Here at JLG, we continue to be impressed by the amazing work of our female writers and illustrators. We believe in the importance of providing young readers with books that genuinely resonate with them, and in which they can see themselves and their experiences reflected.
Twice a year, in April and October, we open our warehouse to librarians to shop our previously selected titles for only $5. During this two-day event, we have the privilege of hearing stories of the amazing work librarians are doing every day. One specific customer this year brought her teen advisory board along for the trip - in a school bus!
Behind the Curtain: JLG Reveals the Selection Process
By: Kayleigh Hanlin | April 03, 2018 |
As you may know, JLG is recognized for selecting the best books and placing them in your hands for your readers. However, what many of us are unfamiliar with is the process behind picking these amazing, potentially award-winning titles. I sat down with Liz Gavril, executive editor at JLG, to learn more about the secretive world of picking books.
I sat down with Columbus mom blogger Julie Miller to uncover what type of library programs attract parents, discuss social media tips, and learn how to promote to bloggers. Julie is a Wooster, Ohio native, who started her career in the library world, working summers at the Wayne County Library while in college. Julie started her blog What Should We Do Today? after becoming a full-time stay at home mom, and has been featured on NBC News 4, Columbus Moms Blog, and CAP4KIDS.