Free Webinar – What’s New in Teen Literature 2013

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Online at http://infopeople.org/training/whats-new-teen-lit-2013
Presenter: Michael Cart
Cost: Free

The world of young adult literature is a dramatically dynamic one that, in the last decade, has become among the most vibrantly active in all of publishing. Each publishing season brings a plethora of new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation. Keeping up with all of these changes and the new titles flooding the market (5,000+ per year) can be a full-time job. This webinar will help its students identify new trends and the best new titles and resources for collection development.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will be familiar with current:

  • Trends informing the dynamic field of YA literature and publishing
  • New YA fiction – both novels of realism and genre fiction – that are “first selections” for YA collections
  • Non-fiction for both recreational and classroom use
  • Graphic novels and comics
  • Useful resources for collection development

This webinar will be of interest to both public and school library staff with young adult collection development responsibilities.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Join Webinar button now or go directly to the webinar by clicking on Join Webinar on the day of the event on the Adobe Connect server. If you pre-registered you can use your email address and password you created to speed up entry to the webinar. If you did not preregister and you login with in 30 minutes of the event you can enter as a guest without a password. All webinars are archived for later viewing at http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived.

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