Every month we’ll be rounding up some can’t miss online resources from the wide world of teen services and beyond. Here’s what we’ve been reading in November:
Julie Crabb at Storytime Underground offers A Response to the election aftermath, which includes 10 small ways to incorporate social justice into your library practice. Though it’s children’s services-focused, it’s great inspiration to come up with your own ideas.
At YALSA’s The Hub, Molly Wetta shares Resources for Fostering Empathy in Your Community and Dawn Abron shares 20 Books to Inspire Social Change.
Karen Jensen Teen Librarian’s Toolbox ponders Now What? On Being a Librarian and a Book Lover After the 2016 Election.
The ALA Public Programs Office compiled ideas for displays in The Post-Election Library at the Programming Librarian.
Information literacy is as important as ever. At AASL’s Knowledge Quest, Sedley Abercrombie writes about Teaching Digital Citizenship in the School Library and Sara Stevenson writes about Information Literacy Lessons Crucial in a Post-Truth World.
Christina Vercelletto writes Struck by Tragedy, a NY High School Heals Through “Compassionate Making” at School Library Journal about incorporating a service mindset into a library maker space.
Bryce opens a new post series at Bryce Don’t Play with Accessibility Series: Definitions and 5 Quick Tips. If you don’t have this blog on your radar, you definitely should!
At Teen Librarian’s Toolbox, Robin Willis shares how she uses grants and other funding sources to stock her library with diverse books in Middle School Monday: Finding, Funding, and Flooding.
Robin Brenner offers YALSA’s 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium: A Recap at School Library Journal.
Also at School Library Journal, Karen Jensen shares 11 Lessons from a Maker Space, One Year In.
Helen Adams explains the details of Limitless Libraries: A Collaborative Partnership that Supports At-Risk Students at AASL’s Knowledge Quest.
Becky at RA for All stresses the value of re-visiting past reads in What I Was Reading in October of 2007 and Why It’s Useful to Your RA Work to Walk Down Memory Lane.
Best books of the year lists are already rolling out:
At In the Library with the Lead Pipe Jennifer Thoegersen writes an in-depth overview of Library Lockdown: An escape room by kids for the community.
A couple of programming ideas this month:
What have you read this month that’s been insightful, inspirational, or just plain interesting? Share in the comments!