YA Lit 2.0 (Online) (NEFLIN)

How are Web 2.0 tools and social networking impacting the way that YA Lit authors, book publishers, and booksellers connect with teen readers? How can we as librarians tap into these resources to connect our teen patrons with their favorite authors, and how can we use these tools to engage in Readers’ Advisory 2.0? This two hour live online class will introduce you to the Web 2.0 mediums and tools YA lit authors, book publishers, and booksellers are using to market their materials and engage with their teen readers. We will explore how YouTube, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace are bringing YA authors and books right into the personal learning networks of today’s teens. We will also look at how librarians can embed and use these resources to provide Readers’ Advisory 2.0 to their teen patrons! At the end of this class, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the Web 2.0 tools and channels YA Lit authors, book publishers, and booksellers are using to reach teens.
  • Identify ways to use information portals and subject guide authoring tools, such as LibGuides, a wiki page, or Netvibes, to aggregate your favorite YA Lit 2.0 resources

Virtual Trainer: Buffy Hamilton, media specialist/teacher-librarian, Creekview High School, Canton, GA and blogger at: http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com and ALA Learning


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