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21st Century Literacy @ Your Library
From ALA, this page provides resources in support of literacy.
http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=21st_Century_Literacy&Template=/ContentManagement/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=25438
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

ADA Home Page : Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities site provides many links to information on increasing accessibility.
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to persons with disabilities

ALA : Recommended Reading
This page from ALA offers many lists of recommended books for children, teens (YA), and adults, as well as recommended reference titles and books by topic/genre.
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/library/libraryfactsheet/alalibraryfactsheet23.cfm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

ALAN : the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents
A special interest group of the National Council of Teachers of English. This site includes a link to the ALAN Review, which provides essays on literature for young adults.
http://www.alan-ya.org/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Young adults' library services

The Accessible Canadian Library II
This publication, which provides information on creating a barrier-free library for persons with disabilities, is available in PDF format.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/9/10/p10-1000-e.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to persons with disabilities

Add It Up : Libraries Make the Difference in Youth Development and Education
From ALA, this site is divided into three sections: Preschool; Kindergarten-Middle School; and Teens. It provides research and data to show the value of libraries in the lives of children and teenagers, and the support libraries give to literacy development.
http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advocacy/advocacyuniversity/additup/index.cfm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services

Albert Library, One Canadian Inner City Library Answering the Needs of the Community : Best Practices - Info for Staff & Trustees - Saskatchewan Libraries
Describes an inner city branch of the Regina Public Library and how it provides a wide range of services to a large First Nations community. From a conference session (2000) presented by Wendy Sinclair and Darren Muir.
http://www.lib.sk.ca/staff/bestpractices/albertalib.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to First Nations

Annotated Bibliography of Aboriginal Books
From the NWT Literacy Council, this bibliography lists Aboriginal books for people of all ages, with suggested age levels included.
http://www.nald.ca/library/research/biblio06/biblio06.pdf
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to First Nations

Assistive Media
"AM aims to provide ""free-of-charge, copyright-approved, high caliber audio literary works to the world-wide disability community via the Internet effectively, inexpensively and efficiently."""
http://www.assistivemedia.org
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to persons with disabilities

Author Online : Aaron Shepard's Home Page
Aaron Shepard, an award-winning author of children's books, has a Web site that will take you to loads of resources and treats for teachers, librarians, storytellers, children's writers, parents, and young people.
http://www.aaronshep.com/index.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services

BC Book Prizes
http://www.bcbookprizes.ca/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

BC Bookworld : Author Bank
This database of BC authors provides biographical information, lists of published books and awards received, and related articles and reviews. It includes writers with BC connections, e.g. Dylan Thomas, Malcolm Lowry.
http://www.abcbookworld.com
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

BCLA Summer Reading Club
Spnsored by the British Columbia Library Association and B.C. Ministry of Education.
http://kidssrc.bclibrary.ca
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services

Book-Clubs-Resource.com
" ""Formerly ""Rachel's Compendium of Online Book Discussions"", Book-Clubs-Resource.com is a complete guide to book clubs, reading groups, and reading group guides."""
http://www.book-clubs-resource.com/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to adults Book clubs

Bookbrowser
"Now part of the Barnes & Noble site, Bookbrowser has a commercial focus. Searchable by subject and genre. It also provides a list of selected titles of books ""coming soon."""
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookbrowser/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

The Booker Prize
http://www.themanbookerprize.com/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

Books for Babies
Books for BC Babies is a community-based literacy program focusing on the importance of reading to newborns.
http://books4babies.bclibrary.ca/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

British Columbia Library Association : Multilingual Services Sub-Committee
"""The Multilingual Services Sub-Committee is comprised of librarians interested in improving services and access to collections for immigrant communities."" Includes a vendors list as well as a list of librarians who have expertise in other languages."
http://www.bcla.bc.ca/multilingual
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to minorities

British and Irish Authors on the Web
A comprehensive historical survey, containing links to information on authors and their works. Contemporary authors are included.
http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/UK-authors.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
This site, geared to school and public librarians, features sample issues and book reviews.
http://alexia.lis.uiuc.edu/puboff/bccb/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services Periodicals

