Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Upcoming Booklist Webinars

Trends in Teen Lit (May 18, 2:00pm EDT.)

Young adult literature continues to be one of the most exciting and evolving areas in the publishing world. In this hourlong webinar, moderated by Gillian Engberg, Booklist’s Young Adult Books Editor, you’ll hear about new trends in teen books from author and Booklist columnist Michael Cart and three independent publishers: Melissa Wood of Sourcebooks, Andrew Wooldridge of Orca Book Publishers, and Rick Wilks and Susan Shipton of Annick Press. Join us for an informative hour that will surely give you fresh perspectives on new books for eager and reluctant teen readers alike.

Power to the User (June 1, 2:00pm EDT.)

Translation tools, visual search, mobile applications—these are just a few of the features that let the user interact with reference databases in new ways. In this program for librarians in all types of libraries, Sue Polanka, Head, Reference and Instruction, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, and Chair of the Reference Books Bulletin Editorial Board, will talk about the value and potential of interactive features, and representatives from Encyclopaedia Britannica, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and Paratext will demonstrate their newest interactive features and give us a preview of what’s coming next. Don’t miss this look at some of the features that are shaping the next generation of online reference sources.

Now Hear This (June 8, 3:00pm EDT.)

In this informative hourlong webinar, Booklist Media editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard and school librarian, Booklist columnist, and Booklist Online audiobook blogger Mary Burkey will be joined by representatives from Books on Tape/Listening Library, BBC Audiobooks America, and HighBridge Audio for an exciting discussion of audiobooks from A to Z, including the latest titles featuring popular readers, how to integrate audiobooks into book club promotions and discussions, finding backlist and crossover titles that fit the bill for summer listening, and much, much more.

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