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Thursday Thoughts: A reaction to the SLJ SummerTeen Transgender panel

Last Thursday, I “attended” the School Library Journal’s SummerTeen webinar/conference (attended is in quotations because I didn’t go anywhere and was comfortably seated in my children’s department workroom in front of a laptop), which featured so many amazing authors and panels packed with stimulating, challenging, and wonderful content. 635 more words

Thursday Thoughts

SLJ SummerTeen 2015

SLJ SummerTeen 2015.

This is a free virtual conference on teen services and collections that School Library Journal is offering next week. I’ve never attended a virtual conference, but this looks really interesting, and a great way to see what some of the trends are. See you (virtually) there!

Young Adult Fiction

Little Elliot, BIG REVIEWS!

It’s been a really great week for Little Elliot! Little Elliot, Big Family, the follow up to Little Elliot, Big City, received starred reviews… 157 more words

Kidlit County

A Maker Space Making a School Library

Much has been made of library maker spaces, which are part of the drive to be “relevant” by focusing on STEM. I’ve seen papers and essays galore on why STEM is Very Important for Public Libraries to Offer but I haven’t ever read about public library patrons asking for STEM. 325 more words

Coffee Break Confidential: Interrogation and 100 Scope Notes

Katherine again, writing from a Norwegian island that’s hard to find and even harder to pronounce. I didn’t really plan to be here, but you know how Norway goes: come for the fjords, stay for the secret underground bases. 736 more words