diversity

What should our students know?

At the 2018 School Library Journal Summit in Brooklyn, I had the privilege of hearing George Takei talk about his childhood experiences in Japanese-American Internment Camps during World War II. The talk was timed for his forthcoming graphic novel for… Read More ›

Gimme a C for Collaboration: Meeting the Needs of Special Education Classrooms through Outreach and Advocacy

By Natalie Romano Last fall, I was approached by a teacher at Asbury Elementary, a public, K-5 school in my library’s service area, about bringing library resources into his special education classroom. As someone with almost no training in special education,… Read More ›

Get Involved!

It takes all of us working together to meet AASL’s mission to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning. We actively seek members to Get Involved in the many volunteer opportunities that AASL offers through leadership positions on boards, task forces,… Read More ›

Whiteness in Librarianship

Lately I have been reading ALA Think Tank blogs about the lack of diversity in librarianship or, to put it more plainly, the fundamental whiteness of our profession. Not just skin-color white, but the whiteness that comes with power and privilege…. Read More ›