School Library Connection


School Library Connection

School Library Connection (SLC) is an extensive learning resource center for school library professionals. As the combined evolution of School Library Monthly and Library Media Connection magazines, SLC maintains their commitment to providing those in the school library field with practical insights and inspiration while also advancing the scope and mission of its predecessors.

SLC is helmed by instructional leaders in school librarianship and features self-paced professional learning, curricular support resources, and related materials to support teaching and professional learning. The Reviews+ section includes a powerful search engine built to instantly connect school librarians and educators with reviews to help build and refine their collections. Reviewers add hundreds of product reviews each month.

About Libraries Unlimited

School Library Connection is a publication of Libraries Unlimited, a publisher in the field of academic, public, school, and special libraries since 1964. Libraries Unlimited’s mission—to cultivate and maintain a supportive community where librarians, archivists, and information specialists can learn about and discuss leading-edge trends and acquire new skills through every phase of their careers—is supported by over 2,000 publications. Since 2008, Libraries Unlimited has been an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, an award-winning publisher of digital and print products in the realms of reference, contemporary thought, and professional development. With both a long-standing reputation for authoritative and trustworthy materials and a current prominence in delivering cutting-edge content in diverse and innovative forms, ABC-CLIO continues to be driven by pursuit of its core mission: to serve as source, catalyst, and support of lifelong learning.

About Our Reviews

Our goal is to offer reviews with an important perspective: yours. Our reviewers are school librarians and other educators who work in school, public, and academic libraries. We seek reviewers who can write concise descriptions and evaluations of the content, quality, and curricular applications of books and other media available for school library purchase.

Our reviewers use the following rating system:

Highly Recommended:
If the reader could afford only one title on this subject, this is it. Excellent, superior in every way. Should be included in all collections.
Consider seriously for inclusion in the collection.
Additional Selection:
For titles which may have more than a minor flaw OR a narrow focus, valuable only in the specific situation discussed in the review. Consider to meet the needs of the collection or as supplementary material. This rating does not detract from the quality of the product.
Not Recommended

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Corrections and Reconsideration Policy

Minor errors

If an article or product review is found to contain a minor typographical error, misspelling, grammatical error, or broken hyperlink, SLC’s editors will make the correction in the version of the article or review appearing online at The amended article or review will appear without an associated Editor’s Note.


If an article is found to contain errors of fact or other significant faults requiring correction, SLC will revise the version of the article appearing online at, in consultation with the article’s author. An Editor’s Note explaining the date and nature of the correction will be appended to the end of the article.

If a product review is found to contain errors that do not accurately reflect the contents of the title, or that will otherwise potentially affect the reviewer’s overall assessment of the title (a major story arc is misrepresented, an appendix was noted as being absent in the advance review copy but will be present in the final version, etc.) the correction process will proceed as follows:

  • The reviewer will be presented with the corrected information and will be asked to revise the review to reflect its inclusion.
  • Once approved, the online review will be replaced with the amended version at and an Editor’s Note will be added to describe the nature of the changes.

If a corrected article or review first appeared in an issue of SLC’s print magazine, a correction notice will also be printed in the next issue of the magazine not yet in press.

Reconsideration of reviews

SLC is committed to allowing our reviewers to make independent assessments of a product’s quality and value. However, we also acknowledge that there are occasions when reconsideration of a review may be warranted—for example, in the case of alleged racist, homophobic, or other forms of discriminatory bias. If a review is found to contain improper or offensive wording, associations, representations, or implications, the following steps will be taken:

  • The review will be submitted to an editorial review process to assess the validity of the complaint.
  • If the complaint is upheld, the review appearing online at will be removed and an Editor’s Note describing the circumstances will be left in its place.
  • The reviewer will be notified of the complaint and asked to revise their review in accordance with the SLC Reviewer Guidelines. In the event that the reviewer is unwilling or deemed unable to revise the review in accordance with SLC’s Guidelines, SLC may reassign the review to a new reviewer.
  • If a revised review is submitted and approved, it will replace the previous version. An amended Editor’s Note will be attached that includes a description of the complaint, the steps taken to correct it, and an apology to our readers.

School Library Connection Editors
Jeffrey DiScala
Carl A. Harvey II
Rebecca J. Morris
Courtney Pentland
Leslie B. Preddy
Elizabeth Barrera Rush
Barbara K. Stripling
Suzanne Sannwald
Melissa Thom
Jacquelyn Whiting

Advisory Board
Sharon Coatney
Jeffrey DiScala
Courtney Pentland
Elizabeth Barrera Rush
Suzanne Sannwald
Barbara K. Stripling
Melissa Thom
Jacquelyn Whiting

Editorial Director
David Paige

Deputy Editor
Mary Bagne

Reviews Editor
Doug Ogden

Media Editors
James A. Dare Carrie West

Professional Development Manager
Jane B. Cullina

Professional Development Editors
Emma Bailey
Fatima Policarpo
Seth Taylor