Imagine having today’s most innovative school library leaders at your fingertips when thinking about a new strategy for maximizing student learning at your library. That’s what a School Library Connection suite subscription delivers in six magazines per year plus an online learning platform rich with more than 25 video workshops on essential concepts and strategies. You’ll find popular workshops presented by Pam Harland, Susan Ballard, Nancy Everhart, and Helen Adams—to name a few.
What will you receive in School Library Connection that helps you to transform your practice and engage learners?
Every issue of the dual-format School Library Connection suite aligns to a theme chosen to help librarians engage students and features practical and inspiring contributions written by K–12 teacher-librarians and popular columnists such as Debbie Abilock, Marge Cox, Maria Cahill, and Melissa Jacobs, plus ones from new voices that add to School Library Connection’s vibrant community for professional exchange and curriculum support.
All articles are organized into three topic centers: Instructional Leadership, Library in Context, and Organization and Management. Three prominent school library professionals work as co-editors to select the important guidance you need, often before you even know you need it: Carl A. Harvey II, MS; Paige Jaeger, MLIS; and Rebecca J. Morris, PhD. Together , they keep you tapped into current practice by addressing real challenges and making sure you have an expanding professional network from which to draw inspiration and insight.
Organization and Management—Led by Editor Carl A. Harvey II, MS, past president of the American Association of School Librarians, former elementary school librarian of 17 years, and current instructor of school librarianship at Longwood University.
Instructional Leadership—Managed by Editor Paige Jaeger, MLIS, prolific author and prominent education consultant delivering professional development nationwide on inquiry-based learning, the Common Core State Standards, and the C3 framework.
Library in Context—Helmed by Editor Rebecca J. Morris, PhD, adjunct professor of Library Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and past chair of the Educators of School Librarians Section of the American Association of School Librarians.
The School Library Connection suite includes the reVIEWS+ portal too, so you can make well-informed collection choices and put those resources to maximum use. reVIEWS+ enables you to mine a trove of more than 5,000 resources reviews with advanced search options including Lexile rating, subject matter, grade level, and more. Reviews are written by librarians, for librarians, and cover every format and genre.
Meet our reVIEWS+ co-editors, who curate 300+ resource reviews in every print issue, plus our co-editors, who explain how you can use many of the resources in your curriculum.
Collections—Headed by Editor Sylvia Vardell, PhD, author/co-author of more than 100 published articles and 25 book chapters and professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University, where she teaches courses in children’s and young adult literature.
Curriculum—Curated by Editor Liz Deskins, MA, author, president of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association, and teacher-librarian at Hilliard Bradley High School who shares her 25+ years of experience ranging from elementary to high school and demonstrates the value of collaboration through her monthly interviews with subject experts.
Your School Library Collection suite subscription also includes five years of Library’s Unlimited’s legacy publications School Library Monthly and Library Media Connection.
A full year of inspiration from School Library Connection—including both the print magazine and online access to School Library Connection & reVIEWS+—is yours for only $89/site. Contact Customer Service for information about special district pricing.
Need more information? Check out the Table of Contents tab on this page to see our complete lineup of topics, and join the brainstorming and feedback strands you can find on the School Library Connection blog and Twitter.