Children’s Books News

Please Don’t Give Me a Hug! has arrived and is available from Star Bright Books! For more information about the book, visit the Children’s Books page on this site.

On March 27, 2021, I participated in an Arizona Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators Showcase and Q&A. I shared and responded to questions about Please Don’t Give Me a Hug (Star Bright Books). The session was recorded.

Great Beginnings Early Education Center Library and Parents as Teachers in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, are partnering to launch an initiative with the goal of providing Read to Me as a gift. Under the umbrella of Great Beginnings services, they will give each family a board book to celebrate the birth or adoption of a new baby. I have personalized books for their generous supporters and signed all the books in their current inventory. You can read about it on the Great Beginnings website.

Professional Publications News

Co-researchers Pam Harland, Anita Cellucci, and I published our content-analysis study of the perspectives and priorities of exemplary school administrators regarding the roles and responsibilities of school librarians in relationship to the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries (AASL 2018). The article “Take Action: A Content Analysis of Administrators’ Understandings and Advocacy for the Roles and Responsibilities of School Librarians” was published in School Library Research in December, 2021. We also presented our findings in a Research Empowering Practice session at the AASL National Conference in October, 2021, in Salt Lake City. At least one additional article will be published in early 2022.

Core Values in School Librarianship: Responding with Commitment and Courage is available from ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited.

In the fall semester, 2021, the book’s contributors and I are hosting a Core Values in School Librarianship Book Study on the School Librarian Leadership blog.

In addition to a panel presentation by Erika long, Julie Stivers, Meg Boisseau Allison, and Suzanne Sannwald focused on equity, diversity, inclusion, and intellectual freedom, several Core Values in School Librarianship contributors offered individual sessions at the AASL National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in October, 2021.

Six contributors to Core Values in School Librarianship, Erika long, Stephanie Powell, Julie Stivers, Meg Boisseau Allison, Peter Patrick Langella, and Suzanne Sannwald, offered an on-demand video presentation for the American Library Association’s Virtual Annual Conference: “Taking Action for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Intellectual Freedom in School Libraries.” They also facilitated a Twitter chat during the conference from June 23 through June 29, 2021. Use #SLCoreValues to check it out!

Three contributors, Kristen Fraga Sierra, Peter Patrick Langella, and Suzanne Sannwald, participated in a July 1, 2021 roundtable discussion hosted by ABC-CLIO “Core Values in School Librarianship: Collaborating for Social Justice.”

Steve Thomas of the CIrculating Ideas podcast interviewed me about the book and published the podcast on July 13, 2021.

I wrote a review of the book “Core Values: The Foundation for Authentic School Librarianship” that appears in the May/June, 2021, issue of School Library Connection.

My article “School Librarians as Literacy Partners: Taking Action on the What’s Hot in Literacy Report” appeared in the March/April issue of Literacy Today.

My article “Literacy Learning Leaders Don’t Sell Their Skill Set Short” was published in the February. 2021 issue of Teacher Librarian.

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