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

Guest Post: Ready, Set, Kindergarten

Today’s guest post comes from two youth services librarians at the Beaverton City Library in Oregon. Carson and MacKenzie are here to share their Ready, Set, Kindergarten series for preschoolers. I really like how they incorporate social emotional learning into the design of the program which sets out to give families a safe space to… Continue reading Guest Post: Ready, Set, Kindergarten

2019 Picture Books: Counting, Numbers, and Shapes

Did you know early numeracy is a predictor of later reading success? Just one of the many good nuggets of information I picked up from the Center for Childhood Creativity. Here’s a selection of picture books coming out this year that support counting, number sense, and shape awareness. Don’t miss the other lists in this… Continue reading 2019 Picture Books: Counting, Numbers, and Shapes

HELP Reads & Literature Reviews

Recently I was asked how I find current and relevant research related to children’s librarianship. Let me introduce you to my secret research weapon called HELP Reads. HELP stands for The Human Early Learn Partnership which is “a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network, based at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of… Continue reading HELP Reads & Literature Reviews