The Library Services for Children Journal Club Wins an Award!

In November 2017 my colleague Christie Menzo and I launched a new project designed to get library staff serving children to read and discuss emerging research related to our field of practice. It’s called the Library Services for Children Journal Club. I’ve written recaps of each of our meetings here on Jbrary as a way… Continue reading The Library Services for Children Journal Club Wins an Award!

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

2019 Picture Books: Things That Go

First of all, this post won in my Instagram poll battle against Bodily Functions. And I never thought I’d see the day. Anyways! We’ve got trucks. We’ve got cars. We’ve got bikes. We’ve got motorcycles. We’ve got trains. We’ve got skateboards. We’ve got boats. We’ve got construction vehicles. Your vehicle obsessed toddlers and preschoolers will… Continue reading 2019 Picture Books: Things That Go