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Should Awards Committee Conversations Remain Confidential?
Should awards committee conversations remain strictly confidential and stay sealed forever—or made public, as some have recently argued? Three experts weigh in.

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ALA 2016: Highlights of Diversity Panel Discussion

“Not Your Granny’s Dinner Conversation: Diversity, Race, Sex and Gender” featured seven children’s literature experts, all addressing tough questions and hot topics.

ISTE Launches Refreshed Standards for Students

At ISTE 2016, this week in Denver, we saw the official release of a refreshed and aspirational set of Standards for Students focused on empowering student voice. We’ve come a long way from 1998 when our students exposure technology was largely limited to a weekly computer lab visit. ISTE describes the nearly twenty year progression of their standards as […]

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Chronicle Fall 2016 Preview Shows Off Unique Approaches for All Ages

The publisher recently shared the anticipation of their next season releases with a gaggle of giddy librarians and booksellers—and a few furry friends.

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Wisconsin District Successfully Appeals for Maker Spaces in Every School

In a time when library funding is in short supply, the availability of a $17,200 grant was something of a rare opportunity for the Wauwatosa, WI school district.

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Graphic Biographies for Older YA Readers

Woodie Guthrie, Henry Thoreau, Albert Einstein, and others star in these biographies in graphic novel format.

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ALA 2016: Highlights of Diversity Panel Discussion

“Not Your Granny’s Dinner Conversation: Diversity, Race, Sex and Gender” featured seven children’s literature experts, all addressing tough questions and hot topics.

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Wisconsin District Successfully Appeals for Maker Spaces in Every School

In a time when library funding is in short supply, the availability of a $17,200 grant was something of a rare opportunity for the Wauwatosa, WI school district.

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Welcome to Readialand

A bold new movement embraces tech’s potential to support early literacy across income levels.

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Sign On! Children’s Authors at ALA 2016

Look at which children’s book honorees editorial director Rebecca T. Miller spotted signing autographs and greeting fans at ALA.

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Pictures of the Week | 2016 ALA Annual

School Library Journal‘s Luann Toth’s first stop in Orlando, FL, at ALA Annual was the Disney-Hyperion booth.

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Future Ready Schools Announces Project To Recognize School Librarians as Leaders in Learning Transformation

Future Ready Librarians aims to further position librarians as the forerunners in the digital transformation of learning.

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Chronicle Fall 2016 Preview Shows Off Unique Approaches for All Ages

The publisher recently shared the anticipation of their next season releases with a gaggle of giddy librarians and booksellers—and a few furry friends.

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Celebrating Diversity: A Discussion on Children’s Literature That Reflects Today’s World

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join School Library Journal’s Shelley Diaz and industry professionals from Listening Library, Lorimer Publishing, and Second Story Press in a discussion about children’s and teen books that address different socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, and cultures across formats and genres. And tune in as we celebrate works that can be both mirrors and windows for all young people.
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Young Adult Debut Authors

Thursday, May 19th, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join Simon & Schuster and School Library Journal for a rich conversation with three debut young adult authors, Calla Devlin (Tell Me Something Real), Meg Leder (The Museum of Heartbreak), and Laurent Linn (Draw the Line).
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Makerspace Magic: Using littleBits in Your Library Makerspace

Thursday, April 21st, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Find out about the many ways you can use littleBits in your library makerspace. We’ll discuss how to guide students through design challenges, fixed stations versus workshops, building a maker community, organizing your Bits, and share tips and tricks.
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Pictures of the Week

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Pictures of the Week | 2016 ALA Annual

School Library Journal‘s Luann Toth’s first stop in Orlando, FL, at ALA Annual was the Disney-Hyperion booth.

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