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 October:
What does leadership look like as a school librarian? Dedra Van Gelder writes about taking the lead and finding The Superhero Librarian Within at School Library Journal.
Kristin Whitehair shares tips for Getting Your Makerspace Off the Ground at Public Libraries Online.
At Teen Librarian Toolbox, Karen Jensen tackles Things I Never Learned in Library School: Dealing with Minors and Pornography. Since her first recommendation is having a plan in place before an incident occurs, this is a great piece to read even if you never have to deal with this issue first-hand.
Learn about Increasing Awareness of Youth “in the Margins” at School Library Journal with a booklist and other resources by Sabrina Carnesi.
Leigh Collazo at Mrs. ReaderPants advocates for school library time for all ages in Top 10 Reasons Secondary Students Need Regular Library Time, which includes some concrete tips for getting the rest of your school on board.
Holly Storck-Post writes about Three Ways To Use Picture Books with Older Kids at School Library Journal.
Over at [email protected] Allison Tallman writes about the importance of Being Accountable for Our Own Learning: Seeking Out Professional Development.
You might do in person booktalks, but what about capturing them on video? Abby at Abby (the) Librarian shares how her library is bringing booktalks to more readers in Video Booktalks!
A smattering of programming posts for you this month:
What have you read this month that’s been insightful, inspirational, or just plain interesting? Share in the comments!