Today I’m over on Teen Services Underground taking an in-depth look at book committees. Since today is our EGOT for youth and young adult awards, we felt it was appropriate. So congrats to the winners, honours, top tens, and nominees, and a huge thank you to the committee members who made it possible.
Author: Christie, Geek in Librarian's Clothing
Playlist: Football Songs
If you haven’t noticed the Super Bowl is this weekend, and my teens are extremely invested in which side wins. While the game will be broadcast after most libraries are closed, there’s no reason you can’t kickoff the weekend with a football playlist running in your teen room. I’ve pulled together 25 of the most […]
When I’ve been on the library floor, I’ve always been looking for quick and easy displays. Whether they were for tabletops, shelvetops, or an actual dedicated display area, pulling together themed pop up displays is one of my favourites. In honor of the Super Bowl this Sunday, I’ve put together a list of some of […]
TSU: Committees- Beyond the Books
Yesterday, I was on Teen Services Underground talking about what goes into a committee (local, state, or national) beyond OMG BOOKS! Things like time, money, dedication, talking to your team leader and boss, time, money, and a host of other things that you may not have thought about. If you haven’t taken a look go […]
election day self care tips
Election Day is here. If you’ve voted, you’ve done your part. Now comes the self care because if you’re like me it’s going to be a L-O-N-G day. (And as with all wonderful United States elections, it’s not over until the Electorial College officially casts the ballots). So, how to you take care of yourself […]
Election Day Survival Plan
Tomorrow is Election Day 2016, and whether we’re ready or not it’s finally here. Everything has come down to this final day and while we figuratively (please not literally) hold our breath, it’s a good idea to plan out how to survive the day. Do you have an election day survival plan? If not, fear […]
Election Themed Movies
I don’t know about you but I’m stocking up on junk food and chocolate for election night and staying up to watch the results. That doesn’t mean that we can’t have some fun and let off some steam with a few of our favorite election themed movies. Hold a marathon for your teens, young adults, […]
MoFemmeBer is Here!
It’s the first of November and MoFemmeBer is here! YES! But what is MoFemmeBer, you ask? It is a read-a-thon of zines to read money, an excuse to read a bunch of queer zines during the months of November and December, and to win fun prizes all while helping to support QZAP so that they […]
MoFemmeBer 2016 Is Coming!
It’s time for the 2nd annual QZAP MoFemmeBer Zine Read-a-Thon fundraiser!!! What is MoFemmeBer, you ask? It’s an excuse to read a bunch of queer zines during the months of November and December, and to win fun prizes all while helping to support QZAP so that they can continue the amazing work that they do. Want to […]
Not Based on the Book: Upcoming Movies from Elsewhere
In library world we’re always talking about movies that are based on books because to us, that’s one way to get traction with non-readers. LOOK! THEY MADE IT INTO A MOVIE! Nevermind that they cut out whole sections of the book, or mashed characters together to make it “better,” or changed the book entirely (nope, […]