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Literacy Leaders Book

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders Keys to School Improvement Second Edition. Guilford Press, 2020. Edited by Allison Swan Dagen and Rita M. Bean 25% off with a special ILA member discount: $40.00, $30.00 GET IT HERE  ►  This authoritative text and practitioner resource has now been extensively revised and expanded with […]

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Research on School Librarians’ Impact on Literacy

Margaret Merga has three articles published on the impact of school librarians on students’ literacy: Merga, M. K. (2019). School libraries fostering children’s literacy and literature learning: mitigating the barriers. Literacy. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331950946_School_libraries_fostering_children%27s_literacy_and_literature_learning_mitigating_the_barriers Merga, M. K. (2019). How do librarians in schools support struggling readers?. English in Education, 53(2), 145-160. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/04250494.2018.1558030 […]

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Library of Congress Literacy Awards Call

We are pleased to share with you the call for applications for the 2020 U.S. Library of Congress (LOC) Literacy Awards. Applications will be accepted for the 2020 Library of Congress Literacy Awards beginning January 13, and the deadline for applications is March 6. There are 3 separate awards: The […]

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Are Linguists Irreplaceable as Agents in Preserving Culture and History?

In the beginning there was the word. Before the word, the world was formless and void. By letting there be light, a distinction was made between this and that. This distinction is what separates us from the less linguistically gifted. Here we will talk about how the profession of linguists and translators has shaped and […]

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IFLA Toolkit for Library Engagement in Literacy and Reading Strategies

IFLA Toolkit for Library Engagement in Literacy and Reading Strategies Discovering the Content of a Library Gift Package for Young Parents at Masaryk Public Library Vsetín, Michal Kovác, CC BY 4.0, https://bit.ly/2KRJSiR IFLA’s new toolkit aims to help library associations, institutions and individual library and information workers to advocate for […]

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English teachers’ reading position statement

The U.S. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has created a new *position statement* <http://www2.ncte.org/statement/independent-reading/> regarding independent reading. Here’s a great quote from their statement: *It is imperative that students develop reading stamina—the ability to sustain mental effort without scaffolds or adult support—that allows them to comprehend increasingly complex […]

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International Children’s Day

Here is a blog from IFLA for International Children’s Day :  https://blogs.ifla.org/lpa/2019/11/20/school-libraries-deliver-on-the-rights-of-the-child/

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