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July 29, 2014

YouTube Videos: Tuesday Tech Tip
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Struggling with how to do something on our website? Are you new to JLG and unsure about what our website offers? Are you curious about our new ebooks and wondering how they work? Wonder no more, as JLG now has a YouTube channel, just for you. In the months to come we will be posting screencasts and other videos to guide you in our services and products.

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July 11, 2014

SummerTeen: A YA Celebration
Written By Deborah B. Ford

You still have time to register for a once in a lifetime opportunity. SLJ is hosting its third annual SummerTeen: A Celebration of Young Adult Books on Thursday, July 24. Popular young adult authors will discuss their upcoming books- just in time for your fall book orders. Featuring keynote speaker, Matthew Quick, author of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and Gayle Forman author of Just One Year, this day long celebration of literacy has a huge bonus.

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July 08, 2014

We Got Ebooks!: Tuesday Tech Tip
Written By Deborah B. Ford

You asked for it. We got it. New JLG levels of ebooks. It's everything you love about JLG in ebook form. Current levels include upper elementary and middle school in social studies and science. Just like your book levels, you'll receive one every month for every level you order. Get the best of the best, delivered straight to your library catalog. But how do you get the word out that "you got ebooks?"

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July 02, 2014

Tuesday Tech Tip: LiveBinders.com Top 10
Written By Deborah B. Ford

You can't win if you don't enter, so I did. I competed in the 2014 LiveBinders.com Top 10 Contest and won! The JLG Booktalks to Go LiveBinder now has a Top 10 logo on it and is featured on their homepage.

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June 11, 2014

History in Fiction: More than Just the Facts? JLG’s BTG LiveBinder Titles
Written By Deborah B. Ford

We often teach children that fiction is not true. But there is always a bit of truth in historical fiction. Writing in that genre consists of doing a lot of research. Language, clothing, housing, technology are just the tip of the factual iceberg when it comes to building a fictional story based on actual events.

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June 06, 2014

Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service to Be Livestreamed
Written By Deborah B. Ford

A memorial service will be livestreamed from the Wait Chapel of Wake Forest University this Saturday, June 7, at 10 a.m. for poet, memoirist and activist Maya Angelou, who died May 28. Ms. Angelou had been the Reynolds Professor of American Studies since 1982.

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June 05, 2014

Friends 4 Ever
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Four of this week's new LiveBinder titles are great new picture books, perfect for sharing during your preschool storytime. You can find more information about the books on their detail page here at JLG.

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June 03, 2014

Tuesday Tech Tip: Blinding Flash of Brilliance
Written By Deborah B. Ford

As we near the end of the Spring Span of JLG titles, it occurs to me that JLG's Booktalks to Go LiveBinder is really getting full. My intentions are to create one for each season, but I want to make it as usable as possible during and after publication. How could I make it more helpful?

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June 02, 2014

Herculean History Lessons in New Picture Books: The Latest LiveBinder Titles
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Looking for books in the content are? Remember to use picture books. Short and to-the-point, these feasts-for-the-eyes are also full of content. May 28th's JLG Booktalks to Go featured five extraordinary titles you won't want to miss.

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May 21, 2014

What Public Librarians Need to Know about CCSS
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Today I'm hosting a webcast, sponsored by LJ and SLJ, on what public librarians need to know about common core state standards. I've created a new CCSS Librarian Style LiveBinder with support material. Since they've been around a while, they aren't as mysterious as they once were, but myths remain.

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