February 21, 2017

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An Inside Look at Librarians, Schools, and the Political Climate

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Librarians around the country share how their workday has changed post-election.

Ric Hasenyager Departs NYC School Libraries for Rosen Publishing

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The head of library services at the New York City Department of Education will become associate director of curriculum solutions at Rosen Publishing.

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

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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.

STEAM Project Recipes: Insta-Robots and Sewing Art

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Step-by-step illustrated instructions for sewing and robot-building activities from SLJ’s 2016 School Librarian of the Year.

Eight Librarians Flip Their Skills To Serve a New Calling

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These powerhouse librarians leveraged their experience to shift careers midstream, after decades on the job, or post-“retirement.” They’re still giving to the profession.

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

The Problem with Student Privacy, and How To Protect It

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Strategies for safeguarding student data in schools and libraries, and student privacy in general, in the information age.

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

Snapchatting “The Odyssey”: An Epic Success

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A librarian-teacher team figure out how to get a group of reluctant learners excited about a required project on Homer’s epic poem: Snapchat.

Schools in Gatlinburg, TN, Begin Long Recovery from Wildfires

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“Mountain tough” students and their families are determined to rebuild after natural disaster strikes.

New York City’s LGBTQ Writers in Schools Program a Growing Success

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The groundbreaking initiative is bringing authors into schools to talk openly with students about their work.

High School Library Coloring Center De-Stresses Students

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Coloring is the new meditation, as one group of high school students (and staff) in California discovered.

Parent Objects to Depiction of Islam in Textbook

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A middle school parent in Tennessee has asked that ‘My World History’ be removed from the seventh grade curriculum.

These Superintendents Are Sold on Libraries | Editorial

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Four influential superintendents see libraries as catalysts for school success—and librarians as change agents in a disrupted learning landscape.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

A Homecoming and a Rallying Cry for NYC School Librarians

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A driving rain couldn’t keep librarians from Citi Field for the New York City School Library System 27th Annual Fall Conference.

K.C. Boyd: A Leader for Readers

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A librarian brings lessons from a Chicago high school to a new library leadership post at the East St. Louis (IL) School District.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

The Bridge to Brilliance | Professional Shelf

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Despite, or because of, discouraging statistics, an educator commits herself to improving student performance in a struggling urban neighborhood.

Credo, AR State University Partner to Boost College Readiness

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The Literati High School Partnership aims to support research at the middle and high school level and ease students’ transition to college-level learning.

Struck by Tragedy, a NY High School Heals Through “Compassionate Making”

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A small army of “maker activists,” led by a library media specialist, is improving the lives of the needy one project at a time.

The Superhero Librarian Within | Take the Lead

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Perhaps you feel unworthy or unready to be a leader. But you can do it. You must: people are counting on you.

At the Intersection of Libraries and Museums

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For librarians promoting information literacy and the evaluation of resources, museums—however unconventional—are fertile grounds for incorporating primary sources in lessons and activities.

All Schools Need Book Challenge Policies

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Jamie LaRue, director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, responds to SLJ‘s survey and points to resources that help librarians create policies and field challenges.