December 14, 2017

California: Fewer Schools Keep Librarians on Staff

Unfortunately, we don’t think these stats will come as a big surprise to many. However, that doesn’t mean it this sad trend needs to continue. If there was ever a need for a clear and well executed marketing plan in the library community this is it. It’s sad that it needs to happen in the […]

University of North Carolina: Digitized 1841 Diary Captures UNC Student Life

From the UNC Library News: A ‘possum hunt, a thwarted visit to a “harlot,” and a fight between students armed with sticks and pistols may not mark the typical senior year of a Carolina undergraduate. All were episodes, however, in the student life of James L. Dusenbery, who graduated from UNC in 1842. Now a […]

National Archives (U.S.) Releases Introductory Video to DocsTeach

DocsTeach is targeted at K-12 students and educators. Direct to the 2:42 Video (via YouTube) Watch this tutorial for an introduction to DocsTeach.org, where educators can find and create interactive learning activities with primary source documents that promote historical thinking skills. Direct to the DocsTeach Web Site Learn More About DocsTeach.

NY Times: "For Their Children, Many E-Book Fans Insist on Paper" & "Read Me an E-Book Story?" (via WSJ)

From the NY Times Article: Print books may be under siege from the rise of e-books, but they have a tenacious hold on a particular group: children and toddlers. Their parents are insisting this next generation of readers spend their early years with old-fashioned books. [Clip] As the adult book world turns digital at a […]

Full Text Book: Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers

Their is NO charge to download the full text of the following book. Title: Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers Authors: Carolyn Wilson, Alton Grizzle, Ramon Tuazon, Kwame Akyempong, and Chi-Kim Cheung Publisher: UNESCO Year: 2011 192 Pages (PDF) 978-92-3-104198-3 ISBN Direct to Full Text (PDF) From the UNESCO Web Site: It [the book] […]

National Competition Selects 12 Libraries and Museums to Build Innovative Learning Labs for Teens

From IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) and MacArthur Foundation: Today, the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the first 12 winners of a national competition to build 21st Century learning labs in museums and libraries around the country. The winners—four museums and […]

Workplace Learning Annotated Bibliography

Workplace Learning Annotated Bibliography (PDF) You might be asking yourself “Why an annotated bibliography on Workplace Learning and why now?” And that’s a fine question to ask! So much has changed just in the last 10 years in the area of what we know and understand about how people learn and how it applies in […]

NYPL, NYC Schools Form Partnership for Delivery of Books Directly to Classrooms

From the Associated Press: A partnership between the New York Public Library and the city’s public school system will for the first time allow teachers to borrow books online and have them delivered directly to classrooms. The Wall Street Journal reports that teachers at more than 50 schools will be able to borrow up to […]

Educational Resources: PBS LearningMedia to Offer Schools Initial Access to U.S. Department of Education’s Learning Registry

From PBS: In a move that brings vast digital educational resources together for teachers to use in the classroom, content shared through the U.S. Department of Education’s Learning Registry will be accessible for free through PBS LearningMedia.  An expansive collection of resources, including photos, video, and audio files from federal organizations like NASA, the Library […]

Reference: New Statistical Report: The 2011 Global Education Digest Now Online

Published by UNESCO. From UN Pulse: The 2011 Global Education Digest, released today by the Institute for Statistics of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), says there are only enough seats for 36 per cent of children who want to enrol in secondary education in sub-Saharan Africa. The report notes that the global […]