Summer Reading Report
September is here, the shadows are getting longer, school buses are back on the road, and I begin to pester everyone to finish their summer reading reports--even if you didn't have a summer reading program I still need you to file a report.
If you have any questions please contact me and I'll do my best to resolve any issue. Please have the report finished by September 28th.
Message from BeanStack
Hello and happy September,
It is hard to believe that summer has ended, and we are in fall, winter, and (dare I say it) next summer's planning already! 'Tis the season for our End of Summer Survey -- a critical component of our customer feedback loop.
Please complete this survey one time for your library, with input from your core summer team. Again, we are looking for a shared perspective from your library, rather than individual views. Surveys must be completed by September 21 to be included for consideration in our annual assessment and product road-map planning process.
Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018beanstacksummer
Your feedback is vital! How do we use the information from this survey?
- We read each set of survey responses and use them to inform core elements of our product road-map leading up to next summer.
- Every year, we release a Summer Reading Report (here they are for 2017 and 2016). We are looking at data to form this year's report now, and the survey responses are an important complement to help us identify what leads to an awesome, impactful summer reading/learning challenge!
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for the time spent on the survey. We value you and your precious time!
We look forward to your survey responses.
Lindsey E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Banned Books Week--September 23-29
The homepage has all manner of promotional materials.
Building A Diverse and Inclusive YA Library Collection
Tuesday, September 25 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Why is it important for librarians to integrate culturally diverse literature into their collections? Readers need a rich and varied diet of material that reflects the many different ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic groups that make up multiple voices, individual lives, social attributes, and perspectives around the world. We are the advocates that help expand the borders of this culturally diverse literature, this inclusive literature, to aspects such as physical and mental disabilities, socioeconomic status, different family structures, such as foster families, and sexual and gender identification. We are striving to curate our collections to be the mirrors and windows of a teen’s life into adulthood.
- Establish a set of criteria for identifying inclusive literature for young adults.
- Learning about recent releases and current titles that will make excellent additions to your YA collection as well as highlighting specific authors.
- Discover the many resources that will help access award-winning titles.
*Sponsored by Youth Services Section (YSS)
Blockchain: Recommendations for the Information Professions
Curious about Blockchain?
Blockchain technology is being discussed widely, but without clear directions for library applications. The Blockchain National Forum, funded by IMLS and held at San Jose State University’s iSchool in Summer 2018, brought together notable experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning to discuss the issues and develop recommendations on the future uses of blockchain technology within the information professions. In this free webinar, Drs. Sandy Hirsh and Sue Alman, co-PIs of the project, will present the recommendations made throughout the year in the Blockchain blog, Library 2.0 Conference, Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession, and the National Forum.
Monday September 24th 1pm
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