Children’s Books News
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.

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), scheduled for release on in late April. The session was recorded.

Professional Publications News
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 “School Librarian Leaders, Don’t Sell Their Skill Set Short” was published in the January/February issue of Teacher Librarian.

Core Values in School Librarianship: Responding with Commitment and Courage has moved forward in the publication process. The book is scheduled to be available from ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited in May, 2021. I wrote a review of the book “Core Values: The Foundation for Authentic School Librarianship” that will appear in the May/June, 2021, issue of School Library Connection.

I am currently collaborating with two other researchers to study 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).

I continue to blog at I post each Monday and promote my posts on distribution lists, Twitter (@CactusWoman), the Maximizing School Librarian Leadership Facebook group, and other FB groups for K-12 school librarians and educators.

Last Updated on April 8, 2021 by sysAdmin
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