February 24, 2017

Subscribe to SLJ

Lilead Fellows, EveryLibrary Share Out ESSA Strategies | ALA Midwinter 2017

EH150811_Lilead

Final state plans are due by April 4. Here’s the advice that came out of the Lilead Fellows community meeting at Midwinter.

Shannon McClintock Miller Named Spokesperson for Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect

admin-ajax

A Library Journal Mover & Shaker looks to further empower librarians.

A Robot “Teaches” Social Emotional Learning to Kids With Autism

Robots_SEL

Milo the robot help kids on the autism spectrum learn skills including self-management and social awareness.

Follett and Dremel Join Forces to Bring 3-D Printers to Schools

Dremel Boy

Follett School Solutions has partnered with Dremel to offer its printers to K–12 school districts, in order to both support librarians and promote technology integration in the classroom.

STEAM Project Recipes: Insta-Robots and Sewing Art

Burleson_solo_robot_2

Step-by-step illustrated instructions for sewing and robot-building activities from SLJ’s 2016 School Librarian of the Year.

How “El Deafo” Empowers Kids Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Bell_Sarah_small

Cece Bell’s 2015 Newbery Honor book, a graphic memoir, is changing lives, educators say.

How Can Youth Services Staff Meet Early Learning Needs in 2017? | First Steps

1701-FirstSteps-TN

Look at the library through an outsider’s eyes to see why some families still don’t use the library. Then make a plan to get those families involved, and pitch it to your supervisor.

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

Eight Librarians Flip Their Skills To Serve a New Calling

Katie Williams

These powerhouse librarians leveraged their experience to shift careers midstream, after decades on the job, or post-“retirement.” They’re still giving to the profession.

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

“March: Book Three” Makes History at the YMAs | ALA Midwinter 2017

ALA_TN_MarchHistory

John Lewis’s “March: Book Three” took four Youth Media Awards, including the Printz, while Javaka Steptoe’s “Radiant Child” won the Caldecott, and Kelly Barnhill’s “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” took the Newbery.

Librarians at the Women’s March | ALA Midwinter 2017

ALA_TN_WomensMarch

Across the country, librarians participated in the January 21, 2017 Women’s March, which coincided with the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Winners of the 2017 Youth Media Awards | ALA Midwinter 2017

ALA_TN_YMAWinners

A full list of the 2017 ALA Youth Media Awards winners and honorees.

Junior Library Guild to Sponsor Multicultural Children’s Book Day

junior-library-guild-squarelogo-1425628261021

JLG is the honorary sponsor of the MCBD 2017 campaign, which is dedicated to raising awareness about diverse books.

ILA Report: Digital Literacy Is Hot; Access to Books and Content Is Not

TN

The International Literacy Association’s What’s Hot in Literacy report shows that what’s trendy to talk about is not always the same as what’s most important to discuss.

A Historic Meeting | Picture of the Week

TN

Caren Stelson, the author of “Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story,” went to Japan to meet her hero.

Citing “Bathroom Bill,” Riordan Passes on Texas Honor

TN

The “Percy Jackson” creator and San Antonio native takes a stand against discrimination.

The Problem with Student Privacy, and How To Protect It

1701-Privacy-student-backpack-TN

Strategies for safeguarding student data in schools and libraries, and student privacy in general, in the information age.

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

Google Launches Toontastic 3D, an App for Telling Animated Stories

Toontastic Story arc 600

Unlike other tools that focus on the technical aspects of filmmaking, Toontastic 3D emphasizes storytelling, according to Google, which released the free app for Android and iOS devices today.

Explore Primary Sources in Free Program Series

1701-TK-Primary-Sources-TN

The Presidential Primary Source Project presents free, live-streamed programs for middle and high school students. Covering “Culture, Society, and Presidential Decision-Making,” the presentations run through March 2017.

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

Caroline Cooney Begins 2017 as a Picture Book Author | Interview

tn

The renowned YA author branches out—to the delight of her grandchildren.

Snapchatting “The Odyssey”: An Epic Success

tn

A librarian-teacher team figure out how to get a group of reluctant learners excited about a required project on Homer’s epic poem: Snapchat.