You're in for a treat this week as Jama Kim Rattigan is hosting our Poetry Friday fun over at Jama's Alphabet Soup. Don't miss it! Go there now!
Friday, April 16, 2021
10 Ways that Poetry Makes Library Collections Better
I write a regular column for School Library Collection, the journal published by Libraries Unlimited, the professional development imprint of ABC-CLIO. And of course, I love it when the topic turns to poetry! For the March/April issue, my article is a practical, annotated list of "10 Ways that Poetry Makes Library Collections Better." You can read the article and the whole issue online, but it requires a subscription to this in-depth online web resource, School Library Connection, an amazing professional development platform with over 250 video lessons, 3000 articles, 300 lesson plans and a searchable collection of 5000+ resource reviews. There's even a free trial available, if you want to explore its offerings. Meanwhile, I'd like to share my brief piece here, in hopes that it helps you make an argument for promoting poetry (if you need one)-- as a librarian, teacher, or even as a parent or volunteer. Happy Poetry Month!