Welcome to the modern school library and librarian
Whether students are using books, audiobooks, ebooks, or Chromebooks, school libraries are more relevant than ever. They are places for research, refuge, and reflection--where students create, collaborate, communicate, and develop skills in critical thinking and compassion.
Learn 10 ways to create the library learning environment that every child deserves.
In Hacking School Libraries, 2015 School Librarian of the Year, Kristina A. Holzweiss, and 2017 Sensational Student Voice Award finalist, Stony Evans, bring you 10 practical hacks that will help you create a welcoming and exciting school library program. They show you how to rethink your library to become the hub of the school community, whether you are a veteran librarian or just beginning your career. Hacking School Libraries isn't just for librarians. It's for any educator who wants to learn how to
- transform the space
- establish meaningful housekeeping procedures
- provide hands-on learning opportunities
- empower your students
- bring curriculum to life
- differentiate instruction
- advocate the importance of school libraries
- establish global connections
- celebrate reading
What the experts say:
"When I learned that Kristina and Stony were writing a book to fit into one of my favorite series, I was so excited and couldn't think of a better duo to do so School librarians will find Hacking School Libraries such an amazing read and resource in so many ways. The hacks found in this book are terrific for any grade level and will help guide librarians to make a difference in their library, school, and community " -Shannon McClintock Miller, Teacher Librarian and Iowa Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson
"Authors Kristina Holzweiss and Stony Evans are two of the most respected thought leaders and practitioners in the school library field. Their book, Hacking School Libraries, is an essential resource for any modern-day library media specialist. It is filled with actionable tips and strategies that anyone can easily implement tomorrow." -Laura Fleming, Library Media Specialist, bestselling author of Worlds of Making and The Kickstart Guide to Making Great Makerspaces Grab Hacking School Libraries today, and incorporate library media centers into your learning community tomorrow.