February 21, 2018

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Throwback Thursday: Their Professionalism Kicked In

On that bright morning of September 11, 2001, School Library Journal staffers arrived at work, ready to put the finishing touches on the October issue. Shortly thereafter, we were gazing out the windows of our 17th Street office, in horror and disbelief, at the tragedy unfolding before our eyes downtown.

SLJ news editor Andrea Glick dug in to report the story, which was—for those of us who worked in and had children attending affected schools—very close to home.

[Librarian] Peters says the parents and staff at her school were the epitome of calm, and many stayed late to help with the children who couldn’t get home. “It’s amazing how your professionalism kicks in,” Peters says. “You can’t deal with your own issues, it’s just ‘I gotta get through the day, keep these children safe, and keep these children calm.'”

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Kathy Ishizuka About Kathy Ishizuka

Kathy Ishizuka (kishizuka@mediasourceinc.com@kishizuka on Twitter) is the Executive Editor of  School Library Journal.