Monthly Archive for March, 2014

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Barbro Lindgren, born in 1937, is a Swedish author of innovative and multifaceted works for children of all ages. Her body of work includes picture books, poetry, plays, and books for young adults. Since her debut as an author in 1965, she has published over a hundred titles, and her […]

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Secondary school library/information course in India

The Central Board of Secondary Education, Govt. of India, has introduced “Library and Information Science” as an Academic Elective Subject in Senior Secondary Schools from the academic session 2014-’15 in classes XI-XII (Subject Code 079) on a pilot basis in some selected schools. One of the important aspects of this […]

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Multicultural children’s collections

Below are several ways of providing multicultural, multilingual collections to children and young people: 1. “Unite for Literacy” http://uniteforliteracy.com/ Their mission is as follows: “Book Abundance is Our Vision: We picture Book Abundance where all children have access to plenty of books that celebrate their cultures and honor their home […]

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Educators and Common Core standards

A new report released by the National Center for Literacy Education reveals that educators across the US feel ill-prepared to help their students achieve the new Common Core State Standards in literacy. The report, Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation, investigates the extent to which the professional expertise […]

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IASL Conference August 2014 in Moscow

Russian School Library Association (RUSLA) is happy to invite you to the 43rd Annual International Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL), incorporating the 18th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, to be held in Moscow, Russia on August 25 – 30, 2014. Registration will be open on […]

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ICT webinar

For the month of March Australia librarians have two hot topics that address the ICT general capabilities and curriculum inquiry skills. 12 March – Badge Your Way to ICT Competency 26 March – Mapping curriculum inquiry skills to a pedagogical framework The ICT general capabilities from the Australian Curriculum outline […]

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