Monthly Archive for October, 2013

Finnish Joy of Reading

One of the poster  at the  October 2013 European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) in Istanbul focused on the “Joy of Literacy” program in Finland (part of the Finnish “Joy of Reading” program.  Helen Boelens noted the following recent publication, which  is related to the poster session, may be of interest, […]

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Irish reviewer’s list of best children’s books

The Irish Times book reviewer lists favorite Irish children’s books and his favorite children’s books reviewed over the last 25 years. http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/the-book-reviewer-s-favourite-books-for-children-1.1562810 http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/my-favourites-from-around-the-world-from-25-years-of-reviewing-children-s-books-1.1562818  

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Library impact in New Zealand, Ghana, and Namibia

This article from LIANZA in New Zealand reminds readers of the importance of libraries by likening them to essential services, “like roads, health care and education.” The article conveys the ways in which libraries contribute to the economy and the fabric of society. This could perhaps be used as a […]

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Middle East Book Awards

Here are the winners of the 2013 Middle East Book Awards. Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies 1. Picture Book Category: The winner is: Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books, by Karen Leggett Abouraya (author) and Susan L. Roth (illustrator) (Dial) Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books, by Karen […]

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Manitoba School Library Day

The Manitoba Government Proclaims October 28, 2013 as Manitoba School Library Day: “School libraries in Manitoba function as information-rich centres supporting inquiry and research in schools. They are active learning centres that provide instruction and access to a wide range of resources locally and globally. School libraries also foster student […]

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Library 2.013 Free Virtual Conference

The dates are set for the Library 2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The third annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for October 18-19, 2013. The conference will once again be held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones. Everyone is invited to participate in […]

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