Take 5: Link Roundup for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the Month of May (2022)
It’s May, so I thought I would share some resources that will help us all better serve our patrons and delve more deeply into our collections and our profession with a link roundup. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so some of the links will help us celebrate AAPI authors and their works. Other links share comprehensive book lists and some are posts that just delve more deeply into our profession. Here’s a look at some of the links out there for us this month.
Over at Harper Stacks, you can download resources that focus on highlighting various parts of the collection, including AAPI resources. You can also find downloadable educator guides, posters and social graphics to download and share.
Penguin Young Readers also has an AAPI resource that you can download here
Victoria over at The Contented Reader has a roundup of 55 books being released in May 2022.
Sadly, it’s not all good news I have to share. The march towards authoritarianism and the assault on libraries, both school and public, and the people who work in them continues. Recent news is about book bans in Tennessee where they are seeking to ban books AND criminalize librarians. You can read about it over at Multicultural Children’s Book Day.
Librarianship, like many professions during the last few years, has been facing some very real challenges. This is an interesting article that talks about how librarians are not okay and I found it to be interesting and thoughtful. It speaks specifically about academic librarianship, but I think it can be read by anyone.
What links have you been reading and sharing? Share with us in the comments.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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