The following titles–from Justin Somper’s first foray into YA lit and Danielle Paige's wicked Dorothy Must Die to Sally Green’s witchy Half Bad and E. Lockhart’s much-anticipated We Were Liars– offer teens a plethora of attention-worthy narratives.
L'idée n'était pas de simplement créer des sections spécifiques pour chaque type d'intelligence, mais d'intégrer celles-ci dans un milieu cohérent. La bibliothèque comporte toutes sortes de recoins où les enfants peuvent lire en groupe ou seul, qui stimulent aussi l'intelligence corporelle puisqu'il faudra grimper pour atteindre leur coin de lecture choisi. Une salle centrale au rez-de-chaussée est couverte de tableaux blancs sur lesquels les enfants peuvent participer à des activités artistiques ou liées à leurs lectures.
La ministre du Patrimoine canadien et des Langues officielles, Shelly Glover, a annoncé aujourd'hui la nomination de Guy Berthiaume au poste de bibliothécaire et archiviste du Canada pour une période de cinq ans. M. Berthiaume occupera ses nouvelles fonctions dès le 23 juin 2014.
This post was originally written as a response to a comment by the (ex)Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, claiming that running a library and being a librarian isn’t hard and doesn’t involve anything other than stamping books, and that anyone would find it easy to volunteer to run a library.
I’ve written, with suggestions from contributors, a list of activities and tasks, some obvious and some not so obvious, that are often the responsibility of public librarians and library staff. These are all things that we know people working in public libraries are expected to do, whether or not we think they should be, and include all levels of work including some basic day to day tasks and some things that would best be done by trained and qualified members of staff. These are things that paid staff are able to do that volunteers might struggle with, need training for or be unwilling to do (for reasons like it’s against their beliefs, or simply because they’re working for nothing.
New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ is a new series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, models of library associations and library schools working with new professionals, and groups by and for librarians. The free webinars are presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group in partnership with the American Library Association.
Contrairement à beaucoup, je n’ai absolument aucun complexe à dire que j’adore lire en numérique. D’ailleurs, j’ai eu, depuis longtemps, plusieurs liseuses, qui m’ont accompagné au rythme de mes lectures, mais aussi de mes envies… J’ai notamment eu un Kindle, ainsi qu’une Bookeen. Aujourd’hui, je lis tous mes ouvrages numériques sur un IPad, qui m’a permis de rendre cette lecture extrêmement fonctionnelle sur un outil que je dédie à, aussi, une multitude d’autres taches. ;)
From May 3rd to 10th, 2014 the National Reading Campaign will create an exemplary model of what a reading Canada would look like. For one week, citizens of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan will weave reading into every aspect of their lives through a series of amazing events!
The Toronto Library is rolling out a free digital borrowing service that works by streaming content like movies, music and television directly to phones, tablets and web browsers — akin to the movie-streaming service Netflix.
Le photographe américain Robert Dawson vient de publier The Public Library (Princeton Architectural Press), un ouvrage élaboré pendant près de 20 ans témoignant de la variété des différents établissements de lecture publique américains.
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced the appointment of Guy Berthiaume as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years, effective June 23, 2014.
A surprising number of characters and plot threads are deftly interwoven and tucked into comparatively few pages. The world of mages, half-demons, devils, and false bards is also an intriguing mix of the familiar and the novel, and while the plot is mostly an appetizer, the taste is fine enough to whet the reader’s appetite for future courses.
As a librarian, we help to teach people how to become self-sufficient on the computer, how to find the answer to patron’s questions (no offence Google, but while you may come back with a million answers, we librarians come back with the right answer), develop graphic designs for advertisement, act as a social media managers, handle reader’s advisory, teach information literacy classes, act as storytellers, teach children. We wear many many caps.
L’espace enfants a été réaménagé pour mieux accueillir les familles le week-end et l'été, en mettant toujours à disposition une sélection de nouveautés: romans, livres d’images, bandes dessinées, documentaires, contes ….
“For instance, kids could come into the library for our Christmas activities, design their own cookie cutter, print it out on the 3D printer and then go home and bake something special for Grandma and Grandpa,” says McKend, the children’s librarian. “I’ve read about kids who are using 3D printers to design their own iPhone cases – that’s really popular. It’s all about letting them imagine something and then help them make it real.”
Four years after the Canadian government first announced plans to develop a digital economy strategy, Industry Minister James Moore traveled to Waterloo, Ontario, Friday for the release of Digital Canada 150. The long-awaited strategy document identifies five key areas for policy development: connecting Canadians, protecting the online environment, developing commercial opportunities, digital government, and Canadian content.
Digital Canada 150 ultimately suffers from some notable omissions. For a strategy document, it is curiously lacking in actual strategy. The government updates Canadians on what it has done and provides some insight into what it plans to do, but there are few new strategies articulated.
At the recent Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in Philadelphia this January, the Association for Library Service for Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) released their picks for the best audio books of 2014.