I find it hard to believe that Teen Librarian Monthly turns six this month – yes on the 15th May 2006 the very first edition was sent out to about 12 subscribers, you can still read it here Newsletter 1.1.
The website is older by a few months – but I do not recall when exactly it first went live. So if anyone is interested my official blog birthday is the 15th May – there will not be cake but there should be a new edition of TLm.
The original site is still floating around the web, I get a couple of referrals to the current site from it every month so I will not take it down (I have also lost the log in details). The original site looked like this:
If you have a need to visit the original site you can do so here: http://teenlibraryserviceuk.bravehost.com/
After a year of fiddling around with html, I thought that there had to be a better way and as I had a gmail account I moved on to Blogger:
This one is also still “alive” but only in the sense that it is a zombie site moving blindly through cyberspace, anyway take a look here: http://teenlibrarianuk.blogspot.co.uk/
At some point I migrated onto paid hosting with a dedicated URL and everything and apart from a few cosmetic changes it has remained the same.
Teen Librarian Monthly has come out on a roughly monthly schedule (with a few exceptions usually relating to work, life and the other things that get in the way of a labour of love).
If any librarians or users of the site and newsletter would like to submit an article for publication, please leave a comment on this post and I will get back to you. Articles can be about the work you are doing or have done in libraries with young people, ideas for future events or just what working with young people means to you and why you do it. Article submissions close on the 14th May (latest)