Archive for the 'Education' Category

Standards for preparing literacy professionals

Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017 sets forth the criteria for developing and evaluating preparation programs for literacy professionals. Developed by literacy experts across the United States, the standards focus on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for effective educational practice in a specific role and highlight contemporary […]

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UNESCO Open Access modules

UNESCO’s Open Access Curriculum is Now Available The complete set of five Open Access (OA) modules for researchers and four OA modules for library schools is now available online. These curricula will soon be converted into self-directed e-learning tools, which will enable users to self-assess their knowledge on Open Access […]

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School libraries and multilingual education article

The CLELE (Children’s Literature in English Language Education)  Journal – http://clelejournal.org/journal-profile/ – has just published a very interesting paper, written by Stephen Krashen and Janice Bland, which promotes the need for school libraries in multilingual education.  http://clelejournal.org/category/current-issue/ and http://clelejournal.org/article-1-2/ .

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IF 2015 conference call for student papers

Students of Library and Information Science (LIS) are invited to take part in the upcoming 81st IFLA Congress, 15–21 August, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa <http://conference.ifla.org/> with a paper presentation. The Calls for Papers <http://conference.ifla.org/ifla81/calls-for-papers> have already started, but more will follow soon. The IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award <http://www.ifla.org/set/student-paper-award> […]

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ICT Professional Development for African academic librarians

Enhancing librarians’ ICT skills for research enablement in African universities: a Carnegie-funded CPD programme Applications are now open for the first intake of the Carnegie-funded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, which is aimed at enhancing ICT skills for research enablement in African universities. Academic librarians and LIS faculty in Ghana, […]

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New Library of Congress Literacy Awards

Applications Being Accepted for New Library of Congress Literacy Awards April 15 Is Deadline for Awards Totaling $250,000 Three prizes will be awarded annually: The David M. Rubenstein Prize ($150,000), for a groundbreaking or sustained record of advancement of literacy by any individual or entity worldwide; The American Prize ($50,000), […]

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