December 12, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

In Speeches, Melissa Sweet and Judy Cheatham Rally the Power of Nonfiction

Award-winning author/illustrator Melissa Sweet discussed her researching process, and literacy powerhouse Judy Cheatham described large-scale literacy interventions in schools during the standing-room-only ALSC Charlemae Rollins President’s Program at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference.

Laughter, Tears, and Gratitude at ALA Youth Media Awards Ceremonies | ALA 2014

At the Printz Award Ceremony and the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet, the authors’ acceptance speeches ranged from moving to side-splitting, and the enthralled audience was dressed to the nines.

Top Stories of the Week

The loss of a giant in the field, Walter Dean Myers, is juxtaposed against the ongoing tension around print/digital and our popular feature on music’s role in early learning in our top 10 stories of the past week.

Free Online Curriculum: ABCMouse.com for Libraries Launches at ALA | ALA 2014

On June 26 at ALA, Age of Learning launched ABCmouse.com for Libraries, a fully featured, free-for-libraries version of ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, its award-winning online curriculum used by millions of children as part of their series of Education for Access Initiatives.

ALSC President’s Program: Partnerships that Positively Impact Children, Families, and Communities | ALA 2014

At the ALA conference on June 30, over 200 youth librarians spent an hour and a half listening to three dynamic presentations during ALSC President’s Program, “The Ripple Effect: Library Partnerships that Positively Impact Children, Families, Communities and Beyond.”

Junior Library Guild To Roll Out New EBook Service For Libraries| ALA 2014

On June 26 at the American Library Association conference in Las Vegas, Junior Library Guild will release a new ebook product, JLG ebooks, for libraries across the country.

The Best of ALA and ISTE 2014

SLJ’s session picks for these two key professional development gatherings.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.