2013 Mover & Shaker Susan Anderson-Newham, early learning supervising librarian at the Pierce County Library System in Tacoma, WA, talks about the importance of collaboration and a good sense of humor to her work, why hands-on play is key to kids’ learning, and her top early learning picture books of all time.
LibraryAware Community Award from LJ and Novelist/EBSCO Will Highlight Exemplary Community Engagement
Focusing on community engagement, the award will go to a community–and its library or library system—that recognizes the library’s role in ensuring outcomes that are essential to the vitality of its local surroundings. The first awards will be given in April 2013 to coincide with National Library Week; prizes will go to three winning libraries in the amounts of $10,000, $7500, and $5000.
By Debra Whelan, SLJ School Library Journal has a new editor-in-chief. Rebecca T. Miller, executive editor of features for Library Journal, will assume the position effective December 15, 2011. “We’re very pleased to have Rebecca as our new editor-in-chief at SLJ,” says Ian Singer, VP and group publisher of Media Source, parent company of SLJ [...]