Monthly Archive for January, 2014

Report on primary education access

A new UNESCO report suggests it’ll be more than 70 years before all children have access to primary school. Here is the link to the UNESCO report http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/efareport/reports/2013/ Here is a summary from the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25811704 – it will be a 70-year wait before some children will be able to attend […]

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International Book Giving Day February 14

Information about Book Giving Day Feb 14: http://www.thebookchook.com/2014/01/lets-celebrate-digital-learning-day-2014.html bookmark http://bookgivingday.com/2014/01/25/a-bookmark-for-potential-existing-bookworms/, bookplates http://bookgivingday.com/bookplates/, and http://bookgivingday.com/2014/01/19/a-promise/Thanks

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British study on pleasure readin impact

A study  carried out by the Centre for Logditudinal Studies, at the Institute of Education (one of the colleges of the University of London) supplies evidence that children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers.  Strong reading ability affected children’s scores in maths, […]

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ECIS 2014 Conference

ECIS Librarians 7th Triennial Conference 25 – 28th September 2014 • Waterloo, Belgium Share your expertise, ideas, information and knowledge with your colleagues. Please complete the following presenter’s form found at http://tinyurl.com/ecislibrary

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Astrid Lindgren Award timetable

March 25 Announcement of the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate (s) at the National Library of Sweden at 1:00 pm CET. The announcement is broadcast live on www.alma.se/en and streamed live to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy. March 27 A presentation of the laureate at the Swedish Institute […]

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Oman Information Literacy event

The Information Literacy Network of the Gulf, in partnership with Sultan Qaboos University (Oman), is offiering  a day of informational presentations on February 12th, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. A series of speakers will present on the practical implementation of a range of technology resources used to support research skills […]

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