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10 things classroom teachers need to know about modern school librarians

<b>1)</b> <b>We hate quiet.</b><p>Oh, sure, the typical view of a librarian is an older woman, in a cardigan and cat-eye glasses, with a tight bun, shushing everyone …

20 of the Creepiest Haunted Houses, Castles, and Mansions in Literature

The best haunted houses don’t necessarily charge an admission fee or feature electronic bats and actors in zombie makeup; often, they are found in …

Literature

Teach More, Librarian Less, Say SLJ Leadership Summit Panelists

The 2015 SLJ Summit “Becoming Essential” panel participants. Left to right: Mike Eisenberg, Mark Ray, Tara Jones, Colet Bartow, and Jeani …

15 Of The Most Incredible College Libraries Around The World

In the days leading up to those first few magic moments of life as college freshman, I spent hours contemplating life on the quad, comparing class …

CoverWallet Expands its Innovative Insurtech Platform to The Hanover Insurance Group Agents

NEW YORK, May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CoverWallet, the leading small business insurance startup, today announced the launch of a new online B2B platform for carriers and agents to manage the entire lifecycle of their customers. The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. is the first carrier to use the …

Customers

Unshelved by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes

2018<p><b>Apr 2 - 6, 2018</b> Dallas, TX<br>TXLA 2018 (Library COMIC booth 2632) (Gene)<p><b>May 11, 2018</b> Oceanside, CA<br>Oceanside Public Library Staff Day (Gene)<p><b>June 22 -</b> …

Focused curation - an indispensable role for the school librarian

As a school librarian in the 1980s, I was sometimes asked to pull books, locate magazine articles, and find filmstrips that could be used by students …

Planning Your Library Vote | Trustees Corner

Libby Post of Communication Services<p>Resistance from taxpayers. Reluctance from board members. Friends not ready to be advocates. It’s no secret: …

What’s the future for libraries?

Minecraft and makerspaces are transforming the traditional library in one city“It’s about to get loud,” a Twin Oaks Branch librarian warned patrons …

10 Youth Novels to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Though 10 years have passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the aftereffects of the storm still reverberate in the region. While most …

20 Desserts Inspired by Your Favorite Books

A Happy Ending<p>Just because your sister or best friend’s favorite book doesn’t include dessert doesn’t mean you can’t still surprise them with a …

Five Clever Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids

There are so many concepts, skills and standards to be covered in any given school day, week or year that it can be easy to forget about one simple …

At local libraries, e-book collections are growing, but print is still king

In just a few years, e-books have gone from being a novelty to a print-killer to a commonplace fixture of modern reading life.<p>They did not replace …

Books

Picture books that draw the line against pink stereotypes of girls

Don’t despair at the tide of cultural glitter swamping young girls today. There are still writers producing funky female characters who don’t get their knickers in a twist at the prospect of a difficult challenge. Here are some of the best<p>A blight of restrictive suffixes, marking books out as “for …

Books

10 QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT YOUR TEEN SERVICES

Are you struggling trying to find ways to engage teens at your library? Look no further! As part of our ongoing research relating to teen library …

Guadalajara International Book Fair

Professionals<p>ALA-FIL Free Pass Program<p>The Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL) is the most important Spanish-language event in the world and the …

2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The Man Booker Prize is one of the leading prizes for high-quality literary fiction written in English. The shortlist will be announced September 15 …

Register today for <i>SLJ</i>’s fourth SummerTeen virtual conference to learn about the biggest upcoming YA books and get expert advice on building …

The Next Librarian of Congress – today in librarian tabs – Medium

<b>Library of Congress Chief Retires Under Fire</b><br>Michael D. Shear, www.nytimes.com<p>Selecting The Next Librarian of Congress<p>What librarians would like to …

The 50 best nonfiction books from the past 20 years

The world of nonfiction is as vast as it is varied. Combining hard-hitting journalism with pioneering works of academia, while also leaving room for …

Books

Children’s Books Prompt Calls for Censorship in Florida | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

In order to help diversify the materials to which students have access, Duval County, Florida will be including two books set in the Middle East in …

Landmark victory for school libraries and students today!

Does your voice matter? Yes, it does!! It’s official and, incredibly, it’s virtually UNANIMOUS. Thanks in large part to the enthusiastic response to …

Meet Your Maker | Maker Movement

SOCIAL SPACES<p><b>ideaLAB</b><p><b>Denver Public Library</b><p>Featured on this month’s cover, the Denver Public Library’s (DPL) ideaLAB is a great example of how starting …

The Best Tablets of 2018

Whether you're looking for an Android, Apple, or Windows slate, here's what to consider, along with reviews of our top-rated tablets.<p>Which Tablet Is …

Gear & Gadgets

When America's Librarians Went To War

Looking back at the nationwide support for American troops in the two world wars, we see Americans of all stripes making patriotic contributions and sacrifices — including farmers, factory workers and librarians.<p>Wait. What? How did librarians fit in to national security in the 20th century? In an …

The books that change us

If we're reading just for pleasure, we're missing the larger point of literature.<p>I got one of those spammy emails recently from Goodreads. Referring …

J.K. Rowling Announces ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ — a Play Detailing the “Untold Part” of the Story

Today is the 18th anniversary of the U.K. pub date of the first <i>Harry Potter</i> book. To celebrate, J.K. Rowling, who’s currently in the midst of working …

Books