August 21, 2017

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Christina Vercelletto

About Christina Vercelletto

Christina Vercelletto is School Library Journal’s news editor. An award-winning writer and editor, Vercelletto has held staff positions at Babytalk, Parenting, Scholastic Parent & Child, and NYMetroParents.com.

The Spirit of Long Island Innovation Celebrated at SLIME

The 2017 Students of Long Island Maker Expo was, yet again, a big success. Panels and workshops were led by our current and former School Librarians of the Year, as well as our 2016 finalists.

ALA 2017: Find the SLJ Team at These Sessions

Like kids in a candy store, conference attendees are making tough choices on which sessions to savor. Here, the SLJ team reveals what’s on their short lists.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Get $500 to Spend at the Scholastic Book Store. Here’s how.

Todd Burleson, SLJ’s 2016 School Librarian of the Year, is giving away his prize money in a raffle. But be quick: you have only five days to enter.

DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Librarians React

The embattled school choice proponent squeaked out a victory in the Senate confirmation vote, to the consternation of many in the education community.

Shannon McClintock Miller Named Spokesperson for Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect

A Library Journal Mover & Shaker looks to further empower librarians.

SLJ 2017 Battle of the Kids’ Books Contenders Announced

Sixteen outstanding children’s and teen titles were selected for the ninth annual Battle of the Kids’ Books. The 2017 virtual March Madness–style elimination tournament includes picture books.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

A Historic Meeting | Picture of the Week

Caren Stelson, the author of “Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story,” went to Japan to meet her hero.

Libraries Join National Initiative To Transform Public Housing into Book-Rich Environments

The Book-Rich Environment Initiative will serve children living in HUD-assisted housing—and encourage families to use local libraries. The U.S. DOE and the National Book Foundation are among the new project’s partners.

The Follett–BiblioNasium Partnership at Work

Here are what the day-to-day advantages of the June, 2016 move are turning out to be.

Struck by Tragedy, a NY High School Heals Through “Compassionate Making”

A small army of “maker activists,” led by a library media specialist, is improving the lives of the needy one project at a time.

SLJ Leadership Summit 2016: The Power of Purpose

Emboldened attendees left Washington, D.C. with a fresh perspective, new energy, and actionable ideas. 

STEAM, with an Emphasis on “A” | SLJ ISTE Webcast Series

This fall series, sponsored by littleBits, explores the education technology topics educators are talking about this school year, from virtual reality and STEAM to popular culture and digital literacy.

New York Libraries To Offer Wi-Fi Hotspots to Needy Students

New York City Schools partners with the city’s three library systems, Google, and Sprint to bring free, year-long Wi-Fi service to households without it.

What’s After Pokémon Go? Explore Augmented Reality Sept 13 | SLJ ISTE Webcast Series

This fall series, sponsored by littleBits, explores the education technology topics educators are talking about this school year, from virtual reality and STEAM to popular culture and digital literacy.

Excitement Building for 2016 #AskaCurator Twitter Initiative

Dozens of museum curators worldwide are taking to Twitter on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 to field as many questions as they can.

New Collaboration Eases Path to ESSA Implementation

Rosen Publishing and EveryLibrary are doing pro-bono consulting to state level school library stakeholders for ESSA implementation planning.

 

ISTE Lauds Two School Librarians as Tech Trailblazers

Diana Rendina and Shannon McClintock Miller were presented with the Award for Outstanding Young Educator and Making it Happen Award, respectively, in Denver.

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.

Library Transformation Hallmark of 2016 Knight News Challenge Winners

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced funding of $1.6 million for 14 digital and data projects aimed at re-imagining libraries for the 21st century.

Queens Library Steps Forward with Google ‘Computer Science First’ Kid Club

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins was on hand to cheer the city’s first public library-based sites, 26 branches in Queens, a county of 2.3 million that’s one of the most ethnically diverse in the country.