Ah, technology, you vex us so. And it was all supposed to make life easier. Back in the day—in this case, 1991—librarians sought to stay current on the latest formats.
It is with great excitement that we present Michelle Colte, the first SLJ School Librarian of the Year.
Michelle Colte, SLJ‘s first School Librarian of the Year, is the librarian at Hale Kula Elementary School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, where 99 percent of the students are from military families.
Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary School in Athens, Georgia, strives to “expect the miraculous”—his school library’s motto, an idea drawn from Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Medal-winning book.
Colleen Graves, teacher librarian at the Lamar Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas, calls herself a “teacher, a maker, a tech geek, and a book geek.”
“Media Mania” gets unplugged to feature exciting new books that spotlight the oldest form of mass communication: art. Ranging in topic from magnetic and multifaceted biographies of art world giants, these handsomely illustrated offerings invite teens into an intriguing and thought-provoking world.
At Pierce County Library System (WA), staff recognized that their summer reading program needed to be reimagined. The Teen Summer Challenge was created to provide a more meaningful experience for their tweens and teens.
The Latest from Heavy-Hitters A. S. King, Marie Lu, Paolo Bacigalupi, and Julie Kagawa | Fiction Grades 9 & Up
Looking for the next YA blockbuster? This month’s reviews feature titles by teen author staples in a variety of genres, from realistic fiction (Paolo Bacigalupi and Frank Portman) to fantasy (Marie Lu and Julie Kagawa) and somewhere in between (A. S. King and Jandy Nelson).
Opportunities abound for new librarians, teen change-seekers, and pet loving poets. Check out our latest roundup of teen services news bites.
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.
When New York writer EJ Dickson publicly confessed to fabricating information on the Wikipedia page for Amelia Bedelia author Peggy Parish, it was a “teachable moment” according to one librarian.
Libraries in the Ferguson, MO area provided educational services and creative programs for children and families while the start of school was postponed for two weeks because of unrest in the area.
As we mark the 51st anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, two first-rate compelling resources on that day and the Civil Rights era now have iPad iterations. Both are essential classroom resources and both are free.
Elaine Marie Alphin, a celebrated and award-winning children’s book and young adult writer, died August 19, following a long illness. She was 58.
Missouri’s Ferguson Public Library has gone out of its way to be a refuge of peace and calm during the the tumult following the August 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, and teachers—and retired teachers—offer lessons at the library during the ongoing district closure.