Listservs for Teen Librarians
From the site: "PUBYAC is an Internet discussion list concerned with the practical aspects of Children and Young Adult Services in Public Libraries, focusing on programming ideas, outreach and literacy programs for children and caregivers, censorship and policy issues, collection development, administrative considerations, puppetry, job openings, professional development and other pertinent services and issues."
YALSA listservs http://www.ala.org/yalsa/professional/yalsalists.html The Young Adult Library Services Association offers several listservs. The most active are YALSA-BK ("An open list for book discussion. Subscribers are invited to discuss specific titles, as well as other issues concerning young adult reading and young adult literature"), YALSA-L ("An open list to provide news and information about ALA and YALSA to subscribers and to provide subscribers a channel of communication for feedback to ALA and YALSA") and YA-YAAC ("An open list to provide a forum for discussion teen programming and services in libraries").
Booktalking group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/booktalking From the site: "Join teachers and librarians from all over the country, and exchange booktalks, bibliographies, tips, problems, questions, ideas, and even tall tales of wonderful or awful experiences. . . . Both experienced and novice booktalkers are welcome to lurk or to contribute. Moderated by Dr. Joni Richards Bodart, author, university professor, consultant, and Booktalker Extraordinare!"
LM_NET http://www.eduref.org/lm_net/ From the site: "LM_NET is a discussion group open to school library media specialists worldwide, and to people involved with the school library media field. It is not for general librarians or educators. We want to keep the activity and discussion focused on school library media. But, LM_NET can be used by library media people for many different things- to ask for input, share ideas and information, link programs that are geographically remote, make contacts, etc. We currently have over 14,400 subscribers from at least 64 countries."
Graphic Novels in Libraries http://www.topica.com/lists/GNLIB-L From the site: "Just for Young Adult / Adult Librarians! Share reviews and resources for collection development of your graphic or comic novel section."
TAGAD-L http://www.topica.com/lists/tagad-l/ An electronic discussion list for the leaders of Teen Advisory Groups.