[Library Media] book reviews

Harris, Laurel Laurel.Harris at canyonsdistrict.org
Fri May 12 14:38:22 MDT 2017


I use School Library Journal and VOYA as well.  I like the summary at the bottom of the review in School Library Journal.  I like VOYA for Young Adults.  I love the format which makes for a quick decision as to whether I will read the review.  I only read the review that gets at least a 4 rating for Quality or Popularity.  It makes getting through the reviews faster.  They have a 5-star rating for Quality and Popularity and they list grade level for M (Middle) J (Junior) S (Senior) A/YA (Adult books okay for YA) NA (New adult/college) and R (reluctant).  They only publish every over month.  I may be old school but I like the print format of reviews.  I can make notes as I plan my orders.  I know School Library Journal is available digitally.  I’m not sure about VOYA.

I get Booklist from Epalerts from EBSCO’s through Online Library.

I have used Hornbook and Booklist print and didn’t like them.  I have peers that have really liked them so I do think it is what you get used to.

I look at GoodReads if I want to get more information on a book that I’m not certain of with a review.  I’m not sure how I would use it for collection development.  That may not have been what you were looking for.

I liked the idea of looking at Titlewave for reviews.  They also provide help with collection development.


Laurel Harris,
Librarian - Jordan High School
Cataloger – Canyons District
95 East Beetdigger Boulevard
Sandy, UT 84070

laurel.harris at canyonsdistrict.org
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From: library-media <library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org> on behalf of Danae Leu <dleu at dsdmail.net>
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 2:19 PM
To: Lanell Rabner <lanell.rabner at nebo.edu>, Bill Goodrich <bgoodrich at dcsd.org>
Cc: "library-media at lists.uen.org" <library-media at lists.uen.org>
Subject: Re: [Library Media] book reviews


I would caution about selecting books for a library based on "swear count" and content ratings because some, or even a majority of patrons might find issue. This type of self-censorship by librarians excludes patrons for which these books might be a perfect fit.



The six most respected professional journals reviewing books for children and teens are:

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You can certainly encourage students to do their own research on sites such as Common Sense and Kiss the Book, if they are cautious about content.



DaNae Leu

Librariest

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From: library-media <library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org> on behalf of Lanell Rabner <lanell.rabner at nebo.edu>
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 2:00:03 PM
To: Bill Goodrich
Cc: Library Media Listserv
Subject: Re: [Library Media] book reviews

VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) and School Library Journal are my top review sources, as they both deal with print, electronic, media, and graphic titles.

~lanell rabner
Librarian
Springville High School

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 11:29 AM, Bill Goodrich <bgoodrich at dcsd.org<mailto:bgoodrich at dcsd.org>> wrote:
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On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 11:11 AM, Patsy Nielson <patsy at mycues.org<mailto:patsy at mycues.org>> wrote:
What site do you like best for book reviews/recommendations?
I know there are a lot of sites out there, but what one do you use the most?

Thanks!
Patsy Nielson
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