It's Cybils time! They've been announcing panels all week over at the Cybils Blog and nominations open TOMORROW (Saturday, October 1). The Cybils are the Children's & YA Bloggers' Literary Awards, awards that strive to combine literary merit with kid appeal in a variety of categories.
The ALSC Blog has been on fire lately with awesome guest posts! If you're a library student or a potential library student, check out Library School for Kid-People for some great advice on deciding whether youth services is your forte.
If you have boundless energy and a dedication to your young library patrons, you might want to replicate what the Bettendorf (IA) Public Library has done with their Kids' Experience. (I will be honest with you - just the thought of a program like that currently makes me want to go lay down in a corner somewhere... but I applaud them for bringing an awesome experience to their patrons!)
If you're a storytime librarian, you should not be missing the weekly Flannel Friday roundups! Started by Melissa of Mel's Desk, Flannel Friday is a meme in which bloggers share their favorite flannel stories, patterns, rhymes, and more. Check out last week's roundup at Miss Mary Liberry. I rarely get my act together to participate, but I always appreciate all the inspiration!
Anne at so tomorrow has a great post up about her Collection Development procedures (complete with pictures of SPREADSHEETS, PEOPLE. She is not messing around here!). It's always interesting to see how another library does something and I'll be looking forward to more posts in this series! (I am much less organized with my own collection development methods...)
Over at The Hub, Maria Kramer is posting about five manga creators you should know. This is definitely helpful for me as I am a manga novice!
I love Katie's Banned Books Week display, which she posted about at Book Blather. I think putting the status of the challenge is a great conversation starter!