Author Archive for Editor

New Reference Services/Sources Book

Dr. Farmer’s newest book is now available: Reference and Information Sources and Services for Children and Young Adults (Rowman & Littlefield). See https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538163184/Reference-and-Information-Sources-and-Services-for-Children-and-Young-Adults

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Print and Reading Study

Teenagers who say they most often read paper books scored higher on reading tests than their peers who rarely or never read, according to a study of students in about 30 countries by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Findings showed that students who read physical books also outpaced […]

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Australian students’ reading habits

This study examined Australian students’ reading habits: https://www.teachermagazine.com/au_en/articles/infographic-student-enjoyment-of-reading  

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International Literacy Association Report about School Librarians

The International Literacy Association published a new report about the leadership of school librarians, which may be access at https://www.literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/where-we-stand/the-essential-leadership-of-school-librarians.pdf?sfvrsn=f80c5216_6&fbclid=IwAR1BakLc6z83Q4PUXkHTsufjc9OAPym4BxY6nxXMKOSDHhbUWp3Ba9-6-z4

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Italian School Library Guidebook

Luisa Marquardt says: Last year, wearing my multiples hats (AIB, IFLA, IASL etc.), I had the opportunity and honor to serve the “Forum del Libro” (i.e., Book Forum) and “Save the Children” NGO in a National project called “Futuro Prossimo” (Next future), focusing on reading as a means to combating […]

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Webinar celebrates indigenous writing for children

IBBY Canada and Storylines/IBBY New Zealand have combined to present a 2 hour session this Saturday from 12 noon to 2 pm. This event will celebrate indigenous writing for children and includes a conversation between Ben Brown and Jo-Ann Saddleback a Canadian elder. This event will also feature Gavin Bishop, […]

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Information Literacy Book

Librarians know that information literacy is much more complex and nuanced than the basic library research skill that it’s often portrayed as; in fact, as outlined by the ACRL Framework, research is a contextual activity. But the settings in which we teach often constrain our ability to take a more […]

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