Collection Development, Promotions & Events Don’t Miss Four FREE May Webinars covering Common Core, Diversity, Current Library Trends in Audio, and Mysteries!

Want to be in the know? Four exciting webinars are happening this month. Mark your calendars and visit with 2015 Coretta Scott King Winner, Jason Reynolds; Grammy Award-winning producer, Dan Zitt; and Odyssey Honor-winning narrator MacLeod Andrews—plus, learn about new CCSS titles and solve the conundrum of how to build a better mystery collection.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2:00 PM EST

In this free, hour-long webinar, librarians and educators will find the latest titles and resources designed to help implement the common core state standards across subject and grade levels. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth Associate Editor, Julia Smith, and sponsored by DK Publishing, Holiday House, Listening Library, and Lee & Low Books.

Jodie Cohen will present for Listening Library.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2:00 PM EST (1:00 PM CST)
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Tuesday, May 12th, 1:30 PM EST

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Join Ingram & Penguin Random House Audio as they provide a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at audiobook production, from casting the perfect voice for each book, the hard work in the recording studio, and post-production that provides the finishing touch. We’ll also discuss hot titles & current trends—plus, listen in for tools to help increase audiobook circulation.

Featured Speakers:
Dan Zitt, VP, Content Production, Penguin Random House
MacLeod Andrews, Award-Winning Audiobook Narrator, Penguin Random House
Ann Lehue, Collection Development Manager, Ingram Content Group
Cheryl Herman, Marketing Director, Penguin Random House
Jim Heuer, Public Library Sales Director, Ingram Content Group

Tuesday, May 12th, 1:30 p.m. EST (12:30 p.m. CST)
CLICK HERE to sign up and you will receive a FREE “Top 10 Reasons to Listen to Audiobooks” poster for your library!

Tuesday, May 12th, 3:00 PM EST

As the We Need Diverse Books™ campaign has gained momentum, librarians are increasingly looking for ways to integrate, highlight, and share diverse books and audio books with the students and patrons in their libraries. But what do we talk about when we talk about “diversity”? What qualities and criteria should librarians consider? Attendees will come away with a deeper, richer understanding of what diversity in children’s and YA literature means and a better appreciation for how authors and illustrators create authentic stories.

Featured Speakers:
Join authors Sharon M. Draper, Jason Reynolds (Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe award-winning author of When I Was the Greatest), Christy Hale, and Sandra Moore, along with librarian Thom Barthelmess, and SLJ editor Kiera Parrott for a conversation about diversity in kid and YA lit.

Tuesday, May 12th, 3:00 PM EST (2:00 PM CST)
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Coming soon from Listening Library on June 15th
Hear Diversity Logo_Pink-01HEAR Diversity, a new online resource. Please sign up for our newsletters to hear more about this important initiative—which includes a must-hear interview between Jason Reynolds and Thom Barthelmess about diversity and audiobooks.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2:00 PM EST

Booklist and ALA Editions have teamed up for a series of free, hour-long readers’ advisory webinars, featuring content experts in various genres. Up first, ALA Editions author (The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Mystery) and veteran Booklist reviewer, John Charles, will reveal the secrets of working with readers to help them find the right books. Then representatives from Books on Tape, Penguin Random House, Poisoned Pen Press, and Seventh Street Books will share their best new and forthcoming crime fiction titles for your patrons. Moderated by Booklist Online editor Keir Graff.

Jennifer Rubins will present for Books on Tape.
Tuesday, May 19th, 2:00 PM EST (1:00 PM CST)
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We look forward to chatting about libraries and audiobooks with you! Happy Spring!

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