Archive for the 'Reading Promotion' Category

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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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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Nigerian World Book Day Event

Nigerian School Library Association In Conjunction with The Department of School Library and Media Technology invite you to a Symposium on *World Book Day* Theme:  You are a Reader Time: Mar 3, 2022 12:00 PM Africa/Lagos Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/91799129566?pwd=RDd2MHMvR3IyOGN6S29qS1VSRU52dz09 Meeting ID: 917 9912 9566Passcode: TAMinfo

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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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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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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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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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