed. Of those books, 121 earned a quality... (Continue reading)

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Mary K. Chelton and Dorothy M. Broderick

[Editor’s note: Mary K. Chelton and Dorothy M. Broderick are the founders of VOYA Magazine. They graciously submitted this piece for our first Profiles article.] Why We Did It When Dorothy and I started living together in the mid-1970s, we... (Continue reading)

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Ten Years of YA Spaces of Your Dreams: What Have We Learned?

Anthony Bernier About ten years ago, the first purpose-built YA space came to life at the Los Angeles Public Library. In the intervening years our explorations and innovations have increasingly and successfully argued for spatial equity for our young people.... (Continue reading)

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Are You Making Waves at Your Library This Summer?

Dive into summer reading with great thematic reading lists! Candace Walton Every year many teen specialists put together summer reading programs that include exciting activities designed to draw teens into the library. One of the most common approaches employs partnering... (Continue reading)

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