October 10, 2017

Webcast Recap: Libraries, Architects, and Artists: Getting the Facts

Written by Deborah B. Ford

Cindy ShermanFrom the JLG Webcast Series

On today’s webcast Susan Gall and Kayleigh Hanlin talked about best practices for getting the facts and shared some of the fall forthcoming books for grades 3-12.

Kayleigh shared some amazing facts about the construction of Fallingwater, the tribulations of explorers, and wonders of artists from our many nonfiction categories. Susan demonstrated the easy-to-use search features of FactCite. Remember that the earlier you introduce kids to online research, the more proficient your learners become. Give them engaging nonfiction to whet their appetite or scaffold their background and you’ve got a reader/writer in the making.

FactCite Online is an award-winning, affordable, and comprehensive collection of online databases that provides resources for patrons to learn beyond the book. Be sure to follow up with Susan about how to get your free trial subscription to FactCite.

In addition to providing you with great selections, Junior Library Guild is building resources to help you use these titles. Check out our new JLG Booktalks to Go Fall 2017 LiveBinder. JLG BTG titles are added to our Pinterest board and tweeted out by following Deborah B. Ford. Look for book trailers and archived webcasts on our JLG YouTube Playlists.

This webcast will be archived and posted on the JLG website at a later date. Your certificate of attendance can be reprinted by watching the archived video for at least ten minutes.

Don’t miss our next webcast on October 31, 2017 at 3:00PM Eastern for Underwear, Thieves, and Sixty Seconds: Spooky, Scary, and Suspenseful Books, K-12 when Jennifer Bennett joins Deborah B. Ford for look at even more fall releases. From creepy underwear to Jack the Beanstalker, these stories will grab your audience from page one. You may never have to shelve them again. Register from our home page today!

Here are the titles from today’s webcast.

BERGREEN, Laurence. Magellan: Over the Edge of the World. 224p. Roaring Brook. 2017. ISBN:9781626721203. JLG Category BIM+ Biography Middle (Grades 5-8).

BROCKENBROUGH, Martha. Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary. 384p. Feiwel & Friends. 2017. ISBN 9781250123190. JLG Category: NM+ Nonfiction High Plus (Grade 9 & Up).

GREENBERG, Jan and Sandra Jordan. Meet Cindy Sherman: Artist, Photographer, Chameleon.  64p. Roaring Brook. 2017. JLG Category BIM+ Biography Middle (Grades 5-8).

HARSHMAN, Marc and Smucker, Anna Egan, Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece. illus. by LeUyen Pham. 40p. Roaring Brook. 2017. ISBN 9781596437180. JLG Category NE+ Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6).

WALKER, Sally M. Sinking the Sultana: A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home. 208p. Candlewick. 2017. ISBN 9780763677558. JLG Category HH History High (Grades 10 & Up).

WEATHERFORD, Carole Boston. Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library. 48p. Candlewick. 2017. ISBN 9780763680466. JLG Category: BE+ Biography Elementary Plus (Grades 2-6).

Contact Today’s Presenters

2017headshotgall_susanSusan Gall

Marketing and Subscriber Support
FactCite Lincoln Library Online


Susan Gall is responsible for marketing and subscriber support at FactCite Lincoln Library Online. In the 1990s, Susan and her husband Tim launched Lincoln Library Press, publishing multivolume reference sets for school and public libraries initially. In 2009, Lincoln Library Press launched FactCite Lincoln Library Online. Susan is passionate about producing content that will get all students excited about learning, regardless of their reading proficiency. FactCite’s resources feature biography, mythology, history, and science. Follow FactCite @factcite on Twitter.


KayleighKayleigh Hanlin

JLG’s Marketing Generalist

Kayleigh is the “Jill-of-all-trades,” working not only with other marketing members but several different JLG departments to spread the word about JLG services and outstanding books. She has been an avid reader all her life and currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.






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Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG's Booktalks to Go @ SLJ. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at Contact her at Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

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