“ The most important resource for creating a successful library maker space—whether in a school or public library—is one’s own community, according to librarians Justin Hoenke, Amy Koester, and Michelle Cooper.”
Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
For everyone who wishes they were on the football team. For everyone who would rather be in the glee club than ever run another lap. For the teens who dream of being far, far away from the small town or big city where they go to school. The prom queens, the theater kids, the band geeks, the bad boys, the good girls, the loners, the stoners, the class presidents, the juvenile delinquents, the jocks and the nerds.
The teens who have good days and bad days and sometimes really really really bad days.
This is for you.
Signed, A group of authors. some famous – some up-and-comers, who care about you
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LibGuides are a new IRC resource in 2015, it is a helpful online aid that students can use to support their research especially for assessments. They offer the ability for the IRC Staff to integrate a diverse range of information sources and instructional support materials in an organised manner that students are finding easy to navigate.
Libguides are a great place for students to start their assessments providing them with a ‘springboard’ for their academic research. The guides contain listings of recommended resources for finding information such as books, eBooks, databases, or recommended websites and can be embedded with relevant documents, images, widgets and media files. LibGuides can be created for a specific subject, subtopic or even specific class assignments. LibGuides provide an effective and attractive support for learning which is interactive, engaging, Web 2.0 friendly and available 24/7
This is the Reading Australia Home page. Copyright Agency has developed Reading Australia to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools and universities. These works are being supplemented with online teacher resources and essays by popular authors about the enduring relevance of the works.
Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her enthusiasm for reading with five tried-and-true suggestions for developing a lifelong book habit in young readers who may or may not have discovered the magic of the printed page.
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