This past January, the Alliance for Excellent Education published a report showing school librarians in the front lines of the education movement to shepherd digital tools and skills into the hands of students.
Today is National Libraries Day in the United Kingdom, and hundreds of activities and events are taking place in public libraries of all shapes and sizes -- from the multi-million pound Library of Birmingham, to the tiniest local libraries run by volunteers -- in order to celebrate our wonderful librarians, and the libraries they run. To celebrate National Libraries Day, we asked a few of our staff what they love about public libraries.
There's nothing like a book recommendation from a friend. Encourage students to share their opinions by creating a student-driven book review site. Richard Byrne shows you how in the accompanying screencasts.
Research has shown there is a ‘summer slump’ for students who do not read during summer break. Additionally, studies have found children from low-income families, whose main exposure to books is through the school library, are more likely to not read during the summer. The McFarland School District has decided to take a proactive approach to decrease the summer reading gap.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce Library and Information Science (L.I.Sc) as a new course option for class XI and XII students from the forthcoming academic year 2014-2015. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce Library and Information Science (L.I.Sc) as a new course option for class XI and XII students from the forthcoming academic year 2014-2015.
When you think of a librarian, what image comes to mind? Photographer Kyle Cassidy ventured to the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia in January to explore that question. In between networking, educational events, and panels, librarians from across the country stopped by Cassidy’s makeshift studio to sit for...
The Federal Communications Commission announced a plan today to double the money it spends on installing faster Internet connections in libraries and schools. The initiative comes out of Obama's State of the Union promise that 15,000 schools, serving about 20 million students, would get more reliable access. Last year the...