CCL : Canadian Children's Literature = Litterature canadienne pour la jeunesse
A 'bilingual journal of criticism and review covering Canadian books and other media for children and young adults'.
http://www.uoguelph.ca/englit/ccl/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services Periodicals

CLA : Action for Literacy Interest Group : Selected Web Links to Literacy
This page provides links to literacy organizations, resources, and events of interest to libraries.
http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Action_for_Literacy&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=4359
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

CM : Canadian Review of Materials
Reviews Canadian books, videos, audiotapes, and CD-ROMs for children and young adults.
http://www.umanitoba.ca/cm/index.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services Periodicals

CNIB Library for the Blind
A division of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
http://www.cnib.ca/library/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to persons with disabilities

Canada Post : Canada Postal Guide : Literature for the Blind
This chapter of the Postal Guide describes the Literature for the Blind mail service.
http://www.canadapost.ca/tools/PG/manual/pglitblind-e.asp
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to persons with disabilities

Canada Reads
Hosted by CBC, this annual program promotes books and reading in Canada by presenting and featuring debates on five selected titles of Canadian fiction.
http://www.cbc.ca/canadareads/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Cultural programs

Canadian Book Awards
Compiled by Burnaby Public Library, this page lists award-winning titles and includes links to the award sites.
http://www.bpl.burnaby.bc.ca/fiction/canawa.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

Canadian Children's Book Centre
"""A national not-for-profit organization and registered charity, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) was founded in 1976 to promote, support and encourage the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian books for children and teens."""
http://www.bookcentre.ca/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services

Canadian Children's Book Centre : Canadian Children's Award Index
This is a listing of current (and discontinued) book prizes for children's literature in Canada.
http://www.bookcentre.ca/awards/canadian_awards_index
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

Canadian Children's Illustrated Books in English
"This research project is the ""first comprehensive examination of the historical context and current state of Canadian children’s illustrated books in English from an interdisciplinary perspective."" Includes annotated bibliographies and lists of serials, videos, selected Web sites, and related associations."
http://www.slais.ubc.ca/RESEARCH/current-research/childrens.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services

Canadian Directory of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Library Collections
"""The directory lists library and cultural institutions with collections related to First Nations, Métis and the Inuit in Canada."""
http://library.usask.ca/native/directory/english/index.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to First Nations

Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award
" ""The award's aim is to recognize excellence in Canadian publishing of non-fiction for children. "" Finalists are voted on by Roundtables from across Canada."
http://www.library.ubc.ca/edlib/table/awards/information.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

Chocolate Lily Book Awards
Awards are for Best Picture Book (for students K - grade 3) and Best Chapter Book/Novel (for grades 4 - 8).
http://www.chocolatelilyawards.com/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

City of Vancouver Book Award
"Through this award, the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Vancouver, recognizes books that ""contribute to the appreciation and understanding of Vancouver’s history, unique character or the achievements of its residents."""
http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/commsvcs/oca/Awards/index.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

City of Victoria Butler Book Prize
An annual prize award for books by authors living in the Capital Regional District.
http://www.victoria.ca/residents/artscl_btlrbk.shtml
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

Collecting in World Languages : Resources for Building Your Multilingual Collection
From Library Journal, this is a list of vendors used by Donell Library Center in New York City.
http://www.libraryjournal.com/index.asp?layout=article&articleid=CA300054
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to minorities

Connecting Young Adults and Libraries
Includes promotional material on Patrick Jones.
http://www.connectingYA.com
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Young adults' library services

Cultural Human Resources Council
The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) brings together representatives of all the sub-sectors to address the training and career development needs of cultural workers - artists, creators, technical staff, managers, boards, volunteers, and all those engaged professionally in the sector, including the self-employed.
http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ecc-csp/index-eng.cfm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Cultural programs

Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
Search this database to locate award winning juvenile books that fit your criteria. Many features can be specified including age, genre, award, ethnicity of protagonist, gender of protagonist, historical period, and more. Compiled by Lisa R. Bartle.
http://www.dawcl.com
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services

