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Introducing the Universal School Library, a new Internet Archive collection

Last week, the Internet Archive announced the opening of the Universal School Library (USL), “a growing collection of digitized books within the Internet Archive’s larger holdings, made available through controlled digital lending, and curated by a national advisory group of school librarians, librarian educators and researchers.” Currently in an early phase of its development, USL’s ultimate […]

SLJ Leadership Summit: Equity and Access for All–the Highlights

This past weekend I had the honor of attending and presenting at SLJ’s 15th annual Leadership Summit in Baltimore. The focus of this year’s event was Equity and Access for All: Igniting Stakeholders for Success. Our friends at SLJ curated a truly inspiring opportunity to learn and share, gathering an impressive group of thought leaders […]

On information privilege and information equity

I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking about the high school/college transition these days and the differences we see among members of the freshman class. Such thinking leads naturally to a consideration of more profound issues of social justice and equity, issues supported by our Common Beliefs and standards. Access to an effective school library program […]

Declaration is now online. Sign it and wear the badge proudly

When I wrote about it a couple of weeks ago, the resources were not yet available online.   They are now.  So please spread the message widely.  Have everyone you know who believes in equity, who believes that every child has a right to a strong library program, sign Barb Stripling’s Declaration. Host a face-to-face signing or […]

Where there’s always a place at a table

For those kids in Ohio, the choir room may be the softest place to land.  But for many others, even those who really can sing, the library is the sweet and soft spot. When I read Suzie Day’s guest post, Being queer friendly in your library, in the GayYA blog last week, I was touched. […]