Parent Melissa DeFilippi volunteered to assist the librarian at her elementary school only to find out there was no librarian. So the adjunct professor and corporate trainer took action.Massachusetts Parents Fight For School Librarians—And Win | School Library Journal
“Straight Talk on Race” declared the headline of a powerful feature story in School Library Journal (SLJ), written by author Mitali Perkins, with the subhead the piece urging librarians and teachers to critically examine the stereotypes in literature for children. That piece ran on our cover back in 2009, yet the issues around representation persist.
This May, SLJ will dedicate an entire issue of the magazine to the topic of diversity in various forms. And we welcome your feedback.
Given the increasing racial diversity of our society, librarians should proactively integrate cultural aspects of “diverse linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic groups” into programs and services.'Cultural Competence' Is Essential to Serve Teens - The Digital Shift
When President Obama called for universal pre–K programs in his State of the Union address last week, he created a chance for librarians to be part of this picture. Now that there’s a federal initiative for pre–K, we need to prove our vital role in educating young children.Obama’s Focus on Early Education Is a Golden Opportunity for Libraries | School Library Journal
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The lowdown on CCSS, build-your-own robots, international books, Ambassador DiCamillo, and much more. #alamw14
We’re pleased to announce that LEGO Education and School Library Journal (SLJ) are together launching a “Design Challenge” to recognize innovative design that demonstrates the exemplary and creative use of library space and resources to engage children and teens and enhance multiple literacy capabilities, from basic reading skills to digital competencies.
This award emphasizes effectiveness in design and its meaningful infusion in the library or classroom as led by the librarian or media specialist. Award winners will be announced at SLJ’s Leadership Summit in October in St. Paul, MN.
Details to come.