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Webcast Recap: 4 Ways to Strengthen Diversity in Your Library Program

Written by Deborah B. Ford

February 09, 2017

flying lessonsIn our webcast today, I shared four ways to strengthen diversity in your library program. As I said, every effort you make towards inclusion and diversity matters to someone. By being aware, keeping up with the literature, shaking up your programming and bringing in outside resources, the impact you can make is so valuable.

Here’s the article I wrote for Principal magazine. Be sure to share it with your principal if you’re a school librarian.

Let’s keep the ideas flowing. Tag us on social media (@JrLibGuild) with the hashtag #WeNeedDiverseBooks. What are you doing that you can share with librarians around the world?

In addition to providing you with great book selections, Junior Library Guild continues to build resources to help you use these titles. Webcast titles are being added Booktalk to Go LiveBinder for Spring 2017.  This binder is full of resources for teaching and sharing these wonderful selections. Thanks to our marketing team, BTG LiveBinder Tabs with links are now added to the book detail page. This is a direct link to the resources in the binder. JLG BTG titles are also added to our Pinterest board and tweeted out by following Deborah B. Ford. Look for book trailers and archived webcasts on our JLG YouTube Playlists and on our website at More JLG Services/Video Resources.

This webcast will be archived and posted on the JLG website at a later date. Your certificate of attendance can be printed after watching the archived video for at least ten minutes. To access the handout, click here.

Join us for our next national webcast on February 23 at 3:00PM EDT for The Buzz about New Teen Books, Grades 6-12. JLG’s Kayleigh Hanlin will be joining me as we talk about some of our favorite spring releases. Don’t miss another great chat about books you will look forward to receiving.

The following is a list of today’s featured books in order of appearance:

ZOBOI, Ibi. American Street. Balzer + Bray. 2017. ISBN 9780062473042. JLG Category: CH City High (Grades 10 & Up).

HUGHES, Dean. Four-Four-Two. 272p. Atheneum. 2016. ISBN 9781481462525. JLG Category: HH History High (Grades 10 & Up).

OH, Ellen. Flying Lessons & Other Stories. 240p. Crown. 2017. ISBN 9781101934609. JLG Category: C Advanced Readers (Grades 6-9).

SHETTERLY, Margot Lee. Hidden Figures. 240p. Harper. 2016. ISBN 9780062662385. JLG Category: NM+ Nonfiction Middle (Grades 5-8).

SHEVAH, Emma. Dara Palmer’s Major Drama. 288p. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. 2016. ISBN 9781492631385. JLG Category: B Upper Elementary and Middle (Grades 5-7).

ENGLE, Margarita. Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics. illus. by Rafael López. 48p. Henry Holt. 2017. ISBN 9780805098761. JLG Category: MCE Multicultural Elementary (Grades 2-6). Also available in Spanish (PS).

FRIER, Raphaële. Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education. illus. by Aurélia Fronty. 48p. Charlesbridge. 2017. ISBN 9781580897853. JLG Category: BE+ Biography Elementary (Grades 2-6).

DUPUIS, Jenny Kay and Kathy Kacer. I Am Not a Number. illus. by Gillian Newland. 32p. Second Story. 2016. ISBN 9781927583944. JLG Category: MCE Multicultural Elementary (Grades 2-6).

Deb newDeborah B. Ford
Director of Library Outreach
Junior Library Guild

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K-€“12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG’€™s Booktalks to Go and Everyday Librarian @ School Library Journal. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at dford@juniorlibraryguild.com . Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

Contact Sales: sales@juniorlibraryguild.com for information about Junior Library Guild and how you can receive these amazing books to support your program.

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  1. Deborah B. Ford

    on Tue, Apr 04, 2017 at 09:33am

    I'm emailing you a certificate. Sorry you had difficulties.

  2. Karen Clinton

    on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 20:41pm

    I also need the certificate of attendance. When I clicked on the icon at the bottom of the screen, nothing happened.

  3. Cheryl Larson

    on Thu, Feb 09, 2017 at 20:40pm

    Your video conference was quite enjoyable. How do I get a copy of my certificate of attendance? Thank you....

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Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG's Booktalks to Go @ SLJ. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at dford@juniorlibraryguild.com. Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

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