May 29, 2016

Take Charge To Maximize Your Library’s Online Presence

Valuable advice for starting and maintaining a website that will serve your students well and show off your library as a key resource to the school community.

How to Teach Internet Research Skills

Here’s what librarians need to know to work with—not against—the online information-seeking behavior of youth and achieve the best results.

How To Use Snapchat for Readers’ Advisory

Here’s how one public librarian uses the popular social media app to create booktalks that wow teen and new adult readers.

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Adds Content for Tweens

Thousands of videos, educational apps, games, and books for kids age 9–12 are now available, including a selection featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, Monument Valley, iCarly, and Star Trek.

Preschool STEM Lab | Field Reports

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. Science programs and activities are a great way to capture their interest and encourage the development of early literacy skills. Many science activities and materials are easy to incorporate into library programs; you may find that you’re already including elements that increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) knowledge, for example, talking about color mixing or identifying and playing with shapes.

Get Teens Interested in Digital Preservation

With Digital Preservation Week nearly upon us, here’s how to entice a group that can be slow to embrace the idea—–teens—to pick up the gauntlet.

Tech and the Race to Read: the Case for Early Literacy

A Houston library services specialist finds that the addition of technology motivates learning, helping both students and teachers overcome the challenges of low reading achievement.

Roger Rosen Appointed Senior Advisor for National Policy Advocacy

The leader of Rosen Publishing assumes key role in advancing the thinking and learning of youth in our digital society.

My Love/Hate Relationship with 3-D Printers in Libraries

We’ve seen 3-D printers shift from cool niche products to supposed must-haves. But are we achieving the dream or just printing tchotchkes?

SLJ Reviews LEGO WeDo 2.0

The second-gen robotics system teaches STEM concepts to elementary students.