So let's kick it off with a few things that are both fun and get our brains moving. I know this is the beginning of the very busy summer for all of us, but we need to find ways to stay engaged and capture the joy of what we do as RA specialists-- spreading a love of books and reading!
|click here for the pdf of the guide|
Here is the direct link to Barbara’s Galley Guide of all the books you should be aware of right now for these reasons.
But before you get lost in reading about all the upcoming titles, why not first take a trip down memory lane while also helping NPR build the best list of comics and graphic novels that they can.
From NPR Books:
Click here to read the rules and to nominate your 5 favorites.
I am pleading all of you library workers out there to get in on this. Please contribute your favorites to the poll so that we get as wide a list as possible. Millions of people will see this list. For many it may be their first brush with graphic novels and comics. Let’s get our expert voice in there because goodness knows when NPR releases their “Expert” top 100, it will not include a librarian voice [even though I know a few librarians who are bigger experts in the world of graphic novels and comics than some writers and illustrators are], so we have to make ourselves heard in this poll.
Besides, it will be super fun. I have already submitted one response and am thinking carefully about the others I will enter. And if you have read this blog for more than a hot second, you know what that #1 choice was, but just in case, you could click here to see.
Speaking of having a busy week, I am posting this with my 30 minutes of free wifi at Midway airport as I get ready to lead 2 days of training in Tampa. Details over the next 2 days here on the blog, along with some bonus non RA Roadshow content too.
Safe travels to all who are going to BEA including all of my Library Reads friends.