Monthly Archive for March, 2014

IFLA/IASL Joint Committee Report

The Standing Committee of the IFLA School Libraries Section is holding its annual mid term meeting in London, UK April 7-8, 2014 at the Bloomsbury headquarters of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals). The focus of the meeting will be work on the revision of the 2002 IFLA/UNESCO […]

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Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Barbro Lindgren, born in 1937, is a Swedish author of innovative and multifaceted works for children of all ages. Her body of work includes picture books, poetry, plays, and books for young adults. Since her debut as an author in 1965, she has published over a hundred titles, and her […]

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Multicultural children’s collections

Below are several ways of providing multicultural, multilingual collections to children and young people: 1. “Unite for Literacy” http://uniteforliteracy.com/ Their mission is as follows: “Book Abundance is Our Vision: We picture Book Abundance where all children have access to plenty of books that celebrate their cultures and honor their home […]

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Teachers and Common Core on Literacy

A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education reveals that educators across the US feel ill-prepared to help their students achieve the new Common Core State Standards in literacy. The report, Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation, investigates the extent to which the professional expertise […]

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UNESCO global education inequities report

According to a report by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), titled Education for All Global Monitoring Report, over 15 million young girls out of school are never expected to enroll for classes. These figures have stirred a number of concerns over gender imbalance in global education, as […]

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Qatar Information Literacy Network meeting

The next meeting of the Qatar chapter of the Information Literacy Network of the Gulf will be held March 20 from 12:30-1:30 at the Museum of Islamic Art Library.  Their organization has seen some recent successes, particularly their instructional workshops in Qatar and Muscat, Oman, at which they shared their […]

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UNESCO literacy policy briefs

Two new policy publications from UNESCO: UIL Policy Brief 3 Gender equality matters: Empowering women through literacy programmes, offers research-informed analysis and action-oriented recommendations for local and national governments, providers of literacy programmes and educators on how to reduce the gender gap in adult literacy.  UIL Policy Brief 4 Community […]

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