Book Study: Core Values in School Librarianship

Core Values in School Librarianship Conversations

Banner by Suzanne Sannwald

During the fall of 2021, contributors to Core Values in School Librarianship: Responding with Commitment and Courage (Libraries Unlimited 2021) and I will be blogging each week about the chapters in the book.

We will begin on August 19, 2021, with an introduction and invitation to join our book study. We will focus on each chapter in the book for two weekly posts published each Monday. The book study will conclude at the end of December, 2021.

We hope you will use these posts as additional resources for your learning.

August 16, 2021 – Book Introduction and Invitation to the Book Study – post by Judi Moreillon

August 23, 2021 – Chapter 1: Equity Chapter by Erika Long and Suzanne Sherman – “Equity and Social Justice” post by Judi Moreillon

August 30, 2021 – Equity, Part 2: “Equity from a District-level Perspective” post by Suzanne Sherman

September 7, 2021 – Chapter 2: Diversity Chapter by Julie Stivers, Stephanie Powell, and Nancy Jo Lambert – “Diversity in a Culturally Responsive School Library Collection” post by Judi Moreillon

September 13, 2021 – Diversity, Part 2: “Collaborating for Diversity and School Library Programming” by Judi Moreillon

September 20, 2021 – Chapter 3: Inclusion Chapter by Meg Boisseau Allison and Peter Patrick Langella – “The Roots of an Inclusive Worldview” post by Meg Boisseau Allison

September 27, 2021 – Inclusion, Part 2: “Radical Inclusion is a Lifestyle” post by Peter Patrick Langella

October 4, 2021 – Chapter 4: Intellectual Freedom Chapter by Suzanne Sannwald and Dan McDowell – “Anxiety as an Impetus to Act Courageously for Intellectual Freedom” post by Suzanne Sannwald

October 11, 2021 – Intellectual Freedom, Part 2: “Opening Our Educational Practices for Intellectual Freedom” post by Suzanne Sannwald

October 18, 2021 – Chapter 5: Relationships Chapter by Jennifer Sturge with Stacy Allen and Sandy Walker – “Relationships Matter” post by Stacy Allen, Jen Sturge, and Sandy Walker

October 25, 2021 – Relationships, Part 2 – “Building Relationship through the Environment, Your PLN, and a Smile” post by Stacy Allen, Jen Sturge, and Sandy Walker

November 1, 2021 – Chapter 6: Principal-School Librarian Partnerships Chapter by Kelly Gustafson and M. E. Shenefiel – “Principal Partnerships and Leader-Librarians” post by M. E. Shenefiel

November 8, 2021 – Principal-School Librarian Partnerships, Part 2 – “Strengthening Principal-School Librarian Partnerships” post by Judi Moreillon

November 15, 2021 – Chapter 7: Leadership Chapter by Pam Harland and Anita Cellucci – “Taking Action: A Top Priority” post by Pam Harland and Anita Cellucci

November 22, 2021 – Leadership, Part 2 – “Who Do You Trust?” post by Pam Harland and Anita Cellucci

November 29, 2021 – “Core Values Redux from the AASL Conference” post by Judi Moreillon

December 6, 2021 – Chapter 8: Advocacy Chapter by Kristin Fraga Sierra and TuesD Chambers – “Advocacy Is Not Optional” post by Judi Moreillon

December 13, 2021 – Advocacy, Part 2

December 20, 2021 – Chapter 9: Collaboration Chapter by Judi Moreillon – post by Judi Moreillon

December 27, 2021 – Collaboration, Part 2 – post by Judi Moreillon