Q&A with Barbara Ungar, 2007 Jaffarian Award Winner
Colleen Barbus | August 31, 2010
Barbara Ungar is the Library Media Teacher at Central Elementary School in Wilmette, Illinois. Her program, Central School Third Grade Virtual Museum—A Day in the Neighborhood, won the 2007 Jaffarian Award.
Join the Next Great Stories CLUB
Angela Thullen | August 26, 2010
The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced the theme and book titles for the fourth round of Great Stories CLUB grants. YALSA’s Outreach to Young Adults with Special Needs Interest Group selected “Second Chances” as the Great Stories CLUB theme, along with the following titles: Hate List by Jennifer Brown (Little, Brown Books, 2009); Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers (Amistad, 2009); and The Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees (Hyperion, 2009).
Q&A with Sandra Wiseman, 2008 Jaffarian Award Winner
Colleen Barbus | August 24, 2010
Sandra Wiseman is the School Library Media Specialist at Woodsdale Elementary School in Wheeling, West Virginia. Her program, History Hits the Road to Woodsdale, won the 2008 Jaffarian Award.
Be an Armchair Traveler
Angela Hanshaw | August 19, 2010
I’ve been feeling the travel bug lately, but lack of time and money means I’ll be puting my dream vacation off, at least for a while. If I lived near Newnan, Georgia, however, I could travel vicariously through Newnan Carnegie Library’s Armchair Travelers program.
Q&A with Sally Rasch, 2009 Jaffarian Award Winner
Colleen Barbus | August 17, 2010
Sally Rasch is the librarian at the Carroll Academy for International Studies in Houston, Texas. Her program, Learning about the World with a Global Perspective, won the 2009 Jaffarian Award.
New for August at EDSITEment
Shelley NiTuama | August 12, 2010
This month EDSITEment looks at the Statue of Liberty and Thomas Hart Benton’s The Sources of Country Music as well as resources for United States history, world history, literature and language arts, and arts and culture.
Q&A with Nicolette Vaillancourt, 2010 Jaffarian Award Winner
Colleen Barbus | August 10, 2010
Nicolette Vaillancourt is the Learning Resource Center director at Jefferson Elementary School in Elmhurst, Illinois. Her program, The Elmhurst History Project, won the 2010 Jaffarian Award.
Help Your Teens Become Stars with SchoolJam USA
Jennifer Paisley-Schuch | August 05, 2010
Teen bands across the country are invited to step onto the stage to compete in SchoolJam USA. This national, one-of-a-kind, teen battle-of-the-bands competition is accepting applications from middle and high school students aiming to showcase their talent and bolster much-needed support for school music programs.
Featured Library: Rainbow City Public Library
Angela Hanshaw | August 03, 2010
The Rainbow City (Ala.) Public Library just wrapped up their summer reading program for kids. Featuring the theme “Make a Splash—Read!,” the program had 586 registered participants reading 9,500 books.