Monthly Archive for August, 2012

Korea hosts youth services international symposium

Korea’s National Library for Children and Young Adults (NLCY) is inviting a dozen international and Korean speakers to present papers for an international symposium on library services for children and YAs. The symposium will feature various sessions, presented in English, on key topics: – Introducing reading promotion programs for toddlers, […]

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Libraries for Literacy: session at annual conference

The Literacy and Reading Section of IFLA is holding a sesson, Libraries for Literacy: Linking generations, Empowering communities, on  Monday 13 August, 16.00- 18.00, Session Room 4, as part of the World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland, 11-17 August 2012. The programme is as follows: Lifelong reading Keynote speaker: BARBRO […]

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New research studies by Institute for Research on Reading and Media

The Institute for Research on Reading and Media has published three new studies on reading. Potential of E-Readers in the Promotion of Reading: Study Summary With the use of e-readers, reading becomes more appealing for children and teenagers. This is one of the major findings of a study conducted in […]

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New US Board on Books title

Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children’s Books This is the fourth volume sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People, following Children’s Books from Other Countries (1998), The World Through Children’s Books (2002), and Crossing Boundaries (2006). This latest volume, edited by Linda M. Pavonetti, […]

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Project Information Literacy seeks volunteers

Project Information Literacy is seeking further volunteer colleges and universities with calls to participate in forthcoming PIL research studies. In autumn they will begin “a year-long investigation of first-time freshmen in US colleges and universities” I think you have to be located in the USA. The PIL project does the […]

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