June 28, 2017

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Has the Opioid Crisis Impacted Your Library?

If so, we’d like to know what you are experiencing—and how you are responding. Let us know here.

Nonfiction Creators on Inspiration, Research, and More | SLJ Day of Dialog 2017

Insight into writing and illustrating nonfiction from Steve Sheinkin, Sue Macy, Michelle Markel, Alexandra Siy, and R. Gregory Christie.

How Universal Design Will Make Your Library More Inclusive

Universal Design involves designing spaces, products, programming, and more to make them as usable as possible for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

School Library Tech Budgets Rise | SLJ 2017 Technology Survey

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 STEM Programs Designed by the Experts

Dynamic K–12 programs created by university researchers and engineers.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Autism and Families | Professional Shelf

We’ve rounded up a host of resources for families affected by autism spectrum disorder.

Toy “Sleepovers” Boost Kids’ Reading Skills, Says New Study

Children’s librarians are leveraging an old favorite, stuffed animals, to impart a love of reading. A new study shows their efforts make a measurable difference.

Survey: Bullying of Marginalized Students On the Rise

A survey of youth by the Human Rights Campaign found bullying more prevalent since the presidential election. Here’s how to help.

On student scrutiny: two strategies

We’re focusing a lot of attention these days of helping students determine credibility. For many of us, this is not a hot new topic. I dug around a bit and dusted off a couple of tools that, I think, stand the test of time.  You are welcome to make copies and retool them for you […]

2017 Scholastic Reading Report Reveals Extent of Book Ownership Divide

The biannual report is a reminder for librarians that parents and kids want good stories, humor, and strong characters. The challenge is improving access.

Cokie Roberts Captivates Kids at the Library of Congress | Pictures of the Week

Celebrating Women’s History Month, political commentator Cokie Roberts enthralled third graders while speaking about her children’s books, women, early American history, research, and writing.

SLJ’s Average Book Prices for 2017

The numbers you put to work every year are here—the list of average book prices for 2016 and 2017 to date.

Teaching News Literacy? Check Your Own Bias, Says Librarian

To stay at the top of your game, keep practicing, stay skeptical, and take a hard look in the mirror, experts advise.

School Library Journal’s Black History Month Pinterest Board

A wide-ranging selection of Black History Month teaching resources, curated by high school librarian and Library Journal Mover & Shaker K.C. Boyd.

SLJ’s News Literacy Pinterest Page

An up-to-date news literacy resource curated by school media and ed tech specialist Jen Thomas.

Teach Students Resilience, Empathy, and More with Social Emotional Learning Strategies

Bolstered by ESSA, social emotional learning is taking off in schools. Here’s how.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

ILA Report: Digital Literacy Is Hot; Access to Books and Content Is Not

The International Literacy Association’s What’s Hot in Literacy report shows that what’s trendy to talk about is not always the same as what’s most important to discuss.

Scholastic’s New Study Looks at Equity in Education

The report looks at barriers to equity in education, educators’ funding priorities, the role of families and communities, and the needs for learning supports and professional development.

Wiegand Researches the History of U.S. Public School Libraries

School librarians will be important primary sources in historian Wayne Wiegand’s project, facilitated by a visiting scholar post at the Library of Congress.

Study on Maker Educators Outlines How Their Needs Can Be Met

A new report examines this burgeoning group, their resources, and how they can better attain their goal of connecting with students and the community.