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From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:10:45 1998
From: Karen Knudson <kknudson@timberland.lib.wa.us>
Subject: Dewey posters

I was asked to report the results of my query concerning posters of the
Dewey Decimal numbers to put on the ends of bookcases.
Rani Raghavan got posters from Troll Associates in 1988
Helen W. Dewey makes her own using Print Shop and can then highlight the
"popular" Dewey numbers.
I did find some general posters in the 1996 Brodart catalog.
Thank you for your help!

Karen Knudson
Library Associate

Olympia Timberland Library Voice: 360-352-0595
313 8th Ave. S.E. FAX: 360-586-3207
Olympia, WA 98501-1307 e-mail: kknudson@timberland.lib.wa.us


From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:09:13 1998
From: Suzanna Wanat <wanats@clpgh.org>
Subject: Summer Reading Club..

Hi Everybody,
There's five inches of snow outside and I'm here thinking about SRC.
I have been a lurker here for many months, but this is my first posting, so
bear with me. I know that last Summer many of you did the SR Theme..."Knights
of the Roundtable" What I would like to know is what did you do via..crafts,
entertainment, publicity,books, etc. And how was the response to the theme.
Any ideas, suggestions, thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Please respond
to me directly. Thanks in Advance.

Suzanna Wanat
Northern Tier Regional Library
Gibsonia, PA


From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:09:13 1998
From: Janet Diem <janmdiem@epix.net>
Subject: Book Award web sites


I would like to add another site to Michael Perry's list. Try
http://www.wcsu.k12.vt.us/~wardsboro/lists.htm You will find many lists
of children's lit. Pay special attention to the link - Children's
Choice Awards. These are a list of the 1997 winners in many of the 50
states. The lists on this site were compiled individually or with
cooperation of the members of the LM NET listserv (school librarians and
other media people).

This is a terrific site.

Adamstown Elem. Librarian

There is no such thing as too many books!


From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:11:03 1998
From: lea yoakem <yoakemle@oplin.lib.oh.us>
Subject: picture books

Hello All!
At our library, we place picture books and easy readers in
separate sections. Does your library discriminate between these two
types of materials? If so, what guidelines do you follow in deciding what
to classify as a picture book? What books would you consider easy
readers? Is there a standard set of rules, already published, that might
answer these questions?
I would appreciate any help, advice, or comments. Please e-mail
me at yoakemle@oplin.lib.oh.us or call me at 740-702-4106. I will
summarize the responses and post them to the list.
Thanks a bunch!
Lea Yoakem
Youth Services Coordinator
Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library
Chillicothe, Ohio


From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:09:13 1998
From: Michael Dell <mdell@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca>
Subject: Re: movie nights


Have you considered the Public Performance Rights issue? Most videos sold
are "for home viewing only" and by holding a public performance (whether
or not you charge for it, if it's in front of a group in a public space,
it is a public performance) you are breaking copyright.

You can, of course, write to the copyright owner and seek permission.

We have a program of videos for pre-schoolers. We only show videos for
which we have purchased public performance rights. We _never_ show any
other videos because to do so would leave us open to actions based on
copyright violation.

We use a video projector and a film screen. It works better than even a
large screen TV. These projectors tend to be expensive.

Good luck


MICHAEL DELL email: mdell@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca

Manager, Children's Division
Edmonton Public Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB T5J 2V4


From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:10:21 1998
From: schachtc@lcm.macomb.lib.mi.us
Subject: Re: Internet terminals

I, personally, think that creationism,
PU>astrology, ear-piercing, and long fingernails are all entirely yuckky--far
PU>yukkier than pornography, and a couple of them likely to be more dangerous,
PU>too. But I don't refuse to look for books on such topics.

PU>Bonita Kale

I would not quarrel with your deffinition of odious subjects; your
discernment is commendable. Distasteful though they may be, however,
patrons reading books about such topics are most unlilkely to distress
other patrons, whereas patrons viewing all that there is to see of
Pamela Anderson are likely to considerably stress many of their fellow
patrons and send them away thinking very unhappy thoughts about the
library and it's mission. Heretical though it may sound, I think it may
behoove us on occasion to distinguish between patron's informational
needs and their recreational inclinations, especially when their pursuit
of the latter in our institutions may well cause other users to stay
away. Do we need to remain committed to doing all that we can to meet
our patrons informational needs, even the ones on subjects that we're
uncomfortable with? You bet. Should we feel obligated to make available
to adolescents for their recreational enjoyment visual materials that
they couldn't watch at the movies unless they were accompanied by a
parent ? Now I've got serious doubts, both as a parent and a
librarian.'Tis a muddle of truly impressive proportions, my friends.

