School Library Programs and Services
“We need to have difficult conversations, but they should be respectful ones”: Belinha S. De Abreu on media literacy and social justicePosted by Rob Christopher on 04/13/2022
In his Foreword to Belinha S. De Abreu's new book, Yohuru Williams writes, "Young people are literally bombarded with images and information, raw and unfiltered. The contours of when and how they receive information have changed dramatically from just a few years ago, resulting, on the positive side, in a democratization of information, and on the negative side, in the monumental task of discriminating fact from fiction while discerning credible sources ...
"Diversity of identities should be a celebration, not a burden": an interview with Jessica Anne BrattPosted by Rob Christopher on 02/22/2022
Children's librarians are taking seriously our profession’s calls for equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). They already know that popular storytimes can be an effective way to increase community representation and belonging at the library.
Interview: Deborah Rinio on STEAM for elementary school learnersPosted by Admin Admin on 05/18/2020
"As usual," said Deborah Rinio during our interview, "librarians continue to inquire, include, collaborate, curate, explore and engage no matter what the circumstances." She was referring to the unprecedented circumstances in which librarians, educators, and students are in—with schools closed amidst widespread lockdowns, distance learning has quickly transitioned from educational supplement to daily reality.
An interview with Jean Donham and Chelsea Sims about being a school library leaderPosted by Admin Admin on 03/09/2020
For the new fourth edition of Enhancing Teaching and Learning, original author Jean Donham is joined by new co-author Chelsea Sims, a junior high school librarian and 2018 AASL Social Media Superstar for Student Voice. Together they cover every aspect of the school system, paying special attention to what it takes to become a school library leader.
An interview with Lori E. Donovan about effective implementation of AASL's Shared Foundation InquirePosted by Admin Admin on 01/21/2020
The K-12 Library Services Specialist for Chesterfield County Public Schools in Virginia as well as an active author, Lori E. Donovan was the perfect person to explore the nitty gritty of effective implementation of the Shared Foundation Inquire from the National School Library Standards.
Free programs from ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman at Annual Conference in Washington DCPosted by Admin Admin on 06/03/2019
ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman is pleased to present a selection of free programs at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition exploring the profession’s issues and trends. The programs scheduled to take place at the ALA Store, located near the main entrance to the Exhibit Hall on the lower level of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, are:
Saturday, June 22
New books, products, special events from ALA Publishing at Annual Conference in Washington DCPosted by Admin Admin on 05/29/2019
Shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located near the main entrance to the Exhibit Hall on the lower level of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:
Why libraries and gardens are a natural fit: an interview with Carrie Scott Banks and Cindy MediavillaPosted by Admin Admin on 05/07/2019
Like libraries, gardens are nuturing environments for both individuals and communities; and today, libraries nationwide are beginning to incorporate gardens into their public services. Banks's and Mediavilla's new book is, in fact, the first-ever book on this trend and showcases several beautiful library gardens from around the world. And as they make clear in this interview, you don't need a green thumb to begin cultivating one!
After more than 20 years, Mother Goose is still on the loose: an interview with Betsy Diamant-CohenPosted by Admin Admin on 03/05/2019
To her many fans, early literacy expert and presenter Betsy Diamant-Cohen needs little introduction. The unique blend of play, activity, music, and reading developed by Diamant-Cohen and known as Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL for short) has been presented in countless locations across the US.