Friday, December 18, 2009

Around the interwebs

What blog post could tempt me to log into B&T Title Source to add titles to our order carts when I'm not at work? Well, honestly, several blog posts have done that, but today I'm talking about Betsy's librarian preview posts. If you haven't read them, keep an eye out for them! Lucky Betsy, being one of New York's finest librarians, gets to actually attend such shindigs. But lucky us, she writes them up so we can experience vicariously. Check out the spring 2010 previews from Simon and Schuster, Macmillan, Harper Collins, Lerner Publishing Group, Penguin Young Readers' Group, Little, Brown & Co, National Geographic, Albert Whitman and Co, Chronicle Books, and Chicken House. They are great posts to help you keep up on when books are coming out. Seriously, when does Betsy have time to sleep???

Publisher's Weekly had a cover. It sparked a controversy. PW senior news editor Calvin Reid had this to say.

I'm always up for a list of recommended nonfiction. Check out Colleen Mundor's column at Bookslut: Nonfiction Books for Curious Readers. And, of course, check out the Allen County Public Library's Mock Sibert lists.

Speaking of the Allen County Public Library, there is still time to register for their mock discussions. Indiana librarians can earn an LEU for participating in the Mock Newbery or Mock Caldecott. You can be sure I'd be there if Allen County wasn't, like, four hours away. They've also got a Mock Printz, a Mock Geisel, and a Mock Coretta Scott King. These are great collection development lists even if you can't attend the discussions!

And on that note, I'm out. It's been an exhausting week, but the end draws near! After Saturday, my department is done with programming for the year!