School Library Services

Communications

Interested in learning more about YRL and school library trends? Want to further expand your learning with new training opportunities? Check out these great resources.

Newsletters

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Social Media

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School Library Reads

Curious about how YRL librarians stay up-to-date on school library trends? Check out our favourite sites below.

Book Reviews and Recommendations

American Indians in Children’s Literature: Looking for Indigenous books? Debbie Reese’s reviews will help you find high-quality Indigenous books to add to your collection.

Brightly: Features book recommendations from publishers for all ages and includes reading tips and insights, seasonal inspirations, and more.

Dogo Books: Curious about what kids think of the latest releases? These book reviews are by kids, for kids. 

We Need Diverse Books: A great resource for finding award-winning, high-quality diverse books.


Classroom Technology

Free Technology for Teachers: Simple daily tips for teachers to help them get the most out of popular educational technology and commonly used apps, such as Google apps and Microsoft Office.

Educational Technology: Updated daily, this site features apps and technology to help improve your teaching.


School Librarianship and Teaching

Alberta School Learning Commons Council: An ATA council that provides support and resources for school librarians, including workshops.

Cult of Pedagogy: Full of resources that cover many aspects of teaching, from classroom management to work-life balance, and many other hot topics of conversation within the field.

KnowledgeQuest Blog: The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) blog, covering many topics of interest to school librarians.

School Librarian Leadership: Run by a school library consultant, this blog shares research and news about school libraries.

Teen Librarian Toolbox: Run by School Library Journal, this blog is full ideas to make your school library a welcoming space for teens.