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Have an article idea we should hear about? We are currently accepting article proposals for Volume III of School Library Connection and welcome both experienced and first-time writers. SLC is coedited by Carl A. Harvey III, Leslie B. Preddy, and Rebecca J. Morris. Please review the descriptions of their areas of focus below and address your query to the editor or editors whose areas fit best with your topic. In the 2017–2018 school year, SLC will be publishing six issues of our print magazine as well as four bonus online-only updates. The print magazine themes are listed below for your reference—we welcome articles for consideration regardless of whether they are related to these themes, however article proposals related to them are especially desired and encouraged.

2017–2018 Editorial Calendar, Print Magazine

August/September 2017
Teaching and Learning in an Age of Misinformation

October 2017
OER Ninjas: Mastering eResource Curation

November/December 2017
The Literacy Ecosystem

January/February 2018
Weeding Your Workweek: Reassessing Priorities, Reenergizing Programs

March/April 2018
Prove It!: Teaching and Modeling Effective Argumentation

May/June 2018
More than Safe Spaces: Moving from Civility to Social Action


Topic Centers

harveyThe Organization & Management Topic Center focuses on providing tips, tricks, ideas, and strategies for the day to day running of a school library program. Often the behind the scene elements in the school library world, this Topic Center highlights best practices for and effectively running a program to facilitate instruction and student learning.

Editor: Carl A. Harvey II, charvey@schoollibraryconnection.com


preddy_circleThe Instructional Leadership Topic Center provides librarians with ideas and inspiration to provide quality instruction supporting achievement. As instructional paradigms shift from teacher-directed to student-centered learning, it is vital for librarians to understand how millennial instruction should change, be able to model Inquiry-based solutions and understand the vital connection between reading, research, standards, technology and achievement. This Topic Center models standard-aligned lessons and inspires teacher-librarians to become part of the instructional team in their building.

Editor: Leslie Preddy, lpreddy@schoollibraryconnection.com


morrisLibrary in Context examines school libraries in the broader context of education. For school library programs to uphold this status as an essential and relevant aspect of student learning, school librarians must keep current with school-wide priorities outside the library, educational policy updates and conversations, needs and concerns of community stakeholders, and the practice of teaching. This Topic Center tackles a broad range of topics, including librarians as providers of professional development, advocacy, research updates “made practical,” communications with stakeholders, trends in education, certification/licensure updates, and legislative topics, among other areas.

Editor: Rebecca J. Morris, rmorris@schoollibraryconnection.com


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