Library and Information Week will be held from 20 - 26 May 2012 and the 2012 theme is Think Outside the Book. Special days that week: Tuesday 22 May National Library Technicians Day Wednesday 23 May National Simultaneous Storytime Thursday 24 May Libraries celebrate Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea
Enjoy reading: Ebooks The New Normal- Second Annual Survey of ebook penetration and use in US K-12 school libraries. 2011 Wheelers ePlatform offers one option for school libraries in Australia: ePlatform in a nutshell An ePlatform is a secure library...
The little start-up from Melbourne, Australia, Booki.sh is joining the rapidly growing Cleveland-based OverDrive, the leading distributor of ebooks and digital audiobooks to libraries. [by Dan Tonkery]
uilding upon a process- and context-oriented information quality framework, this paper by Urs Gasser, Sandra Cortesi, Momin Malik and Ashley Lee, seeks to map and explore what we know about the ways in which young users age 18 and under search for information online, how they evaluate information, and how their related practices of content creation, levels of new literacies, general digital media usage, and social patterns affect these activities.
Important dates for your diaries! Monday, 12th March ISLA Networking afternoon at 4pm, Dapto High where OASIS will be discussed, so bring your tricky questions. Thursday, 22nd March PL Day at The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft.
The two day conference will bring Victorian educators together to help each other to strengthen their strategies for a good start to implementing the Australian Curriculum. It will give the participating teachers an opportunity to broaden their understanding of the AUSVELS which is the current VELS curriculum replaced by the respective Australian Curriculum Content Descriptions and Achievement Standards.
Thursday 8 March 2012: The ninth annual A Night With Our Stars (aka ANWOS) at WestBooks. 20 speakers (all WA authors and/or illustrators) have 3 minutes to speed-talk about their children’s books published in 2011. Meet authors! Meet illustrators! Buy books! Get them personally signed by the creators!
Have you ever borrowed a book from a public library or school library? Are you a taxpayer? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, and you reside in Australia*, then you may be interested to know about the ...
"Most librarians are educators in one sense or another, even when the role is not explicit. The best teachers learn from others and learn by doing. This is a good rule for improving at virtually anything: Seeking inspiration and accepting criticism makes your work richer and more well rounded."
The Join a reading adventure! rap is now live from http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/raps This rap supports the National Year of Reading 2012. There are activities that suit English K-10 and PDHPE 3-6. Have a look. Join us and enjoy!
Just this weekend I’ve finished writing a lead article for my SLANZA friends in NZ for their Collected Magazine. School librarians everywhere are interested in the same things, so I was pleasee to be able to contribute to an issue focused on Content Curation.
Edmodo hopes to make the move from "app" to "platform," with the opening today of its API to third-party Web developers.
At launch, Edmodo boasts some 35 partners who have already developed apps for the new platform -- these include Mathalicious, Late Nite Labs, Desmos, BrainNook, Aviary and (30) others. Using the Edmodo API, these companies can now connect their own apps to the Edmodo social network, meaning that they can tap into Edmodo's badge functionality, feeds, assignments, grade book and so on. These apps are integrated with Edmodo, in terms of single sign-on, analytics, and -- and this is key for both Edmodo users and app developers -- roles (that is, who's a teacher, who's a student, what grade is the student, who's a parent, who's a principal and so on).
"As a teacher... I had not really considered the ‘teacher’ in the teacher librarian; a uniquely qualified and skilled person in the school to enrich and improve student learning. I have now realised that the role has to be school and learning focused, rather than library focused."
Exhibition at State Library of Queensland until 4 Mar 2012. Created by State Library of Victoria, Look! features original artworks, sketches and drawings by more than 40 of Australia’s most talented illustrators, including Shaun Tan, Graeme Base, Bob Graham, Lucia Masciullo, Stella Danalis, Gregory Rodgers, Leigh Hobbs and Terry Denton.