Chuck Schacht
Romeo Disstrict Library
Romeo, Michigan


From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:20:11 1998
From: Linda Waddle <lwaddle@ala.org>
Subject: Youth Participation Database

The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the
American Library Association, is creating a database of school and
public libraries with active youth participation groups. To be included in
the database, send the following information to: YALSA@ala.org:

1. Name of Library
2.Name of Group
3.Adult contact
4.Mailing address
5.Phone number
6.Fax number
7.E-mail address
8.Type of group (book discussion, programming, advisory, advocacy,
9.Average number of members
Linda Waddle
Deputy Executive Director
Young Adult Library Services Association
American Library Association
40 East Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
1-800-545-2433 Ext. 4391/Phone


From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:21:09 1998
From: Linda Waddle <lwaddle@ala.org>
Subject: A List for Book Discussion

The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the
American Library Association announces the availability of an electronic
list called YALSA-BK. The purpose of the list is to provide a mechanism
for subscribers to discuss books online. Subscribers are invited to
discuss specific titles, as well as other issues concerning young adult
reading and young adult literature.

It is also an opportunity for subscribers to learn what has been
nominated for Best Books for Young Adults, Popular Paperbacks for
Young Adults, and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and
to discuss the books that have been nominated. Cumulative lists of
nominations for each of these annual lists will be posted regularly by
each of the committees.

YALSA-BK will give subscribers the same opportunity as observers
who attend ALA conferences and meetings to voice their opinions about
nominated books. From time to time, nominations for other YALSA lists
may also be posted.

In order to provide more opportunities for youth participation in YALSA
activities, young adults are especially welcome to subscribe and to
discuss books they are reading, especially those teens who belong to
book discussion groups.

The discussion list will be unmoderated and self-subscribing.
Undeliverable address will be automatically deleted. To subscribe send a
message to listproc@ala.org. On the message line enter: subscribe <list
name><your first name><your last name>
Linda Waddle
Deputy Executive Director
Young Adult Library Services Association
American Library Association
40 East Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
1-800-545-2433 Ext. 4391/Phone


From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:31:00 1998
From: Barb Scott <scottba@oplin.lib.oh.us>
Subject: Stumper: Cats and Mice...

I am hoping the collective knowledge of PUBYAC will be able to
help me again.
I have a preschool teacher who is looking for the following book.
This is the plot she gave me:
A family of cats invite a family of mice to their home for dinner.
The mice are scared to go, thinking that THEY are going to be the dinner.
The cat family ends up serving them a Mexican meal (she thinks) instead.
She would like to use this book at the end of February and will be
grateful if anyone can come up with a title that we can either see if we
have or can interlibrary loan.
Please reply directly to me...


Barbara Scott (scottba@oplin.lib.oh.us)
Children's Librarian
Bucyrus Public Library
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820


From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:31:31 1998
From: ILefkowitz <ILefkowitz@aol.com>
Subject: Dominican Republic fiction?

Once again, I am hoping that the collective wisdom of PUBYAC can help me. A
patron who is a high school teacher is looking for fiction about the Dominican
Republic written on a low end YA level or at the high end of the juvenile
scale. We checked our catalog, Teen Genreflecting, What Young Adults Read and
several other bibliographic sources and came up with only one book, "The Magic
Shell". Any suggestions would be greatly appreicated!

Happy New Year! Thanks in advance!

Ilene Lefkowitz
YA Librarian
Englewood Public Library (NJ)
From: ILefkowitz <ILefkowitz@aol.com>


From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:32:10 1998
From: Rich McDonald <rmcdonal@prairienet.org>
ubject: Stumper: snow rabbit comes to life

Patron seeking picture book about a rabbit made out of snow (like a
snowman) who comes to life. Probably published in 70s. No hits in A to
Zoo, Dynix keyword searches or the retrospective on children's literature
from 1875-1985 (?). Thanks.
From: Rich McDonald <rmcdonal@prairienet.org>


From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:32:37 1998
From: Sarah Hudson <shudson@plcmc.lib.nc.us>
Subject: Need picture book suggestions for an Alzheimer's Patient

Hi Everyone,

I have a tough question. Last night, I had a patron come in. His mother
has Alzheimer's and responds very well to her caretaker reading aloud to her.
The mother likes to hold the book with the caretaker, and enjoys looking at
the pictures. The gentleman specifically asked for Bible stories, as well as
general subject picture books. He also seemed to want anthologies with large
illustrations and about two pages per story.

