Citizen Journalism and the Peter Parker Principle, a guest post by Hilde Lysiak

What is a journalist? Is it someone with a fancy college degree? Or how about a person with a credential from a major newspaper or news show? Oxford’s online dictionary defines a journalist as “a person who writes for newspapers, magazines, or news websites.” That definition fits in nicely with the caricature created by Hollywood, … Read more

The Art of Co-authoring and Collaboration, a guest post by Katie and Kevin Tsang

The Key to Co-Authoring Some people might think that writing a book with someone you are close with (in our case, a spouse) is a recipe for disaster. Luckily for us, we’ve figured out ways to make it work, and the result is books we are super proud of. Whenever we do school visits, students … Read more

Indigenous Voices: Authentic Children’s Literature in the Classroom and Library

Early in 2021, I began conversations with people at the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC), the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), and California Indian Education for All, about providing a virtual event that featured Native writers. It would be available to the public, at no charge. I was—to put it mildly—thrilled! … Read more

Busting Myths About Autism – ALSC Blog

April is Autism Acceptance Month! Over the last decade, libraries have done a lot of work to better support autistic families. Many libraries have started sensory storytimes and programs. Some allow autistic families to visit the library before official open hours to provide a less overstimulating experience. Other libraries have converted extra space into entire … Read more

Sharing Inuit Voices Across Time: Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska’s Web and Digital Archive

Guest post by: Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska This post is part of a series written by members of Internet Archive’s Community Webs program. Community Webs advances the capacity for community-focused memory organizations to build web and digital archives documenting local histories and underrepresented voices. For more information, visit communitywebs.archive-it.org/ Can you describe your community and … Read more