HISTORY OF BOOK CENSORSHIP: This presentation is perfect for Banned Books Week or as an introduction to book burning in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The slides give a brief history of nine censorship and book banning incidents in world history.

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BOOK OF NIGHTCharlie Hall has never found a lock she couldn’t pick, a book she couldn’t steal, or a bad decision she wouldn’t make.

She’s spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who manipulate shadows to peer into locked rooms, strangle people in their beds, or worse. Gloamists guard their secrets greedily, creating an underground economy of grimoires. And to rob their fellow magicians, they need Charlie Hall…


Library Challenge #1 tasks you with an annual review (or maybe your first review) of your library's Selection and Reconsideration Policies.

LIBRARY CHALLENGE #1 Are library book challenges scary? I think so! But they are much less scary when you have a strong plan. When you know exactly what to do

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This article is 10 essential tips for new school librarians. These are the 10 things you should do FIRST in your new school library.

You’ve landed a brand new school librarian job–congratulations! All summer, you’ve looked forward to standing in the middle of your very own library, taking a deep breath, and reveling in

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This is a collection of fun ideas for middle school library orientation. Even if you don't use the ideas, the videos are a lot of fun to watch!

Ahh, the first day of school! Call me crazy, but I’ve always loved it! I will see my first middle school library orientation classes this Wednesday. We have a book

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Library Resources Brochure: Freebie!

This week’s New Product Thursday goes with the Handy-Dandy Guide to the School Library that I posted last week. I think you will all find this super-helpful and easy-to-use. The best part is: it’s 100% FREE!

The library resources brochure is editable in PowerPoint. Like the Handy-Dandy Guide, this brochure is not a print-and-go resource. Rather, you will need to edit nearly all of the text to make it suit your library’s contact information and databases. I included some of the more common databases like Encyclopedia Britannica, ProQuest, Facts on File, PebbleGo, EbscoHost, OverDrive, and Turnitin. You are welcome to use the descriptions I wrote, but you will still need to edit to include your school’s login information.

I update my library resources brochure every year before school starts. Some years, I don’t need to do anything new to it. Other years, there may be a change in our database subscriptions, URLs, logins, or other information included in the brochure. Once you edit your initial brochure, you will only need to update it occasionally and make sure you have plenty of printed copies available.

This is such an easy way to bring awareness to all those fabulous databases your patrons have access to through the library! Library databases are pricey, so it’s important that our patrons know what databases are available and how to access them. No one–teachers, students, parents, or admin–has the time or desire to chase down logins, so we need to make this as easy as we can for our library patrons.


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