September 20, 2017

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The Spirit of Long Island Innovation Celebrated at SLIME

The 2017 Students of Long Island Maker Expo was, yet again, a big success. Panels and workshops were led by our current and former School Librarians of the Year, as well as our 2016 finalists.

It’s the Final Stretch for SLJ’s 2017 School Librarian of the Year Award

With the submission deadline for the coveted honor coming up fast on Saturday, May 20, excitement at finding out “Who will it be this year?” is building.

Educators Share Maker, STEM, and Digital Literacy Tools

Educators presented a bevy of digital tools for classroom learning during the ISTE/SLJ “60 Tools in 60 Minutes” webinar.

It’s Genius Hour!

Understanding genius hour and making it rock at your school.

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

Will You Be Our Next Celebrity School Librarian?

Are you one of those people who laments “I never win anything?” If you’re a superstar school librarian (and you are, of course) then your luck may be about to change.

2016 School Librarian of the Year Award Open for Entries

If you’re confident that you’ve gone above and beyond finding innovative ways to equip students with 21st-century literacies—or know a colleague who has—check out all the details on SLJ’s 2016 School Librarian of the Year Award.

“We Get Long Island School Librarians Hooked on Making!”

This dynamic duo spearheaded a Day of Making, winning over local colleagues who were on the fence about trying to bring makerspaces to their schools.

SLJ: The Year in Covers, 2015

From a crossover year in children’s literature and the national push for PreK, to maker madness and serving incarcerated youth, School Library Journal covered the field in 2015.

SLJ and Scholastic Announce 2015 School Librarian of the Year Award Winners

Today, School Library Journal and Scholastic recognize Kristina Holzweiss, Lakisha Brinson, and Sally Smollar, three school librarians who display outstanding achievement and innovative use of technology.

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

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.