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

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

Professional Development Books: Child Development

Welcome to Part 3 of my Professional Development Books series. Part 1 showcases books about language and literacy, while Part 2 features my go-to program planning resources. This post is all about child development, child psychology, and brain development. In truth, I have not read all of these in full – this list is partly… Continue reading Professional Development Books: Child Development

Professional Development Books: Program Planning

This post is Part 2 of my Professional Development Books series. Part 1 features my top choices for books about language and literacy. This week I’m sharing books that I’ve used and others have found helpful when it comes to planning library programs. Most of them focus on storytime and the early years. Did I… Continue reading Professional Development Books: Program Planning

Professional Development Books: Literacy and Language

Did you see the recent blog post on ALSC by the two ladies behind The Cardigan calling for more free professional development for children’s librarians? Hear, hear. One of the ways I try to get in my professional development is to read books relating to serving children and working in libraries. Today I’m sharing the… Continue reading Professional Development Books: Literacy and Language

It Takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian: Introducing “The Cardigan”

I can’t even tell you how much excitement I have for this announcement! When Katherine and Allie told me about The Cardigan I immediately asked if they would write about it so I could help spread the news.  Read on to learn about this amazing resource for library staff serving children. Who We Are and… Continue reading It Takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian: Introducing “The Cardigan”

Guest Post: Storytime Out Loud: A Storytime Podcast

Are you ready to have your storytime life changed? Because I am about to introduce you to two ladies who have started the first ever (at least, the only one I know about) podcast all about library storytime! It’s called Storytime Out Loud and there are three episodes out already.  You can also follow them… Continue reading Guest Post: Storytime Out Loud: A Storytime Podcast