Stellar exemplars of creative programs and inspired leadership, underscoring a broad call for librarians to take action in an evolving learning landscape. That’s a big-picture view of the 2015 School Library Journal (SLJ) Leadership Summit in Seattle, WA.
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I’ve been to nearly all of them, but for me, this year’s 11th Annual SLJ Leadership Summit may have been the best ever. The speakers were inspiring. The crowd buzzed with energy. The panels were engaging and interactive. The mix of practitioners included a wide range of ages. A youth presence was obvious! When SLJ […]
CEO of Caravan Studios Marnie Webb unpacked design thinking in her SLJ Summit keynote, providing a model for developing projects, from idea to prototype, through deep, empathetic listening.
How can teacher librarians reimagine their positions to meet strategic student learning needs? That question was the main focus of the SLJ Leadership Summit panel “Become Essential.”
A teen technology “Mover & Shaker” and Sabrina Urquhart of the Bezos Foundation were among the Fast Learning presenters at SLJ’s 2015 Leadership Summit. Attendee Andy Plemmons covered the rapid fire session.
Keynoter Mark Edwards provided a booklist of titles that influenced his leadership—and could influence yours—at the SLJ Leadership Summit in St. Paul, MN, on October 25–26.
Last weekend, librarians flocked to St. Paul, MN, to attend the SLJ Leadership Summit (October 25–26), and while at a Minnesota Wild hockey game, they got a special shout out from ABDO Publishing.
Inspirational and groundbreaking school librarians from all over the United States descended upon St. Paul, MN, on October 25─26 for SLJ’s 10th annual Leadership Summit. Here are some scenes and highlights from the event.
Back in 2010 I posted about Shonda Brisco’s library crisis map, A Nation without School Librarians. Back in April, SLJ‘s Rebecca Miller shared her optimism about crisis reversal. In her editorial, Now Hiring: Recent Wins on School Library Positions Spark Optimism, Rebecca notes a trend toward reestablishing school library positions in such places as St. […]
At the #sljsummit this morning, our friends at Capstone debuted their fabulous advocacy video School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian. The five-minute film, featuring the voices of administrators and peeks inside of buzzing state-of-the-art programs, is a rich explanation of the librarian’s evolving role, what school libraries do, and what they […]
At the School Library Journal Summit held October 26-27, authors Deborah Hopkinson, Barbara Kerley, Steve Sheinkin, and Sally M. Walker came together to share their views on their work and how they can address Common Core principles as they conduct research for their books.
Chris Lehmann, the founding principal of Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy, isn’t surprised most teens think, “school stinks.” This innovative educator is out to change their opinion.
SLJ Summit 2012: Full-Time School Librarians Boost Student Test Scores in Reading, Writing, Says PA Report
Access to a full-time school librarian increases test scores, closes the achievement gap, and improves writing skills, according to a new study of Pennsylvania public schools announced at the start of SLJ’s Leadership Summit.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have become the topic du jour in educational circles, and librarians are key participants in the conversation. School Library Journal’s Leadership Summit, “Advocacy and E-volution: Creating Stronger Schools Through Stronger Libraries,” taking place in Philadelphia October 26-27, will focus on how librarians and school media specialists can propel the dialogue and help teachers and administrators deliver on the full potential of the Common Core.