June 2018

How Bibliotherapy Can Help Students Open Up About Their Mental Health (kqed.org)

Mental health concerns, like anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, can affect a student’s ability to concentrate, form friendships and thrive in the classroom. Educators and school counselors often provide Social and Emotional Learning programs (SEL) in order to help these students, as well as school-based therapeutic support groups. However, even in these forums, getting teenagers to speak about their problems can be challenging, especially when they feel like outsiders...

How Taking A Stand For Justice Can Threaten The Careers Of Black Athletes [npr.org]

Journalist Howard Bryant discusses the history of social protest among African-American athletes. His new book, The Heritage, traces the tradition back to Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and others. [To listen to this podcast by TERRY GROSS, go to https://www.npr.org/2018/06/13/619515355/how-taking-a-stand-for-justice-can-threaten-the-careers-of-black-athletes ] For another story on this topic, see To Play, Protest Or Both? Book Traces 'The Heritage' Of Black Athlete Activists .

S.F. Public Library wins Library of the Year award [sfchronicle.com]

San Franciscans don’t have far to travel to go to the nation’s most community-minded library: It’s right here in town. Library Journal, the venerable trade publication, has named the San Francisco Public Library the Library of the Year. Awarded since 1992, the prize recognizes the library that best serves its community, through innovative programming, and has done the most to draw patrons. [For more on this story by John McMurtrie, go to...

Libraries as Affordable Housing Partners? [Nonprofit Quarterly]

Libraries as Affordable Housing Partners? Once upon a time, the Internet was expected to lead to the end of libraries. A 2004 Economist article, for example, began with a statement that “Public libraries will be redundant by 2020 [based] on current trends.” But instead, as NPQ has noted , libraries’ importance has gone up, driven largely by their increasingly vital role as community centers. NPQ ’s Ruth McCambridge gave a few examples: “The Chicago Public Library offers a free ‘ Maker Lab ’...

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