June 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

A video visit with your academic librarian: an idea for your seniors

One of my exceptional former students, Lawrence (NJ) High School librarian Ewa Elliot, hosted a meeting a couple of weeks back. She invited middle and high school, public and academic librarians to have a conversation about Ewa scheduled time for us to chat about: our current programs across the board preparing students for life after […]

Picture Books in the Dorm Room?

How two college professors used curated “book bags” to help undergraduates develop a deeper understanding of children’s literature.

Book Review: The Infographic Guide to College

Publisher’s Book Description: For fans of the popular Show Me How series, this illustrated guide to college life has everything a student needs to excel in their first year, from tips on getting involved around campus to advice about applying for loans and studying for exams. College survival just got graphic! Get a head start […]

Choices: A Historically Black College, or a Predominantly White One?

A Missouri teen weighed her options among the nine colleges that accepted her.

In the College and Career Information Gap, Libraries Could Make the Difference | Higher Ground

Students and others seeking guidance on college and career are hard-pressed to find good information. Libraries can play a crucial role in helping people connect with their future.

Book Review: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Publisher’s description You go through life thinking there’s so much you need. . . . Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother. Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. […]

Book Review: Gap Life by John Coy

Publisher’s description Cray got into the same college his father attended and is expected to go. And to go pre-med. And to get started right away. His parents are paying the tuition. It should be an easy decision. But it’s not. All Cray knows is that what’s expected of him doesn’t feel right. The pressure […]

Librarians Can—and Should—Help Students Navigate the High Cost of College | College Ready

School librarian Katie Llera talks with her students early, when they’re sophomores, about the SAT, ACT, and possible careers—and about their financial needs. “I haven’t heard of many other librarians getting involved [in college guidance],” she says.

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‘Little Fish’: Navigating Life After High School | Zest Books Giveaway

Navigating the transition from high school to college can be really tough, and debut YA author/illustrator Ramsey Beyer has turned her experience into Little Fish. It is an honest look at making those first step into an exciting world, with new friends and discoveries around every corner. Five lucky SLJTeen readers will win a copy of Little Fish from Zest Books.