Net Neutrality: Why School Librarians Should Care
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:00:25 +0000

On July 12, 2017, the American Library Association (ALA) and nearly 200 other organizations participated in Day of Action, a protest to save Net Neutrality. What is Net Neutrality? It is “ [the] principle, or requirement that Internet service providers... Read More ›

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So You Want to Publish a Book: An Interview with Denise Ditto-Satterfield
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:00:51 +0000

I love books and eventually I want to write a couple of them. Maybe I will get around to it when I retire. Recently, I was at an event and was sitting next to one of the most congenial people... Read More ›

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How to Get Ready for a New Year at Your New School
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:00:51 +0000

This August, I’ll be the new media specialist at Tampa Preparatory, an independent 6-12 school in downtown Tampa. This will be my first time in seven years at a new (to-me) school. Needless to say, I’m both excited and anxious... Read More ›

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ALA Opens Application Period for Libraries Ready to Code Grants
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:47:20 +0000

The American Library Association (ALA) has opened the application period for grants to develop public and school library programming that promotes computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) among youth. The grant opportunity, announced last month, is the latest phase of the Libraries Ready to... Read More ›

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The Noun Project: Find icons for all your needs
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:00:01 +0000

As you prep for the beginning of the year and look for icons to add to signage, flyers, and your library website, the Noun Project can become a great resource. The website is a visual language toolbox with simple black-and-white... Read More ›

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Laughter in the Library
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:32 +0000

You might laugh, but the library of my dreams has a giant Robot Arcade. The other night I dreamt that a massive wall in my library began to lift and revealed a Robot Arcade behind floor-to-ceiling plexiglass walls. [spoiler-alert: my... Read More ›

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School Library Focus on Journalism
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:00:45 +0000

In my district, the first day back to school for teachers is July 31. Around this time of summer I start thinking about my to-do list in regards to opening the school library and deciding what type of focus we’ll... Read More ›

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Survival, libraries, and your students
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:00:09 +0000

Imagine living in a dystopian novel: the world gone mad–maybe through human destruction, possibly through environmental breakdown. Either way, life as we know it…is no longer. What do the survivors and their children do? In the classic (and one of... Read More ›

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Science Activities to Try Next Year
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:00:25 +0000

Are you looking for compelling science activities to try in your library? If so, take a look at the resources and tips below for inspiration! Science in the Library AnnMarie Hurtado, the Youth Services Librarian for Central Library in Pasadena,... Read More ›

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Pairing Picture Books and Primary Sources: Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War by Debbie Levy
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:00:59 +0000

Like many of you, I love picture books. But there is one type of picture book that holds a special place in my heart: the nonfiction picture book. That’s probably because I’m also a lover of history, and many of... Read More ›

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