When I was working in the public library (It’s been five years!), I was a little more on top of reading Library Journal. I’d often use it as a collection development tool. Now that I am working in a library system, I often forget to take a look at the professional journals that are available to me through the public library or online. As the saying goes, “Out of sight, out of mind.” I want to make a more concerted effort to read professional journals in the field of librarianship.
I recently learned that School Library Journal, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Review are available online through BadgerLink. BadgerLink is a online state resource for folks in Wisconsin. Wisconsin library staff, visit Badgerlink and look under Popular Magazines.
Here are some articles of note:
Every Month is Black History Month: Richland Library uses programming and dialogue to engage the African-American community year-round by Quincy Pugh, American Libraries, Mar/Apr 2018
Directed Learning: Cut costs with plan-ahead activities for youth and their caregivers, Abby Johnson, American Libraries, Jan/Feb 2018
Social Justice Symposium for Teens by Erin Hoopes, Philadelphia Institute Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia, Public Libraries Jan/Feb 2018
Self-Directed Learning: Cut costs with plan-ahead activities for youth and their caregivers, Abby Johnson, American Libraries, Jan/Feb 2018
Tech 2 Go by Mikael Jacobsen, Skokie (IL) Public Library, Public Libraries, May/Jun 2017
Mirrors and Windows: Diversity in Children’s Picture Books by Angela Bronson, Kent Branch Library, Toledo Lucas County (OH) Public Library, Public Libraries, Nov/Dec 2016
My apologies for the citation quality above — what is important, in my eyes, is that the links take you to the source of the information.