The Range app already locates spots for free summer meal sites across the United States. An Indiegogo campaign aims to raise $10,000 to upgrade the app so that it offers locations and hours for public libraries around the country where kids can go to be safe and engaged.
This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
School librarian Katie Llera talks with her students early, when they’re sophomores, about the SAT, ACT, and possible careers—and about their financial needs. “I haven’t heard of many other librarians getting involved [in college guidance],” she says.
This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Following school library lobbyist Sharyl Smith’s year-plus effort in Utah, with the help of Parents Advocating Libraries in Schools, the Utah legislature has allocated an additional $500,000 to school libraries, pending a final vote on the state’s overall budget this week.
This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Due to the perseverance of concerned parents and school administration, the Swampscott School District in Massachusetts is hiring school librarians.
At Pike High School in Indianapolis, IN, school librarian Chad Heck is playing a significant role in a $7 million grant, which is set to transform the grade 9–12 campus—and the way the school library is perceived by the district.
A Los Angeles high school’s 3,000 square foot library renovation project, “Locke JetSpace,” aims to redefine the way students can learn.
Privacy around what students read, along with other personal data, may be at risk due to software giant Adobe’s transmission of the data without encryption. Student rights are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the confidentiality of student records.
Students from Jeffco Public Schools in Colorado rallied against the school board’s review committee, on October 11, as the board moves forward to review, and possibly remove, material from the AP U.S. History curriculum.
JukePop—a Palo Alto, CA-based start-up that crowdsources independently published books—has launched a Kickstarter, hoping to raise $15,000 to expand its library service to 60 more branches in states including California, Utah, and Arizona.
An Indiegogo campaign to sustain the Nonfiction Minute, a website with audio clips of quality nonfiction written and read by some of the biggest names in the field, aims to raise $50,000 before October 2.
Training high school students in digital research and partnering them with a school librarian can instill a high level of confidence during college, according to preliminary observations of a study underway by EBSCO.
This article was published in School Library Journal's September 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Seven-year-olds, Josephine Sinclair and Sarai Williams, of Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, California, hope to raise $20,000 to restore their school library using the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
In light of New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s push to open 33,000 PreK spots in NYC, the Queens Library Woodhaven branch will offer, for the first time, a PreK class for 18 kids starting this September.
When school librarians began to disappear in this Camarillo, California school district, Jay Greenlinger, the district’s director of instructional technology, found a way for students to find books and information online.
For libraries, buying or licensing ebooks is a very different story than the average consumer simply clicking and purchasing off a book retailer website. A new report from the American Library Association takes a close look at the licensing models for ebooks, for school libraries in particular and how these policies affect access for students.