New Locations Added for Training


You requested more in person training opportunities for and we responded. Two new in-person sessions have been added.


Don’t let the name mislead you! The new database isn’t about teaching – it’s about books, and specifically it’s about books for children and young adults. It contains, among other great things:

*       Videos filmed in authors’ studios

*       Lesson plans

*       Book trailers

*       Vocabulary lists

This resource is perfect for public libraries because it features reading lists, including both Texas and National lists and resources that can be tailored for summer reading programs, setting up special reading programs, helping students in writing papers on authors, and helping parents develop customized reading lists to encourage their children to read… it’s an amazing resource that librarians need to see to understand.

For academic libraries all of the above apply, plus it would be an asset for any student enrolled in a MLS or education program because it allows users to easily pull up information on children’s authors, create lists of resources of award winning books, and create lists based on reading levels. It’s a resource that is easily adaptable to any academic program with a reading/children’s literature focus.

In four Texas locations coming up,  there will be a free workshop on Earn 3 hours CE credit and learn about these new online materials to help you engage and deepen connections between your students and the books they read.

Great for reference staff!

For more info, and to register, visit:


1) Tyler

Location: University of Texas at Tyler – Robert R. Muntz Library Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon


2) Hurst

Location: Tarrant County College Northeast Campus Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon



Location: Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building Friday, December 2, 2016, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon


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