Children and Libraries

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ISSN : 1542-9806
Published by: American Library Association (10.5860)
Total articles ≅ 379
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Shelby Deglan, Anthea Leung
Children and Libraries, Volume 19, pp 25-27;

This list features freely accessible links to research and resources on social-emotional learning (SEL) in early childhood. The resources can help children’s librarians and early childhood practitioners expand their knowledge and equip them with practical skills to promote SEL practices at libraries and/or other childcare settings.
Melody Leung, Marika Jeffery
Children and Libraries, Volume 19, pp 28-30;

As our name suggests, the Library Service to Underserved Children and Their Caregivers (LSUCTC) committee seeks to help library staff better serve children and families who are often marginalized and overlooked by traditional library programs and services. A significant part of our committee’s work is focused on developing toolkits that provide resources and ideas for assisting a variety of these overlooked demographics, and we encourage readers to visit our toolkits here:
Nicole Rawlinson
Children and Libraries, Volume 19, pp 35-36;

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) within ALSC Implementation task force exists to heighten visibility, increase opportunities, and eliminate challenges to participation within ALSC for BIPOC library workers.The task force supports ALSC’s charge to implement EDI practices while diversifying membership and future leadership. It aims to mitigate the impacts to participation associated with costs, perceived accessibility, and lack of diversity, while developing pathways to ALSC membership and leadership opportunities. Through the task force’s work, one of the main initiatives to increase BIPOC representation within the organization was realized through the development of the Equity Fellows program.
Sharon Verbeten
Children and Libraries, Volume 19, pp 2-2;

In February 2020, I was already planning the summer wall display in our children’s library room—I was planning on having a large pair of glasses with “20/20 Vision!” You know, perfect vision looking ahead to what a great year it would be!
Sarah Barriage, Vanessa Kitzie, Diana Floegel, Shannon M. Oltmann
Children and Libraries, Volume 19, pp 14-22;

Since their first appearances in public libraries, drag queen storytimes (DQS) have frequently been featured in news stories and professional literature. These events feature drag performers leading various aspects of otherwise typical storytimes, including reading books, singing songs, and leading crafts and other activities with young children and their families.
Robin A. Moeller, Kim E. Becnel
Children and Libraries, Volume 19, pp 6-13;

Booklists created by library and education professionals can be valuable tools for librarians as they develop collections. Based upon the perceived discomfort felt by many school librarians in selecting graphic novels, this research analyzes the extent to which a population of elementary and middle school libraries’ collections in the Southeastern United States reflects the lists of recommended graphic novels annually produced by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).
Elissa Hozore, Betsy Diamant-Cohen
Children and Libraries, Volume 19, pp 23-24;

Computers are a fact of life in the twenty-first century. Reading and math literacy have long been considered essential, and technological literacy is emerging as equally important to children’s (and adults’) ability to understand and engage with their world. However, just as it is crucial to learn to write as well as to read, it is crucial that children engage as programmers, as creators, and not only as consumers, of technology.
Jackie Cassidy
Children and Libraries, Volume 19, pp 31-32;

While your library may have done take-and-make programming in the past, the term has gained expanded meaning during the pandemic. Now many libraries have adopted take-and-makes as a staple of pandemic programming, bringing joy and creativity to families and librarians.
Kimberly Grad
Children and Libraries, Volume 19, pp 33-34;

Programming for school age children has experienced a radical shift in the last year due to the pandemic. Out-of-school time or “after school” has taken on a different tone as some children learn at home and some are back at school.And yet, with virtual programming libraries continue to provide a bridge between home and school. Children’s librarians are digging deeper into the well of programming ideas to provide engaging library related activities. In our first column, we offer some concrete program ideas that can be utilized throughout the year when school is in session or during summer reading programming.
Allison Knight
Children and Libraries, Volume 19, pp 37-37;

Michelle Ng, Youth Services Librarian, San Mateo (CA) County LibrariesRebecca Ballard, Children’s Librarian, Oconee County (GA) Library
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