Final days – 2015 Book Rave voting!!

BY Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library

We are fast approaching the final day for voting on the 2015 Book Rave. Voting will remain open through Monday, January 12.

It only takes a few moments and we want your voice to be heard!! Vote now at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5KXSVPK

If you want to look over annotations and information about the nominated books, visit our OYAN GoodReads page:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3611201?shelf=book-rave-nominees-2015

Votes will be tallied and the results hashed over at the OYAN Winter Membership Meeting from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, January 16 at the Woodburn Public Library. We would love to have you there!

If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please contact me at ssomerville@cityofsalem.net

OYAN Book Rave – THE VOTING BEGINS!

By Sonja Somerville,

Hello, OYAN members,

I know you have all been holding your breath, waiting for the chance to VOTE on the 2015 OYAN Book Rave. Well, exhale and use the link below to visit SurveyMonkey and vote away!

The voting window is a bit small this year, so jump right in! We’ll be taking votes through Monday, January 12.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5KXSVPK

There is still time, however, to read another book or two from the list. More information is readily available at our OYAN GoodReads page:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3611201?shelf=book-rave-nominees-2015

Votes will be tallied and the results hashed over at the OYAN Winter Membership Meeting from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Woodburn Public Library (more on that soon!) We would love to have you there!

If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please contact me at ssomerville@cityofsalem.net

Graphic Rave Voting Round Two

By Tracie Glass

At the Summer OYAN meeting held in the beautiful Crook County Library (thanks for hosting us, Barratt!), we determined 9 of the 15 titles needed for this year’s Graphic Rave.  I’d like us to do a revote on the manga titles (none of them got enough votes to move them forward) and the superhero titles.  We have 6 spots left, and we need 3 manga titles and 3 superhero titles as per the Graphic Rave criteria requirements.  Manga – choose your 3 favorite titles – simple enough.  Superheroes – choose 3, but please keep in mind equal gender representation (aka let’s have at least 1 female superhero make the cut) and publisher equality.  So, read, read, read!  Since I’m a little late getting the survey out (story of my life), you’ll have until September 8, 2014 to get your votes in.  Here’s the link to the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YJVJD8W

And, stay tuned…I’ll debut the 2014 Graphic Rave list right here for all you OYANers on September 9th!

Last Call for Book Rave Voting – Deadline Tuesday 1/15

Did you know that OYAN has just over 100 members, yet only about 25% vote for Book Rave?  That’s worse than national elections!  Have you taken a minute to vote yet? If not, do so now –  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RFG7D5F.

Or, have you already voted, but have since finished some additional Book Rave-nominated titles? You can go back to the same computer where you did your initial Book Rave voting and add votes.

And remember, you can vote “no” on a title you didn’t care for or think is inappropriate for the Book Rave.  It in effect will negate some one else’s “yes”vote.  We’re going cut-throat, people!

You can vote until January 15th (tomorrow!).   Be prepared to discuss, debate, and shimmy the results at the Winter Membership meeting – January 18, 2013 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Salem Public Library.

There’s still time…Book Rave Voting Closes Jan. 15!

It’s time to vote for your favorite (and not-so favorite) teen books of 2012.  Below is the link to the Survey Monkey voting page.  Once again, we are including a “no” vote.  If you feel strongly that a certain nominated book does not deserve to be a part of the Book Rave, please vote no. I’ll subtract no votes from the yes votes to get a total. As you might have guessed, if you like a title, vote yes.  Survey Monkey uses IP addresses to remember votes; you’ll be able to add votes as you keep reading nominated titles, as well as see how you’ve already voted (assuming you always vote from the same computer).

You can vote until January 15th.   Be prepared to discuss, debate, and shimmy the results at the Winter Membership meeting on Friday January 18, 11am-3pm, at Salem Public Library.  Please vote for at least one non-fiction title!

Here is the link to the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RFG7D5F

I’ve attached the nominations spreadsheet if you want to review the titles and their tags.  Also, here is a link to the OYAN blog for refreshers on book covers and summaries.
https://oyanpeeps.wordpress.com/<https://oyanpeeps.wordpress.com/category/book-rave/>

Aimee Meuchel
Teen Services Librarian
City of Tualatin | Tualatin Public Library
18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062-7092
503-691-3083 | www.ci.tualatin.or.us<http://www.ci.tualatin.or.us>