School librarians are being recognized as tech leaders and investing more in cutting-edge digital tools.
This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
School librarians and teachers uncovered new ideas to help students tell fact from fiction with the ISTE/SLJ “Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News” webinar.
In an age of ESSA and regulation unknowns, the best thing to do right now is to advocate for yourself.
Strategies for safeguarding student data in schools and libraries, and student privacy in general, in the information age.
This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
“Mountain tough” students and their families are determined to rebuild after natural disaster strikes.
Groups, including the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, want online ads that target kids curtailed.
A California congressman’s goal is to make sure LGBTQ sites aren’t blocked on computers at public schools and libraries—where students source information not just for classwork, but for themselves.
The latest layoffs follow a trend that has plagued CPS, and the state of Illinois, where school librarian positions continue to drop.
Amid increasing controversy around author e.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s use of a made-up dialect along with what some deem as stereotypical characters in her most recent book, Candlewick Press has postponed publication.
As the start of school approaches, educators around the country are grappling with the best way to support students who have questions about the shootings in the news.
Lane Smith’s picture book has sparked debate around connecting the word “tribe” with images of children in lush natural surroundings with feathers in their hair.
A cadre of school librarians has pushed back against the cancellation of EBSCO database subscriptions that have been used statewide for more than 20 years.
The public school text “Mexican American Heritage” is being called “the epitome of revisionist history.”
Attendees describe how they’d like ALA and other big conferences to evolve—and why smaller and virtual gatherings can be fine alternatives.
That new book smell may soon be a thing of the past for New York City’s schoolchildren. A $30 million contract will reshape the way ebooks are used in the nation’s largest school system.
Read-and-greet evening programs and home visits with culturally relevant books are some of the efforts librarians are making to bring families of English Language Learners into the school community.
This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
The controversial teen novel by John Green came under heavy fire in one high school—but in a victory for “freedom to read,” the merits of its use prevailed.
The idea behind National Readathon Day, co-hosted by ALA and Penguin Random House, is to celebrate the delights of falling into a story. Any proceeds will support ALA’s Every Child Ready to Read initiative.
As emphasis on STEM grows, many legislatures want to push these classes in K-12 programs, as has been done in New Mexico and Kentucky, among other states.
On average, budgets climbed nearly 20 percent in 2015–16 to $8,315. Meanwhile, school librarians report a lack of needed funds to serve special needs children and English language learners. And OER use is up, as is the demand for nonfiction.
This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.