PPP: Ensuring Diversity in Your Library—Elementary Style
What is diversity? Is it race, gender, ethnicity, ability, or culture? Is it all of the above and more? If we work with diverse students and patrons, shouldn’t our teaching strategies, programs, and literature collection be a reflection of our community and beyond? Librarians are faced with the challenge of linking these students and arming them with tools for life beyond academia. By ensuring that they have a welcoming place, devoted to the way they learn, with resources and tools that accommodate their needs and those they will meet, teachers and librarians can build a positive environment that will affect their literacy development. Here are some forthcoming elementary titles to fill that gap.Read More →
PPP: Children are Just Premature Adults: Serving Youth in the Library
Today I led a webcast for mostly public librarians in Jacksonville, Florida. We talked about 4 ways to serve youth in the library: developmental changes, librarian competency skills, customer service tips, and social media strategies. From improving our circulation procedures to polishing our technology skills, we could all (school libraries included) use some reminders about how we can best serve our youth. What about you? What's on your improvement plan? How can we best serve our youth? Read on for resources to take you in the right direction.Read More →
The Spring 2016 Print-Your-Own Posters Are Now Available to Download
Make sure you're logged into your account and go here (http://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/services/downloadable-materials) to download the Spring 2016 posters. These are the individual posters for each category.Read More →
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Ask the Librarian: Library Impact on Achievement
Dear Deborah, I would like to do a presentation on how school libraries impact student learning. What is the name of the district that saved their jobs? What other resources can I use--Michelle Miles of Salt Lake City, UtahRead More →
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