The Social-Emotional Learning Commons

Remote learning and pandemic-induced stress have focused attention on the necessity of meeting our students’ social-emotional learning needs in culturally responsive ways. The four panelists, all regular contributors to School Library Connection on the topics of Collaboration, Inquiry, Reading Culture, and Information Literacy, will explore ways in which a school’s library program can empower all young people to recognize their own strengths and grow cognitively, emotionally, and socially.


  • Suzanne Sannwald, Teacher Librarian, West Hills High School
  • Barbara K. Stripling, Professor Emerita, Retired from Syracuse University
  • Melissa Thom, Teacher Librarian, Bristow Middle School
  • Jacquelyn Whiting, Instructional Coach and Technology Integrator, Brookfield Public Schools