Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving. Snead’s multifloor stack systems can still be seen in many important libraries built in that era, for instance at Harvard, Columbia, the Vatican,...
As school budgets continue to suffer economic pressures, many elementary teachers and parents find their schools can no longer provide the expertise of a qualified library/media specialist. TeachersFirst offers this series to help schools and teachers who are “doing more with less.”
Content being broken down into individual components and re-aggregated is the result of the rise of mobile technologies, billions of screens of all shapes and sizes, and unprecedented access to data from all kinds of sources through APIs and SDKs. Cards are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices as the internet moves from pages & destinations to aggregated personal experiences.
Darth Vader, Wonder Woman, author/illustrator Misako Rocks!, and a group of intrepid librarians recently stormed Floral Park Memorial High School in Long Island, NY for the school district’s first-ever comic convention.
Samsung spent nearly $20 million on Oscar TV ads and part of its sponsorship included getting its Galaxy smartphone integrated into the show. The bet paid off when host Ellen DeGeneres used the phone to take a selfie that was retweeted nearly 3 million times.
While educators grapple with the Common Core State Standards, school librarians are finding aspects to celebrate. To start? Their jobs, and their important role in supporting teachers and students through this transition.
It's no secret that reading is an excellent pastime. But sometimes, at the end of a long day, it's easier to switch on Netflix than reach for the novel you were so excited about, but have yet to start. Don't be dissuaded! There are major advantages t...
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