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February 7, 2016

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Houston School District to Vote on Putting a Librarian in Every School

The HISD vote on the fate of the district’s librarians is expected this week.

Book Review: The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

When I’m reviewing books for professional publications, I stay quiet about them on social media. I’m always really excited once a review comes out to be able to talk about the book, finally! Here’s one of my most recent reviews, which originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of School Library Journal. FEDERLE, Tim. The Great American Whatever. 288p. […]

SLJ: The Year in Covers, 2015

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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.

Behind the Scenes with SLJ’s “Best” Cover

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To accompany its annual Best Books, School Library Journal commissions luminaries in the field of children’s book illustration to create our December cover. Go behind the scenes of this year’s selection and peruse the gallery of Best Book covers since 1998.

David Greenough Named General Manager/Group Publisher for Library Journal, School Library Journal, and the Horn Book

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Here’s the full text of a news release we just received from Media Source. Today Media Source, Inc. announced the appointment of David Greenough as General Manager/Group Publisher for Library Journal, School Library Journal, and the Horn Book. Greenough brings experience from an over 32-year career, during which he has proven to be a dynamic […]

Penguin Random House Announces New Ebook Terms of Sale for Libraries

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Penguin Random House today announced a new terms of sale policy for ebook licenses sold to public, school, and other libraries. Effective January 1, 2016, all Penguin and Random House adult and children’s frontlist and backlist ebook titles will be available under the one-ebook, one-user, no loan cap perpetual licensing model that has long been employed by Random House.

More Lists!

Later today Joy will be posting about the pretty amazing A Song for Ella Gray, David Almond’s third (third! Does the man not sleep?) book out this year. In the meantime, I wanted to say a few words about the awesome SLJ Best Books list. Sometimes I forget to highlight it, because you’re here, and […]

An Emoji is the 2015 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year

For the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph, officially called the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji.

A Well Connected Lineup at The Digital Shift

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School Library Journal and Library Journal presented The Digital Shift on October 14, our sixth annual virtual conference examining the challenges and opportunities that the digital landscape presents for libraries and their communities. Archived content will be available.

Nader Qaimari on Ebook Integration, User Experience, and other aspects of the Digital Shift

Library Journal spoke to Nader Qaimari, Senior Vice President of Content Solutions and Services, Follett, about libraries’ evolving role in using the latest technology to connect patrons to the information, tools, services, that they need—and to one another.

Review from This Month’s School Library Journal: Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown

When I’m reviewing books for professional publications, I stay quiet about them on social media. I’m always really excited once a review comes out to be able to talk about the book, finally! Here’s one of my most recent reviews, which originally appeared in the August 2015 issue of School Library Journal.   BROWN, Don. Drowned City: Hurricane […]

Review From This Month’s School Library Journal: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

When I’m reviewing books for professional publications, I stay quiet about them on social media. I’m always really excited once a review comes out to be able to talk about the book, finally! Here’s one of my most recent reviews, which originally appeared in the August 2015 issue of School Library Journal.   Gaiman, Neil. The Sleeper and […]

Librarians Tap Diverse Titles for 3M “Partner for Pride” Reading List

Attendees passing by the 3M booth at the June American Library Association (ALA) Conference in San Francisco were invited to contribute the names of books supporting diversity, which formed a heart-shaped display of rainbow-hued Post-it notes. Here are those titles.

Ian Singer, VP and Group Publisher of SLJ, LJ, Horn Book Departs Media Source

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Media Source, Inc., has announced that Ian Singer is leaving his position as Vice President & Group Publisher, Library Journals, LLC & The Horn Book, Inc., as of August 28.

Harris Poll Shows Growing Support for Book Banning, Ratings

A recent Harris poll on attitudes about book banning and school libraries revealed that out of the 2,244 U.S. adults surveyed in March 2015, the percentage who felt that certain books should be banned increased by more than half since the last similar study conducted in 2011.

Random House Children’s Books Hires Jennifer Brown as Vice President, Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Here’s today’s announcement from Random House Children’s Books, the World’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher: Jennifer M. Brown, a 25-year veteran of the children’s book industry, will join Random House Children’s Books as Vice President, Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, effective August 24, it was announced today by Barbara Marcus, President […]

OITP Hacks the Culture of Learning in the Library | ALA Annual 2015

While the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is largely concerned with policy on the legislative level, an OITP-sponsored program at ALA’s 2015 annual conference, Hacking the Culture of Learning in the Library, focused on what libraries themselves need to know to function as outside-the-school-walls learning zones.

Keep ’em Coming Back for S’mores | Programs That Pop

Every teen librarian knows programs that offer snacks are usually a hit and can even entice teens reluctant to join in the fun. With that in mind, we offer many teen programs that include snacks, from Chocolate Fest to Pizza Gardening. When the Student Ambassadors proposed making a solar-powered s’mores oven for an Earth Day activity, we knew it would be a hit.

ALA Releases National Policy Agenda for Libraries

ALA’s Policy Agenda for Libraries was released today as the 2015 ALA Annual Conference gets underway in San Francisco.

Rosen Publishing Buys Jackdaw Publications

Rosen Publishing has signed a deal to acquire Jackdaw Publications, a producer of primary source facsimile materials.