November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

My Principal Is ‘All Over the AR Points.’ Readers Respond to Leveling.

Our feature story on reading levels, “Thinking Outside the Bin,” quickly proved to be among our most popular stories so far this year. As expected, there was plenty of feedback from readers

Self-Censorship, More | Feedback

Many readers responded to our coverage of Banned Books Week. No self-censorship here!

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

Readers Sound Off on “Teaching Black Lives Matter” and “Ditch Holiday Programming”| Feedback

Readers respond to an article about free lunch programs in libraries, “Teaching Black Lives Matter,” “Ditch Holiday Programming,” and more.

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

Victory for NYC School Librarians and an Empty Pocketbook for One Librarian| Feedback November 2014

This month, one school librarian touts the victory for New York City school librarians and another grouses about out-of-pocket spending.

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

Opposing Viewpoints on YA Author’s Portrayal of Judaism | SLJ Feedback

Laurice Elehwany Molinari responds to a SLJ’s March review of her book The Ether: Vero Rising, in which reviewer Rhona Campbell writes of a Jewish character whom, she says, seems to embody evangelical beliefs.

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

Two Librarians Weigh In On ‘The F-It List’ | SLJ Feedback

In SLJ’s June Feedback section, two librarians, who don’t see eye-to-eye, weigh in on Julie Halpern’s The F-It List.

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

Kaizena: improving voice feedback for student writing

Back in May I was excited to discover Voice Comments–a great tool for personally adding voice feedback to student writing or collaborative work. Recently, the app relaunched with a new interface and a bunch of impressive new features, as Kaizena.  (In Japan, Kaizen refers to a philosophy of continuous improvement.) If Google Docs is a way of life at […]

Spread the Word: Administrators and Principals Must Advocate for School Libraries | Feedback

Check out School Library Journal’s reader responses to Keith Curry Lance and Debra E. Kachel’s “Librarian Required” article, tweets from SLJ’s first Public Library Think Tank, and highlights from the #lovemylibraryjob social media campaign.