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It’s an Ebook World for Young Readers 13 and Under Says PlayCollective Report

It’s an Ebook World for Young Readers 13 and Under Says PlayCollective Report | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
The majority of students 13 and under are picking up e-readers to enjoy their favorite reads—with 92 percent doing so at least once a week—reveals the report “Exploring the E-Reading Habits of Children.
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Why Don’t Teens Read For Pleasure Like They Used To?

Why Don’t Teens Read For Pleasure Like They Used To? | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
A survey of data shows a marked drop in teenagers reading for pleasure. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the explosion of e-reading and digital diversions is behind the decline.
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 13, 2014 7:59 AM

"Read for Pleasure" seems to be the key words here. They are constantly reading texts, FB updates, and online information; they're just not picking up books and reading stories. I, for one, think there will be long term negative consequences of shifting away from the "movies in our minds" that reading stories can spark. What I really love about the article, though, is what Jim Steyer of Common Sense Media has to say (no wonder he works for a company called Common Sense...)

“Kids with parents who read, who buy or take books out of the library for their kids, and who then set time aside in their kids’ daily schedule for reading, tend to read the most,” he says — whether it’s on a book, an e-book or some other gadget.

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U.S. children read, but not well or often: report

U.S. children read, but not well or often: report | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although American children still spend part of their days reading, they are spending less time doing it for pleasure than decades ago, with significant gaps in proficiency,
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What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal

What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

"In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace."


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 5, 2014 7:46 PM

A library media specialist was given the scope by her principal to push the envelope.

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 7, 2014 4:39 AM

"The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning" says principal Eric Sheninger

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 30, 2014 6:56 AM

Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace

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What Enhanced E-Books Can Do for Scholarly Authors

What Enhanced E-Books Can Do for Scholarly Authors | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
New tools can help disseminate work in art history, archaeology, and many other fields that have presented high hurdles for print publishing.

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How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future

How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
The literary genre isn’t meant to predict the future, but implausible ideas that fire inventors’ imaginations often, amazingly, come true

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 2, 2014 4:18 PM

Very interesting article and something I've thought about many times before. Every time I see someone out in public speaking out into thin air (but actually to another person through BlueTooth) I think of Star Trek and their communicators. (Now if we could only beam ourselves where we want to be instead of sitting in traffic...)

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 3, 2014 10:02 AM

41 resources for (school) media specialists on Makerspaces: updated version

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, May 4, 2014 10:33 AM

Makerspaces and libraries definitely seem like a good match.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, May 9, 2014 8:52 AM

Useful resources if you're thinking of having a makerspace in your library

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources

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Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different.

Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different. | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving. Snead’s multifloor stack systems can still be seen in many important libraries built in that era, for instance at Harvard, Columbia, the Vatican,...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 28, 2014 7:03 PM

Important to reflect on this statement from the article - "Libraries will only survive if the communities they serve want and need them to."

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 6, 2014 7:22 AM

I disagree with several parts of the article but do agree that libraries will remain as long as the communities that surround them want them. But then, who wouldn't want a library?

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Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? | TIME.com

Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? | TIME.com | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Digital books are lighter and more convenient to tote around than paper books, but there may be advantages to old technology.
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YA books on death: is young adult fiction becoming too dark?

YA books on death: is young adult fiction becoming too dark? | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Is young adult fiction morbidly obsessed with death? Or are books the perfect way for teens and YAs to explore issues and the questions they have? From John Green The Fault In Our Stars, to Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper, we discuss whether YAs should be reading books so wrapped up in dying
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Why the death of net neutrality would be a disaster for libraries

Why the death of net neutrality would be a disaster for libraries | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
A Q&A with Lynne Bradley, the director of government relations with the American Library Association's Washington office.
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Imagination: The Forgotten 21st Century Skill? | Scholastic.com

Imagination: The Forgotten 21st Century Skill? | Scholastic.com | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Creating time during the day to allow students to use their imaginations is important and easier than you think.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 12, 2014 8:22 PM

We are making education into something that is unimaginative. A key is teachers who use their imaginations and make that a visible demonstration for students.

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Children’s Books: Still an All-White World?

Children’s Books: Still an All-White World? | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Nancy Larrick’s landmark 1965 study on race and children’s books was supposed to have been a wake-up call. Not much has changed.
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What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal

What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

"In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace."


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 5, 2014 7:46 PM

A library media specialist was given the scope by her principal to push the envelope.

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 7, 2014 4:39 AM

"The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning" says principal Eric Sheninger

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 30, 2014 6:56 AM

Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace

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What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal

What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

"In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace."


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 5, 2014 7:46 PM

A library media specialist was given the scope by her principal to push the envelope.

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 7, 2014 4:39 AM

"The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning" says principal Eric Sheninger

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 30, 2014 6:56 AM

Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace

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Things That Keep Us Up at Night: The Future of the School Library

Things That Keep Us Up at Night: The Future of the School Library | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it

The library, as we once knew it, may no longer be relevant. School librarians, as we once knew them, may no longer be relevant. And, yet, this is undoubtedly the most exciting time in history to be a librarian.

The future of the school library as a relevant and viable institution is largely dependent on us and how quickly we respond to change.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:55 AM

Even though this article was published in 2009 it still has a sting in its tail. 

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How Libraries Are Working To Bridge The Cultural Divide

How Libraries Are Working To Bridge The Cultural Divide | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Unfortunately too often children in the United States are not exposed to print or digital materials that reflect themselves or their culture. This can have harmful effects on a child, as such an absence impacts self-esteem....
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LGBTQ & You: How to Support Your Students

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School librarians can provide pivotal support for LGBTQ teens by just being there.
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How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability

How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Forget the Shhhhhhh. School libraries are making noise these days, inspiring lifelong learning with innovative programs, high technology – and fun. In the process, they are re-establishing themselves as vital centers for schools and ...

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 27, 2014 1:07 AM

Resource Centres - Action centres full of loud learning with is paces for quietness and others for noisy endeavours.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 29, 2014 2:09 AM

"Today’s school librarians employ a variety of tools beyond books to educate kids. They use technology to engage students living in a tech-heavy world. They collaborate with teachers to support curriculum. They create “maker” spaces where students can work on arts and crafts projects. They maintain a flexible schedule, so kids can drop in when they wish. And they create a welcoming atmosphere that kids crave."

 
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 2014 10:43 AM

School libraries and the relationships, human and otherwise, are important in schools.

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The Apartheid of Children’s Literature

The Apartheid of Children’s Literature | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Too often today’s books are blind to the reality of thousands of children.
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Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl

Judge Rules for HarperCollins in Ebook Suit | PubCrawl | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
When Open Road Media published an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George’s 1973 Newbery Award–­winning Julie of the Wolves in 2011, it was business as usual for the company, which had secured rights from George prior to her death in 2012. But HarperCollins sued Open Road in 2011, saying that its 1971 contract superseded Open Road’s and gave it the exclusive right to license the ebook. On March 14, Publishers Lunch reported that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald had ruled in favor of Harper.
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