Our goal is to develop independence in young authors We all have stories to tell. Regardless if our stories are told orally, through body language, or written composition, students need to feel ownership and validation in their work.
If there’s one phrase I dislike more than the latest company touting itself as the “Netflix for books,” it’s when the retort is that such a thing already exists and it’s called the library. The library is not a Netflix for books.
The deep reading of books and the information-driven reading we do on the web are very different, both in the experience they produce and in the capacities they develop. Recent research has demonstrated that deep reading—slow, immersive, rich in sensory detail and emotional and moral complexity—is a distinctive experience, different in kind from the mere decoding of words.
As part of the lead up to their album Ghost Stories—which drops on May 16—Coldplay has launched a global treasure hunt. In nine libraries around the world, they’ve put lyric sheets corresponding with songs from album inside of actual ghost novels.
"Have I peaked your interest? Do you know about #makerspaces? As you are already well-aware, technology has dramatically changed the way we live our lives, and no other teacher has seen more changes than the school media specialist or teacher-librarian. According to makerspace.com, makerspaces are "community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone." Places where students can find makerspaces include their school library, public library or local museum. Makerspace.com provides a directory of makerspaces HERE and maker community groups HERE. Does your school have a makerspace you would like to showcase? If so, drop me an email: jgreller (AT) gmail (DOT) com. "
I’m always interested in the present and future of libraries. There’s a steady stream of reports from various organizations that are broadly relevant to the (mostly academic) library biz but they can be tough to keep track of. I thought I’d aggregate some of those here. Of course I’ve very likely missed a few, so…
A 1,600-year-old manuscript featuring the poems of Virgil is among the collection being digitised by the Vatican Apostolic Library with the help of a Japanese IT firm (RT @DigitalAgendaEU: Vatican library plans to digitise 82,000 of its most valuable...
Libraries Without Borders will unveil its latest project at the New York Public Library: The Ideas Box, a library in a box designed by Philippe Starck to be packed onto shipping pallets and sent to refugee camps.