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  1. Nooks and eBooks: How They Look in a High School Library

      How do Nooks and ebooks fit into high school library collections? Downers Grove South High School Library has successfully implemented the Nook and eBooks into its circulating collection. The librarians share their journey of how acquiring Nooks meant e ...

    JHABLEY - 02/26/2016 - 16:43 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. Representation Matters: The School Librarian and LGBTQ Curriculum Inclusion

      Presenter:  Elizabeth Gartley Although the safety and inclusion of LGBTQ students has become a widely discussed topic across the U.S., little has been written about the role of school librarians in supporting LGBTQ students beyond gay and lesbian book l ...

    JHABLEY - 02/29/2016 - 11:27 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  3. 2015 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

    YALSA's 2015 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults  is presented annually around the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The 2015 list of 97 titles is arranged by the following four topics:             Book to Movie: Ripped from the Pages. The recent trend in movie ...

    NGILBERT - 04/27/2015 - 12:59 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  4. Raising e-Book Readers—Rising above Your Reluctance

      E-reference books are vastly different from compelling e-fiction. No kids want to download reference to their phones, but they will queue-up to read blood, love, angst, and humor. They want to listen while they jog, rake, or travel. The future is now. I ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 11:05 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  5. No-Fear Nonfiction: Meeting the Challenge

      Many school librarians fear their nonfiction collections are not up to the new standards. How can these librarians find more-demanding supplemental nonfiction with increased text complexity? Get recommendations of new nonfiction titles for their collect ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:43 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. A Library in Every Pocket: Virtualizing for Mobile Learning

      Schools’ turning to mobile learning is a matter of “when,” not “if.” Will school libraries be ready? Information technology presents school librarians with an opportunity to aid the transition to mobile learning. Facilitators highlight strategies to vir ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:28 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  7. It's True! Excellent Nonfiction for Children

      In this era of CCSS, school and public librarians need to develop a repertoire of new, appealing nonfiction titles. The presenters, school librarians and cochairs of Connecticut's new Elementary Nutmeg Book Award for grades 2 to 4, inform attendees ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:03 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  8. Huzzah Indeed! The Development of Print and Digital Collections Conducive to Collaboration in Civics Education

      In the current environment of standardized testing, school library programs can support the preservation and improvement of the U.S. constitutional democracy. Participants are introduced or re-familiarized with neglected civics education standards, asse ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:49 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  9. Ditching Dewey: Genrefication in Your Library

      Many school librarians are starting to take the plunge and move away from the traditional Dewey Decimal System to a more student-centered arrangement or a bookstore model based on genres. Five school librarians who made the switch share their amazing ga ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 12:41 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  10. Libraries beyond Dewey: New Frontiers in the Organization of Information

      Ditching Dewey is easy. Replacing the DDC with another working system for classifying and organizing a school library is a bit harder. Case studies from elementary and middle school libraries that went beyond Dewey provide two different models to consid ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 15:30 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)