Our fearless reviewer—who just happens to be SLJ's 2015 Librarian of the Year and a maker queen—canvassed the entire Javits Convention Center in Manhattan to find the most exciting innovations coming out this year.
The release of the Automatic Alt-Text service allows people who are blind (or might otherwise use screen readers) to better understand what exists in photos in their News Feeds. User research helped develop the tool through interviews, usability testing, and surveys.
This list offers a variety of suggestions to readers—from biographies to science fiction to poetry, there is something for all types of book lovers. These fifteen books are either recently published or soon-to-be released titles by incredible Indigenous authors.
Last night, Senator Elizabeth Warren was warned, then given an explanation, but nevertheless, she persisted in reading the words of another woman who was warned, given an explanation, and persisted: Coretta Scott King. In honor and in recognition of these and other women who, despite warning and explanation, persist in their efforts, we offer you this list of persistent young women.
Every Friday for the month of January we had "Crafternoons" for school-aged kids. Each week was a different craft activity, all related to storytelling and literacy. We also incorporated physical literacy by using our fine motor skills to build our creations, and promoted gross motor skills by having the kids act out their stories.
What does it mean to Evolve? Why do Libraries need to Evolve? Through this session, Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project will discuss the importance of redesigning library spaces to make them more interactive and collaborative. The Evolve Project is a collaborative platform that aims to change the way people see libraries through the injection of technology that fosters collaboration and exploration. See what other libraries have done to build maker spaces, fab labs, and other creative concepts that you can start today!
Recent studies have shown the value of formal educational and recreational after school programs for youth. Many school districts, community centers, youth serving organizations, faith-based groups and others are working to create and implement such programs. Additionally, federal and foundation funds are being directed toward after school programs. Is your library connected to the after school movement in your community? Listed below are some resources that may be useful to you with this effort.
Good programs nurture children's talents, expose them to interesting people, and set tough-love standards of behavior. The interaction among play work, and intense study reinforces children's growing self-efficacy social development, and sense of commitment to and place in their community. All these skills are tied to students' ability to achieve, become successful in life, and form stable relationships of their own.
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Calling all coloring book lovers. You can now take part in #ColorOurCollections 2017–a campaign where museums and libraries worldwide will make available free coloring books, letting you color artwork from their collections and then share it on Twitter and other social media platforms.
Google Slides recently added some new functionality for working with video. Slides has become my go-to presentation platform for the easy ability to collaborate and build with others and for its portability. If, like me, you regularly use Slides as a platform for presenting, teaching or for sharing student projects, these new video features will come in mighty handy.
If your city is anything like mine, you may have been asked by the residents to increase the number of books in your collection written in Arabic. Finding great reliable resources can be a bit tricky, however.
Gaining STEM skills is as important for young children as learning to read, asserts a new report by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and supported by the National Science Foundation. Libraries could play a critical role in this call for more preschool STEM learning opportunities.
Library-goers in Cumberland County, N.S., may find the doors closed at one of their branches — permanently — if the province doesn't improve their "desperate" funding situation, says the chief librarian with Cumberland Public Libraries.
A design revolution is reinventing the children’s room in public libraries and changing the way young children learn. This new breed of literacy-packed play spaces in libraries is inspired by children’s museums and the developmental theories that drive them.
« Imaginez entrer dans une bibliothèque de 70 000 documents, essentiellement des titres uniques, tous alignés sur des rayons. On peut facilement se sentir submergé devant ce type de présentation », indique Ivan Filion. Le directeur des Bibliothèques de Montréal au Service de la culture illustre ainsi la nécessité pour les bibliothèques de trouver des moyens de mettre autrement les livres en valeur et de faciliter le chemin entre le lecteur et le livre cherché, niché loin sur l’étagère là-haut, troisième rangée au fond à droite.
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