Scholarship Report: Ann Walter – What’s NEW in YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

Event: What’s NEW in YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE and How to Use It In Your Program

Attendee: Ann Walter – Media Center Paraprofessional, Southland Schools


How does attending this event relate to your current role in your library?

I am the Middle School/High School Media Paraprofessional at Southland Schools. We just weeded out an immense amount of outdated and unused books. We are moving to a new facility next year and I wanted to learn about current books that would be relevant for our students. I will be ordering new books in the upcoming months to increase our collection.

 

What was your biggest takeaway from the event as a whole?

The Resource Book will be very helpful as I begin to order books for our new Media Center. It gives me the titles, a summary, age level appropriate for. The presenter’s insights about the books reviewed was helpful.

 

Would you recommend this event to others and why?

No, it was very overpriced. The Resource Book we got had all the information that was covered in the workshop. They could have just sold the resource book