This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet …
With the success of YA book-to-movie adaptations like The Hunger Games and Divergent, and the sure to be popular The Fault in Our Stars, the genre is more ripe for cinematic makeovers than ever. So naturally Hollywood is sending dozens of projects down the pipeline to cash in on the trend. Some books are in the early stages of adaption. Others are coming to theaters near us all very soon. Here are 5 YA books-turned-movies to look forward to. The Giver by Lois Lowry Satiate your YA and children's literature movie appetite with The Giver, coming to theaters August 15. The beloved book tells the story of Jonas, who lives a life of conformity and contentment until he's given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory. As the secrets of his society start unraveling, things, as you can imagine, get interesting. Starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, and Brenton Thwaites. The Maze Runner by James Dashner The first in a ...
Jen Mac's insight:
There is some great YA fiction out at the moment and seeing so many make the transition to film is great.
RDA (Resource Description and Access) is a new standard for describing library resources, designed to replace AACR2.
Library staff, including public services, systems personnel, and catalogers, may have heard mention of RDA but not know much about it or how it will change their daily work.
This presentation answers many questions. What is RDA? How is your library approaching RDA? Is your library planning to implement RDA? If yes, what is the plan? If not, how will your library handle RDA records? Do you think RDA will benefit your library and its patrons?
"We'll give a very little bit of history and theoretical background. What is this going to mean for catalogers, ILS managers, and users in the near term? What are the future implications, or, why are we doing this? What are the juicy bits of controversy in cataloger-land? And finally, Do we HAVE to? We'll talk for a while, have some activities that get you thinking, and find out your thoughts on RDA."
Presented at "Captains & Crew Collaborating," the 8th annual paraprofessional conference at J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University.
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