I love School Library Month! School Library Month is a wonderful opportunity to focus on all the great things going on in my school library and all the school libraries across the nation and CELEBRATE! Including stakeholders in this celebration… Read More ›
WE NEED YOU! Get Involved Today!
This is your friendly nudge to fill out the AASL Get Involved form! One of the best professional decisions I have made is to get involved at both state and national level in professional associations. After a decade working as… Read More ›
NJ Information Literacy Standard: The Journey From Bill to Law
New Jersey is the first state in the nation to require K-12 instruction in information literacy. NJASL lobbied for the bill to specifically reference school librarians and the final version contains the following statement: “The school library media specialist shall… Read More ›
Two Novels About Librarians Fighting Censorship
Like most librarians, I’m a reader, especially when I need an escape from reality. One of my consistent responses to stress is to lose myself in a good book because the world of fiction is often more pleasant than the… Read More ›
On February 1, I attended the webinar hosted by AASL Partner organization, ADL Education, titled “Books Matter: Using Children’s Literature to Invite Conversations about Identity, Bias and Social Justice.” Attending this webinar, emphasized to me that during this time, when… Read More ›
The Way Forward with Include
The Way Forward with Include BY JULIE STIVERS The Shared Foundation Include is at the heart of an effective school library practice, not as a buzzword or feel-good mantra, but as the muscle that should power everything we do. Include… Read More ›
Space Resources for Day One of Crayola Creativity Week: Endless Possibilities
Star Gazing One recent night when the temperature in New York hovered around 15 degrees, my dog needed to go outside. I had been sitting on the couch reading (ironically!) A Year in Jamaica, Diana Lewes’s memoir from 1889. While… Read More ›
Celebrating Crayola’s Creativity Week with Kindergarten
What is Crayola’s Creativity Week? Crayola’s Creativity Week will take place on January 23rd – 29th! The goal of this week is to celebrate children’s creativity and embrace innovative thinking. There is a different event planned every day for children… Read More ›
New Years’ Resolution: Advocacy for Effective School Libraries!
Let’s shout it together! All students deserve equitable access to a school library staffed by a certified school librarian. This is AASL’s vision: “Every school librarian is a leader; every learner has a school librarian” and is something that drives… Read More ›
Are you attending LibLearnX?
LibLearnX is the future. One of my favorite library conferences in my 20-plus years in the industry has been the ALA midwinter conference. But according to a December 2021 Publisher Weekly article, “The ALA Midwinter Meeting is history, LibLearnX is… Read More ›