School Librarian Origin Stories

cute creatures and the text School Librarian Origin Stories

Whether they’re creating a safe space for us to nerd out away from bullies, providing resources to finish term papers and guide us through the most challenging issues of our adolescence, or ensuring that our children have access to books critical to their own social and emotional development, school librarians have proven heroes to many of us.

ALA authors: some exciting news to share

Dear ALA Editions | Neal-Schuman authors,

We have some important news items that we hope will brighten your week!

The first is that Poster Submissions for ALA Annual in Chicago are now open. All of our authors are encouraged to review this press release about submissions and consider submitting an entry for a poster session by the March 15th deadline. Per the press release:

Making the connection: Amanda L. Folk and Tracey Overbey discuss libraries and the Black and African American experience

Still a predominantly white profession, librarianship has a legacy of racial discrimination, and we must face and better understand the ways in which race impacts how we meet users’ needs both now and in the future. Amanda L. Folk and Tracey Overbey, authors of two ALA Editions Special Reports, posit that identifying and acknowledging implicit and learned bias is a necessary step for moving forward.