Children’s Books News

Please Don’t Give Me a Hug! 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

My article “Literacy Learning Leaders Don’t Sell Their Skill Set Short,” published in the February. 2021 issue of Teacher Librarian, earned a place on the American Library Association Library Instruction Round Table’s (LIRT) 2021 Top 20 Library Instruction Articles.

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 2022.

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

On September 15, 2022, the book’s contributors and I are offering a webinar You Are Not Alone: Enacting Core Values through Collaboration.

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.

My article “School Librarians as Literacy Partners: Taking Action on the What’s Hot in Literacy Report” appeared in the March/April 2021, 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. The article earned a place on the American Library Association Library Instruction Round Table’s (LIRT) Top Twenty Library Instruction Articles of 2021.

My blog at SchoolLibrarianLeadership.com is now an archive.


Last Updated on October 1, 2022 by Judi Moreillon
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