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Many of you may recognize this slide presentation as it was originally an introduction to using the Dewey Decimal Classification System, but owing to a lot of feedback I received I decided to redo it as a general introduction to using the library as it was too cumbersome and complicated in it’s original form.
So with a few tweaks, language and slide changes may I present:
It is official
I received my call-up e-mail today!
I will be attending CKG Judge training on the 16th October at Seven Stories in Newcastle.
After which I will be able to call myself a CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Judge
I have been reading towards the Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals since September last year. My reading has ramped up a bit over the past couple of months as there are so many good books that I missed (and that are still being published).
I have no idea which titles will be nominated, I know that some of the books I have read so far will be on the nominations list
I fear that the nominations list will be longer than last year which is one of the main reasons for starting to read early. I have heard that the nominations date is being brought forward to give judges enough time to read all the nominations and give due consideration to each; but by how much I do not know.
I think that this is the only good thing to come from Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke.
Word Crimes by “Weird Al” Yankovic is a brilliant parody of the above song and an excellent introduction to proper grammar.
I will be adding it to my pop culture educational arsenal for my students in September as there are a large number of them that treat grammar as an optional extra.
There is one instance of the term spastic at 3:10 into the song so if you do show this in class maybe stop it there or find some way of cutting that short segment out but it is near the end.
Ever since The Booktrust Teenage Prize folded in 2010 there has been no national award for YA titles published in the UK.
This has been bugging me for a while, and today on twitter I discovered that has been niggling away at others as well.
A while ago I had an idea to run a Teen Book Award through Teen Librarian but shelved it with other thoughts I have that require time and money.
The idea is to run an award where the books are nominated by librarians and then voted on by the readers themselves.
There is a wealth of YA authorial talent in the UK and it should be recognized; the only other national award that comes close is the CILIP Carnegie Award and that is aimed at books for children and teens.
At the moment it is only the germ of an idea so please leave comments in the comment field below with suggestions on partnership, sponsorship and anything that can carry this idea to fruition.