Looking for a simple and proven way to build confidence, stamina, and literacy outcomes for struggling readers? How about a format that addresses the equity challenges at the forefront of our minds and the current COVID-slide reality?

Watch this lively program where two youth librarians and large print advocates share their philosophies and best practices for incorporating large print into a youth collection. Learn why this format is a must-have for your collection and how easy it is to use with all readers from struggling to fluent.

About the Presenters:

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Melissa Jacobs
Melissa Jacobs is the director of Library Services for the New York City Department of Education/New York City School Library System. Jacobs started her career as an elementary school librarian and then spent 14 years as the coordinator for Library Services. She has been named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker and has contributed to School Library Journal, Knowledge Quest, Teacher Librarian, and School Library Connection.

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Brenna Shanks
Brenna Shanks is a selection librarian for the King County Library System (WA), the 2011 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year. Shanks buys teen books, audiobooks, DVDs, and eBooks for 48 community libraries in the greater Seattle area. She actively participates in the Young Adult Library Services Association, the teen services branch of the American Library Association, and has served on award committees and training programs.

Moderated by:

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Heather Booth, Associate Editor, Booklist

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