Monthly Archive for June, 2014

UK children’s literature awards

Grim, honest stories prevailed to win the 2014 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals on June 23. Caldecott-winning Jon Klassen’s This Is Not My Hat (Candlewick, 2013; Walker Books in the UK) and Kevin Brooks’s The Bunker Diary (Puffin UK, 2013) took top honors in the UK’s longest running and […]

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Early literacy tool in public libraries

Today, ABCMouse launched a nationwide initiative to connect early education technology to kids around the country who do not have access to a computer at home. ABCMouse.com officially launched their Free to Libraries initiative which will bring their award winning curriculum free to the 16,000 public libraries in the United […]

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International Copyright Negotiations

Copyright negotiations commence once more in Geneva, Switzerland next week at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), where a proposed international framework supporting copyright exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives is likely to be the subject of intense discussion among Member States. The 28th meeting of the WIPO Standing […]

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Draft ACRL Information Literacy Framework

Members of ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force<http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/taskforces/acr-tfilcshe> have been working diligently to revise the draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education<http://acrl.ala.org/ilstandards/>. They’ve been reviewing all the community feedback to the February 20 and April 4 drafts and are working to improve and expand the […]

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Lindgren Award Celebration

Author Barbro Lindgren accepted the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award on Monday evening before a crowded audience in the Stockholm Concert Hall. H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria presented the award, and Minister for Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth hailed Lindgren for her literary achievements: – Barbro Lindgren is a brave and innovative […]

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