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Editor’s Note
Input for Improvement
Carl A. Harvey II
As we reach the end of the school year, it's time to think back about the past year. What were the successes? What were the failures? What do you want to improve on? Read More
Future Forward
Kimberly Gangwish
What Are You?
I encourage each of you to move beyond the "What are you?" question to create and develop collections and programs that highlight the many facets of an individual.
Management Matters
Barbara McLeod, Kim Sigle, and Kesha S. Valentine
Getting the Books Back
There are times when our policies and procedures can get in the way of the relationships we are dedicated to building with our students. Think for a moment about some of the conversations that you have had with students who have owed you books.
All Access
Just because something is coming from inside the library family, does not mean that it does not have a bias. When confronted with information that has a bias similar to our own personal biases, it is necessary to be hyperaware as part of the analysis of that information.
Features
Do I See Me? Learning with Diversity Audits
When an administrator who shares both my passion for children's literature and my commitment to the We Need Diverse Books movement approached me about creating a hands-on workshop for second, third, and fourth graders that would highlight inequitable racial representation in books published for children, I was excited to jump right into planning. Read More
Will Work for Flamin' Hot Cheetos: My Junior Librarian Program
The Junior Librarians at my elementary schools truly ran the clerical side of my library programs. They were responsible for all check-in, 90-95% of the shelving, and circulation desk duties during their shift or when their classes visited the library. Read More
Growing Student Voice and Learning
The heart of personalized learning is personal—students have a fundamental role as partners in the learning process where their voice is instrumental in maximizing impact of the experience. This article explores how teacher-librarians can provide opportunities to amplify student voice with their students and colleagues. Read More
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