Category: Professional Learning

Why School Librarians NEED the “Great Graphic Novels” committee..

Why School Librarians NEED the “Great Graphic Novels” committee to get it right
Posted November 5, 2016 / 2 Comments

I love graphic novels. My students love graphic novels. Every book order I have made over the past year has consisted of many graphic novels, comics, and manga series. I know that YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, puts out a Great Graphic Novels for Teens that highlights some of the best graphic novels and comics published that year. For teens! This should be a resource that YA librarians (public and school) should be […]

2015 Reflections

2015 Reflections
Posted December 31, 2015 / 4 Comments

  How do you sum up 2015 in one word? I have been trying to choose a word and I am at a loss. So I will choose a couple of words instead. 2015 held for me a lot of busyness, a lot of stress, a lot of change, a lot of reflection, and a lot of accomplishment. Accomplishment. In 2015, I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Masters of Library and Information […]

On the Definition of Diversity

On the Definition of Diversity
Posted December 16, 2014 / 1 Comment

Over the last few months, diversity has been the topic of discussion among librarians and book lovers. And for good reason. With campaign hashtags like #WeNeedDiverseBooks  , the conversation about diversity in books has been strong. More readers are seeking out diverse characters and diverse stories, and that is awesome. But the question remains: What makes a story diverse? It seems that, for most readers, people are talking about diverse literature as having people of color. […]