Links Round-Up: Bad News, Good Suggestions, Free Books, and Punk Lessons for Librarians

8 Apr

This week’s links round-up offers important news on library and cultural services for teens, information about books (including a free e-book offer!) and a variety of advice for librarians.

News:

As predicted, budget cuts are seriously effecting cultural and teen resources.

Meanwhile, CILIP and author Patrick Ness are calling for more and better school libraries.

Additionally, a recent study has found that reading in your teens leads to better-paying jobs. Read about it at the Express or the Daily Mail.

Books:

Publisher Papaveria is giving away free copies of their e-books to any library that wants them. Neither title is YA, but dark new fairy tales often appeal to teens.

Meanwhile, Cat Clarke provides a list of “top 10 books with teens behaving badly”.

Inspiration, Good Advice and Crafts:

Teen librarian Justin Hoenke enumerates the lessons struggling librarians can draw from punk rock.

Meanwhile, there is an upcoming teen library services conference in Canada and a teen book convention in America. Those last two are just for little inspiration. It’s high time we had something(s) similar in the UK!

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