I am a list person and enjoy all the "best of" book lists especially the "Best Young Adult Books of the Year" lists that have starting rolling in! I read them for two reasons-to add titles to my ever growing "to read" list and to see how many of the books I have already read. The end of this s
by Michelle Luhtala: If there is one thing I have learned as a librarian in the 21st century, it is to question The-Way-It’s-Always-Been-Done. Not reactively fight it, but just reexamine it with the mind set that change can open doors to new ideas and transformative learning.
And yet, standardiz
First-time visitors to the Learning Commons at American Community School (ACS) in Amman, Jordan are noticeably amazed when they walk through the double glass doors. Some iteration of Wow, this is really something, is voiced by adults, and school-aged children breathe Awesome. The 2013-2014 ACS Alumn
The ALA’s Midwinter meeting in Chicago offered sessions on everything from the future of reference services to strategies for connecting with Young Adult users. More than any other, the talk titled Start a Revolution: Stop Acting Like a Library piqued my interest. Presenter Ben Bizzle, an iconocl
Most people think of fall as the time to begin winding down to the end of the year, but not so in K-12 education. Autumn marks new beginnings—a new school year and a fresh start for students and teachers alike. Educators are always looking for new ideas.