June 25, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

ALSC Changes Wilder Award to Literature Legacy Award

The renamed award has been recast to honor authors of “books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children’s lives and experiences.”

Unlimited Engagement: Helping Teen Readers by Giving up the Struggle

Nearly a quarter of third graders who aren’t reading at grade level will not graduate from high school by the time they are 19. Here are ways to help them.

ALSC Changes Wilder Award to Literature Legacy Award

The renamed award has been recast to honor authors of “books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children’s lives and experiences.”

Best Websites and Best Apps, my faves and a brief reflection on when it really needs to be an app

Greetings from ALAC18 in New Orleans, friends!  Here’s a partial tech awards update from yesterday The annual lists honor 25 apps and 25 websites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. These technology resources are chosen for their ability to foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation […]

Great Books: Summer Adventures

These summer-themed picture books focus on getting outdoors, nurturing imaginations, and savoring time spent with family and friends.


School Librarian State of the Union

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ALSC Changes Wilder Award to Literature Legacy Award

The renamed award has been recast to honor authors of “books that demonstrate integrity and respect for all children’s lives and experiences.”

Educators Keep Battling, Supporting Each Other After Spring #RedforEd Uprising

Librarians joined their colleagues across the country at rallies and protests, but as they fight for funding and change in public education, they must continue to battle for respect and understanding of their role in schools.

Over 600 Teens Attend NYPL’s Annual Anti-Prom—A Night of Glitter, Fashion, & Acceptance

NYPL has hosted an alternative prom for teens in New York City for ever 14 years. The young adult programming manager give highlights from this year’s festive, inclusive event, which took place on June 8.

Kid Lit Community Condemns Border Policy, Acts To Help Immigrants and Families

Members of the Kid Lit community put out a call to action to colleagues and readers. ALA president Jim Neal adds his voice to the outcry.

Inaugural Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Announced

New awards celebrate graphic novels, and the first winners were revealed at Denver Comic Con.

School Librarian Legislation, Summer Jobs, and More | News Bites

Legislation, book vending machines, summer jobs at the library, and more, in this edition of News Bites.

Great Books: Summer Adventures

These summer-themed picture books focus on getting outdoors, nurturing imaginations, and savoring time spent with family and friends.

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Webcasts

Meet the Starling – Library Technology That’s Inspiring Early Literacy

Is your library looking for a new way to boost early literacy and get young patrons reading? Join this webcast to hear from the creators of the Starling Early-Learning Wearable and two libraries that are lending the Starlings to their communities and hosting early literacy programs around this technology.
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Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Children’s Books Editors

Join Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal‘s reviews manager, for a lively conversation with leading K-YA publishing insiders. They’ll discuss their selection process, building relationships with authors and illustrators, and publishing at large.
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Book-Based Making: Projects to Inspire Young Readers

Roll up your sleeves and engage cool project ideas, including upcycling with weeded books and other maker activities that encourage a connection to reading and are just plain fun. Our panel of crafty practitioners will show you how and answer questions in this interactive session.
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Pictures of the Week

7th Annual School Library Journal Author and Illustrator Dinner | Picture of the Week

The 7th Annual School Library Journal Author & Illustrator Dinner held during BEA was hosted at the Princeton Club in NYC.

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