Author Spotlight: Allyssa Loya

Allyssa Loya author

by Jenny Krueger, Publishing Director for School and Library

I met Disney Coding Adventures author Allyssa Loya at the 2017 TLA (Texas Library Association) conference when she presented to a packed house about how she got a coding club up and running in her library. As she presented, I heard a familiar refrain from the librarians in attendance—they knew they needed to get started with coding in their libraries, but they didn’t know where to start. It’s a common problem, as coding comes with a fear factor for students and educators who aren’t familiar with it. Read More

5 Things I Learned at TLA

By Mandi Janikowski, Editor, School/Library Planning & Partnerships

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending my first Texas Library Association (TLA) conference in Dallas. What an amazing experience! From wandering the exhibit hall to sitting in on sessions to talking with librarians from all over the state, I learned so much in the three days I was there. It was an excellent reminder of why I wanted to get into the publishing industry in the first place. Read More