Google+

February 10, 2016

Subscribe to SLJ

Small Tech, Big Impact: Designing My Maker Space

1602-SmallTech-3-D-printer-pen-TN

How one public librarian researched, budgeted, and created the best maker space for her customers over the course of six months.

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

Up to the Challenge: Neal Shusterman’s Journey to the National Book Award

1601_Shusteramn-Neal-TN

Lyrical, layered, and profoundly moving, Neal Shusterman’s National Book Award winning novel Challenger Deep is the story of Caden Bosch, a teenager who, as he begins spiraling into a psychotic episode, imagines himself on a ship bound for the deepest spot in the ocean.

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

SLJ Summit 2015: Whole-Child Ready

Summit2015-1707-TN

Stellar exemplars of creative programs and inspired leadership, underscoring a broad call for librarians to take action in an evolving learning landscape. That’s a big-picture view of the 2015 School Library Journal (SLJ) Leadership Summit in Seattle, WA.

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

Where are the ELL Books? Educators need more content to serve growing demand

1510-ELL-Survey-rev

Technology may be transforming the way people learn a second language—but not in K–12 schools. Instead, librarians and teachers still prefer to use print books to support their English language learners (ELL), according to a survey by SLJ and Rourke Educational Media.

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

Beyond Walls: Libraries and Incarcerated Youth

1510-BeyondWalls-TN

The prison reform movement is putting a spotlight on educational opportunities for youth in custody, including library services and greater access to technology.

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

Meet Kristina Holzweiss, SLJ’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year

SLJ1509-SLOTY_Kristina-TN1

From her blog, entitled “Bunhead with Duct Tape,” to her maker space program called SLIME, Kristina Holzweiss, of Bay Shore Middle School in Long Island, NY, displays an energetic penchant for tinkering with traditional ideas.

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

School Librarians Want More Tech—and Bandwidth | SLJ 2015 Tech Survey

1508-FT_TechSurv_Wendy-TN

IPads, maker spaces, 3-D printers, and coding skills top the tech wish lists for 1,259 school librarians across the country, according to School Library Journal’s 2015 Technology Survey.

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

Perfect Partners: Libraries and the Nationwide Pre–K Movement

Illustration by Nancy Carpenter

As studies increasingly show that early learning supports later student achievement, financial investment on the national, state, and local level has increased. Libraries are showing that they can be ideal partners in this effort.

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

Tales Out of School: An Interview with 2015 Margaret A. Edwards Award winner Sharon Draper

1506-Draper-TN

The former National Teacher of the Year talks about teaching, writing, and a generation of teen readers that her books have touched.

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

Libraries and English Language Learners

SLJ1504-WorldOpportunity-TN

How well are school and public libraries serving non-native English speakers?

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

The 2015 Youth Media Awards: A Crossover Year for Diversity

SLJ1503-YMA-Crossover-TN

Librarian and critic Nina Lindsay unpacks the 2015 Youth Media Awards. Diversity was the hallmark of this year’s top honors in children’s literature, pushing boundaries of content, form, and style. Is this a harbinger of real change?

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

Fringe Factor: Small Presses and Self-Publishing

SLJ1502_SelfPub_TN

Small presses and self-publishing are turning the book industry on its head, presenting opportunities and challenges for librarians seeking the gems.

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

What’s Trending? Hot Themes in kidlit and what we want to see

SLJ1501_CVstory_Opener-TN

Betsy Bird examines kids’ and YA publishing, from recent trends to seismic shifts, then looks to 2015 and where we’re headed. And there are a few items on her wish list.

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

The Skyping Renaissance

SLJ1411w-FT-Skype-TN-r

For educators using the popular videoconferencing platform, it’s a whole new world.

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

Chicago Hope: High School Librarian K.C. Boyd

SLJ1410-KCBOYD_TN

K.C. Boyd has created a culture of readers at a struggling South Side high school.

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

Meet Michelle Colte, SLJ’s School Librarian of the Year

SLJ1409w_FT_SLOTY-Colte-TN

Michelle Colte, SLJ‘s first School Librarian of the Year, is the librarian at Hale Kula Elementary School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, where 99 percent of the students are from military families.

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

Fan Fiction Takes Flight Among Teens

SLJ1408w_FT-FanFic-TN

Teens write fan fiction to experiment, explore, and interact with fellow writers they admire and respect.

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

Grunt, Quack, Oink | Focus On Animal Books

SLJ1407-FT_FO-pig-TN

From preschool to middle grade, these nonfiction titles explore the animal kingdom and all its wild ways.

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

Too Soon for Technology?: The latest on digital use by preschoolers

SLJ1407w_FT_ScreenTime-CS-TN

The low-down on digital content, what’s appropriate, at what age—and some props for print books.

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

On Top of His Game: SLJ Interviews Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner Markus Zusak

SLJ1406w_FT_Zusak_opener_TN

This month, multiple award-winner Markus Zusak, author of ‘The Book Thief,’ will receive yet another honor: SLJ’s own Margaret A. Edwards Award. The author talks about finding his voice, his responsibility to readers, and his obsession with getting things right.

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