Juvenile Series and Sequels
– A database of easy reader, children’s, and young adult series books. Organized by series, title, subject, and author. A readers’ advisory service of the Mid-Continent Public Library.
Amelia Bloomer Project: – Recommended books that embody feminist principles and the fight for the freedom of self, body, mind, and spirit. Titles have been selected for readers from birth through age 18. Sponsored by the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. Lists are available in PDF or HTML format.
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) – Unit of the American Library Association for school librarians and media specialists. Resources include information about education and careers; issues and advocacy; awards, grants, and scholarships; AASL news; publications and journals; conferences and events; and professional tools.
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) – Unit of the American Library Association supporting the profession of children’s librarianship. Site includes information on projects and conferences, lists of award-winning children’s materials, resources for librarians and parents, and links to web sites for kids.
Children’s Books – An index of award winners, booklists, and series books for young readers.
Children’s Literature & Disability – A list of children’s mysteries, adventures, dramas, and real life stories that include characters who have a disability. A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities.
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) – Bibliographies, reviews, webcasts, and links to online children’s literature resources for librarians, teachers, and university students. Includes the CBCC-Net Listserv, an electronic forum for discussion of issues related to children’s and young adult literature..
Guidelines for Children’s Library Services – A global guide designed to help public libraries around the world develop services for children and young adults. Prepared by the Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section of the International Federation of Library Associations. [PDF]
Library Latchkey Children – Full-text ERIC Digest report about how children spend their after-school hours at the public library.
The Libri Foundation – A nationwide non-profit organization which donates new children’s books to small, rural public libraries in the United States. Includes fundraising ideas, application and donation information, and a wishlist of books.
Locked in at the Library – Suggestions for planning a successful sleepover at the library for young adults and children. Includes information about program marketing, safety, activities, and evaluation.
PUBYAC: Public Libraries, Young Adults, and Children – A discussion list about the practical aspects of children’s and young adult services in public libraries. Topics are focused on programming ideas, outreach, literacy, censorship and policy issues, collection development, administrative considerations, job openings, and professional development. Requires registration.
School Librarian Web Pages – Collection of web pages created or maintained by school librarians. Includes information about school libraries for personal and professional use.
School Library Media Centers – Resources related to the operation of school library media centers. Topics include standards, assessment, selection, acquisition, cataloging, grants, aministration, publicity, and special observances.
School-Libraries.Org – Online resources to help school librarians make effective use of the Internet. Includes links to information about curriculum resources, technology, collection development, and information literacy.
Summer Reading – Answers to several “how” and “why” questions about setting up a summer reading program. Includes information about goals, themes, budget, incentives, staff involvement, and program evaluation. A student presentation of the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science LEEP Program.
Superiorland Preview Center – Children’s book reviews and collection development guidance for small- and medium-sized public libraries and school media centers serving children and youth from preschool to grade 12. Emphasis is on the geography, wildlife, folklore, industry, recreation, native and immigration populations, and authors of the Great Lakes region of the United States.
Teenlibrarian.com – Online community for librarians who work with teenagers in public or school settings. Includes news, resources, message board, chat, and links.
We the People Bookshelf – A themed list of classic books that represent American history, culture, and ideals. Includes information about how libraries can win a “We the People” bookshelf, books, and supplementary materials. A project of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Young Adult Services Professional Resources – A list of recommended books and electronic resources for library professionals working with a young adult population. Prepared by faculty of the Queen College (NY) Graduate School of Library and Information Science. [PDF]