April 29, 2017

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Problem-solving Techies: Careers & Skills | Series Nonfiction

Prepare kids and teens for the workforce with these series on coding, social media, and more.

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

Apply Today! Careers & Skills | Series Nonfiction

Career options that embrace students of all abilities and talents make up this fall’s series nonfiction.

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

President Obama Announces Intent To Nominate Carla D. Hayden as Librarian of Congress

President Barack Obama announced on February 24 his intent to nominate Carla D. Hayden, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL) in Baltimore and 1995 LJ Librarian of the Year, as Librarian of Congress. In addition to leading EPFL since 1993, Hayden served as president of the American Library Association (ALA) from 2003–04 and has been on the National Library and Museum Services Board, which advises the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), since 2010. Hayden was also a member of the 2010 steering committee that guided the formation of the Digital Public Library of American (DPLA).

Meaningful Pursuits: Careers & Skills | Series Nonfiction

Test pilot, video game designer, and humanitarian aid worker: the careers explored here go beyond the tried-and-true options, offering readers some dynamic new possibilities for future professions.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Pictures of the Week: New Teacher Librarian Training at P.S. 192

SLJ was on hand for a day of professional development for a group of new teacher librarians, some decked out in green, at P.S. 192 in New York City on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day.

Digital Terms You Should Know | Pivot Points

Want a spot at the administrators’ table? Then be sure to understand these terms related to digital content, curriculum, and management.

This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

How to ‘Speak Administrator’ | Pivot Points

District administrators want new collaborations between school districts, businesses, and higher education. Librarians can help by gaining a better understanding of local and global educational priorities and facilitating external relationships.

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

Jobs, STEAM-Style: Careers & Skills | Series Made Simple Fall 2014

Nonfiction titles provide kids with a real peek into the professional world of adults. This season’s offerings are STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math)-focused and will inspire kids to think seriously about skills and careers, from titles on learning how to program to those on engineering and biotechnology

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

Superintendent of the Year Mark Edwards’s Top Leadership Book Picks | SLJ Summit 2014

Keynoter Mark Edwards provided a booklist of titles that influenced his leadership—and could influence yours—at the SLJ Leadership Summit in St. Paul, MN, on October 25–26.

Think Like a Futurist | Project Advocacy

Carolyn Foote

When we envision a future for our libraries, we shape the present, writes Project Advocacy columnist Carolyn Foote.

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

Honoring Librarian Henrietta Smith, Long-Term Diversity Advocate

Henrietta Mays Smith, 92, an inaugural member of the Coretta Scott King Awards Task Force, will be the first librarian to receive a Carle Mentor Honor on September 18.

The Right Stuff: SLJ’s School Librarian of the Year Award Sets a New Standard | Editorial

Michelle Colte ©Photograph by Dana Edmunds

It is with great excitement that we present Michelle Colte, the first SLJ School Librarian of the Year.

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

A Wealth of Leaders: The School Librarian of the Year Candidates | Pivot Points

The superb School Librarian of the Year candidates are guides for our profession.

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

The Life of Book Editor and Author Charlotte Zolotow Celebrated

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The life of book editor, poet, and award-winning author, a force in children’s literature, Charlotte Zolotow, was celebrated during a memorial in New York City.

Explore Your World: Social Sciences | Series Made Simple

While these social science series tackle a multitude of topics—environmentalism, bullying, healthy habits, economics—they are all threaded with empowering themes: learning about personal responsibility, helping others, and becoming productive members of society.

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

2014 Library Salary Survey Now Open

2014 Library Salary Survey

Library Journal editors are excited to be undertaking a broad national survey to gather current data on library-related salaries. If you are a librarian or paralibrarian in any type of library working in the U.S., LJ requests your assistance in gathering compensation trends.

Chicago Schools Seek Library Tech Coordinator

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has just posted an opening for a library technology coordinator, according to Lisa E. Perez, library manager for CPS’s Department of Literacy. It’s encouraging to see the opening given that Chicago, like many US cities, has recently faced budget cuts.

A Partnership for Success: The Jacksonville Public Library and University of North Florida Summer Tutoring Program

UNF student Tiara Hughes

In an August issue of SLJTeen, we covered a program run by University at Buffalo’s Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction that matched graduate students with 180 elementary school students to advance their reading and writing schools over the summer. We asked readers to tell us about other programs like it, and the Southeast Regional Library (FL) stepped up with their collaboration with University of North Florida’s education undergrads.

IRA Calls for Arbuthnot and Jerry Johns Award Nominations

Do you know of an an outstanding educator whom you’d like to send to the head of the class? The International Reading Association (IRA) is now accepting applications for both its Arbuthnot and Jerry Johns Award.

Innovation in Teen Services Deserves the Movers & Shakers Spotlight

Movers and Shakers

Do you know an innovative teen/youth services library professional making a real difference? Then Library Journal needs to hear from you to help identify emerging leaders in the library world.