July 24, 2017

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FL Schools Brace for Book Challenges

After passage of a new state law allowing citizens to challenge educational materials in their county, Florida school librarians are wondering what the process will mean for them come fall.

Informing your PD efforts: New ISTE Standards for Educators and Future Ready Frameworks

As the 2017/2018 school year approaches, it would be good to know about a couple of documents/frameworks that will be influencing the ways we teach with, learn with and support our classroom educator and coach partners. First ISTE’s refresh of its Standards for Educators impacts our practice as educators as well as the practice of our […]

Nero’s Sunken City | SLJ DVD Review

Nero’s Sunken City. (Secrets of the Dead). 55 min. PBS. 2017. $24.99. ISBN 9781531701758.

Gr 9 Up –This episode examines the archaeological remains of Baiae, an ancient Roman city in the Bay of Naples. One half of the ruins are now underwater, as the land has shifted over time owing to seismic forces. This city is the site of ruins of palaces of the Roman Empire’s elites in the first through third centuries AD. Emperor Claudius (10 BC–54 AD) had an […]

New ISTE Standards for Educators Highlight Librarians’ Role

Advocating for equitable tech access and participating in professional learning are among the mandates of the new standards.

10 Graphic Novels That Are Not Quite of This World

“Good Comics 4 Kids” blogger Brigid Alverson rounds up her top picks of graphic novels for teens publishing in fall 2017, which run the gamut from fairy-tale princesses taking over the kingdom to a boy falling in love with a ghost.


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FL Schools Brace for Book Challenges

After passage of a new state law allowing citizens to challenge educational materials in their county, Florida school librarians are wondering what the process will mean for them come fall.

Fact Checking: Snopes.com is in Danger of Shutting Down, Launches GoFundMe Campaign

From the SaveSnopes.com Website: We [Snopes] had previously contracted with an outside vendor to provide certain services for Snopes.com. That contractual relationship ended earlier this year, but the vendor will not acknowledge the change in contractual status and continues to essentially hold the Snopes.com web site hostage. Although we maintain editorial control (for now), the […]

Amy Lukavics On Her Latest YA Horror “The Ravenous”

Lukavics spins a tale of sisterhood and cannibalism sure to send chills up readers’ spines.

New ISTE Standards for Educators Highlight Librarians’ Role

Advocating for equitable tech access and participating in professional learning are among the mandates of the new standards.

Gale Galligan On “Dawn and the Impossible Three”

Gale Galligan presents an inspired graphic novel version of one of Ann M. Martin’s beloved “Baby-Sitters Club” books.

10 Graphic Novels That Are Not Quite of This World

“Good Comics 4 Kids” blogger Brigid Alverson rounds up her top picks of graphic novels for teens publishing in fall 2017, which run the gamut from fairy-tale princesses taking over the kingdom to a boy falling in love with a ghost.

The Story Behind a Newly Discovered Sendak Manuscript

“Presto and Zesto,” by Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks, was inspired by an artwork that Sendak created for the London Symphony Orchestra.

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Sharing eBooks Means Caring

Hear from a panel of experts who are sharing their eBook collections with locals schools about how resource sharing increases utilization of the library’s digital collections, engages students as public library patrons and broadens the library’s impact in its community.
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Technology to Aid the Struggling Reader

Join this free, resource-rich program for tips on how to leverage technology to help new and struggling readers. Learn about the best storytelling apps, digital sources of high-interest content for kids and teens, and more.
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The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2017

Join Brigid Alverson, Editor and Writer at School Library Journal, along with a panel of insiders who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting book shelves this spring. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from Diamond Books, Viz Media and Dark Horse Books.
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The American Writers Museum | Pictures of the Week

A number of librarians made time during the ALA 2017 conference in Chicago last week to stop in at 180 Michigan Avenue, the home of the new American Writers Museum.

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