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School libraries & young reader services

See below for a selection of the latest books from School libraries & young reader services category. Presented with a red border are the School libraries & young reader services books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great School libraries & young reader services books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Leading from the Library Help Your School Community Thrive in the Digital Age

Leading from the Library Help Your School Community Thrive in the Digital Age

Author: Shannon Miller McClintock, William Bass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2019

The modern school library supports education in a variety of ways. One essential role librarians play is that of a leader who works collaboratively to build relationships, mold culture and climate, and advocate for the needs of students and the community. In this book, a librarian and an education leader team up to reflect on the librarian's ability to build connections in two ways. First, they discuss the benefits of bringing the outside world into the library through the use of social media, videoconferencing and other tools that allow librarians to partner with others. Then they expand upon these connections by addressing how librarians can lead in the greater educational community by sharing resources and strategies, and partnering with school leaders to tell the story of the school community. Through this book, librarians will discover the influence they can have on the school community as the library becomes the heart of the school, a place where problems are solved, content is explored, connections are made and discovery happens.

Tech-Savvy Reading Promotion A Toolbox for Librarians and Other Educators

Tech-Savvy Reading Promotion A Toolbox for Librarians and Other Educators

Author: Nancy J. Keane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

Unleash new possibilities for reading promotion and readers' advisory with these technological tools that can help you to catch the interest of young readers and direct them toward positive reading experiences. * Introduces users to effective new tools for promoting reading and providing readers' advisory services * Helps educators to meet learners in the online environments they frequent * Supports independent reading

The Creative Edge Inspiring Art Explorations in Libraries and Beyond

The Creative Edge Inspiring Art Explorations in Libraries and Beyond

Author: Mary Fletcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

Library facilitators of art-based creativity sessions will learn how to choose materials and art experiences appropriate for young people from toddlers to teens and for intergenerational groups. * Offers a guide for creativity programming for librarians, teachers, program coordinators, and college students * Teaches how to facilitate open-ended creativity programs for children of all ages and caregivers * Describes how to design story time art groups linking art and literacy inspired by picture book illustrations

Creating a Tween Collection A Practical Guide for Librarians

Creating a Tween Collection A Practical Guide for Librarians

Author: Karen M. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2019

Specialized collections for tweens, or middle schoolers, are relatively new and becoming increasingly popular. This Practical Guide gives librarians everything they need to create such a collection. Beginning with a brief description of the early adolescent brain and developmental stages, and a history of youth and teen services in libraries, Creating a Tween Collection provides a solid foundation on which librarians can build support for such a collection. In addition, librarians will be given specific criteria for what constitutes tween literature, guidelines for forming parameters that will work for their community, and suggestions for using reviews and other sources in selecting appropriate materials and dealing with controversial titles. Finally, readers will learn how to re-allocate spaces and budgets, and how to market their new collection to patrons. This is a must-read for librarians who are looking to build a middle school collection in order to better serve their patrons. This book: - Provides rationale about the importance of a specialized Tween Collection. - Gives specific examples for both fiction and nonfiction books, databases and websites. - Provides guidance for creating diverse collections and tips for dealing with possible challenges. - Includes numerous case studies and booklists

Serving Teens with Mental Illness in the Library A Practical Guide

Serving Teens with Mental Illness in the Library A Practical Guide

Author: Deborah K. Takahashi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2019

As a teen librarian, you are more likely than not to encounter teens with mental health issues. Will you know how to help them? This guide explains what to do and what not to do. * Addresses a growing need for librarians who can lead teens to mental health resources * Provides a broad perspective on the many things librarians can do to help teens with mental health issues * Gives practical guidelines for improving services, programs, and collections to support this population

Teaching Life Skills in the School Library Career, Finance, and Civic Engagement in a Changing World

Teaching Life Skills in the School Library Career, Finance, and Civic Engagement in a Changing World

Author: Blanche Woolls, Connie Hamner Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2019

