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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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Japan Libraries News

The National Diet Library of Japan has recently published Newsletter Nr. 99, which focuses on library services for children and young adults.  Available at    https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ndl.go.jp%2Fen%2Fcdnlao%2Fnewsletter%2F099%2F991.html&data=04%7C01%7Clesley.farmer%40csulb.edu%7C93a172ce943540c2db0a08d9f774ab08%7Cd175679bacd34644be82af041982977a%7C0%7C0%7C637812902762781461%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=sJQRK8v3IfPyH5ITZwCwXdxB%2BWgQcAVk2VMpstFwBAI%3D&reserved=0

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Longitudinal Literacy Study

Dr. Stephen Krashen, international linguistics scholar, and his colleagues have completed the third phase of his longitudinal study of significant factors in children’s levels of literacy. Using the PIRLS test, he found that school libraries and their collections were the main contributing factor, and made up for some of the […]

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Children’s Literature for Indigenous Populations in Australia

The following free resources provide information about children’s literature relating to indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand:   Free data base of children’s books, provided by the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inv.  https://www.ncacl.org.au/resources/databases/welcome-to-the-aboriginal-and-or-torres-strait-islander-resource/ This data base is currently for primary (lower) school children, but the NCACL hopes to […]

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