Happy New Year!
January Events and Resources from Amanda Jones
Dear School Librarians,
I've curated several events and resources to help you begin 2022. If you would like to share something for next month, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll post it next month and include your name.
Happy New Year!
SLJ Webcast: Mock Newbery Live
The Newbery Committee chooses the Medal winner behind closed doors, but here’s your chance to see how it works. This expert panel discusses five of the best books of the year, following the process of the real Committee.
Youth Media Awards: January 24, 2022
The ALA Youth Media Awards (YMA), including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth.
World Read Aloud Day: February 2, 2022
Did you know Kate Messner has compiled a list of authors and illustrators who offer free virtual author visits for World Read Aloud Day? Check out this link and book a virtual guest today!
Future Ready Librarians Digital Learning
Have you seen the 2nd annual Future Ready Schools Digital App Smash webinar? If not, click this link to watch the webinar and learning about a ton of digital tools being used by school librarians across the country.
Design from Claudio Zavala, Jr.
I am in love with this editable graphic created by Claudio Zavala, Jr. Create yours today by visiting his website @ https://iamclaudius.com/links. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/ClaudioZavalaJr.
School Librarians United with Amy Hermon
Need free professional development that you can do at your own pace? Check out School Librarians United by Amy Hermon. 154+ episodes to date! Follow Amy's podcast on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/LMS_United.
More About Amanda Jones
Amanda Jones is a teacher-librarian from Watson, LA. She is the 2021 School Library Journal Co-Librarian of the Year, a 2021 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and the 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year. Amanda is the Vice President of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians, an AASL Social Media Superstar, and a member of the Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Committee. She is passionate about school library advocacy and promoting the love of reading. Find out more about her at librarianjones.com.