I gave him a collection of Fables and one of the James Herriot picture books.
He chose several Bible collections from the j200s.

Here's my question. Does anyone have any suggestions for read aloud
picture books or juvenile anthologies that a senior may enjoy? Or if anyone
has a suggestion for a resource that I might use to identify such titles, I would
appreciate any suggestions. I thought I would try the Read Aloud Handbook.
I wonder if there is an illustrated version of the Book of Virtues?

Any help would be appreciated. Please respond directly to me.

Thanks in Advance


Sarah Hudson
Information Specialist
Independence Regional Library
Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

These opinions are my own, and do not reflect those of PLCMC


From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:32:44 1998
From: Ann Marie Davis <amdavis@epfl2.epflbalto.org>
Subject: stumper

I have a student who remembers reading a story about a little girl and her
father in a grocery store. The fathers asks the child to pick up items
that she wanted and she picked up too many items, so she had to put them
back. She continues to get into trouble and her father yells at her. He
told her to be still and not move. A cashier then tags the little girl
and put her on the shelf and said, "You'll be a nice sale." That's all
she can remember.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. You may respond to me directly.

From: Ann Marie Davis <amdavis@epfl2.epflbalto.org>


From owner-pubyac@nysernet.org Thu Jan 1 00:33:16 1998
From: PUBYAC Moderator <pyowner@pallasinc.com>
Subject: PUBYAC Moderator whining at you again...

Dear PUBYACkers,

There have been a lot of stumper requests coming through lately without
an e-mail address WITHIN the body of the message. That is a major
problem for many subscribers whose mailers strip out the headers. Think
of it as an unfinished message if your e-mail address isn't included.
Think of it as leaving the frig door hanging open. Think of it as not
putting a stamp on the envelope. Whatever it takes, just please think of

And while I'm whining, I'll include here the other conventions regarding
Stumpers that we agreed on long long ago:

Date: Fri, 1 Mar 1996 21:19:19 -0500 (EST)
Subject: This is how we will do Stumpers on PUBYAC

We have recently had discussion about how to handle stumpers on PUBYAC,
and how to flag them so that they are obvious to everyone. Please revamp
your posting and send it again.

Here are our PUBYAC "Netiquette" procedures for posting Stumpers.

1) It is professional courtesy to include in your posting the
references which you have already checked. That way, librarians all over
the world won't be hauling out their A to Zoo for the same question.
This is Standard Operating Procedure in large libraries who write
"call-back" questions.

2) SUBJECT LINE must begin with "Stumper" and continue with a short
description of the book. There's nothing worse than a generic stumper
subject heading. This will also enable people who have the capacity to
filter their e-mail to delete the stumper before it hits their e-mail
box. [Note, however, oh ye filterers, that if your "kill" file kills
anything with the word "stumpers" in it, you will have lost out on this
fascinating discussion about stumpers which we have just engaged in.]

3) I will NO LONGER forward misplaced stumpers to the correct
addressee. Replies must be sent directly to the original poster because
only THEY and their patrons know for sure if the answer is correct. You
don't see this aspect of PUBYAC, but it takes an inordinate amount of
time to keep track of all these stumpers. In other words, if you
accidentally send an answer to PUBYAC, it will not be delivered. (My
life just got 5 times easier.)

4) Because of #3, it is VITAL that the original poster include *in the
body of the text* his or her return address. Many mailers strip out
addresses from the headers and people can't see them.

5) Agree that no one has to answer a question they don't want to answer.

6) "Thank yous" are optional; in other words, the original poster can
choose whether or not to thank the list at large. If you are curious
about an answer that did not appear, contact the original poster.

7) I will try to send stumpers out last each night. If the digests work
right, stumpers should therefore be at the end. This is somewhat out of my
control, however.

Live long and prosper,

Shannon VanHemert
PUBYAC Moderator