Teen Librarian Job Opening in Temecula, CA

Reference / Teen Librarian-40hrs/week

Temecula Public Library

The Riverside County Library System is seeking a self-motivated, customer
service oriented individual to serve on the adult reference desk and to
coordinate teen services at the Temecula Public Library. The ideal
candidate is passionate about providing outstanding adult reference services
and will embrace the opportunity to build a comprehensive teen program for a
diverse population. A master’s degree in Library Science from an American
Library Association-accredited library school is mandatory.

Temecula is a unique city with a population of 100,000 people. The city has
developed a Youth Master Plan with a focus on teens. The Temecula Public
Library opened in December 2006 and is the busiest library in Riverside
County. The library is open 7 days a week. Applications may be obtained
from and must be returned to: Library Systems & Services 3392-A Durahart,
Riverside, CA 92507 or by calling Betsy Messemore, LSSI Human Resource
Director, at: (951) 369-3003 ext 24. For an online application, please go
to www.lssi.com. LSSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Jack Baur
Teen Services Liibrarian

Booktalking Bootcamp Workshop: DEADLINE OCTOBER 1st


If you’re interested in being a public librarian or school librarian, you need to learn how to give good booktalks, which is essentially where you talk about books you love to occasionally large groups of people.

In this workshop sponsored by CAYAS (Children and Young Adult Services), a special interest group of the Washington Library Association, learn how to build a great booktalk and perform it with pizzazz! Join veteran booktalker Chapple Langemack and actress Melanie Workhoven to review booktalking basics and avoid booktalking bugaboos. Discover how to choose a book, construct a compelling booktalk and use your voice, breath and physical presence to transfix your audience. This is a hands-on session, and you will gain skills necessary to booktalk to any age group. Participants are encouraged to bring their own booktalks to perform and receive helpful guided feedback from the presenters. This program focuses on the physical aspects of public speaking and booktalking. It is not a reader’s advisory class.

Wednesday October 7 at the downtown Yakima Valley Library .

Friday, October 30 at the KCLS Service Center.

Both workshops run from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. for check-in. Lunch (including vegetarian options) will be provided.

Print and send in your registration now!

$35 for WLA members (discounted cost is a benefit of membership)
$45 for non-members
$25 for students

For additional information or if you’re interested in carpooling there, email Erin Sterling at esterlin@uw.edu.

Autumn Quarter Book Club

iYouth autumn quarter book club list. Come join our monthly book discussion and meet some fun people!!

October 26(Mon), 12pm, MGH 310D
– The Lightning Thief by Rice Ridordan
– The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

November 23(Mon), 12pm, MGH 310D
– When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
– Chicken Little by Rebecca and Ed Emberley

December 7(Mon), 12pm, MGH 310G
– The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
– The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems

Mock Newbery Workshop – January 2010

Mock Newbery Workshop (click here to register): https://web.memberclicks.com/mc/quickForm/viewForm.do?orgId=ola&formId=66342

The Mock Newbery Workshop is presented by CSD, the Children and Young Adult Services (CAYAS) Interest Group of WLA, and Multnomah County Library. Here are the particulars:

Date/Time: Saturday January 9, 2010 / 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Multnomah County Library’s Central Library
Cost: $15 / pays for snacks and a lunch from Elephant’s Delicatessen

This workshop has an attandance limit of 48! Sign up quick, to ensure that you’re able to take part in what promises to be a super-fun workshop.

Join library staff and educators from around Oregon and Washington for a fun and fascinating look at the Newbery medal. 2010 Newbery Committee chair Katie O’Dell and 2010 Committee member Steven Engelfried will talk about the Newbery committee experience. Former Newbery Committee members Nell Colburn, Marian Creamer, and Ellen Fader will lead a thought-provoking discussion about the challenging task of selecting the most distinguished children’s book of the year. Finally, all attendees will discuss several of the best books of 2009, culminating in a vote for the OLA/WLA Mock Newbery winner!

A book list will be sent out to registrants around the middle of October.
Please contact Rick Samuelson, the Youth Services Librarian at Washington County Cooperative Library Services at ricks@wccls.org or (503) 648-9809 [5#] with any questions.