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Early this year, stories of book banning flooded the collective conscience. Since then, waves of legislation with highly specific targets have swept through a number of states. Rulings that equate gender-affirming care for trans youth with child abuse in Texas, bills that erase discussions of LGBTQ+ history and identity in schools in Florida, executive orders barring "divisive concepts" from classrooms in Virginia, and more spring up at what seems like a dizzying pace.At a time when youth librarians are more aware of the positive impacts of representation through literat...
Imagine one hundred books alongside each other on a shelf. What do they look like? What are they about? Why these books? Some may even be curious how they smell! But with one hundred books for young readers, there is much exploration to be had.Image courtesy...
Today's daily news selection focuses on headlines throughout North America. These stories consider the nature of work and school under the omicron surge.Image courtesy of PixabayThe Aspen Times, published in Aspen, Colo. USA
The road to academic excellence begins in the simplest places. Space to learn, grow, collaborate, and explore are key elements of K-12 learning environments. But, of course, these elements are enhanced by the right materials. As a dedicated and esteemed academic library, why hold books for children? Aside from applications in the field through student teaching and clinical work, there is much to be learned from changes in the writing, illustrating, and publishing of children’s materials. Our goal in curating a balanced collection is to provide high-quality teaching materials and to exemplif...
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  The start of a new school year always brings up certain feelings. With new people to meet, new schedules to memorize, new academic challenges to face, our proverbial plates are full. After so long apart, and with so many people joining the Teachers College community this fall, where do we begin? As with any great research endeavor, you may want to start with the lib...
A place for books and a haven for quiet study. A bustling makerspace where creative minds soar. A basecamp for Internet travelers, article seekers, gamers, crafters, fledgling and expert readers alike. A home for rigorous learning and critical thought. A pillar of support for young learners and the adults who guide them on their education journeys. All of this and more are what school libraries provide to their...
ZoteroZotero is a research tool that allows users to manage references. Users can store conventional bibliographic information - titles, authors, publishing dates, etc. - as well as metadata, personal notes, links, and PDFs. Zotero can generate bibliographies and in-text citations based on users’ stored items. It exists as a desktop application, a browser plugin, and a website in order to help users integrate information across online and o...
This ebook guide focuses on the wealth of children’s and young adult materials available to members of the Teachers College community. It was written in conjunction with the 2020 October Staff Picks, Children’s Awards: An Ebook Retrospective
This ebook guide focuses on the wealth of children’s and young adult materials available to members of the Teachers College community. It was written in conjunction with the 2020 October Staff Picks, Children’s Awards: An Ebook Retrospective
Mendeley is a free reference management software that enables users to organize, annotate, and share citations and data. Users can store conventional bibliographic information - titles, authors, publishing dates, etc. - as well as metadata, personal notes, links, and PDFs. References stored in other citation management software can be imported into Mendeley, and it can even recommend relevant papers based on users’ stored research. There are desktop and web applications to help users integrate their resources between a number of ...