Children’s Books News

Along with Lori Alexander, children’s board book and picturebook author, I will be co-presenting a session on March 5, 2023 at the Tucson Festival of Books: “Board Books for Young Children: A Guide for Families and Educators.” We hope to see you there! The session will feature both Please Don’t Give Me a Hug! and Vamos a leer/Read to Me.

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.

The Family Reading Partnership in Ithaca, New York, shares Vamos a leer/Read to Me in their prenatal visit with expectant families. Star Bright Books, illustrator Kyra Teis, and I are delighted they continue to use our book to launch their “Books to Grow” project.

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 offered an ABC-CLIO 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.

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Last Updated on February 14, 2023 by Judi Moreillon
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