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October 23, 2014

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SLJ Debuts ‘Fuse #8 TV’

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Betsy Bird has a TV show. Spinning off Bird’s blog “A Fuse #8 Production” on School Library Journal, “Fuse 8 TV” is a monthly webcast hosted by Bird—and the first episode is now available.

I Tried, I ‘Liked,’ I Shared: How Travis Jonker handles social media

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If there’s one thing you can say about all school librarians: we’re cat people. The other is: we like trying things. And when it comes to social media, I’ve tried it all.

This article was published in School Library Journal's October 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Welcome to the Mothership: Travis Jonker’s Take on Amazon/Goodreads

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When word came out that Amazon was pulling social network Goodreads into its acquisitional tractor beam, reaction seemed to fall into one of two categories… Travis Jonker, a librarian who blogs at 100 Scope Notes, falls somewhere in between.

The Niblings Arrive: A Children’s Literature Supergroup for All Your Children’s Literary Needs

Think of it like Voltron.  Or, better yet, don’t. If you are a clever daily blog reader and you have already seen the posts at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Nine Kinds of Pie, and 100 Scope Notes then what I’m about to tell you will come as no surprise.  To wit: The Niblings is [...]

Get to Know Goodreads: Share this primer to the social reading site and help teachers and kids connect with great books

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That’s the first thing you do when you finish reading a book? Pass it along to a friend? Return it to the library? Place it on the unruly pile of titles that you charitably call your “office”? Scores of dedicated readers log on to Goodreads and share their opinions with the world. Imagine Facebook and your [...]

On the SLJ Blogs | The Caldecott Medal Infographic

On the SLJ Blogs | The Caldecott Medal Infographic

“You’ve seen infographics, right? Those visual representations of information that seem to be popping up everywhere on the Internet?,” writes Travis Jonker. Here’s his effort using easelly.

New on SLJ: 100 Scope Notes

Travis Jonker penned SLJ's September 2012 cover story

SLJ.com sports a new feature: 100 Scope Notes. The popular blog by Travis Jonker on all things kid lit debuted today as part of SLJ’s blog network.

Is Amazon Whispercast Enough?: Doubts Remain on Kindle’s Adoption by Schools

Is Amazon Whispercast Enough?: Doubts Remain on Kindle’s Adoption by Schools

Amazon’s newest service, Whispercast, attempts to make Kindles more tempting to librarians by letting them control multiple Kindles from a single access account. However, many librarians have doubts, and there are remaining unanswered questions.

Evolution of an SLJ Cover

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The inspiration for SLJ’s September cover may be obvious, but it was a bit of a process—an adventure, if you will—to arrive at the finished product.

After considering the lineup of feature articles, as we do each month for the print edition, the editors selected the cover story: a first-person account of a school ereader program by Travis Jonker.

An elementary school librarian, Jonker has been documenting his foray into bringing digital readers to his students in a series of posts on [...]