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American Library Association Conference: Focus on Literacy and Reading

This year, the American Library Association (ALA) held their annual conference virtually. While it limited networking, it also enabled more people to attend (because of cost, travel expenses, time). Furthermore, several sessions were available online on demand, so one could potentially attend more sessions than if attending physically. I was […]

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Center for Children’s Books Webinars

A crossroads for critical inquiry, professional training, and educational outreach, the Center for Children’s Books (CCB) at the iSchool at Illinois is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. In its dual role as research collection and educational community, the Center has a national impact on the future of reading and readers. […]

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Libraries, Literacy and Equity

Please see the invite and link to Libraries, Literacy,  and Equity: A Virtual Conversation on 2/25 at 11 ET with Dr. Hayden and Tracie Hall, Director of ALA.  Feel free to forward the link to others. Everyone can register at this link. Also feel free to share the virtual invitation, which you can find here.

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World Read Aloud Day

Read how Helena, Montana schools have launched different campaigns and activities to encourage reading – at https://www.ktvh.com/news/helena-public-schools-begin-campaigns-with-world-read-aloud-day

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African-American Read-In

The 2021 National African American Read-In (AARI) begins on February 1. AARI is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. Although most participants won’t […]

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Library of Congress National Book Festival

See the latest authors and books at the free Library of Congress National Book Festival, celebrated September 25-27 online at http://loc.gov/bookfest

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International Literacy Day Summit Results

On International Literacy Day (ILD), 8 September 2020, experts from around the globe contributed to a UNESCO webinar on how literacy teaching and learning can be realized in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. The pandemic revealed the unpreparedness of education systems, infrastructure, educators and learners for distance learning, and the […]

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