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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!

Social Justice and Cultural Competency Essential Readings for School Librarians

Social Justice and Cultural Competency Essential Readings for School Librarians

Author: Marcia A. Mardis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2019

Published in partnership with the International Association of School Librarianship, this work gathers together the latest and most important research on the topics of social justice and cultural competency in school libraries. * Includes evidence-based approaches to dealing with challenges to the educational and moral purposes of schools * Features fresh perspectives on shared concerns from colleagues * Provides access to research and promising practices

Library Service to Tweens

Library Service to Tweens

Author: Melanie A. Lyttle, Shawn D. Walsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

This comprehensive guide to tween library services begins with a developmental description of this ever-changing group and offers practical advice about materials and programming. Criteria are provided for categorizing books, music, movies and magazines as appropriate for tweens, with special attention given to the reluctant reader. The authors discuss how to determine where tween services fit within the broader spectrum of youth services, and how to provide support for them. Information on marketing and outreach to tweens and their adults completes this essential guide.

Move, Play, Learn Interactive Storytimes with Music, Movement, and More

Move, Play, Learn Interactive Storytimes with Music, Movement, and More

Author: Alyssa Jewell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Get ready to break out of your storytime routine by encouraging children's natural instincts to move, sing, and play! Unlike traditional storytimes, where children are expected to sit quietly and just watch, music and movement storytimes encourage children to learn by getting inside stories while interacting with others. Research shows that this kind of play stimulates the senses, provides connections to all four lobes of the brain, touches on a variety of intelligences, and heightens emotional and social awareness-all while extending the early literacy practices of Every Child Ready to Read (R) and preparing children for school. And because there are no crafts to cut out, no snacks to pack, no scripts to memorize, and no story kits to make, it's one of the simplest, most cost-effective storytime models to implement. Jewell's complete guide shows the way, offering 20 ready-to-use storytime plans tailored to specific age groups, including babies, toddlers, preschool and all-ages programs, a real time-saver for storytime organizers and presenters; advice and best practices gleaned from interviews with professionals who specialize in storytimes, music making with children and families, yoga storytime, and drama education; and lists of recommended resources, from interactive print books to children's music and videos available digitally, with tips on choosing the best materials. Children's librarians and educators will be delighted to learn that anyone can lead a movement and music storytime, regardless of their level of experience with music or movement, with this book in hand.

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: 18/11/2019

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

Reference Skills for the School Librarian Tools and Tips, 4th Edition

Reference Skills for the School Librarian Tools and Tips, 4th Edition

Author: Ann Marlow, Ph.D Riedling, Cynthia Houston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2019

Designed for courses that prepare LIS students for school librarianship, this title teaches basic reference processes, sources, services, and skills and provides authentic school library reference scenarios and exercises. * Includes updated content in every chapter * Expands on online reference skills and resources * Explains how to combine online reference skills with student questioning skills * Offers librarians the chance to practice their skills with scenarios and exercises

Community Partnerships with School Libraries Creating Innovative Learning Experiences

Community Partnerships with School Libraries Creating Innovative Learning Experiences

Author: Bridget Crossman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2019

Providing a treasury of community partnership opportunities and resources for innovative learning experiences, this title helps Future Ready Librarians to create authentic, student-centered experiences that address American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards. * Provides a collection of adaptable innovative learning experiences to build through dynamic community partnerships * Outlines rational and clearly laid out plans for developing learning experiences in each chapter * Connects the AASL standards to each of the learning experiences covered * Helps those striving to be Future Ready Librarians by organizing highlights of the Future Ready principles in a table

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.

The Creative Edge Inspiring Art Explorations in Libraries and Beyond

The Creative Edge Inspiring Art Explorations in Libraries and Beyond

Author: Mary C. 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

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

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: oProvides rationale about the importance of a specialized Tween Collection. oGives specific examples for both fiction and nonfiction books, databases and websites. oProvides guidance for creating diverse collections and tips for dealing with possible challenges. oIncludes numerous case studies and booklists

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