November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Austin Power! A Snapshot of School Librarian Leaders | SLJ Summit 2013

Librarians from around the country made their way to Austin, Texas, on September 28–29 for SLJ’s annual Leadership Summit. On stage and off, the conference convened key players and collaborators who are shaping a vision for the future of libraries. Here’s a snapshot and slideshow of the leadership event.

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The Science of Interest: Cognitive Research To Engage Students and Foster Real Learning

“Librarians are ideally positioned to become cultivators of students’ interests,” according to Annie Murphy Paul. A journalist and author, Murphy Paul sheds light on the latest cognitive research on this critical component to reading and learning in SLJ’s November 2013 cover story.

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Leverage ‘Information Gaps’ to Spark Student Curiosity | The Science of Interest

Interest is the engine of intellectual achievement—it’s what drives us to keep learning, keep trying. But how does one generate it in oneself or others? Expanding on her keynote message at the SLJ summit, author Annie Murphy Paul offers three practical ways to use information gaps to stimulate curiosity.

In Praise of Print Books | SLJ Summit 2013

The very limitations of the book are its strengths, according to journalist and author Annie Murphy Paul, speaking at School Library Journal’s 2013 Leadership Summit in Austin, TX.

Transformation Through Effective Collaboration | SLJ Summit 2013

School librarian leaders from across the country made their way to the Austin, TX, aka the “Live Music Capital of the World,” on September 28–29 to attend SLJ’s annual Leadership Summit, where they discussed the future of libraries and how partnership is a necessary ingredient for stakeholder success. Throughout the weekend, participants—speakers, sponsors, panelists, and attendees—honed their conversations around the transformative power of collaboration.

Fight the Summer Slide—with a Library Card | Annie Murphy Paul

How to counter the “summer slide”? Simple, kids during the out-of-school months should read more books, according to journalist and author Annie Murphy Paul. And libraries play a critical role