[library-media] Award Books

Lanell Rabner lanell.rabner at nebo.edu
Wed Jan 23 07:18:14 MST 2008

Good morning to you all!

Donna, thanks for reminding us of how exciting 
Librarianship is! And may I suggest a couple of ways we 
can translate that "new book" excitement to our users. 
First is through Book Talks at all levels - K thru 12. My 
English teachers have started letting me Book Talk for 
their classes in the Fall and the Spring and my 
circulation has literally exploded. Once you successfully 
recommend a book to a student, you will have them eating 
out of your hand for more of the same. I also talk new 
books to kids as they check their materials in or out. 
It's amazing how many non-readers will start picking up a 
book once they've had a successful book experience.

A second way to keep our readers enthused about books, is 
rotating book displays with either new book purchases or a 
themed display. I currently have two displays - 'Mystic 
Reads - All things vampyre and other evils' and "For Boys 
Only'. The displays include new, rather new and standard 
favorites and the books literally fly off the shelf.

No rocket science here - just a love of books and kids and 
a passion to put them together. Hope you all have a 
wonderful day!

Lanell Rabner
Springville High School

On Tue, 22 Jan 2008 21:50:54 -0700
  "Donna Morris" <dmorris at utah.gov> wrote:
> Dear Friends:
> I have to say that I attended the meeting at ALA 
>Midwinter where they announce the winners and it was 
>exciting.  It was really fantastic to see the excitement 
>and expectation on faces and see the committees that made 
>the decisions be recognized.  There were several hundred 
>librarians in a large room and the excitement about the 
>new award winners was contagious.  
> Some how I wish we could translate that excitement over 
>new books to students and library users all over Utah.  I 
>just wanted to share this when I saw Georgia's great 
>message.  I certainly want to read several of the winning 
> May all of you who work in our Utah school libraries 
>enjoy the new winners and know that they were welcomed 
>with great enthusiasm.   Donna Jones Morris
> Donna Jones Morris, State Librarian
> Director, Utah State Library Division
> 250 N 1950 W, Suite A
> Salt Lake City Ut  84116-7901
> 801-715-6770 (phone) 801-715-6767 (fax)
> 1-800-662-9150 (in-Utah-WATS)
> dmorris at utah.gov 
>>>> "Loutensock, Georgia" 
>>>><Georgia.Loutensock at schools.utah.gov> 1/22/2008 1:59 PM 
> Dear Colleagues,
> As usual I am late with the news of the Newbery and 
>Caldecott medal
> winners.  Here is the link to the press release for all 
>the ALA winners.
> Thanks for your patience.  gml
> http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=pressreleases&template=/contentm 
> anagement/contentdisplay.cfm&ContentID=170844
> Georgia Loutensock
> Curriculum Section
> Utah State Office of Education
> 250 East 500 South
> P.O. Box 144200
> Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200
> (801) 538-7789  fax:(801) 538-7769
> georgia.loutensock at schools.utah.gov 
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Lanell Rabner
Springville High School
1205 East 900 South
Springville, Utah 84663 USA
lanell.rabner at nebo.edu

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