Take a peek at industry glitterati, enthusiastic librarians, snazzy shoes, and more fun at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.
Summer reading—done at school? A growing number of districts are experimenting with keeping school libraries open, with entire collections available, through the vacation season.
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.
In this first article in our series on library leadership, Lilead Fellow Priscille Dando suggests how librarians can connect with principals on instructional challenges.
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.
Brooklyn Public Library honored budding teen writers with top prizes for their inaugural Ned Vizzini Writing Contest on June 7.
Bestselling author of the “Uglies” series to lead a new series that spans across multiple books and an interactive gaming environment.
At Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, VA, students proposed ideas for a library makeover—and carried out every aspect of the job, from furniture reupholstery to decoupage.
As the dynamic children’s room at the Bozeman Public Library in Montana proves time and again, kindness is key to good library service. Good humor and a full understanding of block play help, too.
Local students were part of the jury that made ‘Echo’ the winner of New-York Historical’s 2016 Children’s History Book Prize.
In accepting the award, Rosoff spoke about the importance of play and imagination in the lives of children and bemoaned what she described as “an assault on childhood” in the UK.
Attendees describe how they’d like ALA and other big conferences to evolve—and why smaller and virtual gatherings can be fine alternatives.
Participate in the #DashnerDash Binge Read. The winner of Lee & Low’s New Visions Award was recently revealed. You’ll find these tidbits and more in SLJTeen’s news roundup.
The prestigious honors were announced, for the first time, via live video earlier today. Steve Sheinkin and Frances Hardinge are among the winners.
Bank Street College in New York City was the setting of a stirring presentation of the coveted awards for best read-aloud and STEM picture books.
Sessions on maker spaces, leveraging ESSA, and STEM learning are among the highlights of the ALA and ISTE conferences this month.
Pack smart, get engaged, take charge of your PD. These and other tips will help you get the most out of this year’s ALA Annual Conference.