Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

YA Lit Spotlight: Science Fiction

Instructor: Karin Perry

Dates: Not currently scheduled

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Price: $175

As a YA librarian, are you buried in review journals? Having trouble keeping up with all the new releases? In this month-long course we will briefly review the history of science fiction for teens, discuss the characteristics of science fiction, explore the many sub-genres of science fiction, and read some of the best new titles available to teens. You will develop materials to promote science fiction books to your teens and receive an annotated bibliography beyond what we are reading during the workshop. There is a reading list for this course so sign up early to give yourself time to enjoy the books.

Karin Perry

Karin Perry Karin Perry is an Assistant Professor in Library Science at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. Prior to taking a university position, she worked as a school librarian in both the elementary and middle school settings. She holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum – English Education and a Masters of Library and Information Studies, both from the University of Oklahoma. She serves on the Teen Read Week and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers committees for YALSA.

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.