Monthly Archive for February, 2014

Text-to-speech programs

There are a growing number of online tools to support students in need of literacy support. The Bright Ideas blog from the School Libraries Association of Victoria (SLAV) and the State Library of Victoria (SLV) has published an interesting article in new series from Catherine Hainstock which talks about how text-to-speech programs […]

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IASL 2014 conference

IASL CONFERENCE 2014 The 2014 International Association of School Librarianship conference and Research Forum will be held in Moscow, Russia from 25 – 30 August, 2014.   The call for papers for the 43rd Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, incorporating the 18th International Forum on Research […]

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Gryphon Award

Battle Bunny, written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Mac Barnett, and published by Simon & Schuster, is the winner of the 2014 Gryphon Award for Children’s Literature. The Gryphon Award, which includes a $1,000 prize, is given annually by the Center for Children’s Books at the Graduate School of […]

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Creative ICT use in public libraries

See what is happening in Kenya – and in some other places – by seeing the winners of the EIFL-PLIP innovation awards for creative ICT use in public libraries, some of which is benefiting schools especially the project in Kenya – http://www.eifl.net/eifl-plip-innovation-award/award-6-winners#Kenya.

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Open Knowledge Repository

The World Bank has relaunched of its open access repository “Open Knowledge Repository – OKR” with a new, cutting-edge mobile friendly interface as well as a few additional enhancements. Please find below a copy of the announcement also available here: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/01/23/open-knowledge-repository-introduces-mobile-friendly-design The most significant aspect of the announcement is that […]

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Library of Congress Literacy Awards

Dear Friends of Literacy, Books, and Reading, The Library of Congress Center for the Book is pleased to announce that the 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program is now accepting applications. Through the generosity of David M. Rubenstein, the Literacy Awards honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to […]

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