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Who Needs the MLS?  In a Fast-Changing Field, Librarians Consider the Investment.

Who Needs the MLS?  In a Fast-Changing Field, Librarians Consider the Investment.

How valuable is a master’s degree in library science? Opinions from the field have fluctuated, along with the fortunes of the profession. 

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SLJ Reviews of the Finalists for the 2018 National Book Awards

Shelley Diaz, Oct 10, 2018
The shortlist for the 2018 National Book Awards for Young People's Literature has been announced! Here are our reviews.

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Sneak Peek at New Diary of a Wimpy Kid, "The Meltdown"

SLJ Staff, Oct 04, 2018
Read a chapter from Jeff Kinney's latest in this exclusive look at Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown.

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How To Speak Administrator

Tips on language and presentation to get administrators to listen (and act) when advocating for the library.

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If You Enjoyed These YA Adaptations, Read These Books

Kelly Jensen, Oct 10, 2018
What should teens read after they’ve enjoyed the adaptations of The Hate U Give, To All the Boys, and more?

NEWS & FEATURES
Keith Curry Lance, Mar 16, 2018
The profession is evolving, and there are fewer of us. What has been happening? Here’s what the numbers say.
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Debra Kachel, Mar 16, 2018
Several circumstances created conditions contributing to U.S. school librarian cuts. Here's a look at likely issues at three levels—national, state, and local/school district.
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Linda Jacobson, Sep 26, 2016
Restricting books with controversial content is on the rise in school libraries, according to SLJ’s 2016 Controversial Books Survey, which explores self-censorship.
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Linda Jacobson, Mar 01, 2018
School librarians see declining budgets, but many have influence over spending, our survey shows.
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Lauren Barack, Apr 28, 2017
School librarians are being recognized as tech leaders and investing more in cutting-edge digital tools.
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Kelley R. Taylor, Sep 28, 2018
Food and cooking are easy and accessible entry points to learning.

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Debbie Reese, Sep 28, 2018
Children's literature scholar Debbie Reese highlights recent picture books, fiction and nonfiction, that celebrate American Indian heritage.
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Katie Cunningham, Sep 25, 2018
Lessons for PreK to Grade 3 using Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen's latest.

BLOGS
Mary Ann Cappiello, Oct 09, 2018
Ideas and lesson plans for Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina.

BLOGS
Karen Jensen, Aug 21, 2018
Displays are a place where libraries are not being neutral. What is chosen to highlight or not makes a statement. 

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Myra Zarnowski, Aug 17, 2018
When it comes to questions about climate change, it’s imperative that we urge children and teens to seek answers that enlighten, inspire, and stimulate them to get involved as responsible inhabitants of this planet.

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SLJ, Aug 14, 2018
This month's list is chock-full of unforgettable middle grade novels with Latinx protagonists, YA thrillers, and amazing picture books for every shelf.

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Barbara Auerbach, Aug 10, 2018
Elementary classroom teachers and librarians will want to add these titles to their collections.

AGE LEVEL
Shelley Diaz, Jul 31, 2018
Are you a YA librarian looking for some inexpensive and self-directed but engaging activities for your teen patrons or students? Look no further!

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Kara Yorio, Aug 30, 2018
These SLJ School Librarians of the Year have big things in store for their students.

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SLJ Staff, Sep 05, 2018
Boyd discusses the connection between street lit and challenged books, while Winner describes the frequently challenged LGBTQ-themed picture books that he shares with his elementary students. 

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Kathy Ishizuka, May 31, 2018
In a talk that ranged from her Mississippi roots to her personal influences, including a certain young reader who inspires her today, author Angie Thomas delivered a forceful keynote at School Library Journal’s Day of Dialog.
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SLJ, May 14, 2018
Get out the pliers and roll up your sleeves: All you need to know to lead a toy-take apart session with students.  

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Kiera Parrott, Jul 10, 2018
Help us build our annual Best Books list by submitting title nominations.
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Kathy Ishizuka, Oct 14, 2017
Author John Green opened School Library Journal's 2017 Leadership Summit in Nashville, TN, with an emotional keynote. Here's the video.
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Shelley Diaz, Jun 05, 2018
Did you catch our behind-the-scenes live video chats with book creators during Book Expo? In case you missed them, we've rounded up some of our recent talks with Kwame Alexander, Eoin Colfer, Ngozi Ukazu, and more.

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