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The Show Me Librarian: Selection is Privilege. There is a conversation happening on the Storytime Underground Facebook Group right now.

The Show Me Librarian: Selection is Privilege

It’s been going on for a few days, actually, and it seems to have started innocuously enough: with a question about folks’ thoughts on the Youth Media Award winners, asked by a person who expressed “major shock” and disappointment (via frown-y face emoticons) about one of the Caldecott honors. School Library Media Centers and Intellectual Freedom. Dianne McAfee Hopkins Dianne McAfee Hopkins is professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison.

School Library Media Centers and Intellectual Freedom

She is also faculy coordinator, school library media program. She is the 2001 recipient of the American Association of School Librarians/SIRS Intellectual Freedom Award. Introduction As the first library that many children and young adults are introduced to and use on a continuing basis, school library media programs play a vital role in promoting intellectual freedom.

Access As views on schools and schooling evolve, so does the role of the school library media specialist in preK-12 education. In the school, the library media specialist works closely with classroom teachers to make school library media center (LMC) resources an integral part of daily instruction. Selection Tools for School Librarians. Resources for School Librarians - Index "It does not matter how many books you may have, but whether they are good or not.

Selection Tools for School Librarians

" - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (3 B.C.-65 A.D.), Epistolae Morale Books and Audio-Visual - Web Sites Teacher Book Wizard - This tool by Scholastic allows you to search for books by grade level, reading level, genre and other criteria. Ipl2: Information You Can Trust. Youth Services Librarianship - Special Needs Youth. The term "special needs youth" covers a diverse group of children and teens.

Youth Services Librarianship - Special Needs Youth

At the most basic level, it refers to any nontraditional or disadvantaged populations. These are patrons who are marginalized in their communities such as teen parents, youth in foster care, homeless teens and runaways, homeschooled students, and members of the LGBTQ community as well as people with disabilities. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 13% of youth (aged 3-21) are identified as having a disability,[1] which can include physical disabilities, visual impairments, hearing impairments, learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia), cognitive disabilities, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities (e.g. autism spectrum disorders), and mental illness.

Bress making your school library more functional. Garrison and Mills evaluating multicultural literature 1. Rick Graphic Novels. Woolls Weeks Coatney SchoolLibraryManagerCh8. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Doll and Garrison Culturally relevant collections. PBS LearningMedia. Buying Books for K-12 - Spanish-Language Children's Literature - LibGuides at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

GUYS READ. Welcome to the (Laura Ingalls) Wilder Award home page! The Wilder Award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. 2015 Medal Winner Donald Crews is the winner of the 2015 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.

Welcome to the (Laura Ingalls) Wilder Award home page!

His numerous works include “Ten Black Dots,” Greenwillow Books, a division of William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1968 and “Freight Train,” Greenwillow Books, 1978. Welcome to the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal home page! The Robert F.

Welcome to the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal home page!

Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video winners, 1991 to present. 2015: Paul R.

Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children's Video winners, 1991 to present

Gagne and Melissa Reilly Ellard, Weston Woods, producers of "Me... Jane" 2014: Paul R. Welcome to the (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award home page. The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.

Welcome to the (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award home page

Mikis and the Donkey is the 2015 Batchelder Award winner. Welcome to the Caldecott Medal Home Page! Welcome to the Newbery Medal Home Page! Click here for Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery.

Welcome to the Newbery Medal Home Page!

It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. 2015 Medal Winner The Crossover, written by Kwame Alexander and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Twelve-year-old narrator Josh Bell uses the rhythms of a poetry jam to emulate the "moving & grooving/popping and rocking" of life on the basketball court with his twin brother, J.B.

“Our 15-member committee worked diligently and thoughtfully to determine the 2015 Newbery Medal winner,” said Committee Chair Randall Enos. 2015 Honor Books. 16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Use. This post was originally published on Feb 4, 2014 Smart businesses know that social media is a power to be reckoned with: social media channels create a direct line of communication between your company and consumers and give anyone with an Internet connection instant access to the latest buzz around your products or services.

16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Use

Teach with Picture Books. Heroes of History. One popular conversation in education centers around "What is worth knowing? " To that conversation I'd like to add the question, "Who is worth knowing? "When I ask students to name someone famous and the first reply I hear is "Kim Kardashian," I die just a little bit inside. Students don't seem to have an understanding of, or appreciation for, the lives of great men and women who changed the course of history.