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Youth Service Outreach Librarian – Forest Park

April 15th, 2011 Comments off

The Forest Park Public Library is looking for a dynamic Youth Services Outreach Librarian to serve as a library advocate in our community and coordinate our collaborations with our local schools. Although this person should be able to work with a diverse staff and patron population, this position will have a particular emphasis on teen outreach and programming. We are looking for a technology-savvy individual who is adept at navigating social media and applications as well as a wide-array of library-related technologies and formats. This is a full-time position and an ALA-accredited MLS or SLIS degree is required. Applications are being accepted now. For more information, please email Susan Kunkle at skunkle(at)fppl(dot) org.


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Midsummer Knight’s Read @ LTLS

February 14th, 2011 Comments off

Join Kathi Kresol, 2011 iRead chair, Michele Wyss (iRead Chair for 2013) and Kristen Lawson, Allerton Public Library District, for this year’s kickoff to summer reading.   This year we have a great program for you to enjoy!

We will be making edible wands!  Having a wizard demonstration!  A book talk…..and showing you lots and lots of resources!

When:  February 23rd
Time:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where:  LTLS Headquarters, Champaign, IL
Non-subscriber Fee:  $40.00

If you would like to attend this workshop, please send an email to Donna Schaal at

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The Center for Children’s Books invites you to our . . .2011 GRYPHON LECTURE

February 14th, 2011 Comments off

“Books Build Better Brains: Wanderings at the Intersection of Children’s Literature and Early Brain Development.”
Lecture by Dr. Dipesh Navsaria

Friday, March 4th
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Rm 126
501 E. Daniel, Champaign

Reception to follow in the East Foyer and room 131.

*Illinois educators are eligible to receive CPDU recognition for participation*

More about the speaker:
Dr. Navsaria is a pediatrician at Madison’s American Family Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health who also holds an MS from GSLIS, and he actively incorporates books and reading into his medical practice.  He’s also an active proponent of the Reach Out and Read program, and he was recently recognized by the governor of Wisconsin for his efforts on behalf of ROAR (<>).  He will be speaking on the effects of reading on brain growth in children.

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ISLMA Offers Professional Development Opportunities

February 1st, 2011 Comments off

ISLMA has two professional development opportunities for school librarians coming up in February.

Why Web Junction Illinois? — 2/15/11

Linking for Learning 3rd Edition: Your Resource for a Stellar Library Program — 2/21/11

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The Center for Children’s Books Tenth Annual Book Sale

January 11th, 2011 Comments off


Thousands of inexpensive, brand new children’s books will be available, including board books, picture books, easy and transitional readers, chapter books, series fiction, young adult novels, activity books and kits, nonfiction series, mass-market paperbacks, and more!

Pre-Sale — Sun, February 20th, 2011 — 1-4 PM

Tickets are $20 – must call/email to reserve your ticket between February 1st and February 9th
East Foyer, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, IL 61820-6211

Book Sale — Mon – Wed, February 21-23, 2011 — 10 AM – 6 PM

Center for Children’s Books, GSLIS Room 24, 501 E. Daniel Street, Champaign, IL 61820-6211

$1 for paperbacks that retail for $5 or less
$2 for paperbacks that retail for $5.01 or more
$5 for hardcovers

All proceeds support the Center for Children’s Books, a reference and resource center for librarians, teachers, parents, scholars, and other educators.

See our website for more details:
Contact us at 217-244-9331 or

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The Winners Are…

January 10th, 2011 Comments off

The awards include the Newbery and Caldecott winners and honor books.  For the complete list, read ALA’s press release.

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