May 31, 2016

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Up for Debate
Recalling a Book: Bowing to Pressure, or Righting Wrongs?
Is it ever right for a publisher to withdraw a children’s book based on public criticism, as in the case of A Birthday Cake for George Washington?

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Follett Launches New Maker Space Bundles for K–12 Libraries

Designed to make starting a maker space quicker and easier, the pre-packaged supplies are specific to grade levels.

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A Voice of One’s Own | Editorial

A great teacher can make all the difference. When it came to writing, for me that teacher was Linda Harter, who taught English, composition, and drama at my high school in Wallace, ID. I reached out to thank her, reminisce, and learn more about her teaching life—and gained perspective on her approach to teaching and a deeper appreciation of her work.

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Macmillan Fall 2016 Preview Puts Back-to-Cool Creativity on Display

From global permutations of the story of creation to a clandestine romance during the Russian revolution, this autumn’s Macmillan’s frontlist will have it all.

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Why Students Want Wi-Fi–Free Zones

Students seek out Wi-Fi–free zones. They crave them. Word gets out about where they are, and people flock.

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CHOMP On This App | Touch and Go

It’s hard to imagine an app that can rival Chistoph Niemann’s Petting Zooin novelty and engagement. There’s now a contender.

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Why Students Want Wi-Fi–Free Zones

Students seek out Wi-Fi–free zones. They crave them. Word gets out about where they are, and people flock.

Follett to Upgrade Server; Services Will Be Down Briefly

Follett Launches New Maker Space Bundles for K–12 Libraries

Designed to make starting a maker space quicker and easier, the pre-packaged supplies are specific to grade levels.

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U.S. Girls Top Boys in Tech and Engineering, Study Shows

The results of the nation’s first Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) student assessment are in, and here’s what they reveal.

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“LGBTQ Writers in Schools” Program Coming to New York City

Lambda Literary has partnered with the New York City Department of Education to bring 20 authors to visit K–12 schools in the nation’s largest district.

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Trend Alert: Teacher E-Newsletters from Public Libraries

Public librarians across the country share their savvy advice on improving communication with some of their most important customers—teachers.

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Free Virtual Conference to Help Librarians Teach Data Literacy

The 4T Virtual Conference on “Data Literacy: Creating Data Literate Students” will take place July 14–15 and focus on teaching high school students statistical literacy, data visualization, and how to use data in arguments.

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VT School Librarian Previews Google Expeditions App

A field trip to the days of Davy Crockett may sound like something Ms. Frizzle cooked up, but it’s now possible—at least virtually.

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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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Video of the Week: ‘Hamilton’ Meets High School Neuroscience

Science gets a rap beat in “Mental Abnormalities,” a student’s adaptation of the musical’s opening number.

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