The way to success for this district librarian has been to start small, build a network of library advocates, dream big, and never stop working for transformative change.
Two determined Nebraska librarians came up with a road map to making strategic decisions based on their school district’s data.
In a time when library funding is in short supply, the availability of a $17,200 grant was something of a rare opportunity for the Wauwatosa, WI school district.
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.
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.
In this first article in our series on library leadership, Lilead Fellow Priscille Dando suggests how librarians can connect with principals on instructional challenges.
The public school text “Mexican American Heritage” is being called “the epitome of revisionist history.”
A poem by a librarian at Sandy Hook (CT) Elementary School describes the comfort that books and the library have offered students since the mass shooting at the school in 2012.
School libraries are popping up that are fully, even lavishly, equipped, save for one thing: a certified school librarian. Here, one New Jersey librarian explains why that can never work. Ever.
From Pizza Hut to a local supermarket to a famous ball player, a library-advocacy team in Houston found the perfect partners to create change for students.
Check out these different models for school librarian-led summer learning initiatives, with or without grants and public library partners.
A lot of imagination, a little elbow grease, and the right tools can yield dramatic results like these.
Nora Raleigh Baskin wrote to a local board of education to try to save a friend’s position—and spread awareness about what is lost when a school librarian is laid off.
“Focus on Flint Day” was a testament to the compassion this Indianapolis community has for the youngest victims of the ongoing water crisis in Michigan.
Here’s how the author of “Dinosaur vs. Bedtime” brought the kid lit community together to make life better for one little girl. Maybe Tweets really can change the world.
Since the revelation that water in Flint, MI, is contaminated with toxic levels of lead, public and private institutions, individuals, and civic organizations have been stepping up to help across the country. In addition to the infrastructure changes that now need to be made to the city’s water system, much of the immediate relief effort centers around information: on health hazards, residents’ legal rights, and what the city needs to do going forward. The Flint Public Library (FPL) has positioned itself as a source of reliable information, and the remaining libraries in Flint’s public high schools have been instrumental in helping local teenagers better understand what their city is going through.
One librarian’s role is transformed, and with it, her approach to and appreciation for collaboration.