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Teen Librarian Toolbox
by Amanda MacGregor
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A Fuse #8 Production
by Betsy Bird
The Classroom Bookshelf
by Denise Davila
January 13, 2021 by Joyce Valenza
We're exited to launch SchoolLibraryNJ, a evolving project designed to address inequitable access to resources for K12 schools and libraries and to present the value of librarians in digitally curating resources for teaching and learning.
December 18, 2020 by Joyce Valenza
I suppose it’s something we simply know. But I suspect it’s something we don’t explicitly teach. Reading is more than an enjoyable and enriching experience. Reading is self-care. At a time when they don’t see their friends . . . At a time when some are reluctant to turn their cameras on and share their […]
November 8, 2020 by Joyce Valenza
It’s never been easier to explore those questions you have about authors and illustrators and books. TeachingBooks’ new free Chrome extension makes moving from your Google search about anything, including children’s or young adult lit, to its rich and engaging digital content. And because founder and publisher Nick Glass has made access to TeachingBooks available […]
November 1, 2020 by Joyce Valenza
It's not the web it used to be and our traditional approaches to teaching about it no longer make sense. In fact, we teach strategies that often fail our students.
October 12, 2020 by Joyce Valenza
At a time when a professional version of a Dear Abby is most needed, our past AASL presidents offer to personalize and scale their leadership, providing timely advice and time-honored vision.
September 15, 2020 by Joyce Valenza
Historical researchers rejoice! We can now freely search more than 1.5 images from American newspapers dating from 1789 through 1963. LC Labs’ newly launched Newspaper Navigator leverages machine learning and the substantial digitized resources of the Library’s Chronicling America website. For decades, Chronicling America has allowed users to discover the text of newspapers in its […]
September 4, 2020 by Joyce Valenza
In what felt like a very different, and very inspiring kind of binge-watching, I just experienced all 12 episodes of the new Netflix series, Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices. It was indeed a celebration. The series features prominent Black authors, artists and celebrities reading children’s books that highlight the Black experience. Books were carefully selected around […]