Monthly Archive for November, 2013

Pleasure Reading Survey

The National Reading Campaign recently commissioned a study by Environics Research Group to gather benchmark data about the pleasure reading habits of Canadians. Based on a nationally representative sample of 1,001 Canadians, the survey results revealed a population of passionate readers still very engaged with traditional reading platforms, and a […]

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Book on German school libraries

Gunter Schlamp shares: “After more than two decades of advocating school libraries in Germany – an especially hard nut to crack -, I published a book about school libraries. It begins with a small chapter that describes how I, as a teacher, learned to appreciate school libraries and organized some […]

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Library of Congress Literacy Awards Event

The Library of Congress: imposing any day as it faces the Capitol. But especially impressive on November 4, 2013, when I entered its Jefferson Building to celebrate the literacy awards being recognized that day. 2013 is a special year for several reasons, but in particular, it is the year that […]

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Media education report

Here is a link to an interesting, recently published report on Media Education in the Netherlands, U.K., Sweden and Finland. http://www.mediawijzer.net/wp-content/uploads/rapport_media_onderwijs_EU.pdf

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International copyright issues

Ahead of the plenary meeting of Licences for Europe that will be held this afternoon in Brussels, EBLIDA calls on the European Commission to open in-depth discussions on copyright reform as the Licences for Europe process fails to address key concerns of libraries and their users. Please find the full […]

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Philippines disaster

Here is information from a FAIFE member in the Philippines, noting the link to their website http://plai.org.ph/index.php/news/28-news/23-call-action Those colleagues who wanted to help and donate will be deposited under the name of PHILIPPINE LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION, INC. (PLAI), 3/F PLAI Office, c/o The National Library of the Philippines, T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, […]

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2013 Australian School Library Survey

The report of the 2013 Australian School Library Survey can be found at the following link: http://www.softlinkint.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2013/10/2013-survey-draft-report-101713.pdf This report contains some interesting and important information but please note that it has been conducted by a commercial company.  (note contributed by Helen Boelens)

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