June 18, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Librarians from Parkland, FL, and Brookfield, CT, Win Snicket Prize

Diana Haneski, of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and Yvonne Cech, formerly at Sandy Hook Elementary School, received the 2018 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Maker Space Gets an Upgrade, Becomes “Part of the Healing Process”

A couple of 3-D printers and motivated students has the MSD maker space evolving and playing a role in the students’ healing process.

Kid Lit Community Joins March for Our Lives

The children’s literature community came together at March for Our Lives events around the country, and around the world, to support students leading the call for stronger gun control laws.

School Librarians’ Impassioned Response To Call To Be Armed

School librarians find themselves in the middle of the debate about arming educators. They’re sharing their concerns, which have implications in the national discussion about gun control and school violence.

Governor Signs Law that Allows Florida School Librarians to be Armed

Scott signed Florida Senate bill 7026 into law despite opposition from the ALA and AASL and other organizations.

Educators Start #ArmMeWith Social Media Movement

Educators start #ArmMeWith movement after presidents suggests having teachers carry guns could be the answer to school shootings.