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YA Links of Interest

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Work in Progress.  Please email any suggested links to a member of the Section Executive Board.


New Jersey Regional Teen Librarian/Youth Services Organizations

Libraries of Middlesex County, Youth Services/Children's Section

Libraries of Union County Consortium, Youth Services Committee

Bergen County Cooperative Library System, Youth Services Committee



Recently the Libraries of Middlesex County Teen Services Section presented a series of workshops called "In Bloom: Fostering a Positive and Productive Dynamic with Teenage Patrons." Check out the links below for the presentations, handouts, or notes. (April 2012)

LMx Teen Workshop 4.13.12 NOTES.docx

LMx Teen Workshop 4.19.12 NOTES.docx

Advocating for Teens at Your Library (presentation by Sophie Brookover & Pham Condello, 4/19/12)



Click here for all Youth Services Forum Handouts, from 2014 Youth Services Forum held October 1, 2014 at the Monroe Public Library


Click here to directly access the presentation about the Garden State Teen Book Awards (.pptx) from 2013 Youth Services Forum at Monroe Public Library



Bullying Resources

  • Anti-Defamation League's A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® INSTITUTE. The New Jersey regional office is one of the providers of ADL’s internationally acclaimed diversity training program, A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE INSTITUTE®. ADL conducts anti-bullying and anti-bias programs for elementary, middle and high schools across the state.
  • BullyingInfo.org. Bullying Prevention and Response, sponsored in part by the US Department of Education.
  • NYC's Respect for All Week
  • Speaking OUT Against Bullying. Described as a list of resources for kids in trouble and the people who care about them.  The list is compiled by GLBTRT members (ALA's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table).
  • Stop the Hate. An Educational Initiative Of Campus Pride,  working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students across the United States.



GenX/GenY Bookmarks (Courtesy of Sue Grotyohann at Monroe Township Public Library)

PDF version

Publisher version



One Book New Jersey resources - Find resources past One Book New Jersey titles (including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Life as We Knew It) to aid in planning various types of programs and book discussions, create displays, and create readers' advisory materials. One Book New Jersey was an effort put forth by the New Jersey Library Association in collaboration with and funded by the New Jersey State Library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion, and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.



Recommended Professional Listservs

NJYAC listserv. The NJ Young Adult & Children's Listserv is a listserv maintained by the State Library.

TEACH-YAL. People currently teaching children's and Young Adult Literature for library school students, teachers, librarians, and others can discuss theory and practice and to exchange ideas, syllabi, and information.

YALSA-BK. This open list for book discussion invites subscribers to discuss specific titles,as well as other issues concerning young adult reading and young adult literature.

YALSA-LOCKDOWN. Discuss issues unique to librarians working with incarcerated youth.

YA-MUSIC. Discuss practices in collections, programming, and related topics in the field of music and media, including CDs, MP3s, and emerging technologies and services in music media for teens.

YA-URBAN. YALSA Serving YA's in Large Urban Populations

YA-YAAC. Information on programming, teen advisory groups, professional development, and just about everything else!



Great Teen Pages and Blogs from Around the State!

Other Recommended Blogs
Cherry Hill Public Library Teens
Guys Lit Wire
East Brunswick Public Library Teens
Librarilly Blonde
Highland Park Public Library Teen Services Blog
Pop Goes the Library
Hunterdon County Library Teen's Page
Princeton Library Teens
South Brunswick Public Library Teen Zone
Teen Space at the Summit Free Library
Teen Speak @ Hillsdale Library  



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