Spanish Book Fair - February 29 - San Jose
Co-sponsored by Bibliotecas Para La Gente (REFORMA) and San Jose State University King Library. Spanish books, DVD's and CD's for adults, teens, and children - 9:00am - 5:00pm - Directions
Oh, When the Tweens Come Marching In - March 7 - San Francisco
Dr. Stuart Lustig, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program at the University of California at San Francisco, discusses the structure of the adolescent brain to explain why middle-schoolers act the way they do, followed by mock library scenarios involving rowdy middle school students. In this workshop sponsored by the BALIS Children’s and Teen Services Committee, Dr. Lustig will give advice on how to work with these patrons in a constructive manner.
Friday, March 7, 2008
9:00am - Noon San Francisco Public Library Koret Auditorium.
Sign up online. $25 registration fee to be invoiced to your library after the workshop.
For information about Dr. Lustig's presentation:
Teresa Parham, Teen Services Librarian, Pleasanton Public Library, 925-931-3404
For assistance using eVanced (registration) or billing:
Sarah Kimmel, BALIS, 650-356-2129
Duncan Smith - We Recommend-Readers Advisory - April 30 and May 1 - Details
Literacy Breakfast - Literacy & Learning Differences - April 3 - Details
Certified Public Library Administrator Local Course
April 29-30, 2008: Fundraising, with June Garcia
Information, full schedule, instructor profiles, CPLA description and registration
Tween and Teen Resources
These sites can answer questions from tweens, parents and professionals and can provide data and leads fro programming, press releases and grant applications.
The Preteen Alliance, an educational initiative of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, offers an e-newsletter and blog, events, discussion forums, and data with the purpose of helping parents and professionals, such as librarians, to promote the "emotional and behavioral health of preteens." The Forum page could be a resource finding experts and speakers for library programs. Free registration allows users into the discussion forums. The Alliance recently posted a 55-page downloadable report on tweens' habits, preferences, interests, and fears
KidsData.org organizes statisticsa on teens and tweens by region, demographic, and topic in 7 Bay Area counties. Its Services and Resources page contains links to services, articles and studies, and health events.
Palo Alto Medical Foundation/Preteen has a page each about physical and emotional health, links to help tweens with bullying and peer pressure, and blogs for tweens and parents. Similar page by the Palo Alto Medical Foundation: Teens
LoveIsRespect.org addresses abusive teen relationships with a hotline, self-tests, blog, and toolkit. On February 14, the site's major funder released a survey with startling statistics. For example, as many as 1 in 3 teens have been abused in peer relationships.
Questions and Answers
Wanted: Century-Old Want Ad Poster for Earthquake Rebuilders
The patron, a genealogy buff and amateur searcher, remembered seeing a poster at the Ellis Island Museum advertising for workers to rebuild San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. His father was one of those workers, and the patron wanted to put an image of the poster into a genealogy brochure he was making for his family. His own research had been fruitless.
Our researcher perused many books; performed image searches using different search engines; and consulted public, academic, and special librarians, but found nothing.
A "break" came from a call to the public relations director of the Ellis Island Foundation who referred her to the Ellis Island collection's curator at the National Park Service. The curator identified the poster as an enlargement of a a page from a brochure from the Santa Fe Railroad which was distributed in London in 1906. The brochure itself is in the National Archives. Now patron can go forward on the research trail.
News from Our Members
Member Libraries and Read Across America Day - March 3, 2008
National Read Across America Day, sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA), is Monday, March 3. This day, part of "Read Around the Planet" (February 25 to March 5) is timed around the anniversary of Dr. Seuss' (Theodore Geisel's) birthday. The NEA site has publicity kits and many suggestions for engaging reluctant readers and reaching out in the community.
Taking advantage of the event are these member libraries:
One Dollar In, More than Three Out! - Economic Value of San Francisco PL
On January 30, the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library released a study revealing that the SFPL returns $3.34 for every dollar spent on its operations and services - through education and early literacy, economic and workforce development, strengthening communities, enhancing the image and identity of the city and its neighborhoods, and personal learning and recreation.
The value of most of these services was estimated by determining the market cost of a comparable service. This market value was then multiplied by the number of uses by SFPL patrons in the 2005-06 fiscal year. The total value of these benefits for the 2005-06 fiscal year ranges from $87 million to $207 million. Press release
BALIS/PLS/SVLS System Reference Center