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Naomi Bates
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Lives in North Texas
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It's the final countdown! Another school year in the books (well, nearly...). Why does it seem like the beginning and end of the year are the most frantic times? 100 million things to do, and not enough time. Here are ten thi...
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It all started with a paperback book...
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Make Your Library Sizzle, Not Fizzle
Five Things You Can Do To Make The Library Experience Amazing for Patrons
Awhile ago, I was on Twitter and tweeted: Librarians,create 2 habits 1.step out from behind your desk 2.make eye contact People are more important than a desk/screen #tlchat #txlchat — Naomi Bates (@yabooksandmore) March 29...
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#txla2016  presentation for book battles! :)
Click the above Book Battle Toolkit button for resources to start your own Book Battle!
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Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by Stan Lee
Touchstone, 2015 If you are looking to add more non-fiction to your collection, then look no further!  Well...look further than this book but definitely add this one to your collection. Stan Lee, creator and Marvel characters Spiderman, The Hulk and the Fan...
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With Malice by Eileen Cook
HMH Books for Young Readers, June 2016 Jill and Simone have been best friends since they were little girls.  As they grew up, their friendship stayed intact even though the girls couldn't be more different.  Now, in their senior year of high school, their p...
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Want More Cool Quizzes for the Classroom?
Try this great website - Flipquiz! It's a jeopary-style online game that's quick and easy to use!! Here's an example of one I made about libraries.
Try this great website - Flipquiz! It's a jeopary-style online game that's quick and easy to use!! Here's an example of one I made about libraries.
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Craving a YA mystery? This one is DEFINITELY something you need to pick up....now!
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By: Naomi Bates It has happened to me in the library…coming in fresh from another library or just being a new librarian, you may experience the same thing I have. …
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YA Novels That Don't Follow The Rules
Of all of the books I've read, there are just some that stand out from the pack.  They're what I call renegades, rebels, and non-conformists. Once I started reading these bad books, I was HOOKED. But don't think they aren't workhorses either.  In today's educational world, students who can interpret and understand a variety of texts are the pros.  It's not so much about the written word, but also how you can "read" different formats. 
So here's a list of naughty but very nicely written YA novels that don't follow the rules:
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Thank you for writing what many of us feel. 
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Ten Things About School Librarians (gifs included) :)
1. We aren’t always reading. We do have a social life. How we conduct ourselves professionally isn’t always how we conduct ourselves personally, and don’t EVEN start stereotyping that right now! Nor do we catalog everything i...
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  • Sam Houston State University
    Masters in Library Science
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My passion is my job....I'm so lucky!
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I am a high school teacher librarian at Northwest High School, Northwest ISD in Justin Texas.  I have been an educator for 25 year, with thirteen years of experience in the classroom as a secondary English and speech communications teacher.  I received my masters in Library Science from Sam Houston State University in 2003. 

I am passionate about the importance of school libraries and the impact they have on education. School libraries today are leading not only in educational technology but also continuing to influence the importance and love of reading. Librarians and the library are evolving at a fast pace, which makes who we are and what we can accomplish valuable to
our schools and communities. We must embrace this change to continue to impact perspectives about who and what librarians are.  

The roles of my position provide me the opportunity of professional participation in the Texas Library Association and TCEA, where I've held leadership positions in both organizations.     

I have blogged (Young Adults Books and More) since 2008 on young adult books, educational web tools, book trailers, and other tools, sites, and information relevant to school libraries and the classroom.  I am also active on Twitter (@yabooksandmore) and created #readYAlit chat as well as being a founding member of #txlchat.

 
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I've presented on the shifting roles of school librarians as well as educational technology and young adult books at the state and national levels for public,school and private school librarians as well as internationally, keynoting the South African School Librarians Conference in 2014. I was selected as one of five librarians for the SLJ/Cengage Emerging Leaders, received the TCEA Media Specialist award of the year for the state of Texas, and received the TxLA award for my blog as well as the TALL Texans Standing Tall award for leadership. I've presented throughout the state of Texas, conducting technology and media workshops for librarians and teachers. I've also been asked to present at several state librarian conferences and presented to public librarians in Arizona, Chicago, and public and school librarians in California. I'm actively involved in Texas Library Association, one of the largest library associations in the country. I've served on the TAYSHAS comittee to select best YA books for the state; served as chair of Texas Association of School Librarians, the largest division of TLA, and now serve as part of TLA's communications committee and am currently a cmember for the executive board of TLA.. I have presented on local, district, regional, state, and national levels bringing book trailer creation to the forefront of librarian tools for readers of all ages, how to integrate webtools, advocacy, and best YA novels. I've been published in ALA's KnowledgeQuest and in Library Media Connections. I'm a listserv junkie and love scouting and using new technology as well as finding amazing books for YA. I collaborate and interact with librarians across the country, and know we are all in this together, big or small :)
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