LSC Journal Club Winter 2020: Volunteers in Libraries

Why hello, friends. It’s been awhile! I’m interrupting my blog hiatus to bring you a recap of the Winter 2020 Vancouver meet-up of the Library Services for Children Journal Club. The LSC Journal Club is a project I started with my friend Christie that brings library staff together to read and discuss relevant research to… Continue reading LSC Journal Club Winter 2020: Volunteers in Libraries

Emerging Research: Fall HELP Reads Articles

In September I wrote a blog post about the monthly research review provided by the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia called HELP Reads. Moving forward I’m going to share a selection of articles from these reviews every quarter to highlight recent and relevant research to the field of children’s… Continue reading Emerging Research: Fall HELP Reads Articles

Guest Post: Reducing Waste in Children’s Programming

Today’s guest post comes from my neighbour up north – the Prince George Public Library! Larissa Clotildes is a Library Assistant at the Prince George Public Library and she wrote this thoughtful post on how to reduce waste in children’s programming. It reminds me of a saying I learned in my college activist days –… Continue reading Guest Post: Reducing Waste in Children’s Programming

LSC Journal Club Fall 2019: Social Emotional Learning

Last week we had our Fall 2019 meeting for the Library Services for Children Journal Club. Have you heard of the LSC Journal Club? It’s a side project of mine centered on reading and discussing relevant research to the field of youth services. It’s award winning!  This round we discussed social emotional learning. What is… Continue reading LSC Journal Club Fall 2019: Social Emotional Learning

Deep Work and Children’s Librarianship

Sometimes when I talk to my academic librarian friends about the institutional support for professional development and research-related work they are guaranteed as part of their jobs I get a little green with envy. The paid flights and hotels! The time off teaching! The expectation to continuously learn and grow! The access to research locked… Continue reading Deep Work and Children’s Librarianship

Guest Post: Making Storytimes More Inclusive

Today’s guest post features an interview between two youth services librarians from Beaverton City Library. If you missed the first guest post by this team, check out their Ready, Set, Kindergarten program. I get asked a lot about how to make storytime inclusive to people of all ages and abilities, so I am happy to… Continue reading Guest Post: Making Storytimes More Inclusive