Resources

Check out the resources we've collected - Podcasts! Websites! Videos! Book info! Information Literacy info!

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Podcasts

Listen in on some great educators sharing some wonderful ideas, suggestions, and pieces of advice!

School Librarians United

Amy Hermon's podcast. Great talks w/ great school librarians. And the show notes are a bonanza!

Playlists of SLU eps

Podcast creator Amy Hermon has a "work-in-progress" set of "playlists" - episodes collected by topic, with links to listen.

Librarian Influencers

Dr. Laura Sheneman's podcast offers great conversations with wonderful school library practitioners!

The Primary Source Podcast

School librarian Tom Bober explores the uses of primary sources in K-12 libraries and classrooms.

SLC's One Lesson at a Time

Each episode focuses on one lesson from a teacher-librarian, sharing a written lesson plan and discussing the lessons they learned executing it!

Shukes & Giff: The Podcast

A weekly podcast by educators who aim to share EdTech treasures with the audience in hopes of creating an AHA moment.

The Joyful Learning Podcast

Join @MsThomBookitis & @lovealibrary as we highlight and celebrate examples of joyful lifelong learning, inside and outside the classroom!

The Portable Magic Dispenser

UK school librarian Lucas Maxwell shares his experiences & ideas for programs and practices.

Websites

There are some great resources, materials, and ideas available from and/or useful to amazing school librarians. Here are some favorites!

US Holocaust Memorial Museum: Fundamentals of Teaching the Holocaust

Suggestions, resources, and materials for teaching this incredibly important topic.

The Graphic Library

School librarian Sara Smith reviews graphic novels and manga to help others find what works for students.

No Flying, No Tights

Reviews of graphic novels, manga, and anime, with Starred Reviews, School Picks, Core Lists, and more!

Manga In Libraries

Extensive resources to help librarians create, manage, and expand manga collections & programs.

History Comics

Use the drop-down menu on the right side to access an AMAZING amount of resources focused on using comics & graphic novels in education!

Knowledge Quest

AASL's Knowledge Quest website offers articles by and about school librarians and their spaces.

INFOhio

The State of Ohio's online resource - a model for many great online resources!

School Library NJ

SLNJ is a site conceived by Dr. Joyce Valenza and co-created by a team of school librarians.

Blog: Don't Shush Me

HS librarian Kelsey Bogan has amazing suggestions for TikTok, genrefying, and lots more!

ABC-CLIO On-Demand Webinars

Two dozen webinars available for viewing at your leisure!

Follet's First Chapter Fridays Author Videos

Follet offers a video collection of authors reading the first chapters of their books!

Penguin Young Readers Events On Demand

Watch author events, book buzzes and talks, author activity videos, and more on demand!

Multilingual Learner Summit

Current & past resources & videos

Elizabeth Hutchinson's Resources Page

Hutchinson earned a CILIP Fellowship for her outstanding contributions to librarianship in the UK.

Heise Reads & Recommends

A variety of blog posts, book recommendations, & resources from NBCT & MLIS Jillian Heise

Rules of Civil Conversation

Free graphics & a resource that allows participants to email themselves a time-stamped agreement to abide by the Rules of Civil Conversation

Human Restoration Project

Lesson plans, resources, podcasts, and more dedicated to making students the center of education.

Applied Digital Skills: Back to School 2022

Self-guided lessons for learning to use Google for Edu products. Create a class and invite students!

KidLit TV

"Explore the world of children’s literature"

Boss Librarian & Friends Back-To-School PD Event

Recordings and resources from 2 days of free PD, by and for school librarians!

Other Resources

We've got a digital book, a padlet, some free ARCs, a list of Twitter handles, info about Edcamps, and more!

Kristina A. Holzweiss's QR Code Tips, Tricks, & Hacks for Educators

A curated Wakelet collection from @lieberrian

Boss Librarian & Friends' Padlet

Each week during her Clubhouse conversations, K.C. and guests add resources and information.

NetGalley

Users can sign up to read and review free ARCs.

State SL Org Twitter handles

This spreadsheet includes handles and links to every state SL org we could find on Twitter!

