November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Teen Maker Space Outreach: Behind the Scenes With Karen Jensen

Highlights of a Teen Librarian Toolbox series with practical tips on how to make text-transfer speech bubbles, a photo booth, custom postcards, and more.

Caregiving Youth: Resources and a YA Booklist

In 1.3 million U.S. households, caregiving children support family members due to illness, disability, substance abuse, or other factors. These books and resources can help them.

Small Tech, Big Impact: Designing My Maker Space

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.

“TLT” Blog Seeks Contributors for YA Lit and Mental Health Project

A discussion of mental health and YA, #MHYALit, has launched on the Teen Librarian Toolbox blog. Contributors are wanted to pen guest posts and share resources.

Popular Blog ‘Teen Librarian Toolbox’ Joins SLJ

School Library Journal has a new blog: “Teen Librarian Toolbox” (TLT). A professional development hub for teen librarians created by Karen Jensen, TLT has been a popular resource, featuring book reviews, coverage of exemplary teen programming, technology, and social and developmental issues related to teenagers.

How Librarians Can Help Fight the Culture of Slut-Shaming

YA authors are tackling “the s-word” head-on. As professionals serving young people, librarians can talk to teens about why slut-shaming can’t be tolerated—and provide supportive programming.

Stephen Krashen on ‘Bribes’ for Read-Alouds and Librarians on Speed Dating for Books | SLJ Feedback

Readers sound off and respond to SLJ’s editorial coverage.

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

Launching a Dialogue About Sexual Violence in YA Lit—and in Real Life

Librarian and “Teen Librarian Toolbox” website creator Karen Jensen is empowering librarians to talk about sexual violence (SV) in books, and more significantly, to help teens who’ve experienced SV themselves.