Sunday, February 27, 2011

Graphic NOvelist wins Academy Award

Shaun Tan author of The Arrival (Juv.T1617a) and Tales from Outer Suburbia( Juv. T 1617t) won an OSCAR for best animated short for "The Lost Thing"!

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Tan is in discussions to make a movie out of the Arrival.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Copyright Law and Fair Use Don't Copy That-2

Don't Copy That Floppy-2
updated for Schools!

Don't Copy That 2 - School Version from SIIA Video on Vimeo.

A new video for on Copyright and fair use is now available for classrrom use

For classroom resources and more information see

For Fair Use resources

See the comment by Chris

and this older blog entry

Calling Newark-Teen Girls -Apply NOW for the SNLP Summer Institute

Sadie Nash Leadership Project's Summer Institute

is a 6-week program for young women housed at Rutgers University!***

Please visit us on our website -

Frequently Asked Questions

What do we do?

SNLP is a unique educational leadership program that is made up of young women ages 14-21 in New York City and Newark, NJ. We are currently recruiting for our Summer Leadership Institute for 2011. SNLP gives young women a chance to meet amazing peers and accomplished leaders (like filmmakers, activists, scientists, artists, writers); take fun exciting courses (about things like human rights, creative writing, medicine, sociology, the environment); and to develop unique ways of leading with your peers and with our support. SNLP is about young women, run by young women and for young women.

Why do we do it?

The Sadie Nash Leadership Project is designed to guide young women through a process in which they come to understand the importance of their life experiences, and how these experiences can be applied to taking action and making change. We believe young women have the ability to change the world, now and in the future. The Sadie Nash Leadership Project is their opportunity to take some time and look at their own leadership, their potential leadership, and the leadership of the women around them.

How does it work?

The Sadie Nash Leadership Project requires an initial commitment of six weeks. The summer program lasts for six weeks from July 5th to August 12th, Monday through Friday from 10am until 4pm (on Fridays, we have special events and the hours are different). The summer program will be located in downtown Newark which is accessible by bus and train. There will be required pre-session orientation meetings in early June to prepare you for the summer, and to provide an opportunity to meet the staff and to get to know each other. During the summer you and your peers will take classes, meet women involved in different forms of leadership, take workshops on issues that are important to you, and explore your own and others' leadership. The program is FREE, and in fact you will receive a weekly stipend to attend.

What is the stipend? To help you cover your expenses (food and transportation) during the summer you will receive astipend during the program for everyday you attend. You only receive the stipend when you are at the program because it covers those two direct costs that come with attendance
Application Deadlines
Sadie Nash Newark:
Friday, February 28th
Monday, April 29th

If you would like a presentation at a Newark school please contact Tynesha at

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Garden State Teen Book Award Winners-2011


The Young Adult Section of NJLA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011

Garden State Teen Book Award!For a full listing of annotated nominations and more information on how the GSTBA works, check out our wiki page:


Grades 6-8

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The boy, Nobody, has been raised by gentle ghosts in a graveyard following his escape from his family’s murderer. What will happen when the murderer returns for him?


Grades 9-12

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
In Panem, winning the lottery changes the lives of 24 children each year, but not for the better. These girls and boys become contestants in The Hunger Games, a televised battle to the death.


Grades 6-12

Eminem : The Way I Am by Eminem
One of the most influential rappers of all time allows readers to gain insight into his life and his emotional struggles. The book is as raw and personal as his music.

The 2012 Garden State Teen Book Award ballot will be available May 2011. (Print copies will be available at the NJLA Conference!) In the meantime, click here to view the 2011 ballot, current and past annotated lists of nominated titles, and past winners documents