Lucas Maxwell

Raised in a tiny town in Nova Scotia, Canada, Lucas Maxwell grew up on comic books and Nintendo. He's failed at several jobs including stand up comedian, furniture maker, door-to-door salesman, working in a slaughter house and being a fisherman. After realizing that books were more his thing, he took on a Master's Degree in Information & Library Studies and passed with flying…well, whatever is just below aces. After working in a public library in Nova Scotia for a few years, Lucas packed up with his family and moved to the UK where he's now a school librarian in London. He blogs about the fun things he gets to do in the library at Twitter: @lucasjmaxwell

Fighting Misinformation in the School Library

The school library can play a key role in teaching students how to think critically and analyze the information being thrown their way.

How To Help Teens Become Great D&D Dungeon Masters

If you want to encourage a teen in your life to become the best D&D dungeon master they can be, here are some tips to help.

How To Create A School Library Podcast

Curious about creating a school library podcast? An experienced librarian-podcaster offers some tips and tricks.

The Mental Health Benefits of Playing Dungeons and Dragons

Playing D&D in the library has so many benefits, not only for the students, but for the adult who runs the program.

Being an Autistic School Librarian

On being an autistic school librarian, from the challenges posed by the job to the aspects that suit me well.

The Most Popular Middle Grade Comics as Chosen by Students

The results are in: here are my students’ top ten comics so far this school year, including old favorites and some surprises, like Kodi by Jared Cullum!

How to Run A Successful ComiCon in Your Library

Tips, tricks, and inspiration for creating a ComiCon event in your school library.

Passive Programming in School Libraries

Passive programming in a school library allows students a sense of ownership, a place to explore, experiment, and fail without consequence.

How to Make A Literary Escape Room In Your School or Public Library

Here's a guide on escape room library challenges and how to run them in an effective way in public and school library settings.

15 Excellent Summer Reading Ideas For Young Readers

From virtual events to reading scavenger hunts, these are some great summer reading program ideas to kick off a love of books in your kids!