The American Library Association would like to thank Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jack Reed (D-RI) for their leadership in including strong provisions for effective school library programs in the Strengthening America’s Schools Act that was introduced on Tuesday. The bill is the first to recognize the role school library programs play in student learning since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first enacted in 1965.
At one time not so long ago, literacy was defined as the ability to read and write and the school library was a place where students came to check our books to read or to find information in reference books.
Earlier this year I designed a template to introduce teachers to the usefulness of using Google Presentation as a tool for research. The purpose of the template is for use as a starting point to help teachers plan and implement technology driven learning experiences that are fueled by Essential Questions and aligned to Common Core Standards.
This infographic shows the evolution of information search and usage, and the evolving roles of the future librarian. It was adapted from PewInternet.com, from a keynote address for the 2012 State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference.
Taksim Gezi Park is the Zuccotti Park of Istanbul. It has quickly become the nerve center for the protesters. In true Occupy-fashion a library has come together in less than a week to serve the faithful.