Liz Deskins has been a school librarian for thirty years, teaching at the elementary, high school, and college levels. She is currently teaching at Hilliard Bradley High School, in Hilliard, Ohio. She is a past president of Buckeye Children and Teens Book Awards as well as past president of OELMA (Ohio Educational Library Media Association). Liz has served on committees and task forces for the American Association of School Librarians and the Association for Library Service to Children. She also serves as Curriculum Editor for the School Library Connection reVIEWS+ online journal, which helps to fuel her passion for writing on topics of interest to school librarians. Her latest award was the 2017 OELMA Outstanding Contributor Award, which recognizes an Ohio-licensed school librarian who has made outstanding contributions to school librarianship. A requested presenter at conferences, Liz speaks on many topics, thanks to her lifelong passion for learning new things and sharing them with others! This is her second book collaboration with Christina Dorr; the first was Linking Picture Book Biographies to National Content Standards: 200+ Lives to Explore (Libraries Unlimited 2015).
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More LGBTQAI+ books are published each year. How should you select, display, share, and use in your library for children of all ages? Titles and suggestions will lead into online conversations. Bring your questions, ideas, and concerns and together we will attempt to resolve them.
- Gain a greater understanding of the variety of LGBTQAI+ books available for all readers.
- Understand reasoning and rationale for keeping these books accessible for all children.
- Learn ways to share and/or create programming with these titles.
- Learn ways to approach/ diffuse potential issues among stakeholders.
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