Edcamp

View upcoming live & virtual "unconferences" you can attend. Participants sign up to lead workshops day-of.

Booklist's Webinar Archive

Years' worth of book-oriented webinars.

Privacy Tools

PrivacyTools.io provides services, tools and privacy guides to counter global mass surveillance.

Primary Source Starter Pack for Teachers

"Because every Subject has a History"

Mackin "Lifting Voices" Archives

View recordings of past webinars.

AASL Town Hall Archive

AASL members can view recordings of past town halls.



About Books

Specific resources about book recommendations & resources.

Bookie Blogger

School Librarian Stacey Nunn offers reviews for books, grouped by grade levels as well as by topics.

YA Disability Database

YADDB is meant to function as a curated list of YA books featuring disability representation.

A Novel Mind

A resource for exploring children's literature that deals with mental health and neurodiversity issues.

Reading Middle Grade

Afoma's website has lists of middle grades books for days! Tons of reviews, too!

History Comics

Use the drop-down menu on the right side to access an AMAZING amount of resources focused on using comics & graphic novels in education!

The Graphic Library

School librarian Sara Smith reviews graphic novels and manga to help others find what works for students.

No Flying, No Tights

Reviews of graphic novels, manga, and anime, with Starred Reviews, School Picks, Core Lists, and more!

Manga In Libraries

Extensive resources to help librarians create, manage, and expand manga collections & programs.

Well Read Black Girl

Goal: to introduce a cohort of diverse writers to future generations – contemporary authors who are non-binary, queer, trans, and disabled.

NCAC's School Book Challenge Resource Center

Home base for sharing how to advocate for books in schools and libraries.

NetGalley

Users can sign up to read and review free ARCs.

Legit Kid Lit

Educators sharing conversations with authors about their work!

Author Fan Face-Off

In each ep, one great writer and one super-fan go head-to-head on trivia questions based on one of the author's best loved books!

BCTLA Position Statement: Book Levelling and School Library Collections

A research-based statement on why classroom and school library collections should not be levelled.

KidLit TV

"Explore the world of children’s literature"


Information Literacy Resources

Resources focused on information literacy lessons & resources.

Checkology: Free Information & Media Literacy Lessons

The News Literacy Project offers these mixable & malleable lessons to help teach media & information literacy.

Civic Online Reasoning

Free information literacy resources from The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG), a research and development group.

AllSides: Balanced News via Media Bias Ratings

See how sources with different biases cover the same story, and see the biases of news sources.

News Literacy Project

Resources & lessons for teaching students about media literacy.

AP News Fact Check

Fact-checking, accountability journalism and misinformation coverage from AP journalists around the globe.




YouTube Channels of Interest

These video collections include all kinds of information, including past webinars and workshops - each of which is a great "anytime" learning opportunity!

Jones Education Consulting

The amazing Amanda Jones shares so many great webinars!

NJASL on YouTube

Videos from and by NJASL members and friends!

AASL on YouTube

Videos from AASL and friends.

Middle Ground Book Festival

Dozens of videos to support those middle-ground readers!

SXSW EDU

The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning.

Legit Kid Lit

Educators sharing conversations with authors about their work!

Author Fan Face-Off

In each ep, one great writer and one super-fan go head-to-head on trivia questions based on one of the author's best loved books!

Lispy Librarian

Tech tips, webinars, and video podcasts from Stephanie Galvan Russell

GBH Education

This public broadcasting station offers hours of webinars.

ILA (International Literacy Association)

Several hundred videos on literacy-related topics.



Materials Challenges, Censorship, & Book Bans

Some resources to help school librarians prepare for or deal with challenges.

ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom

Confidential support, consulting services, and challenge reporting.

NHHS "The Challenge of Challenges"

A comprehensive, step-by-step guide to preparing for & dealing with challenges; created by Martha Hickson, a school librarian who's faced multiple challenges.

"Proactive Approaches to Book Challenges"

Steve Tetreault's notes for a panel discussion, with links to a recording of the panel and other resources.

#FReadom Fighters

Texas-based group with lots of widely-applicable ideas for supporting the freedom to read.