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.
Despite, or because of, discouraging statistics, an educator commits herself to improving student performance in a struggling urban neighborhood.
The Literati High School Partnership aims to support research at the middle and high school level and ease students’ transition to college-level learning.
A small army of “maker activists,” led by a library media specialist, is improving the lives of the needy one project at a time.
Perhaps you feel unworthy or unready to be a leader. But you can do it. You must: people are counting on you.
For librarians promoting information literacy and the evaluation of resources, museums—however unconventional—are fertile grounds for incorporating primary sources in lessons and activities.
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.
Can you find the missing scientist? Travel back in time to ancient Egypt? Escape room games use problem-solving skills to boost curriculum—and they’re fun. Play one here.
When Lilead Fellow and former district library services supervisor Leslie Yoder faced staff cuts and low morale, she kept fighting. Here’s how.
The Lilead Project, established in 2012 to support and build community among U. S. school library supervisors, has received an IMLS grant to continue its Lilead Fellows program and to create the Lilead Leaders initiative for advocacy and activism.
The latest layoffs follow a trend that has plagued CPS, and the state of Illinois, where school librarian positions continue to drop.
Winner Todd Burleson, and finalists Anita Cellucci and Laura Gardner, all display outstanding achievement and innovative use of technology.
“Please keep robots out of the sawdust” is the kind of phrase heard around the library at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, IL, where Todd Burleson can be found leading engineering challenges, inspiring student reporters, and constantly inventing.
Thanks to Anita Cellucci, the Westborough (MA) High School library is a hub where teens come to read and relax, learn about mental wellness, hold poetry slams, and dream big.
Laura Gardner brings out the best in students at Dartmouth (MA) Middle School with outstanding volunteer, tech, and reading programs.
This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
First Katrina. Then Rita. Now, record rainfall has put Louisiana under water again. SLJ spoke with school librarians in the region, where the start of the school year has been suspended in many areas.
This time of the year means school is back in session, or nearly back in session, for many of us. It’s a good time for a reminder of how to support and respect LGBTQIA+ teens in classrooms and libraries, as well as be reminded of a few great resources. Obviously all of this goes for all […]
As the start of school approaches, educators around the country are grappling with the best way to support students who have questions about the shootings in the news.