Drawing on stories from successful programs and research, this book shows librarians how to provide students with the practical information they need for a bright future. Chapters cover career readiness, financial literacy, and civic responsibility at each grade level. * Addresses the problem of gaps in most school curriculums * Defines the school librarian's leadership role in addressing this problem * Gives concrete examples, tools, and lessons for use in schools K-12 * Defines the school librarian's role in collaboratively addressing readiness for the real world after high school

Political Advocacy for School Librarians Leveraging Your Influence

Political Advocacy for School Librarians Leveraging Your Influence

Author: Ann Dutton Ewbank Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2019

School librarians are prepared to be leaders and can use their strengths to advocate for policy that benefits school libraries. This book will teach you how to engage elected officials to effect change that extends to your library. * Realize how to use your strengths as a librarian to influence issues that matters to you, even if you consider yourself apolitical * Discover the hidden rules of representative democracy * Learn strategies to leverage your institutional knowledge to advocate for effective school libraries at all levels of government

Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature Exploring Real Struggles through Fictional Characters

Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature Exploring Real Struggles through Fictional Characters

Author: Kia Jane Richmond Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2018

This book explores how mental illness is portrayed in 21st-century young adult fiction and how selected works can help teachers, librarians, and mental health professionals to more effectively address the needs of students combating mental illness. * Offers extensive analysis of contemporary young adult fiction featuring youth with mental illness to help school and youth services librarians make informed collection development and readers' advisory decisions * Examines the symptoms and warning signs of mental illness in adolescents in addition to how various disorders are diagnosed and treated * Offers strategies for teachers and librarians to integrate quality texts into middle and high school curricula and into community initiatives aimed at confronting the stigma associated with mental illness * Follows a standardized chapter format that makes it easy for readers to learn about the books and the mental illnesses they highlight * Provides an extended list of resources at the end of each chapter that includes additional young adult fiction and nonfiction as well as adult fiction texts

The Girl-Positive Library Inspiring Confidence, Creativity, and Curiosity in Young Women

The Girl-Positive Library Inspiring Confidence, Creativity, and Curiosity in Young Women

Author: Mary Ann Harlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2018

Providing a model of critique useful in readers advisory, collection development, and book clubs, this title encourages the inclusion of young adult titles advancing a positive representation of girls in programming and instruction. * Looks at YA books through a feminist lens * Provides a list of recommended titles with annotations and discussion questions * Provides insights into YA books to consider for collection development and programming in an area of current interest * Includes descriptions of programming ideas to use in both school and public library settings

Maximizing School Librarian Leadership Building Connections for Learning and Advocacy

Maximizing School Librarian Leadership Building Connections for Learning and Advocacy

Author: Judi Moreillon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2018

How do school librarians best serve students, classroom teachers, and principals simultaneously? The key, argues Moreillon, is to lead. By embracing a leadership role, school librarians can work collaboratively to positively impact school cultures, curricula, and teaching practices. The inspiration, guidance, and strategies presented in this book will support school librarians as they make and sustain connections and advocate for their central role in future-ready learning

The Newbery and Caldecott Awards A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2018 Edition

The Newbery and Caldecott Awards A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books, 2018 Edition

Author: Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2018

Updated with the 2018 award and honor books, this perennial favorite gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. Librarians and teachers everywhere rely on this guidebook for quick reference and collection development and also as a resource for curriculum links and readers' advisory. With an easy-to-use streamlined look and format, the 2018 guide features; a new interview with Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park; explanations of criteria used to select the winners; details regarding the media used to create the artwork in Caldecott-winning titles; and updated bibliographic citations and indexes for the award winners. This resource for locating information about the best in children's books is valuable for every collection.

Practical Steps to Digital Research Strategies and Skills for School Libraries

Practical Steps to Digital Research Strategies and Skills for School Libraries

Author: Deborah B. Stanley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2018

This hands-on approach to teaching digital research skills breaks down each research skill into simple, targeted steps that enable students to research more deeply and to accomplish real-world tasks. * Outlines a concise six-step process for teaching digital research skills * Engages students in the research process with practical hands-on lessons * Proposes research strategies that meet the needs of students at all grade levels * Introduces lessons with background relating to specific skills * Prepares students to conduct digital research throughout the remainder of their education