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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

By: | May 05, 2022 |

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we are so excited to support and celebrate teachers and educators. Teacher Appreciation Week falls from May 2 through May 6 this year, and is a time to honor all the hard work our teachers do to support and educate our children. Throughout the pandemic, our nation’s teachers have overcome so many challenges to keep kids learning even outside of the classroom. 

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2022 ALA YMA Award Winners

By: JLG Marketing | January 24, 2022 |

The 2022 ALA Youth Media Awards were this morning, and we are so excited to announce that 53 distinct JLG Gold Standard Selections were recognized for 64 various accolades. Being recognized at the Youth Media Awards is a huge honor, and we are so proud of all the authors and illustrators who were awarded today. JLG members can get these award-winning titles today for just $12 each here

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Get ready for the 2022 ALA Youth Media Awards!

By: JLG Marketing | January 20, 2022 |

The 2022 ALA Youth Media Awards will be held next week on Monday, January 24th at 9:00 AM EST. Every January, the American Library Association honors videos, books, and other content for children and young adults. This year, the awards will be held virtually, and can be streamed here. 

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How School Librarians Can Successfully Request Funding

By: | December 06, 2021 |

Advocating for your school library isn’t a simple task, which is why we’ve compiled some tools and tactics to help school librarians pitch confidently to their principals and administrators.

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A Fresh Start to 2022 with Library Weeding

By: | November 30, 2021 |

There’s something innately magical about the act of decluttering and clearing spaces. In the school library, even when our spaces are well organized and functional, the energetic boost that comes from freshly tended-to shelves is something that is palpable to both students and librarians alike. It’s well known to librarians that library weeding often leads to a boost in circulation.

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How Librarians are Exceeding Expectations with the Youth, Technology and Innovation (And Here’s the Research to Back It)

By: | November 10, 2021 |

We know that librarians have plenty of challenges to take on, both strategically, long term and on the daily. The modern librarian is not only a curator, they are a tech expert, an innovator, and so much more. Research points out the impact that librarians are making when it comes to access of technology, and so we have gathered the latest data, as well as a few success stories to highlight the biggest takeaways that reveal not only what patrons want from their libraries in terms of technology, but how librarians are exceeding their expectations.

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Five Reasons Why Librarians Choose Genrefication for Their School Libraries

By: | October 28, 2021 |

The frustrated faces of young children and teens trying to find a book amidst the Dewey classification system is something that librarians see on a daily basis, which is perhaps why the word “genrefication” is a hot topic for libraries these days! Learn more about how you can use genrefication in your library.

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