Friday, July 18, 2014

Promote Your Summer Reading Program








Want to promote your summer reading program? Use a photo release form such as this one, then take some photos of your summer readers and attach them to an email addressed to given06draws@photos.flickr.com

WVLC will display the photos on the West Virginia Summer Reading Program 2014 Flickr page after a few days. Get out those cameras and phones!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Library Update Available to View

A new episode of Library Update is up on YouTube. This is part one of Episode 30, Surveys and Statistics. Make sure to catch parts 2 and 3 of the episode as well.

 
The West Virginia Library Commission is committed to promoting, assisting, and supporting high quality library services and information resources to all West Virginia residents. This includes getting relevant information out to library directors, their staff, and patrons through various formats. Currently the Library Commission uses its website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blog, Library Lookout and other e-bulletins, and now YouTube, to disseminate information. 
 
WVLC plans on bringing you current programs, topics, and trends. This broad spectrum includes partnerships, training, programming, and service. We want this program to be a useful, entertaining resource for you. If you ever have any questions or comments regarding topics on this show, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-642-9021. 
 
This program is not intended to act as a calendar of events, but as a vehicle of ideology and practical tips. Specific event information can always be found on our website www.librarycommission.wv.gov and at your local libraries.
 
The video in this post is the first segment of the episode. Check it out, then view parts 2 and 3. Make sure you subscribe to the West Virginia Library Commission YouTube channel so you don't miss the newest episodes!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Managing the Library Video Project- Library Management Institute (LMI)



 
 

Videos are being sought to be included in a new media project, Managing the Library, which will be a web series featuring interviews with library directors and managers from across the country talking about what makes a library manager successful. The web series is scheduled to debut in the fall and will be publicly distributed.

LMI is seeking videos from libraries throughout the United States for inclusion in the series. The video should be no more than 12 minutes long and should be 1920 x 1080 Full HD video at frame rates of 30 (29.97), 24 (23.976) or 25.0 frames per second. Your submitted video should be a recorded interview with one or more members of your administrative team and should address what makes a library manager successful in his or her job. Special attention should be given to sharing your management philosophy, your tips to new library managers, how you ensure optimum working relationships with your staff, or any other advice you wish to share with your colleagues.

The deadline to submit your video for inclusion in the series is July 15, 2014. All submissions should be sent to tcgvideo@yahoo.com.
Several weeks ago, at the Library Management Institute Summer Conference, we interviewed several of the library managers in attendance and asked them about their ideas on what makes a great library manager. You can view those interviews by clicking here. This can also provide an example for your videos.

For information on the Managing the Library Project, contact us at tcgvideo@yahoo.com or 609-744-9242.

Monday, June 9, 2014

New Library Update Available to View

A new episode of Library Update is up on YouTube. This is part one of Episode 29, Summer Reading. Make sure to catch parts 2 and 3 of the episode as well.


The West Virginia Library Commission is committed to promoting, assisting, and supporting high quality library services and information resources to all West Virginia residents. This includes getting relevant information out to library directors, their staff, and patrons through various formats. Currently the Library Commission uses its website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blog, Library Lookout and other e-bulletins, and now YouTube, to disseminate information. 
 
WVLC plans on bringing you current programs, topics, and trends. This broad spectrum includes partnerships, training, programming, and service. We want this program to be a useful, entertaining resource for you. If you ever have any questions or comments regarding topics on this show, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-642-9021. 
 
This program is not intended to act as a calendar of events, but as a vehicle of ideology and practical tips. Specific event information can always be found on our website www.librarycommission.wv.gov and at your local libraries.
 
The video in this post is the first segment of the episode. Check it out, then view parts 2 and 3. Make sure you subscribe to the West Virginia Library Commission YouTube channel so you don't miss the newest episodes!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

WV Center for the Book Chooses The King of Little Things to represent WV at the National Book Festival

The West Virginia Center for the Book at the West Virginia Library Commission has selected The King of Little Things by Bill Lepp to represent West Virginia at the 2014 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

The book is the state's selection for the National Book Festival's "Discover Great Places Through Reading Map." Each state selects one title of fiction or non-fiction, a book about the state or by an author from the state that is a good read for children or young adults. The map is distributed at the Pavilion of the States at the Festival and lists "Great Reads about Great Places."

The King of Little Things, with illustrations by David T. Wenzel, won the 2013 Parents' CHoice Award for picture books. "It's a beautifully written and illustrated book that draws in both young and young adult readers," said Suzy McGinley, Youth Services Consultant for the West Virginia Library Commission. "I'm proud that it will represent West Virginia at the National Book Festival this year."

Bill Lepp, who lives in Charleston, WV with his wife and two children, is an internationally-known storyteller and humorist, a five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars' Contest, and the recipient of the Storytelling Circle of Excellence Award.

The National Book Festival will be held in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, August 30, 2014. For more information please visit the Library of Congress website.

The West Virginia Center for the Book at the West Virginia Library Commission promotes the importance of books and reading and highlights the state's unique literary heritage, from its earliest storytellers to modern novelists and poets.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Letters About Literature 2014

The West Virginia Center for the Book

cordially invites you to the 2014

Letters About Literature
Awards Ceremony 
2:00 PM, Tuesday, May 27, 2014

 
Culture Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV  25305
304-558-3978


Featured Speaker: 
Colleen Anderson, author of Missing: Mrs. Cornblossom


Although Letters About Literature honors students, 
we applaud parents and teachers for the support and encouragement they give to developing writers. Without their contributions and direction, many of the letter writers honored would have remained undiscovered. Thanks to all who participated.

Special thanks to this year’s judges:
  • Belinda Anderson
  • Eva McGuire
  • June Robinson 
  • Cheryl Harshman
  • Jay Cole
  • T.W. McNemar
Without whose generous contributions of time and thought, this day would not be possible.

This event is produced by the West Virginia Center for the Book at the West Virginia Library Commission in partnership with the West Virginia Humanities Council.

Capitol Reads

May's Capitol Read

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
 
Lawyer Atticus Finch defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel—a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Through the eyes of Atticus's children, Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930's.
 
More information about Capitol Reads selections can be found on the WVLC website.