I had a little unanticipated hiatus with this blog for awhile due to some staffing changes in my job, but that doesn't mean I wasn't writing about books and libraries! I'm going to work on getting this blog back to regular posts, which may be different from what I had previously been posting about since I'm in a new role at my library. In the meantime, here are some columns I've written for various publications over the past several months:
Leadership in Librarianship
Youth Matters column from American Libraries in September.
Tips on developing leaders in your library from the Power Up Conference from both myself and my librarian who accompanied me to the conference and is an amazing "unofficial" leader.
Five STEM-Themed Chapter Books
Chapter Book Chat column for School Library Journal's Be-Tween e-newsletter in August
Got kids who love science? Connect them with these books!
Build a Better World with Chapter Books
Chapter Book Chat column for SLJ's Be-Tween e-newsletter in June
These books were selected to go with this summer's Build a Better World SRP theme, but they're great for starting discussions and helping your world anytime!
Summer Reading Reboot
Youth Matters column for American Libraries in May.
When is it time for changes to your Summer Reading program? This column encourages you to take a look at your current Summer Reading program and decide if it might be time for some changes.
Engaging Readers with Fiction and Nonfiction
Chapter Book Chat column for SLJ's Be-Tween e-newsletter in April
Chapter Books for Change
Chapter Book Chat column for School Library Journal's Be-Tween e-newsletter in February.
Introduce students to themes of tolerance, generosity, and friendship with these diverse chapter books.