The March School Library Monthly is here! It may not feel like spring yet outside many of our windows, but it’s promising to turn to March on the calendar.
The March issue includes these feature topics:
- Ruth Small’s article on innovation and students, with discussion of her research study on child inventors and strategies for mentoring innovation in learners
- Jami Jones’s piece about fostering creativity in students through caring about students, learning about creativity, and “establishing an environment of curious delight.” I’ve just borrowed from our university library the related book on creativity edited by Jami Jones and Lori J. Flint, The Creative Imperative: School Librarians and Teachers Cultivating Curiosity Together (ABC-CLIO, 2013).
- Lura Sanborn’s article about eBooks and digital collections for high school libraries, including a look at scholarly e-books, e-reference, e-fiction, film, and magazines. This would be a useful resource for sharing with school principals and teachers curious about e-books. This article is available full-text online here.
Finally, I had the opportunity to co-write a feature for March, about public library and school library collaborations that support the Common Core State Standards. I enjoyed the collaboration in the piece itself, writing with one of my former graduate students, Katelyn Nelson! One of my favorite learning moments in this writing was Katelyn’s suggestion to use some titles about conflict resolution for guidance on effective communication. I’ll share more on this in an upcoming post.
Other full-text articles from the March issue are these:
Developing Talking Points and More, by Deb Kachel: http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com/articles/Kachel2014-v30n6p26.html
Leadership: Collaboration for Summer Reading, by Judi Moreillon: http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com/articles/pdf/QRv30n6p24.pdf
Extending Our Reach through Summer Reading (“Use This Page”): http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com/articles/pdf/SummerReading.pdf