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Links Round-Up: University Applications Fall, but Graphic Novels and Teen Events Are Awesome

2 Feb

Don’t forget, Saturday 4 February is National Libraries Day!

University applications set to show slump after tuition fee hike of about 9%. This does include overseas students. I’d be interested in seeing figure for UK students. This is the steepest fall in 30 years.

Read about a week in the life of a secondary school librarian on Big, Friendly Librarian.

Teen Librarian has compiled a list of great graphic novels about the Holocaust.

Photos from a completely amazing Harry Potter-themed party for teens (seems like this could also be used with children, or maybe even put together by teens for children!).

I love this visual list of ideas for a Teen Summer Read programme called “Own the Night” (her teen library Pinterest is also worth a look in). As far as I know there haven’t been any recent summer reading programmes for teens in the UK (anyone know differently? Give a shout in the comments!), but it’s one of my librarian dreams. I do know that Southend Library held one some years ago (through the Reading Agency, I believe) and it was quite a success. There’s certainly potential there.

Wondering what Pinterest is and how you can use it in your library? Read 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library.


POP Culture Round-Up: Jests, Gags, and Movie News

25 Nov

Acorn Electric reminds us of the value of pop culture in libraries.

Get your breaking YA movie news from GreenBeanTeenQueen. She and everyone else have been talking about the new Red Riding Hood film. I hope it turns out to be a kind of anti-tale whose werewolf is sympathetic and whose eponymous protagonist is able to make her own consensual choices (and doesn’t need a woodcutter to save her). It’s difficult to tell exactly what the film will be like based on this trailer:

A short video teaches teens (and, potentially, adults!) how to draw Mario in a few steps. This is a great activity to share with gamer teens!

YA Book Shelf shared this must-see video for Hunger Games fans. Believe it or not, this professional-looking video is fan-made:

In other news, Warner Brothers has just announced a remake of the 1992 film, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Fans of the later TV series are displeased, primarily because of the lack of involvement of Joss Whedon (creator and writer of the Buffy TV series; also the fellow behind Firefly, Dollhouse and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog).

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Sarah Michelle Gellar)

Buffy is not certain whether she likes this plan for a new film.

Those of legal drinking age may appreciate Forever Young Adult’s Harry Potter Drinking Game (also know as, “Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore wants to get you crunk, g-g-get you crunk”).

Vampire Diaries fans of all ages can get their jollies by viewing the (metatextual!) blog Katherine Stalks Stefan Through the Centuries.