Julia Smith

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Changing Times: School Librarian Staffing Status

Changing Times: School Librarian Staffing Status<br>Debra E. Kachel and Keith Curry Lance<p>Recently released data show a loss of almost 9,200 full-time …

Makerspaces

School librarians fear a 'quiet crisis' is endangering their place in the education world

Jackie Valley<p>March 25th, 2018 - 2:05am<p>Scott Hensley, certified teacher-librarian at Bob Miller Middle School, stands in the school's library on …

Librarianship

Jason Reynolds calls school libraries “places of recognition for young people” in new PSA

Home <b>›</b> News <b>›</b> Association News <b>›</b> <b>Jason Reynolds calls school libraries “places of recognition for young people” in new PSA</b><p><i>on</i> 03/08/2018 • ( 0 )<p>A new …

New York Times

Striving Readers? Hire Librarians.

As an ESL student and a child from an immigrant, economically disadvantaged family raised in blue-collar northern Ohio, I know first-hand the power a …

Big leap for school libraries

Steven Yates has a message for would-be school librarians. “If you’re coming to this because you like to read and you want to manage a collection of …

Demystifying Librarian Leadership: Five Ways to Find Your Leadership Voice

Home <b>›</b> Blog Topics <b>›</b> Advocacy/Leadership <b>›</b> <b>Demystifying Librarian Leadership: Five Ways to Find Your Leadership Voice</b><p><i>on</i> 01/08/2018 • ( 0 )<p>We keep saying …

Leadership

Advocacy: Print this poster and spread the word – we NEED school libraries and teacher librarians!

There are a lot of positive moves afoot to protect and promote our school libraries and teacher librarians.<p>Check out the amazing support being …

Photo Editing Apps

There are so many photo editing apps available, but some are more robust than others. These are the ones that I find myself coming back to over and …

KQED

“Why can’t I use this picture?” This is a question my students often ask whenever they are looking for images on the Internet for projects they …

NZBC Stories Details

So what did we learn from our co-design workshop with twenty five Year 6, 7 and 8 boys who are reluctant readers? We learned that they think books …

7 Ways Audiobooks Benefit Students Who Struggle with Reading

When students in grades 3–8 have reading skills that are below benchmark, they lose ground more rapidly. As they move up in school, reading becomes …

8 Ways To Make Your Library More Visible Now

Jan Wilson, SLJ’s 2017 Hero of CollaborationWhen I became a school library media specialist 20 years ago, I had no idea how much time and energy I …

Social Media

Makerspaces and libraries: READY, FIRE, AIM - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

At a recent meeting, a school library professor expressed her concern to me about the profession's enthusiasm for putting makerspaces into school …

Are school libraries on the way out or up? — EducationHQ Australia

“Misguided principals are either allowing [the closure of their own school libraries], or themselves getting rid of the libraries, and thinking that …

Makerspaces

Unnatural Selection: More Librarians Are Self-Censoring

In the middle school library where Elaine Fultz used to work, a complaint was launched against Lauren Myracle’s “Internet Girls” series (Abrams), …

Books

Selection is Privilege

There is a conversation happening on the Storytime Underground Facebook Group right now. It’s been going on for a few days, actually, and it seems to …

Wayne State University

<i>Sarah Mahoney, Group 6</i><p>Whether they are aware of it or not, everyone has biases. This is human. We all have beliefs that are important to us and they …

Why I Let My Children Read Banned Books

Banned Books Week was last month, one of my favorite weeks to proclaim that yes, I read banned books, and you can pry that “forbidden” book out of my …

Books

Collections and resources | School libraries | Services to Schools | National Library of New Zealand

Explore<p>Collections and collection management Find out how to manage your collection, using a cycle of activities that will help ensure your …

School Library Collection Development

Be a Collection Development Super Star

Keeping Your Library Collection Smelling FRESH – Jennifer LaGarde on weeding<p>Other Book Inspired Twitter Chats To Check Out

Why your kid should read banned books

Banned Books Week gives families a chance to talk about censorship and decide for themselves what kids should read<p>What do "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "The Catcher in the Rye," "The Great Gatsby," "Native Son," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "Fahrenheit 451," and "The Adventures of Captain …

Books

How Good is Our School Library?

School Libraries

Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

We were guaranteed a <i>free</i> press, We were not guaranteed a neutral or a <i>true</i> press. We can celebrate the journalistic freedom to publish without …

Journalism

Teaching Information Literacy Now

Last week, a new study from Stanford University revealed that many students are inept at discerning fact from opinion when reading articles online. …

Teaching

We still need librarians in public schools

Congratulations to the Tribune for informing the public about the lack of school librarians in Chicago.<p>Not mentioned in the Sept. 5 article “Most of city's schools now lack librarians,” however, is the research showing that the presence of a credentialed school librarian is a significant predictor …

Los Angeles

Which Childhood Experiences are "Appropriate," and Says Who?

<i>What happens when the objecting adult is a colleague imposing their own ideas about text appropriateness while shutting down that of others? In this</i> …

Conversations about children's books

The Sapling – conversations about children's books. We aim to find and air conversations nobody has been able to have in the main media about …

When Adults Don't Read, Kids Lose.

Note: This post was co-written with my friend Todd Nesloney, who is both the principal at Webb Elementary School in Navasota, TX and the coauthor of …

Kids