Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…
Surely the arguments about Wikipedia are well and truly over?
FREE, educational attractions at libraries, museums and galleries are booming in popularity as cash-strapped parents look for ways to keep kids entertained during the school holidays. Art and craft activities are a school holiday traditional.
"Escape's school holiday guide provides families with 100 activity ideas - many of them free - to make the most of the remaining summer break. Click the interactive"
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has produced a series of reports presenting new research on library services, trends in reading habits and patron needs in the digital age. This three-year research program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and informed by an advisory group, focus groups and surveys of library users, non-users, and librarians. The Pew research is rich in data that librarians can use to inform internal planning and support advocacy efforts. The Pew data is nationally representative, however many libraries are seeing examples of how the Pew findings reflect changes and trends in their own libraries. The foundation has developed the following advocacy toolkits (one kit for each report) that include materials librarians can customize and use in their own communities. The tools will help librarians effectively talk about the Pew data to stakeholders and share information about library services. For guidelines and best practices on how to use these tools, please reference the Resource Box below.
Advocacy toolkits developed with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
In school, TAFE and university libraries, it was Mem Fox's evergreen Possum Magic that dominated bookshelves in 2012-13, followed by Emily Rodda's Rowan of Rin and Marcia Vaughan's Wombat Stew. The tables are ...
Media report on the results of the Public Lending Rights and Education Lending Rights survey.
New draft guidelines in Western Australian schools to tackle homophobia Perth Now making sure homosexuality is a part of the school curriculum. * stocking library books with gay and lesbian characters.
Encourages 'stocking library books with gay and lesbian characters'
The West Australian Australia's history via a new lens The West Australian The result is a highly readable and compact yet wide-ranging work of reference ideal for school, public and domestic libraries as well as for the office.
'Volume 1 Indigenous and Colonial Australia takes the reader up to Federation in 1901. Here one finds chapters such as The past 50,000 years: an archaeological view by Peter Veth and Sue O'Conno'