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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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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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Learning Environment and Resources Report

The following report is a research-based position paper about the importance of a supportive learning environment with high quality resources. The report states:”All educators .. have a responsible to ensure responsiveness within instruction, books, assessments, and digital spaces for all students.” International Literacy Association. (2019). Right to Supportive Learning Environments […]

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National Book Awards 2019

The National Book Foundation has announced its book award finalists for 2019. In the young people’s literature, the finalists include: Pet (A. Emezi), Look Both Ways (J. Reynolds), Patron Saints of Nothing (R. Ribay), Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All (L. Ruby). Finalists in four other categories have also been […]

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Book for Families on Making Reading Fun

Pamela Paul and Maria Russo have written a new book How to Raise a Reader by Workman Publishing: a practical guide for parents and other adults who interact with young people. It emphasizes reading as a pleasurable activity. The authors address each developmental age in their many tips,and  the last […]

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Prison Libraries and Lifelong Learning

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) published this week the first UNESCO publication on prison libraries, highlighting their contribution to the personal development and education of incarcerated adults and young people.   Books beyond bars: The transformative potential of prison libraries, written by Lisa Krolak, UIL’s Chief Librarian, will […]

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