This is the last week that the School Library Month Committee will post the quotes from the authors highlighted in Social Media during the week. As in previous weeks, quotes will be accompanied by tips offering practical suggestions for school librarians.
Libraries as safe havens are nothing new but the opportunities to pull more students into the space has never been greater than with the addition of a Makerspace area. Students seeking an escape from curriculum or peer pressures can borrow chess boards or lego kits or knitting bags…the costs needs not be high. Start with some simple ideas and see where it leads. Check out AASL President-Elect Leslie Preddy’s Pinterest board to learn more.
Here is a list of all the things that are wonderful about School Libraries.
School Libraries today are succeeding because, in this new information environment, librarians are altering their physical spaces to adapt to the digital age.
Teachers and librarians are in agreement that Graphic Novels and Comics are a valuable tool in teaching visual literacy and are an integral part of a school library’s resources.
Thank you for following our Programming Tips Inspired by SLM Authors posted during School Library Month. We hope that you will continue to refer to these authors and tips throughout the year.
Author: Susan Hess