Best of YALS

…and “all about me.” And, a lot of smart, talented people.

Megan Fink has edited a terrific book for YALSA, Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week: Tips and Resources for YALSA’s Initiatives (ALA, 2011). It’s the first edition of the planned Best of YALS series. From the book jacket: “For the first time, YALSA has compiled the best YALS articles on teen reading and teen information literacy into one volume, Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week: Tips and Resources for YALSA’s Initiatives, launching its new Best of YALS series. Editor Megan Fink, middle school librarian at the Charlotte Country Day School and a former Teen Read Week chair, selected articles to form a manual that will offer guidance to librarians planning their annual events, with advice on best practices, collection development, outreach and marketing, program ideas and more.”

As you can see from the Table of Contents, one of the YALS articles included is mine! Easy on the Eyes: Large Print Books for Teens which appeared in Young Adult Library Services (YALS): The Official Journal of the YALSA, Vol. 8 No. 1 (Fall 2009): 18-19.

If you want to read more about me talking about large print books and teens, check out Large as Life: Large Print Publishing in 2011 by Gwenda Bond (Publishers Weekly, Vol. 258 Issue 14 04/04/2011) and  The Importance of Large Print YA (and How To Promote It) at YA Library UK.

Disclaimers: I received a complimentary copy of Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week as payment for the inclusion of my article. Megan Fink and I are both on the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Committee.

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