Free SLC Resources
Dear Dara: Getting Books into the Makerspace
Is your print collection competing with your makerspace? This month Dara tackles the question of getting all those great how-to books into the hands of students. Read More
Workshops & Webinars
About This Workshop
Services for Black Youth

Build your cultural competency with research-based lessons in this on-demand workshop from Drs. Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Casey H. Rawson—leads on the IMLS-funded initiative Project READY (Reimagining Equity and Access for Diverse Youth)—as they provide valuable tips and information that will help make your library into a welcoming and engaging place for African American students.

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Curriculum Connection
Highlighted Resources
Tom Bober, Elementary School
Lesson Plan: Field Trip Preparation: Introduction to the Lewis and Clark Journey
by Tom Bober
Seth Taylor, Middle & High School
Lesson Plan: The Quotation Sandwich: Strategies for Interacting with Sources
by Seth Taylor
Highlights From the Current Issue of School Library Connection
We Found OER… Now What?
by Ewa Dziedzic-Elliott
Notes from the Editors
Carl A. Harvey II, Organization & Management
Where Do I Start?
Leslie B. Preddy, Instructional Leadership
Find a Path through OER
Rebecca J. Morris, Perspectives & Partners
Who's Ready for Another Round—of OER?
Night Spinner
This book is another entry in the YA pantheon of outcast girls who are really heroes in the making. Whether it's Katniss of Hunger Games fame or Beatrice of the Divergent series, girls are the ones making it happen in these stories. In the dystopian world of this book, Enebish is a disgraced warrior who is currently in hiding. Her magical gift has to do with controlling the threads of darkness, but it all goes wrong when her power ends up killing her own people. Read More
Story Boat
This is the story of a refugee family's journey from their unspecified homeland to a safer place. It takes them across various terrain stylistically portrayed through the children's imagination. The things they carry become their home and emblems of hope as they make the trek. The cup is a boat, the blanket a sail, the small lamp a lighthouse, and a flower a ladder guiding them to safety while providing the comfort of the familiar. Read More
Note from the Editor
I like to give books for special occasions (and to Halloween trick-or-treaters), read about holiday traditions around the world, and best of all, share a special poem for celebrations and family gatherings. There are heaps of resource books that provide guidance in selecting, sharing, and celebrating holiday books Read More
Author of the Month
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Must-Have Book
Social Justice and Cultural Competency: Essential Readings for School Librarians
by Marcia A. Mardis and Dianne Oberg, Editors