May 4th: Grub Street: Muse & The Market Place Hour of Power:

Option 4: Going Beyond Google: Free and Easy Ways to Research
3:45pm-4:45pm on Saturday, May 4th

The internet makes it easy for us to find quick information without leaving our desks — or getting out of our jammies. Sometimes a quick Google search gives us what we need, but what happens when you need more in-depth and credible information? In this hour of power you will learn several free websites and databases that will allow you to get the details you need to make your fiction come alive. Resources covered will include historical newspapers; online videos, recordings, and photos; and technical information. You will get tips on how to better search the web to find exactly what you are seeking. Come with questions; leave with answers.

Maine Association of School Libraries: Spring Fling 2011

“ReMix: Teaching Academic Honesty Through Hip Hop” April 2, 2011; Ellsworth, ME

YALSA Teen Lit Symposium 2010

November 5, 2010 YALSA YA Literature Symposium Preconference: On Beyond Stonewall: The Uphill Journey of Young Adult Fiction with Gay/Lesbian/Queer Content, 1969-2010, 8:30-4:30

AND:  Body Positivity and Fat Acceptance in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction,12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Hudson Children’s Book Festival Hudson, NY May 1, 2010

Common Ground: Connecting Teens through Books & Music: Michelle Zink, Maryrose Wood, Danielle Joseph, and Megan Frazer  Want to hear our playlist? It’s on iTunes!

Reading Roundup Augusta, ME April 15, 2010

Making the Connection: Using Technology to Connect Books and Authors to Teens and TweensEllen Booraem (The Unnameables), Deva Fagan (Fortune’s Folly), Megan Frazer (Secrets of Truth & Beauty), Carrie Jones (Need, Captivate), Kelly McClymer (Must Love Black, The Salem Witch Tryouts), Robin Merrow MacCready (Buried) ~ A panel of Maine authors will talk about how they are using technology to reach readers and librarians, and how you can tap into these resources to connect readers and authors at your library. Topics covered will include book trailers, Skype an Author, social networking, and collective author groups such as the Debutantes and the Classes of 2k7,8, and 9.

Watch our slideshow:Making the Connection