Fiction Awards
Compiled by Burnaby Public Library, this is a list of links to fiction award winners from around the world.
http://www.bpl.burnaby.bc.ca/fiction/awalis.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

Fiction Finder
"A project of OCLC Research, ""FictionFinder provides a work-based approach to fiction...The prototype is based on a 'frbrized' subset of WorldCat records representing fiction."" Keyword searchable in a variety of fields, including author, title, character, setting, category, subject, etc."
http://fictionfinder.oclc.org/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

The Giller Prize
Canada's premier literary prize for fiction; founded in 1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller.
http://www.thegillerprize.ca/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

Giving Readers a Voice : Book Discussion Groups
By Anna Healy, this article from Book Links is on creating a book discussion group which includes children.
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/publishing/booklinks/resources/bookdiscussion.cfm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services

Governor General's Literary Awards
This site provides the names of nominees and award-winners for the current and past years. From the Canada Council for the Arts.
http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/ggla/default.asp
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

The Great Books Foundation
http://www.greatbooks.org
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

Guidelines for Implementing and Maintaining Virtual Reference Services
"""Prepared by the MARS Digital Reference Guidelines Ad Hoc Committee , Reference and User Services Association, 2004. Approved by the RUSA Board of Directors June 2004."""
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/resources/guidelines/virtrefguidelines.cfm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Reference services

The Horn Book
This journal includes articles on children's literature and book reviews, with an American emphasis. Selections from the print version are featured.
http://www.hbook.com/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services Periodicals

International Reading Survey : Presentation of Findings
Presents results of research conducted 'to provide a representative international overview of the extent to which public libraries provide a reader-centred service, in order to inform future service provision’.
http://archive.ifla.org/VII/s33/project/irs.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs

A Librarian at Every Table : Librarians and Community Initiatives
By Kathleen de la Peña McCook, this offers links to community building resources and a mailing list.
http://www.cas.usf.edu/lis/a-librarian-at-every-table/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs

Librarians Connections
From Disability Resources, Inc., a nonprofit organization in the U.S., these pages provide links to resources on serving patrons with disabilities.
http://www.disabilityresources.org/DRMlibs.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to persons with disabilities

Libraries and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada & Around the World
From CLA's Library & Information Needs of Native Peoples Interest Group, this collection of electronic resources was compiled by Janice Linton and Neil John Maclean and published in Feliciter (vol. 49, no. 5 (2003)).
http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Library_and_Information_Needs_of_Native_People&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=3553
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to First Nations

Libraries and Literacy.ca
"This site provides background information, reports, and more, arising from the project: ""Moving Forward – A National Summit on Libraries and Literacy""."
http://www.librariesandliteracy.ca/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

Libraries in Communities - Working Together
"An online forum devoted to the sharing of information about social exclusion and public libraries and librarianship."
http://www.librariesincommunities.ca
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs

Lillooet Public Library in British Columbia : Building Relationships Across the Divide
Written by Joseph Anderson and published by WebJunction, this article describes how the Lillooet Area Public Library developed outreach programs to provide literacy and Internet skills training to First Nations communities in the Lillooet area.
http://ct.webjunction.org/lotm/-/articles/content/430889
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to First Nations

Literacy BC
http://www2.literacy.bc.ca/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

Literacy BC : Family Literacy
http://www2.literacy.bc.ca/family.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

Literacy Connections : Promoting Literacy and a Love for Reading
This U.S.-based site offers links to literacy resources and tips on reading aloud.
http://literacyconnections.com/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

Literacy Scores, Human Capital and Growth Across Fourteen OECD Countries
From Statistics Canada, this study (part of the International Adult Literacy Survey series) links literacy and numeracy skills to economic growth.
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-552-m/89-552-m2004011-eng.pdf
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

Literature Review on the Impact of Summer Reading Clubs
Prepared for Library and Archives Canada, this review looks at the effectiveness of summer reading programs in supporting childhood literacy.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/009003/f2/009003-06-040-e.pdf
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services

Morton Grove Public Library's Webrary : Matchbook
This service produces customized bibliographies of new library materials - books, videos, audiocassettes, etc. based on subject or genre.
http://www.webrary.org/rs/matchbookabout.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

