Individual Author Record
Name: Amy AlessioPen Name: Julia Curtin Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Born: N/A Sites:
Illinois ConnectionAlessio is a teen librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library.
Biographical and Professional InformationAmy Alessio is an award winning librarian and an author. Her first young adult mystery was published in 2013 and she has adult mystery stories published in anthologies and on Kindle with recipes - Treasures, Missing Andy, Felled by Fruitcake and Hearts and Daggers. A teen librarian at the Schaumburg Township District Library, she has edited professional titles, including Excellence in Library Services for Young Adults and Missing. Her recent reference titles include the co-authored A Year of Programs for Teens 2 and Mind Bending Mysteries for Teens. Amy has published articles on books, author marketing and social media. She also reviews adult and teen titles for national publications, including Booklist and Teenreads.com and has served on the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association board.Amy also presents Vintage Cooking and Crafting presentations based on her popular blog.
- A Year of Programs for Teens, American Library Association Editions, 2006 - written with Kimberly A. Patton
- The Heat of the Moment, Echelon Press Publishing, 2007 - written with Regan Black and Carl Brookins
- A Year of Programs for Teens 2, American Library Association Editions, 2011 - written with Kimberly A. Patton
- Taking the High Ground, 4RV Publishing LLC, 2013
- Year of Programs for Millennials and More, American Library Association Editions, 2015 - written with Katie LaMantia and Emily Vinci
- Club Programs for Teens: 100 Activities for the Entire Year, American Library Association Editions, 2015 - written with Heather Booth
Titles At Your Library
A Year of Programs for Teens
ISBN: 0838909035 Amer Library Assn Editions. 2006 Planning teen programming is a lot of work, so why offer programs that teens don t want?
Teens need especially exciting and dynamic programs to encourage them to use the library and its resources. In A Year of Programs for Teens, two young adult specialists take teen services to a new level with step-by-step instructions for planning teen programs. Each chapter covers one month of the year and includes four to five program ideas appropriate to the season, as well as suggestions for games, passive programs, and book displays. All programs included in this collection have been tested in real libraries with live teens and offer
# Scalable program ideas for limited library budgets
# Tips for gearing the program toward older or younger teens
# Program-specific details about supplies, preparation time, setup, and marketing tactics
# Strategies on how to avoid potential problems
# Stand-alone programs and display ideas for facilities
Following the practical suggestions laid out here, young adult librarians in public libraries, school library media specialists, and adult and young adult services staff serving teens can easily build a core teen audience and help attract new members to programs and to the library.
The Heat of the Moment
ISBN: 1590805968 Echelon Press Publishing. 2007 In a world filled with disasters and catastrophes, there always remains hope. In The Heat of the Moment, twenty-one authors came together with a showcase of short fiction. Committed to aiding those who lost so much in the blink of an eye, we proudly offer this tribute to the true heroes of the San Diego wildfires, the survivors. We invite you to wear your own red ribbon in honor of their extraordinary "Courage and Inspiration." Proceeds from the sale of this book will offer aid to those heroes through the support of the "Fire Safe Council of San Diego County." Moving On: A moving tribute to the Charleston Nine. Treasures: A young mother discovers an unlikely secret after a fire. From the Ashes: Jaden Michaels' relives her past in the great Chicago Fire history. Firestorm: Flames of deception blow through the prairies of Minnesota. Smoke and Mirrors: Hannibal Jones uncovers treachery from within the ashes. Angel of the Morning: Love reaches from beyond the grave to save a young widow and her son. The 'Really Hot' Adventures of Guy: Guy's life is one big party until destruction sparks too close to home. Devil's Breath: A struggling blended family finds a connection in the grasp of raging chaos. Scars: Scarred by fire, Elena seeks vengeance as a way to heal. A Blaze in the Night: Snap Malek isn't looking to be a hero, but no one is going to die on his beat. A World Left Behind: Reality leaves its mark on a young boy's life when he looks into the flames. Where There's Smoke…: Maria Sanchez fears she's losing her son, but she won't let fire be the captor. Firedreams: When a truly hot stranger walks into Iri's life, it could mean the end for her. A Gallery in Chicago: Minola Grey is ready for a change, could a handsome fireman make it happen?
A Year of Programs for Teens 2
ISBN: 0838910513 Amer Library Assn Editions. 2011 In this sequel to the book that "takes teen services to a new level" (Adolescence), YA experts Amy J. Alessio and Kimberly A. Patton present entirely new content while building on the successful formula they established earlier. This volume offers several new themed book lists and read-alikes as well as appendices with reproducible handouts for the various programs. This invaluable collection includes
Following the practical suggestions laid out here, young adult librarians in public libraries, school librarians, and adult and young adult services staff serving teens can easily build a core teen audience and help attract new members to programs and to the library.
Taking the High Ground
ISBN: 1940310008 4RV Publishing LLC. 2013 The Beginning: Having a cop for an uncle was like having a Big Brother in the 1984 sense he was always watching. Troy already called the house this morning to ask Mom if I'd written everything down for the police report. I knew if I didn't get something down soon he'd come over here to "help." It was hard to know where to start. I never thought I would have to explain how I helped catch a murderer or how I almost got killed myself.
Year of Programs for Millennials and More
ISBN: 0838913326 Amer Library Assn Editions. 2015 Needless to say, programming for teens can be a dubious fit for library users in their 20s and what appeals to Baby Boomers isn't necessarily ideal for those in their 30s and 40s. Millennials deserve their own programs. This handy guide specifically targets those on the cusp of the born-digital generation and their peers, offering up a year's worth of programming suitable for both public and academic libraries. Organized by monthly clubs or monthly themed events, a format that makes planning and execution a snap, this resource
Club Programs for Teens: 100 Activities for the Entire Year
ISBN: 0838913342 Amer Library Assn Editions. 2015 Want to keep the momentum going after a successful teen event? That one off can easily be turned into a popular monthly club that will keep young adults coming back. Alessio, co-author of the bestsellers A Year of Programs for Teens and A Year of Programs for Teens 2, and Booth, co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services, show you how. Designed to be used in school or public library settings, this uniquely themed program guide