From summer learning to teen maker spaces and, of course, Best Books, it’s been quite a year. Here’s a look back at 2016 in SLJ covers.
This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
We’re in an unprecedented place for education and library coverage. It’s time to speak to the staff as well as to our readers.
While ebooks have stalled, the outlook for the children’s book market looks good. That data and coming trends were unpacked at the Nielsen Children’s Book Summit.
Nearly 20,000 attendees convened in Denver for a notably robust ISTE 2016. From virtual reality to the new open resources platform Amazon Inspire, SLJ taps the highlights.
“The Classroom Bookshelf”—a blog offering lesson plans dedicated to top children’s books—has joined the School Library Journal blog network.
A popular, interactive, and nonpartisan game that engages kids in the electoral process has been revamped.
A new, highly visual platform for exploring the riches of the Smithsonian will launch in June 2016. But users are encouraged to explore the Smithsonian Learning Lab now, and librarians, given their curatorial skills, are especially welcome.
LittleBits has launched the STEAM Student Set, the first version of the popular electronic building blocks geared for the education market.
LeVar Burton has launched Skybrary School, a web-based library and supplemental reading service. The executive producer of Reading Rainbow, Burton talked to SLJ about diverse books and more.
Nearly 80 percent of publishing and review journal staff is white, according to the 2015 “Diversity Baseline Survey.” The under-representation of African Americans in the book industry mirrors a trend among children’s book authors, says survey creator Jason Low.
From a crossover year in children’s literature and the national push for PreK, to maker madness and serving incarcerated youth, School Library Journal covered the field in 2015.
Stellar exemplars of creative programs and inspired leadership, underscoring a broad call for librarians to take action in an evolving learning landscape. That’s a big-picture view of the 2015 School Library Journal (SLJ) Leadership Summit in Seattle, WA.
This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Nader Qaimari has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Follett Corporation, and General Manager, Follett School Solutions, the company announced today.
CEO of Caravan Studios Marnie Webb unpacked design thinking in her SLJ Summit keynote, providing a model for developing projects, from idea to prototype, through deep, empathetic listening.
A discussion of mental health and YA, #MHYALit, has launched on the Teen Librarian Toolbox blog. Contributors are wanted to pen guest posts and share resources.
If any subject could use a more dynamic, hands-on approach, it’s math. Enter Osmo Numbers. With this latest game for the Osmo platform, users position physical number tiles in front of an iPad to solve math problems.