Resources for librarians - National Council of Teachers of English

What does NCTE provide for librarians and classroom educators?

Access. As an NCTE member, you’ll have the resources you need at your fingertips. Explore NCTE’s book rationale database with over 1,300 rationales. You’ll find many more resources devoted to intellectual freedom at the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Center.

Inspiration. It’s energizing to be inspired by the work of others. Experience live and recorded professional development events and book talks, the National African American Read-In (which includes a national registry to log events), the National Day on Writing® each October, and Build Your Stack®, an initiative focused on helping teachers build their book knowledge and classroom libraries.

Being in the know. With NCTE, it’s easy to stay up to date on these Children’s Book Awards: 

       The Charlotte Huck Award® for Outstanding Fiction for Children

       The Orbis Pictus Award® for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children

       The Notable Poetry Books and Verse Novels Lists and the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children

Community. Grow your network of other literacy professionals and join a community that supports you and gives you the tools and resources you need to succeed.

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What is NCTE?

NCTE is the professional home of teachers of English language arts and literacy education, from elementary to college.

For more than 100 years, NCTE has worked with its members to

  • elevate teacher expertise and advocate for literacy education and student agency at the local and federal levels;
  • publish journals, other publications, and resources created by literacy educators; and
  • share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events.

NCTE’s leadership role in English language arts education is strengthened by the ongoing support and dedication of its members.