Monthly Archive for October, 2013

Finnish Joy of Reading

One of the poster  at the  October 2013 European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in Istanbul focused on the “Joy of Literacy” program in Finland (part of the Finnish “Joy of Reading” program.  Helen Boelens noted the following recent publication, which  is related to the poster session, may be of interest, […]

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Library impact in Ghana, Namibia, and New Zealand

This article from LIANZA in New Zealand reminds readers of the importance of libraries by likening them to essential services, “like roads, health care and education.” The article conveys the ways in which libraries contribute to the economy and the fabric of society. This could perhaps be used as a […]

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Irish Times lists favorite children’s books

The Irish Times book reviewer lists favorite Irish children’s books and his favorite children’s books reviewed over the last 25 years. http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/the-book-reviewer-s-favourite-books-for-children-1.1562810 http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/my-favourites-from-around-the-world-from-25-years-of-reviewing-children-s-books-1.1562818

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Middle East Book Awards

Here are the winners of the 2013 Middle East Book Awards. Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies   1. Picture Book Category: The winner is: Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books, by Karen Leggett Abouraya (author) and Susan L. Roth (illustrator) (Dial) Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books, by […]

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L’Urgence de Lire

Les 11 et 12 octobre derniers, BSF organisait le colloque international sur «L’Urgence de Lire» à la Maison de l’Amérique, retransmis en direct sur le site urgencedelire.fr, et présentait l’Ideas Box. En présence de plus de 200 personnes, une quarantaine d’intervenants de qualité, spécialistes de l’urgence, de l’information et des […]

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Manitoba School Library Day

The Manitoba Government Proclaims October 28, 2013 as Manitoba School Library Day: “School libraries in Manitoba function as information-rich centres supporting inquiry and research in schools. They are active learning centres that provide instruction and access to a wide range of resources locally and globally. School libraries also foster student […]

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New York Public Library’s Top Children’s Books

The children’s librarians at The New York Public Library have made a list of 100 Great Children’s Books – Great stories never grow old.  These 100 inspiring tales have thrilled generations of children and their parents—and are still flying off the library’s our shelves. So use this list and your […]

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