November 18, 2017

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World Book Night and Social Media Strategies for School Librarians

Both school and public libraries in Virginia’s Loudoun County turned to social media to jointly promote World Book Night on April 23, and Loudoun County middle school librarian Lauren McBride reports on how school librarians can use similar social media strategies for their own marketing and relationship-building.

How a VA Middle School Librarian and Her Book Club Raised Funds to Provide 15,000 Meals for Students in South Sudan

Virginia Middle School Librarian Lauren McBride shares her story with SLJ of how her book club read Linda Sue Park’s A Long Walk to Water (Houghton Mifflin, 2010)—a book about the civil war in South Sudan and its thousands of children orphans and refugees—and how the story prompted her students into action, exercising their computer literacy skills in a fundraising campaign for students of South Sudan.