Saturday, March 28, 2020

Free Children's/Teen Professional Journal Access

If your library is closed and you wish you had access to journals for reviews or articles,  we have great news for you!
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The following professional journals and review sources for youth literature and services are granting free access during the COVID-19 crisis:
"All Booklist and Book Links content on is now freely available until further notice.The COVID-19 threat is unprecedented and will continue to cause extreme disruption, both personally and professionally,” said George Kendall, editor and publisher of Booklist Publications. At Booklist, published by the American Library Association, we want to help minimize these disruptions where we can for all library staff along with their students and patrons. With that in mind, we hope the following information and resources will be helpful.”

'We appreciate our readers and understand you are facing major challenges and disruptions,' Kendall said. 'Please do not hesitate to contact us and let us know how we can help.'

Free online access includes:
-More than 25 years of recommended print and audiobook reviews, features, interviews, spotlights, and classroom connections
-Booklist and Book Links replica digital editions, which can be read on desktop or mobile devices
-Advanced search functionality
-Readers’ advisory and collection development tools

For an enhanced online experience and to read digital editions on mobile devices, sign in to your existing online profile or complete the free profile form. Note that a profile is not necessary for reading online content, but having one will allow you to save, share, and download your work.

To learn how to put Booklist Online to work, please view this informative video tutorial.

For additional questions about Booklist Online, please check out our extensive FAQ or email"

Links to YSS COVID-19 series:
Online Storytimes
SLP & Programming Resources
Re-Opening and Safety Issues
Permissions (Books, Authors and Music)
      Music Permissions? Look No Further  3/27/20; updated 3/31/20
Professional Development
Kids Resources
WI Online Program Data
Friday FAQs with Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
4/10/20 recording       4/17/20 recording          4/24/20 recording        5/1/20 recording               5/8/20 recording
Taking Care of You

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