Hi, I’m Erin. I’m a teen librarian, a wife, a daughter, a best friend, a mom, and an anxiety warrior. Notice how I put that at the very end. There was a reason for that. The anxiety is the “least of my worries” for lack of a better phrase (insert uncomfortable laughter here). What I’m […]
A couple of years back, I posted a little round-up of Orientation inspiration, gathering ideas from a few friends in the field. This year I find myself collecting creative ideas for my School Library Management class from blogs and tweets coming across my network in the form of an Orientation And Getting Ready For Action […]
I arrived from ALA a bit too late to catch the excitement at the ISTE Librarians Playground yesterday, so I asked current and incoming ISTELib Network presidents Sherry Gick and Jonathan Werner to help describe the vibrant scene I caught at the tail end. As it has been for the last several years, one of […]
It’s just the beginning of School Library Month. Tweet it out! If you happen to be struggling for a few new ways to celebrate, don’t worry. AASL has been doing some seriously creative thinking about how we might use the month of April to celebrate the 2016 theme: the essential role that strong school library […]
This past week I was honored to host a very special Colloquium at Rutgers School of Information and Communication. Tough Times–Troubled Choices gathered together: Scott Bonner, Library Director of the Ferguson, Missouri Public Library and Carla Hayden, Chief Executive Officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as Rutgers’ own Nancy […]
Outside of our own little world, the letters TL do not obviously identify us. In her opening remarks at the Library Managers’ Congress of the big eduTECH Conference this past week, chair Karen Bonanno not only pointed to this confusion. She shed light on it. While my notes are a little sketchy, here are Karen’s […]
Librarians armed with stats and professionalism urged lawmakers to raise public library funding and support for school librarians on the New York Library Association’s Library Advocacy Day.
This month features the arrival of the DVD and audio versions of Jon Agee’s satirical Nothing, Alison McGhee’s wintry Making a Friend, and Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton’s The Very Fairy Princess, who lets her sparkle out in both formats. Christopher Myers’s H.O.R.S.E. and Ann M. Martin’s Reign are among the starred audiobook reviews.
After the heavy plot lifting in the first film based on Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” trilogy (HarperCollins) viewers are in for a smoother ride in the adaptation of her second installment, Insurgent. It speeds past intricate intrigues and sketchy characterizations, moving like a sleek roller coaster ride, free from clunky exposition.
SLJ was on hand for a day of professional development for a group of new teacher librarians, some decked out in green, at P.S. 192 in New York City on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day.
STEM events—from school programs to citywide activities—are happening all over. With a few tips from the city of Buffalo (NY), you might want to start planning your own festival.
Getting a new school library off the ground takes ingenuity—and elbow grease. Read how these determined librarians did it. Plus: grant opportunities and key questions for volunteers.
A school librarian assembles a “must-have” library design wish list with crowdsourced recommendations.
Who are the brilliant and passionate librarians who review for SLJ? We take a peek behind the books to meet March’s reviewer of the month, Maryann Owen.
An educator recommends titles for teen patrons of diverse faiths, along with tips and a working booklist. Check out these suggestions, and add your own.
Findaway has recently launched the first-ever secure, preloaded learning tablet designed for children in a circulation environment, according to Playaway spokesperson Brittany Gonzalez, and the Chicago Public Library and Nashville Public Library are amongst its early adopters.