Multicultural Resources and Services
"From the Library and Archives Canada, ""Multicultural Resources and Services aims to be your single source for multicultural and multilingual librarianship and information."" Includes a directory of collections and vendors of materials in other languages and a discussion list."
http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/multicultural/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to minorities

National Adult Literacy Database
http://www.nald.ca/index.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

National Adult Literacy Database : Annual Events
A calendar of events promoting literacy, including International Literacy Day.
http://www.nald.ca/literacyevents/annual/annual.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

National Library of Canada : Canadian Children's Literature Service
"""The Canadian Children's Literature Service offers advisory, reference, and bibliographic services based on the Canadian Children's Literature Service Collection."""
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/childrenliterature/index-e.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services

National Literacy Secretariat
A federal agency within the Department of Human Resources Development Canada.
http://www.nald.ca/nls.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

Needle in a CyberStack : Popular Fiction Websites
Includes links to sites on various genres, book awards, book reviews, bookstores, etc.
http://home.mchsi.com/~albeej/pages/PopularFiction.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

New Mexico Tribal Libraries : Bridging the Digital Divide
Written by Jessica Dorr and Richard Akeroyd, this article discusses the role of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and New Mexico State Library in helping New Mexico tribal libraries bridge the digital divide. From Computers in Libraries. v. 21, no. 8 (October 2001).
http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/oct01/dorr&akeroyd.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to First Nations

Nobel Prize in Literature
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

ORE on the Web : Ohio Reference Excellence on the Web
From the Ohio Library Council, this is a good tutorial on basic reference sources and strategies.
http://www.olc.org/ore/index.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Reference services

Oprah's Book Club
http://www.oprah.com/obc/obc_landing.jhtml
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to adults Book clubs

PIKA : Canadian Children's Literature Database
This database includes records for all children's books held in the Canadian Children's Literature Service Collection at the National Library, with summaries and suggested age levels provided by the Canadian Children's Book Centre and Communication-Jeunesse. Subject headings are being added to the fiction records.
http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/pika/index-e.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services

Project Wombat
For those tough reference questions you just can't answer, ask your peers.
http://project-wombat.org/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Reference services

The Pulitzer Prizes
"Although known for prizes in journalism, prizes in ""letters, drama and music"" are also awarded."
http://www.pulitzer.org/awards
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

RandomHouse.com : Library Services : Book Discussion Guides
http://www.randomhouse.com/library/rgg.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to adults Book clubs

Reader's Advisory Services on Library Web Sites
"From WebJunction, this is a chapter from ""Library Web Sites : Creating Online Collections and Services"" by A. Paula Wilson, ALA Editions, 2004."
http://www.webjunction.org/readers-advisory/-/articles/content/438281?_OCLC_ARTICLES_getContentFromWJ=true
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

Reading At Risk : A Survey of Literary Reading in America
This Research Division report (Report #46) from the National Endowment for the Arts in the United States provides a survey of adult American literary reading over the last twenty years.
http://www.arts.gov/pub/ReadingAtRisk.pdf
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs

Reading is Fundamental
"""RIF is a national nonprofit children's literacy organization"" based in the United States."
http://www.rif.org/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

Ready, Set, Learn
A provincial initiative, this inter-ministry program brings the families of three year olds together with books and information on promoting reading.
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/early_learning/rsl/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

The Red Cedar Book Awards
"""The Red Cedar is British Columbia's Young Reader's Choice book award. Every year thousands of children between grades 4 and 7 from across the province are invited to read books from the nominated lists of non-fiction and fiction titles and vote for their favourite."""
http://www.redcedaraward.ca
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

Reference Renaissance : Future and Current Trends
Proceedings of the conference, held in Denver August 4-5, 2008.
http://www.bcr.org/referencerenaissance/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Reference services

Reference and User Services Association : Best Free Reference Web Sites
"Provides an index of useful reference sources on the Web... ""included in the 1999-2008 annual lists issued by the Mars Best of Free Reference Web Sites Committee of the Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of ALA to recognize outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web."""
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/sections/mars/marspubs/marsbestindex.cfm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Reference services

