Diderot Goes Digital Why Authority, Comprehensibility, and Utility in Reference Sources Still Matter

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In an environment that offers many opportunities to acquire free digital information, what is a reference publisher like World Book doing to ensure that its content is authoritative, comprehensible, and useful? Why do these characteristics still matter?

In this hour-long Booklist webinar, World Book’s Editor-in Chief, Paul Kobasa, explains how World Book has progressed from an annual publishing cycle to a daily cycle while maintaining its exceptional editorial standards. He will suggest that World Book and libraries are invested in a parallel effort to provide access to reference material and to ensure the material is both credible and creditable. Kobasa will be joined in the webinar by other members of the World Book editorial staff. World Book is the publisher of theWorld Book Encyclopedia and World Book Web.


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Date:
Tuesday, March 1

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Battle Bullying with Books: Celebrate No Name-Calling Week

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Date:
Tuesday, January 25

Time:
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Bullying is a hot-button topic, and while kids and adults alike acknowledge the distressing problem of peer intimidation, it remains a pervasive issue. Join Booklist Publications for an hourlong webinar on how high-quality children’s and young adult literature can help prevent bullying, including a presentation by James Howe, acclaimed author of The Misfits (2001).

Attendees will also learn about the eighth annual National No Name-Calling Week (January 24–28, 2011), created by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. Sponsored by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, GLSEN, Albert Whitman & Company, Rosen Publishing, and Candlewick Press.

Panelists include:

  • James Howe, children’s and YA author
  • Miriam Gilbert, Director, Rosen Publishing Online
  • Michelle F. Bayuk, Director of Marketing, Albert Whitman & Company
  • Sharon K. Hancock, Executive Director, School & Library Marketing, Candlewick Press
  • Jenny Betz, Education Manager, Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Don’t miss what is sure to be an informative session.*
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*As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow-up correspondence from Booklist publications and may receive other special offers from our sponsors.

 

Booklist’s YA Spring Announcements webinar

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YA Alert: New Teen Titles for 2011

Date:
Tuesday, February 8

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Young adult literature remains one of the most exciting areas of the publishing world, and it’s challenging to keep up with the latest news and books. In this information-packed Booklist Publications webinar, attendees will learn about the year’s hottest YA releases. Booklist’s Young Adult editor Gillian Engberg will be joined by publishing representatives who will fill you in on their leading teen titles for spring and beyond. Sponsored by Egmont USA, Bloomsbury Children’s Books/Walker Books for Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, and Disney Book Group.

Panelists include:

  • Elizabeth Law, Vice President and Publisher, Egmont USA
  • Beth Eller, Director of School and Library Marketing for Bloomsbury Children’s Books/ Walker Books for Young Readers
  • Liz Hartman, Executive Director, Publicity & Institutional Marketing, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
  • Dina Sherman, School & Library Marketing Director, Disney Book Group

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It’s not too late to register for Booklist’s graphic novel webinar

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More than ever a strong graphic novel collection is essential in both school and public libraries. Whether used as curriculum support, literacy tools, or avenues of entertainment, comics hold undeniable appeal for both reluctant and avid child and teen readers.

Booklist associate editor Ian Chipman and comics expert Kat Kan will be joined by representatives from Lerner Publishing Group, ABDO Publishing Group, and SLG Publishing in this hour-long webinar that looks at new titles and explores the role of graphic novels in the library and beyond.

Panelists include:

  • Terri Lynn Reden, Vice President, Marketing & Digital Products, Lerner Publishing Group
  • Dan Verdick, Director of Marketing, ABDO Publishing Group
  • Dan Vado, President and Publisher, SLG Publishing
  • Kat Kan, Collection Development Librarian, Brodart Books; Librarian, St. John Catholic School in Panama City (Fla.)

Don’t miss what is sure to be an informative session.*
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Date:
Tuesday, November 2

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Booklist’s Banned Books Week webinar featuring Judy Blume

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Defending the Right to Read: Celebrating Banned Books Week

featuring special guest Judy Blume

Librarians and teachers face more challenges than ever when it comes to defending children’s right to read. In celebration of Banned Books Week, this webinar features a stellar panel of experts who will discuss book rating systems, the impact of the Internet on challenges, the effect of censorship on children’s publishing, and how to best prepare for book challenges.

Panelists include:

  • Judy Blume, renowned author and longtime advocate of intellectual freedom
  • Beverly Horowitz, Vice President and Publisher, Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
  • Nanette Perez, Program Officer, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association
  • Kristin Pekoll, Young-Adult Librarian, West Bend (WI) Community Memorial Library
  • Pat Scales, former school librarian and member of the National Coalition against Censorship Council of Advisors

Seating for this special event is limited.*
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Fantastic Fall Fiction for Youth

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Date:
Tuesday, August 24

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Temperatures will soon be starting to drop, but fall reading is hot! Autumn ushers in some of the most exciting youth fiction titles of the publishing year, and this free Booklist webinar will give you a head start on books to watch for from our sponsors, Albert Whitman & Company, Egmont USA, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Middle-school librarian Cindy Dobrez will offer tips on using fiction in library programs and getting kids hooked on reading. Join us for an hour that will get you ready for a new season of reading!

Panelists include:

  • Cindy Dobrez, Booklist blogger and middle-school librarian, West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, Michigan
  • Michelle F. Bayuk, Director of Marketing, Albert Whitman & Company
  • Elizabeth Law, Vice President and Publisher, Egmont USA
  • Lisa DiSarro, Associate Marketing Director, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group

Don’t miss what is sure to be an informative session.*

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Free Webinar on Interactive Reference Sources

Power to the User: Interactive Online Reference Sources

Translation tools, visual searches, mobile applications—these are just a few of the features that let the user interact with reference databases in new ways. In this program for librarians in all types of libraries, a reference expert will talk about the value and potential of interactive features, and publishers will demonstrate some of their newest interactive tools and give us a preview of what’s coming next. Don’t miss this look at some of the features that are shaping the next generation of online reference sources.

Panelists include:

  • Sue Polanka, Head, Reference and Instruction, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, and Chair of the Reference Books Bulletin Editorial Board
  • Michael N. Ross, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Product Development and Technology, General Manager of Education, Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Larissa Kozij, Manager, Digital Products, World Book, Inc.
  • Vince Burns, Executive Editorial Director, ABC-CLIO
  • Eric M. Calaluca, President and CEO, Paratext

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Date:

Tuesday, June 1

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