Reference and User Services Association : Guidelines for Information Services
" ""Prepared by the Standards and Guidelines Committee, Reference and User Services Association, 1990, under the title, “Information Services for Information Consumers: Guidelines for Providers. Revised 2000""."
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/resources/guidelines/guidelinesinformation.cfm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Reference services

Reference and User Services Association : RUSA Guidelines
From RUSA, a collection of guidelines for service, including training the public in the use of electronic resources, developing a genealogical collection, interlibrary loans in the U.S., provision of medical, legal, and business information, and service to older adults.
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/resources/guidelines/index.cfm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Reference services

Romance Writers of America
http://www.rwanational.org/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services

Saskatchewan. Information is for Everyone : Final Report of the Minister's Advisory Committee on Library Services for Aboriginal People
"The Advisory Committee was mandated to provide recommendations to address concerns related to the low level of public library usage by First Nations and Metis people. ""Committee members, including representatives from libraries and First Nations and Métis institutions, identified ways to promote First Nations and Métis participation in, and commitment to, the development and maintenance of public library services for First Nations and Métis people."""
http://www.lib.sk.ca/staff/minaboriginal/ablib/ablibfinal.html
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to First Nations

School Library Journal
The Web companion to the top print resource for librarians who work with children and young adults.
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services Periodicals

Shall We Chat? : Extending Traditional Reference Services With Internet Technology
"This ""poster session"" by Ann Lindell, Mimi Pappas, Jana Ronan, and Colleen Seale, from the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, looks at the implementation of an interactive reference service."
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/hss/ref/chat/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Reference services

Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre
This service from Vancouver Public Library helps skilled immigrants find resources to aid them in seeking employment. Resources include information on immigrant services, agencies and organizations which help job seekers, employer organizations, and professional associations.
http://skilledimmigrants.vpl.ca/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to minorities

Southern Ontario Library Service : Children's Services Resources
A collection of resources of interest to those working with children and teens.
http://www.sols.org/links/clearinghouse/childrensservices/index.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Children's library services

Southern Ontario Library Service : First Nations Resources
Links to resources for First Nations libraries and libraries providing aboriginal services.
http://www.sols.org/links/clearinghouse/firstnations/index.htm
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to First Nations

Stellar Award
"""The Stellar is B.C.'s Teen Readers' Choice Award, and the winner of this year's award will be decided upon by teens from throughout the province."""
http://www.stellaraward.ca/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

Stellar Book Award : B.C.'s Teen Readers' Choice Award
"""All titles are by Canadian authors. Teens have named this award, drawn the graphics, written the ""book blurbs"" and participate on the Selections and Steering Committees."""
http://www.stellaraward.ca/2008/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Young adults' library services

Teenreads.com
"""Author interviews and reading lists of books we know that you'll love all are part of Teenreads.com along with contests, question of the month and a look at what other teens are reading."""
http://www.teenreads.com
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Young adults' library services

Trillium Book Awards
The Ontario government's annual award for literature.
http://www.omdc.on.ca/Page3217.aspx
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

US National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
http://lcweb.loc.gov/nls/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to persons with disabilities

WebJunction : Tribal and First Nation Libraries
"""Resources and best practices for libraries that support indigenous communities in the United States and Canada."""
http://webjunction.org/do/Navigation?category=1511
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to First Nations

Welcoming Places : Ideas for Public Library Services to Aboriginal People and Torres Strait Islanders
This publication in WebJunction outlines a project of the State Library of Queensland in Australia to improve services for indigenous people and describes the elements of successful programming.
http://www.webjunction.org/tribal-and-first-nations/-/articles/content/453281?_OCLC_ARTICLES_getContentFromWJ=true
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Services to First Nations

Word on the Street
"""A national celebration of literacy and the printed word."""
http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Literacy

Young Reader's Choice
Children in grades 4- 12 living in the Pacific Northwest can vote for their favourite books out of a selection of titles. Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association.
http://www.pnla.org/yrca/
Subjects: Public libraries - Services and programs Readers' advisory services Literary prizes

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